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 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    June 23, 2016 

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Fire officials concerned with fireworks, fire conditions Due to current sensitive fire conditions, local fire officials are urging everyone to use extreme caution with fireworks and campfires during this year’s Fourth of July celebration season....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016 

Weather forecast is for 'a very normal summer'

Eastern Washington University geography professor Bob Quinn has been quite accurately forecasting the weather for decades, and teaching others along the way, too. As he retires after 49 years of work at the university, Quinn offered one final look...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016 

Opinions vary on move of EWU graduation

Just like the ever-changing spring weather that was one of the reasons cited for moving Eastern Washington University graduation ceremonies indoors, opinions and evidence of just how the shift affecte...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 23, 2016 

JC's Mower Service fires up in Cheney

Jason Buck is taking what he learned in a 21-year career in the U.S. Air Force working on, among other things, high-powered jet engines, and translating that knowledge to lawnmowers. It has been a lon...

 
 News    June 23, 2016 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 13 Third-degree theft was reported on North Ninth Street. A picnic bench was stolen. A blue bicycle was found on the zero hundred block of West Third Street. Police assisted the Fulton New York Police Department with checking an address....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 16, 2016

Relational Riding stages grand opening ceremony

Now that the hammers and saws have been put away, Cheney's Relational Riding Academy is hosting a "Grand Opening Celebration" on Saturday, June 18, to show off its upgraded riding facilities and most...

 
 News    June 16, 2016

Schmick receives award from older adult care group

LeadingAge Washington announced June 13 that 9th Legislative District Rep. Joe Schmick and 12th Legislative District Sen. Linda Evans Parlette were named 2016 Legislators of the Year at their annual...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 16, 2016

Kile's named June's Yard of the Month

Kile's named June's Yard of the Month Jack and Jeannie Kile's home at 109 Third St. is the Cheney Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's selection for June Yard of the Month. The Kiles have lived at their...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 16, 2016

Caring for customers is key for Owl Pharmacies

In the land of big box everything, Owl Pharmacies in Cheney and Medical Lake have carved out their niche for success by being the place where customers are still a name and not a number. That is the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 16, 2016

New Medical Lake bakery is an early success

They spent the better part of 35 years going their separate ways during the day in their early careers. Now Kevin and Brenda Gerhart love the idea of spending 24 hours a day, seven days a week...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 16, 2016

Commissioning

Fourth-year cadet Evan Earnest (right) takes the commissioning oath. Earnest was one of the many cadets who took part in Eastern Washington University ROTC's June 10 commissioning...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 9, 2016

Arbor Day contest winner

Sunset Elementary School first-grade student Phoenix Stewart's drawing earned her the honor of being Airway Heights' 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest winner. Airway Heights Mayor Kevin Richey awarded...

 
 By NEWS SOURCES    News    June 9, 2016

Learning to avoid using the 'Bank of Mom and Dad'

Graduating Eastern Washington University business and communications major, Christian Wright, provided an enthusiastic 11-year update to over 200 guests at the 2016 Junior Achievement Business Hall...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    June 9, 2016

News Briefs

Spokane Tribe receives Promise Zone status The U.S. Department of the Interior announced June 6 that the Spokane Tribe of Indians has been awarded one of nine “Promise Zones” in the nation under an initiative started by the administration of...

 
 News    June 9, 2016

WDFW advises public to leave wildlife alone

In a news release, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding campers, hikers and others to leave young wildlife alone. According to WDFW game manager Mike Cope, the department is receiving an increasing number of calls from...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 2, 2016

Veterans Cemetery becomes part of national legacy

Thanks to a local Boy Scout Eagle project, the gravestones at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on Espanola Road will soon become part of a national legacy project helping educate the public abou...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 2, 2016

Reitmeier's named Yard of the Month

The Fox Ridge home of Kent and Monica Reitmeier, behind sign, is the Medical Lake Kiwanis pick to be June's Yard of the Month. The Reitmeier's immaculately-manicured yard, featuring several memorial...

 
 News    June 2, 2016

Eastern selects Bowman as new dean of CSTEM

Eastern Washington University announced that Dr. David Bowman has been named the new dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM). His appointment will begin Aug. 1. Bowman is currently the interim dean of the...

 
 By STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES    News    May 26, 2016

News Briefs

Seat belt emphasis patrols on now through June 5 When Asotin High School senior Stanzi Hay conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly nine out of every 10 students and adults arrived at school buckled up. What concerned her were those w...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    May 26, 2016

Art of various designs

Students and families flocked to Sunset Elementary School for its May 18 Art Night. Attendees had the opportunity to meet local artist Peter Thomas, watch a brief ballet performance and create...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 26, 2016

Davis continues to deliver TV, Internet

The ash from Mount Saint Helens and Tom Davis's effort to bring cable television to the West Plains area arrived just about the same time. Residents in Cheney, Medical Lake, Four Lakes and places in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 26, 2016

Slough celebrates 10th anniversary

When Matt and Amanda Webb dug up one of their wheat and barley fields a decade ago in St. John, Wash. they took one mighty roll of the dice with the sport of sprint boat racing. Ten years later the...

 
 News    May 26, 2016

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 16 Child abuse/neglect was reported on the 700 block of West First Street. It is under investigation. Joel T. Peach, 20, was arrested for fourth-degree assault on the 3000 block of Silverthorn Lane. Trespassing was reported on the 2300...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 19, 2016

Aerial rescue

Medstar's Eurocopter EC-135 proved to be a popular attraction at the Cheney Fire Department's open house Saturday, May 14....

 

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