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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 5, 2013

Cheney marijuana ordinance amended

Cheney’s interim marijuana zoning ordinance was barely two weeks old before it was back before the City Council Nov. 26, this time facing amendments addressing something not included in the initiative legalizing marijuana for recreational use in...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    December 5, 2013

Tailgating is still a positive despite SR 904 accident

Unfortunately the odds say that eventually it would be bound to happen. The day would come when someone who had been celebrating, and admittedly drinking at Eastern Washington University football...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 5, 2013

Gifts are needed for Cheney kids

Now in its 12th year, recipient participation in Cheney’s Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids remains steady, and perhaps even more so this season. Project coordinator Sally Shamp said they began fielding inquiries about the annual gift drive in...

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page    December 5, 2013

Airway Heights City Council re-heats discussion on garbage disposal

The future of solid waste disposal in Airway Heights took precedence at the Nov. 25 City Council study session. Cheney Councilman Doug Nixon and Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman sat in on a workshop to discuss solid waste disposal...

 By JAMES EIK    Education    December 5, 2013

Medical Lake students showcase STEM activities

The Medical Lake School District board of directors received a lesson in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from some of the district’s students at its meeting last Tuesday. At the Nov. 26 meeting, the students went through...

 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Education    December 5, 2013

ML's Moriarty named to 2013 All-American Livestock Judging Team

LOUISVILLE – Medical Lake High School graduate Brett Moriarty has been named to the 2013 All-American Livestock Judging Team and was a part of the Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team which claimed the 2013 national championship at the...

 Education    December 5, 2013

Cheney High Class of 2016 collects over 1,000 items in annual food drive

The Cheney High School Class of 2016 recently concluded its annual food drive. Students contributed food in their homerooms with the goal of collecting the most food items to win a free breakfast...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    December 5, 2013

Cheney to seek own garbage plan

Cheney’s City Council unanimously passed five resolutions at their Nov. 26 meeting, including one authorizing the Public Works Department to opt out of the Spokane Regional Solid Waste Management System and set up a separate plan for the city....

 Calendar    December 5, 2013

West Plains Briefs

Gardeners Christmas party Gardeners of Cheney, it is party time. Highlights of the Dec. 9 meeting include bringing a finger-food snack and donating an unwrapped gift item for a resident of the Cheney Care Center. Also, if you bring a wrapped gift...

 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    December 5, 2013

We have many things to be thankful for all the time

OK, so Thanksgiving is over. Or is it? The American Indian Relief Council, which is an organization I know nothing about, sent me a nice article entitled “The tradition of the wishbone.” It relates to the Pilgrims and the Indians who helped them...

 Neighborhood    December 5, 2013


Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the second Sunday in Advent. Come early for Christian education at 9 a.m. Emmanuel invites you to...

 Neighborhood    December 5, 2013

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 10, 2003 The ghost of awnings past appeared to be influencing city policy as the Cheney City Council passed a new ordinance governing private business signs. The proposed additions to Medical Lake’s gambling tax have two of the...

 Obituaries    December 5, 2013

Bud Lloyd Nokleby

Bud Lloyd Nokleby (age 81) Cheney resident of 24 years, finished his earthly journey Nov. 29, 2013. Bud was born September 19, 1932 in Sedro Woolley, Wash. to Lloyd and Verlie (Neal). He had 2... Full story

 Obituaries    December 5, 2013

Katherine L. Anderson

Katherine L. Anderson (age 100) of Cheney passed away Nov. 27, 2013. She was born July 16, 1913 in Renton, Wash., the eldest of 11 children. She grew up on the Lund Dairy Farm on Cow Creek in Benge,...

 Calendar    December 5, 2013

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Dec. 9, Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers • Dec. 11, Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (ages 11/2-3), Cheney Community Library, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. • Dec. 12, Preschool Play and Learn Storytime (ages 3-5),... Full story

 Neighborhood    December 5, 2013

StageWest's radio adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' opens this Friday

StageWest Community Theatre presents Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” radio adaptation by Anthony E. Palermo and directed by Kay Byron-Pacheco. Opening night is Friday Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. with additional performances on Saturday Dec. 7 at 7...

 Neighborhood    December 5, 2013

Grange honors Boots

Longtime Cheney resident Helen Boots accepts an award presented by the Spokane Pomona Master of the Grange, Walt Radmer. Boots, an 80-year Grange member, was honored for her service in World War...

 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    News    December 5, 2013

One person killed in multi-vehicle accident near Four Lakes

One person was killed and eight others injured in a four-vehicle accident last Wednesday on Interstate 90 just south of the Cheney/Four Lakes exit. According to a Washington State Patrol collision...

 Neighborhood    December 5, 2013

Turkey boogie

Members of Cheney's Jazzercise entertain participants at the sixth annual Turkey Trot at Cheney High School Thanksgiving Day. This year's fun run to raise money for the Blackhawks cross country...

 Opinion    December 5, 2013

What comes next for Boeing in Washington state?

Nearly a month has passed since a special legislative session was called by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. The job at hand was to try to wrangle together packages to fund major transportation projects and tax breaks to encourage one of the state’s...

 Opinion    December 5, 2013

Proposition 1 was understood

I wanted to respond to your article in the Nov. 28 Cheney Free Press regarding Proposition 1.   There are many reasons why this did not pass and I take exception to Al French stating that we the people of Spokane County didn’t fully understand...

 Opinion    December 5, 2013

Cheney Outreach needs your help

We have less than two weeks left to get new unwrapped books and other gifts to one of the decorated boxes around Cheney for local kids who qualify through Cheney Outreach.  There are two new collection locations this year, at the Cheney Library...

 Opinion    December 5, 2013

Thanks to Cheney for successful Turkey Trot

On behalf of the Cheney High School cross country program, we would like to thank the community of Cheney for their support of our sixth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. There were over 360 walkers, joggers, and runners present for this...

 By JASON MERCIER    News    December 5, 2013

2014 supplemental budget will need to keep state spending limit in mind

After going through multiple special sessions to adopt the state’s 2013-15 budget, the last thing lawmakers will want to do is fight about a 2014 supplemental budget. State agencies, however, have already submitted their 2014 supplemental budget...

 News    December 5, 2013

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 24 Sandra Rangel-Torres, 23, was arrested for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence on the 800 block of Cedar Street. Nov. 25 A hit-and-run collision occurred on the 100 block of Alki Street. Nov. 26 A cell phone was found on the 200...


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