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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 7, 2015

Silver Lake milfoil treatment begins

Milfoil has been an issue at Silver Lake for many years and property owners now will have a chance to alleviate it. At an April 29 meeting at St. Anne’s Parish in Medical Lake, Bruce Bruscia, a member of the ASLO (Associated Silver Lake Owners)...

 

Artistic investiture

Eastern Washington University Ballet Folklorico de Aztlan dancers performed at the Investiture of Dr. Mary Cullinan as the university's 26th president last Friday at Showalter Hall auditorium. The...

 

Cheney's spring projects given funds

As part of a light agenda last Tuesday night, the Cheney City Council approved a contract with Shamrock Paving for residential street projects later this spring, including work on the city’s 50 Acre Park along Betz Road. Shamrock was the lowest...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 7, 2015

Changes coming to Airway Heights records

The Airway Heights Police Department is getting ready to change how they manage their reports and records. During an April 13 study session, Police Chief Lee Bennett informed the City Council that the department is looking to partner with the...

 

Cheney Clean Sweep verdict: Volunteers increase, tonnage drops

While overall tonnage was down, volunteerism at this year’s Cheney Clean Sweep was at an all-time high. The eighth annual community clean up day had 300 individuals ranging from young to old and from college students to long-time residents taking...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 7, 2015

New signs coming for Sunset Park

The new features and improvements for Sunset Park keep coming. At its May 4 meeting, The Airway Heights City Council approved the purchase of two new monument signs for the park for the price of $3,913.20. The purchasing of new signs came from...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 7, 2015

Arbor Day planting

Airway Heights Parks, Recreation and Community Services supervisor Andy Gardner (right) talks to several youth about the importance of Arbor Day before they begin planting a tree at Cleveland Park,...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Cheney-Spokane Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute planning lecture, field trip May 8-9

The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has several events coming up May 8-9. First, Dr. Gene Kiver will present a free, public lecture on Friday, May 8, at Eastern Washington University’s JFK Library’s auditorium on one of Was...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Spring plant sale coming May 16

The Gardeners of Cheney’s annual “Spring Plant Sale” will be held Saturday, May 16, at Mitchell’s Harvest Foods from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Raffle baskets, garden perennial flowers, vegetables, containers plants and shrubs are for sale. Proceeds...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney gardening meeting The Gardeners of Cheney Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at the Sessions Community Center. John Taves will speak about vertical gardening. Feed Medical Lake May 11 Feed Medical Lake is having serving taco... Full story

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Airway Heights admission tax to help fund Parks and Recreation

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department has projects on its agenda but paying for them is one of the obstacles that prevented them from being completed. That could change, however, with the department getting a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    May 7, 2015

Hoffman named Cheney's Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club has selected the yard of Christie Hoffman, 213 N. Third St., as the May Yard of the Month. Hoffman will receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 7, 2015

Medical Lake teachers to receive additional prep time

Starting next school year, Medical Lake School District teachers will have some extra time to prepare for their workweek. At its April 28 meeting, the Medical Lake school board approved an agreement to provide release time for staff for professional...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    May 7, 2015

School board adopts policies on government training, member insurance

The Cheney School Board moved quickly through a light agenda at its meeting last Wednesday, April 29. The board unanimously approved three items of old business, accepting adoption recommendations by staff of revisions to a pair of existing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 7, 2015

ML Middle School makes progress on 'Focus' project

The Medical Lake Middle School continues to make progress on helping students with disabilities that are struggling with reading and math. Back in September, Medical Lake Superintendent Tim Ames explained that the middle school was identified as a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    May 7, 2015

Wow Now Fund Run

Hallett Elementary third graders were the first to begin the one-mile course for the school's May 1 "Wow Now Fund Run." All grade levels raised $11,632.34 for Halllet's Associated Student...

 

Young athletes make mistakes like the rest of us

It’s that time of year when young athletes are preparing for the next stage in their sports careers. High school athletes who are fortunate enough to get to play at the college level will sign — or have already signed — their letters of intent...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    May 7, 2015

Discovering a different side of Washington, D.C.

Bring up Washington, D.C. these days and it can elicit, among others things, a gag reflex. But that’s the D.C. we all know from the media who report the dysfunctional connection associated with the city that is central to virtually all things...

 

The world changed on April 30

For those of us who saw and witnessed that T-54 North Vietnamese Army tank crash into the gate of what was left of the U.S Embassy on today’s April 30, 1975, well, let’s just say the world changed. I remember well the statement of a very senior...

 

Jesus said nothing about homosexuality

Currently our U.S. Supreme Court is considering same-sex marriage while its Citizens United decision contributes to our huge inequality of wealth by influencing elections. Since both issues have religious implications, we should remember from the...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 27 Second-degree theft was reported on the 300 block of G Street. A bicycle was taken. Financial fraud was reported on the 400 block of North Fourth Street. Victim attempted to file a tax return only to find one had already been filed....

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    May 7, 2015

Norwegian heritage, American upbringing

Where do you find all the happy, friendly people you see in Cheney? Try Chryssee Pettit. Chryssee tells me she grew up in Reardan and Pomeroy. She said, "I always wanted to help people in the medical...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church This evening, Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Cheney Community Church will host a National Day of Prayer gathering. Prayer will focus on our local, state and national governments and leaders; the military; our schools and...

 

Reynaldo Alvarado Sr.

Longtime resident of Medical Lake, Wash., Reynaldo Alvarado Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday May 3 after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Born to Regino and... Full story

 

Marjorie Jean Anderson

Marjorie Jean Anderson of Gig Harbor Wash., passed away April 12, 2015. She was 86. Beloved daughter of the late Sophus and Hazel Anderson of Kalispell Mont. Devoted wife of 57 years to the late... Full story

 

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