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State senator assaulted in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – A political activist has been arrested in connection with an assault on Sen. Mark Schoesler. Glen R. Stockwell, 71, of Ritzville, a former candidate for various... — Updated 10/15/2021

Airway Heights wins Smart Vision planning award

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The city has won an award for comprehensive and downtown sub-area development planning. The Smart Communities Awards program annually recognizes local governments and partners for working to effectively install... — Updated 10/14/2021


Homecoming King and Queen, Ben Rowe and Jenna Mansfield along with her escort stand in front of the crowd after the high school seniors were crowned during the homecoming halftime... — Updated 10/14/2021

Free Press brings home multiple awards

BELLINGHAM – The Free Press Publishing news and advertising teams brought home multiple awards from the Washington Newspaper Association annual meeting Friday, Oct. 8. Cheney... — Updated 10/14/2021

Concerns rise over natural gas appliance ban

CHENEY -- As regions such as the West Plains continue to grow in both business and residential sectors, discussions about natural gas restrictions are getting heated. “While neither S3R3 nor the West Plains chamber boards have... — Updated 10/14/2021

Medical Lake council evaluates water plan

MEDICAL LAKE – The city may have to make changes to its overall water plan. That concern was among several issued discussed Oct. 5. City Administrator Doug Ross said the city purchases a large portion of the water from the... — Updated 10/14/2021

Cheney Falls to Ridgeline

CHENEY – High school football fans were treated to a defensive struggle when the Blackhawks Varsity football team battled the Ridgeline Falcons on October 8, with the Falcons... — Updated 10/14/2021

Eastern Sports Brief

Eastern women compete in golf TACOMA – The Eagles' women's golf team were tied for 18th place after shooting 637 strokes in two rounds Monday, Oct. 11, at the Pat Lesser... — Updated 10/14/2021

Cardinals Outrun Freeman

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinal Varsity cross country team are both undefeated in league events after the girls and boys teams both beat Freeman in Medical Lake on October 6 said... — Updated 10/14/2021

Cheney harriers compete in Richland

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys junior and senior cross country team finished inside the Top 10 of the 52nd annual Max Jensen Richland Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9. Meanwhile,... — Updated 10/14/2021

Blackhawks, Cardinals girls struggle

CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls volleyball team dropped was swept in nine straight sets over the last week, losing games to Mount Spokane, Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley. Cheney... — Updated 10/14/2021

Taiwan's tenuous future a threat to domestic and global security

Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan, it impacts us. So, when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up “unification “efforts, it... — Updated 10/14/2021

Disappointing decision regarding 2B football playoffs

Last week, the WIAA unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. These allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state playoffs in these sports, which around here, include football,... — Updated 10/14/2021

Carlos Fuentes: A small town success story

CHENEY – Entrepreneur Carlos Fuentes is a solid example of a small town success story. At 25, Fuentes operates several businesses in the area. When he moved from Mexico to... — Updated 10/14/2021


Vern Hopkins The old he-wolf was shaded up under the edge of a chokecherry bush. Ever testing the wind with his super-keen sense of smell, he was aware of everything that was happening in the meadow that stretched out below him.... — Updated 10/14/2021


United Methodist Church Please join us for worship at the United Methodist Church this week as we continue the sermon series based on the Epistle of James. The series theme is Doers of the Word,” with this week’s focus on... — Updated 10/14/2021

West Plains Briefs

Still time to donate a coat CHENEY – There is still time to donate to this year’s Community Coat Drive. There are collection boxes at Mitchell’s, Owl Pharmacy, Wren Pierson, Copy Junction, Grocery Outlet and BiMart for... — Updated 10/14/2021

Looking Back

10 years ago October 13, 2011 Bissell, Igbinoba lead Blackhawks in 47-23 win over Ontario It’s hard to tell in a game of big plays which one was the biggest. In the end, the biggest thing for the Cheney football team was what... — Updated 10/14/2021

Lonnie L. Christensen

Lonnie L. Christensen July 23, 1938 – Sept. 11, 2021 Lonnie L. Christensen was born on July 23, 1938, and passed away on Sept. 11, 2021.  He was born in Tekoa, Wash. and in 1943... — Updated 10/14/2021

D'Metri Malik Strait "Meech"

D'Metri Malik Strait "Meech". Oct. 14, 2002 - Sept. 29, 2021 We are sad to announce the passing of our beloved son D'Metri Malik Strait "Meech". He was diagnosed with Stage 4... — Updated 10/14/2021

Mark William Bolster

Nov. 6, 1975 – Oct. 3, 2021 Mark William Bolster was a loving father, son and brother. He left this world unexpectedly on Oct. 3, 2021 at his home in Medical Lake, Wash. at age... — Updated 10/14/2021

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