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Guardrail project to close westbound on-ramp at Four Lakes interchange

FOUR LAKES– Drivers who use the Four Lakes interchange to access westbound Interstate 90 will need to plan additional time due to guardrail work. In an Oct. 15 news release, Washington State Department of Transportation... — Updated 10/15/2019

Sheriff's Office warns of ongoing scams

SPOKANE COUNTY -- The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to beware of ongoing financial scams that use lies, intimidation, trickery and threats to get people to give up their hard-earned money or personal... — Updated 10/12/2019

Cheney, Airway Heights sued for $20 million

CHENEY -- The cities of Cheney and Airway Heights are the recipients of two separate lawsuits totaling $20 million that claim a court commissioner used by both municipalities was not capable of rendering a verdict against a... — Updated 10/15/2019

Sheriff's offering women's self-defense

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is again offering a women’s self-defense course on Saturday, Sept. 24, between 8 a.m. and noon at 6011 N. Chase St. in Newman Lake. There is a $35 non-refundable fee. Women and girls ages... — Updated 10/10/2019

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 30 A mental health issue was reported on the 300 block of North 11th Street. A woman’s ring was found on the 300 block of 5th Street. Trespassing was reported on the zero hundred block of 1st Street. Oct. 1 A... — Updated 10/10/2019

People with private surveillance cameras asked to assist Sheriff's Office

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens with personal home surveillance cameras to become a member of their VIP (Video Identification Program) group, according to a press release. By joining, those with... — Updated 10/10/2019

Cheney group holds food drive at Mitchell's Oct. 19-20

CHENEY – The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association is holding a food drive at Mitchell’s Harvest Foods in Cheney. The food drive will take place Saturday and Sunday,... — Updated 10/10/2019

Medical Lake OKs approves Comp Plan on first reading

MEDICAL LAKE — The City Council approved on first reading the city’s updated Comprehensive Plan, a task recently completed by the city Planning Commission and forwarded to the... — Updated 10/10/2019

Medical Lake hit and run driver arrested after turning self in

MEDICAL LAKE —Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Dustin J. Williams at a local store at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, for failing to stop at the scene and... — Updated 10/10/2019

Do you like oatmeal?

Cheney High School Future Farmers of America student Marisa Daceus (center right) asks students from Betz Elementary School what kind of breakfast cereal they like and do they know... — Updated 10/10/2019

Week 7 high school football rankings

Here are the Associated Press rankings for high school football released Oct. 16, 2019: Class 4A 1. Lake Stevens 2. Kennedy Catholic 3. Camas 4. Graham-Kapowskin 5. Puyallup 6. Woodinville 7. Chiawana 8. Central Valley (Spokane)... — Updated 10/16/2019

Gorillas boys cross country team eyes post season success

DAVENPORT – The Gorillas boys cross country team has had a busy and successful season up to this point, Oct. 16, with the post season looming on the horizon. Sept. 14, Davenport competed in the Highlander Invitational at Shadle... — Updated 10/16/2019

Eagles blitz Northern Colorado 54-21

Eastern Washington University football team romped past Northern Colorado 54-21 for a record-setting victory in EWU's 93rd Homecoming Game at Roos Field on Saturday (Oct. 12). The... — Updated 10/15/2019

Cardinal football squad falls to Freeman

MEDICAL LAKE – The Medical Lake football squads season continued as it has in previous games when the traveled to Rockford on Friday night, Oct. 4, where they endured a 56-8... — Updated 10/10/2019

Cardinal girls season soccer struggles continue

MEDICAL LAKE – The Medical Lake girl’s soccer squad is making headway, albeit at a glacial pace, according to head coach Zane Higgins. “We keep plugging away and working on... — Updated 10/10/2019

Cheney runners get wins against Clarkston

CHENEY – The Blackhawks cross country teams had little trouble last Wednesday in their dual meets with visiting Clarkston. The boys easily downed the Bantams 17-46 on the course... — Updated 10/10/2019

Cardinal volleyball drops two more

MEDICAL LAKE – The Medical Lake volleyball crew continues rebuilding efforts after losing two more matches during the past week. With only one win this season in a non-league... — Updated 10/10/2019

Lady Blackhawks volleyball crew lose two, keep heads held high

MEDICAL LAKE – The Lady Blackhawks volleyball may have lost their two matches against East Valley and Pullman last week, but they didn’t go down without fight. Second seed East... — Updated 10/10/2019

Blackhawk swimmers find success at Yakima double dual

CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls swimming continued its winning ways, this time competing against Selah High School and co-op team consisting of swimmers from Toppenish and East... — Updated 10/10/2019

Blackhawks slow pitch nails big win against Wildcats

CHENEY – If you thought the Cheney slow pitch softball program was too new to have any really big games, you’d be wrong. The Lady Blackhawks posted what could arguably be one... — Updated 10/10/2019

Jill Weiszmann is dedicated to Cheney

Jill Weiszmann is a community gem and we need her to continue serving us on the Cheney City Council. Jill has already proven her outstanding effectiveness representing all of us during her terms in office on the council. As... — Updated 10/10/2019

Military service is about socialism, pay equity

Like Frank Watson, I’m also a Vietnam-era, retired Air Force officer, with similar life experiences, and yet my values are very different. For example, Frank’s dire warning against the evils of socialism (CFP, 8/1/19) is... — Updated 10/10/2019

Taxing rich doesn't lead to economic prosperity

In the Oct. 3 edition, Lee Hughes closed his column with “It’s simple: tax the rich.” The only thing simple in that statement is the nature of Mr. Hughes understanding of economics: simpleton. The fact is, while that may... — Updated 10/10/2019

Local foods begin cropping up in schools in October

Throughout our nation, 42 percent of schools have contributed $789 million dollars to local foods through farm to school programs. This October marks the eighth annual National Farm to School Month, a time to recognize the... — Updated 10/10/2019

When all else fails, it's time to impeach the president

News flash – Nancy Pelosi learned President Trump is using his office for political gain so the House has begun impeachment hearings. I thought using the power of office was pretty normal in American politics. Members of... — Updated 10/10/2019

Much to think about regarding impeachment

Some thoughts on impeachment. Under the Constitution, the House has the sole power of impeachment, which it has done 19 times in the past, a record that includes 15 federal judges... — Updated 10/10/2019

Medical Lake to induct three new members into athletic Hall of Fame

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting three new members at a dinner and induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11 ahead of the... — Updated 10/10/2019

Cheney FFA brings Betz students to the farm

CHENEY – Looking to instill interest in agriculture among young learners, members of Cheney High School’s Future Farmers of America Club staged a “Farm Day” last Wednesday,... — Updated 10/10/2019

Cheney school growth clarified

Several items of information were incorrectly reported in the story “Chamber gets West Plains schools overview” in the Sept. 26 Cheney Free Press. It was listed that the Cheney School District’s 2018-2019 enrollment was... — Updated 10/10/2019

County Fire District 3 awarded grant

CHENEY —Spokane County Fire District 3 has been awarded a $2.06 million Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant, according to a press release. The... — Updated 10/10/2019

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Oct. 14 Feed Medical Lake is serving chili, cornbread, salad and dump cake on Monday, Oct. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. Groceries distribution begins at 4:15 p.m. after registration. There will be something special... — Updated 10/10/2019


Cheney Congregational Church The installation of Matt Goodale as the new pastor of the Cheney Congregational Church is this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. He will affirm his ordination vows. The calling... — Updated 10/10/2019

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 8, 2009 The Medical Lake City Council passed a resolution opposing the closure of the Pine Lodge Corrections Center for Women that employed approximately 650 union members. As district enrollment increased, the... — Updated 10/10/2019

Bob Neubauer

Bob Neubauer died on Sept. 3 of Alzheimer’s disease. Bob came to Cheney and Eastern Washington University in 1974 to help start the Graduate School of Social Work at Eastern. He... — Updated 10/10/2019

Linda Faye Muir (Bottoms)

Linda Faye Muir (Bottoms) was freed from this Earth on Sept.24, 2019 at the age of 70. Born Dec.19,1948 in Hartford, Ala., she met her husband John Muir while he was stationed in... — Updated 10/10/2019

Janet Hartford

Janet Hartford went home to be with Jesus on Sept. 29, 2019. Janet was born on Feb. 22, 1955 to Hetty and Jack Hartford. She loved living in the warm and loving home they provided... — Updated 10/10/2019

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