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Articles from the December 26, 2013 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 26, 2013

Cheney Council quickly wraps up 2013 business

With a bit more practice, the Cheney City Council could possibly one day break the one-minute mark with its final meeting of the year. Council took all of 1 minute, 14 seconds last Thursday to conclude business for 2013. The meeting was a...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 26, 2013

Snow angels needed

John Taves is looking for people who want to be snow angels. Not the kind who lie in the fresh powder and flail their arms and legs to create art, but those who are willing to help out those who can’t take care of their walks when the white stuff...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 26, 2013

Healing tales

Two years after his retirement, Dr. Jim Roloff published his first book, "Mending God's Creatures." Roloff, an alum of Eastern Washington University and Washington State University, had worked as a...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    December 26, 2013

Al Stover returns to Cheney, signs as reporter with Cheney Free Press

My name is Al Stover, and I am the new staff reporter with the Cheney Free Press. I recently moved back from Wolf Point, Mont., a small town in the northeast part of the state that 's known for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    December 26, 2013

Cheney businesses on the move

Long-time Cheney businesses Jarms Hardware and Napa Auto Parts are moving to new locations soon. In Jarms' case, operations at their new location in the former Ben Franklin building have actually...

 
 More News    December 26, 2013

SCRAPS seeks public's help with recent incidents of animal cruelty

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is seeking the public’s help in finding a person of interest in a recent animal cruelty investigation. On Thursday, Dec. 19 at approximately 7 p.m., a man tossed two balls of hamburger...

 
 Calendar    December 26, 2013

West Plains Briefs

CHS wrestling fundraiser Cheney High School wrestlers are having a fundraiser, Saturday Dec. 28 at Rosa’s Pizza in Cheney from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids and includes bowling and pizza. There will be lots of silent auction... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    December 26, 2013

Almost 200 served by Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids

Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids gift distribution took place last Friday with 197 children, representing 84 families, receiving gifts at the Wren Pierson Community Center. That figure is 19 more children and eight more families than last year,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education    December 26, 2013

Holiday surprise

Betz Elementary School seven-year-old Sydney Lincoln is a little surprised as she receives her winning picture from Cheney Postmaster Tom McGoldrick last Friday. Lincoln and four other area kids were...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    December 26, 2013

Fire Departments hold graduation ceremony for recruits

Friends and family filled the Sunset Elementary school gym as fire departments from Cheney, Airway Heights, Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 10 held a ceremony for the 23 recruit firefighters who graduated from the West Plans Recruit Str...

 
 More News    December 26, 2013

Cheney Free Press, West Plains Extra deadlines

Because New Year’s Day falls on Wednesday Free Press Publishing is making deadline changes for its publications. Deadlines for classifieds to be published in the Jan. 2 West Plains Extra is Dec. 27, and for the Jan. 2 Cheney Free Press, must be...

 
 More News    December 26, 2013

Libraries closed New Year's Day

All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, and remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Regular hours resume Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 26, 2013

Back-up QB puts up latest roadblock to Frisco for Eagles

If there was any upside to Eastern Washington University's football team's latest trip through the emotional wringer they took themselves and their fans on in last Saturday's 35-31 loss to Towson in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 26, 2013

Towson tops Eastern in final seconds, 35-31

The start had Sam Houston 2012 written all over it. The middle was vintage Eastern Washington 2013. The finish was beyond comparison last Saturday as the Towson University Tigers rallied from 10 point...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 26, 2013

Eastern women roll into break, Big Sky play on win streak

As members of the Eastern Washington women's basketball team head home for a little time off for the holidays, they finally appear to be pointed in the right direction, too, on the basketball court....

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    December 26, 2013

Walla Walla CC's Chad Bodnar named new EWU soccer coach

Having turned Walla Walla Community College into a regional powerhouse, Chad Bodnar has been tabbed as the third head coach in the history of the Eastern Washington women's soccer program, EWU...

 
 By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    December 26, 2013

Seton Hall breaks away for 92-70 win in Eastern's East Coast trip

For the first half of last Sunday’s nonconference men’s basketball game between Eastern Washington and Seton Hall, it looked as though the Eagles were able to perform on the big stage. But something happened after the break where Eastern’s...

 
 Sports    December 26, 2013

AFCA Honors Lee, Kupp on prestigious All-America Team

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS A pair of Eastern Washington University football players from the state of Washington – wide receiver Cooper Kupp and cornerback T.J. Lee III – have been selected to the American Football Coaches Association NCAA...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 26, 2013

Lady Hawks find scoring difficult in losses

If the Cheney girl’s basketball team is going to break into the win column again this season they are going to have to find ways to score more points. The Lady Hawks managed double digit scoring in just one of the eight quarters they played last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 26, 2013

Medical Lake girls split opening week NEA games

The Medical Lake girl’s basketball team got its week, and the Northeast A League season off to a good start last week, battling through some early challenges and defensive pressure to score a 44-31 win over Riverside. But dealing with that same...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 26, 2013

Cardinals finish week-one of NEA play with 1-1 record

Medical Lake got a 15-point night from Jordan Rohweder, plus 11 points each from Jaelon Stith and Cory Wagner as the Cardinals defeated Kettle Falls Friday night in a Northeast A League boy’s basketball game in Medical Lake. Stith also contributed...

 
 Sports    December 26, 2013

Pins don't equal wins for Medical Lake wrestlers vs. Chewelah

Medical Lake got pins from Nick Reed at 106 pounds, Ricky Petersen (145), Eric Penn (170) and Ian O’Brien (220) but it wasn’t enough to overcome Chewelah’s wins in eight other classes as the visiting Cougars earned a 51-24 victory in the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    December 26, 2013

Blackhawks fall to Freeman, Lakeside in hoops action

The season’s second win is proving elusive for the Cheney High boys’ basketball team. The Blackhawks lost a pair of games last week to Northeast A League opponents, 76-57 Friday night at Freeman and 71-55 the next day at home to Lakeside. Cheney...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    December 26, 2013

Snowfall can rekindle fond, childhood memories

My sister and I grew up on my grandfather's farm. He had horses. My mother would not let us ride them as she was afraid of horses. We had real winters then, not the lightly sprinkled snow that will ha...

 

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