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 By Grace Pohl    Photos    August 24, 2017

Airway Heights celebrates annual festival with fun for all

The Airway Heights Days was a success with a good turnout of people to enjoy the beautiful day. The activities included a car show, live music, pie and popsicle eating contests, a kid's zone, vendor,... Full story

 

Roos eclipse experience

There was a long line for viewing glasses, but only several hundred available. Those who did get a pair, or brought their own, used them in a variety of ways: traditional or in front of a cellphone... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 24, 2017

Cheney depot relocation application submitted

The Cheney planning department has received mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS) application materials from the Cheney Depot Society for approval to relocate the 1929 Northern Pacific Railroad depot from its current location along...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 24, 2017

Center funding approved

Airway Heights City Council was busy at the Aug. 21 meeting. One of the major business items taken care of was the board’s approval of the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) going towards helping fund the Recreation Center. J.C. Kennedy, the parks and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 24, 2017

Here's looking at you, sun

Up was the direction of choice on Monday for many throughout the nation as gazes turned towards what was dubbed the "Great American Eclipse," the solar eclipse of the sun that traversed the country...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 24, 2017

Brown considers run

If the reaction from the 20–25 people gathered at Cheney's Mason Jar last Saturday to hear Lisa Brown speak is any indication, it should be obvious to the former state legislator and current...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 24, 2017

It's business as usual at Aug. 15 ML council

It was a routine night of reports and business at the Aug. 15 Medical Lake City Council meeting, a recorded review showed. Council, minus member John Paikuli with an excused absence, heard a variety of citizen concerns in the public comment time,...

 

Cheney school board adopts annual budget

After months of waiting while the state Legislature grappled with how to meet a court order to fully fund basic education, the Cheney School District board of directors finally got to adopt a budget for the 2017–2018 school year. The district is...

 

The shape of things

Jackson Bear (front) and Hannah Ge practice using different shapes in their artwork during "An Art Experience by Kay, Karen and Janet" last Saturday at the Cheney Library. Presented by local artists...

 

EWU and Microsoft partner to teach data analytics

Officials at Eastern Washington University and Microsoft have announced a partnership to offer EWU students the ability to learn how to operate in the cloud. Data analytics is one of the fastest growing and highest demand professions in the world, no...

 

Drilling crews hit gas line at Betz Elementary School

Crews doing site preparation work struck a natural gas line at Betz Elementary School last Wednesday afternoon, forcing evacuation of the few number of school staff present in the building at the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    August 24, 2017

Airway Heights roundabout update

Construction is picking up in Airway Heights as the roundabout near the new Spokane Tribe Casino is being put in. Construction started on Aug. 9 with some major work starting on Aug. 14. Right now,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 24, 2017

Blazes damage ML restrooms

Two outside bathrooms in Medical Lake have been the recent targets of an apparent arsonist, the city’s assistant fire chief Corey Stevens, said. The most recent came from a report on Aug. 16 for a fire at Coney Island Park. “Somebody...

 

Drive sober or get pulled over underway

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Patrol (WSP) in conjunction with 145 other law enforcement agencies around the state will have extra driving under the influence (DUI) patrols out from now through Sept. 4. During 2016, impaired drivers were involved...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 24, 2017

Bene's will open in former Top of the Line location

They did prove both naysayers and history wrong. And now LaShay and Lonnie Germain are moving on from Cheney where they operated the Top of the Line Café until July 30. Next March would have been...

 

STCU Airway Heights branch is now open

Spokane Teacher's Credit Union's expansion added a new chapter with the Aug. 23 opening of its Airway Height branch at the corner of Hayford Road and U.S. Highway 2. Stephanie Luby, a 17-year STCU emp...

 

Zak Designs names new HR director

Zak Designs is pleased to announce the addition of Melissa Kuntzmann as director of human resources. Kuntzmann comes to Zak with more than 10 years of professional experience in human resources and has worked at companies such as MedData and Telect...

 

Removing memorials doesn't eliminate problem

It’s a shade over 2,500 miles from Cheney to Charlottesville, Va. That’s a mere one day and 13 hour drive Mapquest says, presumably driving non-stop via Interstate 90 and 94. But if you’ve driven in that cross country direction before it seems...

 

The great eclipse of 2017 was disappointing

As 1950s flame-thrower Peggy Lee used to belt out in her signature song, “Is that all there is?” That’s what I thought sitting along Washington Street during “Eclipse Day.” Of course it didn’t help to suddenly discover that when it was...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 23, 2007 The city of Airway Heights petitioned the city to lower the speed limit along Mintle Street from 25 to 15 miles per hour. Ron and Micki Sebold took over ownership of Cheney...

 

In the family

Jacob Whiteley, a 2015 Cheney High School graduate, was sworn into the Air National Guard last week on Aug. 17. It was a special occasion as his dad, James Whiteley, was the one to do the honors....

 

Dean Robert Satchwell

Dean passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at Spokane, Wash. He was born on Sept. 21, 1952 in Spirit Lake, Idaho to Donald E. Satchwell and Dorothy P. (Simpson) Satchwell. Dean grew up on the family... Full story

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Aug. 26, Free Swim, Cheney Public Pool, 1... Full story

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Aug. 27. Coffee hour follows the worship service. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church,...

 

West Plains Briefs

Local Cheney blood drive Aug. 25 from 1:30 - 5 p.m. The Inland Northwest Blood Center, with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac, will hold a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 25, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eater...

 

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