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Bank funds safe

FARMINGTON – Cryptocurrency exchange company FTX has filed for bankruptcy, and its stake in Farmington Bank may be redistributed. In March of 2022, an FTX entity, Alameda... — Updated 12/1/2022

First snowstorm of season hits

CHENEY - The first snow storm of the season moved into the area overnight, bringing several inches of snow and near whiteout conditions. All this more than 20 days before the first... — Updated 12/1/2022

Dow Excavating lights up the night

CHENEY - Wayne Dow, owner of Dow Excavating Inc., is out with his staff as they labor to to place the thousands of feet of lights for the Christmas season. "This is really about... — Updated 12/1/2022

Upside Down

Spokane County Fire District No. 3 responded to a single vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Cheney Spangle Road. The driver was... — Updated 12/1/2022

West Plains Police News

The following incidents were reported by the Cheney police between Nov. 21-27 Nov. 21 Harassment. 1000 Block Betz Rd. Residential burglary. 200 Block S. Cheney-Spangle Rd. Stolen: TV, watches Vehicle Impound. 800 Block Oak St.... — Updated 12/1/2022

Cheney police department requests two new patrol officers and a drone

CHENEY – The 2023 budget proposal included requests for two additional police officers and a flying drone program for the city’s use. The budget proposal was given by police... — Updated 12/1/2022

Eastern Sports Briefs

BASKETBALL: Eastern men have 1-2 week Eastern Washington men’s basketball slipped in a win around a pair of losses last week. The Eagles opened with a “home” loss 82-56 to Pac-12 Washington State in the Spokane Veterans... — Updated 12/1/2022

Liberty Lancers recognized

NE2B Coaches of the Year The Northeast 2B football league recognized Liberty Assistant Coach Brian Goodwin, left, and Coach Brian Harrington as Coaches of the Year during a short... — Updated 11/23/2022

State track meet moves to Yakima

A Memorial Day weekend staple in Cheney and at Eastern Washington University for the past quarter century will have a new home in 2023. The Washington Interscholastic Activities... — Updated 11/23/2022

Eastern football closes with win

For Eastern Washington football in 2022 the season began with a win and ended the same way. Scoring 28 consecutive points, Eastern erased an early second quarter 14-7 Northern Colorado lead and went on to defeat the Bears on a... — Updated 11/23/2022

EWU Sports Briefs

BASKETBALL: Eastern women suffer first loss The Eastern Washington women saw one win streak come to an end but began another in a pair of non-conference basketball games last week. In Corvallis, EWU lost its first game of the... — Updated 11/23/2022

ML reps on All-NEA volleyball team

Medical Lake volleyball landed three players on the 2022 all-league team from the Northeast A League. Pictured from left to right are Chiche Okemgbo (2nd team), Ailahni Mae... — Updated 11/23/2022

Headrick's first is a first for ML

In his 13 years as head cross country coach at Medical Lake there have been few things Gene Blankenship’s teams have not been able accomplish. But Reid Headrick checked off one of those boxes Nov. 5 at Sun Willows Golf Course... — Updated 11/17/2022

Big improvement seen for CHS volleyball

The numbers certainly speak for themselves in confirming the improvement Cheney High School volleyball had between 2021 and 2022. The jump helped affirm head coach Heather... — Updated 11/17/2022

Cheney boys shine in Boise XC meet

Officially the high school cross country season ended Nov. 5 in Pasco at the state championship meet. But the sport requires a dedicated training regimen that expends to off-season training and competition. A big group of Cheney... — Updated 11/17/2022

Medical Lake XC All-League teams named

Eight members of Medical Lake’s 2022 cross country teams that finished second in Northeast A League competition and had continued success at regional and state were named to all-league teams the school announced. The selections... — Updated 11/17/2022

People Returning to Stores

The good news is, despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing on-line but making in-store purchases. The National Retail Federation... — Updated 12/1/2022

Think of your local news this holiday season

CHENEY – What defines community? The character of a town is surely a collection of things, some of which have to do with entertainment, food, and residents. But I would say that... — Updated 12/1/2022

A Perpetual Now

It has been said that fortune favors the bold, or that the world rewards results, and this might be true, however pedestrian it may sound. In my view, this is an example of a truism; a statement or proposition that is self... — Updated 11/23/2022

Abortion stories built on lies

More than ever, our country is suffering due to moral relativism – the idea that truth itself is relative. This leads to situations where, confronted with the same reality, people can’t agree on what the facts are, let alone... — Updated 11/23/2022

You have plenty to be thankful for this holiday

It seems like every time you open a webpage, turn on the TV or listen to the radio, you’re bombarded with negativity. We’re on the verge of nuclear war. The recession is upon... — Updated 11/23/2022

To Covet the Past: A Post-Election Epistle to the Contemplative

“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest – forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged... — Updated 11/17/2022

Don't focus on carbon

Forest health, climate change, and a plan that got almost no input before being announced is at the heart of the “carbon project” announced by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources last week. The project,... — Updated 11/17/2022

Letters to the Editor

Give President Joe Biden some credit for mid-term election Democratic successes when most everyone, including the media, predicted otherwise. Instead of focusing on himself, he quietly avoided states where he’s unpopular and... — Updated 11/17/2022

On The Moral Advantages of a Free Press Being Necessary For the Survival of a Free People

It it not enough for a mode of disseminating information to be free from governmental oversight, or to be nearly completely unfettered by law; it must be inspired, if not wholly instructed by and reliant upon individuals of some... — Updated 11/10/2022

Remember veterans with more than flag-lowering

Lowering our flags to half-staff is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or police officers killed in the line of duty.... — Updated 11/10/2022

Winter Bazaar

Cheney Holiday Extravaganza Craft Fair Dec. 3, 10a.m. to 4p.m. Cheney High School’s annual holiday craft fair will be held at Cheney High School, 460 N 6th St. The event will include hosting over 110 vendor booths, pictures... — Updated 12/1/2022

Operation Santa

The season of giving is here, and the Postal Service is putting out the call for kind-hearted, generous people across the country to sign up to adopt letters written to Santa. Those interested in adopting letters can go... — Updated 12/1/2022

Cheney PD chaplain reflects on his time with the department

CHENEY – Chaplain David Flowerdew tells us about serving his community as a chaplain with the Cheney police department. “I’ve been doing this since about 2010 for Cheney PD.... — Updated 12/1/2022


Emmanuel Lutheran Church December 1, 2022 All are welcome to worship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Advent mid-week services are held on Wednesdays at noon through Dec. 21. Sunday services... — Updated 12/1/2022

Rum by Prescription?

Though the end of the prohibition era wouldn’t come until the end of 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment, liquor prescriptions were implemented throughout the country. A Cheney Free Press article details how, with... — Updated 12/1/2022

Dow excavating staff prepare Christmas lighting decorations

CHENEY - Wayne Dow, owner of Dow Excavating Inc., is out with his staff as they labor to to place the thousands of feet of lights for the Christmas season. "This is really about... — Updated 11/25/2022

Macy Rains places 9th overall in the state

On Wednesday two teams competed in the State Potato Evaluation CDE. Each of the 10 members competed in Oral Reasons, Blemishes, Seed Classes, and Grading. Team 1 scored... — Updated 11/23/2022


Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m. for the First Sunday of Advent. Coffee hour follows the worship service. Free Community Pantry notice: Due to... — Updated 11/23/2022

Holiday hoopla funding approved by city council

This event is a kick off event for the season. The start is at the Cheney library on December 2nd at 5:30-6:30. We will have letters to the care center, storybook reading, tree lighting, free hot cocoa, a proclamation from the... — Updated 11/23/2022

The Cheney Free Press Moves its offices

This week, in 1924, the Cheney Free Press moved its press and offices to the Masonic temple in the heart of town. “After the move is completed,” the editor wrote, “the Free Press will have without doubt, the best newspaper... — Updated 11/23/2022

Richard Alan Reid

Rich was born on Apr. 2, 1965 at Clark Air Force Base in Luzon, Philippines to Hal and Betty Reid. On Oct. 24, 2022, he left this earthly planet to pursue his greatest adventure... — Updated 11/23/2022

Anne Marie Habegger

Anne Marie Habegger of Cheney, Wash., born Apr. 20, 1931, passed away on Oct. 27, 2022 after a brief hospitalization. Anne Marie was born and raised in Illinois and graduated from... — Updated 11/17/2022

Jeffrey McClure

There will be a memorial service for Jeffery McClure, Nov. 19, at 11:00 AM at Cheney Funeral Home. Cheney School District and other friends are welcome. Reception... — Updated 11/17/2022

Vertie Brown Jr.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vertie Brown Jr. at age 85, our beloved father, and beloved husband to his devoted wife, Barbara Sue Brown. He succumbed to a... — Updated 11/10/2022

Elaina Marie Tibbetts

Oct. 15, 1963 – Oct. 30, 2022 Elaina Marie Tibbetts was born on Oct. 15, 1963 at Fairchild A.F.B. to Nathaniel and Nora Tibbetts. She departed this earth on Oct. 30, 2022... — Updated 11/10/2022

Henry "Daryl" Franz

Daryl, lifelong resident of Cheney passed away at the age of 83. Daryl was born at Sacred Heart Hospital on Nov. 22, 1938, to his parents Henry Ivan Franz and Alta Jesse Corley. He... — Updated 11/10/2022

Joanne Craner (Boyes Charlton)

Beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Joanne Craner, 87, passed peacefully on Oct. 16, 2022. Born in Bowdon, N. D.; Joanne moved a few times before... — Updated 11/3/2022

Henry "Daryl" Franz

Daryl, lifelong resident of Cheney passed away at the age of 83. Daryl was born at Sacred Heart Hospital on Nov. 22, 1938, to his parents Henry Ivan Franz and Alta Jesse Corley. He... — Updated 11/3/2022

Gordys J. Robinson

Gordys J. Robinson, age 91, of Cheney, Wash. (where she lived with her daughter Diane and son-in-law Paul Stevens), loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed... — Updated 11/3/2022

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