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Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 30, 2006 The driver of a Nissan pickup truck could not escape the ditch along State Route 902 as a snowfall mixed with frigid overnight temperatures made the roadways icy and treacherous for drivers. The Eastern Washington...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Dec. 2 is the 163rd birth anniversary of Thomas W. Odell who served as Cheney’s mayor from 1894 to 1898. In 1900, he and Webster Webb joined the hopeful panning for gold up near Nome, Alaska. They returned, perhaps wiser, but no wealthier. Learn...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran ChurchZ The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 4. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

 

StageWest Old Time Radio productions open this weekend

StageWest Theatre’s Old Time Radio production of “The Littlest Angel” and “The Gift of The Magi,” both adapted and directed by Judy Gross, opens this weekend. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 3...

 

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 • Dec. 2, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+),...

 

Santa Express now in a new location

Santa Express, a fundraiser to benefit the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, has opened this year in its new location on the main level of the Crescent Building located at Main and Wall streets in downtown Spokane. Entering its 24th year, Santa Express...

 

Open for Christmas

Members of Cheney Boy Scout Troop 356 were busy Friday, Nov. 25, unloading Christmas trees and setting up their stand for their annual sale. The Scouts will be selling trees from the southwest corner...

 

StageWest Community Theatre presents holiday radio dramas

StageWest Community Theatre invites you to take a step back in time with them. Back to yesteryear when the family, after dinner, would gather in the living room around the radio to listen to their...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Depot Society fundraiser on Dec. 2 Join supporters of the Cheney Depot Society at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, for a prime rib dinner and other festivities at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery, 1011 First St. A portion of your ticket price will... Full story

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in November 1916, a new county road was approved from Cheney to Spangle and Rosalia. The road will begin at First and F streets and be improved in six-mile sections starting in the spring. Learn more about our area’s history...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 23, 2006 Cheney Police Chief Jeff Sale decided that rather than going over budget numbers for the City Council, he would let those numbers speak for themselves. Sale wanted to add two more officers to help the department keep pace...

 

Slightly West this weekend

This piece (center) of dreamscape-style fused glass by artist Amana Nova on display at the Cheney Library will be part of the selection of works by 21 artists at the seventh annual Slightly West of...

 

Weathers brings the good wood to West Plains artists tour

Stormy Weathers admits it - he's addicted to wood. Especially the mangled type. Actually, gazing over the collection of stuff covering almost every inch of space on his shop floor and in a number of...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church ‘Tis the season for giving, and that is the spirit of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a project of the national organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Shoebox gifts packed with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and other sma...

 

Cheney Firefighters Benevolent Association fundraiser/auction Nov. 19

The Cheney Firefighters Benevolent Association is holding its second annual fundraiser and auction this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 – 11 p.m. at Zentropa Pizzeria & Pub, 122 College Ave. There is no cost to attend the event. There will be a silent...

 

West Plains Briefs

CHS cross country annual Turkey Trot registration opens The Cheney High School cross country team’s ninth annual Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. at the high school. The 2-mile or 3-mile walk/run is for runners and...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 16, 2006 Several Cheney-area individuals chose to go on a spray-painting spree that targeted just about every outdoor blank surface available. Former fire chief and building official John Montague was hired by the city of Cheney as...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1966, William P. Geschke opened Cheney Realty Company at 403 First St. The name had been used before in the teens and 20s when A.L. Ames operated a real estate firm here. Learn more about our area’s history at...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 9, 2006 The Cheney Planning Department’s updating of the city’s comprehensive plan revealed some inconsistencies between zoning codes and land uses. Medical Lake School District developed its first official strategic plan for...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1966, Al Isaksen opened a Sears outlet store at 504 First St. The Sears Outlet was mainly a mail order stop with a display of a few new appliances and other items in stock. Customers could place an order at the store, or place...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 13. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

 

Fall Clean Up

Employees from Airway Heights' Parks and Recreation Department dump yard and garden waste into a dumpster during the city's Nov. 5 fall clean up....

 

West Plains Briefs

County library facilities closed for Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11 All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, to observe Veterans Day. Regular library hours resume Saturday, Nov. 12. Spokane County Library...

 

Tyler Grange to celebrate storied 100-year history Nov. 12

Tyler Grange has been the nucleus that has drawn the Tyler/Lance Hill community together since its organization, April 18, 1916. After a short time of inactivity during the war years, the Tyler...

 

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