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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 some goodies....

 

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 stylings of the Kelly...

 

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 personal items....

 

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 colored lights, was...

 

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 prepare to greet...

 

Delicate hues

A jet's contrail is framed by the colors of the setting sun over Cheney wheatfields last Tuesday, Sept. 4....

 
 By Jill Weiszmann    News    April 26, 2018

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 also waited for...

 

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 were on hand to sign...

 

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 ice....

 

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 enjoyed hot dogs,...

 

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 Sweep....

 

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 Golden Hills Friday...

 

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 years and enjoys...

 

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 firefighters...

 

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