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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 25, 2018

New Medical Lake council finally convenes

The newly-constituted Medical Lake City Council convened for the first time in 2018 on Jan. 16. Well, almost that is. Under the leadership of a familiar face in the mayor’s chair, Shirley Maike, and re-ordered in their seating arrangement in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

The abbreviated Tom Trulove

Even Tom Trulove's short resume is long, although in Pullman mayor and fellow academician Glenn Johnson's view, that's pretty good. "I sometimes read (resumes from professors) 14-18 pages long,"... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

Commission gets economic outlook

Is Cheney ready for a KFC? Maybe, but right now, it’s likely Kentucky Fried Chicken isn’t ready to be in Cheney. This and other aspects of local economic development were part of the Cheney Planning Commission’s Jan. 8 meeting. The meeting...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 25, 2018

Airway Heights council hears pitch for disc golf

At the Jan. 22 study session in Airway Heights, the City Council was pitched the idea of bringing disc golf to the area. In citizen’s comments, Erin Johnson, a part of the youth disc golf association, talked to the council about the idea of having...

 

Cheney levy percentages corrected

In a letter to the editor in last week’s Cheney Free Press (Jan. 18) it was stated incorrectly that the percent of the Cheney School District’s budget paid for by the levy is 21 percent. The actual percentage is 13 percent....

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 25, 2018

EWU Downtown Gallery hosts Mardi Bras

The Eastern Washington University Downtown gallery is hosting the Second Annual "Mardi Bras" event. The organization helps the women at Volunteers of America's Hope House and Transitions' Women's Hear...

 

CHS senior all-nighter hosts fundraiser at Northern Quest

The Cheney High School senior all-nighter committee is hosting another fundraiser to help raise money for the event at the end of the school year. The next fundraiser is Texas Hold ‘Em Night at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Feb. 10 at 5 ...

 

Library workshops show seniors how to navigate tricky financial terrain

Financial planning can be tricky and overwhelming. Yet planning ahead allows you to outline your wishes, care for your family, and make the best decisions for your future. In a free workshop series at two Spokane County Library District locations,...

 

Leo Spilker takes seat on ML school board

The newest member of the Medical Lake School Board is a familiar face in town. Leo Spilker earned the nod in last November’s general election with his victory by a 55.5 to 43.8 percent margin over incumbent Kelly Fouts for Pos. 1. Spilker has been...

 

Showing appreciation

Members of the Medical Lake School Board look over a variety of gifts and tokens of thanks presented to them at their Jan. 23 meeting as part of "School Board Appreciation Night." The board was read...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    January 25, 2018

Cleone's Closet receives Washington Federal check

Cleone's Closet, a food bank in Airway Heights, has recently received another generous donation from the community. Washington Federal Bank donated a $1,000 check to Mable Dunbar, the organizer of...

 

Spokane International sets record for passenger, cargo volumes

Spokane International Airport announced that 2017 established new record totals for passengers and air cargo activity. According to a Jan. 23 news release, passenger count totaled 3,550,912, exceeding the previous record of 3,472,901 reached in...

 

Famed comedian Jay Leno comes to Northern Quest

American comedian, actor and most notably television host Jay Leno will bring his laugh-out-loud humor to Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion for two shows on Sunday, May 6. Sho...

 

News Briefs

Alert deputy intervenes to stop suicide attempt A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy is being credited with thwarting a suicide attempt in a West Plains parking lot. Deputy Brad Humphrey noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Airway Heights Walmar...

 

Seniors acknowledged

Cheney High School swimming head coach Jennifer Hochwalt and the eight seniors on her squad embrace during Senior Night at the double-dual meet with Grandview and Prosser last Thursday. Six...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

School district begins high school permit process

Cheney School District officials have submitted an application to the city to begin the permitting and review process for the proposed expansion and renovation of the district's high school. Comments...

 

Safely manage insects on indoor plants

Winter can be hard on gardeners and our indoor plants. Low light, shorter days and dry air stress our houseplants while helping insects thrive. Don't despair if insects have moved in and your plants...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, Jan. 28 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Coffee hour follows the worship service in the fellowship hall. Christian education for children through adults begins at 9 a.m. You may...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 24, 2008 Medical Lake Police Chief Tony Harbolt announced his resignation from his five-year run as chief of the city police force. The Medical Lake PTSO was celebrating its 10th...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1918, the Church of the Nazarenes acquired land for their church. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

Introduction to Buddhism program is part of the 71st Northwest Buddhist Convention

Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.. Cost is $50, $25 for students – pay at the door. Convention takes place at the Red Lion HotelAt The Park, 303 W. North River Dr., Spokane. This is especially appropriate for anyone curious about...

 

Catching up with Medical Lake's 'Chip' Kepka

James Kepka, more commonly known as "Chip," graduated from Medical Lake High School's Junior ROTC program in 1999 and went on to WSU's ROTC's program. After graduation he was commissioned as an office...

 

Rep. Dye introduces broadband legislation

Ninth District Rep. Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) has introduced new legislation addressing the increasing need for essential broadband services in counties across the state. According to a Jan. 18 news release, Seattle has access to gigabit speeds and the...

 

Wayne Hull

Wayne Hull passed away in Spokane on Jan. 19 from complications of the flu and pneumonia. He was born March 18, 1927 in St. John, Wash. and spent his early years in Cheney.  He joined the Navy in... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    January 25, 2018

Eastern student commits suicide

An individual believed to be an Eastern Washington University student apparently took his own life after a short chase through Cheney by area law enforcement. In a Jan. 23 news release, Cheney police department Capt. Rick Beghtol said on the evening... Full story

 

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