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Articles from the October 18, 2012 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 18, 2012

Another tight budget year for ML

The Medical Lake City Council looked to next year’s budget in its 2013 budget workshop, although much remains the same from this year. The city looked at its fire and emergency medical services department, specifically at three key items: retaining t...

 
 By BECKY THOMAS    Front Page    October 18, 2012

Dicey situation

Cheney High School students took some time to try balancing as many dice as they could on a tongue depressor as part of lunch time Homecoming activities this week. The Blackhawks take on West Valley...

 
 Front Page    October 18, 2012

Q-and-A with Dellwo and Holy

Only one race to represent the 6th District in the state House of Representatives features two challengers: the race for Position 2 between Democrat Dennis Dellwo against Republican Jeff Holy. Dellwo is a graduate of Gonzaga Prep, Gonzaga University...

 
 Front Page    October 18, 2012

Planning the future of Cheney High School

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter In recent years, staff members at Cheney High School have changed the way they work to deal with the headaches. Long lines at lunch? Add more people to swipe cards during the rush. Not enough room for students to sit...

 
 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    October 18, 2012

Airway Heights budget factors in annexation

Annexations in Airway Heights this year have altered the way the city approached its budget for 2013 and were discussed in a public hearing at the Monday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Airway Heights City Council. A large amount of land was annexed east of...

 
 Front Page    October 18, 2012

Homecoming kickoff

Members of Eastern Washington University’s Dance Force performed Monday as part of Homecoming week kickoff activities on campus. Top-ranked Eastern hosts Sacramento State in the Homecoming football...

 
 By JAMES EIK    More News    October 18, 2012

Spokane County Library forums tour West Plains

Community input is placed at a high value at a series of forums held by the Spokane County Library District. Over the next month, a forum will be held at every library branch in the county system. Airway Heights and Medical Lake saw theirs take place...

 
 By Carlene Hardt    More News    October 18, 2012

Running to stomp out hunger

Cheney folks came out for some exercise Saturday, Oct. 13 to participate in the second annual Hunger Stomp 5k run. Participation fees and sponsorships went toward cash donations to local food...

 
 By BECKY THOMAS    Education    October 18, 2012

Haskell to leave Cheney School Board

Cheney School Board member Larry Haskell announced his resignation at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 10. Haskell said he and his wife had been looking for a new home over the last couple of years, and they weren’t able to find a...

 
 Education    October 18, 2012

Hallett Elementary award winners for September

The following students are Hallett Elementary’s HAWK and CAN DO award recipients for the month of September. HAWK Award winners: Taylar Brogan, Leda Garcia, Jayda Fernandes, Lindsay Kuster, Jessa Gonzalez, Allison McClure, Kayla Ramsey, Megan...

 
 Education    October 18, 2012

Two nominated to EWU’s board of trustees

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire has appointed two new members to the Eastern Washington University board of trustees and both are EWU graduates – Judge James Murphy of Spokane and Vicki Wilson of Richland, Wash. Their terms are effective...

 
 By Editorial Roundtable    Opinion    October 18, 2012

EWU’s Gateway Project is a positive change for Cheney

With an electric Homecoming atmosphere in Cheney flowing from both Cheney High School and Eastern Washington University, October could someday be even more exciting with the addition of the Gateway Project at Roos Field. The EWU homecoming parade,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion    October 18, 2012

More of us need an appreciation of history

The Cheney Cemetery Association surprised me with something last week I never considered receiving. I was asked to speak at their annual meeting Friday at the United Methodist Church, something not unusual. I have spoken to groups and classes during...

 
 Obituaries    October 18, 2012

Jerold W. Betz

Jerold W. Betz (age 98) passed away Oct. 7, 2012 at his home in Cheney, Wash. Jerold was born May 20, 1914, and grew up on farms near Mondovi, Wash. and later near Tyler, Wash. His family raised...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    October 18, 2012

Walt and Myrt Powers have made contributions at home and abroad

Recently Walt and Myrt Powers enjoyed an Honor Flight to Washington DC to honor veterans of WWII and women in the military. They said 34 veterans traveled to D.C., 14 of them in wheel chairs. Several...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 18, 2012

EWU topples No. 2 Montana State, 27-24

Two years ago on their trip to Bozeman it was a 35-7 thumping at the hands of Montana State that Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin later admitted helped jump-start his team’s run to an...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 18, 2012

Medical Lake gets road win in Kettle Falls

Medical Lake got a chance for a do-over last Friday. The Cardinals went on the road and took a 28-14 Northeast A League football victory over Kettle Falls, putting a damper on the Bulldogs’...

 
 Sports    October 18, 2012

Postseason talk in Medical Lake is good thing to hear once again

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter There’s a new vibe in Medical Lake these days, something that hasn’t been heard in quite a while – better than a decade by some accounts. It’s the talk of some Cardinals’ teams getting to be part of a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 18, 2012

Cheney swimmers down Grandview for season’s first win

The Cheney girls’ swimming team notched its first win of the season last Saturday, downing Grandview 106-55 in double-dual action that also included Prosser at a very hot Eastern Washington University pool. The Blackhawks didn’t quite pull off a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 18, 2012

Cards defend Seaport Invite title, finish NEA season, prep for regionals

It took three tries to finally get the event in the books but Medical Lake was able to preservere and will now be listed as the two-time defending champions at Clarkston’s Seaport Invitational cross country race. Postponed twice because of smoke...

 
 Sports    October 18, 2012

Lady Hawks fall to East Valley on late goal

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor A last minute breakaway goal sent the Lady Hawks soccer team to defeat in a crucial Great Northern League match up last Thursday at East Valley. In the 77th minute, Cheney struggled to possess a ball in the midfield and the...