Articles from the May 30, 2019 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 30, 2019

Public safety by the numbers

In a discussion sure to continue at future meetings, Cheney’s Planning Commission received an overview of public safety issues at its May 13 arising from an increasing population due to development south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Unio...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 30, 2019

Medical Lake approves fireworks applications

The Medical Lake City Council approved two fireworks applications and received an update on events surrounding next month’s Founders Day celebration that includes a visit by The Moving Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    May 30, 2019

It really does take a village

Last year, the Spokane Regional Health District piloted a “time bank” in a few select Airway Heights neighborhoods. The idea was simple and hearkened back to the 1980s — the online time bank would be an organized way for people to trade their...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 30, 2019

Paying attention and respect

Veterans salute as the colors are presented and the National Anthem sung during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremonies at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake....

 

Health district advises confronting pests head on

As Spokane residents immerse themselves in warmer weather, many are spending more time outdoors and in their yards, exposing them to spring and summer pests and prompting phone calls to Spokane Regional Health District(SRHD). This presents SRHD with...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    May 30, 2019

Learning curve

Jenny Graham, 6th District state representative, listens as Cheney water reclamation plant operator Dan Ferguson explains how the facilities supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system...

 

Northern Quest Resort & Casino brings Topgolf Swing Suite to Epic

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians and Northern Quest Resort & Casino has announced a new partnership that will bring a Topgolf Swing Suite to the West Plains. Scheduled to open to the public in July, the Topgolf Swing Suite will be located inside the...

 
 By MELINDA MYERS    News    May 30, 2019

Ways of taking the hassle out of daily watering duties

Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants along the way is a common occurrence in many yards. If this describes your escapades when...

 

Spokane Casino event series heats up June 1

The first day of summer might not technically be until June 21, but the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights is welcoming it just a little earlier with a backyard event series and monthly events planned for June, July, August and September. The Bac...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    May 30, 2019

Geiger work gets underway

Local, state and federal elected officials and dignitaries ceremoniously break ground on the two-year, $14.3 million Geiger Boulevard project scheduled to begin next week. Officials touted the...

 

Images of Memorial Day 2019

West Plains and Spokane County residents took part in Memorial Day observances in numerous ways on Monday....

 

West Plains students honored at PACE Awards

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter Several Cheney and Medical Lake students were honored on May 23 in the annual PACE Awards at Eastern Washington University’s Hargreaves Hall. PACE, or Partners Advancing Character Education, is a grassroots...

 

Creepy crawlies

11-year-old James Christensen grins back at his friends as he holds a tarantula at Sunset Elementary’s Science Night. The evening featured an indoor planetarium from Mobius Science Center,...

 

West Plains students honored at PACE Awards

By SHANNEN TALBOT Staff Reporter Several Cheney and Medical Lake students were honored on May 23 in the annual PACE Awards at Eastern Washington University's Hargreaves Hall. PACE, or Partners...

 

Hallett students receive monthly PACE awards

Hallett Elementary School announced its Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE), and other awards for the month of February. This months character trait: trustworthiness. PACE Diligence awards Kindergarten Cody Jones Alice Nolan Kayson...

 

Volunteering good for the world and the soul

I didn’t know much about volunteering growing up. As far as I was concerned, the only volunteers that existed were the ones I saw on television handing out food at homeless shelter soup kitchens or on the news passing out water at local fun runs....

 
 By RIVERA SUN    Opinion    May 30, 2019

The bottom line in affecting change: Go for the money

It’s rare to hear business magazines admit the power of nonviolent action. As the editor of Nonviolence News, a service that collects and shares 30-50-plus stories of nonviolence in action each week, I often see business journals minimizing the eff...

 

When cleaning up becomes a calling

The phrase “The God Squad” brings to mind visions of early crusaders or the television show from the early 2000s, not a crew of teenagers in matching pastel shirts and too-big gardening gloves....

 

Vietnam War vets treated differently: Lack of respect hit one vet hardest

Like many retired military service members of his particular vintage, Jerry Herker served a tour in Vietnam during the war. But unlike many others, his experience didn’t result in so much emotional...

 

West Plains Briefs

Medical Lake’s Care-N-Share raffle tickets on sale Medical Lake’s Care and Share thrift store is holding a raffle to benefit the Medical Lake Food Bank. The $1 tickets are on sale now at Denny’s Harvest Foods. Prizes include a deluxe BBQ grill...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Sunday morning worship service starts at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 423 N. 6th St. Rev. Dr. David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon. June 2 will be his last day at Cheney Congregational Church as pastor since...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago during World War II, Larry Montague of the U.S. Navy took second place in the war bond and stamp drive “Pin-Up Man” contest at Eastern Washington College, with sales of $1,229.35. First place went to Sprague native, Marine...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 30, 2019

Farmen claims 1A triple jump state title

Medical Lake High School’s Jaxyn Farmen’s final Memorial Day weekend as a Cardinal proved to be a good one. The senior hopped, skipped and jumped further than she had ever previously done to...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    May 30, 2019

Wrestling icon Wayne Terry to be inducted into National Hall of Fame

It started from nothing, really. Just an idea hatched by a couple of motivated wrestling enthusiasts that, with a handful of local kids, they might start a kids’ folkstyle wrestling club. Flash...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school, club or facility websites to confirm.) College Track Wednesday-Saturday, June 5-8, EWU at NCAA D1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Austin, Texas, 8 p.m. Baseball American Legion AAA...

 

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