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 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 28, 2013

Pursuit continues to land tankers at Fairchild

Air Force officials listened to local comments last Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Spokane's Lincoln Center regarding the potential location for its next generation tanker. The public hearing was held followin...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 28, 2013

Residential growth and transportation focus of ML planning

The Medical Lake Planning Commission heard two presentations at its Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting, detailing future transportation and residential development in the city and surrounding region. Kathleen Weinand, an assistant planner with the city of Spo...

 Front Page    November 28, 2013

Perfect celebration

Eastern Washington University players storm the field as time runs out on their improbable 42-41 come-from-behind victory over Portland State University in last Saturday's season-finale at Roos...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    November 28, 2013

Defeat of Spokane County Proposition 1 leaves many questions

Voters turned down Spokane County Proposition 1 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, defeating it by 51.2 percent, leaving many questions hanging in the balance. Proposition 1 would have raised $18 million in property taxes over nine years to buy mobile home parks...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 28, 2013

Art journey - Fourth annual Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour this Saturday

Cheney-area artists Janet Wilbanks and Judy McKeehan hope they're on a roll when it comes to this Saturday's Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour – at least as far as weather is concerned....

 News    November 28, 2013

StageWest prepares for Scrooge

StageWest proudly presents a reader’s theater production of Charles Dickens  “A Christmas Carol,” adapted as a radio play by Antony E. Palermo and directed by Kay Byron-Pacheco.  The original story was known as “Ghost Story of Christmas”...

 News    November 28, 2013

Holiday emphasis patrols begin Nov. 27

From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes in Washington between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Area law enforcement agencies are looking to decrease that this holiday season. The cities of Cheney, Airway Heig...

 Calendar    November 28, 2013

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Dec. 9 Feed Medical Lake will help fight the cold of winter Dec. 9 with some hearty vegetable/chicken soup, homemade bread and rice pudding, and again Dec. 16 with breakfast for supper (including pancakes). Meals and groceries are... Full story

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    November 28, 2013

Broken elbow leads Cheney's Martinssen to dentistry

How does a person decide a life’s career? Andrew Martinssen said, “I always wanted to do something, not just have a job.” His father, who is a pastor in Los Angeles, Calif., gave him a few words to think about it. “When you have to do it you...

 Neighborhood    November 28, 2013


United Church of Christ Please make sure to bring the congregational kids to the Christmas program rehearsals during Sunday school the next two weeks and on Saturday Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. They will close with pizza for the participants.  On...

 Obituaries    November 28, 2013

Merrill Brown

Merrill Brown of Cheney passed away Nov. 19, 2013 at the age of 82, peacefully surrounded by family and friends singing hymns. He was born July 8, 1931 in Mt. Hope, the fourth child of Howard Brown... Full story

 Obituaries    November 28, 2013

Maxine (LeGrant) Riley [Allan, Pence]

Maxine (LeGrant) Riley [Allan, Pence]  Maxine was born June 1, 1932 in Spokane, Wash. and with blue eyes still sparkling, passed away Nov. 21, 2013 in Liberty Lake, Wash. She left her mark on life...

 Neighborhood    November 28, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 3, 2003 The Cheney City Council reached a compromise as it worked to reform the parks and recreation program, opting not to fund a department head as some wished but rather a recreation coordinator, saving the city about $10,000 in...

 Neighborhood    November 28, 2013

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Dec. 3, Kids Explore and Discover Club, Cheney Library, 4 p.m. • Dec. 4, Toddler Play and Learn Story Time (ages 1 1/2-3), Cheney Library, 10:30 a.m. • Dec. 5, Preschool Play and Learn Story Time (ages 2-5), Cheney Library,...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 28, 2013

Crazy rally delivers Big Sky's top spot to Eagles

It was a game where one team had everything to gain, and the other nothing to lose. In the end the script played out in almost unimaginable fashion for both. In the span of the final 1 minute, 44...

 Sports    November 28, 2013

Eastern will host second-round playoff game Saturday, Dec. 7

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Perhaps the best part of Eastern Washington University’s thrilling come-from-behind victory over Portland State was the rest that awaits. The Eagles, who capped a perfect 8-0 Big Sky Conference season with a 42-41 win...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    November 28, 2013

Eastern women fall at Gonzaga, hit road for Vegas

Eastern Washington knew going into their non-conference women's basketball game last Wednesday at McCarthy Center in Spokane against No. 25 Gonzaga that they were giving up a height advantage....

 Sports    November 28, 2013

Anderson signs to play softball with Western Oregon University

Cheney High School senior Amy Anderson has signed a letter of intent to play softball next year with the Western Oregon University Wolves. The 5-foot-8-inch Anderson is a two-time All Great Northern...

 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    November 28, 2013

Eastern men turn in solid week with three wins; home Friday versus Seattle U

Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team completed a busy week with a 3-1 record following a Sunday loss, 81-58, to host UC Irvine in the final game of the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. The Eagles, 4-2, dismantled...

 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    November 28, 2013

Adams, Kupp collect player of the week honors

The football postseason awards season got started Nov. 25 when Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams, the new Big Sky Conference record holder in single season total offense and touchdown passes, was selected as the final ROOT...

 Sports    November 28, 2013

Shepherd wins contest finale

Russell Shepherd of Medical Lake takes home top prize in Week 10 of the 2013 Cheney Free Press football contest, missing four games in what seems to have been a tougher than usual group of games to pick successfully. He wins a $50 merchant’s gift...

 Education    November 28, 2013

Students of the month announced at Westwood Middle School

September Dylan Frederick, Ciara Peterson, Moriah Hancock, Connor Fraser, Kyra Gardner, Selena Davis, Logan Ray, Kearstin Pudwill, Cory Reese, Jordan Agee, Margarita Vasilyer, Carson Jones, Ryan Reimer-Golden, Nathan Koohns, Edith Lunde, Zander...

 Education    November 28, 2013

CHS announces October students of the month

Cheney High School has released the names of students nominated as October students of the month. The students are listed as follows by department, name and class standing: Agriculture, Kevin Geschk...

 Education    November 28, 2013

Cheney Middle School names eighth grade honor roll

Eighth Grade 4.0 GPA – Anna Arensmeyer, Alexandra Brown, Megumi Call, Allissa-Jane Empert, Karlee Hassinger, Anya Howko-Johnson, Evarosa Perry, Patrick Purviance, Rachel Suominen. 3.9 – 3.5 GPA – Johnathan Akers, Stephanie Assonken, Ashley...

 Opinion    November 28, 2013

The United States Postal Service is limping along

This editorial first appeared in the Nov. 20 edition of The Orange County Register. Forgive us if we don’t think it’s cause for celebration that the U.S. Postal Service on Friday, Nov. 15 reported a $5 billion net loss for its 2013 fiscal year...


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