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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 16, 2017

New faces head up ML council

New Medical Lake Mayor Shirley Maike will take the lead on a largely new City Council in 2018. The 20-year council member maintained the lead she earned on the Nov. 7 election night and will move one seat to the left on the dais to replace John...

 

'Community living room' under way

Local and state officials turned out for a Nov. 8 groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Airway Heights recreation center, and it's a good thing they did. At the rate site crews are moving,...

 

MEDICAL LAKE ELECTION RESULTS

“As of Nov. 13, 2017” Mayor Votes Pct. Shirley Maike 513 54.46 Mike Suniga 421 44.69 City Council Position 1 John Paikuli 713 88.24 Monica Manza* 95 11.76 City Council Poition. 2 John Merrick 501 55.98 Elizabeth Rosenbeck 390 43.58 City Council...

 

Bus service changes coming

Depending which option is selected, Cheney residents and Eastern Washington University students will see some definite changes in bus service in late 2018. Representatives from Spokane Transit Authority outlined those changes at the Cheney Planning...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 16, 2017

Bus service changes coming

The most visible sign of what is taking place to improve transit operations in the Spokane area, and specifically on the West Plains, is the earth being moved along Interstate 90 at Exit 272. That's...

 

Thanksgiving deadlines

The Cheney Free Press will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore, we will be laying out the Nov. 23 issue on Monday, Nov. 20; printing and mailing on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for delivery Wednesday,...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    November 16, 2017

AH City Council discusses recreation center easement

At the Nov. 13 study session, the Airway Heights City Council had a brief discussion with Public Works Director Kevin Anderson about an Inland Power and Light Easement near the new recreation center. Inland needs to convey power from Deno Road...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 16, 2017

Shermer lecture shines light on closed minds

Dr. Michael Shermer did what he does best before a full house in the second-floor former library at Eastern Washington University's Hargreaves Hall last Nov. 9. Try to offer some light into the oft...

 

EWU Student and Alumni Bazaar opens in downtown Cheney

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery, located at 404 Second St., opened the EWU Student and Alumni Bazaar on Nov. 13. About 14 students and alumni are selling their artwork for...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    November 16, 2017

Air Force and Airway Heights reach water agreement

In a recent press release, it was announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to cover the cost to purchase drinking water for the city of Airway Heights, which became effective on Nov. 1. It is an e...

 

Sara Evans coming to Northern Quest

Acclaimed country music star Sara Evans brings her all-acoustic performance to Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices...

 

News Briefs

Cheney Christmas kids gifts registration begins The Cheney Outreach Center has begun registration for the annual Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids program. The registration period runs through 11:30 a.m., Dec. 13. Registration takes place at the...

 

Sheriff's Office warns of ongoing phone scams

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate and threaten people into giving up their money or personal information, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. In a news release,...

 

Lost load

A semi-truck's trailer broke free of it hitch and slammed into another semi-truck on Hayford Road just south of McFarlane Road near Airway Heights last Wednesday. The damaged truck was carrying...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 16, 2017

Medical Lake council is brief, on point

The Medical Lake City Council sped through its Nov. 7 agenda, perhaps purposely in order to get home in time to see the first returns on election night. With their meeting punctuated by a presentation from the Spokane Transit Authority on service...

 

Brighten the indoors with colorful amaryllis blooms

Brighten those gray winter days with a few colorful, easy-care amaryllis. The 6- to 10-inch trumpet shaped blossoms are sure to generate a smile and brighten your mood. And consider sharing the fun...

 

It is the most wonderful time of the year

It just blows my mind that a week from today is Thanksgiving. This year has flown by. But I am also very excited as it is one of my favorite times. My family and I don’t have too many traditions but last year was the first year we did the Turkey...

 

Residents asked to 'Remember 1993' when looking at election results

Twenty-five years ago, business took a beating in Olympia. The swing to the left in the 1992 general election was swift and potent. It drove higher costs to employers and more government regulations. Warning: Today’s political winds are blowing in...

 

FDA can help vulnerable patients take 'last-resort' medications

Imagine you’re diagnosed with a rare cancer. There are no FDA-approved treatments. But after frantically searching the internet, you discover hopeful news — a pharmaceutical company is developing a possible cure. Unfortunately, the drug is in...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 15, 2007 Public works director Don MacDonald said that the test boring results from the new No. 8 Well in Cheney revealed it merits further development as a groundwater well. The...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 19. You may watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for...

 

Leanard Eugene Frerichs

On Nov. 7, 2017, Leanard Eugene Frerichs, 82, walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. He was born on May 23, 1935 to Edward and Thelma (Davis) Frerichs. Leanard joins his beloved wife,...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Nov. 21, Flightless Bird Running Club, Barrelhouse...

 

Student protection

The Horton-Strength Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3386 in Airway Heights recently completed their latest community service project - a school bus stop shelter for the Cheney School District....

 

Bloom's celebrate 50th

Gene and Shirley Bloom recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The party was hosted by their son Darren and daughter-in-law Stephanie, along with granddaughters...

 

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