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 By Paul Delaney    News    March 29, 2018

ML OKs remote appearances

The March 20 Medical Lake City Council meeting got off to both a late, and somewhat slow start. Called to order about five minutes past the customary 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Shirley Maike, as members and staff raced in from other meetings, it took...

 
 By John McCALLUM    News    March 29, 2018

STA route changes nearing approval

Using information gathered from a public input process, Spokane Transit Authority is moving forward with proposed route changes - including several affecting riders in Cheney and on the West Plains....

 
 By John McCALLUM    News    March 29, 2018

Project season nears for Cheney utilities

The weather still may carry threats of winter, but city of Cheney officials are beginning to look past the bluster to the heat of the upcoming projects season — one that will include a large mixture of public and private work. The Public Works...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    March 29, 2018

Airway Heights City Council discusses new liaison role

At the March 26 Airway Heights City Council study session meeting, the board discussed creating a liaison role for boards and commissions. Councilman Dave Malet had expressed interest in creating a liaison role for each board and commission that...

 

Medical Lake Knowledge Bowl team tops in state

Another Medical Lake team has taken home a state championship, not with sweat and muscle, but with brain power. The high school Knowledge Bowl squad are now the owners of bragging rights after their...

 

Cheney High teacher uses award for Spanish Club rather than spa day

Cheney High School Spanish teacher Marissa Sheldon could no doubt use a relaxing day at a spa, given her schedule. However, the native of Brazil recently decided that her Spanish Club could use it -...

 

Hallett names award winners

The following are students who have won PACE, Bringing Up Grades and I Can awards from Hallett Elementary. February Kindergarten: Danker: Andrew Freeman, Zoey Aiken. Musselwhite: Nkechukwu Okemgbo, Makenzye Passinetti, Kaleb Burch. Williams: Natalie...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    March 29, 2018

Local libraries 'Food for Fines' week begins April 8

By GRACE POHL Staff Intern The sixth annual “Food for Fines” at the Spokane County Library District is approaching on April 8-14. There will be 10 libraries participating in the event including Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake for the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    March 29, 2018

Airway Heights' Grocery Outlet offers military discount contest

Grocery Outlet in Airway Heights is currently offering a military discount on Mondays for all active and retired military families and veterans. But Dylan and Tanja Hartung are hoping to offer it...

 

News briefs

Governor signs bill to expand higher education funding Students seeking financial assistance to pursue a certificate or degree through a professional-technical program will now have the same scholarship opportunities as those planning to attend...

 

Medical Lake Lions 'Fools Run' takes place April 7-8

The Medical Lake Lions Club’s 40th annual “Only Fools Run at Midnight Fun Run” is accepting applications. The run will offer glow run items, a costume contest and an after party at the Medical Lake Pizza Factory.  It begins at Medical Lake...

 

March for Our Lives is democracy in action

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with three Cheney High School students who are involved in the student-led movement that emerged in response to the shootings at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla. Feb. 14. The three...

 

A forgotten side of the Alamo can be seen in Washington State

Most of the 2.5 million annual Alamo visitors focus on the epic 1836 battle in which a small band of brave Texans was eventually overrun by the Mexican army. Folk heroes like Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis were among the Texans killed...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    March 29, 2018

The answer to gun control is stop the violence

I have watched with interest as students across the country demonstrated to bring attention to the rising number of senseless school shootings. The national media reported these demonstrations as anti-gun protests. I listened closely to student...

 
 By Anna Johnson    Opinion    March 29, 2018

Working lands and crop insurance offers Farm Bill

Many issues surrounding conservation are decided at the time of farm bill renewal. Working lands conservation programs in the farm bill offer an important opportunity for farmers and ranchers to increase stewardship on their land without impacting...

 

Ways to prevent damage happening to eyes

In the last article, I discussed some of the symptoms and causes of Ocular Surface Disease, or dry eye as it is usually called. Now let’s study some of the ways you can prevent damage from happening to the eye surface. As I mentioned before,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 27, 2008 It was announced that Cheney would hold its first annual Mayfest, featuring a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music and beer garden. Mayfest replaced Cheneyfest, which...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us during Holy Week. Visitors are expected. Join us for Maundy Thursday worship on Thursday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. as we recognize that with nightfall our Lenten...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt March 31 Cheney’s Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. The hunt begins sharply at 11 a.m. for kids from toddlers to age 10. The hunt takes place at Salnave Park. Come join in the...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • March 31, Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, Salnave Park, 11 a.m. • April 5, Kiwanis meeting, Sessions Village Clubhouse 2229 N. Sixth St., 7 a.m. • April 5, Ladies Auxiliary, 116 College Ave., 6 p.m. Airway Heights • March 30, April 2 and...

 
 By John McCALLUM    Sports    March 29, 2018

Blackhawk girls have size, experience and title to make noise at state

Like their male counterparts, the Cheney High School girls track and field team is huge — with a turnout of over 80 athletes; something that could give them a decided advantage when it comes to meet scoring. Also like the boys, the Blackhawk...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    March 29, 2018

Taking a whirl on the ice with boyhood idols

What’s that they say about “age being a state of mind?” Just a few weeks away from that magical Medicare birthday, I once again experienced that concept last weekend playing in the Spokane Oldtimers Hockey Tournament at Eagles Ice-A-Rena. As I...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    March 29, 2018

The Bliznyuk's brotherly love

One of the best basketball stories in recent times at Eastern Washington University might never have happened had it not been for some true brotherly love. Bogdan Bliznyuk needs no reminders of what...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    March 29, 2018

Cheney boys tennis starts season with win over Lakeside

After matches being postponed for different reasons, the Cheney High School boys tennis team finally started off the season with a 6-1 win over Lakeside on March 20. “It was definitely a good start,” head coach Jesse Erickson said. “We are...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    March 29, 2018

Cheney soccer defeats Clarkston in another shootout

The Cheney High School boys soccer team is very familiar with shootouts this season and they added another one to their belt with a 3-2 win at Clarkston on March. 20. “We had a rough start,” head coach Rene Caro said in an email. “We looked...

 

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