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 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    October 16, 2014 

Development grant cycle ending for Cheney, county

When it comes to applying for federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the city of Cheney is going to stick with what has proven to work — submitting infrastructure projects that qualify based upon meeting area benefit criteria....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

DSHS raises over four tons of food for Medical Lake food bank

The employees of Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village and Consolidated Support Services (CSS) came together to raise 9,240 pounds of food for the Medical Lake food bank. The food drive was a part...

 
 More News    October 16, 2014 

Second half propety tax payments due by Oct. 31

The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office is reminding county taxpayers that second half property taxes are due by Oct. 31 per Washington State law. If payments are mailed to the Treasurer’s Office through the US Postal Service, they must be...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

Davis' love for volunteering rewarded by SCOPE

Carla Davis received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award for the Medical Lake Sheriff Community Oriented Policy Effort (SCOPE) station. Davis has been a SCOPE volunteer since 2010. Prior to joining...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

New restroom at Sunset

Crews help lower part of the new CXT restrooms installed at Sunset Park in Airway Heights, Oct. 8. The new restroom will open this spring....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

Airway Heights receives loan and grant for steel expansions

The city of Airway Heights received a $363,600 loan and a $175,000 grant to go toward the construction of a new 60,000 square foot facility, a half-mile of rail siding and a roadway to support the expansion of Seaport Steel and Brown-Strauss Steel. I...

 
 More News    October 16, 2014 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 5 Second-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 100 block of West Third Street. There was damage to the reader board. Oct. 6 Shaquille B. Hill, 21, was arrested on a Cheney Municipal Court warrant for fourth-degree assault....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 9, 2014

Cleone's Closet celebrates grand re-opening

Cleone's Closet Thrift Store had its re-opening, Oct. 6, at its new location at 1515 S. Lyons Street, next to ABC Mini Storage. The store temporarily closed its doors back in August to move the mercha...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 9, 2014

STA presents Move Forward draft to Airway Heights

The Airway Heights City Council listened to two presentations at its Oct. 6 meeting. The first was from Karl Otterstrom of Spokane Transit Authority, who presented a draft of STA’s “Moving Forward” 10-year plan. Otterstrom explained that the...

 
 More News    October 9, 2014

Cheney High School FBLA holds social media night for businesses

The Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter will be hosting a social media night for businesses in the Cheney/West Plains area on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5 – 7 p.m. They will offer breakout sessions to teach businesses to use...

 
 More News    October 9, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 29 Misty M. Warden, 39, was arrested on the zero hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road for violating a no-contact court order, giving false and misleading statements and an outside agency warrant for fourth-degree assault/domestic...

 
 More News    October 9, 2014

2014 SCOPE Volunteer of the Year award winners

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced the recipients of the 2014 Sheriff Community Oriented Policy Effort (SCOPE) Volunteer of the Year Award. Winners are listed by name and station: Hal Halvorson, Central Valley; Claudia and Rex Lowman,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    October 2, 2014

Bringing horseback riding to kids

Relational Riding Academy owner and instructor Michelle Binder-Zolezzi believes children benefit greatly from learning to ride a horse - and there are studies to back her up. A 2013 study performed...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 2, 2014

AH library gives council annual progress report

The Airway Heights Library presented a yearly progress report at the Sept. 15 Airway Heights City Council meeting. According to Stacy Hartkorn, library supervisor, 2013 marked the first calendar year that the library became open four days a week....

 
 More News    October 2, 2014

Cheney's October Yard of the Month

John Ogden's home at 104 W. Second St. is the Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club October selection for Yard of the Month. Posing with Ogden (right) are garden club members Ralph and Sandy Laws....

 
 More News    October 2, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 22 Chadwick N. Clarkson, 21, was arrested on the 2200 block of First Street for fourth-degree assault/domestic violence. An iPod was found on the 1700 block of Seventh Street. William E. Burdue-Troxclair, 27, was arrested on the 100...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    September 25, 2014

Zombie Games stresses safety

While lifelong Cheney resident Dusty Rumsey's job at Airway Heights Corrections Center keeps him pretty busy, it's likely he'd rather spend his hours asking some people whether they wanted to "live or...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 25, 2014

Alyssa Nilles follows dream to become a veterinarian

Alyssa Nilles has spent the last week at the Medical Lake Veterinary Clinic getting herself familiar with the office and duties assigned to her. For Nilles, who is the clinic's newest technician,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    September 25, 2014

Small fire near Eagle Point

Cheney firefighters mop up after a small fire burned grassland and debris near the Eagle Point Apartment Community last Thursday. No cause for the fire has been established....

 
 More News    September 25, 2014

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 15 Ronald L. Ricci, 46, was arrested on the 2200 block of First Street on a warrant for third-degree driving while license suspended/revoked (DWLS). Also arrested was Rick L. Schattler, 48, for third degree DWLS. Robin M. Taylor, 22,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    September 18, 2014

Preservation Commission OKs Alpha Phi house upgrades

At their Sept. 10 meeting, Cheney's Historic Preservation Commissioned approved some proposed upgrades to the Dave and Bessie Lowe House, located at 306 F. St. The house, which has been listed on the...

 
 More News    September 18, 2014

Severe respiratory illness case under investigation in Spokane County

SPOKANE — With several severe respiratory illnesses in Washington state under investigation for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) officials confirmed in a Sept. 12 news release that they are working with local...

 
 More News    September 18, 2014

'Myths about the Catholic Church' subject of Sept. 18 talk

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 460 N. Sixth St., would like to invite the public to an evening with Fr. Darrin Connall, Rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. Fr. Connall will be giving a presentation on the “Myths about the Catholic...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 18, 2014

Ringing the bell in remembrance

Captain Shawn Welch of the Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department rings the bell three times during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the base....

 
 By CHRIS THOMAS    More News    September 18, 2014

Report: Health outreach to Washington parents pays off

OLYMPIA — States such as Washington that have expanded their Medicaid programs with federal funding are making far more progress in covering lower-income parents than are states that have rejected Medicaid expansion, according to a new Urban...

 

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