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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Cheney sets water, internet and transportation as priorities

CHENEY – The state Legislature began its 60-day short session on Monday, Jan. 13, and legislators will be hearing from a lot of people on a lot of issues over the next two... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education 

EWU Entrepreneurship Program receives national honors

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University's Entrepreneurship Program has received the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship's (USASBE) 2020 Top Emerging... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports 

Blackhawks drop one to East Valley, two to the weather

OTIS ORCHARDS – The Blackhawks boys and girls varsity basketball teams each dropped a game last week — with the weather taking the rest. Heavy snow on Friday postponed a visit... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports 

Golden Feather to take over Reese Court Saturday

CHENEY – The Blackhawks achieved a milestone last year in the annual Golden Feather Spirit Game with Medical Lake — they finally won the spirit contest. The competition renews... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports 

Cheney swimmers win three

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys swimming team chalked up three more wins in league action last week at Eastern Washington University’s pool. Cheney swam to wins over Selah,... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports 

Blackhawks move ahead in gymnastic standings

CHENEY – The Blackhawks gymnastics team improved its Greater Spokane League record to 3-9 with wins in meet competition Dec. 18 and Jan. 7. In both cases, the wins came over... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports 

EWU football player's death apparent suicide

GRIDLEY, CALIF. – The high school alma mater of Eastern Washington University freshman lineman George Becker released a statement over the weekend saying the former Bulldog died... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Education 

School board updates fees, fines and charges policy

CHENEY – School board members passed revisions to a policy regarding student fees, fines and charges at an otherwise light agenda for its first meeting in 2020 last Wednesday,... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

West Plains Angels cap year with big events

CHENEY – It’s was a busy year for the charitable organization, the West Plains Angels, in 2019, and while president Tony Blount is planning on even more fund raising events in 2... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Tribe moves forward with plans

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – For many standing in the audience gathered around a three-tiered cake at the Spokane Tribe Casino, this day didn’t seem possible. The casino kicked off a... — Updated 1/16/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Cheney snow crews tackle hills

CHENEY -- With an expected lull in the snow fall over the next few days, Cheney snow plow crews will move from keeping arterials open to clearing residential side streets. Public... — Updated 1/14/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

EWU football player's death apparent suicide

GRIDLEY, CALIF. – The high school alma mater of Eastern Washington University freshman lineman George Becker released a statement over the weekend saying the former Bulldog died... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Road conditions prompt school delays

WEST PLAINS -- Cheney and Medical Lake school officials have announced a two-hour delay to the start of classes today due to road conditions caused by last night's snowfall. Cheney... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Snow postpones basketball games

CHENEY -- Heavy snowfall postponed Friday's Blackhawks boys and girls basketball games with Pullman. Those games have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, in Cheney with the... — Updated 1/11/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks swimmers open with wins

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys swimming team got the 2019 portion of their schedule off to a good start, opening the campaign with a 2-1 record. Cheney earned wins over Selah,... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cheney snaps streak with win at North Central

CHENEY – The Lady Blackhawks shot just six free throws and made five last Saturday night at 3A Greater Spokane League North Central, but none bigger than the final two by Tylin... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Blackhawks rally in fourth, knock off West Valley

CHENEY – It took a fourth-quarter comeback for the Blackhawk boys’ basketball team to earn their first winning streak of the season, even if it is only two games so far. Cheney... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion

A healthy community expresses itself

It’s the New Year, and with that come the traditional New Year’s resolutions. I’m not a proponent of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve tried them in the past a couple times... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Moving prep period

Electricians fine tune the lighting in Cheney High School’s new weights and fitness room in preparation for housing the school administrative staff, which were moving into the... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Dealing with living conditions

CHENEY – The question of home occupancy has dogged the city for years. On Monday, Jan. 6, City Council and Planning Commission members held a joint session to discuss options for... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Vandalism viewed as hate crime

CHENEY – Police department investigators have decided to charge one of the suspects in a Dec. 9-10 vehicle vandalism spree with one count of malicious harassment — Washington st... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Several ideas for West Plains Christmas tree disposal

WEST PLAINS – Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are over, and now there’s a big piece of bare foliage taking up space in your living room. What do you do? On the West... — Updated 1/2/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Census takers needed in Spokane County

SPOKANE COUNTY – The U.S. Census is just around the corner and Census Bureau officials are looking for several hundred temporary workers to help collect data from people who do... — Updated 1/2/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Another lawsuit filed over Airway Heights' water

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Contaminated water around Fairchild Air Force Base has generated another lawsuit. Melissa Commodore filed a $4 million lawsuit against the U.S. Department of... — Updated 1/2/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News

Sopwith Christmas

You can’t go wrong with Peanuts character Snoopy in anything, as the family of Allie Speziale demonstrated as part of their Christmas lights display. The Speziale home at 2218... — Updated 1/2/2020

 

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