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Airway Council chooses new Mayor

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Following up last week’s deadlock, the city council of Airway Heights opened the floor to mayoral nominations and Councilman Larry Bowman came away as the new council chair to serve for the next two years.... — Updated 1/24/2022

Moose collision kills one

MEDICAL LAKE – A Ritzville man has died Jan 15 from injuries he sustained in a crash with a moose on Interstate 90 three days earlier. Scott J. Brodie, 63, died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, the Washington State Patrol... — Updated 1/24/2022

Cheney Ice Cream Murderer Sentenced

SPOKANE – David Pettis, a former Cheney resident, was just sentenced to 25-years in prison for murdering his wife by poisoning her ice cream float by spiking it with a deadly dose of hydrocodone pain medication. Judge Mike... — Updated 1/24/2022

Medical Lake council swears in Municipal Judge

MEDICAL LAKE – Mayor Terri Cooper opened the floor for councilman Don Kennedy to take over as Mayor Pro-Tem initially, so Judge Richard Leland could be sworn in as the Municipal Judge for the next four years. Other committee... — Updated 1/24/2022

Rep. Graham looks to start state funded scholarships

OLYMPIA – Rep. Jenny Graham from Spokane is advocating house bill 1584 during the 60-day legislative session currently running in Washington State, and this bill proposes the state build a scholarship fund for the victims of... — Updated 1/24/2022

Cheney experiments with new internet provider

CHENEY – The city working with Avista Edge to make sure residents have high-speed internet access. Avista Edge is a subsidiary of Avista Corp., an electric utility. City Administrator Mark Schuller said common complaints from... — Updated 1/24/2022

Barriere nominated for Male Athlete of the Year

CHENEY – Hot off a Walter Payton award, Eric Barriere has been nominated as Seattle Sport Commission’s male “Sports Start of the Year” award. Barriere is facing some stiff competition for this year’s award from the... — Updated 1/24/2022

Blackhawks Lose Conference Game Against Gonzaga Prep

CHENEY – The Cheney Blackhawks hosted the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups in a home conference game. The girls took the court first and had a rough time getting any offense going... — Updated 1/24/2022

Blackhawks Fall Against Central Valley

SPOKANE – The Cheney Blackhawks traveled to Central Valley on Tuesday Jan. 11 to face the Central Valley Bears for an away match up with around 100 fans in attendance according to Bears reporter Kim Griego on Max Preps. Both... — Updated 1/24/2022

Cardinals edge Freeman

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinal wrestling team hosted Freeman High School on January 11, and Aden Carl continues to have an undefeated season winning his match in the 132-pound... — Updated 1/24/2022

Time to Replace State's Long Term Care Law

The first order of business when Washington’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov. Jay Inslee and... — Updated 1/24/2022

Book club to meet

CHENEY – The Friends of the Cheney Library book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. in the library meeting room to discuss Hillbilly Elegy written by J.D. Vance. This book’s tag line is “A memoir of a family and... — Updated 1/24/2022

Holy bill would help hire law enforcement officers

OLYMPIA — A Spokane-area senator has introduced a bill to help cities and counties hire more law enforcement officers. Sixth District Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Spokane, introduced Senate Bill 5841 to provide cities and counties with... — Updated 1/24/2022

Cheney's Historic Ford Dealership Leaves Lasting Legacy

CHENEY – The Southwest Spokane County Historical Society released a visual featurette on one of Cheney’s most historical landmarks, the Ratcliffe Dealership which originally opened in 1884. Charles Albert Ratcliffe traveled... — Updated 1/24/2022

Looking Back

January 19, 2012 10 years ago Gains and losses for everyone in redistricting Depending on which legislator you talk to, there are good points and bad points about the coming redistricting moves shifting Cheney, Medical lake and... — Updated 1/24/2022

Sprague business leaders

The Sprague Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet and fundraiser Monday night. The event included the installation of officers. From left, they are President Tim Wilken,... — Updated 1/24/2022

Lament or Jubilee?

by Ron Ginther Ten men’s trailers set in row, All that’s left as hamlets often go. Never really grown a town amid Scrub grassland, pines, rocky ground. “West Plains” it’s called, Tyler’s a has-been. Its last store/... — Updated 1/24/2022

Carole Ann Haynes

Carole Ann Haynes Jan. 10,1941 - Dec. 26, 2021 Carole Ann Haynes, 80, a longtime resident of Medical Lake, passed away on Dec. 26, 2021. Carole was born on Jan. 10, 1941, in... — Updated 1/24/2022

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