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Closure planned for portion of Medical Lake interchange

Drivers may be enduring a 10-day closure of the north half of the Medical Lake interchange beginning Monday, Sept. 30, according to Washington State Department of Transportation officials. "We're 95...

Life Flight called to Cheney for medical emergency, fall at Safeway store

A medical emergency last Wednesday at Cheney’s Safeway precipitated something generally not seen in the community — a Life Flight helicopter landing in the parking lot. According to a Cheney...

'The Swiss Army knife of engines'

Cheney’s Fire Department debuted their new main attack engine last Friday afternoon in the Yoke’s Fresh Market parking lot. To hear Fire Chief Tom Jenkins describe it, the only thing the...

Cheney man killed in I-90 hit and run

Washington State Patrol officials have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed in a hit and run accident late Tuesday night on Interstate 90 in Spokane. According to a Sept. 11 release, 26-year-old Yannel D. Mignonsin was walking...

Airway Heights council digs in for long study session

The Airway Heights City Council tackled a study session Monday that lasted long after its usual meeting time, covering a wide variety of topics that included energy efficiency, marketing and red...

Condemned Medical Lake building gets reprieve

The condemned 99-year-old building at 110 S. Lefevre St. in Medical Lake has received a reprieve after owner and Spokane investor Andy Louie successfully submitted required engineering documents to city officials that paved the way for...

Pessimistic on 'good intentions'

Admitting their response was fueled by a high degree of skepticism, Cheney’s Planning Commission tabled adding a new chapter to the city’s zoning code allowing construction of cottage developments and deleted a staff recommendation to allow...

Annual Turnbull planting work party Oct. 5

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon Society are hosting a community work party Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the refuge. This is part of an ongoing effort to restore native...

Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker to speak

Former U.S. ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan Ryan Crocker will be the speaker at a Sept. 19 public forum presented by People For Effective Government (PEG). The topic of Crocker's talk at the...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 27 A mental health issue was reported on the 100 block of West 1st Street. Subject was involuntarily committed. An adult was reported missing on the 300 block of North 3rd Street. Individual was located later in the day. Financial...

Blackhawks rout Rogers 35-0

Dalton Harriett rushed for three touchdowns as Cheney High School blanked the visiting Rogers High School Pirates 35-0 at Tom Oswald Field Friday night. Quarterback Alex Long threw for a touchdown...

Cheney topples defending state 1A champion Colville

The Cheney Blackhawks upended the Colville Indians on their home turf, shocking the defending state 1A champion, 21-20. The first half of the game was all Cheney as the Blackhawks rolled to a 21-0...

Professional athletics, patriotism and the people's right to protest

I’m a big fan of sports, the national anthem and free speech. Like most fans, I enjoy watching talented people who have trained hard to hone their natural athletic gifts to compete against others on the field in their chosen sport. Sung at these...

Blackhawks escape Colville by a point

If the Cheney High football team’s mission this year is to learn to finish games, they took a small step in that direction last Friday night in Colville. The Blackhawks scored the game’s first 21...

EWU moves forward with Roos Field renovation

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from a previous story that appeared Sept. 6 on the Cheney Free Press website. Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustees unanimously took a step...

Cardinals flattened by St. Maries in season opener

It’s a building season for the Medical Lake Cardinals football squad, and they definitely hit a building called St. Maries in a one-sided, 32-2 non-league blowout in their season opener Friday,...

American Legion spring baseball tryouts on tap

Tryouts for next season’s AAA American Legion Spokane Cannons baseball team will be held on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in Medical Lake, according to a flyer. High school seniors unsure if they want to play are asked to come to the tryout and discuss your...

No. 4/5 Eagles head east to play no. 17/16 Jacksonville State

Two of the top NCAA Football Championship Subdivision programs in this decade square off in Alabama when the No. 4/5 Eastern Washington University football team plays at No. 17/16 Jacksonville State of the Ohio Valley Conference. It will be just...

Cardinal volleyball crew challenged at weekend jamboree

The Medical Lake volleyball squad headed to Davenport on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the Davenport Jamboree, where they notched but a single win in four matches. But that’s OK with head coach Todd Harr. “Each of the girls played better as the day...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College football Saturday, Sept. 14, EWU at Jacksonville State University, 1 p.m. College soccer Friday, Sept. 13, EWU at South Dakota State, 4 p.m....

Spokane issues affect West Plains too

Many of us in Cheney are affected by Spokane city and county administrations. At today’s (Sept. 5) Spokane Homelessness Coalition with candidates Ben Stuckart, Nadine Woodward, Breean Beggs and Cindy Wendle, I took away one realization. We need a...

It is time to talk about our national debt

Our nation is on an unsustainable borrowing trajectory and it could get much worse unless voters start asking politicians: “How are taxpayers going to pay for what they promise!” We now owe over $22.5 trillion to lenders of which nearly half...

Is this the the end of democracy?

Is democracy threatened? Look around and it seems like — feels like — something is off. Things are amiss, and to offset what some consider the beginning of the end of democracy as we know it requires civic responsibility. We are seemingly...

The myth of safety and security in these United States

I had a wonderful opportunity in 2000. I was selected as part of Spokane’s sister city educational exchange, and taught English in the Japanese public school system. One of my students was considering applying to be an exchange student in...

History shows agitators get things done

“Agitators are generally involved only for themselves.” My observations combined with reading some history of agitators provides me with a completely different opinion of these people than Frank Watson expresses in the Aug. 29, 2019 issue of...

Cheney Free Press coverage is very much appreciated

My hubby and I have been Cheney residents for 40 years next January and the whole time we’ve read the Cheney Free Press to first learn about our community, and then to keep track of the many issues facing our community. Even though we’re county...

Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art hosts Rob McKirdie's 'Embedded Consciousness'

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present “Embedded Consciousness,” an exhibition of mixed media sculpture by Rob McKirdie, Oct. 2 through Oct. 25. An opening reception...

Emergency training by the numbers

If the Guinness World Book of Records wasn’t made aware of last Thursday’s CPR training at Cheney High School, they should have been. School officials in conjunction with West Plains firefighters...

Blue is for fun

Fans at August’s Blue Waters, Bluegrass festival enjoyed the music in a variety of ways, including doing a little dancing on the grass at Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park. Photos such as these are...

Medical Lake Planning Commission to hold public meeting on Sept. 26

The city of Medical Lake’s Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. in the Medical Lake City Hall at 124 S. Lefevre St. to discuss amendments to sections of the city’s municipal code, Including subdivision...

State funding available for historic barns and cemeteries

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced a new round of grant funding for preservation of historic barns and cemeteries. The funding, done in partnership with the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP),...

Mobility exercises begin at Fairchild

Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command’s premier exercise hosted by the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings, kicked-off at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 8. Mobility Guardian 2019...

From the archives: 1998

Cheney’s Logan Royce was ready to release another throw during the javelin competition at Star Track XV, the state track and field championships. Royce had a best effort of more than 185 feet during the meet at Tacoma’s Stadium Bowl, good for a...

High school sports participation falls in 2018–19

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released nationwide participation numbers from the 2018-19 school year on Monday, Aug. 25, announcing a decline in high school...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Fellowship hour follows the worship service. Adult education begins at 9 a.m. this Sunday. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov....

West Plains Briefs

Cheney coat drive underway It is that time of year again, time to collect and distribute coats for our community coat drive. New or used coats for all ages can be donated beginning Sept. 15 at area schools, churches and many businesses. Big Wash...

Deputies at the scene of a deadly fall near Morin Trailhead

On Sept. 6, at about 7 p.m., a caller reported that a friend had fallen from the rocks near the Morin Trailhead, located in the 4500 block of N. Equestrian Ln. inside Riverside State Park, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office press...

Polo Classic is a success despite poor weather

A bit of rain didn’t deter attendees of the 15th annual Polo Classic in Airway Heights over the weekend — despite showers, more than 1,200 people attended the event benefitting Ronald McDonald charity houses in the Inland Northwest. Ironically,...

Swiss Army knife of fire engines

The Cheney Fire Department unveiled its new $867,000 state-of-the-art main attack fire engine at an open house last Friday, Sept. 7, at Yoke's Fresh Market Foods parking lot. The...

CPR by the numbers

West Plains fire fighters teamed with Cheney School District staff to train all 1,400-plus Cheney High School students first aid in one day. Taught in hour-long blocks, students filed into the main...

Clifford Lee (Cliff) Tiedt

Life-long Cheney resident Clifford Lee (Cliff) Tiedt passed away at his home on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at the age of 63 from brain cancer. Cliff was born on April 20, 1956, in Spokane, Wash. to...

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