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Articles from the November 22, 2012 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 22, 2012

Cheney budget moves to final hearing

The Cheney City Council wrapped up its hearings on the 2013 budget with Nov. 13 presentations from officials in the Light, Public Works and Administration departments. Light Department revenue and expenses will grow by 4.83 percent to $8,061,300 in... Full story

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 22, 2012

Coal forum creates more questions

A forum at the Cheney Library last Wednesday night to provide information on the issue of coal trains rumbling through Cheney likely produced more questions than answers and generated discussion over more than just increased rail traffic through the...

 Front Page    November 22, 2012

No distraction

The work of crews from Baldwin Sign preparing Reese Court for its video boards doesn’t bother Eastern Washington basketball player Thomas Reuter as he takes part in shooting practice last Friday....

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 22, 2012

Airway Heights approves 1 percent property tax increase

The Airway Heights City Council approved a 1 percent increase in property tax rates for 2013 at its Monday, Nov. 19 meeting. The increase, according to city treasurer Richard Cook, amounts to 2 cents per $1,000 assessed value. The amount paid in...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 22, 2012

Local heroes honored at Red Cross event

The unsung heroes in the Spokane region were honored last week at the annual Red Cross Hometown Heroes event, Thursday, Nov. 15 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Representatives from numerous cities were in attendance, along with families and...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    November 22, 2012

Board hears Cheney schools’ good fiscal year

The Cheney School Board road show stopped by Salnave Elementary School last Wednesday, Nov. 14. In a move away from the usual meetings held at the Fisher Administration Building, those in attendance in the Salnave library got to see bright young...

 Education    November 22, 2012

Cheney Middle School first quarter honor roll 2012-2013

Sixth grade 4.0 GPA – Tiffany Bennett, Abigail Blazon, Angela Borodin, Holly Flynn, Rachel Hove, Reagan Huggins, Jaymee Knutson, Luke Martin, Mercedes Mitzimberg, Jolene Murakami, Sara Nanny, Mira Pederson, Jameson Powell, Eunice Romanyuk, Rory...

 By JAMES EIK    Education    November 22, 2012

MLSD grant builds excitement

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is in full swing in the Medical Lake School District. Right now, programs in both Hallett and Michael Anderson elementary schools are up and running. The hour and a half programs at the...

 Education    November 22, 2012

CHS Toy Drive will benefit the Tree of Sharing

This holiday season Cheney High School student leadership clubs will work to help community families in need by hosting a school wide Toy Drive to benefit the Tree of Sharing. Five of the school’s clubs have challenged each other to a contest to...

 Opinion    November 22, 2012

Coal trains public hearing will provide answers

The most important thing about democracy is it requires citizen participation to make it work. Spokane County and Eastern Washington residents have a unique opportunity to do just that on an issue that is slowly rising to the hot-button level: Coal...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    November 22, 2012

Mason Jar brings energy to Cheney dining scene

What do you do with a family full of energy, inspiration and imagination? You start a bistro. In Cheney? Yes. But first, Carl Robinson, the dad with the ability to renovate a building from scratch,...

 Obituaries    November 22, 2012

Judy Lynn Strode

Judy Lynn Strode Trigg, 67, of Cheney, Wash. passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, surrounded by her family. Judy devoted herself to caring for others and touched many in her community. Her incredible...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 22, 2012

Road to FCS championship passes through Cheney

Cheney has transcontinental railroads that pass through it, and a pretty busy state highway too. Now, as of Sunday morning’s Football Championship Subdivision selection show, the road to Frisco, Texas and the January 5 championship game also leads...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 22, 2012

Eastern wins another wild one

Home for the holidays. That’s where the Eastern Eagles will be as long as they keep winning football games. After twice rallying from double-digit deficits, Eastern (7-1, Big Sky, 9-2) took the...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 22, 2012

Wagner and Colgate? Who are these guys?

Now that the Eastern Washington football team knows where they’re seeded (second, surprisingly) and where (Roos Field) and when (Dec. 1) they’ll play their first Football Championship Subdivision playoff game the only thing left to be determined...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 22, 2012

Eastern women re-tool their basketball identity in 2012-13

When one loses a league MVP and a floor general point guard it might be cause for panic. But for Eastern Washington University’s women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller she’s turning her...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    November 22, 2012

A sounding board for helping the student-athlete

Coaches in the Cheney School District now have a well-defined source to go to when they need information, guidance and support in what used to be a seasonal occupation but in modern times has become a year-round undertaking. Last April the Cheney...