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Council OKs Light Department increases

In a harbinger of things to come, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved two ordinances and a resolution updating Light Department service charges and fees and changing how those will take place in the future if needed. The biggest change made...

 

AH holds hearing on expansion

At a special Aug. 27 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing for the proposed Seaport Steel expansion. Seaport Steel intended to present their plans at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting for...

 

Silverbird airstrip proposal receives county approval

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner’s office has given approval to a conditional use permit for construction of a private airstrip on 151 acres of land located about a half mile northeast of Cheney along the Cheney-Spokane Road. Dennis Reed, the pr...

 

Get Your Red On

Cheney Free Press staff display their Eagle colors and support for Eastern Washington's football team last Friday. The Cheney Free Press is challenging all Cheney businesses to show their support by...

 

Nadine Arévalo leaves Cheney with many pleasant memories

The official face of Eastern Washington University the past eight years has been that of recently retired president Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo. But those most familiar with the school might argue there was...

 

Parks and Rec vs. Heights Church

Alex Adams (left) of the Parks, Recreation and Services department and Keith Austin (right) of the Heights Church let go of their racers during the fourth annual Watermelon Races at the Airway...

 

Cadence moves downtown Cheney

Cadence Massage and Esthetics owner Kahla Noel is a Cheney-ite to the bone. Noel grew up here, was Cheney Rodeo Queen in 2006, graduated from Cheney High in 2007, went to Eastern Washington...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    September 4, 2014

Ball and Dodd funeral home demolished

The Ball and Dodd funeral home and the house next to it, once used as a caretaker's residence, located on 111 W. Brooks Road, is being removed. The city of Medical Lake purchased the funeral home in...

 

West Plains Briefs

Gardeners meeting Sept. 8 The Gardeners of Cheney meets Monday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sessions Village Center. Club members will share their craft ideas. Guests are always welcome. Feed Medical Lake Sept. 8 Feed Medical Lake hosts the Medica... Full story

 

Medical Lake School District adopts Engage NY Math curriculum

At the Aug. 26 school board meeting, the Medical Lake School District board of directors approved the Engage NY Math Curriculum. According to the Engage NY website, the curriculum is created by the New York State Education Department to implement...

 

Cheney school board accepts technical grant, approves ASB fees

Other than passing a resolution to hold a high school construction bond vote in 2015, the Cheney School Board's agenda for their final meeting, Aug. 20, before the start of the 2014-2015 school year was rather light. The board unanimously approved th...

 

New to the district

Some of the close to 40 new teachers and staff hires in the Cheney School District pose for a photo during the Aug. 20 orientation session at the district's support site on Needham...

 

Everett transitions into role as ML special education coordinator

There are some changes coming for Medical Lake School District’s Special Education program. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) coordinator Ann Everett is the new special education coordinator for the school district. Everett spent mos...

 

Businesses should get their red on and support their team

Fans dressed in red from head to toe fill the bleachers of Roos Field every home game in a show of support of the Eastern Washington football team. Football lovers who cannot make it to Roos Field will watch the game and cheer the Eagles from their...

 

Reflecting on time spent with the real friends in one's life

This Labor Day weekend offered up a little bit of everything. There was some family and fun time. I tinkered and got caught up on all kinds of nagging little projects. Worked a little, too, getting up close and personal — as much as the side judge...

 

McMorris Rodgers' response shows lack of understanding

Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ canned email response to my concerns about the current Israeli-Palestinian armed conflict reflects her alarming lack of understanding of the basis of the conflict and a callous attitude toward the sanctity of human life....

 

Cheney High School class of 1942 reunites again

Did you know the class of Cheney High School seniors in 1942 had a reunion Aug. 21 at Darcy's Restaurant in Spokane Valley? This was their 72nd reunion. Their classroom in 1942 was in the old Wren Pierson building, accommodating 46 graduates. World...

 

Gene Lilienkamp

Gene Lilienkamp (age 75) peacefully went home to be with Jesus Aug. 29, 2014 at Hospice of Spokane (South) after many days of being surrounded by his family following complications from outpatient... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 9, 2004 Medical Lake resident and Spokane city employee, John Aiken, threw his hat into the ring for consideration to become Washington's next governor by adding his name to the...

 

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago on September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. This action started a new European war just twenty-one years after the end of World War I. Many in our area had watched the growing unrest and turmoil in Europe through the last...

 

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Sept. 5, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Sept. 8, Planning Commission meeting, City Hall Council Chambers, 5:30 p.m. • Sept. 8, Gardeners of Cheney meeting,... Full story

 

Highway 2 project almost done

Airway Heights residents driving along Highway 2 might notice a new addition. The city of Airway Heights is almost finished with the shared use path on Highway 2, from Garfield Road to east of Hayford Road. Public Works director Kelly Williquette...

 

Eastern will try again against UW at Husky Stadium

There's not much remaining of the place where Eastern Washington University first met the University of Washington on the football field and where the Eagles nearly pulled off its first win over a...

 

Eagles roll, then wobble, but beat Bulldogs 41-9

As expected, the Eastern Washington University football team handled their National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics brethren from Montana Western University with ease in Saturday night's...

 

It's time to take supporting Eagles to a higher level

It’s September and you know what that means? Cooler nights and days, that fall crispness beginning to hang in the air. Leaves changing splashing the landscape with paint pallets of color. The daily ritual of the school bus processionals...

 

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