Articles from the May 25, 2017 edition

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 By Al Stover    Photos    May 25, 2017

MLHS Digital Art Show

Medical Lake High School students enrolled in the digital design and visual communication design classes presented their artwork and portfolios at the annual digital art show, May 17. Works were done... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    Photos    May 25, 2017

Best of Baseball

The Cheney High baseball team's 2017 season came to an end, May 20 in the second round of the 2A state playoffs where they lost to the Ellensburg Bulldogs. The Blackhawks had rocky regular season... Full story

 

SR 904 open house planned

With a major repaving of State Route 904 through Cheney slated to begin in late June, state Department of Transportation officials hope to answer questions and allay residents concerns at a project...

 

Memorial Day observance to continue

Cheney's annual Memorial Day observances are under new management, and for the most part, are taking place as they have in the past. For years, the Cheney Cemetery Association organized and sponsored...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 25, 2017

AH pumping out contaminated water

Airway Heights continues to make progress on reducing its recent water contamination issues. On May 16, the city announced that two of its wells tested over 70 parts per trillion for contamination by...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 25, 2017

Medical Lake water tests OK

Medical Lake’s water is safe to drink. That’s according to City Administrator Doug Ross, who informed City Council at its May 16 meeting that their wells tested as non-detect levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and/or Perfluorooctanoic...

 

Memorial Day deadlines

The Cheney Free Press will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Deadlines for the submittals for the June 1 issue have changed. Legals and classified ads must be submitted to the office by 11 a.m. Friday, May 26. All...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 25, 2017

Head-on collision blocks Medical Lake Four Lakes

Units from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane County Fire District 3 and American Medical Response responded to a serious, two-car head-on collision at approximately the 14500 block of...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 25, 2017

AH committee selects ALSC/Lydig as complex's design build team

The design-build team for Airway Heights’ recreation complex has been selected. In a May 22 interview, J.C. Kennedy, parks, recreation and community services director said, the selection committee chose ALSC Architects and Lydig Construction as...

 

News Briefs

Fatal crash in south Spokane County claims 19-year-old A 19-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident early May 17 in south Spokane County. According to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release, at approximately 7:40...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 25, 2017

Fairchild officials update residents on water issue

Officials from Fairchild Air Force Base, city of Airway Heights, Washington state Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency were on hand to provide information and answer questions from residents regarding the water issue...

 

Cheney releases summer food program schedule

The Cheney School District No. 360 announces sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Meals will be served at the following locations,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 25, 2017

Books for Sunset students

Cheney Federal Credit Union's chief operations officer, Lynn Mount, helps Sunset Elementary student Owen McLaughlin shop for a book. Cheney Federal Credit Union sponsored McLaughlin and other...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 25, 2017

Medical Lake High School hosts annual digital art show

The Medical Lake High School main lobby was filled with a plethora of artwork on May 17. The high school hosted its annual digital art show that featured work from students in instructor Don Parr's...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    May 25, 2017

Victoria Simboli wins Eagles' Nest Business Pitch Competition

Eastern Washington University hosted its first Eagles’ Nest Business Pitch Competition finale on May 18. The idea behind the final round of competition came from the hit television show “Shark Tank” and featured six successful local business...

 

Cheney High School sending five to Girls' State in June

Five Cheney High School students will be attending the annual Evergreen Girls' State conference, June 11-17, in Ellensburg. The conference is held on the campus of Central Washington University....

 

Shamus's Sandwiches to open in former Buckhorn

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The former Buckhorn Inn in Airway Heights will reopen soon with a new name. Shawn Reilly from Spokane, along with partner in the building, Cheney's Steve Emtman,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 25, 2017

Basin Feed and Supply moves into former Del's

Unlike some other business frontage that has sat vacant for long periods of time in Cheney, the former Del's Feed and Farm Supply, which closed in April, will soon be back operating. Basin Feed and...

 

We'd love to hear your AMX/Harman story

With the pending closure of longtime Cheney business, AMX/Harman, nearly 90 employees will lose their jobs. City of Cheney officials were informed in a letter received March 2 that the electronics manufacturer would be closing its manufacturing...

 

West Plains residents make EWU winter dean's list

Note: This is a continuation of the EWU dean’s list that was printed in the May 18 issue of the Cheney Free Press. The following West Plains residents made Eastern Washington University’s dean’s list for the 2016-17 winter quarter. Cheney —...

 

Cooler heads should prevail in AH water crisis

By now the West Plains — and probably all of Spokane County — knows the situation with Airway Heights’ water system. On May 16, city officials announced that two of its wells tested above Environmental Protection Agency lifetime health...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Memorial Day should serve as recommitment

Monday is Memorial Day, a day marked in many ways. There will be barbecues, picnics and other activities. If the weather is nice, some will head to the lake to get a start on summer, go for long hikes or work in their yard. There will be memorial ser...

 

Many made Cheney's Mayfest a success

A big thank you to those on the committee who worked so hard throughout the year to make Cheney Mayfest a success. Although Mother Nature only partially cooperated in giving us May-type weather — it could have been warmer — everyone pushed on to...

 

Donation of flowers brightened neighbor's day

When I stopped by the Cheney library on Saturday shortly before closing, I was greeted by a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers sitting on top of the big litter can out front. There was a note with them from Jeffry, asking that someone give them a home,...

 

Callaway family thanks community for support

The family of Joyce Callaway would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support following our mother’s passing. We especially would like to thank the members of St. Anne Catholic Church for their wonderful help and sympathy, and her...

 

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