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Sports Week for Sept. 6, 2012

Sports Week COLLEGE FOOTBALL Eastern Washington University Saturday, Sept. 8 at Washington State. noon. Saturday, Sept. 15, bye. HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Sept. 8, Cheney, Medical Lake at Silverwood Coaster Classic, Silverwood 8:30 a.m. Sat... Full story


Eastern soccer hits road, then has homestand

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team will travel to familiar Hillsboro Stadium, home of Big Sky Conference foe PSU. But this trip to Portland will not include a match against the Vikings. Instead, the... Full story


Crews battle pair of wild fires Saturday

Almost 400 combined acres charred near Fishtrap Lake, south of Turnbull By JOHN McCALLUM Editor A pair of wild land fires occupied southwest Spokane County emergency officials last Saturday, both igniting at about the same time but miles apart.... Full story


Volunteers aim to help lighten the load for Cheney police

Police Department starts Volunteers in Policing group By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter A new group of citizens is forming to help out the Cheney Police Department. Volunteers In Policing, or VIP, is a new program aimed at reducing the workload of... Full story


Woman's body found Tuesday in Medical Lake near park

Medical Examiner rules death a drowning, victim's name withheld pending notification By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Spokane County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was found in Medical Lake at Waterfront Park the morning of Tuesday, Sep... Full story


Annual Cheney Coats 4 Kids community coat drive begins Sept. 10

The annual Coats 4 Kids/Cheney Community Coat Drive is underway. Coats can be donated at any of the local Cheney School District schools or at many local churches and businesses beginning Sept. 10. All of the coats are being cleaned at Scollards....


Medical Lake's Senior Meals will operate from a new location

Lutheran church will host program By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Following its break over the summer months, the Senior Meals program in Medical Lake is returning but in a new location. Instead of serving meals at the St. Anne Catholic Church, the... Full story


Behavioral program seeks change for offenders

Classes offer first-hand look at changes in thinking process By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter A new 12-week course at the Airway Heights Corrections Center aims to prevent current offenders from committing crimes that may incarcerate them in the future....


AH council holds its first study session

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The Airway Heights City Council held its first study session meeting Monday, Aug. 27, reviewing items that will go on agendas for upcoming meetings. Several of the city's departments brought non-action items forward for... Full story


Cheney Historical Museum

In 1887 the Cheney School District organized its own school after dissolution of the merger with the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy over, among other issues, the feeling that Congregationalists had too much influence over the Academy, which was supposed...


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 12, 2002 Citing the need to close a $450,000 budget deficit, the Cheney City Council, by a slim 4-3 vote, approved a 7 percent increase in city taxes on water, sewer and solid waste. The increase would cost the average homeowner...


Construction to cause EWU campus power outages

To facilitate the electrical connection of the new Eastern Washington University residence hall to the campus high voltage electrical system, a series of electrical shutdowns will occur at EWU Wednesday, Sept. 12. Affected buildings and offices will...


Medical Lake gets late scores from Tappero, Kelly to topple St. Maries 39-32

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The last time the Medical Lake Cardinals visited St. Maries they came away stunned on the wrong end of a 28-27 loss where the hometown Lumberjacks scored the winning points on a broken play with no time remaining. Last...


In Our Opinion: School starting again means an opportunity for community

Cheney has two seasons: Summer and School. As residents know, the second season will arrive in the next few weeks as Cheney schools and Eastern Washington University resume classes. Like every small town in America that plays host to a college, the... Full story


Write to the Point To succeed, America needs successful business and prosperous labor force

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor So, how did you spend your Labor Day? I spent my three-day weekend in a variety of ways. Saturday I covered Cheney football after helping out with a yard sale in the morning. Sunday I was at the yard sale all day after... Full story


Naming process begins for Medical Lake Alternative School

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The Medical Lake Alternative School could receive a new name in the coming months, following a discussion at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Medical Lake school board. Principal Trish Smith said students from last year went...


Crunch Time for September 6, 2012

‘Labour Day' was hardly a holiday for former Eastern Eagles Mitchell, Nichols, Sherritt all get some TV time in ‘Classic' By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Monday was no holiday for a trio of former Eastern Washington Eagle football players. Bo Levi... Full story


Westlake takes new Eastern volleyball coaching duties in stride

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Lisa Westlake had her regular role as assistant coach abruptly changed last week with the sudden resignation of head coach Miles Kydd. Unable to comment on any of the details surrounding, or leading up to the change,...


Blackhawks fall to East Valley-Yakima on last minute score

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If it weren't for one big, last minute play in last Saturday's Cheney-East Valley (Yakima) game at the Kickoff Classic, the Blackhawks and Red Devils might still be playing. The mistake-filled, defensive battle mixed with... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Public engagement system gets input on transportation This summer, the Washington State Transportation Commission launched the Voice of Washington State (VOWS), an innovative web-based public engagement program, which includes seven regional...


Water fight caps Cheney band camp

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter For two weeks in August, a bunch of teenagers got up early in the morning to voluntarily heft heavy objects, high-step in formation across a field and make beautiful music, all in the heat of late summer. While this...


Lady Hawks drop soccer opener to Ferris

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor For the first 40 minutes the Cheney girls' soccer team hung with Ferris of the Greater Spokane League in non-league action last Friday. It was the last 40 minutes that proved the Lady Hawks undoing as the visitors from...


Fermantez named to GU Invite All-Tournament team

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Sophomore Talia Fermantez was recognized for her strong performance both offensively and defensively at the Gonzaga Invitational. The 6-foot-1-inch middle blocker was one of six elite athletes named to the All-Tournament...