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 Neighborhood    March 19, 2015 

'Pure Grit' is Cheney book club's March selection

“Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific” by Mary Cronk Farrell is the March selection of the Book Discussion Group of the Friends of the Cheney Community Library. The group meets Tuesday, March...

 Neighborhood    March 19, 2015 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 17, 2005 The Cheney Light Department was anticipating a future rate increase of between 3-5 percent to offset approximately $60,000 in additional charges from the Bonneville Power Administration. The Medical Lake school district...

 Neighborhood    March 12, 2015

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • March 13, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • March 13, Free AARP Tax-Aide, community library, noon – 5 p.m. • March 13, Indoor Movie Night, “ET, The...

 Neighborhood    March 12, 2015

'Messiah in the Passover' presentation at Westside Chapel

“Messiah in the Passover,” a vivid and exciting demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held Sunday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. at Westside Chapel. Alan Shore of Chosen People Ministries will conduct the...

 By StageWest Community Theatre    Neighborhood    March 12, 2015

Looking for laughter

What are Leona, Millie and Connie (left to right Judy Gross, Jalesa Austin and Brenda Wheeler) looking for? You! There are only two performances left for the hilarious comedy "Exit Laughing" by Paul...

 Neighborhood    March 12, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 10, 2005 In anticipation of presenting a unique dual bond to voters May 21 to fund both a new elementary school, and additions to the middle school, the Medical Lake School Board heard a presentation of election history from people...

 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    March 5, 2015

Stephenson takes the reins at the Medical Lake library

Residents and patrons may have noticed a new face at the Medical Lake library in the last couple of months. Theresa Stephenson became the library's supervisor back in January. Stephenson, originally...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    March 5, 2015

Bonita Brady and what's beyond the corner

When I first met Bonita Brady, who calls herself Bonnie, I caught a glimpse of a few of my own traits. Then I realized nobody ever catches up with Bonnie. Brady told me she was born in Chicago. Her father was an electrician. I soon understood that...

 Neighborhood    March 5, 2015

StageWest's 'Exit Laughing' has audiences coming back for more

StageWest Community Theatre, Inc. had a great opening weekend of its latest production, "Exit Laughing" by Paul Elliott and directed by Kay Byron Pacheco.  "Our audiences truly enjoyed the show," pu...

 Neighborhood    March 5, 2015


Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to join us Sunday mornings for Sunday school and worship. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church,... Full story

 Neighborhood    March 5, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 3, 2005 The Eastern Washington University student activities office was considering opening the former 24 Frames Cinema as both a theater and a general recreation center. Some of the opposition by EWU to a proposed city of Cheney...

 By LYNETTE HAGEL AND KAMERRA FOSTER    Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Jongeward helps local non-profit for Eagle Scout award

Cheney resident and local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Boy Scout Troop member, Brock Jongeward earned his Eagle Scout award by helping a local non-profit company. Jongeward was sear...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Floyd and Carrie Low's love resulted from an act of determination

Carrie Low said, "When I met Floyd I was 17. Floyd was a senior in high school. He was the only one in his family to graduate from high school. He was determined to get acquainted with me. He found...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Lots to remember for 109-year-old Flossie Dickey

When you live to be 109 years old, you end up with a lot of memories. So many that sometimes it's difficult to keep things straight, Cheney Care Center resident Flossie Dickey said as she celebrated...

 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Medical Lake library showcases local educator's artifact collection

Residents who visit the Medical Lake library and step into the cozy area with the fireplace will notice the wooden caabao statue at the top of a large cabinet. The caribou is one of many artifacts...

 Neighborhood    February 26, 2015


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 at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Come...

 Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

StageWest production promises to have you 'Exit Laughing'

StageWest Community Theatre’s proudly presents “Exit Laughing” by Paul Elliott. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co. “Exit Laughing” premiered in the American Association of Community Theatre’s AACT...

 Neighborhood    February 26, 2015


Acclaimed New York City violinist Sarah Whitney and award-winning Eastern Washington University lecturer in violin/viola Dr. Julia Salerno are teaming up to perform a variety of works from Baroque to...

 Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 24, 2005 A home building construction boom appeared to be on the horizon for the land adjacent to the Fairways Golf Course with upwards of 92 lots for sale. The proposal to erect a new cell phone tower behind Bills Tavern in...

 Neighborhood    February 26, 2015

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago in 1915, Cheney’s volunteer fire department requested that the city provide all of the firefighting equipment and waterproof clothing, as well as maintain the fire station. Learn more about our area’s history at...

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    February 19, 2015

Messages from intelligent people

I have gathered these quotes which make me smile. I have not intended to insult or besmirch those who innocently caused the smile. Listen carefully. An important person who often roams the hallways of Cheney’s prestigious farming establishments...

 By Dawna Reed    Neighborhood    February 19, 2015

Accounting for pets needs

Cheney's H & R Block office is issuing a challenge to the other 15 H & R Block branches in Spokane County to match the amount of pet food they have collected in the Spokane Humane Society's...

 Neighborhood    February 19, 2015


Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us Sunday, Feb. 22. You may also watch our pastors sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Come early for Christian education classes... Full story

 Neighborhood    February 19, 2015

Looking Back

Due to space constraints “Looking Back” has been omitted for this issue. Look for it to return next week....

 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    February 12, 2015

An idea borne on the wind

My friend Cally, sat in the chair and spread her arms, “I’ve had this idea for many months, Luella but I’ve never been able to get anybody interested in buying my lovely greeting cards. They’re just there, day after day and nothing...


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