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Articles from the October 17, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 17, 2013

Changes proposed for commercial zones

Several visiting Eastern Washington University urban planning students got a chance at Monday night’s Cheney Planning Commission meeting to hear what most – if not all – Cheney residents have shied away from: commission discussion of revisions...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 17, 2013

Ranchers concerned about DOE tactics

Concerned ranchers gathered at the Jensen Memorial Youth Ranch last Friday, Oct. 11 to discuss stringent new Department of Ecology rules that could impact their business. Around 60 to 80 met at the yo...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 17, 2013

Medical Lake City Council has questions on Prop. 1

Skepticism was out and about at the Medical Lake City Council meeting during a presentation on Spokane County’s Proposition 1, a levy to protect Fairchild Air Force Base. Spokane County Commissioner Al French was at the meeting, seeking support for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 17, 2013

Snowdon dedication

The Cheney School District officially dedicated its newest school building, Snowdon Elementary, during ceremonies last Wednesday night. A large crowd listened to remarks by school board members...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    October 17, 2013

Cheney firefighters ask public to help Fill the Boot at Homecoming

There will be more than just Eastern Washington University football fans out and about this Saturday for the Eagles Homecoming. The Cheney Firefighters Local 1919 is holding their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign at various locations throughout to...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    October 17, 2013

Chibu Estate Exchange opens

Business has been good in the opening weeks for Chibu Estate Exchange in Airway Heights. Opening the store wasn’t an easy decision, but it proved to be the right move for the Okemgbo family, who...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    October 17, 2013

Collins focuses on budget in AH council run

Jack Collins is looking to continue giving back to the Airway Heights community by serving on Position 2 of the Airway Heights City Council. Collins, a volunteer firefighter in the city’s Fire...

 
 More News    October 17, 2013

Cheney's Arlene Fisher receives finance award

Cheney City Administrator Arlene Fisher has received the “Professional Finance Officer” award for 2013 from the Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA). The annual award recognizes achievements of professional service and ongoing...

 
 More News    October 17, 2013

West Plains Briefs

Cheney book club Oct. 22 A very funny novel “Where’d you go, Bernadette?” is the “Spokane is Reading” selection for 2013, and the October selection of the Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Cheney Community Library. The group...

 
 More News    October 17, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 24, 2003 The city of Cheney expected revenues to decrease about $80,000 from its previous budget and officials were in the process of adjusting spending accordingly. Spokane County was attempting to collect nearly $31,000 in fees...

 
 More News    October 17, 2013

Churches

Cheney Community Church This coming weekend Cheney Community Church celebrates its Jubilee (1963-2013) with the motto, “Branching From Our Roots Into The Future.” The community is invited Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. to a musical program featuring...

 
 More News    October 17, 2013

StageWest's 'Dark and Stormy Night' opening performances well attended

StageWest Community Theatre had a good opening weekend of the play “It was a Dark and Stormy Night.”  Due to a family tragedy, actor Richard Craven had to drop out of the play for the first two weekends. Taking his place on very short notice...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    October 17, 2013

Public comment sought on Terra Vista short plat application

The city of Cheney has opened a public comment period on a short plat application submitted by representatives with Steve Emtman’s Terra Vista development. The application, submitted by Whipple...

 
 More News    October 17, 2013

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 3 A 13-year-old female was arrested for second-degree assault and sale of a controlled substance and another 13-year-old female was arrested for possession of a controlled substance at Westwood Middle School. Oct. 7 Third-degree theft...

 
 By SHYANN MORTON    Education    October 17, 2013

Swannack takes first at Colfax-Palouse fair

Taking home three grand champion awards, and one reserve champion award, Leah Swannack stole the show at the Colfax-Palouse Empire Fair. Swannack is a sophomore at Cheney High School and a member of the Cheney FFA. In Colfax, with her FFA goat...

 
 By SHYANN MORTON    Education    October 17, 2013

Cheney FFA shows off at Spokane fair

Cheney FFA had five showmen at the Spokane Interstate Fair. Seniors Shyann Morton and Chelsea Netz were in the Swine Barn while Cassie Evaneski and Cheyanne Rightler were in the Goat Barn. The youngest of these ladies was freshman Kelci Scharff in...

 
 Education    October 17, 2013

Salnave Elementary's Barone receives STCU grant

Cheney’s Katie Barone received a surprise during class last Thursday when representatives from Spokane Teachers Credit Union arrived and presented the Salnave Elementary School teacher with a $500...

 
 Education    October 17, 2013

EWU boasts record fall enrollment again

from news service reports Eastern Washington University’s fall enrollment has set a record for the fifth consecutive year, surpassing last year’s mark by more than 200 students. The overall headcount for the fall 2013 quarter, which includes all...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

Game day at Eastern has become a very special thing

When a crowd of 9,734 showed up to watch Eastern Washington open their 2013 Big Sky Conference schedule with a 41-19 victory over Weber State it marked the largest gathering ever at Roos Field for a game that didn’t feature a team from Montana....

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

CMA candidates 'forum' wasn't what audience members expected

The Cheney Merchants’ Association held what they billed as a “candidates forum Oct. 7, from 6:30-8 p.m.” Those attending heard where the candidates have lived, their education and occupation, and previous involvement in community affairs. For...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

Re-electing Dolle for school board is best for the kids

It is my pleasure to write a letter of support on behalf of Suzanne Dolle who is running for reelection to the Cheney School Board. As a teacher in the Cheney School District, I have had the unique opportunity to work with Suzanne in various...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

Labeling genetically modified foods is important in I-522

Washington’s 731 certified organic farms are an economic powerhouse, generating $284.4 million in farm gate sales (price paid to farmers) in 2011. According to the USDA, Washington ranks second in the nation for organic farm gate sales, and trade...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    October 17, 2013

I-517 is not the right answer for the initiative process

I find myself sitting in sort of an opinion-column no man’s land right now. The obvious topics, Congress, federal spending, debt default and other goodies will have played out in some sort of end game by the time this column reaches your coffee...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

Thank you for successful CMA candidates forum event

The Cheney Merchants Association would like to thank the candidates that spoke and the public who came to listen at our first Candidates Forum. It was nice to have the turn out we did, and thank you for all the feedback. We have never tried this...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

John Taves' electrical experience offers insight on City Council

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove thought so highly of John Taves that he appointed him in September 2012 to fill the uncompleted term of council member Mike McKeehan. Now John is running for election to Position 3 on the Cheney City Council. We...

 

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