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State issues boating fire safety guides

Olympia – As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires occurring on boats can... — Updated 6/23/2022

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State issues boating fire safety guides

Olympia – As the state’s boating season continues and more residents navigate the waters for fun and sun, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office asks that you voyage responsibly and safely. Fires occurring on boats can... — Updated 6/23/2022

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Cheney and Medical Lake bid seniors adieu

Despite changes of venue and starting time, Cheney and Medical High School graduation ceremonies came off without a hitch this past weekend. The 114th Blackhawks commencement, that... — Updated 6/16/2022


Local high school seniors set to graduate

CHENEY— Hundreds of Cheney and Medical Lake students will put their high school days in the rear view mirror this weekend and transition to their next stage of life. Valedictorians and salutatorians from both institutions were as... — Updated 6/9/2022

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Bus drivers wanted

Cheney— The Cheney School District (CSD) is looking to add bus drivers to its transportation fleet. CSD Superintendent Rob Roettger said regular and substitute drivers are needed. “As you are most likely aware, school... — Updated 6/9/2022


Cheney High Track

CHENEY – Kai York-Akiu had an outstanding State Meet finishing second in the Boys High Jump with a mark of 6–04. Konner Dobosh took sixth in the Boys Javelin competition with a throw of 173–06. Teammate Curran Moore placed... — Updated 6/2/2022

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Local woman and child injured in accident

CHENEY—Ashley Christensen, 35, and her 9-year-old daughter were transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center on Thursday, April 21, with unspecified injuries after Christensen’s car was hit head-on in a Spokane Valley... — Updated 4/28/2022

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LaCrosse Farmers Festival set for June 24-26

LaCROSSE – The annual Farmers Festival returns to town June 24-26. This year, the theme of the event is “Back to our Roots.” This year’s Farmers Festival will kick off, Friday, June 24, with a cruise-in featuring classic... — Updated 4/8/2022

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Sen. Schoesler calls transportation bills 'unfair'

OLYMPIA – A trio of transportation bills passed Friday night by the Senate, including the chamber’s supplemental transportation budget and a new package of transportation projects, received “no” votes from 9th District... — Updated 3/3/2022


Blackhawks victorious on Senior Night

CHENEY - How do you go from being a senior cut from the Blackhawks basketball team to the most celebrated player on "Senior Night?" Paul Carpenter found out! When the team held... — Updated 2/17/2022


Fourth quarter woes derail Blackhawks Boys and Girls Basketball

Despite playing one of their best games of the year, the Cheney Boys dropped a 59-53 contest Tuesday night, Feb. 1, to strong, physically aggressive Lewis & Clark squad. The first half of action favored the Blackhaws as they took... — Updated 2/10/2022

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Man arrested for newspaper threats

NEWPORT – A Pend Oreille County man has been arrested in connection to threats he allegedly made against the Cheney Free Press and Spokesman-Review newspapers. James E. Gandy, 47, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on... — Updated 2/3/2022


U-High edges Cheney girls, 37-32

CHENEY — The University High Titans edged the Cheney Blackhawks, 37-32, in girls basketball action Tuesday, Jan. 25. The narrow loss comes as Coach Ken Ryan has seen a turnaround... — Updated 2/3/2022


Blackhawks boys fall to Ferris

SPOKANE -- The Cheney Blackhawks boys basketall team had to again play one of the GSL’s best with an incomplete roster, losing at Ferris 72-50, on Friday, Jan. 28. Cheney was still without their leading scorer and rebounder Evan... — Updated 2/3/2022


Saxon girls top Cheney, 54-29

SPOKANE -- The Ferris Saxon senior basketball players were celebrated royally by their faithful followers on Friday night, Jan. 28. And the veteran girls team showed their appreciation by putting on a great show and easily... — Updated 2/3/2022

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Rescuers pull man from icy lake

CHENEY – An area man is recovering after falling through the ice at Fish Lake Regional Park on Dec. 18. The 19-year-old man was rescued from the lake along Cheney-Spokane Road by Fire District No. 3 personnel. Fire district... — Updated 12/23/2021


Blackhawks host Lewis and Clark

CHENEY — Here are the Cheney Blackhawks results for the Tri-State wrestling tournament on Dec. 11: 120 – Fabian Torres (Ferris) pin Kendal Harman (Cheney), 5:03; Kendal Harman... — Updated 12/23/2021

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Holiday Hoopla set for Dec. 3

CHENEY — Holiday Hoopla will usher in the Christmas season here from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Santa Claus is expected to arrive on a large farm implement at the north end of the city, Cheney Merchants Association President... — Updated 12/2/2021


NE2B names all-league players

SPANGLE – The Northeast 2B has announced its all-league football players for the fall 2021 season. For the Liberty Lancers, juniors Brandon Finau and Aaron Roberts were named to the all-league offensive and defensive lines, and... — Updated 11/24/2021

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Olsen-Koziol joins Free Press news team

CHENEY – A Central Washington University graduate has been hired as a reporter by Free Press Publishing. Jonathan Olsen-Koziol, 30, of Spokane, started work as a Cheney Free... — Updated 11/18/2021

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High Court finds Inslee's veto unconstitutional

OLYMPIA – By a 7-2 ruling, the state Supreme Court on Nov. 10, found Gov. Jay Inslee’s partial vetoes of 2019 transportation budget unconstitutional. The decision came after the governor vetoed a sentence in the budget bill... — Updated 11/18/2021


Winless teams face off

CHENEY – The Blackhawks football team will wrap up the 2021 season at home Thursday night against the Rogers (Spokane) Pirates. Both the Blackhawks and Pirates are winless so far this season. Cheney (0-9) comes into the game... — Updated 11/4/2021

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Wellpinit cadets visits Fairchild AFB

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE — Wellpinit High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets visited Fairchild Air Force Base on Oct. 21 to learn first-hand about the different Air Force careers. “It was an awesome... — Updated 10/28/2021


Scotties shoot down Cardinals, 63-0

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinals boys football team returns home Friday night, Oct. 22, for a Homecoming gridiron grudge match against the Newport Grizzlies (2-4). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Cardinals will crown a Homecoming king... — Updated 10/21/2021

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Free Press brings home multiple awards

BELLINGHAM – The Free Press Publishing news and advertising teams brought home multiple awards from the Washington Newspaper Association annual meeting Friday, Oct. 8. Cheney Free Press reporter Paul Delaney led the effort on... — Updated 10/14/2021


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