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Articles from the December 27, 2012 edition

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 By James Eik    Front Page    December 27, 2012

JLUS moves step closer to reality

Community leaders gathered last Wednesday, Dec. 19, to announce the implementation of Airway Heights’ Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), which sets development standards within the city. The document, which passed the City Council earlier in the week,...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    December 27, 2012

Opportunity knocks for Cheney with plunge pool

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Sometimes when chasing one opportunity another, possibly better one, comes along. Such is the case with the city of Cheney’s potential, but nowhere certain, purchase of a 15.02 acre piece of property southwest of the city...

 
 By James Eik    Front Page    December 27, 2012

Deja vu: Medical Lake lives within its means

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter With another year’s budget placed in the books, Medical Lake can rest easy for a while. As has been the case for a number of years, the city has put together a balanced budget with revenues remaining, for the large part,...

 
 Front Page    December 27, 2012

Postal pastels

Winners of the annual Cheney Post Office coloring contest are pictured above left to right Mia Ashcroft, 6, Page Neilson, 11, Brianna Nielson, 8, Rashaun Engle, 4, and Dylan McGrath 10. Postmaster...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    December 27, 2012

Sending a message from West Plains to Olympia

Streamlining business communication, protecting Fairchild Air Force Base, reforming the state’s labor and industry insurance and developing equal opportunity K-12 education that includes business partners and entrepreneurship. These are the top-fou...

 
 By John McCallum    News    December 27, 2012

Cheney City Council concludes 2012 business – quickly

Cheney’s City Council meeting Thursday Dec. 20 set a record that might stand for quite a while. At one minute, 44 seconds it was likely the shortest council meeting ever held, with only one item addressed before adjournment – paying the bills....

 
 News    December 27, 2012

West Plains’ Zak Designs gallery trays chosen as finalist for Housewares Design Award

West Plains’ manufacturer Zak Designs’ non-skid Gallery Trays have been chosen as a finalist in the Tableware, Serveware & Beverageware category of the 2013 Housewares Design Awards. In keeping with Zak Designs’ ongoing mission to blend...

 
 By James Eik    More News    December 27, 2012

Supporting the community is priority for chaplains

In an emergency, police and fire departments are the first things that come to mind. But, like many cities, Airway Heights has a group of chaplains who can provide help in emergencies, offering an extended arm of support for fellow residents. The...

 
 By James Eik    Education    December 27, 2012

Policy allows staff to use personal devices

Teachers in the Medical Lake School District are now approved to bring their own personal electronic devices for use on the district’s Internet servers. At the school board meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 18, Superintendent Pam Veltri noted that this was ju...

 
 Education    December 27, 2012

MLHS inducts new National Honor Society members

: Newly-inducted members inducted into the Medical Lake National Honor Society Thursday, Dec. 6 include Back row: Rachel Crofoot, Seth Rojas, Anton King, Adam Paulson, Amanda Wren, Alyssa Fitzgerald,...

 
 By John McCallum    Education    December 27, 2012

Not a question of if, but a matter of when

Cheney School District and local police agency officials hope they have taken sufficient steps and precautions to prevent a school-shooting incident similar to what happened Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., and if the unthinkable happens, practiced...

 
 Education    December 27, 2012

CHS November Students of the Month

Cheney High School November Students of the Month are pictured above standing left to right: Shekenah North, Chris Brown, Ali Alabdulwahed, Rebecca Stevens and Alexis Speziale. Sitting left to right:...

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion    December 27, 2012

Free Press to unveil Top Stories of 2012 in first January issue

Cheney Free Press readers will notice something a little different in their Jan. 3, 2013 issue. Instead of doing an annual, two-part recap of the year’s stories, our “Year in Review” we have instead decided to do the “Top Stories of 2012.”...

 
 By James Eik    Opinion    December 27, 2012

Beaten, bloodied and fried, Seattle Mariners fans remain the best

I’m not really allowed on the sports pages of the paper too often, and for good reason. But, I do have one sports passion in this world: baseball. I’m no statistician, or sabermetrics genius, but I do follow players’ stats pretty closely. And,...

 
 By Joe Conason    Opinion    December 27, 2012

Learning from the ‘apocalypse’

What may finally consume the House Republicans is their boundless contempt for the American public — a contempt bluntly demonstrated in their refusal to consider any reasonable compromise with President Obama to avoid the so-called “fiscal...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    December 27, 2012

A joyful Merry Christmas

There are those of us who try very hard to remove the word “Christmas” from our vocabulary because we have been told it will offend someone. Christmas simply means Christ Mass. Is that offensive? Why has Christmas been chosen as offensive when...

 
 By Dr E Kirsten Peters    Neighborhood    December 27, 2012

Grapefruit + Medications = Potential Problem

We Americans are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables. Particularly this time of year, when New Year’s resolutions are still in strong force, a lot of us are trying to do better about what we eat. A breakfast of half a grapefruit and some p...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    December 27, 2012

Eastern women get rare win at Idaho State

The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team got to open a couple of presents early with two Big Sky Conference wins. One was bigger than the other, the Eagles’ 61-55 win Saturday at...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    December 27, 2012

Reuter’s heroics saves day for Eagles

On a day when the offense struggled against a smothering man-on-man Idaho State defense, it was a clutch defensive stop of their own that saved the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball tea...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    December 27, 2012

Looking back at some lesser known events from 2012

The story usually starts with the small talk in the barber chair and the stylist asking, among other things, “So you have any big plans for the weekend?” The deadpan response is generally, “Well I have to work,” to which the hair cutter...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    December 27, 2012

Cardinal boys on top of NEA standings at Christmas break

The view so far is pretty nice from the top of the Northeast A League boys’ basketball standings for Medical Lake. Following wins last week, Tuesday by a 65-36 score at Kettle Falls and then 38-31 over visiting Freeman last Friday, the Cardinals...

 
 By James Eik    Sports    December 27, 2012

Colville takes easy 66-18 GNL wrestling win over Cheney

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter After a bright start, Cheney’s Wednesday, Dec. 19 wrestling match against Colville took a turn for the worst. Cheney began strong, winning with three straight pins. Cameron Schlotter (195 pounds) pinned Colville’s Broc...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS    Sports    December 27, 2012

CFL’s top defender Sherritt signed through 2015 by Edmonton

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SERVICE REPORTS The Edmonton Eskimos announced they had signed the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year, J.C. Sherritt, to a contract extension. That keeps the former Eastern Eagle out of...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    December 27, 2012

Lady Hawks fall to talented Reardan team, resume play Dec. 26

It may be that the Reardan Indians are the best team the Cheney High girls basketball squad will see this season. The defending 2B state champions were too disciplined, too skilled on both sides of...

 
 By John McCallum    Sports    December 27, 2012

Cheney boys rally to top Lakeside 65-62

The Cheney High boys basketball team rallied from a five-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter at Lakeside and overcame a last-second shot to force overtime to knock off the Rams 65-62 last Wednesday. Cheney led by two at the break but a...

 

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