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 By LYNETTE HAGEL AND KAMERRA FOSTER    Neighborhood    December 11, 2014 

Achieving her Lilac princess dream

Cheney High School student McKenna Kent was recently selected as a finalist for the Lilac Festival Association. This stage in the competition is called the “Fab 14.” The organization starts out by selecting from over 25 young women who have been...

 
 Neighborhood    December 11, 2014 

'Wonderful Life' starts Friday, Dec. 12

StageWest CT, Inc will be performing the reader's theatre play "It's A Wonderful Life;" written by Philip Van Doren Stern, adapted as a radio program by Tony Palermo and directed by Kathleen Bell....

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    December 11, 2014 

The story of the Gulbransen Piano, enjoyed by several generations

My grandmother on my mother’s side of the family, Lucy Kratzer, loved to spend hours working on crossword puzzles. Her brother, called Kerr by the family, preferred to smile while he recited all the remarkable accomplishments of our 16th president...

 
 Neighborhood    December 11, 2014 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 16, 2004 A noise battle between North Star Equipment Company and its neighbor, Peaceful Pines Mobile Home Park, was over after a Spokane County hearing examiner ruled in favor of measures taken by North Star to solve the problem....

 
 Neighborhood    December 11, 2014 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on our website www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

 
 Neighborhood    December 4, 2014

StageWest presents 'It's a Wonderful Life'

StageWest Community Theater wants to take you back to yesteryear where families gathered in the living room around the radio to listen to their favorite programs. Station SWCT is coming on and could it be that they are performing one of your...

 
 Neighborhood    December 4, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Dec. 7 for our “Hanging of the Greens” service. Christian education classes begin at 9 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website...

 
 Neighborhood    December 4, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 9, 2004 Area farmers were notified they would be eligible for both state and federal financial aid to assist in paying for damage that occurred following violent spring and summer windstorms which passed through the region May 7...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    November 27, 2014

'The old red barn'

Tell this story to your children: Mother Deer, a white-tailed beauty, was a careful supervisor for her daughter, Angela, as she guided her through the farmer’s field. Mother Deer also kept a watch over those around her. Little Angela now has grown...

 
 Neighborhood    November 27, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 2, 2004 Medical Lake was one of four law enforcement agencies in the area participating in the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” driving under the influence program to combat drunk driving over the holidays. Multiple sold signs...

 
 Neighborhood    November 27, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome this Sunday, Nov. 30, to worship with us at Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Christian education begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship follows the worship service. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on our...

 
 Neighborhood    November 27, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. City of Cheney • Nov. 29, Fifth Annual Slightly West...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    November 20, 2014

Working through adversity

Shay was born as Shalene Robertson in San Jose, south of San Francisco. She grew up in the "Silicon Valley." At the age of 15, Shay knew she would have to live on her own. "That's what made me what I...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    November 20, 2014

Masons run to help clothe foster children

Most people would agree it's gratifying to raise money for a good cause or charity. It's even more so when you're among those who have been impacted by that service. With regards to the latter, for...

 
 Neighborhood    November 20, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 25, 2004 Cuts in the number of police officers patrolling the streets, from seven to six, were among some of the things done to help the city of Medical Lake offer a balanced budget of $6.7 million for 2005. The Cheney Police...

 
 Neighborhood    November 20, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago on Nov. 9, 1939, an incognito Bette Davis spent the night at A.H. Johnson’s Auto Camp on First Street. The noted actress and her friends had dinner at the Cheney Bakery, and left for Mt. Rainier the following morning. Learn...

 
 Neighborhood    November 20, 2014

Cheney Free Press staff receives awards for writing, graphic design

Several Cheney Free Press staff members were award winners in the recent Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. In the News Division, staff reporter Paul Delaney earned a second-place award in the Best Sports...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    November 13, 2014

South Dakota school provides hope

St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D. thrums and hums with happy talk and laughter as Thanksgiving and Christmas draw closer. Even though these children are far from Cheney, you can sense their enthusiasm as they dream of receiving and...

 
 Neighborhood    November 13, 2014

Quentin P. "Smitty" Smith

Quentin P. "Smitty" Smith (age 85) passed away unexpectedly Nov. 8, 2014 at his home in Cheney.  He was born Dec. 1, 1928 in Sprague Wash. to Alfred and Annabell Smith. He had one brother Alfred...

 
 Neighborhood    November 13, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 18, 2004 A project to rehabilitate Cheney water wells one, two and six, costing an estimated $115,000, was one of the key projects approved by the City Council. The Cheney Community...

 
 Neighborhood    November 13, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Nov. 16. Come early for Christian education classes. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    November 6, 2014

Farm life, relatives and then some

When I was a little girl I helped my daddy in the barn. I didn't help much but I pretended to. It kept me from having to help my mother in the garden. We were definitely a farm family with ugly brown...

 
 Neighborhood    November 6, 2014

IAFICS free lecture Nov. 12

The Ice Age Floods Institute Cheney/Spokane chapter is sponsoring a free, public lecture, “The Ice Age Floods — A Perspective from Above and Within” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Eastern Washington University’s Science...

 
 By BRAD CAIN    Neighborhood    November 6, 2014

Veteran's Day program acknowledges, pays tribute to our veterans

Christian Heritage School in Edwall, Wash., would like to honor our nation's veterans during their annual Veterans Day program on Nov. 11. All veterans and their families from Lincoln County and the...

 
 Neighborhood    November 6, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 11, 2004 A standoff between Cheney police and a suspect in a domestic assault ended peacefully after several hours of negotiations as officials talked the suspect out of his house....

 

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