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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 10, 2017

Fire destroys Cheney apartments

An early afternoon fire destroyed four units and left several residents of Cheney's 100 Washington Square apartment complex homeless last Saturday, Aug. 5. Cheney Fire Department Lt. Tim Steiner said...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

Musical matrimony

Kevin Brown still vividly recalls the awkward birth of the Blue Water Bluegrass Festival some 16 years ago. "I actually went to that first meeting and I kind of remember it was all these Medical Lake...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

A striking sunset

The influx of smoke from wildfires in the region made last Monday's sunset a spectacular scene at the Bi-Mart Arena. Some forecasters are saying we might have our first measurable rainfall in over a...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 10, 2017

Airway Heights Days has fun for everyone

Airway Heights Days is coming to town Aug. 18 – 19 for people of all ages. All events will be taking place at or near Sunset Park. "The goal is to have a community event for everyone across the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 10, 2017

How it's done

Eastern Washington defensive line coach Brian Strandley gives a demonstration of a blocking technique to players during the opening day of preseason practice for the Eagles. The season opener is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

No big changes in Medical Lake election numbers

When the second and final ballot count from the Aug. 1 primary election in Spokane was done two days later, nothing changed much in the races for Medical Lake mayor and city council. In final tallies for mayor, Shirley Maike improved her numbers in...

 

Bomb scare gazebo costs incorrect

Due to a communication error, the amount for renovation work to Cheney’s Sutton Park gazebo was incorrectly stated in the Aug. 3 article about the bomb scare in the park. The correct amount of $20,000 was properly reported in the City Council...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 10, 2017

Northern Quest unveils $20 million expansion

On Aug. 1, Northern Quest Resort and Casino announced details for their expansion that is starting this fall. The $20 million, 40,000 square-foot addition includes additions to the food court, Cyber...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 10, 2017

Airway Heights City Council adopts Highway 2 Revitalization Project report

At the Aug. 7 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the council unanimously passed the request to adopt the Highway 2 Safety and Revitalization Project report. With the approval, it puts the plan into action between the months of September and...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 10, 2017

Phase four of well testing begins near Fairchild

Officials from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) from Fairchild Air Force Base began letting residents know if they are a part of phase four water testing for high levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) and Perflurooctanoic acids (PFOA)...

 

Is there a better time of the year around here?

Is there a better time of the year here? Another football season got its official start Aug. 3 with the first day of the sweating, swearing, grunting and groaning from players, and the barking from coaches at Eastern Washington University. The dog...

 

The new normal surrounding our water supplies

Welcome to the new normal. It’s one of those phrases that’s beginning to annoy me, partly because it gets used a lot lately. It’s right up there with “What is it about (insert object here) that we don’t understand?” Or, “How’s that...

 

Sudden deaths took a trio of state's business, ag leaders

So far this year, a trio of unexpected deaths has shocked Washington business and agriculture. Melanie Dressel, Ron Reimann and Jeff Brotman leave behind large shoes to fill. They came from vastly different backgrounds and political perspectives,...

 

ML Tennis-A-Thon says thank you

The 24 Hour Tennis-A-Thon committee would like to thank the sponsors for another successful year. This year we were able to bring in $5,000 to support the Medical Lake Food Bank, Outreach Program and high school tennis teams. This event is successful...

 

Cleone's Closet is set to reopen Sept. 6

A permanent spot for the Airway Heights food bank, Cleone's Closet, was found during the summer and is now set to open to the public on Sept. 6. "It is such a needed ministry in this community,"...

 

Cheney Library hosts three local artists and hands-on art event

Have you ever painted a fish before? Not painting a picture of a fish, but actually putting paint on a fish. Sound weird? Sound like fun? The Cheney Public Library is hosting a public art event on...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 9, 2007 The Airway Heights City Council voted 3-2 to deny a request by Emerald Outdoor to furnish the bus benches at five locations at no cost to the city. While Mayor Matthew...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Aug. 13 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. You may watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education resumes in September. Fellowship fo...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1967, The Lion’s Club constructed restrooms and installed a sprinkler system at Moos Park. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

West Plains Briefs

Annual Lakeland Village open house and events Lakeland Village is holding it’s annual open house on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is free and fun for all ages with a day of music, campus tours, train rides, a petting zoo,...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1967, The Lion’s Club constructed restrooms and installed a sprinkler system at Moos Park. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 30 Police took a rape report in Spokane that occurred at an unknown location in Cheney. July 31 Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 2700 block of North Sixth Street. Damage done to a car at the school district’s bus...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

'Grill Your ACE Off' takes place Saturday, Aug. 12

You've heard the term voting with your wallet, right? Generally this is associated with the barometer of success - or failure - that a business uses when it comes to customer spending habits. But for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

Industrial, commerce park, could get rolling

While there are certainly no promises that more neighbors will magically appear at the Cheney Industrial and Commerce Park in the immediate future, there are indicators it could. That’s how commercial realtor Dan Cantu sees the future of the...

 

EWU football ranked No. 5 in preseason poll

The reigning national champion James Madison Dukes were picked Aug. 7 as an overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the STATS NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Top 25. Eastern Washington is ranked fifth. James Madison, which won the Colonial Athletic...

 

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