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 More News    February 26, 2015 

Cannonballs away!

Veronica Messing and her son Chase (center) attempt to launch miniature cannonballs at the pirate ship. The Messings were one of several families who attended the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    February 26, 2015 

At Cheney Les Schwab, it's Sparky and just Sparky

Walk into Cheney's Les Schwab store and ask for Ferrel Kaminski, and you'll likely get some blank stares from the staff. Walk in and ask for Sparky, and you'll eventually come face to face with a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 26, 2015 

Airway Heights City Council approves public defender contracts

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Feb. 17 meeting. The council approved a contract with Joshua Maurer, of Maurer Law, to provide public defender services for $4,000 a month. They also approved a conflict public...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 26, 2015 

ML Deer Committee prepares for March 28 seminar

At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee worked out some of the details of their education and public outreach efforts. The committee set March 28 as the tentative date for its education seminar at City Hall. Candace...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 26, 2015 

Vintage Medical Lake banknote to be auctioned in South Carolina

A small piece of Medical Lake history is going to be sold on the other side of the country. Manifest Auctions, a company based out of Greenville S.C., will be auctioning off a $20 banknote, on Feb....

 
 More News    February 26, 2015 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 16 A missing person was reported on 100 block of I Street. The individual was later found. Feb. 18 The Cheney Police Department assisted the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office on Curtis Road on a one-car, minor injury rollover accident....

 
 More News    February 26, 2015 

Sudden turn injures two in Cheney

Two people were injured last Tuesday evening in a two-car collision on the 2600 block of First Street in Cheney. The collision took place around 7:30 p.m. when a vehicle northbound on First Street entered the center lane to make a left turn into the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 19, 2015

James named ML Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year

Peg James has never sought recognition for the time she put in at the Medical Lake food bank over the years but that did not stop the spotlight from being shined on her. James, food bank director,...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    February 19, 2015

Sunday morning accident knocks out power to North Cheney

About 500 Cheney Light customers in the north end of the city were without power for part of Sunday after a vehicle struck a main switch cabinet on the southwest side of North Sixth Street in front of the Cheney School District transportation yard....

 
 More News    February 19, 2015

AARP Free Taxaide offering tax assistance in Cheney until April 11

The AARP Free Taxaide service is once again open at the Cheney Library. Over 10 volunteers have been IRS-certified to assist taxpayers with their taxes including the Affordable Care Act. The tax site will be open Friday and select Saturdays until...

 
 More News    February 19, 2015

West Plains Briefs

St. John’s Pancake Supper The Easter season begins at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake on Feb. 19 with a pancake supper at 6 p.m. Every Thursday during Lent there will be a soup and sandwich supper at 6 p.m. Holy Week...

 
 More News    February 19, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 9 Questionable text/photos were reported at Cheney High School. Identity theft was reported on the 600 block of Irene Place. Jarred C. Hopkins, 19, was arrested for third-degree theft on the 100 block of West First Street. Possible child...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    February 12, 2015

Cheney commission briefed on overlay ordinance

The Cheney Planning Commission held an informational workshop Feb. 9 on Ordinance W-58, an ordinance that establishes a Marijuana Overlay Zone in the city’s municipal zoning code. The workshop is part of the state’s legal process that began when...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 12, 2015

Exotic Metals to receive temporary certificate of occupancy

It was almost a year ago when Exotic Metals Forming Company (Exotic) announced at a March 14 press conference that it was opening a facility in Airway Heights that would hire up to 150 local employees. Eleven months later and the facility, which is...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    February 12, 2015

Against the Grain to return fabric supplies to Cheney

The rumors are true - Mim is back! To individuals existing outside the world of quilting and other fabric endeavors that sentence likely means nothing. To those who love to turn yards of colorful clot...

 
 By ALICE DAY    More News    February 12, 2015

Voters' demand: Lower class sizes; school districts' dilemma: Paying for it

OLYMPIA-School districts around Washington are priming their fiscal pumps in the coming weeks, asking local constituents to support special maintenance and operations tax propositions to maintain...

 
 More News    February 12, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 2 Alarms were reported on the 2200 block of First Street. A citation was issued. A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested at the Cheney Middle School on a warrant for failure to comply with conditions. Teresa R. Byrd, 44, was arrested on the...

 
 More News    February 12, 2015

Late-night stroll leads to arrest

In a news release, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced that on Feb. 3, 2015, just after 9:30 p.m., Deputy Julian Covella arrested Timothy M. Clement, 41, for possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine and on a warrant for...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 12, 2015

Lindebee's closes its doors, learning center to move into location

Lindebee's Diner, located at 111 S. Lefevre St., closed its doors in Medical Lake Jan. 31 but the space will not be vacant for long. Cela's Creative Learning Center, currently located on State Route...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    More News    February 5, 2015

DaBell Orthodontics opens West Plains office in Cheney

"Smile, it increases your face value." "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been" – Mark Twain. "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person (a...

 
 More News    February 5, 2015

Free tax assistance in Cheney

In partnership with the Internal Revenue Service the AARP Free Taxaide service is once again open at the Cheney Library. Over 10 volunteers have been IRS-certified to assist taxpayers with their taxes including the Affordable Care Act. The tax site...

 
 More News    January 29, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 21 Second-degree theft was reported on the 600 block of First Street. A wallet and its contents were stolen from a building. Third-degree theft was reported on the 2400 block of University Lane. A cellphone was stolen. Jan. 22 Ronald L....

 
 More News    January 29, 2015

Seasonal weight restrictions on county roads begins in 1-3 weeks

SPOKANE COUNTY – Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department announced today that seasonal weight restrictions will begin within the next 1-3 weeks on county roads and continue until further notice. Roadway surfaces and the structures...

 
 More News    January 22, 2015

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 12 Forcible rape was reported to the Police Department. Police arrested Micah J. Williams-Carr, 34, for first-degree rape. Williams-Carr was booked and released from Spokane County Jail. Investigation is ongoing and no charges have been f...

 
 More News    January 15, 2015

Spokane County CEO Marshall Farnell to retire in 2015 

SPOKANE COUNTY — After more than 40 years as a senior executive at Spokane County, Chief Executive Officer Marshall Farnell plans to retire later this year. Recruitment is underway and the position is being advertised in national, state and local...

 

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