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Cheney water and power go up

Budget presentations weren’t the only agenda items at Cheney’s City Council’s final meeting in November. They also did a bit of business. The council unanimously adopted the city’s 2018 utility rates and fees — a move that increases power...

 

Commission OKs School House Lofts valuation

Cheney’s Historic Preservation Commission has approved a special valuation application for the School House Lofts student housing complex — formerly known as the Fisher Building — located at 520 Fourth St. The building, which began service as...

 

Hang on, I'm checking it again

Santa visited Cheney High School for the "Santa Breakfast" this past Saturday, Dec. 9. There were a few kids, such as Eawyn Allen above, that were very specific with their lists for the big guy and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 14, 2017

ML council delays start of 2018 meetings

The Medical Lake city council got an early start on 2018. At its Dec. 5 meeting they voted to push back the start of business. In an early motion by outgoing Councilwoman and incoming Mayor Shirley...

 

Betz Elementary application submitted

The Cheney School District has submitted an application for a mitigated determination of non-significance (MDNS) with the city of Cheney for construction of the Betz Elementary School expansion project. Comments on the project will be accepted at...

 

Matthews corrections

Due to miscommunication, a couple items in last week’s story on John Matthews were incorrect. The Cheney Food Bank served 1,200 customers last year and distributed 103,000 pounds of food. Also, Matthews was a bomber navigator in the U.S. Air...

 

Medical Lake proposes February 2018 levies

Finally there appears to be some clarity when it comes to school funding in the future. And the Medical Lake School District seems to have enough of an understanding of things to announce they will float a pair of levies in early 2018. “I think...

 

Hallet Elementary releases October and November award winners

Medical Lake’s Hallet Elementary School has released its October and November “Responsibility” “Can Do” and “Bringing up Grades” award winners. October Kindergarten Danker: Braxtyn Vanscoik, Maesa Chimienti, Talon Barringer....

 

If not up, at least away

Participants try to win prizes by seeing who can land a paper airplane as close as possible to a small Christmas tree at halfcourt during halftime of the Cheney boys basketball game with West Valley...

 

Kalispel Tribe creates own electrical utility company

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians announced in a Dec. 12 news release that is has established its own electric utility company to service its property in Airway Heights. Kalispel Tribal Utilities (KTU) began officially providing electricity and natural g...

 

News Briefs

Cheney residents asked to keep streets clear of vehicles to aid in snow plowing City of Cheney officials are warning residents that if you park on the street, your vehicle must be moved if there’s a heavy snowfall this winter. Moving vehicles for...

 

Airway Heights church hosts live nativity

People in the West Plains area have a new opportunity this holiday season thanks to the Airway Heights Baptist Church located at 12322 West Sunset Highway across from Zip's. The church is transforming...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 13, 2007 Veronica Kline of the Cheney Mat Hawks wrestling club kept batches of pancakes coming to nearly 150 residents who attended the Airway Heights' first-annual "Breakfast with...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 17. You may watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education for...

 

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 • Dec. 15, Middle School dance, Westwood...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Fire’s Candy Cane Ride Dec. 16 Santa will join Cheney firefighters in handing out candy canes and holiday cheer on the department’s annual “Candy Cane Ride” taking place Saturday, Dec. 16. The ride begins at 4:30 p.m. at the fire stati...

 

Tammy Kay Steele

Tammy Kay Steele was born Nov. 29, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minn. She grew up in several different cities in North Dakota as her dad advanced his law enforcement career that lead them to Lafayette, La....

 

Vivian Kathleen Carpine

With family by her side, Vivian Kathleen Carpine (Grimmett), 87, passed away in Spokane on Dec. 2, 2017. Vivian was born in Raymond, Wash. on Jan. 28, 1930 to Felix and Mayna Grimmett. Her early life...

 

Timi Allison Williams-Carr

Timi Allison Williams-Carr was born March 27, 1984, in Seattle, and passed away Dec. 4, 2017, in an automobile collision in Deer Lodge, Mont. at the age of 33. Timi attended Betz Elementary, Cheney...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Dec. 4 Child abuse/neglect was reported on the 3400 block of Normal Park Road. An identification was found on the 100 block of F Street. Dec. 5 Robert J.S. Christerson, 30, was arrested on the 2300 block of First Street for fourth-degree...

 

Game company tops BBB 'naughty' list

  Three Northwest businesses have more than 750 combined customer complaints, prompting the Northwest’s Better Business Bureau Chapter to issue a consumer alert. The complaints go as far back as three years and allege that customers never...

 

West Plains had an overall good year

We are at the end of another year, which is a little bit sudden since it seems like 2017 just started. But it has been another crazy 365 days and there has been some ups and downs throughout the nation, but what about here locally? Overall, we...

 

'Silent Night' tops the holiday season tune's list

The holiday season brings around the festive and catchy music of the year. Some radio stations dedicate the month of December to playing just Christmas songs and I am truly thankful for that because this is the only time of the year that we can...

 

Washington State swings farther to the left

Those of us who live east of the Cascades seldom pay a lot of attention to local politics in the suburbs of Seattle. However, the implications of the 2017 senate race in the 45th state legislative district extend to our doorstep. The seat is now in...

 

Thanks for your support

StageWest Community Theatre has put another successful production in the books. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” adapted as a Readers’ Theatre by Tony Palermo, was well received by all who came. StageWest would like to thank the cast...

 

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