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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 28, 2017

Spokane's casino opens January 8

To borrow - and butcher - a familiar few words, seems appropriate when discussing the Spokane Tribe of Indians new casino in Airway Heights. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of pending lawsuit...

 

Cheney voters approve school bond

Sometimes, the third time can really be a charm. The Cheney School District found this out first hand as its third run over two years to get a capital facilities project bond measure passed to...

 

Some nuts and bolts of the school bond

The Cheney School District’s capital facilities bond voters will begin considering later this month has many more parts and pieces than the $44.88 million measure that failed to receive a needed 60-percent majority twice in 2015. That bond was for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 28, 2017

Stubborn weather failed to hinder STEP project

All things considered, the Spokane Tribe of Indians seem to have accomplished nothing short of a miracle when it was announced on Dec. 20 that their new casino in Airway Heights would open its doors o...

 

Fairchild Air Force Base celebrated 75th birthday

Fairchild Air Force Base turned 75 in March - and several hundred of its closest friends stopped by to celebrate. Fairchild began operations in early 1942, the culmination of community efforts that...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    December 28, 2017

Fairchild will be home to new tankers

Team Fairchild continues to grow. Fairchild Air Force Base announced June 6 it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory aircraft. The KC-135s are...

 

New apartment complex proposed in S.W. Cheney

Cheney’s planning department has received an application for construction of a new 85-unit apartment complex in the southwest portion of the city. Cheney Park Apartments are proposed for construction on two parcels of land at 1026 First St., just...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 28, 2017

Medical Lake City Council wraps up 2017 business

The Medical Lake City Council officially wrapped up both business and the term of Mayor John Higgins at its Dec. 18 meeting. Higgins was in fact absent and turned the gavel over to Mayor pro-tem John...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    December 28, 2017

Airway Heights City Council votes to approve 2018 budget

After multiple readings and public hearings of the 2018 budget, the Airway Heights City Council approved to adopt it on Dec. 4. Overall, the city is currently sitting in a good place financially going into the new fiscal year, according to City...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    December 28, 2017

Wispies Beauty Salon offers many services in ML

If somebody needs a relaxing day, Wispies Beauty Salon in Medical Lake can take care of it. Even though the salon has been open for about 15 years, there have been a few different locations for the lo...

 

Pizza Factory is looking for Cheney franchisees; need no restaurant experience

California-based Pizza Factory is seeking to grow not only into new states but also in existing areas where it has franchises, and as such, is looking for individuals in Cheney who might want to go into the pizza business for themselves. All you...

 

Out and in

Out and in...

 

Perhaps 2018 can be when we actually take control

Monday is the first day of 2018, and I for one am very happy for that. Frankly, 2017 has not been a very good year for me in many ways and I can’t wait to see it go bye-bye. As for 2018, right now I’m a little pessimistic about how good it will...

 

Railroads are now attempting to implement a positive track

While the investigation continues into the deadly Amtrak derailment near DuPont, Wash., the clock continues to tick on the implementation of Positive Track Control (PTC). The deadline is Dec. 31, 2018. PTC integrates new satellite tracking (GPS) and...

 

Too much power is dangerous

The media frenzy surrounding accusations of sexual misconduct continues to gather momentum. Many of the allegations are true, and those who have abused their power should be held accountable. Many charges, however, make no sense unless sexual...

 

It is time to change thinking on Alzheimer's

Dear Editor, The time has come to change our thinking on Alzheimer’s Disease.  Too often, Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 27, 2007 A&K Development’s contested request to rezone a north Medical Lake property was unanimously denied by the City Council following the presentation of two 30-minute testimonies from the applicant and opponents to the...

 

From the archives: 1987

The Carpenter's workshop, a musical-drama ensemble, performed at Medical Lake Community church. Ensemble members, from left to right, are: (top row) Jennifer Hilde; (second row) Steve Evitt, Dave...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Dec. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Fellowship hour follows the worship service with refreshments. Christian education for middle school through adults begins at...

 

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 • Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, City offices... Full story

 

Delivering good deeds

Members of Medical Lake's girl's basketball team recently spent time working on a number of charitable projects, among them making bags for Spokane's Blessings Under The Bridge. Taking part in that...

 

Elsie M. Shroll

Elsie M. Shroll, 100, was born in Ritzville, Wash. on the family farm to Carl and Marie Zeller on Feb. 7, 1917. She passed away on Dec. 14, 2017 after a long illness. Elsie graduated Ritzville High... Full story

 

Judith E. Adley Hughes

Judith E. Adley Hughes, 81, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at the Hospice House South Hill in Spokane, Wash. Judith "Judy" was born to the late N. Buyer Adley and... Full story

 

Photo contest winners

Photo contest winners...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Free Press New Years Day deadline The Cheney Free Press will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day. Deadlines for the submittals for the Jan. 4 issue have changed. Legals and classified ads must be submitted to the... Full story

 

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