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Strike up the band

The Cheney High School band provided entertainment at the home football game Friday night against University. Pictured from left, freshmen Rowan Svignemartin and Haley Pierce, and... — Updated 9/29/2022

Geiger Heights man named managing editor

CHENEY -- The Cheney Free Press has hired a new managing editor to lead coverage of the West Plains. Lucas Walsh, 33, of Geiger Heights, joined the newspaper staff Tuesday, Sept. 20. “To help contribute balanced and fair... — Updated 9/29/2022

Husband charged with first-degree murder

SPRAGUE-A Moses Lake man has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after the dead body of 53-year-old Theresa Bergman was found 12 miles northwest of the city off... — Updated 9/29/2022

Man arrested for wife's death

SPRAGUE – The U.S. Marshal Service has apprehended a man wanted in connection with the death of his wife. Charles Bergman, 54, of Moses Lake, was arrested Friday night, Sept. 23,... — Updated 9/29/2022

Two Rural Roads CLOSED Till Oct. 6th

SPOKANE COUNTY, Sept. 23, 2022 to Oct. 6th – ROADS CLOSED to through traffic only from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m: Depot Springs Road: from Cheney-Spangle Rd. to Short Rd. A county road crew is rebuilding and adding gravel to the... — Updated 9/29/2022

Medical Lake School Board approves ASB and lunch fee increase

MEDICAL LAKE – The School Board unanimously voted to increase the ASB annual fee from $15 to $25 during its meeting on Sept 27. Additionally, the Board voted unanimously to increase the Adult Lunch fee from $4.25 to $4.55. This... — Updated 9/29/2022

Blackhawks add to own demise

The University Titans left Cheney on Sept. 23 with a solid 27-8 Greater Spokane League football win where they rolled up nearly 300 total yards and got a pair of touchdowns from... — Updated 9/29/2022

Cardinals collect solid numbers at Nike XC

A group of Medical Lake cross country runners got to toughen up Sept. 24 at the Nike XC in Portland. This meet attracts dozens and dozens of teams and hundreds of athletes, many the crème-of-the-crop from the West Coast and the... — Updated 9/29/2022

Cheney soccer wins, loses tight matches

Cheney soccer was, perhaps, within a shot of a perfect week. The Blackhawks lost 3-2 on penalty kicks, Sept. 19 but followed with a 2-1 win over Central Valley (Sept. 21) and a rout of Rogers 13-0 on Sept. 24. Tied at 2-2 on... — Updated 9/29/2022

High School Sports Briefs

CROSS COUNTRY: Cheney boys, girls claim XC wins Cheney runners, both boys and girls, claimed two of three wins in a Greater Spokane League cross country quad dual Sept. 21 at Ferris. The Blackhawk boys were victorious over North... — Updated 9/29/2022

Riverside runs over Medical Lake

Jake Gaffaey scored three times, Tyler Lenze and Gavin Jaeger each had a pair of scores as the Riverside Rams beat Medical Lake 52-0 Sept. 23 in a Northeast A League game at Holliday Field. The Rams led 14-0 after one quarter and... — Updated 9/29/2022

Hibbs to ride at Iron Legacy

RITZVILLE – Saddle up. The Iron Legacy Ranch will host a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2, to help Miss Rodeo Washington Lexy Hibbs. The event will run from 1-5 p.m. at the ranch, 651... — Updated 9/29/2022

Locals compete play in world championships

The Brunettes/Spikes 70's AA slow pitch softball team, featuring players with West Plains ties finished second in a world championship tournament following play on Sept. 24 in Las... — Updated 9/29/2022

Locals celebrate Sprague Days

SPRAGUE-The annual Sprague Days celebration here was held Sept. 10-11. The weather was nice, and the parade was one of the longest in years for the event sponsored by the city and... — Updated 9/29/2022

Writers Workshop

She burst through the front door like a freight train on a clear track. He jumped out of his chair with a questioning look. She just smiled at him and said, “I have to get my Windex, Todd’s in the car!” “Who is Todd?... — Updated 9/29/2022


Church to start choir Cheney Free Press CHENEY – Cheney United Methodist Church is starting choir open to all singers in the community. “If you like to sing and don’t want it to be just for the shower, CUMC choir is looking... — Updated 9/29/2022

Gardening by Osmosis

Did September slip as quietly and quickly from your calendar as mine? I was just making my to do list for August and the month was gone. Fortunately or unfortunately, most of those things can still be done in September. Check... — Updated 9/29/2022

Cheney Merchants Association hosts "Revitalize Cheney" event

SEPT. 23 Revitalize Cheney, an event hosted by the Cheney Merchants Association (CMA), took place in the Historic District of Cheney on Sept. 23rd, 2022. The event showcased a few community members such as the local public... — Updated 9/29/2022

Cheney masons make much needed donation to 2nd harvest food bank

The Freemasons of Cheney donated to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank this month. This is nothing new to the Masonic Lodge, as they have been making annual donations to the food bank for... — Updated 9/29/2022

Wayne Just

Oct. 8th, 2022 @ 12:30 pm The Cheney Rodeo Grounds Join us in celebrating the life of Wayne Just. Wayne cherished his family and friends, and he was blessed to have an abundance of... — Updated 9/29/2022

Sandra Musser Belsby

Nov. 6, 1943 – Aug. 19, 2022 Sandy unexpectedly passed away on Aug. 19, 2022 in Spokane, Wash. She graduated from Medical Lake High School in 1962. She was the mother of five... — Updated 9/29/2022

Miles "Mick" Tareski

Apr. 7, 1962 – Aug. 7, 2022 Mick passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2022. Mick was born April 7, 1962 in Spokane, Wash. to David and Donna Tareski. He grew up in Cheney where... — Updated 9/29/2022

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