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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Cheney council OKs solid waste contract

Tuesday night, the Cheney City Council ended five years of hard work by city staff to make the city self-sufficient when it comes to handling its solid waste by unanimously approving 5-0 a contract with the city of Spokane to dispose of Cheney’s...

 By John McCallum    Front Page    September 25, 2014 


The Cheney City Council is holding a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers in order to interview five candidates for the open council position left vacant by the resignation of long-time Councilman Bob...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

AH officials receive fire briefing

During the Airway Heights City Council Sept. 22 study session, representatives from Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) presented their findings and recommendations from their evaluation of the Airway Heights Fire Department. Airway He...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Red insurance

Cheney State Farm Insurance agent Jackie Scholz (second from right) and her staff had their "Red On" last Friday in anticipation of an Eastern Washington win at Montana State. Wear red this Friday...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Medical Lake budget workshop indicates little change

Prior to its Sept. 16 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council held its annual budget workshop to discuss the financial outlook for next year. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that there will not be much difference between last year’s budget...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Odom Corporation opens new distribution facility on Thorpe Road

The Odom Corporation, a wholesale beverage distribution company, had an open house, Sept. 19, for their new facility at 5810 W. Thorpe Road. Based in Alaska, Odom carries several lines of soft...

 Front Page    September 25, 2014 

McMorris Rodgers hosts Cheney public meeting Friday, Sept. 26

Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) will host a “Conversation with Cathy” in Cheney on Friday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Wren Pierson Community Center multi-purpose room, 615 Fourth St. The...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Just another face in the crowd

Eastern Washington's mascot Swoop joined incoming freshmen in the annual "Pass Thru the Pillars" Welcome Week ritual Monday morning. Classes for the over 1,600 new Eagles and 12,000-plus students...

 Front Page    September 18, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT - Last Saturday of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar

LAST SATURDAY of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar. Sept. 20, 10- 3 at Jarms Farms, 22421 S Griffith Rd., Cheney. Featuring 20 vendors. Come have some fun while getting started early on your decorating & gift buying and helping out... Full story

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Airway Heights reaches solid waste accord

The Airway Heights City Council was presented with two proposals for solid waste planning and disposal services for the city at its Sept. 16 meeting. One was from Sunshine Disposal and Recycling and the other was a joint bid from Spokane County and...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Cheney's parks are adequate, for now

When it comes to Cheney's parks facilities, the upside of the city's 40.96 acres of recreation land is there's many options to choose from for those who wish to have a picnic, hold youth sports...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Sears is seeing red

Even though the Eastern Washington football team had a bye week, the staff the Cheney's Sears store still had their red on last Friday. The Eagles return to action this Saturday, facing Montana State...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    September 18, 2014

The art and science of fighting wildfires from above

Eric Johnson likens the tool he uses to do his job as "A little like flying an 80-knot shopping cart." Johnson works for Aero Spray out of Appleton, Minn. and helps crews battle wildfires from the...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Medical Lake awards Inland Asphalt Company overlay project

The Medical Lake City Council held a special meeting, Sept. 10, to award the Brooks Road Overlay project to Inland Asphalt Company for $187,400 for construction costs. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that the total cost of the project is...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014

'Not so fast' on Cheney's trash hauling deal

When Todd Ableman, Cheney’s public works director, first read a media report that the city had decided to return to using a large portion of the Spokane County regional trash system they originally opted out of, his first reaction was a form of “...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014

Cheney departments honored

Several city of Cheney departments were honored with awards and statewide recognition at the City Council’s first meeting in September Tuesday night. The city’s wastewater treatment plant was honored for the second year in a row with an...

 Front Page    September 11, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT - Last Saturday of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar

LAST SATURDAY of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar. Sept. 20, 10- 3 at Jarms Farms, 22421 S Griffith Rd., Cheney. Featuring 20 vendors. Come have some fun while getting started early on your decorating & gift buying and helping out... Full story

 Front Page    September 11, 2014

Credit Union gets its red on

Employees at Cheney Federal Credit Union got into the spirit of Eastern Washington University football game-day last Friday by dressing in red to support the Eagles as they faced the University of...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 11, 2014

Montelone and Patel appointed to Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights City Council approved the appointment of Aspen Monteleone and Kalpesh Patel to the city’s Planning Commission at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting. Montelone moved to Airway Heights in February and was interested being in involved...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 11, 2014

Help wanted: Applicants sought for vacant Cheney council position

The city of Cheney is looking for some civic-minded individuals to serve on the City Council in the position left vacant by the resignation of long-time Councilman Bob Stockton last month. “They need to be good with the council, and advocate for...

 By Harlan Shellabarger    Front Page    September 11, 2014

Enter the Eagles

Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin leads his team into Husky Stadium to face the University of Washington last Saturday. The Eagles fell to the "Dawgs" in a shootout, 59-52. See Sports...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Council OKs Light Department increases

In a harbinger of things to come, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved two ordinances and a resolution updating Light Department service charges and fees and changing how those will take place in the future if needed. The biggest change made...

 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 4, 2014

AH holds hearing on expansion

At a special Aug. 27 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing for the proposed Seaport Steel expansion. Seaport Steel intended to present their plans at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting for...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Silverbird airstrip proposal receives county approval

The Spokane County Hearing Examiner’s office has given approval to a conditional use permit for construction of a private airstrip on 151 acres of land located about a half mile northeast of Cheney along the Cheney-Spokane Road. Dennis Reed, the pr...

 By Brittani Montecucco    Front Page    September 4, 2014

Get Your Red On

Cheney Free Press staff display their Eagle colors and support for Eastern Washington's football team last Friday. The Cheney Free Press is challenging all Cheney businesses to show their support by...


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