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Serving home meals doesn't stop with virus

SPOKANE COUNTY – Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is in need of coolers, ice packs and volunteers to bring meals to over 1,000 participants — many who are over age 60. In a March 30 press release, GSC Meals on Wheels... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

Rattlesnake Flat Windfarm forges ahead

LIND — Nearly $42 million worth of construction costs in building permits were issued for Adams County between Feb. 1 and March 25. The bulk of the permits were issued March 24-25 for work contracted by Blattner Energy Inc. for... — Updated 4/3/2020

Senate Minority Leader Schoesler reacts to quarantine extension

RITZVILLE - Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler doesn't agree with extending the statewide quarantine until May 4 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Responding to Bainbridge Island... — Updated 4/3/2020

Seamstresses pitch in for public safety

RITZVILLE - Area seamstresses have been sewing fast and furiously to get cloth masks donated to area hospitals, medical facilities, senior centers and other organizations. Their... — Updated 4/3/2020

Airway Heights council to consider water supply issues, roundabout at April 6 meeting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -- The City Council moved five items out of last Monday's study session for passage consideration at its next meeting April 6 -- one of which dealt with what to do once the Air Force releases its analysis of... — Updated 4/3/2020

Inslee extends stay home order to May 4

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee has extended his "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order until May 4. The order, issued to slow the spread of the severe acute respiratory disease COVID-19, was set to expire on Wednesday, April 8. The order has... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

Cheney Care Center resident tests positive for COVID-19

CHENEY -- A resident at the Cheney Care Center has tested positive for the severe acute respiratory disease COVID-19. According to news reports, the resident was transferred to a local hospital on March 30 and tested positive for... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

West Plains Police News

CHENEY March 23 A vehicle prowling was reported on the zero hundred block of West 3rd Street. Vehicle was rummaged through but nothing was apparently taken. A vehicle prowling was reported on the 200 block of Betz Road. Vehicle... — Updated 4/2/2020

Cheney High School February Students of the Month

Cheney High School Students of the Month for February are pictured above as follows: Front row left to right Arianna Craig, Lorelei Johnson-Harboe, Kylie Mitchell and Kennady Ose.... — Updated 4/2/2020

Medical Lake Census project is COVID victim

MEDICAL LAKE – There are many casualties of COVID-19, aside from the actual virus victims themselves. And one of those was an effort to assist Medical Lake residents tackle the every decade chore of completing the U.S. Census.... — Updated 4/2/2020

From the Publisher's Desk

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown of businesses and activities, Free Press Publishing is having to cut back page count and staff hours, hopefully just temporarily. It’s not a decision we made lightly; it’s... — Updated 4/3/2020

Businesses need your help during outbreak

Some years back, in the biggest town in a small county outside our 9th District, there was a clothing store. Upstairs was the office of the area’s weekly newspaper. Week after week, year after year, the clothing store published... — Updated 4/2/2020

Blackhawk signs with Wyoming

Cheney High School's Bas Holland has signed a letter of intent to run cross country for the University of Wyoming Cowboys. A four-year letter winner, Holland capped his high... — Updated 4/2/2020

Feed ML to offer grab-and-go

MEDICAL LAKE – Feed Medical Lake officials have announced they will be providing weekly “grab-and-go” sack lunches/dinners as originally planned. The meals will take place every Monday, beginning March 30, at 11 a.m. at St.... — Updated 4/2/2020


Cheney Congregational Church Praise God that the church is not confined to four walls and a steeple. We are the church, and during this strange and anxious season, we will continue to be the church, even though we cannot gather.... — Updated 4/2/2020

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