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Reitmeier property on auction block

Saying it is time to put property on which he grew up into the hands of others, Bob Reitmeier is selling the 457-acre dairy farm with frontage on Silver Lake at Absolute Auction on Nov. 15. "I was...

Cheney general fund budgets previewed

Administration and Finance stable Little is changing when it comes to the city of Cheney’s finance and administration department 2019 budgets and goals. Finance In a presentation at the Oct. 23 City Council meeting, Finance Director Cindy...

Cheney district accepting feedback on boundary review

The Cheney School District has begun its boundary review process, creating an online survey for parents and community members to weigh in on the adjustment of school boundaries. According to education officials, the review will help the district...

Republicans winning most county, legislative races

With the exception of just a few races, Republican candidates were proving to be the big winners on election night, Nov. 6. In the 6th legislative district, Cheney’s Jeff Holy was easily defeating his Democratic challenger Jessa Lewis, 54.60 ...

Keeping tabs on the tallies

Eastern Washington University students staffed the Associated Press' 2018 Western Region Election Center at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Students gathered voting information...

Spooky and creepy

Area school children got a chance to meet some scientists, enjoy cool activities and experiments while learning a little science at Eastern Washington University's first "Spooky Science" exhibit as...

More money needed to play

The Airway Heights City Council held a public hearing on Nov. 5 on the city’s 2019 final preliminary budget, and also approved two measures allocating additional monies to the Airway Heights Recreation Complex project. Council unanimously...

NEWS BRIEFS

Enrollment is open for Washington’s GET Program  Olympia—The state’s GET program is now open for a new enrollment period, providing Washington families an opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young....

Cheney Free Press Thanksgiving deadlines

The Cheney Free Press will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore, we will be laying out the Nov. 22 issue on Monday, Nov. 19; printing and mailing on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for delivery...

Playing through from Hagelin to Salnave

Most Eagle Scout projects take place in one location. Cheney Boy Scout Gabe Gerber's took place in two - one at each end of the city. Gerber led the construction of Cheney's first disc golf course, a...

Blackhawks can't find groove in season-ending loss to Othello

Cheney High's football team ended its 2018 season with its fourth-straight defeat, never really finding its rhythm in a 27-7 loss last Friday night to visiting Othello in crossover action between the...

Getting to know the history of powderpuff football

With Cheney High School’s annual powderpuff football game drawing near, it makes you wonder — how did this become a thing? Who had the idea to give the women the pigskin and shoulder pads and make the men shake the pom-poms? The game is a...

Eagles vs. California-Davis

No. 5/3 ranked Eastern Washington University vs. 4/7 University of California-Davis, Saturday, November 10, 1:05 p.m. Roos Field (8,500). TV: Live regionally on SWX. Radio: 700-AM ESPN and 105.3-FM in the Spokane/Cheney area. Larry Weir returns for...

Blackhawks turn in solid performances at state

It may not have been a team appearance, but Cheney’s cross country runners made a good appearance as solo acts at the 2A state cross country meet last Saturday at Pasco’s Sun Willow Golf Course. The Blackhawks sent just three runners, the...

Medical Lake finishes ninth at 1A state cross country

To win at state in cross country means you have to get there first. When reaching Pasco, running fast and finishing strong is the difference. Medical Lake got the first box checked, but then ran out...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Friday, Nov. 9, EWU at Oregon, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, EWU hosts Wisconsin/Green Bay, 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, EWU hosts team...

Get used to it – athletes engaging in politics are here to stay

Last week, professional wrestlers John Cena and Daniel Bryan announced that they would not be participating in the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. The move shocked sports analysts and caused WWE stock to...

Goats' ground game rolls to 49-6 win over Cards

Last Friday’s crossover football game with visiting Chelan was seen as an opportunity for new faces to get real time experience. And that’s just how things played out at wind-blown and chilly Holliday Field where the Mountain Goats put on a...

Eagles, Aggies have Big Sky showdown at Roos

These are the games and times everyone works for and plays for this time of year. They’re the matchups that matter, like Saturday’s at Roos Field when the No. 5/3 Eastern Washington University Eagles take on No. 4/7 UC Davis in a showdown of...

Thanks for a successful Cheney winter coat drive

You did it again, Cheney. It will be a warmer winter for many thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Cheney community. A total of 478 coats were donated to this year’s coat drive, the second largest donation ever. Of those, 353 were given...

The future is in good hands with new generations

By FRANK WATSON I did my student teaching at Shadle Park High School several years ago. I was a nontraditional student in that I had a full Air Force career behind me and was significantly older than most teacher candidates. I walked into my...

Cardinal volleyball snubbed by league, Free Press

As parents of a daughter who played on the Medical Lake Varsity volleyball team this season, we have followed the program for the last six years. Over those years we saw the ups and downs, the wins and losses, the joys and heart aches. We saw...

Military also adjusting to nationwide worker shortages

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s vibrant economy, there is an abundance of “Help Wanted” signs. Even though our armed forces have...

'First Man' delivered a dose of fond nostalgia

By the time these words are read by those other than editing eyes, one of the most bitter mid-term elections in our times will have thankfully been finished. Forgotten? Not at all. Whomever claims victory in the “Mudstock 2018” will crow until...

Cheney High School hosts first 'Arts and Culture Night'

On Nov. 2, more than 17 clubs and classes set up tables at Cheney High School, all offering various activities related to their organization. The French Club? Serving up hot homemade crepes. The...

Cheney tackles elementary math achievement

Math can be a difficult subject, and it's common for students to struggle with it as children and young adults. But according to recent test scores, elementary students in the Cheney School District...

Medical Lake's Johnson honored by West Plains Chamber

Medical Lake schools band teacher Craig Johnson was concerned when he was called to high school principal Chris Spring's office, particularly when, as he entered, there sat a couple of his students....

Eastern Washington partners with Spokane Transit to promote literacy

A local literacy campaign created by two Eastern Washington University faculty members will be featured in Spokane Transit Authority bus shelters in an effort to promote conversations about childhood language development. Targeting children five...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We invite everyone to join us for services Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at 423 N. Sixth St. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan continues his series on women in the early church with a sermon on “Jesus Response to Women, the...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 13, 2008 Medical Lake residents began an effort to rehabilitate St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetary, the site of more than 330 graves, some dating back to 1880. Child development company Soccer Tots moved to Cheney, focusing on using...

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Nov. 12 Feed Medical Lake is serving spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad and cake on Monday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Grocery distribution begins 4:15 p.m. A soup and more lunch is served at...

Goats' ground game rolls

Last Friday's crossover football game between Medical Lake with visiting Chelan was seen as an opportunity for new faces to get real time experience. And that's just how things played out at... Full story

Goats' ground game rolls

Last Friday's crossover football game between Medical Lake with visiting Chelan was seen as an opportunity for new faces to get real time experience. And that's just how things played out at...

Elmo L. Bartlett

Elmo L. Bartlett passed away Nov. 2 at the Cheney Care Center, five days short of his 94th birthday. Elmo (Bart) was born in Waitsburg, Wash., Nov. 7, 1924 the second son of Blake and Alta Bartlett....

Jerry Dale Jones

Jerry Dale Jones, 68, passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Oct. 31, 2018. By his side was his loving wife Kristy, children and grandchildren. Jerry was preceded in death by his...

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