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Articles from the September 12, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 12, 2013

Council approves additional CDBG funds

Cheney’s City Council moved swiftly through a number of action items at its first meeting in September Tuesday night, passing eight resolutions and holding all three readings and final passage of a budget ordinance. Resolution E-162 allows the...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    September 12, 2013

Prop. 1 to go ahead

Following a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 10, the board of Spokane County Commissioners voted unanimously to support Proposition 1 in the upcoming general election, which would collect property taxes to eliminate encroachment on Fairchild Air Force...

 By Harlan Shellabarger    Front Page    September 12, 2013

Near miss

Cheney residents avoided potential disaster Monday night when the driver of this truck bypassed road closed signs at the corner of Second and C streets, struck and went over a sand berm and into a...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 12, 2013

Golden Hills fourth addition given third plat extension

Owners of the final two phases of Cheney’s Golden Hills subdivision will get an additional two more years to finish a project that began almost nine years ago and has helped expand the city’s...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    September 12, 2013

Spokane County Council of Governments highlights regional activity

Last Friday, Sept. 6, government representatives and business leaders met at the annual Council of Governments meeting at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, bringing forward some of the larger issues affecting the Inland Northwest. First off was...

 By Kathy Brainard    Education    September 12, 2013

The trip of a lifetime

This summer 18 Cheney High School students had the amazing opportunity to travel to Europe for 19 days, visiting 11 major cities in seven different nations. Five adults accompanied them, including...

 Opinion    September 12, 2013

EWU's athletic gains worth more than just a check

Back on Aug. 31 when Vernon Adams’ touchdown run with 23 seconds remaining helped propel Eastern Washington to a stunning 49-46 upset victory over Oregon State, the news shocked the college football world. After all, the only thing the Eagles were...

 By JAMES EIK    Opinion    September 12, 2013

Sometimes simpler things are the best

The economy is still struggling, gas prices are high, Congress is debating potential actions in the Middle East, JJ Abrams has placed his love of Star Wars above Star Trek and the Mariners are still in the cellar of the American League West. I tell...

 By Dr JANET NORBY    Opinion    September 12, 2013

Constitution Day gives cause to reflect as citizens

On Sept. 17, 1787, 42 delegates from 13 colonies met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to sign the Constitution of the United States. The four-page, handwritten document they signed that day is now considered by many to embody the greatest express...

 By DREW PETERSON    News    September 12, 2013

Owl brings Hoot to Cheney downtown

Local pharmacies generally don’t couple as the fashion center of a town, but that is exactly what Owl Pharmacy is trying accomplish in Cheney with the opening of their new clothing store expansion H...

 News    September 12, 2013

Turnbull family bike or hike Sept. 28

The Friends of Turnbull invites families, and small groups to enjoy a bike ride on the 5.5-mile auto tour route through the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Sept. 28, particularly from...

 By JAMES EIK    News    September 12, 2013

Airway Heights September planning meeting canceled

The September meeting of the Airway Heights Planning Commission was canceled due to lack of quorum. One of the commission’s current three members was unable to make the meeting, which led to its cancellation. There are still two open spots on the...

 News    September 12, 2013

When car meets cement truck

A car-cement truck accident at the First Street and Cheney-Spangle intersection downtown last Wednesday afternoon sent the driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the hospital with non-life threatening...

 News    September 12, 2013

Local DUI emphasis patrols nab 119 motorists

Washington Traffic Safety Commission officials released results last week from the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Aug. 16 through Sept. 2 in Spokane, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties of Eas...

 By CHRIS THOMAS    News    September 12, 2013

New study of Washington drivers: accidents waiting to happen?

SPOKANE - One in 12 Washington drivers was spotted either texting or talking on the phone, in a study of motorists’ behavior released Monday. Researchers sat at busy intersections in six counties...

 News    September 12, 2013

Fairchild reunion this Sunday

A reunion of Fairchild Air Force Base 92nd Wing veterans is taking place Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1-4 p.m. at Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park. The reunion is for former and current Air Force members (including civilians) from Fairchild’s 92nd Wing....

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    September 12, 2013

Dorfners selflessly take boys under their wings

The Dorfners consider their three-and-a-half-year sojourn working with nine boys on the Hutton Settlement a ministry. Kelly Dorfner gives a brief account of how the settlement came to be. “In the late 1900s Levi Hutton, who was an orphan himself,...

 Neighborhood    September 12, 2013


Emmanuel Lutheran Church Join us Sunday, Sept. 15 for Rally Day. Meet and greet our Sunday school teachers from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A blessing of students and teachers will take place during worship at 10:30 a.m. A potluck lunch...

 Neighborhood    September 12, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 18, 2003 Initial totals from a ballot measure that would restore funding to Cheney parks through an increase in utility taxes showed it to be passing by over 200 votes. As of Sept. 16, with 1,257 of Cheney’s voters casting...

 By DR SCOTT R BORGHOLTHAUS    Neighborhood    September 12, 2013

Children's vision takes trip back to school

It’s that time of year again; watching for the school bus, checking the clock to make sure you’re on time for class, watching the teacher write on the overhead, and of course reading. All these tasks are quite easy unless your child has a vision...

 Obituaries    September 12, 2013

David Scott Bell

David Scott Bell, 79, passed away in the arms of his wife of 35 years, Melanie, on Aug. 29 at their home on the east bank of his beloved Columbia River in Evans, Wash. He was a husband, father,... Full story

 Obituaries    September 12, 2013

Robert Edgar Danforth

Robert Edgar (Bob) Danforth, 83, passed away on Aug. 6 at his home in Walla Walla after a courageous one year battle with cancer. Barbara, his wife of 61 years, and other family members were by his side. Bob was born Sept. 7, 1929 in Spokane to... Full story

 Obituaries    September 12, 2013

Anthony Lee (Tony) Clibon

Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of our dear and unforgettable friend, Tony Clibon. This event and fellowship will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake under the picnic gazebo. Share a meal... Full story

 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    September 12, 2013

Serious infections being spread by tick bites

When my dog and I walk along the Snake River during the warm seasons of the year, we can both come home with a tick or two. I’m used to feeling those little legs on my skin or scalp and picking off the critters. If I’m lucky, I get to them...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    September 12, 2013

Mileage not an issue in Cheney's 30-8 win at E.V. Yakima

Not even an hours-long road trip and ton of penalty yardage could keep the Cheney football team out of the win column last Friday night. The Blackhawks overcame a three-plus hour road trip and 160 yar...


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