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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

ML council picks new member

In a reversal of a previous decision, the Medical Lake City Council conducted interviews at its May 17 meeting and named a community member to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of the late-Councilman Howard Jorgenson on Jan. 19. After a 20-min...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

Dispatch life after Eastern

Roughly six months after Eastern Washington University decided to part ways with the Cheney Police Department for dispatch services, things are “going very well,” according to Cheney Police Chief John Hensley. Without much of an explanation to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

And these grow well in shade...

Lin Summers Hoskins (with hat) assists a customer at the Gardeners of Cheney's annual plant sale last Saturday in Mitchell's Harvest Foods' parking lot. According to club members, business was brisk...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

Sunset Elementary receives bomb threat

A bomb threat on Monday, May 23, led to the evacuation of students at Sunset Elementary School in Airway Heights. According to Airway Heights Police Department’s Sgt. Robert Swan, police were notified about the bomb threat at approximately 12:20...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

Unlawful road change

In what the Washington State Patrol said is likely a road rage incident, two cars were involved in a collision Monday afternoon on Interstate 90, causing this vehicle to leave the freeway, plow...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 26, 2016 

AH eyes grant for industrial area economic plan

The Airway Heights City Council elected to move a resolution out of its May 23 study session to consideration at a regular council meeting that could eventually lead to the successful recruiting of more industrial-type businesses to the city....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 19, 2016

Roettger takes over at CSD

The search for Cheney School District's next superintendent is over. At a special May 14 meeting, the Cheney School Board announced that Rob Roettger (pronounced red-ker), current superintendent of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

West Plains road work

Residents of the West Plains might want to adopt a sometimes used phrase to describe the philosophy of the Washington state Department of Transportation when it comes to driving around this summer — expect delays. A number of road projects are on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

Quarters not required

Members of Eastern Washington University's basketball band "Code Red" take part in some human foosball action at Roos Field last Saturday. The game and other activities were part of Numerica Credit...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

Busy Cheney council approves vehicle lease

The Cheney City Council approved a Police Department request to lease three new patrol vehicles as one of 16 agenda items at a busy council meeting May 10. The agreement with First Capital Leasing Equipment Corporation will allow the department to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 19, 2016

AH City Council questions contract increase

An increase in the price of consultant work for an upcoming road project created questions at the Airway Heights City Council’s May 16 meeting. The city hired Century West Engineering to perform design work on its McFarlane Road Arterial...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Mayfest heads up weekend events

Downtown Cheney will be a hub of activity this weekend with the return of the fourth annual Cheney Mayfest, Friday and Saturday. Coordinator Douglas LaBar said the event is taking place earlier this...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

The event incubator

If you’re a Cheney organization interested in getting an event started, or finding funding for one already in the works, you should know there’s a pile of money out there to help. You should also understand one important caveat — to get that mo...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Looking for a deal

Organizers of the annual Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars yard sale said attendance was brisk and steady at its location in Denny's Harvest Foods parking lot as people stopped by on Friday and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 12, 2016

Parking issues in Fox Ridge development

Alleged parking issues in the Fox Ridge development again arose at the May 3 Medical Lake City Council meeting. Fox Ridge resident Theodore Olson came before the council during the citizen’s comment portion to ask for an update on his previous...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 12, 2016

AH council discusses upcoming transportation projects

At its May 9 study session the Airway Heights City Council got a glimpse of some possible road projects. Public Works Director Kevin Anderson gave the council a brief presentation on proposed transportation projects that stemmed from pavement...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 5, 2016

Council asked to join trade cause

National and international issues highlighted the Cheney City Council’s April 26 meeting — specifically, the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, sometimes referred to as the TPP. During citizen comments, Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 5, 2016

Recreation center bond goes to ballot

Airway Heights’ proposed recreation center cleared one more hurdle on its way to being a reality by receiving the City Council’s unanimous blessings for a public vote on a $13 million bond proposal to fund the measure. The council approved the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 5, 2016

Open for competition

Twelve-year-old baseball and softball players gathered at the mound around coach and league president Adam Smith to recite the Little League Pledge during West Plains Little League's 13th annual...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 5, 2016

'... a small child, they would have been killed'

Cheney police were searching for a gray-colored dog last Tuesday night that attacked a Cheney High School senior Monday evening, May 2. According to reports, 18-year-old Olivia Swenson was visiting a...

 
 Front Page    May 5, 2016

Parker announces retirement from the state Legislature

Saying he needs to spend more time with family, 6th District Rep. Kevin Parker (R-Spokane) announced in a May 3 news release that he would not seek reelection to the state House of Representatives. ...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Medical Lake declares emergency

With most of its vehicles either destroyed or unfixable, the Medical Lake City Council passed an emergency resolution April 19 that will allow the Maintenance Department to get back on its feet when it comes to upkeep and repairs around the city. In...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Preventive measures

That column of smoke Cheney-area residents saw Monday afternoon was merely a prescribed burn at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Spokane County Fire District 3 and other area fire officials want to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    April 28, 2016

Public art policy proposed for Airway Heights

Airway Heights may have public art included in future construction projects, if a proposed policy heading to the next City Council meeting is approved. At its April 25 study session, the council agreed to move forward a policy that would allow city...

 
 By jo    Front Page    April 28, 2016

A dab of color

A small section of Cheney resident Ed Resen's thousands of tulips bask in the spring sun, April 20. To find out how many Resen has, read the Yard of the Month story in this issue....

 

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