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 By John McCallum    News    March 23, 2017 

Production line

Cheney High School Drama Club students constructed these replica railroad tracks as part of their production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." Performances of the famous story of a young girl's struggles...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 23, 2017 

Cheney council hears dispute over towing claim

Cheney City Council members had the rare occurrence during their March 14 meeting to hear an appeal for a claim for damages from a resident who alleges the city towed a trailer he owns too early. Jake Vibbert said he received a letter from the city...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 23, 2017 

Airway Heights Planning Commission approves projects

At its March 15 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission passed resolutions approving staff’s recommendation regarding State Environmental Protection Act reviews for two upcoming projects. The first was for a project on approximately 2.2...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 23, 2017 

Irish sounds

Patrons of the Airway Heights Library were treated to the sounds of traditional Irish music from the band, Floating Crowbar, who performed at the library, March 18. Above: Morgan Andersen (left)...

 

News Briefs

Lecture to demonstrate how Washington ‘rocks’ Dr. Eugene “Gene” Kiver, Eastern Washington University professor emeritus of geology, will give a free public lecture based on his latest book “Washington Rocks” on Monday, March 27 from 7-9...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 23, 2017 

Salnave Glen brings first of three buildings online

The latest addition to Cheney's apartment living life, Salnave Glen, is now accepting applications and tenants. "Right now we have residents living on site, in Building 3," Eric Pettit, the leasing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 23, 2017 

Del's to close Northwest stores, including Cheney

Tractor Supply, the owner of the Cheney store, as well as another six additional Northwest outlets for Del's Feed and Farm Supply, has announced it is closing those locations beginning in May. Among t...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY March 13 Bailee J. Carver, 19, was arrested on the 200 block of Betz Road for third-degree malicious mischief. Michael J. Nolke, 19, was arrested for disorderly conduct on the 200 block of North Eleventh Street. March 14 An individual living...

 

ML woman identified in structure fire fatality

In a March 16 news release, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of a woman who passed away in a March 14 structure fire as Cherie Wilson. The release lists smoke inhalation as the cause of death. On March 14, at...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Spots open in Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy

There are still some spots left in the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office free spring Citizens Academy. The topic for the academy is “Officer Involved Shooting Incidents.” Residents who attend will learn about why these incidents occur, how...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 16, 2017

ML council amends cellular lease

The Medical Lake City Council unanimously approved an amendment to a site lease agreement allowing a company leasing space on the city’s water tower to add some equipment — and in the process bring in more money to the city coffers. The council...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 16, 2017

Customers up at Cheney Clothing Exchange

Things are booming at the Cheney Clothing Exchange - in many ways. Volunteer coordinator Connie Oakes said the exchange - which is open Wednesdays from noon – 6 p.m. in space on the Third Street...

 
 By John McCallum    News    March 16, 2017

Helping every woman

Medical Lake Firefighters Association vice president Jonathan Suffield presents a check for $371 to Every Woman Can chief executive officer Deb Barnes at the March 6 City Council meeting. The...

 

News Briefs

More area roads closed due to flooding, washouts Spokane County Public Works Department officials have announced the closure of several West Plains roads caused by heavy rains and rapid snow melt. Some roads had been closed earlier this month due to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 16, 2017

Irish to the core

Eastern Washington University President, Dr. Mary Cullinan, was honored as the Grand Marshal of the 39th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade staged in Spokane, Saturday, March 11. Cullinan described her...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 16, 2017

Rodeo Lake

Pasture lands surrounding the Cheney Rodeo grounds usually flood each year, but this spring the higher amounts of rain and snow melt have left a lake worthy of sailing around on....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY March 6 Possible threat was reported at Cheney High School. An individual saw a Snapchat post showing an individual with the caption “Don’t come to school.” Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 16, 2017

Pure Joy: It's what's ahead, not what if

(Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on Cheney's marijuana manufacturing business, Pure Joy.) As Ted Youngs sees it, he can look towards the future of the business he runs for the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 16, 2017

United Airlines joins American, Delta and Southwest with new direct flights from Spokane

Once upon a time, back when airlines like Northwest Orient and West Coast flew out of Spartan quarters on the east side of Geiger Field - and smoking on flights was the norm - the joke was "You can't...

 

News Briefs

Cheney commission holds open house on comp plan Cheney’s Planning Commission is holding a second open house on Monday, March 20, as part of its comprehensive plan review process. Proposed updates to the “Land Use” and “Transportation”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 9, 2017

Pure Joy: It's no longer your father's marijuana

(Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series on Cheney's marijuana manufacturing business, Pure Joy.) Anecdotal evidence might tell those who enjoy recreational marijuana in the state of...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 27 Third-degree malicious mischief was reported on the 100 block of F Street. March 1 Financial fraud was reported on the 100 block of Sixth Street. Dustin L. Leonard, 22, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the 100 block...

 

BBB plans to educate during Consumer Protection Week

As the Better Business Bureau of the Northwest observes National Consumer Protection Week (March 5-11) the organization is working to get the word out to a surprisingly vulnerable segment of the population. The BBB released their annual Scam Tracker...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 2, 2017

Sharp drilling

The Medical Lake Junior ROTC competes in the armed drill routine at the Silverwings drill competition held Feb. 25 at the high school. The team was judged on their unifoms, regulation marching and...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    March 2, 2017

EWU hosts events for International Women's Day

Eastern Washington University is hosting three events in honor of International Women’s Day, held March 8. Two events take place at the Cheney campus while the other one will be held in Spokane. According to their website, the International...

 

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