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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 26, 2017

EWU Homecoming week kicks off Sunday evening

It's Homecoming at Eastern Washington University, with a week-long slate of activities kicking off this Sunday, Oct. 29, with the annual bonfire, pep rally and bed races. Members of the Eagles...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 26, 2017

Questions, answers

When three-term Medical Lake Mayor John Higgins decided to step away from wielding the gavel at City Council meetings, three residents chose to vie for the position. In August, sitting Medical Lake Ci...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 26, 2017

Depot relocation inches closer to reality

Piece by piece - even if small pieces - the relocation of Cheney's former Northern Pacific Railroad depot is slowly coming together. The latest piece involves creation and installation of a sign for...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 26, 2017

Lacambra, Weathers square off in Airway Heights race

Lacambra is deeply rooted in the community Council Position 4 candidate Jared Lacambra has had a long history with Airway Heights, with his family settling in the area in 1999. Although he moved...

 

Using tricks and trots to tackle workforce needs

Cheney High senior Evarosa Perry had an idea for a project for her Future Business Leaders of American club, but didn't know how to fund it. Fellow senior Megumi Call had an idea for a fundraiser,...

 

GET college saving plans scheduled to restart Nov. 1

An important funding mechanism used in paying for the future cost of college tuition is soon to emerge from a state of two years in hibernation. The GET program — acronym meaning guaranteed education tuition — is poised to start accepting...

 

Ways of living

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery is currently presenting "The Art of Gail Tremblay: Searching for Ways to live in the Circle of Things That Support Life 1990-2017." The exhibition...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 26, 2017

Airway Heights commission debates multiple rezones

At the Oct. 18 Planning Commission meeting in Airway Heights, there was a lot of discussion on different rezones around the city, but no action taken. The most discussion came in the first rezone requested by the city. This rezone is about 20 acres...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 26, 2017

Medical Lake City Council hears about Cat Tales proposal

Lions and tigers and books, oh my. Those are not the words that some might recall Dorothy speaking as she cautiously walked down the yellow brick road through the scary forest in the “Wizard of Oz.” But they were at the Oct. 17 Medical Lake City...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    October 26, 2017

Airway Heights City Council discusses property tax hike

At the Oct. 23 Study Session meeting, the Airway Heights City Council discussed raising the property taxes by 1 percent in the city. “This is a minimal way to stay up with the inflation,” Mayor Kevin Richey said. “Cities that do not raise the...

 

So long, and thank you

Cheney High's girls swimming team said good-bye to seven seniors at the end of last Thursday's meet with Prosser and Grandview: Lucy Boston, Tiana Groff, Ammi Hanna, Zarah Meyer, Evarosa Perry,...

 

News briefs

SCOPE releases names of volunteer of the year winners The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Darwin McKibbins and Ken Dickson have been named as recipients of the Sheriff’s Community Oriented Police Effort (SCOPE) volunteers of th...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 26, 2017

Police ask public to be aware of suspicious person at Salnave Park

Cheney police are asking the public to be on the look out for a suspicious individual who approached several young women at Salnave Park Tuesday evening, Oct. 17. According to an email from Capt. Rick Beghtol, police received a report between 5-6 p.m...

 
 By Rick Fleck    News    October 26, 2017

Tribute to Rachel

Spokane businessman Rick Fleck took this photo of a memorial to former Cheney resident and CHS 2002 alumna Rachel Parker while visiting Las Vegas on Oct. 21. Parker was one of 58 people killed when a...

 

Eastern Washington ripped off in rivalry rights

It was announced back shortly after the huge 48-41 win over Grizzlies, that Eastern Washington University football would not play the University of Montana every year from now on due to new rivalry rights with the University of Idaho entering the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    October 26, 2017

Have a safe and fun Halloween

By GRACE POHL Staff Intern The month of October flew by and now it is only a few days away from Halloween, the day where you can dress up and be whoever or whatever you want to be, and then go around asking for free candy. What an interesting...

 

Amazon's plan reminiscent of Boeing's

Last year, Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates wrote about the similarities and differences between Boeing’s corporate office move to Chicago and Amazon’s plan for a second headquarters. Boeing wanted to leave Seattle in an effort to...

 

Allan Gainer supports brother Tim for Cheney mayor

Tim Gainer would be perfect for Cheney City Council at this time for many reasons. Cheney is growing and has been for a number of years mainly due to the success of Eastern’s sports and academics. As an alum, I am happy for this and as for our...

 

Thank you to those who helped with food bank move

The Medical Lake Food Bank Association and volunteers would like to thank everyone who helped in the moves while new flooring was put in place at the Food Bank.  We thank all the students and advisors, mayor and council members, political...

 

Thanks for quick response to suspicious person report

To the Betz Elementary School staff and Cheney police department, and most importantly, the concerned person who called in a suspicious person at the school last week: thank you. Thank you so very much for your alert swift action and selfless act....

 

Natalie Eve Downing

Natalie Eve Downing (née Yarwood) was born in Durham, N.C. on March 19, 1973 and died on Oct. 11, 2017 in Spokane. She is survived by her husband, Michael Sarles, a son, Caelin Downing-Sarles and...

 

Hazel Newkirk

Hazel Newkirk, 76, of Cheney, passed away on Aug. 11 at Hospice of Spokane's South House from metastatic breast cancer. Hazel was a faithful, loving, and thoughtful Christian woman throughout her...

 

Tom Musser

Tom Musser was born Dec. 2, 1950 in Spokane, Wash. He was the fourth of five children born to Oscar and Donna Musser of Espanola. Tom crossed over peacefully on Oct. 15, 2017 after a short but...

 

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. 27, Medicare Open Enrollment Assistance,... Full story

 

Cheney soccer off to post season with momentum

The Cheney High girls soccer team hopes to ride a bit of momentum into this week's District 7 playoff action. The Lady Blackhawks have won two of their last three, with the loss coming in double...

 

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