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Department of Ecology issues drought advisory for most of the state

OLYMPIA - Following an extremely dry couple of months, the Department of Ecology has issued a drought advisory for most of Washington state, including all areas east of the Cascade... — Updated 6/10/2021

 

Holy's pandemic healthcare workers bill now law

OLYMPIA — A bill sponsored by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Cheney, helping health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic took effect immediately upon Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing of the measure May 12. The law created by... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

Gere named statewide Athlete of the Week

CHENEY – A local swimmer has been named Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week. Blackhawk’s junior Jade Gere earned the honor as a member of the Cheney High School girls swim and dive team. Gere... — Updated 4/8/2021

 

Six West Plains students on Whitworth honor roll

SPOKANE — The following undergraduate students have achieved Provost’s Honor Roll status for the fall 2020 semester at Whitworth University. To be named to the list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average... — Updated 1/28/2021

 

Broemmeling named director of business development

SPOKANE – Former West Plains Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Toby Broemmeling has been named the new director of business development at business coaching and consulting services firm Champion Empire. According to a news... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

Amazon officially opens fulfillment center

WEST PLAINS – The Amazon Fulfillment Center on Geiger Boulevard officially opened last Sunday, almost two years after breaking ground on the West Plains. The 640,000-square-foot facility near the Interstate 90/Medical Lake exit i... — Updated 6/18/2020

 

NEWS BRIEFS

Enrollment is open for Washington’s GET Program  Olympia—The state’s GET program is now open for a new enrollment period, providing Washington families an opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their... — Updated 11/8/2018

 

Eagles open with OT soccer win

Emma Vanderhyden's corner kick goal in the 95th minute of overtime gave Eastern Washington a 1-0 non-conference soccer victory over Cal State Bakersfield at home on Friday, Aug.... — Updated 8/23/2018

 

News Briefs

Armored truck involved in SR 904 accident Icy conditions due to the heavy snowfall last Wednesday led to a one-vehicle accident on State Route 904 involving a lot of money. At approximately 11:30 a.m. a Loomis armored truck... — Updated 2/22/2018

 

Delaney Hodgins adds name to record book

In the span of one week, Eastern Washington University basketball teams had two brand new all-time scoring records broken. The most recent came Feb. 1 when Delaney Hodgins became... — Updated 2/8/2018

 

News Briefs

Feed Cheney and the Souper Bowl of Caring Feb. 4 is Super Bowl Sunday and volunteers with the nonprofit organization Feed Cheney are inviting the community to take part in the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” to raise funds... — Updated 2/1/2018

 

Lynn Hickey named Eastern Washington's interim athletics director

Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has named veteran athletics administrator Lynn Hickey to serve as EWU's interim athletic director while the university begins... — Updated 2/1/2018

 

Education briefs

Moore earns degree from Stephen F. Austin Kelsey Moore of Fairchild Air Force Base received a bachelor of science in human sciences from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas, during commencement exercises in Ma... — Updated 6/29/2017

 

Hudson named Betz principal

Cheney Public Schools has selected Carla Hudson as the next principal of Betz Elementary School. Hudson is a 1988 graduate of the University of North Texas, received her post-graduate university education diploma from Rhodes... — Updated 5/11/2017

 

Gerber, Jacobsen and Schoenleber place in state FBLA conference

The Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed at the 2017 State Business Leadership Conference in Spokane April 19-22. The chapter sent seven... — Updated 4/27/2017

 

Education briefs

Cheney and Medical Lake scholars honored Students from Cheney and Medical Lake high schools were among the many graduating seniors honored at the 25th annual Spokane Scholars Banquet, April 17, at the Spokane Convention Center.... — Updated 4/20/2017

 

News Briefs

Alcohol abuse subject of Airway Heights meeting April is Alcohol Awareness Month. On Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the Washington State Al-Anon Family Groups, District 2 Public Outreach will be presenting “Do You... — Updated 4/13/2017

 

News Briefs

Help a Cheney neighbor get yardwork done this spring In conjunction with Cheney’s annual community cleanup day, Cheney Clean Sweep, area residents may nominate an elderly or disabled friend, neighbor, or family member for free... — Updated 4/6/2017

 

ML woman identified in structure fire fatality

In a March 16 news release, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of a woman who passed away in a March 14 structure fire as Cherie Wilson. The release lists smoke inhalation as the cause of death.... — Updated 3/23/2017

 

News Briefs

Lecture to demonstrate how Washington ‘rocks’ Dr. Eugene “Gene” Kiver, Eastern Washington University professor emeritus of geology, will give a free public lecture based on his latest book “Washington Rocks” on Monday,... — Updated 3/23/2017

 

Cheney Middle School FBLA chapter competes in Regional Winter Conference

The Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter competed at the 2017 Northeast Regional Winter Conference, held Feb. 4 at the Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley. Eleven students from Cheney Middle School... — Updated 3/2/2017

 

Education briefs

West Plains residents make WSU president’s list Several West Plains residents made the Washington State University’s president’s list. Airway Heights — Rylie Ann Porterfield. Cheney — Kyra Angeline Allen, Ryan Michael... — Updated 2/23/2017

 

Education briefs

Cheney School District schedules snow make-up days The Cheney School District recently had three school closures related to weather and road conditions. This district will use the following days to make up for the closures: Feb.... — Updated 2/9/2017

 

DeGruy to hold diversity workshop at EWU

Internationally renowned educator and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy, Ph.D., will hold a special workshop at Eastern Washington University on topics of cultural sensitivity and diversity, as well as areas of mental and ecological resili... — Updated 2/9/2017

 

Education Briefs

Pendleton and Simonsen on dean’s list Cheney High School alumna Kelly Simonsen and Medical Lake High School alum Jonah Pendleton made the George Fox University’s dean’s list for fall quarter. Simonsen is currently studying... — Updated 1/26/2017

 

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