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 By Jill Weiszmann    News

Clean Sweep

Top: Volunteers Bonnie Eccles and Sue Beeman clean up debris at the Cheney Depot site last Saturday during the city's annual Clean Sweep. Bottom: Volunteers set up the prescription... — Updated 4/29/2021

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Frightful shoving off

The Golden Hills home of the Steve and Kym Grime family is decked out in a pirate ghost-ship theme and ready to receive its annual throng of thrill-seekers and trick-or-treaters.... — Updated 10/29/2020

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Cementing a home

Crews from Walker Construction poured the foundation for the relocated Cheney Depot last week. Once foundation and utility work is complete at the depot's new home on 1st Street,... — Updated 8/7/2020

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How cool can it be?

A young boy takes advantage of the first Parks and Recreation "Spray Day" by cooling off at Veterans Park under water provided by the Cheney Fire Department. Two more spray days... — Updated 7/16/2020

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Cheney Public Works Director Todd Ableman (above) and members of the Cheney Depot Society and Spokane Preservation Advocates worked for three hours Saturday morning, Feb. 8,... — Updated 2/13/2020


Candy Scramble

Handing out candy to children at parades is as American as mom’s apple pie, and the Cheney Rodeo Parade was no exception on Saturday, July 13, as a number of kids scrambled for... — Updated 7/18/2019


Kick up your heels

Cheney's Mayfest brought hordes of people to downtown Cheney May 10 - 12 to dance, play and celebrate spring. Left: Two young dancers practice their two-step to the musical... — Updated 5/16/2019


Fixing, cleaning out and sweeping up

More than 200 volunteers took part in last Saturday's Cheney Clean Sweep, the city's 12th annual day of cleaning up not only the city's public spaces but also residents' homes and... — Updated 5/2/2019

 By Jill Weiszmann    News

Shades of Christmas

The city of Cheney's Christmas tree is transformed into different shades of color as part of last weekend's Holiday Hoopla downtown. The tree, which has traditionally featured... — Updated 12/6/2018

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Street of screams

Steve and Kym Grime's home in Golden Hills is well-known for excelling at going to the ghouls and goblins at Halloween, and 2018 will be no exception as they and their neighbors... — Updated 10/25/2018

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Delicate hues

A jet's contrail is framed by the colors of the setting sun over Cheney wheatfields last Tuesday, Sept. 4.... — Updated 9/13/2018

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Citywide spring cleaning

Volunteers fanned out over Cheney last Saturday to help spruce up the city as part of the annual "Clean Sweep." Crews not only roamed city streets looking for garbage (top) but... — Updated 4/26/2018


Up close and personal

Lynn Wichman gets a first-hand look at the Seattle Seahawks Taima the hawk during the team's "12 Tour" stop in Cheney on Sunday. Seahawks players, cheerleaders and mascot Blitz... — Updated 6/30/2016

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Winter Wonderland

The trees, streets, buildings and landscapes throughout the city of Cheney and surrounding areas in the West Plains have become a winter wonderland, covered in snow and... — Updated 12/30/2015


Wash down

Kids got a chance to operate a fire hose during the Cheney Fire Department’s open house last Saturday. A steady flow of residents talked with firefighters, checked out their equipment from ladder trucks to medical kits and... — Updated 5/21/2015


Picking up in the neighborhood

Contributed photos by Over 300 volunteers fanned out across Cheney to pick up litter and collect items dropped off by residents during the eighth annual Cheney Clean... — Updated 4/22/2015

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No wasting candy here

The hazardous nuclear waste theme of the Steve and Kym Grimes' family's annual Halloween decoration failed to keep Trick-or-Treaters away as over 1,000 people visited the home in... — Updated 11/6/2014


Cheney pool 50th celebration

The city of Cheney took time last Saturday to celebrate the city pool's 50th birthday. Opened in 1964 at a cost of $150,000, the pool has proven to be a popular attraction over the... — Updated 8/7/2014


Watermelon Hill fire scorches area

Inferno behind "The Inferno" -- smoke from last weekend's Watermelon Hill fire provides a backdrop for Eastern Washington University's Roos Field and the Eagles red turf. Over 300... — Updated 7/25/2014


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