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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 19, 2017

Cheney moves to buy fire truck

Cheney's City Council took a step towards replacing the fire department's aging No. 1 attack engine by unanimously authorizing Mayor Tom Trulove's office to sign an agreement with General Fire for...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 19, 2017

AH council gets look at revenues

Although there were not many people in attendance, the Airway Heights City Council held a public hearing on revenue sources for the current expense fund for the 2018 budget. The hearing included consideration of the possibility of increases in proper...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 19, 2017

Going purple to inform the public

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and two female officers in Airway Heights are promoting it in a special way. Officers Erika Rose and Erin Johnson both dyed their hair purple, the color...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 19, 2017

Cheney's only race features candidates with longevity

Gainer wants to bring a different direction to city Cheney City Council Position 1 candidate Tim Gainer is a long-time resident of the community, having graduated from Cheney High School in 1981....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 19, 2017

Cheney schools address project cost overages

The Cheney School Board received an update at its Oct. 11 meeting on how district staff and design personnel intend to address $2.165 million in cost overruns at three elementary schools scheduled...

 

Hallett announces September award winners

The Hallett Elementary Pride and I Can award winners for September are as follows Kindergarten: Courtney Haase: Arianna Ramson and Jaxon Milender; Carmen Danker: Jordan Buck and Brookelyn Judd; Marilyn Musselwhite: Genyce LaCour and Makoa Paikuli;...

 

Eastern Washington offering pay-by-phone parking meters

Eastern Washington University is partnering with one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, PayByPhone Technologies Inc., to give students more options to pay campus meters. The PayByPhone app gives students more options to pay...

 

Fund run sendoff

Students at Medical Lake Middle School were sent off on their annual Fund Run, Oct. 6, with help from the school's band. The music must have been good because according to Molly Cooke, MLMS language...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 19, 2017

Medical Lake 'Meditation Garden' welcomes all

A patch of pesky grass has been turned into a place of peace and reflection at Medical Lake's St. Anne's Catholic Church. Through the efforts of a dedicated core group of church volunteers, plus many...

 

Legendary Three Dog Night coming to Northern Quest Resort & Casino Jan. 26

A band that represents more than 50 years of music spanning multiple genres, Three Dog Night, will take the stage at Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 26,...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Oct. 20, Middle School Dance, Cheney Middle... Full story

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 19, 2017

Fall community clean up on the horizon in Airway Heights

A chance for Airway Heights' residents to clean out their yards is coming up at the fall community clean-up day on Oct. 28. "Basically this event is just to offer residents a place to drop off their l...

 

News briefs

FBLS students trick or trot Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to show some Halloween spirit by taking part in the “Trick-or-Trot” fun run hosted by the Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America club. Proceeds from the $7 per... Full story

 

Slow Down, Move Over emphasis patrol through Oct. 20

Olympia – Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20. The purpose is to help both troopers and citizens get home safe by bringing awareness to the “Move Over...

 

Cleone's Closet and WHEN receive truck

Rotary 21 and Union Gospel Mission Motors teamed up together to help the West Plains community. The two companies helped provide a truck that will be used to pick up food for Cleone's Closet Food...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 19, 2017

Cheney Second 'art experience' to feature music, pottery throwing

The same three artists who brought you the chance for a hands-on art experience in August are bringing it back later this month to the Cheney Library - only this time with musical accompaniment. Local...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 18, 2007 Voluntary measures asking citizens to conserve water in Medical Lake was soon to become the law if City Council members approved it. Skylar Bradley finished his pumpkin carving work as he and many other kids were part of...

 

Sarah Lynn Rowland

We are grieved to announce the passing of Sarah Rowland, 34, who was born Aug. 5, 1983 and passed away Sept. 29, 2017. She was a beloved sister and daughter. She was preceded in death by her...

 

Rachael K. Parker

Rachael K. Parker, 33, of Long Beach, Calif. passed away Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev. Rachael was born Dec.16, 1983 in Spokane Wash., and was a graduate of Cheney High School, class of 2002. She...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Oct. 22, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for older elementary school...

 

West Plains Briefs

Monthly Cheney book club meeting Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The Cheney book discussion group meets Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheney library meeting room. The book “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf will be discussed, Heidi Smith presenting. A...

 

From the archives: 1997

Hallett Elementary fifth grader Lacey Stearns hid in a mountain of toys gathered by the MLHS Sky Club for the Hallett Toy Drive. Operations from the Hallett end were handled by Mr. Clute's fifth...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago, in 1942, a month-long War Bond Drive for Farmers was underway. Farmers were asked to invest in War Savings Bonds during the month. The organizers hoped to break the quota-breaking Washington Retailers drive that had been held...

 

October's a poppin' good month - among other things

We’re going to keep this light this week, so before reading, head out to the kitchen for something to drink — hot or cold, take your pick. And while you’re at it, pop a batch of popcorn. Back and settled in for another Write to the Point?...

 

Expanded Panama Canal among challenges for Washington ports

The $5.4 billion spent to expand the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports; however, it is putting more pressure on the Northwest to remain competitive. The enlarged waterway opened in June 2016 allowing much larger co...

 

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