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Cheney United Methodist choir hits Carnegie Hall

Cheney United Methodist Church choir director Mary Jane Shevais had never heard of Distinguished Concerts, International New York City until the day last September when she returned home from judging...

 

Celebrate 2018 with four special garden honorees

It's a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 12, 2008 Despite intermittent rain and cool temperatures, amplified by incessant wind, the Cheney Farmers Market kicked off its 2008 season. This marked the fifth year the event was held. Medical Lake School District’s fastest...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, Clarence Martin sold the F.M. Martin Grain & Milling Company to Nabisco. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church is joining Resonate Church and the Cheney Church of the Nazarene this year for a combined Vacation Bible School (VBS). The VBS is scheduled July 16 – 20; however, there are some pre-events in the...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive June 22 The Inland Northwest Blood Center together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac will hold a blood drive on Friday, June 22, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on First Street...

 

Serving Our Nation

Lt. Col. James A. Hayes, U.S. Army, graduated from the U.S. Army War College at historic Carlisle Barracks, Pa., having earned a master’s degree in strategic studies on June 8, 2018. Hayes is from St. Maries, Idaho, with relatives currently living...

 

Former and current Blackhawks unite for this year's commencement

Ray Strieff, a 70-year graduate of Cheney High School, joined the celebration of 2018 graduates Corbin Ryan, Calvin Edwards and Cole Smith held at J&M Fabrication in Cheney last week. Over those 70...

 

Farmstead Finds opens this weekend

Farmstead Finds is coming to the West Plains for the first time this year, and hopefully it won't be the last. The free admission event is on June 8 from 4 – 8 p.m. and also on June 9 from 9 a.m....

 

Five generations

The East Wenatchee home of Glenn Burkepile was the location for a recent gathering of five generations of Burkepiles. Pictured at right from left to right are great-grandmother Debbie Lanaville...

 

Use these unique edibles to wow your guests

Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be "wowed" not only because you grew your own...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 5, 2008 For the second season in a row, a Cheney High School team won a state academic title. The Blackhawks baseball team was named state academic champions among all Class 2A baseball teams in the spring. The Hawks’ boys...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church recently honored its high school graduates with a potluck gathering following the morning service. The AWANA Club wound up its successful year in mid-May with a special awards ceremony. AWANA is an...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1918, the Normal School awarded its first 3-year diploma to Miss Anna Quigley. That same month the State Board of Education authorized the Cheney State Normal to change from a semester calendar to a quarterly academic...

 

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. Cheney • June 12, Flightless Birds running club,... Full story

 

West Plains BRIEFS

The Cheney High class of 1978 is hosting 40-year reunion this August The Cheney High School class of 1978 is planning its 40-year reunion for this August. There will be a “best ball” golf outing at Fairways Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 3,...

 

Airway Heights lists summer outdoor movies

With the warmer weather in the West Plains, the Airway Heights parks and recreation department announced the Motion Auto Supply summer moonlight movie series in Sunset Park. The movies are free and...

 

Leading with a smile

Cheney's Kelly Cordill, followed by her older brother Kale, shows one of her cattle during the sixth annual Wheatland Jackpot Show on Saturday in Ritzville. The Cordills showed four prospect steers...

 

Twelve must plant pollinator-friendly flowers

Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trailing...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 29, 2008 The Airway Heights City Council approved a resolution implementing water use efficiency standards for the city. The measure was designed to reduce distribution system loses and consumption over the next 2 – 6 years....

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan just returned from the Pacific Northwest Association of the larger, National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. Eight congregations from Alaska, Washington and Oregon met together...

 

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. Cheney • June 1, Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant Clini...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, Mr. and Mrs. Wally Davison announced that they were closing Sweets N’ Eats in early June. They had taken over operation of the eatery in 1936. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymu...

 

Tyler Daze fun happens June 2

Rain or shine, Tyler Daze are coming. The annual celebration at the community located just off Interstate 90 on the State Route 904 exit to Cheney is taking place Saturday, June 2. As always, the...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 22, 2008 Medical Lake Club Scout Pack 307 and volunteers stayed busy with its annual plant sale fundraiser at Denny's Harvest Foods. Plants were provided by Airway Heights Royal...

 

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