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Hate crime arrest made in Cheney

Cheney police have arrested a local man in connection with an alleged hate crime incident at the Dollar Tree store last Monday evening. According to the police report, a 22-year-old black man and his girlfriend were shopping in the... — Updated 4/18/2019


Legal Notices April 18, 2019

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Inconsistencies plague ML baseball crew

By LEE HUGHES Staff Reporter In a game involving a lot of numbers, score is king. In Medical Lake's case there are far too few numbers in the win column. In their last three games t... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cheney boys and girls finish fourth at Van Kuren

While the weather was bad, the results for the Cheney High School track and field teams from last Saturday’s Van Kuren Invitational proved to be pretty good. The Blackhawks boys and girls both finished fourth out of 52 teams... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cardinals down Freeman in track

Despite nasty spring weather, the Medical Lake High School boys and girls track and field teams managed some solid performances in competition last week. Both Cardinals squads... — Updated 4/18/2019


Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Track Thursday- Saturday, April 18-20, EWU at Mt. Sac Relays, Torrance, Calif. Thursday- Saturday, April 18, EWU vs. Pacific... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Medical Lake softball wins some, loses some

The Medical Lake softball crew went 2 for 2 in their last four as the late-starting season advances with plenty of doubleheaders to make up for lost time. Lakeside vs. Medical Lake... — Updated 4/18/2019


H.L. "Lindy" Lucas

H.L. “Lindy” Lucas, age 91, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Guardian Angel Assisted Living in Liberty Lake, Washington. He was always up for a joke and dinners with... — Updated 4/18/2019


West Plains Briefs

Healthy aging talk April 24 Mariah Schimpf M. D. will give some tips on healthy aging at 7 p.m. on April 24 as part of the Cheney Congregational Church’s Fourth Wednesday series “Things I learned Somewhere.” Schimpf is a... — Updated 4/18/2019


StageWest opens season with 'Savannah Sipping Society'

StageWest Community Theatre proudly presents “The Savannah Sipping Society,” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Kay Bryon Pacheco. This is a delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy about four... — Updated 4/18/2019


Keith Tracy

Keith Tracy died on April 8, 2019 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Keith was born in Sumpter, Oregon on Aug. 30, 1922 to Chester and Hazel (Howard) Tracy, the youngest of three children. Af... — Updated 4/18/2019



Cheney Congregational Church We invite everyone to join our Easter Sunday morning activities. Hilltop service begins at 8 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 1530 Salnave Road. Easter breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. and worship service at 10... — Updated 4/18/2019


Picking up the pieces

On the morning of July 29, 1967, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was conducting combat flight operations on "Yankee Station" off the coast of war-torn Vietnam. Suddenly, at... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion

Education funding decisions can have long-term consequences

Big headlines announce one in 12 Spokane teachers may lose their jobs. Those who follow my column may remember last fall when the Legislature poured money into K-12 education statewide, I said it would do little, if anything, to... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion

Notre Dame could prove revealing if we let it

Before the ever turning news cycle moves on spotlight-fashion to the next attention-consuming item, some thoughts on the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. First, despite early fears, a lot of the 850-year-old Gothic... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Spokane Fire District 3 presents awards at banquet

Spokane County Fire District 3 recognized a variety of firefighters and others for outstanding service and exceptional leadership at its annual firefighter appreciation banquet on M... — Updated 4/18/2019


Environmental stewardship at next People for Effective Government forum on May 7

The public is cordially invited to attend the next People For Effective Government (PEG) Public Forum on May 7 at the North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road at 7 p.m. Mike Petersen, executive director of The Lands... — Updated 4/18/2019


Geology walk, conservation talk at ML library highlight the outdoors

Spring is a good time to explore nature blooming around the Inland Northwest. Spokane County Library District offers two opportunities to explore and learn about the amazing natural wonders of the area. During the Saturday, April... — Updated 4/18/2019


Get ready, get set…shop!

Debra Nielson looks right at home settled on a vintage armchair in front of rows of brightly-patterned bolts of cotton and surrounded by crafts of her own making, including mittens... — Updated 4/18/2019


Woman rams Washington Eastern Railway engines in Cheney

When Cheney police officers heard the dispatch call of “vehicle vs. train collision” last Monday, April 8, they assumed and feared the worst. Arriving at the scene just east of the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery at the... — Updated 4/18/2019


Move to end the 'tyranny of the minority' fails

Last month the state Senate defeated a bill that, if approved, would have placed a referendum on the November general election ballot asking voters to approve a constitutional amendment allowing a simple majority vote to pass... — Updated 4/18/2019


Cheney Middle School third quarter honor roll members

Cheney Middle School has released its third quarter honor roll. Students making the honor roll are listed below. 3.0-3.49 Leeana M. Abilez, Hayven B. Amick, Kenzie M. Amick, Macie P. Baldwin, Conner J. Barsness, Angela R. Bateman,... — Updated 4/18/2019


Work on Highway 2 in Airway Heights should be quick

West Plains residents traveling down Highway 2 in Airway Heights may have noticed significant construction in the area, but city officials say the project will be relatively short -lived. The Washington State Department of Transpor... — Updated 4/18/2019


Cheney Clean Sweep features some changes

Cheney’s 12th Clean Sweep is just nine days away, and as usual, there are some changes and additions to the annual city beautification day. One of those changes is the location of... — Updated 4/18/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Fire annexation heads to local ballot

It's official: the Medical Lake City Council has approved an ordinance asking voters to give the thumbs up - or down - in August to a proposed annexation of city fire services by... — Updated 4/18/2019


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