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 By Grace Pohl    News    April 5, 2018

Church threatens lawsuit

At the April 2 City Council meeting in Airway Heights during citizens comments, the West Plains Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church threatened to sue the city if they aren’t given money they thought they were owed. Larry Belknap, the church...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 5, 2018

Developing buildable residential space

Public projects won't be the only items on city of Cheney officials plates as the weather heats up. A number of private projects - mostly residential - are also on tap to begin later this spring and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 5, 2018

West Plains mayors paint nice pictures

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce's March breakfast meeting, held March 21 at the Holiday Inn Express in Cheney, offered members a chance to hear the mayors of the three cities that are included in...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 5, 2018

Cheney council OKs Betz Elementary use permit

Cheney’s City Council essentially gave their blessing to the expansion of Betz Elementary School at their March 27 meeting by unanimously approving recommendations from the Spokane County Hearing Examiner to grant the school district a conditional...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 5, 2018

Medical Lake directors get security updates

Some fun preempted the regular routine of business at the March 27 Medical Lake School Board meeting. Staged at Hallett Elementary School, fourth grade students under the guidance of Terri Remendowski showed off work they had been doing with Guided...

 

Cheney High art students exhibit at annual regional show

Students of Cheney High School art teacher James Scarcello took part recently in an annual regional art show, exhibiting works with students from throughout Northeast Washington Educational Service...

 

Hallett Elementary School February March award winners - part 2

The following is the continuation of last week’s list of students who have won PACE, Bringing Up Grades and I Can awards from Hallett Elementary. February Third Grade: Swegle: Savanah Evans, Nicholas Childe, Ezra Rail. Dunlop: Bethany Halme,...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 5, 2018

Northern Quest releases summer concert series lineup

Northern Quest Resort and Casino rolled out a big lineup for the eighth annual Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert series that includes 14 performances. There was also a recent addition of grandstand...

 

Kettner takes over as CEO at Eastern State

Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake has new leadership, effective April 1. In an earlier news release from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, it was announced that Mark...

 

Inslee signs 9th District's Mary Dye's broadband bill

OLYMPIA - After two years of give and take, legislation sponsored by 9th District Rep. Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) addressing broadband issues in rural Washington state has been signed into law. House Bill...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 5, 2018

Master Gardener program starts up in Cheney

The Washington State University Extension Program is providing a new service to Cheney residents — especially those who have or are cultivating a green thumb. WSU Master Gardeners are providing a “Satellite Plant Clinic and Information Booth...

 

News Briefs

Airway Heights man dies in SR 902 crash An Airway Heights man died in a one-car accident that took place March 29 on State Route 902. According to a Washington State Patrol press memo, Ora J. Seifert, 75, was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer westbound...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Education    April 5, 2018

CHS senior all-nighter hosts annual Buff Puff volleyball game

After hosting a Powder Puff football game in the fall, the Cheney High School senior all-nighter group is having the Buff Puff volleyball game on Friday, April 13. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym. “We are very excited to contin...

 
 By Eddie Pohl    News    April 5, 2018

Good hunting

The Easter Bunny waves to kids taking part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Salnave Park last Saturday in Cheney. The brightly-colored eggs were picked up by all the kids within minutes of the start...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Grad school in Tennessee is next stop for me

It has been over a month now since I found out about getting accepted into graduate school, so I think it is finally safe to talk – or write – about it. I was kind of undecided on what I wanted to do after graduating Eastern Washington...

 

Water pressure mounting in West as population goes up

As we deal with our population growth, we must address sufficient supplies of drinkable fresh water for residential, commercial, agriculture, fisheries and industrial needs. Not only will our numbers continue to climb, but so will competing pressures...

 

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers Jeers to the thieves seen taking my trailer and a load of stuff 1:30 a.m. on March 20. Driving a 1994 Chevy Suburban Idaho plate ILOVEU. Please email one cheer and/or one jeer to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Space is limited, so we ask you keep...

 

The benefits of football exceed the risk of it

I have followed Mark Rypien’s denunciation of the NFL, and football in general, as the cause of his mental illness. I have no doubt that his condition is genuine, and there may be some merit to his claims; the courts think so anyway. His lawsuit...

 

McMorris Rodger's breakfast was a happy event

I was glad to attend Cathy McMorris Rodger’s “Top O’ The Morning Breakfast” on Thursday, March 29, at the Grand Davenport Hotel. I was very happy that Cathy had copies of the Constitution placed at every place setting. While there, I was...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 3, 2008 Cheney firefighters tried to squelch a blaze that broke out in the garage of a house on Plum Court. Wilcox Family Farms announced that it would close its Cheney dairy facility. The difficult decision followed the closure...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

75 years ago on April 8, 1943, the Crescent Laundry at 801 1st Street was destroyed by an early morning fire. Learn more about our area's history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

Eugenia Martinez

Eugenia was born on Nov. 16, 1927 and passed away peacefully in 90 at her home surrounded by her children and family on March 23, 2018. Eugenia was born in Mezquitic, Jalisco, Mexico and lived in the... Full story

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • April 7, Stop-motion movie making, community library, 1 – 3 p.m. • April 12, Kiwanis meeting, Sessions Village Clubhouse 2229 N. Sixth St., 7 a.m. Airway Heights • April 6, 9 and 11, SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) for... Full story

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake will serve dinner on April 9 Feed Medical Lake is serving lasagna, garlic bread, mixed vegetables and chocolate pudding for supper on Monday, April 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St. Free groceries will be... Full story

 

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