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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 12, 2014

Cheney council OKs financial measures

A full Cheney City Council moved like a whirlwind through a resolution and ordinance packed agenda at its next to last meeting of 2014 Tuesday night, unanimously approving 11 separate items. Five of the items were financial measures needed to wrap...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 11, 2014 

Cheney council OKs financial measures

A full Cheney City Council moved like a whirlwind through a resolution and ordinance packed agenda at its next to last meeting of 2014 Tuesday night, unanimously approving 11 separate items. Five of the items were financial measures needed to wrap...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 11, 2014 

Redell steps down from ML council

After 12 years of serving Medical Lake, Councilwoman Brenda Redell resigned from the City Council. The council accepted Redell’s resignation at its Dec. 2 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross presented an email from Redell, who was absent from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 11, 2014 

Airway Heights and Fire District 10 begin consolidation talks

Earlier this year, the Airway Heights and Medical Lake fire departments and Spokane County Fire District 10 hired Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) to conduct a cooperative services study to see how the three departments could...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 11, 2014 

A mystery wrapped in a riddle

A Cheney girl, who went missing Thanksgiving evening, returned home last Sunday, Dec. 7, prompting questions from authorities about why she left and what she did during her 10-day disappearance....

 
 Front Page    December 11, 2014 

Kicking off the Season

Left: Cheney Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-tem Teresa Overhauser reads the official city proclamation to begin Cheney's tree lighting ceremony at the Cheney Library last Thursday night, Dec. 5. Bottom:...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 11, 2014 

Awkward

Prospective music teacher Stephen Foster Brown (at left played by Trenton Riggs) finds the advances of Mrs. Piper (played by Ryleigh Skiles) a bit embarrassing - especially with her husband and...

 
 Front Page    December 11, 2014 

Santa Claus to make annual appearance in Cheney with firefighters

For the 15th time, Cheney Firefighters will be escorting Santa through Cheney. The annual Candy Cane Hayride, sponsored by Cheney Firefighters Union Local 1919 in conjunction with the Cheney Volunteer Firefighters Association and the Cheney Fire...

 
 Front Page    December 4, 2014

Police search for Cheney runaway

The Cheney Police Department is asking the public for any information on the whereabouts of a 15-year-old female who ran away from her Cheney home at approximately 7:30 p.m., Nov. 27. Jacquelynne... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 4, 2014

Heavier train traffic ahead for Cheney

News of groundbreaking on a proposed $26 million shuttle loading grain terminal near Four Lakes Nov. 14 surprised city of Cheney officials — and they are hoping project proponents talk to them soon about the potential for more rail traffic through...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 4, 2014

Council OKs 2015 budget

With no public comment received, the Cheney City Council closed its 2015 budget hearing at its regular meeting last Tuesday night, Nov. 25, and proceeded to unanimously adopt the city’s just over $23.37 million budget for the coming fiscal year....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    December 4, 2014

Searching for a holiday giving boost

Cheney Outreach Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids volunteer coordinator Sally Shamp says there are several changes with this year's 13th annual drive to collect presents for local youth. What's...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    December 4, 2014

Airway Heights gets last budget look

The Airway Heights City Council was one-step closer to finishing the budget season at its Dec. 1 meeting. City Manager Albert Tripp gave a presentation on the capital expenditures, proposed positions and maintenance and operations items for the 2015...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    November 27, 2014

Cheney vehicles targeted in theft waves

Cheney police are investigating a rash of thefts from motor vehicles that struck two residential areas in the city this past week. Between Nov. 19 – 22, 19 incidents of third-degree theft and one second-degree theft were reported, most taking...

 
 Front Page    November 27, 2014

Medical Lake just says no

The city of Medical Lake finally made a decision on the business side of marijuana. At its Nov. 18 meeting, the City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits the production, processing and retail of marijuana products within city limits. The ordina...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    November 27, 2014

Aero-Flite brings air operations to Spokane International

The next generation in aerial firefighting has come to Spokane County. In a Nov. 20 ceremony at a former Air National Guard hangar, officials from Washington state, Spokane County and Spokane Internat...

 
 By John McCallum    Front Page    November 27, 2014

Slightly West of Spokane art tour brings three artists to Cheney

The fifth annual Slightly West of Spokane Artists Studio Tour happens this Saturday, Nov. 29, with something slightly new being added. This year's tour will give people in Cheney who can't make the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 20, 2014

Cheney council OKs 2015 levy amounts

The Cheney City Council unanimously approved a pair of ordinances at their Nov. 12 meeting, setting annual increases to the city’s regular property tax and emergency medical service levies. Increases are limited by state law to 1 percent of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 20, 2014

Changes small in AH budget

Like every year, the different Airway Heights city departments will see minor increases or decreases in their revenues and expenditures for next year. City Manager Albert Tripp explained that several...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 20, 2014

Meeting Cheney's budget needs, and restless nights

During a June workshop, Cheney department heads were asked to answer three questions for attending City Council members: What are your department's short-term needs? What are its long-term needs?...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 20, 2014

ML's deer committee to draft feeding ordinance, conduct deer counts

The Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee took a couple of steps toward addressing the city’s deer population at its Nov. 12 meeting. One of those steps included the draft of an ordinance that would prohibit Medical Lake residents from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 13, 2014

Little change in Medical Lake budget

It’s once again budget season for the city of Medical Lake and the city’s 2015 preliminary numbers show little change. The current expense fund for 2015 is set at $3.2 million, which is approximately $10,000 less than last year. The ending...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    November 13, 2014

The new Missoula Flood

Once upon a time the Lake Missoula Floods covered Cheney with water over 100 feet high. Now, every other year, another flood from Missoula covers Cheney, this one with quite a bit of cash. That's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 13, 2014

A naming of names

The Medical Lake Kiwanis Club erected a "wall" on Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the names of community members who have served in the military. The wall at the corner of Lefevre Street and Brooks Road will...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    November 13, 2014

Parks and Recreation receives youth program award

Cheney’s Parks and Recreation Department was one of 15 organizations in King, Pierce and Spokane counties recently honored by the Raikes Foundation for providing “high quality out of school time programs to young people as part of its Youth...

 

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