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Eastern women fall in Big Sky tournament semis to PSU

Vikes get hot with 3-pointers, Eagles go cold at line in loss By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Eastern Washington University's women's basketball team got part of the job done but couldn't finish their task at last week's Big Sky Conference basketball...


In Our Opinion: We've been here before, when will we learn?

By now it's a familiar story: Turmoil in the Middle East leads to a rapid rise in U.S. oil prices, hurting consumers at the pump and causing an economic shock that's hard to shake. At the tail end of 1973 and into 1974 the economy was stunned by...


Of Cabbages and Kings

A fourth successful water well installed by local West Plains church team By LUELLA DOW Contributor In several previous columns of “Cabbages and Kings” I have had an opportunity to share with you the three previous trips taken by members of Chen...


Cheney woman back from year in Afghanistan

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Hospital Corpsman First Class Cherrie Davis-Dietrich has served in the military as a reservist for more than 20 years. She said that serving part-time has been good, steady work for her, and allowed her to advance her...



Emmanuel Lutheran Church The Second Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at Emmanuel Lutheran Church during the worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will be led by Pastor David Ophus. Faith Building classes for all ages begins at 9 a.m. Please...


Martin Hall juvenile offenders learn while locked up

Detention Center provides a variety of classes, programs By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter A small sign hangs in Debbie Hinthorne's language arts classroom bearing the phrase, “What you have been is not as important as what you can be.” The axiom...


Cheney board OKs middle school bids

Board members also stress legislative noise-making after their recent trip to Olympia By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter The school board approved the low bidders to build two new middle schools in the Cheney School District at its March 9 meeting.... Full story


A reminder of heroism

Small piece of World Trade Center steel brings Sept. 11 tragedy home to Cheney By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter It's an unassuming piece of steel, maybe a foot wide and three feet tall. You wouldn't know just by looking at it. “Sitting here in the of...


Harold (Hal) W. Sheeran

Age 86, passed away peacefully in his home, with many of his beloved family at his side. Born in Fostoria, Ohio, to Emmett and Louise Sheeran. He graduated from St. Wendelin's in Fostoria, class of 1943, joined the U.S Marine Corps and served during... Full story


Sports Week for March 17, 2011

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Tuesday, March 22, Cheney at West Valley, 4 p.m. Medical Lake hosts East Valley, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, Cheney at Clarkston, 4 p.m. Medical Lake at Deer Park, noon. HIGH SCHOOL GOLF Boys Monday, March 21, Cheney and...


Cheney Parks Hoopsters take first place

Editor's note: We inadvertently ran the information for the Cheney Parks and Recreation Special Olympic team with a picture of the Cheney High School team in last week's issue. This is the correct information. Both of Cheney's Special Olympics...


Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 22, 2001 If a debate over Cheney's proposed manufactured housing ordinance was any indicator, the final road to implementing the new code figured to be long and bumpy. The Cheney City Council moved the ordinance further towards... Full story


Cheney Historical Museum News

One hundred years ago in 1911 Louis Houck was credited with founding a town at Calvert's Corner, soon renamed to Amber. He encouraged development and soon a warehouse, restaurant, blacksmith shop, butcher shop, hotel, feed and sale stable and a new... Full story


Golf is StageWest's newest subject, just in time for spring

By KAY PACHECO Contributor StageWest Community Theatre is planning on their next production. “The Foursome” written by Norm Foster and directed by John Brooks. This is the hilarious story of four college buddies who lose touch for 15 years. They...


Cards land pair on All-GNL first-team

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Two members of Medical Lake's winter athletic teams earned first-team All-Great Northern League honors and three others were selected to second teams. Four-year starter Amelia Cook was a first-team choice in girls'...


Letters to the Editor

Dornbos thanks Cheney donors for super plunge support I would like to thank the city of Cheney for all of its support for the 2011 Medical Lake super plunge! Thanks to you I was able to raise almost $4,000 dollars for Special Olympics. The money... Full story


Martin Hall staff are a testament to power of positivity

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter Last week I had the chance visit Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Center in Medical Lake, where boys and girls who've been accused of a felony stay for a few days up to a couple of weeks while they wait for a hearing.... Full story


Medical Lake council continues jail fight

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter On Tuesday Medical Lake City Council said it will continue to fight the placement of a new Spokane County jail just east of the city and authorized a letter of opposition to be read into the record at a county plannin...


Blackhawks retool for shot at third straight league baseball crown

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Blackhawks' manager Randy Elam is like a kid on Christmas morning when it comes to his 2011 Cheney High School baseball team. The fifth-year Cheney manager is excited, something one might consider odd since the Blackhawks... Full story


Crunch Time for March 17, 2010

Raul ready to rock again with Shock Former Eastern receiver Vijil takes fast-track on knee rehab By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A year ago at this time the question facing former Eastern Washington University wide receiver Raul Vijil was whether he... Full story


Cheney Waves dominate competition at Shamrock Shake Up

By JANINE HAMILTON Contributor Hosting their first meet of the year at Whitworth University, the Spokane Cheney Waves swim team held their Shamrock Shake Up meet March 11-13. Twenty-four Cheney swimmers were among the 282 total registered...


‘Bring your A-game,' Eastern hockey coach Braun tells opponents at Nationals

Eagles in search of ACHA national championship this week in San Jose By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter If the opponents the Eastern Washington University's men's hockey team faces in this week's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II...


Internal competition could help lead Cheney girls' tennis team to success this season

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If members of the Cheney High School girls' tennis team's starting lineup hear footsteps behind them, chances are it's their teammates giving them a run for their money, or at least their spots. Second-year Blackhawks head...


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