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 By PAUL DELANEY    Neighborhood    September 11, 2014 

Goofy's still serves up softball memories

For some 20 years between about 1970 and 1990, a tradition built both fond memories and relationships that last to this day. It centered around a tavern, but really had little to do with quaffing the...

 
 Neighborhood    September 11, 2014 

StageWest presents first play of the year

StageWest Community Theatre presents it’s first production of the 2014-2015 season, “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got The Will?” The comedy written by Del Shore is about a family of misfits who come together for the first time in years because...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    September 11, 2014 

When it comes to dealing with cats, what's the use?

A young mother with a couple of children can curb her impatience (almost) they write on the walls with red crayons or poke their fingers into a freshly baked cake. But life is different when you are a bit older and the “children” are of the...

 
 Neighborhood    September 11, 2014 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 16, 2004 A fire apparently started by some joyriding teens burned about 130 acres of wheat stubble west of the Eastern Washington University campus behind Woodward Field. Councilman D.C. “Terry” Harland, 84, was appointed to...

 
 Neighborhood    September 11, 2014 

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1889, wheat sold for 80 cents a bushel and oil traded at $1.06 a barrel. Twenty-five years ago in 1989, wheat sold for $4.47 a bushel and oil traded at $20 a barrel. Learn more about our area’s history at...

 
 Neighborhood    September 11, 2014 

Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan online

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review the new draft Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan. Over the next 50 years, the plan is designed to guide DNR in better ways to protect at-risk native aquatic...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    September 4, 2014

Cheney High School class of 1942 reunites again

Did you know the class of Cheney High School seniors in 1942 had a reunion Aug. 21 at Darcy's Restaurant in Spokane Valley? This was their 72nd reunion. Their classroom in 1942 was in the old Wren Pierson building, accommodating 46 graduates. World...

 
 Neighborhood    September 4, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 9, 2004 Medical Lake resident and Spokane city employee, John Aiken, threw his hat into the ring for consideration to become Washington's next governor by adding his name to the...

 
 Neighborhood    September 4, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago on September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. This action started a new European war just twenty-one years after the end of World War I. Many in our area had watched the growing unrest and turmoil in Europe through the last...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    September 4, 2014

Highway 2 project almost done

Airway Heights residents driving along Highway 2 might notice a new addition. The city of Airway Heights is almost finished with the shared use path on Highway 2, from Garfield Road to east of Hayford Road. Public Works director Kelly Williquette...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    August 28, 2014

McKindsay Dow spent summer helping students learn English

(Editor's Note: McKindsay Dow is Luella Dow's granddaughter) McKindsay Dow, Wayne Dow's daughter, spent around 50 hours this summer as a volunteer with three other students from Gonzaga Prep Higth...

 
 Neighborhood    August 28, 2014

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Tuesdays through Sept. 23, Cheney Farmers Market, City Hall parking lot, 2 – 7 p.m. • Aug. 28, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Sept. 1, Labor Day. All... Full story

 
 Neighborhood    August 28, 2014

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ After the regular worship service at 10 a.m., pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan and the church council invite all congregants and friends of Cheney UCC to the barbecue lunch this coming Sunday. This is not a potluck. All food...

 
 Neighborhood    August 28, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 2, 2004 Property crimes were up in Medical Lake and a citywide juvenile curfew was suggested as one way to help quell the problem. Cheney residents who lived in property adjacent to...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    August 21, 2014

Mill reflects on history of Amber, Wash., originally settled by the Calverts

Ron Mill has many memories of his growing up in Amber, Wash. When he was only 5 years old, the district encouraged all parents to have their children vaccinated. Ron doesn't remember what it was for...

 
 By Dr. Scott Borgholthaus    Neighborhood    August 21, 2014

Back to school check-ups encouraged for preventative vision care

With school coming soon it’s time to have your children’s eyes examined. Did you know that with new national health care laws all health insurances allow an eye exam and materials for all covered children? It’s been found that 80 percent of...

 
 Neighborhood    August 21, 2014

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you, your family and friends to worship with us this Sunday, Aug. 24, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. Adult education begins at 9 a.m. You...

 
 Neighborhood    August 21, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 26, 2004 The Cheney City Council approved the initial reading of an ordinance that would establish a new youth commission to act as an advisory voice to city government. Two veteran City Council members have thrown their hats into t...

 
 Neighborhood    August 21, 2014

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago, the Washington Redskins football team arrived in Cheney Aug. 6, 1939 for summer training. Their coach was Ray Flaherty. The players stayed at Sutton Hall and used the college gym. They were in town through Aug 23. Learn more...

 
 Neighborhood    August 21, 2014

Blue spruce in exchange for foundation membership

The Arbor Day Foundations is offering 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to anyone who signs up to become a foundation member with a $10 donation in the month of August. According to a news release, the trees will be shipped postpaid at the right...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Neighborhood    August 14, 2014

Cheney's Little Free Library helps promote literacy, love of books

The title of author Vivian Abell's 1973 crafts book might best sum up Cheney-area resident Carlila Hughes' newest literary adventure: "Don't Throw it Away." In Hughes' case, add don't file it away;...

 
 By LUELLA DOW    Neighborhood    August 14, 2014

Chilly, slippery adventures kill time without power, take us back to the olden days

My name is Lillie. My friend is Sue. She is visiting me from her home in Nebraska. We sat at the kitchen table, my friend and I, watching the afternoon slide by as its hours and minutes faded into nothing. Like many others in the area, our...

 
 Neighborhood    August 14, 2014

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 19, 2004 The Cheney City Council approved a resolution that supported the designation of the proposed Ice Age Floods National Geological Trail. Students crossing the streets around...

 
 Neighborhood    August 14, 2014

Verna Lousie Aplin

Verna Lousie Aplin passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, at the Southside Hospice House of Spokane with her family by her side. Verna was born in Redmond, Ore. March 3, 1924. She moved with her parents,... Full story

 
 Neighborhood    August 14, 2014

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. at Cheney UCC, across the street from the high school parking lot at 423 N. Sixth St. Visitors are always welcome. Congregants are reminded of the special meeting on Sunday, Aug. 17,...

 

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