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Two charged in murder attempt

Cheney police are still on the trail of a third suspect wanted in the attempted murder of a Eastern Washington University student that took place in the early morning hours of Oct. 8 at The Grove...

 

Moratorium put on AH residential

At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council passed an emergency moratorium on the city accepting applications for residential uses on properties that are under challenge from the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board....

 

Music, colors and dancing

Native American dancers of all ages moved to the sound of hand drums and singing during the 48th annual Spirit of the Eagle Powwow, held at Eastern Washington University's Reese Court, Oct. 14-15....

 

Feed Medical Lake to host additional meal

Feed Medical Lake, which recently celebrated its fifth year in operation, is increasing its monthly meals from one to two. The program currently serves a free dinner on the second Monday of every month at St. John’s Lutheran Church from 5:30–6:30...

 

Cheney City Council approves 28-lot View Acres plat

The Cheney City Council gave the go ahead at its Oct. 11 meeting for residential development to take place on a 14.2-acre parcel of land in southwest Cheney. The council approved a hearing examiner recommendation for a plat of land known as View...

 

Mark Bergam joins Airway Heights as city engineer

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter There is a new face in Airway Heights' Public Works Department - Mark Bergam, who was recently hired as the city engineer. Bergam, who was born on the west side of the stat...

 

News Briefs

Zoning vs. land use: What’s the difference? The Cheney Planning Commission will host an open house to propose changes to the land use and transportation elements of the city’s comprehensive plan on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 –7:30 p.m. at the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 20, 2016

Pot of gold in storage

Tuesday’s downpour produced some stunning visual after effects, such as this rainbow seen over Cheney Storage....

 

CSD officials defend facilities information gathering process

Cheney School District officials and school board members continued fielding questions at their Oct. 12 meeting regarding the accuracy of their public participation process being used to determine what type of capital facility improvements could be...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    October 20, 2016

MLHS makes changes to senior culminating project

Medical Lake High School seniors may notice a couple of changes to the culminating project for this year. High school staff changed a couple of the project’s components. The culminating project was a requirement for seniors to graduate high school...

 

Get your game on for Homecoming

Medical Lake High School is celebrating its annual Homecoming Week. This year's theme is "Get Your Game On," inspired by video games. Each grade level adopted a well-known video game title for their...

 

Education briefs

Hallett announces September winners Hallett Elementary School announced its award winners for September. Hawk Pride —Alexia Mason, Eli Griffey, Rylan Horne, Makenzie Stoltz, Kaison Rudy, Nashua Sattler, Jaxx Hammer, Zackery Boyd, Samantha Sallas,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 20, 2016

Dealers Auto Auction keeps Hayford Road hopping

To look back at the busy corner of U.S. Highway 2 and Hayford Road and think it wasn't that long ago when about the only two occupants of the real estate were a Savage House Pizza Parlor and the...

 

Zak's HydraTrak bottle wins design award

Zak Designs, a worldwide distributor of licensed mealtime products and beverageware, received a special anniversary present the company announced, Oct. 14. Located in Airway Heights, and celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2016, the company was...

 

Spilker honored

Dr. Jacob DaBell (left), who operates DaBell Orthodontics offices in Cheney and Spokane Valley, visited Medical Lake's Hallett Elementary School to present fifth-grade teacher Cheryl Spilker (right)...

 

Timber money required for school construction

Uncoupling state timber sales revenue from public school construction funding doesn’t make sense. It is akin to killing the goose laying the golden eggs. That idea came up during this year’s campaign for public lands commissioner. Democrat...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    October 20, 2016

This presidential election is creating too much stress

I’ll be honest, I am a little sick and tired of the election and I am waiting for it to be over. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the importance of this year’s presidential race, it will decide the next person — Republican nominee Donald Trum...

 

Schoesler endorses Volz for Sixth District representative

I had the honor of representing the West Plains and Cheney for 12 years in the House and eight in the Senate. Now as Senate Majority Leader I have a fond spot for the area and want the best for our schools, higher education and business climate and...

 

Trump unfit for the presidency

According to MSNBC Fact Finder, a lot of Mr. Donald Trump’s accusations towards Hillary Clinton and others have been proven false. Like so many other areas, including policies, etc., he has no idea what he is talking about. Mr. Trump owes so many...

 

Personal principles should guide ballot choices

Ballots are out and we must choose between deeply flawed candidates. Choose the lesser of evils? While questions of personality/character are important, they never invalidate our responsibility to vote. Everyone must consider his/her personal...

 

Nazarene Church invites residents to stop by and pick a pumpkin for Cheney Outreach

Cheney's Church of the Nazarene invites you to stop on by, say hello to church members and pick a pumpkin. The church is holding its second annual pumpkin patch sale, with pumpkins of all sizes and...

 

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Oct. 23 is a big day at Cheney UCC. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon at the 10 a.m. service in the church sanctuary. Prior to the service at 7:45 a.m., the men’s breakfast will meet at Cheney...

 

Cheney Outreach offers recreational scholarships

The Cheney Outreach offers a recreational scholarship program that can help families in the community. The scholarship can cover fees for recreational activities for people in need. Children who are 18 and younger can qualify for the scholarships, de...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Oct. 21, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+),...

 

Churches

Emanuel Lutheran holiday bazaar and lunch on Nov. 5 Cheney’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church is holding their annual Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be crafts and a White Elephant sale, in addition to a...

 

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