Sprague man arrested in child-sex case

SPRAGUE—A local man is facing six criminal charges after police allegedly discovered more than 100 files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a laptop in the man’s residence. Jonathan Ray Stocker, 42, was... — Updated 9/21/2023

Fairchild march honors prisoners of war

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Members of Fairchild Air Force Base participated in the observance of National Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day Sept. 14 by organizing and... — Updated 9/21/2023

Students take part in 'move-in day'

CHENEY - As move-in day unfolded at Eastern Washington University on Sept. 14 and 15, groups of students were seen walking around the Arevalo Student Mall, from Patterson Hall to... — Updated 9/21/2023

National Guard group leaving Fairchild

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE - Washington’s Army National Guard will soon relocate one of its aviation support facilities from Fairchild Air Force Base to the former Executive Flight building at Pangborn Memorial Airport.... — Updated 9/21/2023

West Plains Police Reports

The following incidents were reported in the Medical Lake between September 8 – 17: September 8 Assault at 227 S Washington St Medics called at 1111 N Edna St Lost property at 424 S Washington St Action required at 115 N... — Updated 9/21/2023

Scharosch appointed to bench

SPOKANE – Spokane County has a new court commissioner. Jerry Scharosch was appointed by Spokane County Superior Court Presiding Judge Julie McKay, effective Oct. 2. Scharosch received his undergraduate degree in geography from... — Updated 9/21/2023

Can't wait for No. 98

By my count, since originally being hired at the Cheney Free Press in July 2007, Eastern Washington has played 97 home football games. While the overwhelming number of those have been played at either Roos — or before that... — Updated 9/21/2023

Blackhawks still winless

CHENEY – If there's one thing that is at the forefront of Cheney High School football's now 0-3 start in 2023 it's a single word that transcends virtually every part of what has... — Updated 9/21/2023

Slow start for Cards in Newport loss

MEDICAL LAKE – Newport quarterback Hank Kirkwood had a hand in five scores, three on his own runs as the Grizzlies rolled past Medical Lake 45-13 in the opening of Northeast A... — Updated 9/21/2023

Liberty ruins Colfax's Homecoming

COLFAX - Two of the Northeast 2B league's winless teams squared off Friday night, Sept. 15, here, with the visiting Liberty (Spangle) Lancers taking home the win. The Colfax... — Updated 9/21/2023

Medical Lake girl runners race to third

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Medical Lake girls cross country team finished third and the boys fifth in their divisions at the Les MacDowell Invite hosted by Asotin High School. The Cardinal girls have attracted statewide attention... — Updated 9/21/2023

Eagles tame Lions, 40-29

CHENEY - Conventional wisdom suggested that in order to earn its first win of the season the Eastern Washington football team needed to start fast. The Eagles did exactly the... — Updated 9/21/2023

For Cheney football, it's 'finish, finish, finish'

CHENEY – The difference between Cheney football's 3-7 finish in 2022 and earning a couple of additional victories was not a lot. A half-dozen additional touchdowns, perhaps?... — Updated 9/21/2023

Eastern Sports Briefs

GOLF Eastern finishes Golfweek Fall Challenge PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. — The third round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge finished Sept. 12 where Eastern Washington women’s golf finished in 16th with a total score of 921.... — Updated 9/21/2023

Cheney boys, girls win Apple Ridge Invite in Yakima

YAKIMA – The Blackhawks boys and girls cross country teams dominated the Apple Ridge Run Invite on Saturday, Sept. 16, winning both divisions. Cheney won the boys division with a... — Updated 9/21/2023

Cheney girls win two, lose two

PULLMAN – The Cheney girls volleyball team struggled to keep up with the Pullman Greyhounds in a non-league match Sept. 7. The Greyhounds swept the Blackhawks, 3-0. Set scores... — Updated 9/21/2023

Banning diesel truck is reckless

There is an axiom: Don’t let “the perfect” get in the way of the good! That is important to remember when it comes to improving our air quality. While climate activists want to banish all fossil fuels to control greenhouse... — Updated 9/21/2023

Ag laws show first-world mindset

The phrase “first-world problems” has become a punch line – a throwaway statement because it is uttered by people with plenty of gadgets, a reliable food supply and a secure roof over their heads. It has also dulled our... — Updated 9/21/2023

Voting Democrat will make things worse

I was born in Spokane and raised on a small ranch west of the city. My parents were lifelong Democrats. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Democrats had a much different party. Let’s look at today. If you vote for Democrats every... — Updated 9/21/2023

Do you feel safer?

Do you feel safer? Over the past few years, our state has witnessed a steady rise in several types of crime. This has caused serious harm in many communities on both sides of the state, and many Washingtonians continue to live in... — Updated 9/14/2023

State score low on freedom index

Pullman Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories recently published its 2023 Index of Freedom report. The report ranks all 50 states based on government efficiency, regulatory freedom and energy resiliency. The... — Updated 9/14/2023

Service to America avoids student debt

There is an axiom: Don’t let “the perfect” get in the way of the good! That is important to remember when it comes to improving our air quality. While climate activists want to banish all fossil fuels to control greenhouse... — Updated 9/14/2023

'Gag order' issued on gas rates

For several months, drivers and businesses have had to endure the sharp increase in fuel prices since the state’s cap-and-trade program – or “cap-and-tax,” as I like to call it – went into effect Jan. 1. But consumers,... — Updated 9/7/2023

Farmers became heroes in wildfire

I want to write to you to hopefully be allowed to show recognition and appreciation to the farmers who saved our homes in the Four Lakes area, specifically around Medifor, Taylor and Medical Lake Four Lakes Roads. If it was not... — Updated 9/7/2023

Trump fulfills emotional needs for supporters

Early in Barack Obama’s presidency, Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his most important achievement would be to make Obama a one-term president. Ever since, McConnell has opposed anything Democrats... — Updated 9/7/2023

Workers deserve right to work

As you shop for back-to-school supplies for your kids, consider this: The clerks, shelf stockers, truck drivers and factory workers who make that possible can all be legally forced to pay money to a union or else be fired. You... — Updated 9/7/2023

Body camera contract approved

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A contract renewal between the Police Department and Axon Enterprise Inc. was unanimously approved Sept. 18 during the City Council meeting. The renewed five-year contract will cost the city $135,224.03.... — Updated 9/21/2023

Malden city revival celebration considered a success

MALDEN - Between 60-70 people attended the second Malden and Pine City Revival on Saturday, Sept. 16. Event organizer and The Pine Creek Community Restoration Long-Term Recovery... — Updated 9/21/2023

The art of canning

I have a long history of canning. I grew up on a small farm and I can’t remember a time when my mother didn’t can garden produce in the summertime. I wonder how many thousands of beans I have snipped in my lifetime. I know as... — Updated 9/21/2023

Special Olympics benefits from Liberty Lake event

LIBERTY LAKE – Several groups gathered in the Meadowwood Technology Campus for the Cops, Cars and Cruisers event on Sept. 16 hosted by the Liberty Lake Police Department. The event was held, and proceeds went to help the... — Updated 9/21/2023

Local artist closing studio

CHENEY – An internationally known sculptor will be closing his studio soon as he prepares to move to Wenatchee. Richard Warrington, Owner of Warrington Studios said he has been... — Updated 9/14/2023

Writers Workshop

My story comes from the distant past, so I apologize for any mistakes of memory or misrecollection or misinformation that may occur. Any errors are my own. My eldest daughter was always keen to grow up fast. It was not surprise... — Updated 9/14/2023

Community Briefs

Coat drive underway CHENEY — The Helping Cheney Community Coat Drive is underway. Residents can donate new coats until Oct. 22 at local schools, churches and businesses. Free coats in all sizes will be available from 9 a.m. to... — Updated 9/14/2023

African Children's Choir to stop in St. John on Sept. 24

ST. JOHN – Area residents can look forward to multiple opportunities to see an international choir that will be coming to tour the Spokane area. The African Children's Choir, is... — Updated 9/15/2023

Gardening By Osmosis

Oh my, are the kids really back to school already? Now September is flying by. It will soon be Halloween and frost on the pumpkins. Harvest your Jack-o-lantern candidates and winter squash before a hard freeze penetrates the... — Updated 9/14/2023

Cheney drama program active again

CHENEY – For the first time since the COVID pandemic swept through, Cheney High School will have an active drama program this year. According to the new program director, Michael... — Updated 9/14/2023

Lawrence Alan Jones

Lawrence Alan Jones went to Heaven on Sept. 3, 2023. He passed away from liver disease surrounded by his loved ones. Larry was born in June 1960 at Carswell FIFB, Texas to Colonel... — Updated 9/21/2023

Juanita (Wannie) Hagel

Juanita (Wannie) Hagel: A Life Well-Lived and Cherished Juanita Elizabeth Hagel, affectionately known as "Wannie," gracefully departed from this world on Aug. 22, 2023, surrounded... — Updated 9/14/2023

David Berne Barnard

David Berne Barnard passed away on Aug. 28, 2023, shortly after reaching his goal of celebrating his 100th birthday. He was the 2nd of 3 children born to Burton and Dorris... — Updated 9/7/2023


Clark Leland Messex, 85, peacefully passed away Aug. 21, 2023, in Spokane, Wash. Clark was born in Missoula, Mont, Aug. 31, 1937, to Leland C. and Gladys (Reinhardt) Messex. Clark... — Updated 8/31/2023

Gerry Lynn Holdway

Gerry Lynn Holdway beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother went to be with the Lord on Aug. 3rd, 2023 after battling cancer. She was born to Thomas Simonton and... — Updated 8/17/2023

Buell Felts monument unveiled

SPOKANE VALLEY – A monument to honor the accomplishments of Buell Felts has been finished, placed, and finally unveiled on Sept. 15. According to Rae Anna Victor with the... — Updated 9/21/2023

Valleyfest coming this weekend

SPOKANE VALLEY - Valleyfest is scheduled to happen from Sept. 22-24. A lot of the festivities will take place at CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Mirabeau Point Park. There will also be activities at Plante’s Ferry Sports... — Updated 9/21/2023

New reporter joins Valley News Herald

SPOKANE VALLEY - A new reporter joined the ranks of the Valley Herald on Sept. 11. An Eastern Washington University graduate, Clare McGraw, 28, earned a Bachelor of Design in... — Updated 9/21/2023

Hit-and-run driver arrested

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Deputies have made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run incident that took place on E Mission Avenue near N Bowman road on September 18.... — Updated 9/21/2023

Search for missing adult leads to discovery of dead body

SPOKANE VALLEY - In a shocking turn of events during the ongoing search for a missing adult in the picturesque Dishman Hills trail system, search and rescue volunteers made a grim... — Updated 9/18/2023

Man goes missing in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY - Search efforts by the Spokane Valley Deputies to locate Daniel A. Pronkin, 22 have come up empty. Pronkin's unexplained disappearance and the discovery of his... — Updated 9/18/2023

Kramer overpass officially opens

LIBERTY LAKE – A project that has been in the works for years has finally been completed. The city of Liberty Lake along with several speakers ushered in the new overpass during... — Updated 9/14/2023

One man killed in rollover near Rockford

ROCKFORD - A man was killed in a crash near Rockford on Sunday evening, September 10. Jackie Thompson, 60, of Spokane Valley, was pronounced dead at around 12:03 p.m. on State... — Updated 9/14/2023

Man goes missing in Spokane Valley Vehicle found abandoned

SPOKANE VALLEY - Search efforts by the Spokane Valley Deputies to locate Daniel A. Pronkin, 22 have come up empty. Pronkin’s unexplained disappearance and the discovery of his... — Updated 9/14/2023

Multi-time convicted felon arrested by SWAT team

SPOKANE VALLEY- According to reports a suspect was arrested for burglary and malicious mischief on September 9. In the afternoon of September 9, Spokane Valley Deputies and a SWAT... — Updated 9/15/2023

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