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Articles from the March 28, 2019 edition

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Cheney eyes possible fourth grocery store

The Emeryville, California-based supermarket chain Grocery Outlet has submitted paperwork for a new store to be located on 1st Street in north Cheney. According to a Notice of... — Updated 3/28/2019


John Mill - A Washington Territory pioneer

“The Mill House” John Mill, birth name John Mills, was born 1837 in Richland County, Ohio, of parents who both immigranted from Scotland where his father was a basket weaver... — Updated 3/28/2019


Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 26, 2008 A lack of renovation funding and a failure to reach a maintenance and operations agreement led Eastern Washington University and the Cheney School District to consider closing Reid Elementary, a... — Updated 3/28/2019


What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • March 29, African Inspired Junior Art Class, Cheney City Hall, $8 , children aged 3 - 7 accompanied by an adult, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. • March 30, African Inspired Master Art Class, Wren Pierson Building, $15, ages 8 and... — Updated 3/28/2019


The local community is what makes Medical Lake's Dollars for Scholars spring fundraiser successful

Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars raised over $15,000 at last week’s Spring Thing dinner/dance/auction. This includes $6,000 toward matching grant funds which will provide additional four-year scholarships to be awarded this... — Updated 3/28/2019


Cheney's school bands are examples of excellence

It an be tempting to write negative letters complaining about the issues we currently face in America. I would much rather share a bright spot in our community and the next generation. Cheney School bands are doing a wonderful job... — Updated 3/28/2019


Trump's maritime fuel policy will sink energy markets

The Trump administration is working to slow down the implementation of a major international environmental regulation that’s set to take effect in 2020. The administration hopes that the effort will ease the compliance burden on... — Updated 3/28/2019


Thank you emergency repsonders, others for help

I would like to thank those who responded and helped my husband at the incident where my husband passed away last Wednesday, March 20. All emergency responders, all at Cheney Middle School, Cheney high teachers Mr. Marsh and Mr.... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

The darker side to renewable energy includes water pollution

Before our country, in haste, dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. By just focusing on eliminating natural gas, liquid fuels (gasoline and... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Walks like a tax, sounds like a tax

I was tired of shoveling snow the other day and needed some comic relief, so I decided to read the most recent newsletters sent out by my state representative. Finding out what is happening at our state capitol is challenging. I... — Updated 3/28/2019


Buttercup repeat

Two-year-old Penelope Beasley and her six-year-old brother Max were the winners of the Cheney Free Press annual buttercup contest to see who can be the first boy and girl to bring... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By Carlene Hardt    News

A delicate platform

Several Tundra and Trumpeter Swans are migrating north this month and some stopped in for a few days at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Some ice was left on Middle Pine Lake and... — Updated 3/28/2019


Spokane County Library District spring events

Spokane County Library District has a busy spring planned for area library patrons and others in the community. The most recent event is the announcement of the seventh annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week,... — Updated 3/28/2019


Airway Heights recreation center grand opening approaches

The new Airway Heights recreation center will soon be open for business, with city workers gearing up for its official grand opening in May. A tentative date of May 1 has been set for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the new... — Updated 3/28/2019


Cheney police find Nampa Amber Alert mother and daughter

Cheney police were able to put a successful ending to an Amber Alert issued last week for a mother and daughter reported missing out of Nampa, Idaho. The Nampa Police Department... — Updated 3/28/2019


Airway Heights refocuses attention, energy on downtown study

After a slight hiccup as city leaders focused on local public art projects, Airway Heights’ downtown study is getting back underway, with officials planning to approach property owners within the next three months. The city’s... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Friends of the Library holding annual book sale

The Medical Lake group Friends of the Library will be holding their semi-annual book sale at the Medical Lake Library, 321 East Herb Street, on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 from... — Updated 3/28/2019


Serving Cheney education

Women of PEO Chapter AJ of Cheney are pictured above proudly celebrating the organization’s 100-year anniversary. PEO is a Philanthropic Educational Organization of women. There... — Updated 3/28/2019


EWU, GU team to help students interested in legal careers

Eastern Washington University students aiming to pursue a career in the law may have some new opportunities to do so soon thanks to a collaborative agreement signed recently... — Updated 3/28/2019


West Plains students named to dean's lists

Several West Plains-area students earned Dean’s List honors at their respective universities. Brayden W. Bruess was named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester at Norwich University. Norwich University, located in... — Updated 3/28/2019


Cheney jazz bands taake on competition

The Cheney High School jazz band had two successful trips to local jazz festivals in two weeks, one at the University of Montana and the second at Mead High School in Spokane. At th... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

West Plains mayors offer state of cities to chamber group

Area mayors provided state of the city reports to the West Plains Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 20, at its regular monthly breakfast at Hargreaves Hall on the Eastern... — Updated 3/28/2019


Everything except animal control

The only position Cheney Capt. Rick Campbell has not held in the police department is that of dog catcher. There’s a good reason for that. Cheney doesn’t currently have such a p... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Sighting in good reading values

Mary Seagrave of Friends of the Library poses for a photo in one of her favorite places — the Medical Lake Library. The group is hosting its semi-annual book sale at the library... — Updated 3/28/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Fire district merger advances

The Medical Lake City Council moved one step closer to asking voters to approve a merger of current city fire and EMS services with the 565-square-mile Spokane County Fire District... — Updated 3/28/2019


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