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Windsor-area Cheney schools go into lockdown

CHENEY -- Two Cheney School District facilities were put in lock down this morning, Nov. 8, over reports of two individuals with weapons on a nearby road. Superintendent Rob... — Updated 11/8/2019

EWU students stage anti-abortion/LGBTQ counter protest

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University students staged a counter protest in response to three anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ speakers who appeared on campus late Thursday morning,... — Updated 11/7/2019

Transgender discussion Nov. 13

On Nov. 13, Keio Cunningham will discus understanding and welcoming transgender members in communities where they aren’t always assumed to be present. Join this interactive discussion, “Transgender Identity in Community” at... — Updated 11/7/2019

Cheney Exxon robbed at gunpoint

CHENEY – Police are still looking for one, possible two males who held up the Exxon service station at 630 W. 1st St. on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6. Police spokesman Sgt. Nate... — Updated 11/7/2019

Medical Lake contest generates over 400 pounds of candy

MEDICAL LAKE — Re*Imagine Medical Lake’s second annual Fall Festival was a hit. The candy competition winners were Wispies Hair Salon, Whispering Palms Massage and Medical Lake... — Updated 11/7/2019

Medical Lake interchange detour planned this week

The Washington State Department of Transportation will be detouring traffic from Interstate 90 through the Medical Lake interchange ramps between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 – 8 while precast... — Updated 11/7/2019

Winter prep

Children at Sunset Elementary School look over some of the 422 coats collected and distributed through the annual Cheney Coat Drive. Some 360 coats were given away... — Updated 11/7/2019

Family of man killed on State Route 902 sets up Go Fund Me page

CHENEY — Clay Randall died suddenly and unexpectedly on State Route 902 just east of Medical Lake on the evening of Oct. 22 when he was partially ejected from his truck when it... — Updated 11/7/2019

Veterans Day observances on the West Plains

Several organizations and schools will be hosting Veterans Day observances beginning this Thursday in Medical Lake and continuing on Monday, Nov. 11 Airway Heights VFW Post 3386 will be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Post members... — Updated 11/7/2019

Cheney revenues keep growing

CHENEY – Total governmental revenues are slated to continue on an upward trend in the 2020 budget, thanks mostly to construction taking place in the city and surrounding areas.... — Updated 11/7/2019

Cheney football season ends with loss to Pullman

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Pullman defense shut down Cheney and West Valley in the Greater Spokane League’s Kansas City tiebreaker Tuesday night to stay alive in the Class 2A high... — Updated 11/8/2019

Cardinal football season ends as it began

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinal’s final game of the season Friday night, Nov. 1, against the top-seeded Deer Park was in many ways a game of opposites. While Deer Park was at 6-0... — Updated 11/8/2019

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College football Saturday, Nov. 9, EWU at Idaho State, 1:35 p.m. College men’s basketball Saturday, Nov. 9, EWU at Seattle... — Updated 11/8/2019

Cheney swimmers win districts

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor PULLMAN – Cheney High School’s girls swimming team showed that numbers and talent can go a long way – long enough to earn the Blackhawks a district championship in competition last weekend... — Updated 11/8/2019

Cheney volleyball to state playoffs

CHENEY - The Lady Blackhawks volleyball squad took it to both East Valley and Clarkston in Great Northern League post-season play, beating both in straight sets before going five... — Updated 11/8/2019

Cheney drops West Valley for D7 soccer title

CHENEY – The Blackhawks and West Valley girls' soccer teams have battled each other all season long for the top spot in the Great Northern League – and things were no different... — Updated 11/8/2019

Cardinal XC team sends 10 to state

CHEWELAH - The Medical Lake cross country crew ran their best at the Northeast A League district championships at the Chewelah Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 2, sending 10 varsity... — Updated 11/8/2019

Blackhawks boys' runners take second at regionals

COWICHE – The Cheney High School boys’ cross country team continues to up their game as the state meet approaches. The Blackhawks earned their first District 7 title since 2015... — Updated 11/8/2019

Thanks Cheney for another successful coat drive

You did it again, Cheney. It will be a warmer winter for many thanks to the hard work and generosity of the Cheney community. A total of 422 coats were donated to this year’s coat drive. Of those, 360 were given away at three... — Updated 11/8/2019

You can't legislate a good economy

Mr. Daugharty (Letters, Oct. 17) clearly needs help interpreting history (and economics). Indeed the passage of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was necessary at the time — it established minimum wages at 25 cents an... — Updated 11/8/2019

Programs could help veterans become the next generation of producers 

With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, military veterans have a key role to play as the nation looks for the next generation of producers.... — Updated 11/8/2019

Who is governing the country these days?

The House has decided to make the closed door inquiry an official impeachment process. The headlines indicated that they had enough votes to unveil their activities. I heard rumors that some Democrats were going to vote against... — Updated 11/8/2019

Don't use taxpayer resources to campaign

To taxpayers, it’s just plain common sense. Elected officials, government employees and supporting boards and agencies cannot use taxpayer resources to campaign for or against a... — Updated 11/8/2019

TALK 2 seeks community survey input

TALK 2 Healthy Choices community coalition was created to serve the communities of Airway Heights and Cheney (the communities serving Cheney High School).   The coalition is conducting a survey that asks residents about their... — Updated 11/7/2019

Movin' on up - to the Greater Spokane League

CHENEY – While many aspects of local school enrollments may be unclear at this point, one thing is for certain — Cheney High School sports will be changing leagues and... — Updated 11/11/2019

Hallett Elementary students receive awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of October. This month’s character trait: responsibility. PACE: Responsibility awards Kindergarten Ainsley... — Updated 11/7/2019

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Nov. 11 Feed Medical Lake is serving meatloaf, carrots, mashed potatoes/gravy and parfait on Mon. Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. Groceries distributed 4:15 p.m. There will be a special treat for children in attendance.... — Updated 11/7/2019

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 5, 2009 More than 700 Eastern Washington University students were treated for flu-like symptoms in advance of the normal flu season since school season started in September. Medical Lake School District held a... — Updated 11/7/2019


Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites you to join us in worship Sunday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.  Katie Walter, Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and adjunct professor at Whitworth University... — Updated 11/7/2019

Barry Vern Tilson

Barry passed away on Oct. 20, 2019, following a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Thanks to Hospice, he was at home in Lincoln, Wash., surrounded by family and friends at the... — Updated 11/7/2019

Ernestine Hilton

Ernestine Isadora McMillan Hilton, age 99, died on Oct. 27, 2019, at her home in Cheney surrounded by loved ones. Ernestine was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Asotin, Wash. to Myrtle Mae... — Updated 11/7/2019

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