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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 9, 2017

Maike takes helm in Medical Lake

General election races for both mayor and City Council seats in Medical Lake mirrored those of the primary held this past Augst, according to the first batch of ballots released by the Spokane County Elections Department on Tuesday night. With nearly...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 9, 2017

Fanning firefighting capabilities

Cheney officials acknowledge there are large needs to be met when it comes to the city's fire department - and they hope to address those in the coming weeks and months. Cheney resident Cliff...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 9, 2017

To the rescue

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop, a.k.a. "Super Swoop" arrives at Saturday's Homecoming football game between the Eagles and Weber State. Eastern could have used the help, as they fell...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 9, 2017

Cheney Light to pass along BPA increase

Nothing is simple when it comes to electrical power. Take billing, for instance. While customers look at two measures, base rate and usage costs, Cheney Light Department Director Steve Boorman has 21...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    November 9, 2017

Airway Heights interviews for council position again

At the Nov. 6 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the council interviewed two applicants for an opening on the board left vacant by the resignation of Aspen Montelone. Veronica Messing, who had previ...

 

Turning Halloween into Food Bank benefit

The treat of more food for local needs outpaced the need for some Medical Lake High School students to collect goodies for their own sweet tooth on Halloween. In a twist of the traditional cry of...

 

Cheney adopts construction scope and budget policies

The Cheney school board of directors adopted several policies at their Oct. 25 meeting dealing with implementation of upcoming construction work at three elementary schools and the high school. The first was the second reading and final adoption of...

 

Eastern Washington Downtown Gallery hosts EWU Student Bazaar

The Eastern Washington Downtown Gallery has been busy as it just hosted the, "Art of Gail Tremblay: Searching for ways to live in the circle of things that support life." The exhibit featured baskets...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 9, 2017

It could all be happening at a Medical Lake zoo

That years-old issue with deer roaming the streets of Medical Lake may have been the switch that turned on the light for a solution of a different sort. At least that's what resident Scott...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 9, 2017

Small Business Saturday expands

Small Business Saturday, a promotional effort coordinated locally by the Spokane County Library System, and on a national basis by credit card purveyor American Express, returns Nov. 25. In its first...

 

Avista offers tips for managing energy costs during cold weather

With the arrival of the sustained colder temperatures, heating systems are operating more frequently and for longer periods of time, which can increase monthly energy costs. Avista suggests checking your home’s air flow and making sure to use suppl...

 

County library presents documentary about race and United States prison boom

The Spokane County Library District is hosting viewings and discussions of the award-winning documentary “13TH” from director Ava DuVernay and Netflix. According to a district news release, the United States leads the world in incarceration. In...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    November 9, 2017

Special valuation considered for School House Lofts

Cheney's Historical Preservation Commission held a special meeting Nov. 2 to talk about something else special - special valuation for the renovated and opened School House Lofts. The facility...

 

News Briefs

Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week  Olympia – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Nov. 5-12 as “Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week,” and the Washington State Patrol is offering drowsy driving prevention tips....

 

Facts about Cheney's installed electrical infrastructure

Primary underground cable 100,000 feet* Secondary underground cable 150,000 feet Electrical poles 2,200* Transformers 1,200 Street and yard lights 800 Two substations with: 3 substation transformers 7 Breakers/Relays (1 per feeder) 15 Substation...

 

Cheney, Airway Heights election results

Outside of Medical Lake, only two other contested races were decided on Tuesday night in the West Plains. In Cheney, former city administrator Paul Schmidt had a healthy lead on Tim Gainer for City Council Position 1 with almost 58 percent of the...

 

Medical Lake has a good deal with Sheriff

It’s a topic that’s come up in all Medical Lake City Council races as well as the mayoral contest. Should Medical Lake stay with its contract for law enforcement services with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office or sever that and restart its ow...

 

Violence isn't about guns - it's about what's inside us

I think it’s time for us to admit that the society of the United States is a violent society. Let’s just look at gun violence. As of Nov. 7, there were 52,606 reported incidents of gun violence in this country this year. Staying with current...

 

On Veteran's Day I'm remembering Ed Carlson, Vietnam POW

Since last Veteran’s Day, Ken Burns’ in-depth documentary on the Vietnam War has aired. It is a powerful reminder of an unpopular war in which many “baby boomers” fought and died. It also prompts memories of the brutal treatment of American...

 

Cheney coat drive keeps many warmer this winter

You did it again, Cheney. It will be a warmer winter for many thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Cheney community. A total of 374 coats were donated to this year’s coat drive and 309 were given away at three separate distributions. The...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 8, 2007 The Cheney Fire Department received a $70,052 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Cheney's Boy Scout Troop and C...

 

StageWest teams with Emmanuel Lutheran for fundraiser

StageWest Community Theatre is presenting a special production to assist Cheney’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church with its upcoming fundraiser. The “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre” presents “The Chicago Caper” on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for older elemen...

 

Stan Plester

Stan Plester took his last Corvette ride on Oct. 28, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. as the result of cardiac arrest. Stan was born to Orvil and Goldie Plester on May 13, 1948, in The Dalles, Ore. Life and... Full story

 

Erma Jean Widman

At the age of 90, Erma Jean Widman departed her home in Rosalia, Wash. to storm the gates of Heaven. Born July 31, 1927 and died Oct. 30, 2017, also known as Ermie, EJ and Granny Good Pies, she was a... Full story

 

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