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 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...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    July 23, 2015

Part 1: Good things do happen

This is the true story of some events that happened when I was very young. I grew up on my father’s dairy farm that was exactly one mile from the country school. My mother decided one mile was the perfect distance for me to walk to school, even...

 
 Neighborhood    July 23, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 28, 2005 Responding to a call about a burglary in progress, Medical Lake police found a suspect vehicle and engaged in a car chase that resulted in a non-injury roll-over accident. The Starbucks coffee chain announced they would...

 
 Neighborhood    July 23, 2015

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1965, the new Interstate 90 freeway bypassed Four Lakes, Cheney, and Tyler. The freeway was a mixed blessing. Businesses certainly felt the loss as fewer travelers came through town, and residents were attracted with easy access...

 
 Neighborhood    July 16, 2015

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermon on our website emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Adult education begins at 9...

 
 Neighborhood    July 16, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 21, 2005 Four elected officials in Cheney, Mayor Amy Jo Sooy along with councilmembers Mike McKeehan, Teresa Overhauser and Curt Huff were nearing the end of their terms and in need of deciding if they would run again. Radio...

 
 Neighborhood    July 16, 2015

Story of a wooden boy made real

Stage West Community Theatre will present their Children's Workshop production of "Pinocchio," Saturday July 18, in two performances at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Medical Lake High School...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    July 9, 2015

Grandmas are friends - a short story

I was at the park with two of my friends one afternoon, when the voice of a mother echoed through the trees surrounding us. “Greg, you nuisance, get over here. I’m not keeping the food just for you.” A young boy, about 8 years old, who had been...

 
 Neighborhood    July 9, 2015

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church welcomes you for adult education at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. You may also watch our pastors’ sermons at our website www.emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran...

 
 Neighborhood    July 9, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 14, 2005 John Maticchio, owner of Lenny’s Restaurant, was pleading with the city of Cheney officials to do something about providing clean, clear drinking water after he experienced ongoing problems having cloudy water come from h...

 
 Neighborhood    July 9, 2015

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Twenty-five years ago in July 1990, the Cheney Rodeo Association joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) which brought professional cowboys and prize money to the events. Learn more about our area’s history at ww...

 
 Neighborhood    July 2, 2015

Smokey Bear comes to Tyler Daze

The small community of Tyler, Wash., was busy with activity the first Saturday of June as the annual Tyler Daze again brought the community together at the Tyler Grange Hall.  The Tyler volunteer fire fighters put on a pancake breakfast and lunch...

 
 Neighborhood    July 2, 2015

Telling mom about stepson better done sooner than later

Hi Celeste, I am currently dating a woman with a son. We get along great. He’s a good kid. My mom wants to meet my girlfriend but I haven’t dropped the knowledge about the son. Should I let my mom know right away or wait until she meets them?...

 
 Neighborhood    July 2, 2015

Churches

Cheney Community Church Monday, July 6, our week of Vacation Bible School begins. The program starts at 9 a.m. with registration available on-site. If not pre-registered, come by at 8:45 a.m. to check in. Pre-registration is available by calling the...

 
 Neighborhood    July 2, 2015

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 7, 2005 The residential growth trend continued for Medical Lake as it was announced a new addition to Silver Hills would contain 72 homes on a 27-acre development named Silver Hills West. Flickering lights in a large number of...

 
 Neighborhood    July 2, 2015

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred years ago on July 3, 1915, Tyler celebrated the 4th of July with a trap shooting contest and an eight-mile automobile race, as well as an orchestra, games and speeches. Learn more about our area’s history at www.chen...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Neighborhood    June 25, 2015

Cheney Museum has many stories to tell

The Cheney Historical Museum's website's "Welcome" message speaks to it having "the best qualities of small-town America; a friendly, informal place where you are encouraged to look, linger, have a conversation, ask questions." Even the briefest...

 
 By Al Stover    Neighborhood    June 25, 2015

Irish dance classes coming to Airway Heights

West Plains residents who have wanted to learn Irish dance moves will get their chance. The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is offering a free Irish dance class at the community center every Thursday, from July 9 to Aug. 13, from 7-8...

 
 By Luella Dow    Neighborhood    June 25, 2015

The self-made treat for a lonely child

By LUELLA DOW Contributor “Luella, get that cat out of the house. I told you three times!” That was Mrs. Borgrim, my mother’s friend making my ears ring. She was keeping our home organized while my parents were at a meeting in another town. I...

 

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