Articles from the April 5, 2018 edition

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 By Grace Pohl    News

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... — Updated 4/5/2018


Dye job

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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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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:... — Updated 4/5/2018

 By Grace Pohl    News

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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Education

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 ver... — Updated 4/5/2018

 By Eddie Pohl    News

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... — Updated 4/5/2018

 By Grace Pohl    Opinion

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... — Updated 4/5/2018

 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion

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 onl... — Updated 4/5/2018


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 Space is limited,... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018


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.... — Updated 4/5/2018


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... — Updated 4/5/2018



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.cheneymu... — Updated 4/5/2018


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,... — Updated 4/5/2018 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... — Updated 4/5/2018 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... — Updated 4/5/2018 Full story


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