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Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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Cheney council gets an upgrade

Shortly, Cheney City Council members will have a new tool to with which to do their work. At its Sept. 12 meeting, the council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing a policy governing the use of iPads by its members. The policy covers the...

 

ML council closes out summer schedule

Taking care of business was the order of the night at the Sept. 19 Medical Lake City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross answered citizen concerns, perhaps not to everyone’s liking. He fielded a complaint over the length of time it has... Full story

 

Feeling good

Eastern Washington University head coach Aaron Best, wife Kim and their three children celebrate the Eagles come-from-behind win over the University of Montana on the turf at Washington-Grizzly... Full story

 

Climate jury issues verdict on months ahead

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter After deliberating over the past month, the verdict is in and the region will see its weather in the months ahead under the influence of a return to a La Nina weather pa... Full story

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 28, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Airway Heights has a couple different events going on in the month of October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The first will take place on Oct. 4 at the Texas Roadhouse in Coeur... Full story

 

New grant to power Medical Lake STEM projects

Yoga pads, not yoga pants, will be a term discussed around the various schools in Medical Lake in the next five years. At its Sept. 19 meeting, the district's school board heard about efforts to...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 28, 2017

AH council gets parks and recreation activity update

At the Sept. 25 Airway Heights City Council, parks and recreation coordinator Glenn Horton gave a presentation on what events have been going on in the parks and recreation department. He went over what the teenagers and senior citizens have been doi...

 

West Nile virus confirmed in two Spokane County male residents

Spokane Regional Health District officials have confirmed reports of two human cases of West Nile virus — both likely acquired in Spokane County. These are the first in-state acquired human cases of the virus this year. In a Sept. 25 news release,...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    September 28, 2017

Northern Quest announces holiday season events

Northern Quest Resort and Casino has a full lineup going into the fall and winter season as they host a variety of shows. The first event will be the "Conquest of the Cage" on Nov. 4. The MMA event...

 

News briefs

Ice Age Floods hikes offered The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter is sponsoring a pair of hikes Oct. 7 and 8 to look at the geology of the upper Grand Coulee. Saturday, Oct. 7, is a hike to the Castle Lake Basin, located near the...

 

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago in 1942, the community held a scrap metal collection rally to support the U.S. military's efforts in fighting World War II. The metal drive lasted through the month of October...

 

Patriotism more than revering our national symbols

Here are some observations and thoughts on Donald Trump’s tirade against National Football League players protesting what they feel are racial injustices by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem at football games. First, let’s not lo... Full story

 

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated

Key tax policies emanating from the east and west coasts are like passenger trains passing one another heading in opposite directions. One train is loaded with elected officials proposing changes to reduce taxes while the other is packed with those... Full story

 

Being held responsible is an important educational lesson

My education has always been one of the most important things in my life. I grew up with a single mom who demonstrated that working hard and making good choices was a formula for success. Mirroring her responsibility has been the key to my own...

 

Grant article helpful in understanding street funding

I greatly appreciated the article on the front page of the Sept. 21 Cheney Free Press (“Moving on Up”) in which (Medical Lake City Administrator) Doug Ross explains how the process of obtaining grants for street repair works with respect to...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 18 Vitaliy V. Nazar, 27, was arrested on the 1300 block of First Street for third-degree driving while license suspended (DWLS). Sept. 19 Bjorn M. Manycolors, 24, was arrested on the 2700 block of First Street for third-degree...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 27, 2007 The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a $1.48 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment to Cheney to help build a 38-acre research and industrial park located at West First Street. Medical Lake City...

 

From the archives: 1987

This Medical Lake Elementary School youngster found he can move along the monkey bars almost as easily as he can walk. Cool days were setting in, as can be seen by the jackets, but that didn't stop...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Oct. 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for older elementary school...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Oct. 3, Flightless Bird Running Club,... Full story

 

Flora Belle (Leigh) Dobbins

Flora Belle (Leigh) Dobbins Born Feb. 17, 1929. Passed Sept. 25, 2017. Flora Belle, based on her faith in Jesus Christ, has willingly taken her journey to be with her Lord in the heavenly kingdom.... Full story

 

Lucinda (Cindy) Harmon

Lucinda (Cindy) Harmon Lucinda was born on Nov. 13, 1959, and passed on Sept 18, 2017. Wife, mom, sister, sister-in-law and friend, she will be missed by husband, Denny Harmon, daughter Christina... Full story

 

Graeme Webster

Graeme Webster Graeme Webster, 73 passed away Sept. 14, 2017. Webster was born March 2, 1944 in Aberdeen Scotland to Alan and Nan Webster. After coming to the United States, Webster eventually... Full story

 

Time is running out to see 'Academia Nuts'

There are still six performances left to see StageWest Theatre’s “Academia Nuts” by Gregg Kreutz and directed by Harry Schafer. This Friday and Saturday nights are at 7 p.m. and this Sunday at 3 p.m. A dinner theater performance is Saturday,...

 

Blackhawks 'pop' at the inaugural Battle of the 509

The official count of runners at the inaugural Battle of the 509 cross country meet last Saturday at Fairways Golf Course was 701, coming from 25 different schools. How many spectators were there at...

 

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