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 By Luella Dow and Lea Simpson    Neighborhood    August 27, 2015 

Meet the new pastor in town

She is dynamic, energetic, animated and very youthful. The United Methodist Church here in Cheney has a new pastor, and like a whirlwind blowing into town, pastor Alissa Bertsch Johnson arrived at...

 
 Neighborhood    August 27, 2015 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 1, 2005 The city of Cheney was considering construction of a new north-south arterial by initiating a study called the “North Eighth Street Traffic Circulation Analysis.” While starters Erik Meyer at quarterback and wide...

 
 Neighborhood    August 27, 2015 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago, Cheney Fire Department’s new fire truck and pumper from Peter Pirsch and Son of Kenosha Wisconsin arrived by train on September 4, 1940. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 
 Neighborhood    August 27, 2015 

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Join us at Cheney United Church of Christ for our Annual Ice Cream Social following services this Sunday, Aug. 30.  Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will preside at the 10 a.m. service.  Choir practice will begin on Sept....

 
 Neighborhood    August 27, 2015 

Stephen C. Hiatt

Stephen C. Hiatt, 50, passed away in his sleep on Aug. 19, 2015 at his home in Medical Lake. He was born Jan. 30, 1965 in Stuttgart, Ark. He attended Hernando High School and enlisted in the Air... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    Neighborhood    August 20, 2015

Irish Whistle

James Hunter of the Floating Crowbars plays an Irish whistle during a song. The Floating Crowbars performed at the Airway Heights Library, Aug. 12....

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    August 20, 2015

Porter's Dog - a short story

Porter Conner, a single man, had found the dog he wanted. It was a fine looking, happy Labrador who liked to receive Porter’s kind words and gentle scratches behind the ears. Porter named him Conner, a name he could easily remember. One day, men...

 
 Neighborhood    August 20, 2015

Happy 70th anniversary to the Butlers

Bill and Dottie Butler are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with a private ceremony this weekend attended by family members and friends. The couple was married on Aug. 18, 1945 in Tonopah,...

 
 Neighborhood    August 20, 2015

Churches

Cheney Community Church  Cheney Community Church is holding a yard sale this week at the church, Friday, Aug. 2l, 10 a.m. and Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 a.m. Lots of good bargains, large and small. Enter via the Second Street entrance.  Sunday, Aug....

 
 By LUELLA DOW and LEA SIMPSON    Neighborhood    August 13, 2015

Cheney's own Rosie the Riveter

Yes, Cheney has its own, genuine, real-life "Rosie the Riveter." Her name is Elaine Bower Lopes. Just as depicted in books, movies and magazine articles, she operated a riveter and other tools,...

 
 Neighborhood    August 13, 2015

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ  Cheney United Church of Christ meets at 10 a.m. each Sunday with pastor David Krueger-Duncan. A fellowship hour follows.  We hope you will join us this and every week.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, Aug. 30. ...

 
 Neighborhood    August 13, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 18, 2005 Thefts were down but burglaries had doubled over the previous month ,according to a report from the Cheney Police Department. Medical Lake’s fourth annual Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival in Waterfront Park drew record...

 
 Neighborhood    August 13, 2015

Eldora White

Eldora May Lachelt White passed from this earth on July 31, 2015. Born to Fred and Linda Lachelt on Aug. 20, 1928 in Richford Township, Waushara County, Wisc. The first of three daughters, Eldora grew up on the family farm. On Jan. 16, 1949 she...

 
 By JEAN NELSON    Neighborhood    August 6, 2015

Descombazs selected as Yard of the Month

Behind a white picket fence a few blocks from Medical Lake City Hall lay unexpected treasures. Pauline and Gary Descombaz accommodated the city's pleas for limiting water use by replacing existing...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    August 6, 2015

Cheney's Lyle and Alice Polack are definitely very busy people

Here's Lyle and Alice Polack. We sat down to talk one day and I found this couple have many things to tell. Lyle said, "I come from Michigan." He calls himself a transplant. He spent more than 22 year...

 
 Neighborhood    August 6, 2015

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Guest pastor Jan Shannon will preside at Cheney United Church of Christ Sunday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m.  A fellowship hour will follow.  The message this week will be “The Bread of Life.”  Everyone is invited to join...

 
 Neighborhood    August 6, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 11, 2005 Five homes were destroyed and nine people left homeless after a fire caused by a windstorm raced through Silver Lake’s Picnic Pines RV and trailer park. A proposed Medical Lake farmers market closed before it ever opened...

 
 Neighborhood    August 6, 2015

BLUE WATERS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2015 MASTER SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUG. 7 Main Stage 4 p.m. – Open Mic 6 p.m. – Heartbreak Pass 7 p.m. – Top String 8 p.m. – Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick 9 p.m. – Finnders and Youngberg SATURDAY, AUG. 8 Main Stage 1 p.m. – Youth Camp Showcase 1:30 p.m. – Acuff... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Neighborhood    July 30, 2015

Mike Ault practices art of black and white photography

Many of us got our start in taking pictures - "snap-shots" if you will - when we received our first Kodak Instamatic camera. The difference between the vast majority of us and Mike Ault, however, are...

 
 Neighborhood    July 30, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 4, 2005 Several locations in the Cheney area had fliers promoting “white pride” distributed on their property according to Police Chief Jeff Sale. Eastern Washington University hired the executive search firm of A.T. Kearney to...

 
 Neighborhood    July 30, 2015

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermon at www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Adult education begins at 9 a.m. “W...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    July 30, 2015

Part 2: Good things do happen

Editor’s note: Luella Dow continues her story from last week of challenges faced in her youth. Even at my age I understood they didn’t like me. I’d go home again. I managed to gather the armful of school supplies I had brought to school and...

 
 Neighborhood    July 30, 2015

Birth Announcements

Ryan and Tessa Fairchild of Tacoma are pleased to announce the birth of their first child. Luke Xavier Fairchild was born July 18, 2015, at 5:53 p.m. at Tacoma General Hospital, measuring 21 inches...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    July 23, 2015

Button selected for Cheney Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club selected the yard of Jane Button, of 113 Greenbriar Lane, as the July Yard of the Month. Button will receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening supplies...

 
 Neighborhood    July 23, 2015

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • July 24, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • July 24, 2015 Movie Series presents: “Big Hero 6,” Sutton Park, starting at dusk. • July 27, Dance Class, Wren...

 

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