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 More News    August 27, 2015 

Airway Heights Festival in photos

The city of Airway Heights celebrated its 32nd annual summer festival, Aug. 21-22. This year’s event featured the return of the Watermelon Races, Ford Car Show and Airway Heights’ Got Talent...

 
 More News    August 27, 2015 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 17 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 200 block of North Eleventh Street. A residential burglary was reported on the 800 block of West First Street. Nothing was taken. Malicious mischief was reported on the 700 block of...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 27, 2015 

Crews stop fire outside of Medical Lake

Fire crews made short work of a wheat stubble fire, west of Medical Lake last Thursday, Aug. 20. Agencies from Medical Lake, Cheney, Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Fairchild Air Force Base, city of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Washington State Department of...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 27, 2015 

Airway Heights Council approves police vehicle purchases, park name change

Mayor Patrick Rushing's resignation was just one of many items at the Aug. 17 City Council meeting. Council approved the purchase of two non-standard police vehicles for $30,000. Police Chief Lee...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 27, 2015 

Veterans Cemetery celebrates 'Spirit of '45'

Veterans, military personnel and family members gathered at the Washington Veterans Memorial Cemetery for its "Spirit of 45," Saturday, Aug. 15. The event was to commemorate the 70th anniversary of...

 
 More News    August 20, 2015

Accident caused by heart attack

A heart attack led to the death of a St. Maries, Idaho man in an accident that occurred Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Medical Lake Interstate 90 interchange. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, 65-year-old Kenneth L. Burch was entering...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 20, 2015

Lenny's named Cheney's August Yard of the Month

For John Maticchio, owner of Lenny's American and Italian Fine Cuisine restaurant in Cheney, how his restaurant looks on the outside is just as important as what's on the inside. "People stop by just...

 
 By Paul Delaney    More News    August 20, 2015

Crews are quick to douse Cameron Road fire

The combined resources of Spokane County Fire District No. 3, the Cheney Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources made short work of what has been called the Cameron Road Fire on Wednesday, Aug. 12. “Fortunately we had a lot of...

 
 More News    August 20, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 9 Third-degree theft was reported on the zero hundred block of West Third Street. A go kart frame was stolen from a backyard. Aug. 10 Burglary was reported on the 700 block of Clover Street. Many items were stolen including a gun. Aug....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 13, 2015

Airway Heights gears up for annual summer festival

Residents and visitors will once again flock to Sunset Park for the 32nd annual Airway Heights summer festival, Aug. 21-22. The festival kicks off with the fifth annual Kiwanis Club Watermelon Races,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 13, 2015

Cheney council approves federal funding for Betz/Washington pedestrian safety project

The Cheney City Council took care of a couple of other pieces of business at its July 28 meeting besides asking voters to lift the city’s levy lid. First, the council authorized construction to commence, after the bidding process is complete, on...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 13, 2015

Council gets water briefing, pays bills

With no resolutions or ordinances to deal with on its agenda, the only real business the Cheney City Council did at its Aug. 11 meeting was pay bills. Council voted unanimously to pay vouchers in the amount of $422,731.11, and payroll totaling...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

Washing for Children's Miracle Network

Several local high school students wash a Chevy Silverado in the Jarms Ace Hardware parking lot, Saturday, Aug. 8. The car wash was part of an event to help generate donations for the Children's...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

Airway Heights award to honor local businesses

The city of Airway Heights is looking to recognize local business leaders and it is asking residents to help with the process. The city is taking nominations for the first Community Excellence Award. According to the city’s website, the award is...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

AH firefighters respond to blaze on Lawson and 19th

Firefighters from Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane and Spokane County Fire District 10 responded to a structure fire around 4 p.m., Aug. 5., near Lawson Street and 19th Avenue in Airway Heights. According to Fire Chief...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

Note-ables

There was plenty of music in the area last week. Above: Kris Isherwood (left) and Matt Henson (center) joined Wade Taylor (right) and the rest of "The Sch-mediums" at a fundraiser at Jarms Ace...

 
 More News    August 13, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 3 Dustin L. Leonard, 21, was arrested on the 600 block of Second Street as an absconder (evaded home detention measures) from Moon Detection Services. Residential burglary was reported on the 800 block of Chestnut Street. Jewelry and clot...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 6, 2015

ML adopts transportation plan

At its July 21 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council unanimously adopted a resolution that approved the city’s proposed six-year transportation improvement plan for 2016-2021. Councilman Howard Jorgenson was absent from the meeting. Each year...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    August 6, 2015

Grillin' and washin' for children at Jarms

Jarms Ace Hardware is planning a little grilling, a little washing and a little jamming this Saturday, Aug. 8, to help fund the needs of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Spokane. The long-time Cheney hardware store invites area...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    August 6, 2015

No wasting valuable water at EWU's pool project

A perfect set of circumstances last week allowed Eastern Washington University to get necessary work done on its swimming pool, help the Cheney Fire Department with some training and get some fields m...

 
 More News    August 6, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 27 A red Subaru Forester was impounded on the zero hundred block of North Ninth Street. Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 800 block of Elm Street. There was a possible burglary. July 28 Fawaz F. Alkharashi, 25, was arrested...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    More News    July 30, 2015

Rodeo, Roundup look to connect community

With a rodeo that may be better than ever, even after nearly a half-century, and a city in search of staying power for a community event, perhaps the two can help both parties thrive. The 48th annual...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 30, 2015

Cheney Holiday Inn Express plans expansion, remodel

Cheney Holiday Inn Express owners Debbie and Brian Anderson have filed an application with the city’s Community Development Department to expand their 76-room hotel and conference center. The proposed $3.5 million expansion would add 46 more guest...

 
 More News    July 30, 2015

Two former Cheney students join expedition to Canadian Arctic

A pair of Cheney High School graduates will be spending part of their summer cooling off — literally. Connor Netz and Evelyn Rowe are joining 110 other high school and university students and 80 staff members representing 18 countries on a journey...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    July 30, 2015

Rick Roig retires after 31 years with Cheney Fire Department

Rick Roig's career with the Cheney Fire Department not only spanned several decades, but also included being on the forefront of many changes in the field of emergency response. And, it included...

 

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