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 By Lee Hughes    News    February 7, 2019 

Public meeting illuminates area road projects

About 60 people braved a dark, wet Friday evening at Snowden Elementary School to ask questions, share concerns, and receive an update on planned summer roadwork on and near the Medical Lake...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    February 7, 2019 

Cardinal wrestlers head for regionals in Omak, Othello

It was a “pretty tough year” due to injuries that saw six state-level grapplers go down for the season, according to head coach Matt Leenhouts. But he was happy to report that his back-up squad...

 

Renting to buy

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter The Airway Heights City Council had a full agenda to address at their Feb. 5 meeting, getting a legislative update and approving some employee contracts but primarily deciding whether or not to approve a preliminary...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    February 7, 2019 

Airway Heights dedicates new engine

On Thursday, Jan. 29, volunteers with the Airway H eights Fire Department welcomed their new fire engine into service, soaping and rinsing the vehicle despite the bitter chill and then physically...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 7, 2019 

Church project would demolish Rosebrook Motel

Cheney’s planning department has issued a mitigated determination of non-significance for an application to combine two separate parcels on 1st Street into one for future construction of a church....

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    February 7, 2019 

Airway Heights ponders public art for Highway 2

The residents of Airway Heights were tapping into their artistic sides Monday, Jan. 29 at the city’s community meeting kicking of its US-2 Beautification and Public Art Program. The burgeoning program aims to address preferences for public art and...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    February 7, 2019 

Spokane International sets passenger record

The Spokane International Airport increased its traffic significantly in 2018, setting a new record for total enplanements with 1,998,949 enplaned passengers, according to a press release. The record is the result of a 12 percent increase over last...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    February 7, 2019 

Airway Heights hosts rec center job fairs

As Airway Heights prepares for its long-awaited recreation center to open this spring, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting job fairs this month for several upcoming positions at the new facility. The first was held Wednesday,... Full story

 
 By EMMA EPPERLY    News    February 7, 2019 

Watering your lawn in a drought draws lawmaker attention

Differences in water usage best practices during a drought and homeowners’ association landscaping requirements are the target of new legislation. The goal of House Bill 1165, introduced by District 34 Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, is to require...

 

Level III sex offender registers Cheney address

Adam Kirk Kytonen, a Level III sex offender, has registered his address on the 14600 block of West State Route 904 in Cheney with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, according to a notification. Kytonen was convicted in 1998 of rape in the second...

 
 By SEAN HARDING    News    February 7, 2019 

Lawmakers propose lowering B&O tax for some rural manufacturers

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee would reduce the business and occupation tax for manufacturers and publishers of printed materials and periodicals, excluding newspapers. It would also...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    February 7, 2019 

Navigating roundabouts for squares

Unlike stop-and-go intersections, roundabouts keep traffic flowing continuously in a one-way, counter-clockwise direction. Remember that: traffic moves one-way counterclockwise. Basic rules There are...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 28 Jesse D. Vineyard, 29, was arrested for second-degree assault/domestic violence in relation to a Jan. 11 incident that was reported on the 100 block of F Street. A missing person was reported on the 2400 block of University Lane. The...

 

Cheney grad: "A lot of hard work paid off"

Rising through the ranks in any organization is a feat of endurance, determination and perseverance. That’s particularly true when the organization is the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and you’v...

 

Westwood Middle School second quarter honor roll

Westwood Middle School has released its second quarter honor roll. The eligible students are as follows: 4.0 Elizabeth S. Bae, Elsa B. Bertelsen, Alyssa R. Brown, Kaitlyn M. Brown, Blakeley J. Bucklin, Logan A. Burnett, Addysen L. Butikofer,...

 

Hallett Elementary School announces its January PACE awards

Hallett Elementary School has released the names of its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award winners for January. January’s PACE trait was fairness. Kindergarten winners were Jack Wortman, Kodi Hull, Addison Tarr and Elliot Gleich....

 

Deer rescued from ice euthanized due to injuries

It wasn’t for a lack of trying or the best of intentions. The Medical Lake Fire Department was called Monday to Medical Lake after dispatchers received multiple calls about a deer stranded in the...

 

Winning tomatoes add color and flavor

Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. Small-fruited varieties are perfect for salads and snacking and those with...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 12, 2008 Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department hosted a sold-out "Daddy Daughter Dance" at the Cheney City Hall auditorium. The cost for the minimum level of full-time EMS...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

West Plains Arts Academy holds ‘Create and Sip’ West Plains Arts Academy will be holding a “Create and Sip” at the Mason Jar in Cheney on Friday, Feb. 8 from 7-9:30 p.m. The artwork is currently on display at the Mason Jar. For more...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We would like to invite everyone to join our Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. On Sunday, Feb. 10, pastor David Krueger-Duncan’s sermon will be “Titanic Mistakes: Are We Living Lives of Personal Integrity?...

 

Cheney Middle School second quarter honor roll

Cheney Middle School has released its second quarter honor roll. The eligible students are as follows: 4.0 Jayden R. Adams, Emma K. Allington, Mia J. Ashcroft, Tyler T. Ashcroft, Elijah D. Axtell, Emily K. Axtell, Amelia G. Batty, Lillyanna...

 

Honesty helps to overcome fear

I’m the executive director for the West Plains Chamber of Commerce. My job is to connect people, businesses and communities together with the vision of making our West Plains area a better place to live, work and play. I had the opportunity to...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    February 7, 2019 

We're a nation of laws - whether we like them or not

Four Washington state counties announced they will not enforce Initiative 1639, and more may follow. I don’t understand. I was taught in high school civics class we were a federal, constitutional, democracy. I remembered the words but didn’t...

 

Student debt is draining our retirement income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed. Recently, Wall Street Journal writer AnnaMaria Andriotis reported Americans over 60 years old are coming...

 

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