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Medical Lake declares emergency

With most of its vehicles either destroyed or unfixable, the Medical Lake City Council passed an emergency resolution April 19 that will allow the Maintenance Department to get back on its feet when it comes to upkeep and repairs around the city. In...

 

Preventive measures

That column of smoke Cheney-area residents saw Monday afternoon was merely a prescribed burn at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Spokane County Fire District 3 and other area fire officials want to...

 

Public art policy proposed for Airway Heights

Airway Heights may have public art included in future construction projects, if a proposed policy heading to the next City Council meeting is approved. At its April 25 study session, the council agreed to move forward a policy that would allow city...

 
 By jo    Front Page    April 28, 2016

A dab of color

A small section of Cheney resident Ed Resen's thousands of tulips bask in the spring sun, April 20. To find out how many Resen has, read the Yard of the Month story in this issue....

 

Parks and Recreation has activities for all Cheney residents

Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department has new activities mixed with old favorites for area residents this spring and summer - all of which are detailed in its 32-page "Experience Cheney" 2016...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Campus protest

Scott Herndon with the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho (left) speaks to Eastern Washington University students during an anti-abortion protest on campus, April 26....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 28, 2016

Treasure Preschool students cycle to help other kids

Round and round the three-wheelers go, and when they stop, Rachel Showalter knows. "They go until they're just too pooped out," the teacher and owner of Treasure Preschool said about the school's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 28, 2016

Tulips tops for Yard of the Month winner

Ed Resen has been gardening for a long time. At least since the late 1960s, which is when he and his wife moved into their Cheney house at 927 Oakland St. As Resen began his hobby, he kept collecting...

 

News briefs

Guns and Hoses hockey game April 30 The sixth annual Guns and Hoses hockey game will take place at Eagles Ice-A-Rena on Saturday, April 30, with the puck dropping at 5 p.m.  The game features local law enforcement taking on local firefighters to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 28, 2016

Dirty Diggers Gardening Club continues to grow

Snowdon Elementary School's Dirty Diggers Organic Gardening Club isn't just a clever name. During lunch recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will go outside to the back of the building to where...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 28, 2016

Ryan repeats as MLMS chess tournament champion

The Medical Lake Middle School held its third annual chess tournament, April 23, with Josh Wagner winning the eighth-grade and under division and Jeremy Ryan winning the ninth-grade and older...

 

CHS March students of the month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for March. Students are listed as follows by student name, department and grade level. Kain Barnes, business, sophomore; Melissa...

 

West Plains residents make EWU winter quarter Dean's List

Eastern Washington University recently named the following West Plains students to the winter quarter dean’s honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Airway Heights —Jared Costilla and Cory Loucks. Cheney — Cody Ableman, Holiel Alboraik,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 28, 2016

Eastern State Hospital ramps up hiring efforts

Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake recently held job fairs in an effort to fill new positions at the state-owned mental health facility. “We’re expanding, we have a new ward,” ESH’s Julie Allen, human resources director said. “That’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 28, 2016

Starbucks brewing up new location

The Petro Station at exit 272 on Interstate 90 at State Route 902 will soon be adding a Starbucks to its food and beverage offerings. The coffee seller is projected to open in mid-May and will have...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 28, 2016

Cheney Farmers Market opens May 3

The Cheney Farmers Market opens at the Marketplace Bakery and Restaurant, Tuesday, May 3 amidst the excitement of having a new location with the exposure of plenty of vehicle traffic and the biggest...

 

Cheney High FBLA members qualify for national conference

The Cheney High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter had a fantastic showing at the Washington State Business Leadership Conference in Spokane, April 21-23. Twenty-seven students...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    April 28, 2016

Charging station

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop and Bill Williams, business development manager at Telefonix Inc., stand next to one of the new electric vehicle charging stations during the university's...

 

Water restrictions right step, but add questions

Water is once again becoming a hot commodity in the area. Although the winter and spring seasons were wetter this year than in the previous two years, the city of Cheney is preparing for irrigation season by asking residents and businesses to follow...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    April 28, 2016

TSA's 'reverse screening' the ultimate in insane policy

So you thought the TSA strip searches of granny in the wheelchair, or the infant that received special screening made your eyes roll and blood boil when trying to board a commercial flight? The folks that brought you X-Ray vision in the past most rec...

 

Dan Horton and Wendy Jarchow win Spokane County Fire District 3 awards

Spokane County Fire District 3 has announced the 2015 recipients for Firefighter and Officer of the Year. Firefighter Dan Horton and Lieutenant Firefighter Wendy Jarchow were recognized for their...

 

Only six more chances to enjoy 'Getting Sara Married'

The first three performances of StageWest Community Theatre’s production of “Getting Sara Married” are in the books, and just six remain. Audiences have been small but the laughs have been large and loud. “Getting Sara Married” stars...

 

Isabell C. Standish

Isabell C. Standish, 94, of Cheney, passed away April 16, 2016 at the Cheney Care Center. She was born Aug. 22, 1921 in Tacoma, Wash. to Eddie and Alice (Barker) Allen. She came to Cheney in 1989 and... Full story

 

Bruce Lowell Williams

Bruce Lowell Williams, 61, of Cheney, passed away Feb. 13, 2016 after a year-long battle with end-stage renal failure. Born June 4, 1954 in Kennewick, Wash. to James and Naomi (Griffith) Williams,... Full story

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church will host a National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited. “We desperately need God’s healing touch now, as our nation is drifting away from...

 

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