Articles from the August 6, 2009 edition

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Summer Hawks fall short in playoffs against Mt. Spokane

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney’s Spokane American Legion A North Division team fell just short of extending their playoff run, losing their first round series to division champion Mt. Spokane via a 4-3 loss in the third and final game on July... Full story


Zachman, Issa run at East West Shrine

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney High School graduates and Blackhawks cross country standouts Arick Zachman and Daniel Issa competed in the annual East/West Senior All-Star Race, held July 19 at Seattle’s Magnusson Park. The top male and female... Full story


EWU hockey announces 2009-10 home schedule, season tickets

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Eastern Washington University hockey team has unveiled their 17-game 2009-10 home schedule at the university’s Student Recreation Center. The season kicks off Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with an exhibition... Full story


Austin earns some of his money back with Nitro Nationals win over Pulde

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter As the long-term operator of Spokane County Raceway, Bucky Austin has put a considerable amount of money into the facility. So it’s maybe just OK that he’s able to recoup a little of his investment when...


Junior League team is turning heads

West Plains’ team is home from state and fifth place finish after undefeated regular season By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A winning tradition is being built in West Plains Little League by coaches who revel in the history of the game they...


It takes volunteers time and effort to make The BIC look sharp

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor I was going to lead into this column with some kind of reference to Hillary Clinton’s famous remark about how it takes a village, but that sounded a little too kumbaya-ish for a baseball story. With that, here’s...


Dave Woodward’s arc of diving

Cheney native has been at the forefront of pioneering a modern recreational sport By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Never underestimate where a pair of swim fins can take you. For Cheney native Dave Woodward, it was a pair of swim fins given to his father,...


Immix restaurant opening date incorrect

In the July 30 issue of the Cheney Free Press, an article title “Dining options in Cheney expand with new sit down, full service restaurant” contained incorrect information about the new restaurant, Immix. The restaurant's opening date was... Full story


Funding for SR-195/Cheney-Spokane interchange added to federal appropriations bill

By DAVID TELLER Staff Reporter Construction may soon start on the Spokane-Cheney Road intersection on U.S. Highway 195 after U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) secured funding in the Transportation Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill for... Full story


National recording acts to headline Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival

Eighth annual festival features Crooked Still, Darrell Scott and the Steep Canyon Rangers By JOHN McCALLUM Editor With the most new acts in its eight-year run, this weekend's Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival in Medical Lake could shape up to be one...


Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival 2009 Schedule

Friday, Aug. 7 4 p.m. – Open mic, 6 p.m. – Bluegrass Conspiracy, 7 p.m. – Down the Road, 8 p.m. – Jackstraw, 9:15 p.m. – Crooked Still.   Saturday, Aug. 8 11 a.m. – Open mic, Noon – Wanigan, 1 p.m. Dead Fiddlers Society, 2 p.m. –... Full story


It's Fair time

The 17th annual West Plains Community Fair kicks off Aug. 7 By DAVID TELLER Staff Reporter The West Plains Community Fair makes its 17th appearance at the Bi-Mart Arena this weekend with some new attractions and a few familiar ones. The fair's board...


Cheney Fire Department building may get facelift

City puts up $15,000 towards grant application to better chances of being awarded $3 million By DAVID TELLER Staff Reporter If the Cheney Fire Department can spend $15,000 from its budget to get $3 million then Fire Chief Mike Winters said he's... Full story


WSU Extension offering forest health field day on Aug. 15

What exactly is a healthy forest? How do you know if your forest is healthy? How can you prevent your forest from becoming unhealthy? The Washington State University Extension office in Spokane may have some answers in an upcoming workshop/field...


Cheney Camp Fire launches back to school drive

Area Camp Fire members are launching the 16th annual “Kids Helping Kids Back to School” school supply drive this coming weekend. Cheney Camp Fire members and volunteers will have collection barrels set up at Ben Franklin on Saturday, Aug. 8,... Full story


Cheney Light Department to deliver light bulbs to customers

##M:[Read more here] The Cheney Light Department will be delivering compact fluorescent bulbs to its 4,000 customers by Sept. 30. Cheney residents should use the new lower energy bulbs to replace their high-use incandescent bulbs. The five-pack of...


Former Cheney resident earns doctorate in physical therapy

By DAVID TELLER Staff Reporter The initials DPT have a new meaning, especially to a former Cheney resident. Sharon Hall earned the initials at the end of her name, DPT, when she received her doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University in... Full story


New computer support business opens in Cheney

Also, Chet's Flowers now offers tux rentals By DAVID TELLER Staff Reporter A new business has appeared in downtown Cheney. The doors of Cheney Tech opened on Tuesday, Aug. 4, the second and newest computer support and service business in Cheney.... Full story


Looking Back for Aug. 6, 2009

10 Years Ago August 5, 1999 Cheney's city attorney, Steve Miller, is on a temporary leave of absence and will seek outside legal council as he fights possible disbarment for actions related to the management of the estate of Mamie Ottomeier. Miller...


Churches for Aug. 6, 2009

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Interim pastor Paul Anderson will preside. Nursery care is provided for children infant to age three. Fellowship follows worship... Full story


Lemaster Anniversary

Leroy and Sharon Lemaster Family and friends are wishing a happy 50th wedding anniversary to Leroy and Sharon Lemaster of Medical Lake. The couple was married in Twisp, Wash., on Aug. 8, 1959. All of us wish them many more years of happiness!...


Regarding Mr. Sterling's House, and the Northern Pacific Railroad

The Walls are Talking: Tales from Cheney's old house By CHARLES V. MUTSCHLER Cheney Historical Preservation Commission The lumber in the Sterling – Moorman House tells its own story. Perhaps it's not as directly as the newspapers used for... Full story


Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum...Aug. 6, 2009

125 years ago in 1884, James and George Cumins, took over a defunct flour mill and opened the Cheney Roller Mill, just south of the Northern Pacific Railway tracks on the east side of today's Cheney-Spangle Rd. They moved their operation to Paha in... Full story


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