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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 15, 2018 

Local levies headed for passage

School district administrators throughout Spokane County were breathing easier Tuesday evening as all of the educational and programs and operations levies appeared headed for passage. That included measures in Cheney and Medical Lake districts. At p...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 15, 2018 

Medical Lake council deals with fire, EMS issues

With one levy vote for schools already complete, Medical Lake residents can set their sights down the road for another. At the Feb. 6 City Council meeting, Fire Chief Jayson Mayfield gave a brief and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 15, 2018 

All you need to do, is ask

Cheney Freemasons Greg Ammons and Rob Steiner want the community to know that local Masonic Temple Lodge No. 42 is alive, doing well and looking for new members. The latter is a situation many...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 15, 2018 

Airway Heights council discusses Crime Check use

At the Feb. 12 Airway Heights City Council study session meeting, Police Chief Lee Bennett told the council that the city could now use Crime Check if they wanted to go forward with it. “It is just something to think about,” Bennett said.... Full story

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    February 15, 2018 

Grocery Outlet offers continuing fundraiser for Sunset

Grocery Outlet in Airway Heights recently started a new program for families at Sunset Elementary School. The owners, Dylan and Tanja Hartung, sent out a letter to everyone at Sunset that included a...

 

Lodging tax grant applications accepted

The city of Cheney is now accepting applications for funding for events that promote tourism in the city of Cheney. The sources of the funds are the lodging taxes that are collected on overnight stays in lodging establishments within the city of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 15, 2018 

Cheney commission gets code enforcement update

Cheney police department Capt. Rick Campbell explained to the city’s Planning Commission at its Feb. 12 meeting why it’s a good idea for residents to make sure their grass is mowed and yards are free of debris. Campbell has been handling code...

 
 By Carlene Hardt    News    February 15, 2018 

A delightful display at Turnbull

In spite of the chilly temperatures last Saturday morning, Feb. 10, nearly a dozen visitors to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge were entertained and impressed by two pairs of Trumpeter Swans that...

 

Celebrated Irish group Celtic Woman comes to Northern Quest

Global and cultural phenomenon Celtic Woman will bring the rich musical and cultural heritage of Ireland as part of their Homecoming Tour to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion for two shows on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May...

 

Free tax assistance and e-file now available

The AARP Free Tax-aide assistance program is running now through April 13 at three locations on the West Plains. AARP Tax-aide in partnership with the IRS, sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)... Full story

 

Schoesler leads Senate in honoring the lives of John and Lois Spellman

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate paused during deliberations Feb. 13 to remember former Gov. John Spellman and former First Lady Lois Spellman and their service to the people of state. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler (9th District –... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 15, 2018 

You might want to re-think about thinking spring

They're playing golf at The Fairways, some flowers are starting to peek through the ground and, yes, even the occasional convertible with its top down is seen sometimes. But while the last couple of w...

 

News Briefs

One arrest in Medical Lake exit accident An early morning collision on Interstate 90 near the Medical Lake exit was apparently caused by a cellphone. According to a Washington State Patrol press release, at approximately 12:05 a.m. Feb. 7, a black,...

 

Online scams coaxing millions out of unsuspecting victims  

A study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. The study, which can be found at www. bbb.org... Full story

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 5 A 15-year-old male and a 14-year-old male were arrested on the 800 block of Highland Street for possession of controlled substance/marijuana. Residential burglary was reported on the 800 block of Cedar Street. Theft of a firearm was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

ML school measures face voters

Medical Lake School District officials are hoping a potentially confusing new way to fund a significant part of their operations will not keep voters from approving a pair of measures that pay for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 8, 2018

Awards to be sought for Fisher preservation

Cheney's Historical Preservation Commission gave "enthusiastic support" at its Feb. 1 meeting to city staff to go ahead and prepare nominations for the School House Lofts student apartments for...

 

Assisting the assistant

Westwood Middle School students help Assistant Principal Tami Skillingstad celebrate her selection as the Association of Washington School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year. Skillingstad was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

Student issues threat to Medical Lake High

An initial social media threat following a basketball game at Medical Lake High School last Thursday night was taken with all seriousness. But after thorough investigation, school officials, and those with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 8, 2018

Cheney council rushes resolution to fix billing snafu

Cheney officials took the unusual step at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting of requesting passage of a resolution without actually having an official copy of the document to present to council. The resolution read aloud into the record by city...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Farm Salvation offers a unique style in Medical Lake

Farm Salvation, located at 106 Lefevre St. in Medical Lake, is a place where items can have a second chance, thanks to Gerri Johnson. Since 2012, Johnson has been taking things from her farm and givin...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

West Plains Chamber introduces new executive director

Toby Broemmeling, a person with familiarity in the area, specifically at Fairchild Air Force Base, was officially introduced as the new executive director of the West Plains' Chamber of Commerce at th...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Airway Heights 'community café' meeting lays out year

Airway Heights held its “community café” meeting on Jan. 24 and talked about the upcoming events for the new calendar year. According to its website, the group works with engaged and passionate residents, businesses, non-profits, and City...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Airway Heights City Council assigns committee roles

Airway Heights City Council members received their various committee assignments at their Feb. 5 meeting. The ad hoc committees included finance, community and economic development, public works, public safety, governmental building, JLUS (joint...

 

News Briefs

Lisa Brown to appear at Cheney forum Former Washington State University-Spokane chancellor and current 5th District congressional candidate Lisa Brown (D-Spokane) is slated to appear at a community forum at Cheney’s Wren Pierson Community Center...

 

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