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Articles from the August 22, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 22, 2013

Eastern, union sign three-year contract

Eastern Washington University and the United Faculty of Eastern have approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement that will bring the university’s faculty compensation package to an on-par level with national peer institutions. The...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 22, 2013

Short work

The Airway Heights City Council made quick work of things at their Monday, Aug. 19 meeting. They breezed through a relatively routine agenda, plus heard an update from the Spokane Transit Authority, in just over 30 minutes. Carl Otterstrum, Spokane...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 22, 2013

Saving a livelihood

Cheney-area farmer Jesse Baird tries to move equipment and hay to safety as a wildfire along Depot Springs Road burns in the background Tuesday afternoon. At press time the fire was contained after...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 22, 2013

Mercantile store thrives in new location

Business in the early days at Silver Lake Mercantile has been going well for Lyn Joyfull. Joyfull previously owned and operated the mercantile store Hidden Treasures in Airway Heights before moving...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 22, 2013

ML council approves commute agreement

The Medical Lake City Council approved two actions items at their only meeting in August last Tuesday night. The council unanimously approved continuation of an interlocal agreement with Spokane County to implement commute trip reduction plans on...

 
 More News    August 22, 2013

Eastern's engineering program gets certified

Eastern Washington University’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program has been accredited by ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). This is EWU’s second engineering program that has been accredited, with...

 
 More News    August 22, 2013

Public is warned about lottery scams

OLYMPIA – Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and officials from Washington’s Lottery are bringing the public’s attention to lottery scams. Individuals and groups are calling and emailing victims on a more regular basis with the...

 
 More News    August 22, 2013

Feed Medical Lake Aug. 26

Feed Medical Lake is serving the last of the summer “second” meal Monday, Aug. 26, from 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Monday, Sept. 9, the regular meal will be “School Daze” with hot dogs, tater tots, baby carrots, fruit, ice...

 
 More News    August 22, 2013

Medical Lake library needs books for sale

The Medical Lake Friends of the Library are especially in need of children’s books for their October book sale. All proceeds help provide items for the library that are not provided by the County, support children’s programs and the summer...

 
 More News    August 22, 2013

Driving under the influence patrols underway

Several law enforcement agencies in Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties will be conducting emphasis patrols looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs during the annual “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled...

 
 By DREW PETERSON    More News    August 22, 2013

Cooling off period

Temperatures ranging from the high 80s to the low to mid 90s have made Cheney’s pool a popular place to hang out the past several weeks....

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2013

Food taking a bigger bite out of our budgets

The following editorial is reprinted from the Aug. 19 Orange County Register.  You may have noticed food prices creeping higher. Officially, the U.S. Consumer Price Index shows inflation at less than 2 percent a year in recent years. But for the...

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2013

Government meetings

City of Cheney • Aug. 27, City Council Meeting, 6 p.m., City Council Chambers City of Medical Lake • No news City of Airway Heights • Aug. 26, City Council study session, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers Cheney School District • No news Medical...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Opinion    August 22, 2013

Taking that road trip down memory lane

There really is nothing like the start of a road trip. You’re excited, ready to get on the open road and the weather is usually pretty good. As I write this, I’ve just finished the first of a four-day venture throughout our great state. Like all...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    August 22, 2013

Is CO2 really the target?

Environmental activists claim they want to reduce production of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. If so, they’re going about it in a very strange way. Take forest management, for example. Anti-forestry activists oppose salvaging dead and...

 
 More News    August 22, 2013

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 12 Third-degree theft/shoplifting was reported on the 2700 block of First Street. A 16-year-old male was arrested for stealing candy. Second-degree theft was reported on the 500 block of First Street. A wallet was taken from a motorcycle....

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    August 22, 2013

Pollard's bring unique energy to Cheney streets

When Fred and Gail Pollard moved to Cheney eight years ago they brought with them ideas and plans and a vision for a different way of living. With their two daughters, Annmarie and Marianne, who are...

 
 Neighborhood    August 22, 2013

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, Aug. 25 for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. The Thrivent free food giveaway truck will be in the church parking...

 
 Neighborhood    August 22, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 28, 2003 Eastern Washington University President, Stephen Jordan got help from a shovel-wielding robot as the pair did a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school’s new Computer Sciences and Engineering Building on campus. Parents...

 
 Neighborhood    August 22, 2013

Square dancing flourishes in Cheney with new Hi-Flyers club

Cheney’s Hi-Flyers Square Dance Club is the fastest growing club in the Inland Northwest and there are some good reasons why. The club has a popular teacher in 22-year-old Adam Christman and they keep their goals simple when it comes to dancing –...

 
 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    August 22, 2013

Scientists make progress in fighting wheat rust

Scientists have been hard at work in recent years combating a significant disease of wheat. Stem rust is caused by a group of nasty fungal organisms that can infect wheat plants and devastate yields. In some cases up to 100 percent of the crop can...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 22, 2013

Gray hangs on to lead in PRCA bareback standings

Ryan Gray continues to ride high. Cheney’s favorite rodeo son still sits on top of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association bareback standings as the season heads into the final five weeks. Gray leads the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 22, 2013

Offense clicks in Eastern's first scrimmage

Over the 90 minutes the Eastern Washington University Eagles spent out on the red carpet at Roos Field in last Saturday’s first fall camp scrimmage, a lot of the time seemed to favor the offense....

 
 Sports    August 22, 2013

EWU soccer enters 2013 with offensive mindset

The buzzword surrounding this year’s edition of Eastern Washington Women’s Soccer? Attack, attack, and attack some more. After their best finish since 2009 at 6-8-4, EWU will look to attack more...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 22, 2013

The old Diamond Cup is getting dusted off once again

For the past 45 years when the unlimited hydroplane fleet made their journey west along Interstate 90 headed for races in the Tri Cities and Seattle they then turned south, usually to head to San Diego. This year, following Jimmy Shane’s victory a...

 

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