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ML student receives EWU scholarship

Casey Sweet of Medical Lake has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $2,500 to Eastern Washington University for the 2010-2011 academic year. Sweet will graduate from Medical Lake High School this year, where he plays tennis and ran cross... Full story


Governor makes appointments to EWU board

Mays, Kauffman appointed to Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees for five year terms Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, Eastern Washington University President, announced March 30 that Dr. Mark Mays, a longtime Spokane resident, clinical psychologist...


Cheney student on Villanova dean's list

Jacob Kingsbury, from Cheney has been named to the Dean's List for the 2009 fall semester in Villanova University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Villanova, Pa. Jacob is a freshman. Every year, students with established outstanding...


Fire precautions must be taken this season

We're rounding into our third official week of spring next week, which is somewhat startling, seeing how this winter was so spring-like all the way through. Thanks in large part to El Nino, a dry December transitioned into one of the top ten warmest... Full story


Police reports 03/19 through 03/29

CHENEY March 24 Fourth-degree assault was reported in the 1000 block of Salnave Road. Accidental damage to a patrol car was reported. A rim was bent when the vehicle hit a curb. Harassment was reported in the zero hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road...


Letters to the editor

Cheney city, school district might want to consider a swap Are we the only ones who find it sadly ironic that the Cheney School District will soon tear down a 31-year-old middle school building while the Cheney City Council is moving forward with spe...


Time to stop all this end times stuff and look to future

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Read or watch enough apocalyptic stuff and pretty soon you're seeing signs of the end of the world everywhere you look. Threat of economic collapse, endless wars, natural disasters, dogs and cats living together in sin, man,... Full story


Math program creating smart ALEKS at ML

Popular learning system spreads to all district schools after its successful introduction at Hallett Elementary By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter Mathmatics test scores are improving among many Medical Lake students thanks to ALEKS, a Web-based...


Cheney school board gets glimpse of preliminary school designs

Taskforce assists architects in developing unique and functional buildings to replace overcrowded school By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Cheney School Board saw the unveiling of the preliminary designs for the district's planned new middle...


ML bond committee looks at draft architectural plans, makes recommendations

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter About 15 Medical Lake School District employees and parents gathered at Medical Lake Middle School Thursday, March 25 to discuss how students will be moved into new grade configurations following facilities...


American Red Cross emergency vehicle comes to Cheney

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Emergencies can happen at any time, in any place. The American Red Cross is better prepared to handle emergencies thanks to their fleet of 12 Emergency Communications Response Vehicles (ECRV). One of the vehicles is...


Communities plan for parched months ahead

Medical Lake, West Plains water districts look to city of Spokane water connections as a way out of recurring drought problems By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter As West Plains officials prepare to meet the upcoming dry season they'll consider how the...


Medical Lake planning commission edits zoning ordinance

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter Medical Lake's planning commission started into a packed 2010 work plan with a page-by-page review and edit of the city zoning ordinance during their March 25 meeting. “The code itself is pretty well written, it's j... Full story


Coalition feels that it's time to move Cheney

By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter City officials are hoping to see a mass movement toward “Let's Move Cheney,” a coalition that will look for methods of improving fitness and reducing obesity in the local community. A kick off meeting will be... Full story


Raceway agreement not on the fast track

Mutual protection stalling final contract between Spokane County, new operators By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Spokane County and the new operators of the Airway Heights racetrack are taking the tortoise approach rather than that of the hare. Some... Full story


Dorothy A. Williams

Dorothy A. “Dorty” Williams passed away in Cheney on March 25. She was born July 29, 1914 in Wallace, Mo. She is survived by two sons, Thomas B. Williams (wife Barbara) of Medical Lake and Richard W. Williams (wife Diana) of Cheney. Son Eugene...


Cheney native McLean celebrating 80th birthday

Mac McLean, auctioneer, horse shoer, and advocate for 4-H kids everywhere, is turning 80. Mac was born on April 6, 1930 and grew up in the Cheney area. Please join his family in surprising him with a celebration on April 10 from 1–5 p.m. at the...


Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 30, 2000 Eastern Washington University is changing its master plan to reflect more of a residential campus look and be less of a commuter school. The university penned the original master plan in 1993 and changes will set the...



Cheney Community Church Easter Sunday morning, April 4, we join the other West Plains Community Churches for a combined Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Medical Lake Community Church. We cordially invite the community to our Easter worship...


Cheney Historical Museum

Starting on April 5, 1958, Edward Thomas Presnell delivered the mail on Rural Route 1 out of Amber traveling 63 miles each day. Presnell was the main carrier on that route for 16 years until the Amber Post Office closed at the end of 1974. You can...


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