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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 20, 2017

Lawsuit filed over STEP

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior on April 12 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. According to court documen...

 

Striking it rich

Dane and Kristin Paulson watch as their 21-month-old daughter Savanna lays her hands on the mother of all eggs - the Golden Egg - at the Cheney Kiwanis Easter egg hunt last Saturday at Salnave Park....

 

Cheney seeks parks grant funds

Parks and Recreation took center stage during the resolution portion of the April 11 Cheney City Council meeting. The department, which typically doesn’t present at council meetings, has received one grant and is in the process of applying for...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 20, 2017

AH council OKs agreement with District 10

The Airway Heights City Council went through a plethora of items at its April 17 meeting. Council approved an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement with the city and Spokane County Fire District 10 for deputy fire chief services. Councilman Do...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 20, 2017

Happy dash

Kids, with their parents in tow, charge onto Medical Lake's Waterfront fields to find as many eggs and candy as they can at last Saturday's Kiwanis Easter egg hunt....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017

Cheney commissioner questions panels role on land use

Cheney Planning Commissioner Rick Mount is no stranger to the accountability of public office, having served on the Cheney School Board for 18 years. After a recent vote on a controversial issue, he found himself back on the hot seat. In comments at...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

McCollum begins law enforcement career with Airway Heights

Officer Joseph McCollum had about 10 minutes to talk before he was out the door on another call. McCollum is one of two new officers recently hired at the Airway Heights Police Department and is...

 

Lecture, field trip highlight local details of megaflood

The Cheney/Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has scheduled a pair of events for April 28 and April 29. On April 28, Eastern Washington University geology professor Dr. Linda McCollum will give the lecture: “Megaflood Pathway Down...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 20, 2017

CSD's Catheleen Schlotter receives national award

Cheney School District's Catheleen Schlotter said some of her colleagues have teased her that she should put her recent award on a lanyard and wear it around so all can see it. That would need to be...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 20, 2017

Eastern prepares for 20th annual symposium

Eastern Washington University is holding its 20th annual Research and Creative Works Symposium Week, May 15-17. The three day event is an opportunity for staff, students and community members to view various research projects from undergraduate and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 20, 2017

MLMS PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for March. March's trait is diligence. Students received certificates and T-shirts and were...

 

Education briefs

Cheney and Medical Lake scholars honored Students from Cheney and Medical Lake high schools were among the many graduating seniors honored at the 25th annual Spokane Scholars Banquet, April 17, at the Spokane Convention Center. Students are listed...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

STEP off-site traffic improvement projects underway

Airway Heights residents and visitors to the area may notice a couple of traffic improvements on U.S. Highway 2 around the same time of the Spokane Tribe Economic Project’s opening. During the Airway Heights City Council’s April 10 study...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

Prize basket

Ezra Evans, wearing his Pikachu hat, shows off his prize basket filled with toys and candy. Evans was one of many youngsters who claimed a prize basket at the Airway Heights Easter Egg hunt, April...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 20, 2017

Fairchild and private groundwater wells undergo testing

Several groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base are undergoing testing for chemicals. In an April 3 news release, Fairchild Public Affairs announced that in February, engineers contracted by the U.S. Air Force, found five non-drinking...

 

Child abuse prevention merits year-round talk

Among other things, April is recognized as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month” across the United States. The annual observance, which began in 1983, focuses on preventing child abuse and neglect in all of its forms and ensuring kids grow up...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    April 20, 2017

I never needed Earth Day to respect nature

Earth Day, birthday. Kinda’ rhymes doesn’t it? Come to find out I was born on Earth Day, or since I first appeared in the world April 22, 1953 and Earth Day was hatched in 1970, it must be the other way around. I’ll blame my confusion over the...

 

Tax Day – more for nuclear weapons, less for people

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value,” former vice president Joe Biden, quoting his father, knew that a budget reflected the values and priorities of our nation. Each April our country funds its...

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    April 20, 2017

Cheney boys and girls take on West Valley track and field

Cheney's girls' track and field team kept their Great Northern League mark perfect at 3-0 with a 90-60 win over visiting West Valley last Wednesday. The boys' team just missed an upset last Wednesday... Full story

 
 By John McCallum    Photos    April 20, 2017

Lady Blackhawks rally for pair of softball wins

The Cheney High softball team found itself in a somewhat unusual position last week -needing to rally to keep its perfect record intact. In the end, the Lady Blackhawks did that in two of three... Full story

 

Yoga classes are being offered around Cheney

Cindy Bourgoin, personal trainer since 1998 and a citizen of Cheney since 1979, is now leaving a permanent footprint in the community. She started teaching yoga for the community in the fall of 2016. She has two sessions open to residents, one...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 19, 2007 Senior Hall at Eastern Washington University hosted reopening ceremonies. The foyer had been remodeled with the original C Street brick wall as part of the interior. Jenna Clabaugh of Medical Lake was a finalist for...

 

Churches

Congregational Church (formerly United Church of Christ at 423 Sixth St.) This Sunday, a group of people will present “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Bill Weaver. This is an interesting story from America’s not-too-distant past, teaching...

 

Amy Louise McGreevy

Amy Louise McGreevy was born on May 14, 1982 in Pomeroy, Wash.  She passed from this earth too early at the age of 34 on April 10, 2017 in Spokane. Amy grew up in Lynden, Wash., graduating from... Full story

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive April 28 The Inland Northwest Blood Center, together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac, will hold a blood drive on Friday, April 28, from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on First...

 

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