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Articles from the July 25, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 25, 2013

Cheney receives block grant funding

Cheney City Council members unanimously approved the receipt of money for one street project, the awarding of a contract for another and filling out an application for future work at the regular bi-monthly meeting July 23. The council accepted a $98,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 25, 2013

Pure breakaway

Nike Pure Gold’s Dillyn Reeder (3) looks inside to pass to a teammate as Trae Babcock (2), Seradin Rodriguez (10), and coach Wayne Reeder look on during action last weekend in the 130-team Cheney...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    July 25, 2013

Eliminating middle men

The Medical Lake City Council is considering a change in how it handles garbage billing, which should facilitate customer service if passed. Currently, City Hall handles garbage billing for Medical Lake, based on information Sunshine Disposal sends...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 25, 2013

Cheney Faith Center to erect new church building

What began as an expansion to accommodate a growing congregation has now turned into a new building for the Cheney Faith Center. The city Community Development Department originally approved a 4,278 square foot expansion back in January, a...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    July 25, 2013

Twenty-four hour serve and volley

Medical Lake High School tennis players teach some basic skills of the sport to youngsters during the annual 24-hour Tennis-a-thon July 17-18 at the high school tennis courts on Lefevre...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    July 25, 2013

Legislature funding should start Airway Heights density reduction

The city of Airway Heights received some welcome news earlier this month regarding property that encroaches on Fairchild Air Force Base. The state Legislature approved $2.7 million in funding to purchase land in Accident Potential Zone II, which...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    July 25, 2013

School board adopts budget with increased revenues, expenses

Cheney School District board directors unanimously adopted a 2013-2014 budget at their July 17 meeting, a budget reflecting increases in revenues, expenses and enrollment and made more challenging by the inability of the state Legislature to pass...

 
 Education    July 25, 2013

EWU names student trustee for 2013-14

Eastern Washington University senior Michael O’ Donnell will serve as the student member on the EWU board of trustees for the 2013-14 academic year. O’Donnell, who is set to graduate next June, was appointed to the eight-member board by Gov. Jay...

 
 Education    July 25, 2013

CHS students recognized for skills in national competition

Cheney High School 2013 graduates Jessica Leong and Devonna Hoskins recently participated in STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    July 25, 2013

Board approves all-day kindergarten

All-day kindergarten is coming to the Medical Lake School District this year, although it took some effort to make it become a reality. After several years, the district’s revenue level is projected to be back where it was in the 2007-08 school...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Education    July 25, 2013

Spencer applies finish to SHC Woodworking Co.

Richard Spencer is used to putting things back together. Since 1989, the Shadle Park graduate has been putting his woodworking talents on display building furniture, cabinetry and performing repairs and modifications, which eventually led to a...

 
 Education    July 25, 2013

Washington state boating laws will change July 28

The State Parks Commission, along with its Boating Safety Council, NW Marine Trade Association, Recreational Boating Association of WA, and Seattle Children’s, and other boating leaders have worked to amend the law to make boating safer in Washingt...

 
 Neighborhood    July 25, 2013

West Plains Briefs

Feed Cheney is July 29 Feed Cheney will take place in Veterans Memorial Park across the street from the Wren Pierson Community Center on July 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cheney United Methodist Church will provide the free brown bag suppers for those...

 
 Opinion    July 25, 2013

Medical Lake faces a tough decision on fireworks

The debate over fireworks took center stage in Medical Lake last week The City Council had varying concerns regarding the use of M-80s, which produce an incredibly loud bang without any real “fireworks” quality, and people coming in from outside...

 
 Opinion    July 25, 2013

Column on Zimmerman trial had a good take on modern stereotypes

Thank you for your well-balanced column on the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case. I agree that there are many facets to this case, which include “stereotyping,” which we as Americans (along with most humans) practice. Zimmerman no doubt stereo...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    July 25, 2013

Fifty years later, Paul McCartney rocks the house

The skinny-legged jeans could have belonged to anyone. The black boots and the hairdo to any tribute artist. But the voice that finally sang the first words of “Eight Days a Week,” was definitely an original – Sir Paul McCartney. Playing...

 
 By Froma Harrop    Opinion    July 25, 2013

Straying politicians' five shades of gray

Much has been written about adulterous politicians and the public’s apparent willingness to look past their infidelity. This lumps very different kinds of cheating into one neat sin, equally applicable to all sneaks. But just as “theft” covers...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    July 25, 2013

It's time to see if 'Airway's Got Talent'

The lights are on, and the stage is almost set, offering a chance for the public to shine in the Airway Heights spotlight and put their talent on display. As part of the Airway Heights Festival next month, residents can compete in the first annual...

 
 More News    July 25, 2013

Up you go

Cheney Fire Department resident firefighter Will Helton prepares to make his first ever climb up the 110-foot extension ladder as part of department training exercises last Sunday....

 
 More News    July 25, 2013

County implements burn ban

Spokane County has implemented a burn ban in all unincorporated areas of the county, prohibiting the use of unauthorized opening burning or recreational fires. The ban went into effect Monday, July 22 and is in place until further notice. The ban...

 
 More News    July 25, 2013

Lighter led to West Plains brush fire

The cause of a brush fire near a West Plains mobile home Saturday evening was apparently caused by some childs’ play. Fire investigators have found that the initially reported 50-acre brush fire, now downgraded to 12.5 acres, was started by two...

 
 More News    July 25, 2013

Cheney man succumbs to crash injuries

A Cheney man was killed in a collision on west State Route 904 near milepost 5 last Thursday evening. According to a Washington State Patrol news release, Justin R. Travis, 37, had stopped his 2010 GMC Yukon and boat trailer partially on the...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    July 25, 2013

A brewing storm

Lightning storms lit up the skies last Tuesday night across the Inland Northwest. Around 500 lightning strikes were recorded and, despite having a red flag warning in effect, started no...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 25, 2013

Blue Devils' state plans doomed by lost opportunities

The Spokane Blue Devils played the numbers game all year, hoping that a dozen or so bodies would get them where they wanted to go. The gamble played itself out last Sunday in the American Legion...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 25, 2013

SummerHawks 'implode' in Legion loss to West Kootenay

So many things were going right for the Cheney AA SummerHawks American Legion baseball team that was headed to the playoffs. They were on an impressive run with nine wins in their last 11 games. Cheney had recently split with Shadle Park, the...

 

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