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Articles from the October 4, 2012 edition

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 By BECKY THOMAS    Front Page    October 4, 2012

More senior housing at Cheney Care

It was a vision for many years: to create another housing option for active seniors in Cheney. The vision was to offer the independence of living in a single-family home while alleviating the hassle o... Full story

 
 By Photo by Paul Delaney    Front Page    October 4, 2012

Ambulance caused crash

An AMR ambulance failed to yield when pulling onto SR 904 Thursday, Sept. 27, causing a minor collision that backed up traffic during the lunch hour. According to the Washington State Patrol, there... Full story

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 4, 2012

Land use resolution is near

Airway Heights is nearing the culmination of discussions relating to Spokane County’s Joint Land Use Study, with a draft proposal being revealed in the coming weeks. Mayor Patrick Rushing said at the Monday, Oct. 1 Airway Heights City Council... Full story

 
 By BECKY THOMAS    Front Page    October 4, 2012

Knowledge about power gives consumers power

A light left on, an aging refrigerator or a leaky window frame might not seem like a big deal. But add up the inefficiencies and the result could be a giant electric bill at the end of the month. The problem is often a lack of awareness of what...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    October 4, 2012

A neighborly gathering

Students and faculty mill about the Eastern Washington University campus mall at last Friday’s Neighbor Days. Neighbor Days is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to come on... Full story

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 4, 2012

Sites move forward in jail selection process

The search for a new Spokane County jail site officially has 10 new locations added to the list. Moving into thefunctional analysis portion of the Essential Public Facility siting process, the new loc... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    October 4, 2012

EWU’s Learning Commons lets students tailor their environment

It may say JFK Library on the outside, but on the inside Eastern Washington University’s main research and studying facility has become something new and different. University board trustees,... Full story

 
 By BECKY THOMAS    Education    October 4, 2012

Local women educators sorority celebrates anniversary

Alpha Nu, the Cheney-Medical Lake chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, is celebrating through the month of October as the international sorority of women educators marks its 65th anniversary. Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove will deliver a proclamation at next... Full story

 
 By BECKY THOMAS    Education    October 4, 2012

After school program at Cheney middle schools created through grant, city partnership

The Cheney School Board held its regular meeting at the new Westwood Middle School following a dedication ceremony for the building Sept. 26. The board approved agreements with the cities of Cheney an...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Education    October 4, 2012

Name change continues to develop for ML alternative school

The Medical Lake School District board of directors considered a list of names provided by students for its alternative school, continuing on a discussion from last month’s meeting. At the board’s Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting, the list included...

 
 Education    October 4, 2012

Book sale at Medical Lake library returns Oct. 5

Medical Lake Friends of the Library will hold its semi-annual book sale Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days. There will be great bargains in many categories: fiction, non-fiction, cooking and crafts, books for...

 
 Education    October 4, 2012

ML Friends of the Library read ‘Little Bee’

The Medical Lake Friends of the Library Book Club will be discussing “Little Bee” by British author Chris Cleave. “Little Bee” is the selection for the 11th annual Spokane is Reading event, Friday, Oct. 12. Chris Cleave will be in Spokane...

 
 Opinion    October 4, 2012

If new jail site suits county, take Medical Lake off jail site list

It was good news to read last week that Spokane County Commissioners are reconsidering their 2010 decision to build a new jail near White Road just off the I-90 Medical Lake interchange. It was even better news that a recent study of 10 new sites...

 
 By James Eik    Opinion    October 4, 2012

Changing perspective by changing a lens

This last weekend, I took advantage of one of the precious few free days for state parks in Washington, where it’s not required to own a Discover Pass to enjoy public lands. It marked my first visit to the Bowl and Pitcher at Riverside State Park,...

 
 Neighborhood    October 4, 2012

Cheney Fire Department hosts open house

The Cheney Fire Department invites the community to an open house Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m .at the fire station, 611 Fourth St. Staff members will be on hand to give tours and demonstrate several pieces of new equipment. The event is...

 
 Neighborhood    October 4, 2012

Runners and walkers can stomp out hunger

The second annual Hunger Stomp, a 5k fun run to benefit Cheney Food Bank and Feed Cheney, takes place Saturday, Oct. 13. The run/walk begins at the Cheney High School parking lot at 10 a.m. Participants may register online at ww.hungerstomp.com or...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    October 4, 2012

Chelsie Sunbe: world traveler at age 15

Chelsie Sunbe, a 15-year-old sophomore at Christian Heritage School, spent three weeks in Guatemala this past July. As part of a team from Students International, she and eight other teens performed what they called relationship building, making...

 
 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    October 4, 2012

We’re eating our way into trouble

Lots of us have observed that foods that are good for us – broccoli and bean sprouts – don’t trigger intense cravings. In the late afternoon, when my energy is low, I want a cookie or a piece of chocolate, not a green pepper. Similarly, when I...

 
 Neighborhood    October 4, 2012

Bringing 1914 back to life

This is part 4 in an ongoing series, reprinting a circa-1914 memoir written by Andrew Stultz Chambers, who moved to this area in 1877. Chambers wrote about the West Plains, its people, its geography and its evolution over the years. Please note that...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 4, 2012

Kautzman leads Cheney to 35-13 win at Sandpoint

In all its preparation to take on Cheney last Friday night, the Sandpoint Bulldogs might have overlooked a key part of the Blackhawks offense – Austin Kautzman. That was a crucial mistake because...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2012

Eastern rally tops Montana 32-26

The one thing any team facing Eastern Washington University on the football field should always remember is that the game’s never over until the clock hits zero. And the thing the Montana Grizzlies...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2012

Medical Lake’s defense paves road to win over Lakeside

For a moment in the opening seconds of last Friday night’s Northeast A League football game in Suncrest there was the appearance that the Lakeside Eagles might be reprising their effort from 2011. That was a 35-7 thrashing of Medical Lake in which...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2012

Another classic Eastern-Montana football game

The disappointment pendulum really does swing both ways in the highly-hyped football series between Eastern Washington and Montana. And that may never have been better illustrated than last Saturday night as the Eagles pulled a patented Grizzly-like...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2012

Medical Lakes inducts its newest Hall of Fame Class

The fifth annual Medical Lake Athletic Hall of Fame inductions take place this Saturday night during an awards dinner that will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Five athletes and the 1992 Medical Lake...

 
 Sports    October 4, 2012

Sports Briefs

Adams, Kaufman earn honors Eastern Washington University redshirt freshman quarterback Vernon Adams certainly has a flair for dramatic, and as a result, was selected Monday (Oct. 1) as The Sports Network co-Freshman of the Week in the NCAA Football...

 

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