Articles from the September 20, 2012 edition

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Free Press Sports Briefs for Sept. 20, 2012

Cardinal CC team opts for Connell Smoky conditions forced cancellation of last Saturday's Seaport Classic cross country race in Clarkston, Wash. and Medical Lake was left without a race to run. This week, with the Wenatchee Invite in question due to...


Sports Week for Sept. 20, 2012

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Sept. 22, Eastern Washington at Weber State, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Eastern Washington hosts Montana, 5:05 p.m. COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL Thursday, Sept. 20, Eastern Washington at Montana St., Time TBA. Saturday, Sept. 22,...


Crunch Time for September 20, 2012

You're rafting what river and where? In September? Tieton River is a tradition that lives on and on and on after years and years By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It's not often you'll hear where dams and river rafting are a compatible pair. Streams... Full story


Lady Hawks blitz Deer Park, Colville for soccer wins

Big victories move Cheney to 2-0 in Great Northern League By JOHN McCALLUM Editor There are still things about his team that first-year head coach Nels Radtke is finding out but one thing is for certain: The Cheney girls soccer team won't have... Full story


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 26, 2002 Angry that the Cheney City Council passed a 7-percent increase on utility rates, citizens began to circulate a petition that would require council to reconsider the matter. A total of 503 signatures would be required....


STA presents future transit plan to Airway Heights council

Frequency of service to city could increase under new approach By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Spokane Transit Authority chief executive officer E. Susan Meyer outlined the future growth of public transit in the Spokane region at the Monday, Sept. 17... Full story


Cheney Ben Franklin closing after 31 years

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Mim Shamblin feels she has been blessed in her career. She runs the fabric department at Cheney's Ben Franklin store, and has been since 1979. Owner Bill Nation says “she came with the store” when he bought it in... Full story


STA studies bus service to Cheney

Long-term planning includes express route into Spokane By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter For many in Cheney, an STA bus signifies accessibility to work and necessities. For even more students and staff at Eastern Washington University, it's an easy, che... Full story


It's a dog's life fetching for a living

Dr. E. KIRSTEN PETERS Contributor My brown mutt and I went for a walk recently on an old railroad grade at the edge of a ghost-town where we sometimes stroll. Buster Brown is a Lab mix, with an emphasis on the mix. Buster likes to visit the... Full story


Cards roll over Grizzlies in NEA opener

Tappero scores four TDs, defense stays stout in Medical Lake's 34-7 win over Newport By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter In Medical Lake's seemingly easy 34-7 football victory last Friday over Newport on the road in their Northeast A League opener, the...



St. Paul's Episcopal Church All are welcome. A welcoming haven, nourishing all God's people in body, mind and spirit. The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Eucharist at 11 a.m., Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside. Child care is...


Letters to the Editor

Nothing wrong in education with the word ‘alternative' It is the age of budget cuts and fiscal responsibility. That being said, it makes one wonder why the Medical Lake School Board and district are considering changing the name of the Medical Lake...


In Our Opinion: Do presidential debates really provide an even platform?

It's widely argued as to what extent the presidential debates play in the eventual outcome of an election. One side of history, at least that which has been studied and measured by the Gallup organization – as famous for their polls as Idaho is...


Students, staff thankful for new building at Medical Lake Alternative School

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Students and staff at the Medical Lake Alternative School are settling into their new home, a new building, this year. The move took only a few days in the third week of August, transporting desks, books, computers and...


Eastern Washington University retains military-friendly award status

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2013. This is the fourth consecutive year EWU has been recognized by the magazine, which surveyed more than 12,000...


Cheney school board remains busy as schools kick off

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Enrollment in the Cheney School District has grown by more than 100 students over the summer. The enrollment numbers, as well as reports on opening two new middle schools this month, topped the first meeting of the...


Write to the Point: Where is the line with online censorship?

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Last Tuesday, escalating protests were sparked by an American-produced anti-Muslim video in Libya and Yemen. Then, later in the week, Google-owned YouTube made the unusual choice to block the video that sparked the prot...


Detectives still processing a ML house fire

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Details on a house fire Sunday, Sept. 9 are being held while the case is currently under investigation. Spokane County Sheriff's Office public information officer Craig Chamberlain said fire investigators and major crimes...


Shared asset funds will upgrade police equipment

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Airway Heights' police department will benefit from a total of $271,105.62 in shared assets from a 2010 investigation, working with the Washington State Patrol and the FBI. Agencies investigated reports of stolen metal... Full story


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