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Help wanted: business recruiter

The Cheney Planning Commission has forwarded a recommendation to the City Council regarding how economic development is done in the city. At its June 13 meeting, the commission asked council to consider creating and filling an in-house economic devel...

 

'Current' weather conditions

The weather turned lively in Cheney last Thursday evening as a brief, but intense, thunderstorm rumbled through the area. Cheney resident Randy Weatherbee took this photo of a lightning strike from...

 

AH farmers market presented to council

Plans for a farmers market in Airway Heights moved a little closer to reality with a briefing given to the City Council at its June 20 meeting. During a presentation updating the council on activities in the city by the Spokane Regional Health Distri...

 

Looking for deals

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney City Council approved a pair of resolutions at its June 14 meeting that in one case saved the city money on a Light Department purchase, and in the other may save money down the road. The council approved a $36,864...

 

Water conservation is the law in Medical Lake

While some cities are asking residents to voluntarily adhere to an irrigation schedule, in Medical Lake, when you are allowed to water is the law. In 2007, the City Council passed an ordinance establishing restrictions on irrigation from June –...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Front Page    June 23, 2016

Church planting

Church members JW Dalton and Christie Hoffman plant vegetables last Sunday in the new community garden located at the front of Cheney's St. Pauls Episcopal Church. See the story in Neighbor News,...

 

News Briefs

Fire officials concerned with fireworks, fire conditions Due to current sensitive fire conditions, local fire officials are urging everyone to use extreme caution with fireworks and campfires during this year’s Fourth of July celebration season....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016

Weather forecast is for 'a very normal summer'

Eastern Washington University geography professor Bob Quinn has been quite accurately forecasting the weather for decades, and teaching others along the way, too. As he retires after 49 years of work at the university, Quinn offered one final look...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 23, 2016

Cheney teachers participate in STEM Institute

Students might have seen the plethora of vehicles parked outside of Betz Elementary School last Tuesday and Wednesday, even though summer break had started for Cheney School District the previous...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 23, 2016

ML Knowledge Bowl team wraps up season in Chicago

The Medical Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team wrapped up its season after they competed in the National Academic Championship in Chicago, June 11-13. Medical Lake went 1-5 in the preliminary rounds. Ginny Luhn, one of the team’s coaches, said...

 
 By Lynn Burns    Education    June 23, 2016

CHS May students of the month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for May. Students are listed as follows by student name, department and grade level. Kasey Bein, instrumental music, senior, Sam...

 

Windsor Elementary library open for summer

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter For families with children attending Windsor Elementary School that are looking for some extra books to read over summer break, the school is conducting its annual summer library. Students and their parents can go to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016

Opinions vary on move of EWU graduation

Just like the ever-changing spring weather that was one of the reasons cited for moving Eastern Washington University graduation ceremonies indoors, opinions and evidence of just how the shift affecte...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016

JC's Mower Service fires up in Cheney

Jason Buck is taking what he learned in a 21-year career in the U.S. Air Force working on, among other things, high-powered jet engines, and translating that knowledge to lawnmowers. It has been a lon...

 

Beyond the fears, there are advantages to STEP

June 7 and 8 were a couple of banner days for the Spokane Tribe of Indians. On June 7, they received word they had been designated a Promise Zone by the federal government, a move putting them near the top of the list when they apply for economic...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    June 23, 2016

Priggee should not just be seen, but heard too

The images of political cartoonist Milt Priggees are seen regularly on the pages of the Cheney Free Press in the opinion section. The real Priggee, however, showed up June 9 to present lectures entitled “Cartooning in the Evergreen State.” His...

 

Dave Wilson is an alternative to establishment politics

As a lifelong Republican, I reject Donald Trump and what he stands for: racism, xenophobia, nativism and contempt for women, the disabled and other groups. Rather than adhere to our party’s conservative principles and state a clear program, he off...

 

Sanders supporters urged to rally to Hillary Clinton

A shout out to fellow Bernie supporters! We have had a big disappointment, but it is not wasted effort. Many people have been moved, new ideas have been heard, thoughts are percolating that have not been on the radar. He, and many of you, have spent...

 

St. Paul's plants garden to help community

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is hoping to help the Cheney community with planting a garden in front of their church. The Rev. Christine Soule hopes the garden will help show the community St. Paul's...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • June 24, Baby Play& Learn Storytime (ages 0-18 months) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • June 24, Sally Says: Simon’s Sister Takes Over. 3 – 4 p.m., community library. • June 25, Tennis Doubles Tournament, Cedar St. Tennis Courts. $12 per... Full story

 

Churches

United Church of Christ Cheney UCC Sunday services will be on June 26 at 10 a.m. We hope you can join us. We have installed three new ceiling fans. They are quiet and keep the temperature at a very comfortable level even on hot days. Pastor David... Full story

 

Gary Lee Bosworth

Gary Lee Bosworth, 65, passed peacefully into the Lord's loving hands on June 16, 2016 in Spokane, Wash. He succumbed to complications from leukemia. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Bosworth at... Full story

 

West Plains BRIEFS

Rodeo parade registration open This is your personal invite to participate in this year’s Cheney Rodeo Days Parade. Get your parade entry ready and register for the event that takes place Saturday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Cheney.... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 29, 2006 Three Cheney High School graduates crashed a truck 120 feet down a mountain in Montana, leaving one man, 21-year-old Aaron Rockey, with three broken vertebrae, a broken shoulder and some broken ribs. In American Legion...

 

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