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CHENEY Feb. 15 Trespassing was reported on the 2200 block of 1st Street. Third-degree theft was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. Tools were taken from a vehicle. Feb. 16 Third-degree malicious mischief/domestic violence... — Updated 2/25/2021

Council chooses Pritchard to fill vacant seat

MEDICAL LAKE – After first meeting for 10 minutes in executive session, City Council members voted returned to open session at their Feb. 16 meeting and voted unanimously to name Chad Pritchard to the vacant council Position 7... — Updated 2/25/2021

Spokane County Library District to re-open buildings to the public

SPOKANE COUNTY — Library district officials have announced that all libraries in the county will re-open buildings to the public on Monday, March 8. “We are looking forward to opening and assisting library customers in... — Updated 2/25/2021


Learning Cheney is at your fingertips

CHENEY — If you want to learn more about your house, the land it sits on or some other dwelling or parcel in the city — and more — that information is only a couple computer... — Updated 2/25/2021

Plenty on AWH council plates for March 1 meeting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — There’s homework aplenty for members of the Airway Heights City Council — even the new ones — following a Feb. 22 study session. In a lengthy 2-hour session, the deliberative board for the city’s... — Updated 2/25/2021


Clearing the way

Eastern Washington University grounds crews plow new snow at Roos Field last Friday, Feb. 19, in order to prepare the red turf for football practice. The Eagles open their... — Updated 2/25/2021


Blackhawks rally to down University

SPOKANE VALLEY -- Defensive back Ian Schwendiman scored two touchdowns -- including a 92-yard interception return for a score with 44 seconds remaining in the game and the Cheney... — Updated 2/27/2021 Full story

Sports Briefs

Volleyball’s McClellan nabs honor After leading the Eagles in kills in a pair of wins over Montana, Eastern Washington University volleyball player Maya McClellan has been named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

Cheney swimming earns meet wins over Pullman, Clarkston

CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls swimming program kicked off its return to the pool after over a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a pair of wins in a virtual meet on Saturday, Feb. 20. Swimming in their individual... — Updated 2/25/2021


Blackhawks fall to Mt. Spokane in 3A classification volleyball debut

CHENEY - Having over a year off and moving up a classification was going to be challenge enough for the Blackhawks volleyball program. Throw in having to face the reigning 3A state... — Updated 2/25/2021

Eagles lose pair to Griz

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team completed a month of February they will want to maybe forget with a pair of losses to Montana last week. The Eagles dropped a 65-53 decision Feb. 18 in... — Updated 2/25/2021

EWU volleyball rallies past Montana - twice

CHENEY — With a pair of rallies from 0-2 set deficits, Eastern Washington’s volleyball team posted a sweep of Montana with 3-2 match wins Feb. 21 and 22 at Reese Court. After losing 25-18 and 25-22, to open their Feb. 22... — Updated 2/25/2021


Eagle wins over Griz twice as nice

CHENEY — Call them matched bookends — identical victories over the Griz. Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball team moved closer to defending their Big Sky Conference title... — Updated 2/25/2021


A new look

Cheney High School cheerleaders Chloe Hewes, Morgan Hayes, McKinley Gerard and Emma Miller (right to left) provide inspiration and an example of proper mask wearing during the... — Updated 2/25/2021

Spokane County Raceway operator steps aside

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Citing the inability to come to an agreement to negotiate a different lease term, Spokane County Raceway operator Craig Smith will step away from the facility leaving both the 2021 season, and the track’s... — Updated 2/25/2021

Can city really determine accurate occupancy

The Feb. 11 article in the Cheney Free Press entitled “Occupancy, water conservation ordinances head to council,” brings the following question to my mind: How can the city check to see that occupancy rules are being... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

Biden's China policy must be confrontational and competitive

The dominant view of China in both Washington and in American public opinion is that the United States faces an increasingly ruthless Chinese leadership, requiring that U.S. policy restrain if not contain China’s malevolent... — Updated 2/25/2021

Impact of 500,000 lessons learned

Monday marked an event I never dreamed I would see in my lifetime. Somewhere in the late morning, the United States crossed the threshold of 500,000 of our fellow American men and women killed by the coronavirus. If you had told... — Updated 2/25/2021

McKinstry Foundation donates $500,000 to EWU's Catalyst program

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University has received a $500,000 donation from the McKinstry Charitable Foundation that will help drive faculty and student research at the new Catalyst building on the South Landing of the... — Updated 2/25/2021

EWU planning for mostly in-person fall courses

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University interim President David May has announced a target date of July 1 for the return of university staff to the Cheney campus. The university has already announced it is planning for the... — Updated 2/25/2021


Cheney Congregational Church Greetings, Cheney friends! Our congregation continues to worship online for the time being. We have live Sunday morning services on Zoom at 10 a.m. followed by a virtual coffee hour. You can request a... — Updated 2/25/2021


Tonia Carruth

Tonia Carruth 1975 – 2021 It is with great sadness that the Carruth family announces the passing of Tonia Carruth, 45, on Feb. 15, 2021. Tonia was born on Aug.21, 1975 to Eddie... — Updated 2/25/2021


Phyllis Elizabeth Wilkerson

Phyllis Elizabeth Wilkerson 1925 -2021 Phyllis Elizabeth Wilkerson, 95. Born June 12, 1925 in Chicago Ill. to Edward and Kathryn Sayler. Went to be with our Lord on Feb. 16,... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


Ione Nita Behm

Ione Nita Behm (1926-2021) Ione Nita (Howe) Behm, 95 of Cheney, Wash. passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 14, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was one of nine... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


James Goodrich

James Goodrich (1943- 2021) James Goodrich (77) peacefully passed away at the Cheney Care Center in Cheney, Wash., on Feb. 3, 2021. He was born June 23, 1943 in Vernal, Utah to... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


M. James Kintschi

M. James Kintschi 1930 - 2021 It is with joy in the promise of our Lord's gracious gift of eternal life that we announce the passing of our Dad, Morris James (Jim) Kintschi, into... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

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