Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 1, 2018

What is three, could soon be five

One of the challenges facing Spokane County is one voters likely thought they put to rest about three years ago. District 3 Commissioner Al French told West Plains Chamber of Commerce audience members assembled last Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Cheney’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 1, 2018

Medical Lake council ponders EMS vote date

The residents of Medical Lake should know they will be asked to pass an extension to the existing Emergency Medical Services levy. And that the request will replace a current levy which was approved...

 
 By Davin Perry    News    March 1, 2018

Cardinal calls

Medical Lake High School cheerleaders keep their fans energized during the girls basketball team's state regional round playoff victory over Zillah. The win sends the Cardinals to their second...

 

Eastern Washington students hold a rally in response to racist posters

By GRACE POHL Staff Intern On Feb. 27, a Unity Rally was formed at Eastern Washington University at the campus mall in response to white supremacist posters being hung up around campus. This rally...

 

MLHS's Circuit Breakers head to competition

The hope for Medical Lake's Circuit Breakers robotics team is that everything works at least as well as it did on the President's Day holiday, Feb. 19. Working as they do, sometimes seven days a...

 

Cheney asks state for graduation requirements waiver

The Cheney School District has given the next several graduating classes a reprieve in the number of credit hours they must achieve to earn a diploma. At the Feb. 14 regular meeting, school board directors voted unanimously to ask the state for a...

 

Cheney High student walkout not according to administrators plans

While it made regional news, last Wednesday’s student walkout at Cheney High School caught district administrators completely by surprise. Superintendent Rob Roettger said administrators were in a discussion at Snowdon Elementary school during...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    March 1, 2018

Courage to Change offers hope to the West Plains

Courage to Change, located at 13015 West 14th in Airway Heights, offers a unique service to the West Plains area as it helps with substance abuse treatment. The program provides intensive outpatient...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    March 1, 2018

Airway Heights fire department using oxygen masks to save pets

The Airway Heights fire department officially has the equipment to save pets in even a better way than before with oxygen masks. Project Breathe started in Airway Heights a few weeks ago, but has...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    March 1, 2018

Sandra Reiber is given service award at Airway Heights meeting

At the Feb. 20 Airway Heights City Council meeting, Sandra Reiber was given the service award as she has served on the Housing and Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee. “You have provided many years of great service to Airway...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 1, 2018

Cheney Depot Society holds open house, month-long exhibits

The Cheney Depot Society would like to let people know where things stand with their efforts to relocate the city's historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot. To accomplish this, the Society is holding...

 

News Briefs

Miss Cheney Rodeo coronation banquet tickets available The 51st annual Miss Cheney Rodeo coronation is taking place Saturday, March 10 at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute in Spokane. The coronation of Miss Cheney Rodeo Kaleigh Driver, along with...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 1, 2018

North Spokane zoological park move to ML falls through

There will be no lions, tigers — and yes, even bears — roaming on land outside of Medical Lake at a relocated Cat Tales. This past November, city resident Scott Christenson broached that idea at a City Council meeting, informing the group he was...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    March 1, 2018

Charitable confusion

About 70 years ago a group of Cheney pastors and residents realized they were doubling up on efforts to help those in need and decided to organize to do something about it. And so, the Cheney Communit...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 28, 2008 Bill Bresko, 80, of Medical Lake, snagged a prize for being the “Oldest Plunger” at the Polar Bear Plunge at Waterfront Park. Bresko was one of many who turned out for...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites everyone to join us in worship Sunday. Communion will be served and is open to all who wish to participate. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will continue his thought-provoking sermon...

 

Kimberly (Kim) Regina (Gainer) Hartman

Kimberly (Kim) Regina (Gainer) Hartman passed away on Feb. 17, 2018 at 50 years old. Kim was a long-time resident of Cheney since junior high school. She passed away at a young age in her home to be w... Full story

 

Trouts honored as Medical Lake 'Senior Volunteers' for 2017

Bill and Pat Trout were the recipients of the 2017 Medical Lake Kiwanis Club Senior Citizen Volunteer-of-the-Year. The award was presented to the 40-year residents of Medical Lake at the annual...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, the country was in the midst of World War II, and once again clubs and organizations in town and Eastern Washington College were competing in bandage rolling, scrap metal drives, and war bond sales in support of the...

 

The hottest pepper varieties to try this year

Turn up the heat and add a bit of spice to your meals with hot peppers. Add them to your garden, flower borders and containers for added beauty and easy picking. Your biggest challenge will be...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 20 Mental health issue was reported on the 100 block of Betz Road. Individual was involuntarily committed due to being incapable of caring for himself. A juvenile runaway located another juvenile runaway on the 1300 block of Pineview...

 

Spring Citizens Academy registration opens

 Registration for this spring’s Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is now open. This academy will focus on officer-involved shooting incidents, how they are investigated and how deputies work to prevent these incidents.   This...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 1, 2018

Medical Lake girls reach 1A round of eight

Racing to a fast start and hardly ever lifting their foot off the accelerator, the No. 5 rated 1A Medical Lake Cardinals upset the No. 4 Zillah Leopards 72-51 in a state regional tournament game Feb....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    March 1, 2018

Blackhawks bow out of state against North Kitsap

In the end, it was North Kitsap's length and scoring ability that stood in the way of the Cheney High boys basketball team's chance at a second consecutive playoff upset. The Vikings, with five...

 

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