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Articles from the August 29, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 29, 2013

Fisher receives award for excellence

Cheney City Administrator Arlene Fisher got a rare opportunity at Tuesday’s City Council meeting to receive a prestigious award twice. Fisher, City Administrator since 2006, was presented the Award for Excellence by the Washington City/County Manag...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    August 29, 2013

Alternative discussion

An alternative housing project first brought forward to the Airway Heights Planning Commission earlier this month received some additional talk at the City Council’s monthly study session Monday, Aug. 26. The City Council discussed the proposed...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 29, 2013

Storm knocks out power to thousands on the West Plains

An intense, fast moving, thunderstorm roared through the Eastern Washington-North Idaho region late Sunday evening, with winds and lightning strikes knocking out power transmission and plunging much...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 29, 2013

EWU, Cheney police train for the day they hope never arrives

The police activity that might have been observed at Cheney Middle School last Wednesday was much to do about a lot of things. Hopefully for local law enforcement, it’s training they never have to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 29, 2013

Cause of Depot Springs Road fire still undetermined

The math is pretty striking when one does some simple calculations about last Tuesday’s wildfire off of Depot Springs Road south of Cheney. The preliminary estimated cost to fight the 50-acre blaze...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 29, 2013

Cheney delays high school bond vote to 2015

Renovating and expanding Cheney High School will have to wait at least another year. The Cheney School Board voted 4-1 at its Aug. 21 meeting to delay until 2015 a bond vote to fund high school...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    August 29, 2013

All-day kindergarten explained

According to elementary school principals in the Medical Lake School District, parents are excited about all-day kindergarten in the upcoming school year. Although not funded by the state this year, the two elementary schools in the district will...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    August 29, 2013

Rodeo queen Bass keeps busy

Cheney Pee Wee Rodeo Queen Chloe Bass always wanted to be a rodeo queen, but was hesitant to give it a try. That’s when a friend of hers – Eastern Washington Junior Rodeo Association 2013 Queen...

 
 Opinion    August 29, 2013

Fire fighting costs require proactive approach

Spokane County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Bruce Holloway says last week’s 50-acre fire near Depot Springs Road cost an estimated $150,000–$200,000 to fight and contain. That’s nothing compared to the over $1 billion already spent this year...

 
 By Michael Barone    Opinion    August 29, 2013

Obama could learn some helpful tips from FDR on how to get things done

Evidence of the astonishing incompetence of the Obama administration continues to roll in. It started with the stimulus package. One-third of the money went to public employee union members — a political payoff not very stimulating to anyone else....

 
 By Marc Dion    Opinion    August 29, 2013

Should we ban hammers?

In Brockton, Mass., about 30 minutes from where I live, someone beat a 74-year-old man to death with a hammer. Oddly (or maybe not), I have some experience with hammer attacks. I’ve helped cover two of them in the last 10 years — one fatal, one...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    August 29, 2013

Life's different paths eventually unite Jacksons

Sometimes another person’s story reminds you of your own, sometimes not at all. Larry Jackson grew up in a family of eight children in Hoopeston, Ill., four miles from the University of Illinois at...

 
 Neighborhood    August 29, 2013

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the 15th Sunday after Pentecost. Come early for Bible study at 9 a.m. Rally Day is rapidly...

 
 Neighborhood    August 29, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 4, 2003 The effort to bring a parks department back to Cheney will require both volunteers, and volunteers’ money, interested residents were told by members of the citizens group...

 
 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    August 29, 2013

Ignorance and its role in the progression of science

“Knowledge is a big subject. Ignorance is bigger. And it is more interesting.” So begins Stuart Firestein’s book “Ignorance: How It Drives Science.” Part of the core message in the book about how science should work is wrapped up in a...

 
 Neighborhood    August 29, 2013

Carbis, Hamilton wed

Cheney resident, Janine Hamilton married James Carbis of Spokane on Sunday, Aug. 11 during the morning service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with pastor David Ophus officiating. The bride and groom were happy to celebrate the occasion with their...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 29, 2013

Eagles look for breakthrough 'W' versus Pac-12

A mere nine points separate Eastern Washington from pondering “what if” to shouting loud and proud at being the kings of Division 1 college football in the state. An interception inside the final...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 29, 2013

Back to work

Medical Lake assistant football coach Jim Mason works with some of the Cardinal linemen during a morning practice this past Tuesday. Head coach Wes Hobbs reports that over 60 players turned out for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    August 29, 2013

Sports seasons are meant to be enjoyed by everyone

The fall sports season is fast approaching, as I’m sure many of you know or have noticed. So what does this mean, exactly? For starters, it means the annual Cheney Free Press Fall Sports Preview is coming Sept. 12 with in-depth pieces on your...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 29, 2013

Eastern's youth rules the day

Auditions were held for additional roles in Eastern Washington University’s upcoming 12-week football season that they plan – not hope – to add additional dates to the schedule. In the end...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 29, 2013

Benson begins quest to get EWU volleyball back to top

Eastern Washington University head volleyball coach Wade Benson gets to see if what he learned while at the next level can help rekindle the magic as the Eagles make their debut this weekend at the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 29, 2013

Control is the key

Medical Lake soccer player Emily Bonsant takes part in a ball control drill during a Tuesday morning practice. While the Cardinals do not play their first game until Sept. 14, Cheney will begin play...

 
 Sports    August 29, 2013

Eastern soccer drops opening matches

Eastern Washington University’s women’s soccer team came up both goal-less and winless in their two opening matches of the season this past weekend at the Sports and Recreation field in Cheney. The Eagles dropped a 1-0 contest to Gonzaga Friday a...