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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014 

High school bond headed to voters

The Cheney School District board of directors voted 4-1 to authorize a Feb. 10, 2015 ballot measure seeking voter approval of $44,885,830 in general obligations bonds to fund expansion and remodeling of the district’s high school. The money would b...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014 

Council talks noise and yard nuisances

At its Aug. 25 study session, the Airway Heights City Council addressed some noise and yard concerns in the city. Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett said the Police Department received a written complaint from a resident on Hazelwood Road regard...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014 

It's not a dorm key

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove (right) presented the key to the city to ESPN commentator and Eastern Washington University alumnus Colin Cowherd during last Saturday's "Tailgating Begins Here" rally...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014 

Medical Lake joins Cheney for municipal court services

At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council passed an interlocal agreement with Cheney for providing municipal court services and facilities. The contract is effective Sept. 1. Under the agreement, Cheney will provide administration, a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014 

Tripp Ice Bucket Challenge

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp (left) closes his eyes as Sean Widmer (right) rains down ice upon him. Tripp took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because of his family and friends affected by...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 28, 2014 

Sparing use of military equipment

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley and department Cmdr. Rick Campbell want residents to know the department does not have any automatic weapons. In fact, the majority of items used by Cheney Police are all of law enforcement and not military grade...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Tailgating also starts here, Saturday

Eastern Washington University has gotten some notable visibility with their “Football Starts Here,” campaign that centers around the season’s first football game Saturday at Roos Field versus Sam Houston State University and its broadcast...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Summit looks at needs of military families

Hundreds of military families packed the Red Morgan Center on Fairchild Air Force Base, last Thursday, Aug. 14, to speak with Air Force personnel and congressional officials at the fourth Congressional Military Family Caucus Military Family Summit....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 21, 2014

It's festival weekend

The city of Airway Heights will celebrate its festival, Aug. 22-23, at Sunset Park. This year’s festival will once again feature the 31st annual Ford Open Car Show, Saturday, Aug. 23, promoted by Northwest Thunderbirds and Fords Unlimited car...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Wrong drive thru

An inexperienced, new driver on a driving permit hit the accelerator rather than the brake pedal of the pickup she was driving while pulling in to park at Spokane Teachers Credit Union's Cheney...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 21, 2014

Eastern Washington University's active shooter training tests new skills

First responders got to test out a new concept in training last week as elements of area law enforcement and fire departments combined at the annual "Active Shooter" training presented by the Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    August 14, 2014

'Dr. A' left his mark at Eastern Washington

He weathered the storm of the nation's worst recession and successfully piloted the Eastern Washington University ship through rough waters. The school now has record enrollment and national notoriety on many fronts. Perhaps bigger yet, in the midst...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Stockton steps down from council

The Cheney City Council is down a member with the resignation of Councilman Bob Stockton at Tuesday night’s first regular meeting of August. Mayor Tom Trulove read Stockton’s letter of resignation at the beginning of the meeting, in which the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Airway Heights adopts conditions for both types of cannabis facilities

The Airway Heights City Council approved ordinance C-834, which establishes the city’s standards for recreational and medical marijuana facilities within city limits at the Aug. 4 meeting. Under the ordinance, retail facilities can be located in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 14, 2014

Crews put out fire near Eastern State Hospital

Fire crews from Medical Lake and Airway Heights came together Tuesday, Aug. 5, to fight a brush fire near Eastern State Hospital. Fire crews were able to quickly contain the blaze to three aces. Power lines were down and power was out at the...

 
 Front Page    August 14, 2014

College of Education omitted

In the Of Cabbages and Kings column of July 31 it was incorrectly stated that Clarence Martin watched students walk up College Avenue to attend classes at Eastern Washington State College. The correct name at the time of what is now known as Eastern...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Election results show little party change

It would seem that when it comes to making changes in the status quo, West Plains, Spokane County and Eastern Washington 5th Congressional District voters are happy with the way things are. In primary election results Tuesday night in races where...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Water refill going slow

The extended streak of hot weather and recent severe storm-induced power outages led the city of Cheney to issue mandatory outdoor watering restrictions on Monday, Aug. 4. Water usage for lawn irrigation systems and sprinklers was restricted for at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Animals taken from Cheney-area home

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) personnel and Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy removed several animals from a Cheney residence on the 23200 block of South Cross Road, Wednesday, July 30. SCRAPS received a complaint during...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 7, 2014

Musicians come together to pay homage to "father of bluegrass"

Bluegrass fans who remember musician Bill Monroe will get a chance to relive some of their favorite memories. One of the headline acts for this year's Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 8-10, is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 31, 2014

Light, fire crews kept busy after storm

While some residents ran for cover last Wednesday afternoon in advance of, and during the damaging thunderstorm that raced across Spokane County, others found themselves right in the middle of it. “We did have a number of trees come down,”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    July 31, 2014

It was not the message Overlie expected

It wasn't the usual call Earl Overlie might have gotten from wife, Bonnie, asking him to maybe pick up a few things at the store on his way home from a meeting he was attending. Nope, last...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    July 31, 2014

Four candidates vie in primary for 5th District House seat

Since winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, incumbent 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has faced multiple challengers in every primary election except once, 2006....

 

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