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Eastep receives medal of valor

Cheney Police Department Sgt. Chad Eastep has been awarded the medal of valor from the National Chiefs of Police Association for his actions at a December 2015 apartment fire that saved property and l...

 

Juggling the funding balls

Airway Heights' officials are feeling pretty good about one of the city's legislative priorities. If their feelings are correct, the city will begin to take steps towards something residents have...

 

Getting pinned

Cheney Care Center resident Flossie Dickey looks on as her granddaughter Sarah Williamson and 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander Col. Brian McDaniel pin United States Air Force wings on the...

 

ML accepts state funding for street work

In the only action item on a very short agenda, Medical Lake’s City Council unanimously approved accepting a $214,873 Transportation Improvement Board grant for street work this summer. The money, which comes from motor vehicle fuel tax revenue,...

 

Salnave Glen work to begin 1-2 weeks

Cheney residents in the Salnave area should soon begin seeing some site preparation work on the city’s newest apartment complex. Salnave Glen Apartment was approved in September 2015 on condition that the developer acquires a forest practices...

 

Look who's here

Starting this week, former Spokesman-Review award-winning cartoonist Milt Priggee will be providing his unique insight into current events on the Cheney Free Press Op/Ed pages....

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 25, 2016

AH City Council supports commission expansion

In what was a short meeting, the Airway Heights City Council followed suit with the city of Cheney by supporting legislation that would increase the number of Spokane County commissioners. At its Feb. 16 meeting, council approved a resolution...

 

News Briefs

Cheney Library hosts Dr. Seuss birthday celebration Kids of all ages are invited to the Spokane County Library District’s birthday celebration for America’s favorite reading teacher, Dr. Seuss. “Come 1, Come 2” will take place at the Cheney L...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 25, 2016

The buttercups are in

Cheney's Max Beasley, 3, brought the first buttercup of the year to the Cheney Free Press office, Feb. 17, earning $5. Beasley found it on his grandparents' property on Long Road....

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 25, 2016

The buttercups are in

Sarianne Winters, 12, was the first girl to bring a buttercup to the Cheney Free Press, Feb. 22, which earned her $5. She found it at her house on Mullinix Road....

 

County commissioners appoint McLaughlin to District 1 seat

At a Feb. 22 meeting, the Spokane County Board of County Commissioners unanimously appointed former Spokane City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin to represent County Commission District One. The seat was vacated at the end January when...

 

County golf courses open

Spokane County Golf Courses are getting ready for another exciting season. Hangman Valley Golf Course opened its driving range and putting green starting on Monday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The full golf course will open Friday, Feb. 26 on...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 25, 2016

Little Women

The Cheney High School Drama Club staged an adaption of “Little Women,” Feb. 18-20, in the Little Theater. The play is based on the Jane Austen novel that focuses on the lives of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March — and details their...

 

Smith qualifies for Skills USA state competition

Medical Lake High School senior Ben Smith has always enjoyed working on automobiles and his passion could possibly take him to Louisville, Ky. Smith, who is enrolled at the NewTech Skill Center in...

 

Cheney High robotics gears up for FIRST Stronghold

The sounds of drilling and printing can be heard from Portable 2 at Cheney High School after classes are over. The Cheney High robotics team, dubbed the Blackhawks - named after the school's mascot -...

 

CHS January students of the month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for January. Students are listed as follows by student name, department and grade level. Taya Compton, world languages, sophomore;...

 

EWU particpates in annual Recyclemania competition

The next time Eastern Washington University students or residents toss their empty water bottles or printer paper into one of the blue recycle bins around campus, they should know those materials will help the campus in more than just its recycling...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 25, 2016

Sixth Man Club: Helping raise money for EWU basketball

When any of the five starters on the floor begin to tire for the Eastern Washington basketball team there's a sixth man - or more - who sits on the bench and eagerly awaits their time to contribute....

 

Eastern to host No Fear in Love race

Eastern Washington University will host the sixth annual No Fear in Love six-mile race, Feb. 27, at 6:45 a.m. at the campus mall. In a news release, Karen Bontrager, founder and organizer of the No Fear in Love Race, said the impetus of the race...

 

Templeton named classified employee of the year

The Cheney School District announced that Denise Templeton, special education paraeducator and lunch supervisor at Westwood Middle School, has been named the Classified Employee of the Year. Templeton started her career with the school district in...

 

EWU hires Gordon for provost position

In a news release, Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary Cullinan announced that Dr. Scott Gordon is the university's new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Gordon's...

 

Down the hatch

Cadet Justus Boyd pours himself a drink from the non-alcoholic grog bowl during the EWU Fighting Eagles Battalion's Dining Out event, Feb. 20. Boyd had to drink from the grog as punishment for...

 

Raising the smoking age to 21 is a good start

One of the laws being proposed in this legislative session is House Bill 2313 and its companion measure Senate Bill 6157, which aims to increase the minimum legal age of buying tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21. Currently, Washington residents...

 

Choices: Dark spots, light spots and Apple's protest

How’s this for bad choices? A recent study by a Harvard group contended with the position of U.S. intelligence agencies that tracking possible terrorists was becoming more difficult because there are too many “dark spots” — places where data...

 

Law enforcement recruitment should be a top priority

Public safety agencies across America face the same problems as other employers — finding enough qualified workers. The difference is our safety is increasingly at risk. Law enforcement leaders are working harder at recruitment, yet they are...

 

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