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 By Paul Delaney    Photos    August 31, 2017

EWU Final Preseason Scrimmage

Will Eastern Washington University begin to hang its hat on the defense rack in 2017? Probably not, but for the second time in a week in preseason camp scrimmages it has been the "D," that has been... Full story

 
 By Grace Pohl    Photos    August 31, 2017

CHS Football Scrimmage

The first annual Black and Red scrimmage was an exciting event as the community got a taste of the Cheney High School football season. The varsity and JV teams were put to the test as they were on... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 31, 2017

Keeping up with the codes

BCheney Police Department Capt. Rick Campbell spent the summer of 2016 chasing a couch around town. Obviously, Campbell performed other duties, but part of his new role of code enforcement officer had him watching for “free” signs placed on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 31, 2017

Cheney has contaminated land for sale

Cheney’s City Council unanimously agreed to surplus a small parcel of land owned by the Street Division along First Street just east of Spokane Transit Authority’s K Street Station, but not without some questions regarding its price and condition...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 31, 2017

Fight turns deadly in Airway Heights

On Aug. 25 in Airway Heights, two young men were arguing outside their apartments in the Copper Landing complex, 10913 W. Sixth Ave. located on Kalispel Tribe Reservation land, early in the morning...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 31, 2017

Airway Heights council discusses sewer extension

At the Aug. 28 study session, the Airway Heights City Council was presented information about a sewer extension to properties south of Highway 2 and west of Lundstrom Street from Public Works...

 

West Nile virus confirmed in county sample

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) officials reported on Aug. 29 the laboratory confirmation of West Nile virus in a mosquito sample from Spokane County. Five local horses were also confirmed to have the virus this month. West Nile virus is...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 30, 2007 Medical Lake City Council unanimously approved an amendment to allow the Spokane Sports Officials Association to provide officials to supervise the city's adult sports activ...

 

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Fifty years ago in 1967, the city of Cheney dug a new water well, Well No. 4 originally, 616 feet deep in Sutton Park. (825 Washington). Later the depth extended to 2,136 feet. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymu...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Sept. 3. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education will resume Sept. 24. There is still...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, email date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Sept. 4, Labor Day, city offices closed. • Sept. 5,... Full story

 

ELLO comes to Grocery Outlet

On Sept. 2, Everyday Language and Literacy Opportunities (ELLO) will be launching their new project at the Airway Heights Grocery Outlet at 10831 West Highway 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ELLO is a community research campaign out of the Education...

 

Myrtle Mae (Mueller) Powers

Myrtle Mae (Mueller) Powers was born in her home on the family homestead at the end of the Oregon Trail, outside Oregon City, on Nov. 28, 1921. She passed away Aug. 22, 2017. As a young child, Myrtle... Full story

 

Ruth G. Hammack

Ruth Loretta Patricia Hammack (Pene) died on Aug. 25, 2017, in Spokane Valley.  She was the first daughter of Ruth Fernberg Gibbons and Charles Anthony Gibbons of Seattle.  She had two sisters:... Full story

 

News briefs

Miss Cheney Rodeo applications available Applications to compete and possibly become Miss Cheney Rodeo 2018 are now available. The application process closes Oct. 1, with the competition taking place Oct. 20-21 at the Cheney Rodeo grounds. The packet...

 

Cheney officials work on new school funding

It’s been a long eight-plus weeks for Cheney School District Director of Finance Kassidy Probert. Probert and other administrators have been pouring over the immense documentation contained in the state Legislature’s House Bill 2242 — the...

 

Salnave's Pohl recognized

Salnave Elementary School secretary Jen Pohl (pictured right) recently received the President's Leadership Award. The award is for public school employees (PSE) members who demonstrate outstanding...

 

Mysteries remain in K-12 funding

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Medical Lake School Superintendent Tim Ames might still remember those days. It’s Christmas morning and the wrapping comes off that enormous gift. There is all kind of excitement until it is discovered that the...

 

Get out and root, root, root for the home teams

With fall sports on the horizon, the community needs to be reminded what a vital role it plays in supporting the local high schools in the upcoming year. While football is the popular sport at arguably any school in the United States, the other...

 

Taxing robots to slow down worker displacement

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor Last February, the European Parliament rejected a tax on robots, but took the first steps to regulate their development and deployment. The legislation also aims to establish liability for the actions of robots, includin...

 

EPA seeks to step backward on clean water policy 

By JORDAN RASMUSSEN Contributor Center for Rural Affairs Since President Trump issued an executive order calling for the repeal and replacement of the 2015 Clean Water, or Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, my husband has discussed the issue with — an...

 

Our local newspaper has a lot to read

Have you read the Cheney Free Press lately? You should. Why? What a better way to get an honest perspective of current events as well as an understanding of the heart beat of Cheney and our neighboring West Plains communities. The Free Press has...

 

Unexpected donation a treasure

Thank you, whoever you are. Your wonderful donation to the Ben Franklin Store in Oldtown, Idaho, through Cheney Federal Credit Union brought our employees to tears. Happy tears instead of the sad tears that have been shed of late. We hope you can...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 21 A runaway was reported on the 3200 block of Normal Park Road. Individual returned home. Aug. 22 Sam J. Russell, 34, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the 100 block of West First Street. Aug. 23 Suspicious...

 

Fall Citizens Academy sign up

Take the opportunity to learn about the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office by signing up for the fall Citizens Academy today. The academy starts Monday, Oct. 2. Participants get to ask questions and interact with deputies, detectives and members of...

 

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