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 By John McCallum    News    May 31, 2018

Cheney council OKs second cyber mining deal

For the second time in just over two months, the city of Cheney is signing an agreement to supply power to a cyber currency mining business. The City Council approved an electrical power and service contract with Willow Street Mining, Inc., at its...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 31, 2018

Paying tribute to those who gave their all

The 150th observance of Memorial Day saw a crowd estimated in excess of 2,000 pay their respects in a ceremony at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery near Medical Lake last Monday. On a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    May 31, 2018

Founders Day offers new wrinkles

Medical Lake's Founders Day was an event that in some years had people wondering if it would happen at all. As the founders and caretakers of the city's celebration honoring the community's past moved...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    May 31, 2018

Airway Heights council talks transportation fee

With Airway Heights continually expanding, the council talked about adopting a transportation impact fee for future developments at the May 29 study session meeting. “This is a fair and more consistent way to get money from developers,” Public...

 

Cheney school board gets look at state funding

Cheney School District board of directors got a preliminary picture at their May 23 meeting of what life will look like under the state’s new funding package passed last year — which increases the state’s portion and decreases the level of...

 

Cheney High School wins national yearbook award

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student created content, announced this month that Cheney High School's yearbook program has been named a 2018 Jostens' National Yearbook Program of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    May 31, 2018

Medical Lake School District gets security updates underway

Summer vacation will be anything but for the Medical Lake School District's maintenance department. The list of projects for the district while students are away was revealed at the May 22 school...

 

Wright graduates from Eastern Wyoming College

Eastern Wyoming College announced in a May 25 news release that Cheney High School alumnus Elizabeth Wright was one of 183 graduates taking part in the 69th annual commencement for candidates on May 4, 2018 held in the Fine Arts A...

 

Eastern Washington police monitor open carry issue

Like his Cheney counterpart, Eastern Washington University Police Chief Tim Walters understands that in Washington state, individuals have the right to openly carry a firearm. Also like Cheney Police Chief John Hensley, he wished people inclined to...

 

Airway Heights lists summer outdoor movies

With the warmer weather in the West Plains, the Airway Heights parks and recreation department announced the Motion Auto Supply summer moonlight movie series in Sunset Park. The movies are free and...

 

County Sheriff's Office offers women's self-defense course

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is offering an “Introduction to Women’s Self-Defense” class on Saturday, June 23. There will be two sessions: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m. This class is an introduction to Women’s Self-Defense...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    May 31, 2018

Health and wellness event June 9 in Airway Heights

Airway Heights will have a third annual health and wellness event coming soon in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet on June 9, thanks to the Neighborhoods Matter program in Spokane. The activities will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with opportunities fo...

 

Leading with a smile

Cheney's Kelly Cordill, followed by her older brother Kale, shows one of her cattle during the sixth annual Wheatland Jackpot Show on Saturday in Ritzville. The Cordills showed four prospect steers...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 21 Third-degree theft was reported on the 200 block of South Cheney-Spangle Road. Second-degree theft was reported on the 3000 block of Pheasant Drive. A key ring was found on the 1000 block of Betz Road. A debit card was found and turned...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    May 31, 2018

A letter to the graduating class of 2018

Congratulations. You have successfully completed your public education and are about to enter the real world. It isn’t that school is not the real world, but it is a special world where you are not fully responsible for your actions and most...

 
 By Kevin Martin    Opinion    May 31, 2018

News flash: It's not always all about Trump

John Bolton and Mike Pence must have known what they were doing. President Trump’s national security adviser and vice president could not have been oblivious that advocating a “Libya model” for North Korea’s denuclearization would go over...

 

Watson misses the mark on the Mueller investigation

In his May 17, 2018, guest commentary, Col. Frank Watson (USAF, Ret.) takes exception to Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian operatives in their interference in the 2016 presidential election....

 

Trump wasn't the only one not to serve the country

I am writing in regards to the Priggee cartoon in the May 24 edition of the Free Press. The one I’m assuming is the two couch potatoes are complaining about President Trump’s “Mr. Five deferment-bone spurs and who’s in bed with Russian...

 

Teaching isn't what it used to be anymore these days

I immensely agree with Frank Watson, Cheney Free Press, guest commentary, May 10, 2018. There are two reasons I do not teach for a living. One, the Washington Education Association, I didn’t want to HAVE TO PAY an organization I didn’t agree...

 

Compassionate America needs to speak out

What is happening to this country I love? Every day our present government is making life more difficult for many people, the latest is separating children from their families at the border: and among those, 20 percent (1,500) are missing — some...

 

Twelve must plant pollinator-friendly flowers

Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trailing...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 29, 2008 The Airway Heights City Council approved a resolution implementing water use efficiency standards for the city. The measure was designed to reduce distribution system loses and consumption over the next 2 – 6 years....

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan just returned from the Pacific Northwest Association of the larger, National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. Eight congregations from Alaska, Washington and Oregon met together...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • June 1, Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant Clini...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, Mr. and Mrs. Wally Davison announced that they were closing Sweets N’ Eats in early June. They had taken over operation of the eatery in 1936. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymu...

 

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