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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 11, 2018 

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...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 11, 2018 

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 developed...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 11, 2018 

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...

 

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 withi...

 

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 easily downed the Knights...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 11, 2018 

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...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    October 11, 2018 

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...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 4, 2018

Cheney council OKs SRO contract

Cheney’s City Council gave its approval at its Sept. 25 meeting to renewing a contract with Cheney Public Schools to supply a school resource officer to the district. Unlike previous contracts where the officer floated between the district’s...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 4, 2018

Cheney dog park organizers kick off fundraising efforts

Proponents of a dog park in Cheney got their fundraising efforts off the ground last Saturday with a "Doggy Dash" event at Crunk's Field. The event billed as a "family friendly, pet friendly 5K walk/r...

 

Politicians playing politics? Well, yes

I always find it fascinating when someone accuses politicians of playing politics. Webster’s first reference for the word politics describes it as a.) the art or science of government; b.) the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 4, 2018

Cheney depot in line to receive large state grant

The Cheney Depot Society received good news in late August from the Washington State Historical Society that their project to purchase and relocate the historic former Northern Pacific station was...

 

Cheney shuts out Cascade for fifth straight win

It may have not been the most pretty of offensive efforts, but the Cheney High School football team found a way to put another "W" in the win column last Friday night. On an evening where Blackhawks'...

 

Native, not lush lawns

Cheney’s Planning Commission got an overview of proposed landscaping regulations officials would like to implement in order to encourage water conservation in the city. The regulations would apply to all residential developments as well as...

 

Cheney Nazarenes celebrate past, look to future

Cheney's Church of the Nazarene's final service marking their 100th-year anniversary was aptly titled for a congregation that seems to always be doing something to move forward. "Celebrating the Next...

 

Blackhawks storm back for late win at Cashmere

Mekhai Goodloe made the most of his eight carries for 30 yards last Friday night in Cashmere. The senior tailback rushed for three touchdowns, and quarterback Alex Long passed for two more as the Blackhawks overcame a first-quarter deficit to down...

 

Blackhawks runners duel stiff competition at Battle of 509

Cheney High’s boys and girls cross country teams clashed with a tough field of schools from across the 509 area code — and even outside — in the second Battle of the 509, held last Saturday at Fairways Golf Course outside of Four Lakes. The...

 

Cheney leadership unplugged

The city of Cheney is without another major player in its administrative ranks. Light Department Director Steve Boorman has left the city to take a position with the city of Idaho Falls. Boorman is the second department head to leave Cheney this...

 

Cheney is hush-hush about WWTP land deal

The Cheney City Council took the unusual step of holding a executive session at the beginning of its Sept. 11 meeting, rather than near the end. After hustling people out of the room for 15 minutes, the council reconvened and approved a short...

 

Are you ready?

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop prepares to lead hundreds of this year's freshmen class in the annual Pass Through the Pillars ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17. Sept. 19 was the beginning of...

 

Getting ready

Cheney's cheerleaders prepare to welcome the Blackhawks football team prior to their Sept. 14 game against Shadle Park at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. Cheney prevailed 42-40 for a...

 

Stroll through dining

One of two deer nibbles on a bush at a residence along Washington Street near Eastern Washington University's Red Barn last Friday evening....

 

Blackhawks edge Shadle Park in thriller at Roos

Quarterback Alex Long threw five touchdown passes, four to senior wide receiver Luke Martin, and Cheney ran up 430 yards in total offense as the Blackhawks outlasted visiting Greater Spokane League...

 

Blackhawk boys down West Valley with largest victory margin

The Cheney High School boys cross country team got its Great Northern League schedule off to a good start with a 25-34 win over West Valley at Millwood Meadows last Wednesday. A young Blackhawk girls squad fell to the host Eagles in their...

 

Cheney softball puts the student with the athlete

Short column this time around, and for good reason. This Crunch Time is designed to highlight one of the good aspects of amateur sports. We call them student-athletes, not athletic-students. There’s a reason for that — namely the student part...

 

CHS vs Shadle Park online gallery 092018

Cheney High School's football team stretched it's 2018 season record to 3-0 with a thrilling 42-40 win over visiting Shadle Park on Sept. 14. The Blackhawks made a goal line stop of a Highlanders'... Full story

 

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