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 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Red hot talent

The dance group Code Red performs Tuesday night, Feb. 6, during Eastern Washington University's "Eastern's Got Talent" show at Showalter Hall Auditorium. Hosted by Eagle Entertainment, the show...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 29 Buddy D. Robbins, 33, was arrested on charges of second-degree rape for an incident that occurred on Jan. 9 in the 300 block of Erie Street. Vehicle prowl was reported on the 100 block of North Sixth Street. Attempted suicide was...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 1, 2018

Council approves labor contracts

It’s a new year, and three of the city of Cheney’s employee unions have new contracts — including wage increases — thanks to City Council action that took place at its Jan. 30 meeting. The council approved a new contract with the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 1, 2018

Merrick calls on history as his guide

Being about as much of a Medical Lake native as one can be without having been born in or around the community, John Merrick will take that experience to heart as he sits on the City Council for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 1, 2018

Color Guard Cubs

Members of Cub Scout Pack 353, based at Hutton Elementary School in Spokane, were on hand Jan. 25 to present colors at the Eastern Washington – North Dakota Big Sky Basketball game at Reese...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 1, 2018

Oakes named Cheney's officer of the year

It's a tough shift for many, but Cheney police Officer Chris Oakes doesn't mind pulling patrol duty on the graveyard shift. The late night to early morning timeframe presents many challenges that day...

 

Applications sought to fill Cheney Historic Preservation vacancy

The city of Cheney is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on its Historic Preservation Commission. The commission is the appointed body charged with identifying and encouraging conservation of the community’s cultural resources....

 

Ad not from Cheney schools

In the Jan. 25 issue of the Cheney Free Press, an informational document created by the Cheney Public Schools District was reproduced by the citizens committee as an advertisement and included the phrase “vote yes for kids.” The advertisement...

 

News Briefs

Feed Cheney and the Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 4 is Super Bowl Sunday and volunteers with the nonprofit organization Feed Cheney are inviting the community to take part in the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” to raise funds helping support local...

 

Blue Oyster Cult coming to Northern Quest

As one of the greatest hard rock bands of the 1970s, Blue Öyster Cult will bring their intense sound and vivacious stage presence to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion on Wednesday, April 11. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Ticket...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 22 Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 1500 block of Washington Street. The back window of a car was broken out. Suspicious circumstances were reported on the 100 block of F Street. Hockey gear was reported missing and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 25, 2018

New Medical Lake council finally convenes

The newly-constituted Medical Lake City Council convened for the first time in 2018 on Jan. 16. Well, almost that is. Under the leadership of a familiar face in the mayor’s chair, Shirley Maike, and re-ordered in their seating arrangement in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

The abbreviated Tom Trulove

Even Tom Trulove's short resume is long, although in Pullman mayor and fellow academician Glenn Johnson's view, that's pretty good. "I sometimes read (resumes from professors) 14-18 pages long,"...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

Commission gets economic outlook

Is Cheney ready for a KFC? Maybe, but right now, it’s likely Kentucky Fried Chicken isn’t ready to be in Cheney. This and other aspects of local economic development were part of the Cheney Planning Commission’s Jan. 8 meeting. The meeting...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 25, 2018

Airway Heights council hears pitch for disc golf

At the Jan. 22 study session in Airway Heights, the City Council was pitched the idea of bringing disc golf to the area. In citizen’s comments, Erin Johnson, a part of the youth disc golf association, talked to the council about the idea of having...

 

Cheney levy percentages corrected

In a letter to the editor in last week’s Cheney Free Press (Jan. 18) it was stated incorrectly that the percent of the Cheney School District’s budget paid for by the levy is 21 percent. The actual percentage is 13 percent....

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 25, 2018

EWU Downtown Gallery hosts Mardi Bras

The Eastern Washington University Downtown gallery is hosting the Second Annual "Mardi Bras" event. The organization helps the women at Volunteers of America's Hope House and Transitions' Women's Hear...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 25, 2018

Cleone's Closet receives Washington Federal check

Cleone's Closet, a food bank in Airway Heights, has recently received another generous donation from the community. Washington Federal Bank donated a $1,000 check to Mable Dunbar, the organizer of...

 

Spokane International sets record for passenger, cargo volumes

Spokane International Airport announced that 2017 established new record totals for passengers and air cargo activity. According to a Jan. 23 news release, passenger count totaled 3,550,912, exceeding the previous record of 3,472,901 reached in...

 

Famed comedian Jay Leno comes to Northern Quest

American comedian, actor and most notably television host Jay Leno will bring his laugh-out-loud humor to Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion for two shows on Sunday, May 6. Sho...

 

News Briefs

Alert deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy is being credited with thwarting a suicide attempt in a West Plains parking lot. Deputy Brad Humphrey noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Airway Heights Walmar...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

School district begins high school permit process

Cheney School District officials have submitted an application to the city to begin the permitting and review process for the proposed expansion and renovation of the district's high school. Comments...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

Eastern student commits suicide

An individual believed to be an Eastern Washington University student apparently took his own life after a short chase through Cheney by area law enforcement. In a Jan. 23 news release, Cheney police department Capt. Rick Beghtol said on the evening...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 16 Brandon R. Malet, 27, was arrested for fraud and second-degree theft charges stemming from an incident on Dec. 19 on the 300 block of Erie Street. Lynn M. Englehardt, 51, was arrested for unlawful issuance of a bank check and third-deg...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 3 Justin D. Beal, 23, was arrested on the 500 block of Fourth Street on second-degree theft charges stemming from an incident on Nov. 16-17. Investigation is still ongoing. Jan. 8 An identification was turned in to the police station....

 

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