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Active shooter training March 5

Do you know what to do if you or your family are caught up in an active shooter situation? The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free active shooter survival training course on March 5 at Whitworth Presbyterian... — Updated 2/20/2020

Arrest made in Deep Creek area shooting incident

DEEP CREEK – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a shooting incident on the evening of Feb. 11 north of U.S. Highway 2 and Brooks Road. After an investigation, deputies... — Updated 2/20/2020

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 10 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 700 block of West 1st Street. Michonda P. O’Brien, 36, was arrested on the 900 block of 1st Street on a Spokane Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear... — Updated 2/20/2020

West Plains Roasters - coffee in the relational format

CHENEY – For Andy LaBolle, coffee isn’t just something you drink to get started in the morning, or to top off a special dinner with friends. To the long-time area barista,... — Updated 2/20/2020

Storage facility was not what city paid for

CHENEY – Sometimes the low bid isn’t always the best bid. The city of Cheney received a reminder of this to the tune of a $42,429 bid for work replacing the metal roof of a covered storage facility for the Light Department at... — Updated 2/20/2020

Going native to protect water supply

CHENEY – City officials are taking several steps to address the strain on Cheney’s water system due to growth and a reduction in water supply — one of which is how the city looks when it comes to landscaping. To that... — Updated 2/20/2020

Round one to Cheney

CHENEY – Two of six counts in a lawsuit filed in October 2019 against Cheney and Airway Heights’ municipal courts have been dismissed by a Spokane Superior Court judge. At the City Council’s Feb. 11 meeting, city attorney... — Updated 2/20/2020

Stags continue mastery over Cardinals

If the Medical Lake girls’ basketball team has a deer in the headlights look lately there’s good reason. The Cardinals have faced the Deer Park Stags in three of their last... — Updated 2/20/2020

Deer Park rallies past Medical Lake

MILLWOOD — The “rubber match” between the Medical Lake and Deer Park boys basketball game didn’t remotely resemble the regular season matchups when these two Northeast A... — Updated 2/20/2020

Clarkston eliminates Lady Blackhawks from post season

CHENEY – The Lady Blackhawks 2019-2020 season came to an end last Friday afternoon in District 7 competition at University High School against a Clarkston team that might be... — Updated 2/20/2020

Blackhawks end season against Pullman

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys ended their season — both regular and post — against the same opponent last week: the Pullman Greyhounds. Cheney ended its season in the first round of District 7 play against the Greyhounds,... — Updated 2/20/2020

Sports Briefs

Moffett sets state record for points MEDICAL LAKE — Odessa’s Ryan Moffett set the all-time prep basketball state scoring record Saturday against Cusick. Moffett’s record is currently at 3,112, and counting. He has at least... — Updated 2/20/2020

Five Cardinals advance to State

DEER PARK — Medical Lake scored a fifth-place team finish and will send five wrestlers to Mat Classic XXXII, the WIAA High School State Wrestling Championships Feb. 21 – 22 in... — Updated 2/20/2020


CHENEY — The Blackhawks district champion wrestling team ran into tough Yakima Valley competition at regionals Saturday, finishing third overall in their home gymnasium. But two... — Updated 2/20/2020

Rocking hats

A pair of fans appropriately attired with curling rock hats take in the action at the USA National Curling Championships women’s finals last Saturday, Feb. 15, between Team... — Updated 2/20/2020

Mark primary ballot with most electable candidate

A few years ago, I attended a workshop on politics in San Francisco. One of the main ideas taken away from that event was the importance of enthusiasm. Washington state has tried to increase voter participation with mail-in... — Updated 2/20/2020

Herrick missed at Feed Medical Lake

With heavy heart the volunteers of Feed Medical Lake bid farewell to our fellow volunteer and friend, Roy Herrick, who passed away Jan. 23, 2020 after suffering from a stroke in July 2019. Roy was a diligent worker and our... — Updated 2/20/2020

Three cheers for the American Legion

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor The 2020 race for the White House is heating. It’s shaping up to be a referendum on America’s market-based economic system. The central question is government or the private sector going to... — Updated 2/20/2020

Rare opportunity to change districting

By LUNELL HAUGHT Contributor Washington has the opportunity to review and change the Redistricting Commission every 10 years. This is the group that works in the background making sure the wheels of democracy turn smoothly and... — Updated 2/20/2020

Westwood Middle School releases second-term honor roll

Westwood Middle School officials have released the names of students making the second-term honor roll. 8th-grade students Rebekah G. Aamodt 3.8, Guilianna L. Abel 3.2, Ava J. Adams 3.0, Mckenna J. Anderson 4.0, Sariah E.... — Updated 2/20/2020

Host families wanted for foreign exchange students

Forte International Exchange Association (FIEA) is seeking host families for visiting international students aged 15 – 17 years old from countries such as Brazil, Norway, China, and Germany for a semester or academic year. FIEA... — Updated 2/20/2020

Hallett Elementary students receive awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of November. This months character trait: Fairness. PACE: Citizenship awards Kindergarten Logan Remington... — Updated 2/20/2020

Medical Lake High School second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School students who earned a 3.25 – 3.49 grade point average during the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year were placed on the honor roll. Students achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher earned a place on... — Updated 2/20/2020

Cardinal alum establishes new scholarship fund

Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars (MLDFS) announced that Matthew Brzostowski, Ph.D., a 1976 graduate of Medical Lake High School, donated $15,000 to establish a new endowed scholarship in the sciences. Dr. Brzostowski, chief... — Updated 2/20/2020

West Plains BRIEFS

Book club meets Feb. 25 The next Cheney Book Club meeting will be held at the Cheney Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Mary Lou Wade will lead the discussion of the book “Where The Crawdads Sing,” written be... — Updated 2/20/2020

County Fire District 10 honors members

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – On Saturday, Feb. 1, Spokane County Fire District 10 and the Sunset Volunteer Firefighter Association hosted their annual member awards appreciation banquet. In... — Updated 2/20/2020

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 18, 2010 The Cheney Park Board discussed citizen-suggested options for a new community center to replace the one destroyed by winter storms in December 2008, including rebuilding the Wren Pierson Building at its... — Updated 2/20/2020


Cheney Congregational Church Adult education class during the season of Lent will encounter Jesus in the book of Luke. The class will follow a Lenten devotional that is optional. Classes begin March 1 at 9 a.m. Pastor Matt... — Updated 2/20/2020

Stanley Carl Cruse

Stan, son of Carl and Juanita Cruse of Cheney, having been ill since April, passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2020 with Margaret, his wife of 51 years, and his daughter Joanna by his... — Updated 2/20/2020

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