Heated mask discussion at school board meeting

CHENEY – A conversation regarding contingency plans due to rising COVID-19 infection rates elicited an impassioned response from community members at the Sept. 9 School Board meeting, including an attendee who was asked to... — Updated 9/16/2021

Remembering 9/11

On Saturday, Fairchild Air Force Base personnel observed the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., with... — Updated 9/16/2021

Losh to lead West Plains chamber

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The West Plains Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Mark Losh recently joined the chamber as the new executive director. "I am very excited about... — Updated 9/16/2021

WSU orders 4-H volunteers to get vaccinated

PULLMAN – The Washington State University Extension Office is applying the governor’s Wuhan coronavirus vaccination requirement to all 4-H volunteers. In a letter dated Sept.... — Updated 9/16/2021

Two local businessmen recognized

CHENEY – Two local businessmen have been honored for their community service work. Tom Jarms of Jarms Hardware and Dennis Williams of System Transport were presented awards for... — Updated 9/16/2021

Sits with hogs

Carter Baldwin of Medical lake hangs out with his 6-month-old hog, “Buddy,” a Hamp X breed. “I have to feed him. Walk him, and give him a whole bunch of mud so he can cool down in the hot sun,” Baldwin said. Baldwin... — Updated 9/16/2021

The rise of arrogance and the need for 'Sense'

Arrogance is running wild in Olympia. It has consumed the State Legislature and the office of governor. This article addresses only the arrogance, not the specific policies, of these institutions. It is time for Uncommon Sense.... — Updated 9/16/2021

Shot order for 4-H volunteers goes too far

Talk about a bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur. On Sept. 3, Washington State University Extension Office Director Vicki A. McCracken took it upon herself to dictate that all... — Updated 9/16/2021

Heat but no light at School Board meeting

The Sept. 8 Cheney School Board meeting had some heat. Public comments were heard and limited to the opening minutes. These comments may be delivered in person or emailed prior to the meeting. An angry parent at the meeting... — Updated 9/16/2021

Book Clubs returning to Medical Lake library

MEDICAL LAKE — Local Book Clubs are returning to the Medical Lake branch of Spokane County Library District. Organizational meetings are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The meetings are... — Updated 9/17/2021

Charity event raises $1,000

CHENEY – The booths and chairs of the Speak Easy restaurant (formerly Willow Springs) were filled with an assortment of clowns, flappers, and gangsters Friday night to raise... — Updated 9/16/2021

Wheat Foundation offers scholarships

CHENEY -- The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to children of... — Updated 9/16/2021


Workshop writers are often challenged to write a short piece on a prompt while in session. They are given 7-10 minutes to write, then share their work with each other. During a recent session, the prompt was “bread.” Though... — Updated 9/16/2021

Joel Edward Hughes

Joel Edward Hughes Sept. 19, 1979 – Sept. 8, 2021 Joel Edward Hughes went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8th, 2021. He was born on Sept. 19, 1979 in Montclair Calif., moving to... — Updated 9/16/2021

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