Boundless

Cheney High School drill team member Sienna Spencer performs with the Blackhawks marching band during halftime of last Friday's Homecoming game against East Valley. The band's show, which they also...

Commission OKs Alki land swap

Expressing feelings of frustration, Cheney's Planning Commission approved a request during a public hearing at its Sept. 10 meeting to swap the zoning of land along Alki Street slated to be...

High-speed car chase in Airway Heights

The Airway Heights Police Department engaged in a high-speed vehicle pursuit on Oct. 3, chasing a suspect in multiple stolen vehicles all over the city before apprehending him along Highway 2. The pursuit began on South Lawson Street when...

Record yields for 2018 Eastern Washington wheat crop

The first indication that the 2018 wheat harvest has been pretty good for farmers across the northern tier of Washington state is visible to those who travel Interstate 90 near Four Lakes. There, at...

'Moving Wall' discussion dominates ML Council

The planned visit of the Moving Wall Vietnam War tribute next June will have the blessing and backing of the city of Medical Lake. Just how that happens, however, will remain somewhat up in the air following the Oct. 2 meeting of the Medical Lake...

The one that almost got away

A wayward campfire has been determined the cause of a wildland fire that sprang up quickly last Tuesday in south Cheney, threatening several businesses and scorching almost 30 acres of woodlands before being contained. Cheney Fire Chief Tom Jenkins...

Former EWU Deputy Police Chief Gasseling laid to rest

Gary Gasseling, the former deputy chief of the Eastern Washington University Campus Police Department and the man with an ever-present smile, was laid to rest on Oct. 6 at the Latah Cemetery in...

News Briefs

Five injured in SR 902 crash A two-car collision on State Route 902 east of Medical Lake sent five people to the hospital last Friday. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, a 2014 four-door Honda Accord driven by Eric L. Thompson, 59,...

Unexpected visitors

You never know what you are going to see at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. A flock of Great Egrets (also known as the common egret, large egret, great white egret or great white heron) were...

Eastern faces physical Weber State on the road

The Eastern Washington University football team ventures into unfamiliar territory for its players - Ogden, Utah. Because of scheduling wrinkles across the broad footprint of the Big Sky Conference,...

Bradbury, Newport crush Medical Lake

Just as advertised, Danny Bradbury was everything the Medical Lake football staff thought he would be, and he proved it in a very convincing manner on his home field in Newport’s 50-13 Northeast A League win last Friday night. Newport, coached by...

After win and loss, Lady Blackhawks prepare for East Valley

The Lady Blackhawks varsity soccer team overcame Clarkston 2-1 in a Great Northern League game on Oct. 2, but struggled to find their footing against West Valley Oct. 4. Junior defender and forward Mackenzie Huotari was a standout on the pitch...

Cheney wins sixth straight, 36-0 over East Valley

Cheney High's defense turned in their second consecutive shutout and the offense showed juggernaut potential as the Blackhawks rolled over visiting East Valley 36-0 for a Homecoming win in Great...

Lady Blackhawks crumble to Clarkston, win over West Valley

The Lady Blackhawks volleyball team had an inconsistent week, losing 3-2 to Clarkston on Oct. 2 after a vicious battle but easily overcoming West Valley on Oct. 4. The team battled into the fifth set in an away Great Northern League match against...

Cheney girls swim team devours opponents

The Cheney High School girls swim team thoroughly thumped Selah at their Oct. 9 meet, sweeping the competition 123-49 and winning every event. Freshman Janie Richards gave a particularly strong...

Blackhawks sweep East Valley in GNL cross country

Cheney High's boys cross country team stayed on track to contend for a Great Northern League season title with a convincing, 22-35 win last Wednesday over visiting East Valley on the 5,000-meter...

NFL disciplinary policies certainly could use additional work

I grew up in a pro-football household. Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday was spoken for, and often the other days were filled with pre- and post-game analyses. The game featured heavily in the background of every holiday gathering and weekend...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY Saturday, Oct. 13, Inland Empire Championships, Lewiston, Idaho, 10:30 a.m. Santa Clara Bronco Invite, Sunnyvale, Calif. COLLEGE...

Medical Lake runs strong at 'Hole In The Wall' invite

Medical Lake’s boys and girls cross country teams got the lickin’ they expected last week, but then turned things around to have solid finishes in an important invitational race. “Lakeside did pretty much what I thought, and we did the same...

Anthony has District 3 commissioner qualities

I have never known Robbi Katherine Anthony by any other name, but that would have not mattered to me. Regardless of what her name is, it only takes one conversation with her to know that she has a beautiful mind. It takes a special kind of someone...

Initiatives are grassroots democracy at its best

Tis the season. We have four seasons in Eastern Washington: basketball season, dry season, fire season and political season. We are slowly making it through the season for politics. As bad as it seems, it could be worse. We could be in a...

'Breaking news and Tuesdays' really makes us frown

Back in the 1970s, brother and sister pop singing duo Karen and Richard Carpenter had a memorable hit song, “Rainy Days and Mondays.” It seemed to play all the time and lamented that those two times “always get me down.” There’s a...

'Love Letters' is an excellent character study

If you haven’t already seen StageWest’s current production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” do yourself a favor and grab some friends to go see it with you this weekend. It’s not a mushy romance, but rather a character study of two...

What does responsibility mean to me?

My name is Pebbles Choe, and I have attended the Medical Lake School District for my entire young school life. And currently I attend Medical Lake High School as a freshman. Last year, while I was attending Medical Lake Middle School, I had the...

Jessa Lewis is needed in government

From the first time I heard Jessa Lewis ask for support in her run for state senator in the Sixth Legislative District in a talk given in Airway Heights I was almost stunned. I remember thinking, “This woman will succeed at whatever she sets her...

Community response to fire appreciated

We would like to express our most sincere thanks to several people and organizations for their immediate response and assistance involving the wildfire Tuesday at State Route 904 and Mullinex Road. We were staying in the Peaceful Pines RV Park...

Cheney students struggle with Common Core

Cheney residents looking at the state's 2018 test scores may be alarmed, as the average score on standardized assessments for incoming sixth- and ninth-graders nosedived from the mid-70s to the low...

A royal evening

Nathan Hagreen and Sara Nanny were crowned as Cheney High School's Homecoming royalty during halftime of Friday night's football game with East Valley. The Blackhawks...

Eastern Washington welcomes largest first-time freshman class

Eastern Washington University has enrolled a record number of first-time freshman for the fall 2018 quarter, and the overall student body headcount and diversity remain strong. The freshman class this year totals 1,758 new students. This not only...

Lloyd exhibit asks us to confront prejudice of all sorts

Photographer Robert Lloyd's "Path to Tolerance: Mixing Media, Messages, and Metaphors" exhibit at Eastern Washington University's Downtown Student Gallery is all about pointing out the prejudice...

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • Oct 19, Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant Clinic and Information Booth, Cheney library, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. • Oct. 19, Terror Trot 5k/1-mile walk, EWU’s Reese Court, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. • Oct. 20, Leather Crafts: Mystery Braid Bracelet,...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

On this day 100 years ago in 1918, over 100 cases of the Spanish Influenza were reported in Spokane County. City schools were closed and Cheney’s movie theater went dark. The Normal School remained open so that students would not carry the...

Plan and plant this fall for three months of color

It's time to think spring and get busy planning and planting for months of colorful blooms. The key to getting a continuous parade of spring flowers is to plant bulbs that bloom at different times....

Running on adrenaline

Last week I was granted the privilege of spending some time at the Airway Heights Fire Department with a few of its on-duty volunteer firefighters. The day I was there, they didn't receive an...

Medical Lake announces 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame

The addition of four new members to the Medical Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame brings the number in the group to 53. They will be honored at halftime of the Oct. 12 Cardinal football game against Riverside, and officially inducted during a...

2018 Medical Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame

• Saturday, Oct. 13 • St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Medical Lake • Social: 5:30 p.m. • Dinner at 6:30 p.m. with induction ceremony to follow • Cost: $20 per person For additional information on the event contact Medical Lake athletics...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 25, 2008 The Cheney City Council considered used cameras to curb downtown vandalism. A city-owned vacant funeral home in Medical Lake required about $13,000 in unexpected asbestos removal. Cheney High School was named a School of...

Spirited performance

Cheney High School's marching band and drill team performed their competition show "Know No Bounds" during halftime of the Blackhawks Homecoming game last Friday. Top: Hannah Pieratt delivers a solo...

West Plains Briefs

Coats set for distribution Coats have been collected throughout the Cheney area and now it is time to distribute them. Anyone needing a coat for this winter is invited to come to Sunset Elementary School, 12824 W. 12th in Airway Heights, on...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon at 10 a.m. services in the church sanctuary on Sunday, Oct. 14. We are located at 423 N. 6th St. You are invited to attend and then join us in the fellowship hall for coffee...

Payback with back-up QB:

Eastern checked off its first payback last Saturday with a 55-17 win at Roos Field over 2017 co-champion Southern Utah. The Eagles found they did not skip as much as a beat last Saturday when... Full story

Payback with back-up QB:

Eastern checked off its first payback last Saturday with a 55-17 win at Roos Field over 2017 co-champion Southern Utah. The Eagles found they did not skip as much as a beat last Saturday when... Full story

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