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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 22, 2018

Medical Lake levy adds up

As school levy approval inched ahead by a slightly larger margin in two measures on the Feb. 13 ballot in the Medical Lake School District, the pace quickened on how some of the money will be spent. That comes as result of the Valentine’s Day...

 

In the top 100 of safe places

Results from a study of college campuses and associated cities has ranked Cheney and Eastern Washington University among the 100 safest in the country. The results, released Feb. 13, by the National Council for Home Safety and Security listed...

 

Fast with the first buttercup

The Holtan family must have had a sixth sense about last Wednesday's coming snowstorm because they managed to snag the season's first buttercup while out for a hike Monday, Feb. 12. Lisa Holtan's...

 

Big and little

Big and little Cheney Middle School Principal Mike Stark confers with preschool students Jaxsen (last name withheld) and Ellie Alent during snack time. See the story in Education....

 

Cheney council OKs solid waste truck buy

Cheney’s City Council approved surplusing three vehicles at its Feb. 13 meeting — then turned around and bought a new one at over double the price of the three combined. Two of the vehicles were in the street department, with the third in solid...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 22, 2018

Airway Heights transportation plan is moving ahead

The transportation circulation plan (TCP) in Airway Heights is still underway and is set to get approved by City Council sometime in March. But it took a while to get to this point. The plan was first...

 

CMS provides a home for Betz preschoolers

Cheney Middle School Principal Mike Stark had two thoughts when he heard last spring that nearby Betz Elementary School was out of space for its preschool program. The first was with about 500 student...

 

EWU Downtown Gallery offers visions of (de)clutter

Laura Carpenter Truitt, who recently moved to the Spokane area, is the next artist to have work featured at the Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery. A first-year Gonzaga University...

 

Cheney High FBLA club does well at Northeast Regional Winter Conference

Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club had 52 of its 58 attending members place in the top-six of a variety of categories at the annual Northeast Regional Winter Conference, held Feb. 7 at the Eastpoint Church in...

 

Learn to play hockey comes to Cheney March 3

The Inland Empire Amateur Hockey Association has a new home in Cheney and they want to invite the community to get to know them, and their sport. Along with USA Hockey, the national body that oversees...

 

District representatives host town hall Feb. 22

Ninth Legislative District legislators Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, will host a telephone town hall for constituents. The one-hour event will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. If residents do not receive...

 

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 heading towards Cheney...

 

Cheney's Karen McCormick to appear at Mason Jar, releases single

Cheney singer-songwriter Karen McCormick is releasing her new single “Just a Song” to digital retailers on March 16. The single was produced by Matt Carey and recorded in Nashville during McCormick’s three-month internship, September ...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 22, 2018

Another net

Jonathan Lundberg, son of Medical Lake girls basketball coach Kyle Lundberg, cuts the final net cords following the Cardinals 54-33 win over Lakeside Feb. 14....

 

Try to support those little bands in the music world

I am all about discovering some new and good country music. And at the end of 2016, I found my favorite country band to date when I attended an Old Dominion concert at the Knitting Factory in downtown Spokane. I had heard a few of their songs on the...

 

Military leaders can help transform education in our country

Do good military commanders make good education leaders? That is a question which Montana’s Higher Education Commission will answer in the coming years. However, if the new University of Montana president follows the pattern set by former Seattle...

 

We need to save humanity in order to save this planet of ours

I drove over to Wenatchee last week for a meeting. As is normal for me when I travel alone, I enjoyed the countryside and day-dreamed most of the way. As I drove pass the irrigation canals, forests of electric transmission lines and crossed the...

 

It is past time for Congress to take action in gun deaths in the U.S.

Gun violence is one of the leading causes of death in our country and these deaths are preventable. We get angry and demand those in Congress do something. Truth is, many members of Congress have presented bills, but they go absolutely nowhere in...

 

Community made Festival of Chocolate a success

Emmanuel Lutheran Church would like to thank the community for helping us with our ninth annual Festival of Chocolate. The turnout was wonderful, and all had a great time. Thanks also go to the Cheney Free Press for the nice piece in the newspaper....

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 21, 2008 Washington Trust Bank opened a new West Plains branch in Airway Heights. The bank’s opening ceremony brought appearances from Airway Heights Mayor Matthew Pederson, who was also the president of the West Plains Chamber...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites everyone to join our worship service this Sunday at 10 a.m. We’re a welcoming church which encourages diverse theological viewpoints. Come and be inspired by the thought-provoking...

 

Wanda Grey Hagenbuch

Wanda Grey Hagenbuch went to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2018. Born in Chartage, N.C. on Oct. 15, 1950, to Pansey Rhumel Jones (Calhoun) and William Hartley Jones, she was the younger sibling of Nanc...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • Feb. 27, Cheney Book Club, “The Daughter’s Walk,” community library, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. • March 1, Kiwanis meeting, Sessions Village Clubhouse 2229 N. Sixth St., 7 a.m. • March 1, Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 116 College Ave., 6...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive April 28 The Inland Northwest Blood Center together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac will hold a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 23, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on First Street...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 12 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1000 block of First Street. A missing person was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road. The person was subsequently located. A 15-year-old male was arrested as a...

 

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