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 News    August 23, 2012

YouthBuild, First Story turn a house into a home

Third home built in Airway Heights for deserving families By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Thanks to YouthBuild Spokane and First Story, the Bunting family has a new home in Airway Heights. The home, on the 12400 block of First Avenue, is the culmination...

 News    August 23, 2012

Cheney businesses partner for coffee and dessert hub

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Timing is everything. Bruce Tyson was looking for a location to base his new coffee shop when he saw an ad from local business Dessert Pals looking for a business to share its 1831 First St. space. “It just worked...

 Neighborhood    August 23, 2012

Cheney resident had family ties to 19th century building

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Nancy Rueppel's great grandfather lived on for her in the buildings he built that still remained around Cheney. There's the old barn right outside of town that used to be his ranch land. And until recently she had a...

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Sports Week for Aug. 23, 2012

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Eastern Washington University fall camp Thursday, Aug. 23 - Scrimmage, approx. 12:20 p.m., Roos Field. Friday, Aug. 24 – Off. Saturday, Aug. 25 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 – 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 – 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug....

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Cheney equestrian rider qualifies for nationals

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The American Morgan Horse Association recently announced that Cheney equestrian Sydney Hyman has been awarded the AMHA Hunter Seat on the Flat Silver Medal award for her outstanding performance at the Far West Regional Horse...

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Eastern volleyball will count on Kellerman, Puckett to key success in 2012

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Eastern Washington University's head volleyball coach, Miles Kydd, is putting much more stock in what he thinks his players will accomplish versus preseason prognosticators. When told his team had recently been picked...

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Cheney hosts Kickoff Classic, Sept. 1; Emerald City Volleyball invite, Aug. 31

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney will be a busy sports town Labor Day weekend as a pair of high school classics descend on local athletic facilities. Cheney High School will play host to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA)...

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Eastern athlete suspended after charge, arrest for sexual assault

Eastern Washington University has suspended freshman football player Dalis (pronounced Dallas) Bruce indefinitely from the athletic program following his arrest for sexual assault Sunday, Aug. 19 on the EWU campus. KHQ Television revealed further...

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Cheney High girls wrap up busy summer hoops schedule

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor There may be one sports season to go before basketball begins but that hasn't kept the Cheney High School girls' team from getting in some preparation over the summer. The Lady Hawks need to replace seven varsity members lost... Full story

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Eagles need same luck finding kicker as they did with punter

Eastern looking to find replacement for Mike Jarrett By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter In 2011 special teams for the Eastern Washington University football team were fortunate to find a freshman punter in Central Valley High School and Washington State... Full story

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Weir's radio road leads home again

Eastern's veteran play-by-play guy stays the course, gets back to old job of calling basketball By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It's not easy to find Larry Weir at a loss for words. And that's a good thing considering he makes a living with his voice...

 Opinion    August 23, 2012

Kids don't have to get cavities, and prevention begins with parents

By Eve Rutherford Board member, Washington Dental Service Foundation As a dentist and mother of young children, I get lots of questions from parents about how to take care of baby teeth. This tells me that parents are increasingly aware that oral...

 Opinion    August 23, 2012

Editor's Corner: Opinion content is a double-edged sword of responsibility

It's been 12 years since I first sat behind a desk at the Cheney Free Press. I've covered a lot of issues, events and people since and thinking back, some things stick out. One of those was a conversation I had once with former Cheney boys...

 Education    August 23, 2012

Cheney school board hears from high school coaches gearing up for busy fall

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Fall activities have already begun for hundreds of Cheney High School students. Leaders of the football, volleyball and swim teams as well as the marching band told the Cheney school board about plans for their...

 Education    August 23, 2012

Grant helps Medical Lake students look toward future

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math components will receive funding By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Thanks to a $1.35 million grant, the Medical Lake School District will see vast investment in its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...

 News    August 23, 2012

First Spokane-area plane pull benefits Special Olympics

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Feats of strength will be put to the test Saturday, Aug. 25 at Spokane International Airport, as teams attempt to pull a Boeing 727 in a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics developmnet manager Jennifer Su...

 Front Page    August 23, 2012

There is strength in numbers for Cheney micro-businesses

Cheney Community Market aims to boost small-scale crafters, artisans and farmers By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Many local businesses aren't visible on First Street. They don't have physical storefronts or regular hours. Many local businesses are... Full story

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Take away

Photo by John McCallum Cheney High School defensive back Eric Igbinoba strips the football from a runner during drills Tuesday afternoon. The Blackhawks open play with a non-league game Saturday, Sept. 1 against East Valley-Yakima... Full story

 Neighborhood    August 23, 2012

A salty tomb within an underground crystal

By Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS, The Rock Doc Contributor The next time you have a saltshaker handy, you might want to remove a few grains. If you have a simple magnifying glass, you'll see the salt is really tiny cubes. Salt is a mineral and each grain is... Full story

 Obituaries    August 23, 2012

Gary Cox

Cheney has lost one of its finest this past week with the passing of Gary Cox at the age of 67. Gary was born in 1945 in Alhambra, Calif. to the late Lloyd Cox and Mildred (Cox) Kalbin of Cheney. He served his country with pride in the U.S. Navy... Full story

 Neighborhood    August 23, 2012

Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago, in 1887, the main newspaper in town was the Cheney Sentinel. On Aug. 25 owner J. Spencer announced the sale of the paper to George W. Stewart and A.H. Calef. Learn more about our area's history at...

 Neighborhood    August 23, 2012

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 29, 2002 With a four-person block of Cheney City Council members backing it, a proposal to raise utility taxes 13 percent – between $100-125 ­– was certain to pass. The increase was designed to cover the city's expected...

 Sports    August 23, 2012

Both sides of ball have their day in the sun

First EWU football scrimmage lets both defense, offense show off By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It might sometimes be tough to find much of a difference between day-to-day fall practice sessions and scrimmages leading up to the start of the football...

 Opinion    August 23, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Flowers in downtown Cheney bring some color to the streets Cheney's downtown is in bloom. The kiosks on Main Street welcome travelers with a panoply of flowers in the hanging baskets and barrel planters that surround sturdy iron benches inviting...