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Berlin student notices major differences in America

CHENEY- Noah Fleri, is a 16 year old high school junior from Berlin, Germany who is being hosted at Cheney High school this year. Fleri's host parents while he is here are Cody... — Updated 1/6/2022


Cheney High school students rank high in Future Farmers of America competition

On December 15, at Cheney High school, several students participated in a competition called The Sub-District Leadership Development Event for Employment Skills and Extemporaneous... — Updated 1/6/2022

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Presents with a Purpose Serves 80 Cheney students this year

Former long time Cheney resident Andrew Graham, 26, is a real estate agent who is still making a difference in his hometown with Presents With a Purpose. His organization began... — Updated 1/6/2022

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Eastern grad engaged to 'The Bachelorette'

CHENEY – An Eastern Washington University graduate was the winning suitor on the reality television show, “The Bachelorette.” Nayte Olukoya won the affections of Michelle Young, the bachelorette, a 28-year-old elementary... — Updated 12/30/2021


Cheney library offers art shows, science and story times

CHENEY -- The local library is offering artists a chance to be creative and display their artworks in a mini art show and virtual art show in January. The mini art show is where registered participants are asked to submit a 3-inch... — Updated 12/30/2021


Christmas services on tap

CHENEY -- Several area churches are hosting special Christmas Eve and Christmas services this weekend. Here is the list of churches and the services offered: Airway Heights  Airway Heights Baptist church, 12322 W. Sunset... — Updated 12/23/2021


Latvian student enjoying Cheney 'variety'

CHENEY – A Latvian girl spending the year as an exchange student here says she likes the variety Cheney High School has to offer Paula Upeniece, an 18-year-old senior from... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Locals step up for Cheney Care Center seniors

CHENEY – The Santa to Senior donation and Letters for Senior Citizen drives are running through Dec. 11 for indigent residents at Cheney Care Center. Led by the Cheney Centennial Lions Club, the Santa to Senior drive’s most com... — Updated 12/9/2021


Chile student learning her way around area

CHENEY — An exchange student from Santiago, Chile, is enjoying her time here and learning her way around. Catalina Meneses, a 15-year old junior, is being hosted by local teacher... — Updated 12/9/2021


Local girls help Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

CHENEY – Several local girls from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1st Ward are helping mothers and babies at Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane. The girls have helped with poster design, made collection boxes... — Updated 12/9/2021


Scouts selling Christmas trees in Cheney

CHENEY -- West Plains Boy Scout Troop No. 356 is selling Christmas trees and wreaths again this year. "This year business has been great," troop Secretary Kristin Weaver Bowman... — Updated 12/9/2021


Free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Speakeasy has good turnout

CHENEY — The Speakeasy restaurant hosted its first free Thanksgiving dinner for the community Thursday, Nov. 25. The dinner, held to honor the local police and fire personnel, consisted of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and... — Updated 12/2/2021


Small Business Saturday successful for some

CHENEY - Small Business Saturday sales showed shoppers returning to some area businesses this year after more than 20 months of coronavirus restrictions. The Owl Pharmacy in Cheney... — Updated 12/2/2021


Libraries named 'Neighborhood Champions'

CHENEY — For the sixth year in a row, the Cheney and Medical Lake libraries have been named “ Neighborhood Champions” for their support of small businesses. “As a Neighborhood Champion, the library is an ambassador for the... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Cheney firm delivers Capitol Christmas tree

CHENEY - A local company has successfully delivered the national Christmas tree to Joint Base Andrews in Andrews, Md., near the Capitol. The 84-foot tree, harvested in Northern... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Sugar Mamas to offer baked goods in Cheney

CHENEY — A new bakery has opened in the city just in time for the holidays. Sugar Mamas Bakery recently opened at 1831 First St., owner Stacia Harrington said. Harrington, 34, is a long-time resident who said she wanted a catchy... — Updated 11/24/2021


Cheney hosts exchange student from Lebanon

CHENEY – A foreign exchange student from Beruit, Lebanon, said she is enjoying her time at Cheney High School. Tala Daouk, 16, is a junior staying with host family Scott and... — Updated 11/24/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Cheney students host collecting food

CHENEY - The high school Key Club has joined forces with the Washington Army National Guard and Bridge 58 to feed area families this winter. The Guard Against Hunger food drive... — Updated 11/18/2021


Bazaars, sales kick off Christmas shopping season

CHENEY – The Christmas shopping season will be ushered into the area following Thanksgiving, with at least three shopping events taking place in Cheney and Medical Lake. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, local businesses will participate... — Updated 11/18/2021


Cheney girls win state floriculture contest

CASTLE ROCK – Five Cheney High School girls won Future Farmers of America awards for their floriculture group presentations Nov. 6. The girls are 15-year-old sophomores Madison... — Updated 11/18/2021


Cheney hosting student from Spain

CHENEY - An exchange student spending the year here from Spain is finding she likes the local high school. "It has a lot of things that let you socialize with people," Coral Manjon... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Veterans Day observance set for Thursday

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — There will be a Veterans Day Cemetery Flag Placement and Wreath Laying observance at George White Cemetery at 9 a.m. Thursday. Several local organizations will be attending, including members of the Airway... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Artists Studio Tour to feature nine local artists

MEDICAL LAKE — Nine artists from Medical Lake and Cheney will be featured in the upcoming 11th annual Artists Studio Tour. The studio tour is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. On this free, self-guided public tour,... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Spokane Tribe Casino completes expansion

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The Spokane Tribe Casino recently completed a 20,000-square-foot expansion along U.S. Highway 2. This $30 million expansion doubles the size of the current casino floor and consists of gaming areas, such as sport... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Sarah Stephens    News

Cheney hosting three Danish students

CHENEY – A trio of 16-year-old foreign exchange students from Denmark are living here with host families and studying at Cheney High School this year. Camilla Eriksen of Aarhus,... — Updated 11/4/2021


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