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 By BECKY THOMAS    Front Page    October 11, 2012

Street to be named for McKeehan

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Tuesday night, the Cheney City Council responded to what Mayor Tom Trulove called the largest community outpouring of his mayoral career. “I have never received more public comment,” he said. “This is an issue a l...

 By BECKY THOMAS    Front Page    October 11, 2012

Developing diversity

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Cheney’s new zoning code could bring a lot more diversity in terms of building types and uses for commercial centers. Proposed changes to the commercial zoning code were discussed Monday by the Cheney Planning...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    October 11, 2012

Royal ride

Medical Lake’s 2012 Homecoming King Luke Alvarado and Queen Gracie Pruchnic are all smiles following their coronation during halftime ceremonies at Friday’s football game with... Full story

 By BECKY THOMAS    Front Page    October 11, 2012

News is good at annual chamber meeting

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Members of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of growth at its annual meeting Oct. 4 held at Northern Quest Casino and Resort in Airway Heights....

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 11, 2012

Pumpkin patch draws large West Plains crowds

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter Inflatable jump toys, a seemingly endless streak of orange and some old-fashioned community personality all mix together to make for an entertaining family getaway right...

 By James Eik    Front Page    October 11, 2012

Some firearms recovered in residential burglary case

Around 20 firearms were taken from a Medical Lake home Saturday, Sept. 29. Last week, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies helped recover some of those, while still pursuing the remaining weapons. Officers arrested Cody Wolfley, 20, on a charge of...

 By BECKY THOMAS    News    October 11, 2012

Getting social while practicing the art of photography

Gone are the days when a dedicated amateur photographer was easy to spot. Camera bags bulging with gear have been replaced, in some cases, by a sleek smartphone. Taking good photos is no longer a real...

 By JAMES EIK    News    October 11, 2012

Medical Lake council hears future plans for West Plains transit network

Spokane Transit Authority presented its long-term plans for regional transportation, which includes creating easier access to Medical Lake, at the Oct. 2 meeting of the Medical Lake City Council. The plan includes upgrading the Medical Lake exit on...

 By BECKY THOMAS    Education    October 11, 2012

AP classes play big role for many CHS students

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter It seems like a simple proposition: you take an advanced class, work hard all year and take a test in the spring to measure your knowledge. If you do well, you receive college credit, getting a head start in pursuing yo...

 By staff and NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    October 11, 2012

Tibetan monk Phelgye will teach EWU winter seminar

This fall, students in Eastern Washington University’s Department of Psychology will spend Thursday afternoons learning principles of compassion and practice from a world-renowned scholar and teacher - Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye (Geh-shay...

 By JAMES EIK    News    October 11, 2012

Airway Heights addresses more comprehensive plan updates

The theme of the Airway Heights Planning Commission’s Monday, Oct. 8 meeting was a 20-year outlook. The commission looked at chapter three of its comprehensive plan, which factors in community issues, visions and goals. Having been static since...

 By JAMES EIK    News    October 11, 2012

Safe routes in Airway Heights delayed until 2013

Grant-funded safe routes around Sunset Elementary in Airway Heights are on hold until next year. City Planner Derrick Braaten said bids for the project came back $65,000 over the engineer’s estimate, and were put on hold until next year, with the h...

 By Editorial Roundtable    Opinion    October 11, 2012

Birth control, or lack thereof, affects everyone regardless of beliefs

The results of a study conducted 2008-2010 and released last Thursday concluded that free birth control led to lower rates of abortion and teen births among low-income women in St. Louis, Mo. The project tracked more than 9,000 women, many of them...

 By BECKY THOMAS    Opinion    October 11, 2012

If you don’t participate, don’t complain

We’re nearing the midpoint of October in an election year. With the myriad issues that face our nation and our state, voters are engaged and turnout is expected to be high. Hopefully, most citizens recognize the importance of voting, of participati...

 By Roger Stark    Opinion    October 11, 2012

Limiting lawsuit costs would help make health care more affordable

Everyone agrees the rising cost of health care in the United States is unsustainable. Last year Americans spent $2.4 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of our gross domestic product, on health care. Frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    October 11, 2012

Clothing against the cold

A young mother in a threadbare jacket holds the hand of her shivering little boy, who wears a too-small sweater and ragged pants. The soles of his shoes flop with each step he takes. They cross the...

 Obituaries    October 11, 2012

John Elijah Goodwin

John Goodwin was born on Jan. 28, 1920 to Sidney and Medora Goodwin at Crabcreek, Wash. (near Sprague). He died on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at age 92. He attended school at Amber, Wash. Later, he worked as a farm laborer in the Amber and Cheney area....

 Neighborhood    October 11, 2012

Donations needed for Cheney coat drive

Coats are still being collected for the annual Coats 4 Kids/Cheney Community Coat Drive through Oct. 19. Coats are donated to children and families through the work of community volunteers and partners. Coats can be donated at any Cheney School...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 11, 2012

Eagles roll over UND with big second half surge

The University of North Dakota has no nickname nor mascot. And last Saturday the school, whose teams were formerly known as the Fighting Sioux, also had no answers to stop Eastern Washington...

 Sports    October 11, 2012

Injuries show the difference between fans of professional, amateur football

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Fans at Saturday’s football game with Eastern Washington University and North Dakota got to experience something not usually seen at local college games. In the third quarter North Dakota linebacker Derrick Goard was involve...

 By John McCallum    Sports    October 11, 2012

Kautzman runs wild in win over EV

If the first half of last Friday’s football game with visiting East Valley belonged to Cheney running back Austin Kautzman, the second half – particularly the fourth quarter – belonged to the... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 11, 2012

Medical Lake digs a hole too deep in 33-28 loss to Chewelah

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter They had a solid start and finish. But it was the soft middle of their game that did in the Medical Lake Cardinals last Friday in a 33-28 Homecoming/Hall-of-Fame... Full story

 By Photo by Paul Delaney    Sports    October 11, 2012

Cardinal cross country close to huge upset against Lakeside

Medical Lake’s boys’ cross country team came within mere seconds of staging their biggest win and upset in years last Wednesday at home versus Lakeside. The Cardinal boys brought home three runners in the top-5 against the defending state 1A cham...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 11, 2012

Lady Hawks get back into the win column against Deer Park, Colville

The Cheney girls’ soccer team halted their five-game losing streak in impressive fashion last week, notching a pair of shutouts with home wins over Deer Park, 11-0, and Colville, 4-0. The Lady Hawks recorded three hat tricks in Tuesday’s game...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 11, 2012

Cheney runners down Colville, WV in league meet

Cheney’s cross country teams notched two more wins in Great Northern League dual meet action last week, and are beginning to look ahead now to post season competition. Tuesday at Colville the boys ran to wins over the host Indians, 22-39, and West...


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