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Articles from the August 15, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 15, 2013

Cheney crime drops almost 30 percent

Halfway through 2013 the Cheney Police Department is seeing something they haven’t witnessed in a few years – a summer time lull in crime. Through June, overall crime reports in the city had dropped 28.8 percent compared to the same time in...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 15, 2013

West Nile detected at Fairchild

The West Nile virus was detected at Fairchild Air Force Base last week, after sampling a mosquito trap site on the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Trail. Members of the 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron gathered sample pools of mosquitoes on...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 15, 2013

Jammin' by the lake

Pearl Snaps, a Spokane bluegrass group, entertains the audience at Blue Waters Bluegrass in Medical Lake last weekend. The annual three-day festival draws dozens of talented local and national...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 15, 2013

Sharing resources could help West Plains fire protection

Medical Lake, Airway Heights and Spokane County Fire District 10 have a plan to share resources in an effort to help each other operate more efficiently throughout the West Plains. The three fire...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 15, 2013

Cheney's easier zoning process

If Cheney’s new zoning code review process can be summed up in two words, it’s likely those words are simplicity and flexibility. Particularly the latter, something city planner Brett Lucas repeated often as the Planning Commission continued its...

 
 Front Page    August 15, 2013

Encouraging his Eagles

Eastern Washington University linebacker’s coach Josh Feter gives encouragement to Andre Lino during the first day of the Eagles’ fall football camp last Wednesday at the Sports and Recreation...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    August 15, 2013

Airway Heights commission has questions about housing proposal

A multifamily development north of Highway 2 on Craig Road drew some raised eyebrows at the Airway Heights Planning Commission. The project, still in the planning stages, was the topic of a workshop at the commission’s Monday, Aug. 12 meeting....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 15, 2013

Cheney council OKs AmeriCorps spots

In the only action item on a light agenda Tuesday night, Cheney’s City Council approved authorizing Mayor Tom Trulove to sign a memorandum of understanding with Educational Service District 101 to create two AmeriCorps position for the 2013-2014...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    August 15, 2013

Hegney wins August Yard of the Month

Colleen Hegney (right) stands with Gardners of Cheney members Ralph and Sandy Laws and Kiwanis Club’s Pat Isbell as she is presented the Gardener’s of Cheney “Yard of the Month,” for the...

 
 More News    August 15, 2013

Finding the groove

Della Mae’s Jenni Lyn Gardner plays a melody on the mandolin at Blue Waters Bluegrass....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 15, 2013

CSD approves potential Fisher Building sale

The Cheney School District board of directors voted 4-0 at their regular meeting Aug. 7 in favor of an agreement with a local developer to purchase the Fisher Building. The object of some public debat...

 
 By from news service reports    More News    August 15, 2013

Warrant phone scam hits Spokane County

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office officials are advising the public to be careful regarding a phone scam perpetrated in their name. According to a news release the SCSO administrative office has taken calls over the past 2-3 months from citizens...

 
 Opinion    August 15, 2013

Use existing resources for border security

With most of our troops being withdrawn from service in Afghanistan by 2014, there may be an area where some of them could be used to address a pressing issue at home. That issue is immigration, specifically border security and mainly along our...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    August 15, 2013

Travel can be educational as well as relaxing

On Monday, Aug. 5, actually early Tuesday morning, I returned home from my third mission trip to Guatemala. It was my third trip to this country, second consecutive year, and I have no doubt it will not be my last. As with my first two trips, I...

 
 By JUDY OLSON    Opinion    August 15, 2013

Washington's economy needs immigration reform

It’s a rare issue that brings together Washington’s agricultural industry, immigration rights groups, business associations, faith organizations and politicians from both sides of the aisle. After years of hard work by many organizations and...

 
 More News    August 15, 2013

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 5 Carolyn M. Strand, 34, was arrested on the zero-hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road on a warrant from the Department of Corrections for escaping community custody. Aug. 6 A motor vehicle was reported stolen from River Park Square. The...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 15, 2013

Emtman in state Sports Hall of Fame Class of '13

Cheney’s Steve Emtman, considered one of the best defensive linemen in college football history as a member of the Washington Huskies, is one of two people who will be inducted into the State of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    August 15, 2013

Being a fan is all about being excited – at least sometimes

All these stories about local football teams’ fall practices kicking into high gear is getting me excited for the upcoming season. Especially Eastern Washington University since, as you know, I’m an Eagles alumnus, season ticket holder and fan. I...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 15, 2013

Baseball for the ages, ageless

Kerry Pease thought his baseball career ended nearly 40 years ago when in 1976 he suffered a painful broken finger as a senior at Sunnyside High School. Fast forward to 2013 and Pease, the Associate...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 15, 2013

Eagles respond well as two-a-day's begin

Eastern Washington head football coach Beau Baldwin had a smile on his face through much of the second half of this past Monday’s practice. Of course it is football season and that in itself generally makes Baldwin happy. However, Monday was the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 15, 2013

Benson takes cautious approach to EWU volleyball season

Eastern Washington University’s new/old women’s head volleyball coach Wade Benson is calculated in his approach to the 2013 season. With a solid core of returning players, plus having the most...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    Sports    August 15, 2013

Isaiah Rigo races way into Cheney's heart

At 14-years old, Otter Pops, video games and lake days consume most kids’ summers. But for Isaiah Rigo, he was busy competing at the 2013 International Paralympic World Championships in Lyon,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 15, 2013

Kaufman's NFL debut includes TD

Former Eastern Washington University wide receiver Brandon Kaufman made his professional debut last Sunday with two catches, including one for a touchdown in the Buffalo Bills’ 44-20 NFL preseason...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    August 15, 2013

There is a rhyme and reason to Hal Meili

Hal Meili is a well-known man in the Cheney area for his multiple talents. He was born in Bismark, N.D. and came with his family to Spokane when he was six years old. Now, right here it’s up to you...

 
 Neighborhood    August 15, 2013

Churches

St. Paul's Episcopal Church All are welcome. We are a welcoming haven, nourishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. This Sunday is the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Holy Eucharist is at 11 a.m. Rev. Christine Soule will preach and...

 

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