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Council OKs Well 3 changes

Cheney’s City Council approved a fourth change order to the city’s Well 3 drilling project at its Jan. 8 meeting — a change that officials believe while increasing the cost of drilling a new well will actually decrease the project’s overall...

Medical Lake, County Fire District 3 consider merger

The city of Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 are discussing a merger due to an increasing number of no-response calls by the city's all-volunteer fire department. The Medical Lake Fire...

Cheney fire department busy in 2019

It’s not quite three weeks into the new year, and already 2019 is shaping up to be a busy time for Cheney’s fire department. Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said department personnel have already responded to four fires — including a fire on...

COUNCIL HOLDS ALKI STREET PUBLIC HEARING AT JAN. 22 MEETING

The Cheney City Council will hold a public hearing on ordinance X-58, “Development Moratorium South of Alki Street,” at it’s regular meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 22. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 606 2nd St....

Finally - a feather

Cheney cheerleader Evie Rowe hoists the Golden Feather trophy in jubilation as fellow Blackhawks students celebrate the school’s first spirit contest win in the annual game with Medical Lake....

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 7 A wallet was found on the 600 block of 2nd Street. Jan. 8 Unlawful issuance of a bank check was reported on the 100 block of 1st Street. Trespassing was reported on the 400 block of 1st Street. Suspicious circumstances were reported...

Falling short with fire funding

The fire service motto may be "adapt and overcome," but most firefighters probably thought that applied to burning buildings and emergency situations, not budgeting woes brought on by years of...

Going from calm to chaos in two seconds

Fate and scheduling conspired to put Cheney Police Department dispatcher Ben James at the center of a couple of 2018’s biggest events. And for those closer to the action, the combination that...

Lee Bennett to step down in June

This year will be Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett's last on the job as he makes plans to retire from his position by the end of January 2020, he announced Jan. 14. Bennett has been in law...

Airway Heights training chief heads to District 3

The Airway Heights Fire Department will have to say goodbye to one of its own at the end of this month, as training chief Alex Turner leaves for a captain's position with Spokane County Fire...

Big Sky country part 2 - Eagle men face Montana State

Eastern will have plenty more time to savor its last victory, but head coach Shantay Legans prefers to embrace the extra rest and practice time afforded his team.  With a full eight days between...

Medical Lake boys unable to overcome top-ranked opponents

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew found themselves on the receiving end of two losses in league and non-league play last week, giving up a total of 147 points against Deer Park and...

Blackhawk wrestlers hope for Great Northern championship title

Cheney’s boys wrestling team is slowly readying itself for the league championship, collecting a 54-21 win over Pullman Jan. 9 and ranking fifth as a team Jan. 12 at Ellensburg’s Ray Westberg Invitational. Head coach Jason Connor said the team...

Sports injuries don't damage long-term quality of life

Over the weekend, scientists in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics released a study examining the “health-related quality of life” of teens who had suffered concussions or bone fractures while participating in sports. The results indicated...

Lady Blackhawk gymnasts fine-tune their mat skills

Cheney High School’s inexperienced gymnastics team fought hard at University High School on Jan. 10 but couldn’t quite measure up to Spokane’s larger schools, coming in fourth place in the tournament with 108.350 points. The Lady Blackhawks...

Lady Blackhawks lose see-saw Spirit Game at charity stripe

For Cheney High School interim head coach Roxie Smith, last Saturday’s Golden Feather Spirit Game hook up with West Plains rival Medical Lake felt more like a seesaw volleyball match than...

McGee leads EWU track and field at Vandal Indoor Invitational

The Eastern Washington University track and field teams continued their success in the second indoor meet of the year at the Vandal Indoor Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 11-12).  "It was...

Cardinal girls overcome turnovers to win annual Spirit Game rivalry

The Medical Lake Cardinal girls brought home a 64-58 victory from the annual Spirit Game competition in non-league play against the Cheney Blackhawks in a tough game before a roaring crowd at Eastern Washington Universities Reese Court on Saturday....

Cardinal boys fall in Spirit Game

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew came away empty handed on Saturday in non-league play after losing 80-62 to the rival Cheney Blackhawks at their annual Spirit Game competition, held this year at Eastern Washington University's Reese...

Eagles announce 2019 football schedule

Eastern Washington University has completed its 12-game football schedule in 2019 with the addition of a road game at Idaho on Sept. 21 and a non-conference home game vs. Lindenwood on Sept. 7. The schedule was announced Friday (Jan. 11) by Eastern...

East Coast seaports are ramping up their capabilities

While many eyes are on trade talks between our country and China, America’s port leaders are positioning their seaports to compete for increasing volumes of container traffic. After container shipments surged in November — primarily from...

It's hard to ignore Trump - even when necessary

Democrats are sometimes faulted for not having a positive policy message — just anti-Trumpism. But how can one discern whether that’s true when reliable mainstream news is so dominated by President Trump’s bizarre, dishonest, vindictive and...

Look beyond border to solve immigration

We Americans like to think of ourselves as problem solvers of a sort. If something is wrong, or needs fixing, we feel we can get to the heart of the matter and figure out a solution that is best addressed to solve it. There is a problem with...

Cheney Little Guy wrestling fundraiser is a success

Cheney Hawks Little Guys Wrestling Club just concluded their first-ever, two-weekend Christmas Tree recycling fundraiser, which has been deemed a great success. This would not have been possible without the generous support from our neighbors in...

Crisis is in the White House, not on the southern border

I don’t see any major crisis on our southern border with Mexico. In my strongest opinion, I  see the crisis itself, as  D.J. Trump.  People who are a danger to themselves or to others are in need of psychiatric intervention and possibly being...

Shutdown proves one thing: our government is truly broken

It looks as if the current government shutdown will set a new record with no end in sight. President Trump has avowed that he will not end the standoff unless there is funding for his wall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is just as adamant that there...

Cheney School Board handles housekeeping issues

The Cheney School Board took care of several housekeeping measures at its Jan. 9 meeting, honoring its former president and hearing the first reading of a significant transportation policy revision. The board kicked off the meeting by presenting a...

'Frontera' print exhibit at EWU Gallery of Art

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present “Frontera,” an exhibition of prints by 27 artists running Jan. 24 through Feb. 28. An opening reception will be held Wednesday,...

Cheney High fall quarter students of the month

Cheney High School has released its list of students of the month for fall quarter 2018. Students of the month for October were Abigail Scott, Camber Moad, Hannelore Hammel, Tatiana Balakirev, Aiden Hatcher, Charles Johnson, Chasen Letellier, Ryan...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1894, Cheney population was 1,000. Learn more about our area’s history at w...

West Plains Briefs

Free women’s self-defense class offered on Jan. 26 Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Club will be partnering with West Plains Karate to host a free women’s self-defense class. The event will be hosted on Jan. 26 at... Full story

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 29, 2009 The Cheney City Council voted to demolish the Wren Pierson Community Center when cracked support beams in the multipurpose room raised safety concerns. Crews from all over the region responded to an overturned semi-truck...

Feed Medical Lake offers more than a meal

Some arrived in the basement of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Medical Lake for the camaraderie and community. Others came for the chicken and dumplings. Whether for friendship or a hot meal, the...

From the archives: 1979

A firefighter enters a burning building in Cheney from the second...

From the archives: 2009

Firefighters and paramedics gather at the scene of a semi-truck that flipped on a tight corner on State Route...

Birds of the Feather

On Saturday, Jan. 12, Cheney broke an 11-year losing streak, taking home the coveted Golden Feather for the most school spirit. Cheney High School assistant cheer coach Olivia Hovater shoots video of...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Our worship service on Sunday at 10 a.m. is open to everyone. This week’s sermon by pastor David Krueger-Duncan is a continuation of the series on “Taking Noah Seriously.” Following the service everyone is invited...

Jessica Jo Earley

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, our beloved Jessica Jo Earley (McDaniel) was called too early to her heavenly home after complications following the Dec. 29 birth of her youngest daughter. Jessica was born... Full story

Grant D. Murie

Grant D. Murie, age 78, died at 1:25 p.m, on Jan. 11, 2019, following a long battle with COPD. Grant was born June 24, 1940, in Billings, Mont. to the late George David and Lydia Agnes Bowen Murie.... Full story

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