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 By Grace Pohl    Neighborhood    July 20, 2017 

Cheney Rocks! brings family fun to the area

If people start to see painted rocks around Cheney - they are not going crazy. In fact, painting rocks is encouraged these days after Angie Warr Lopez started a group called "Cheney Rocks!" "I set up...

 

Cheney Care Center hosts bake sale

The Cheney Care Center is having a bake sale. That’s not necessarily new, they’ve been holding one for several years. What is new is this year’s sale, July 29, will coincide with the Center’s annual yard sale and a craft sale being put on by...

 

Labish long-time area resident

Thomas Labish, 98, of Cheney, passed away on July 4, 2017 in Spokane. Tom was born in Barnesville, Minn. on Feb. 26, 1919. He came to the Cheney area in 1937 and worked milking cows in Sprague and...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Neighborhood    July 20, 2017 

Airway Heights offers free outdoor summer movies

There is no lack of outdoor movies this summer in Airway Heights, thanks to the “Motion Auto Supply Moonlight Movie Series” at Martella Field in Sunset Park. Even though it is halfway through the series, there are still four more movies...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 19, 2007 Hot weather and very dry conditions led Spokane County officials to declare a 60-day burning ban. Two of the four West Plains Little League’s All-Star teams emerged as champions and earned trips to state from district...

 

From the archives: 1977

Cheney's Stuart Speer, 12, posed with the car he entered into the soapbox derby contest. Along with some help from his dad, Stuart had spent over 80 hours building and perfecting the car he hoped...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, July 23. Coffee hour follows the worship service. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 12, 2007 The Cheney Planning Commission finally gave development company Defender Developments, LLC the go ahead to proceed with building Terra Vista’s wetlands park by approving a proposed wetland mitigation plan. The Medical...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday. Pastor Ward Robak will preside. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education will resume...

 

StageWest's children's workshop

StageWest Community Theatre in association with Medical Lake School District is putting on a Children’s Theatre Workshop running now thru July 21.  During these two weeks, children will learn different facets of putting on a live stage play,...

 

West Plains Briefs

Benefit to help injured Cheney High School teacher A luncheon and auction to benefit Brad Rasmussen and his family is planned for Saturday, July 22, from noon – 3 p.m. at Spokane County Fire District 3 headquarters, 10 S. Presley Drive, in Cheney....

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • July 14, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • July 14, Exploring Chemistry with Mobius Science, community library, 2 – 3 p.m. • July 15, Free Swim at Cheney Pool, 1 – 5 p.m. •...

 

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 • July 7-8, Friends of the Cheney Library Book... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 5, 2007 Cheney firefighters and EMT personnel had to help an unlucky driver after their vehicle left the road and struck a light pole, toppling it, near the stoplight at the intersection of State Route 904 and Betz Road. A State...

 

From the archives: 1977

Wondering when mother rabbit will have her little ones were these three youngsters in Campus School's summer kindergarten session taught by Margaret Lawrence. From left to right are Maria Rosman,...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church Kids and parents: Vacation Bible School at Cheney Community Church begins Monday, July 10.  It’s Buck Denver’s: “What’s in the Bible? Rodeo” VBS. It will go through July 14 with a time of 8:45 a.m. to...

 

West Plains Briefs

Benefit to help injured Cheney High School teacher A luncheon and auction to benefit Brad Rasmussen and his family is planned for Saturday, July 22, from noon – 3 p.m. at Spokane County Fire District 3 headquarters, 10 S. Presley Drive, in Cheney....

 

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 30, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+),...

 

Giving it their all

(Left to right) Emma Neilson, Levi Neilson, Carly Wulff and Cami Holmgren show off their talent during auditions for West Plains Arts Academy on Monday, June 26, at Cheney City Hall. The West Plains...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We welcome all to Sunday worship. We are celebrating our new signs as they proclaim our new name: “Cheney Congregational Church.” We’ve added some icons that tell passersby some things that have long been true...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 28, 2007 After four months on the job, Cheney City Administrator Robert Strope resigned from his position. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Robo of Medical Lake could check off playing...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive June 30 The Inland Northwest Blood Center, together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac, will hold a blood drive on Friday, June 30, from 1:15 – 5 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery at 1011 First...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1942, weather observer Dr. H.F. Raup of the Normal School reported that June weather in Cheney had been characterized by low temperatures and frequent rains. Learn more about our area’s history at www.c...

 

Buddy Poppies being handed out by Cheney VFW to celebrate 25th anniversary

Cheney Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by handing out Buddy Poppies. The symbolic poppy is made by wounded veterans in VA hospitals and has made...

 

Church News

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, June. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Mark your calendars for Emmanuel’s VBS...

 

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