Articles from the November 1, 2012 edition

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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 1, 2012

Joint land use moves forward

The adoption of Spokane County’s Joint Land Use Study in Airway Heights took a large step forward Oct. 29 with the Planning Commission recommending repeal of the city’s current mixed-use ordinance. The recommendation was forwarded to the City...

 Front Page    November 1, 2012

Summer’s really over

Cheney streets supervisor Paul Lesser removes the summer flowers from planters along First Street Oct. 25....

 Front Page    November 1, 2012

Fifth District candidates Q and A

The race for the congressional 5th District House of Representatives seat was whittled down from a field of four in the Aug. 7 primary to two: Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Rich Cowan. McMorris Rodgers is...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 1, 2012

Cheerleaders in training

Six-year-old Aubry Stickney from Windsor Elementary is all smiles as a member of the future Blackhawks’ cheer camp that performed at halftime of Friday night’s Cheney-Colville football game. The...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 1, 2012

CIRV program remains strong 42 years later

For the past 42 years, Lakeland Village’s College In-Resident Volunteer (CIRV) program has provided college students an alternate style of housing. Students, after first passing a background check...

 Front Page    November 1, 2012

Cheney, EWU look at city’s parking issues

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Adequate parking is often an issue in college towns. Recently, local leaders began working on addressing current and future parking issues in Cheney. The city’s Community Development Department is seeking help from...

 By BECKY THOMAS    News    November 1, 2012

On family and food: The Mason Jar opens in Cheney

The mill in downtown Cheney grinds local wheat into flour, but residents can’t stop in to buy a bag for baking. “You can smell it in the air when they’re milling,” Mary Robinson said.... Full story

 By BECKY THOMAS    News    November 1, 2012

Dané Standish takes over Let’s Move Cheney leadership

Dané Standish didn’t intend to pursue community health. She was just advised to take a few courses in it while waiting to get into nursing classes at Central Washington University. “My first...

 By JAMES EIK    News    November 1, 2012

Site selection for new jail winnowed down to three

Finding a location for a new Spokane County jail site moved forward in a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 25 with the results of the qualitative analysis portion of the current Essential Public Facility siting process. The top three locations will move...

 News    November 1, 2012

Deputies arrest man near Silver Lake who fled I-90 Four Lakes traffic stop

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies and the K-9 unit tracked down and apprehended a man who fled from a traffic stop on I-90 near Four Lakes Tuesday morning. At approximately 10:45 a.m. Dep. Jeff Thurman stopped a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Isidro...

 By CHRIS THOMAS    News    November 1, 2012

‘Pay It Forward’ – a new idea for funding college

SEATTLE – Imagine going to college without paying tuition up front - and committing instead to paying a small percentage of your future income so that others can do the same. This new idea has been proposed for funding a student’s portion of...

 By BECKY THOMAS    Education    November 1, 2012

School facilities, farewells top Cheney School Board

The Cheney School Board hosted leaders from district schools and the cities of Cheney and Airway Heights at a roundtable discussion Oct. 24. The meeting’s top issue was facility constraints at...

 Education    November 1, 2012

Poetry Out Loud kicks off its eighth year in Washington

On March 10, 2012, a young high school student stepped into the soft spotlight on the Rialto Theater stage in Tacoma, Wash., and said “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and/coarse and strong and...

 By James Eik    Education    November 1, 2012

Budget still a concern in MLSD

The year-end budget report for the 2011-12 school year continued difficult financial news in the Medical Lake School District. The district saw its revenues decrease by $1.5 million from 2010-11, although almost all of the decrease came from the end...

 Education    November 1, 2012

Cheney High School September Students of the Month

Standing left to right: freshman Eloise Moore, mathematics; sophomore Trenton Riggs, language arts; junior Matt Anderson, health and fitness; senior Matt Hammerschmidt, support services; senior Liya...

 By Editorial Roundtable    Opinion    November 1, 2012

So just what have the debates accomplished?

After a month where tens of millions of citizens have watched a series of debates, what has been accomplished in the race for president? These events were presented in a number of different formats and designed to shed new light on the candidates’...

 Opinion    November 1, 2012

Three years and countless lessons

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter When I moved to Washington from Wisconsin nearly four years ago, I didn’t know how to pronounce Spokane, let alone Cheney. Now I roll my eyes every time someone says “Chaney.” I usually know everyone at any given...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    November 1, 2012

Tyler Grange offers tasty meal and a heck of a deal

Have I got a deal for you! Wouldn’t it be fun to eat out Saturday night, Nov. 3? At 6 p.m. Tyler Grange #610 serves their annual free harvest dinner. “Bring your appetite and a dessert or a side...

 By Dr E KIRSTEN PETERS    Neighborhood    November 1, 2012

Exercise can be the difference for retirees

I don’t know about you, but I find it all too easy to sometimes come up with a reason I just can’t exercise on a given day. I tell myself that my life is too crowded with work and meetings, or that I’m too tired from sleeping poorly the night...

 Obituaries    November 1, 2012

Retha Lucas

Retha Lucas away peacefully Oct. 26, 2012 in Four Lakes, Wash. at the age of 91. She was born to Fay and Hollis Dickerson March 23, 1921 in Ewan, Wash. She was third in line of seven children. During... Full story

 Obituaries    November 1, 2012

Walter J. Mayer

Walter J. Mayer, Lt. Col. USAF Retired Jan. 22, 1921-Oct. 24, 2012  Another of America's Greatest Generation warriors took his last flight Oct. 24 at Four Lakes, Wash. and finally got to touch the... Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 1, 2012

Graham throws four TDs in Blackhawks’ 42-7 win over Colville

Junior quarterback Andrew Graham hasn’t done a lot of passing this season for his run-oriented Cheney team, and that held true Friday night in the regular-season finale with Colville. But when Graha...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 1, 2012

Eagles toppled from top spot

The near misses and close calls that propelled Eastern Washington to the top of Football Championship Subdivision polls finally went the other way last Saturday in Cedar City, Utah. Lost opportunities...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 1, 2012

Baldwin hopes to take personal sting out of a tough loss

Beau Baldwin, the coach, now sports a 39-18 won-lost record at Eastern Washington University following the Eagles’ 30-27 Big Sky Conference football loss to Southern Utah University last Saturday in Cedar City, Utah. The record for Beau Baldwin, pa...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 1, 2012

Lady Hawks’ state hopes end in five-game district match with Pullman

When the Cheney volleyball team looks back on 2012, first-year head coach Brianne Lowe hopes they focus on the good things, and not the what-ifs. Both of those took place last week for the Lady Hawks...


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