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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 7, 2018

Familiar names for open seat

The names that were submitted to fill the Medical Lake City Council seat left vacant by the resignation of John Merrick will have a familiar, and perhaps an ironic, ring. Three people, Don Kennedy, Monica Manza and Elizabeth Rosenbeck, applied for...

 
 By John McCallum    News    June 7, 2018

Determining property liabilities

If approved by the City Council at an upcoming meeting, the city of Cheney will add a chapter to its municipal code that deals with property maintenance. The city’s Planning Commission approved the repeal of text dealing with natural gas at its...

 
 By John McCallum    News    June 7, 2018

Lifting leadership

Cheney Middle School leadership class student Hunter Passey looks for a place to stack another box of food he and his classmates raised for the Cheney Food Bank during a school-wide drive April 23...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    June 7, 2018

Airway Heights meets with 6th candidates

The Airway Heights City Council was introduced to the 6th District legislative candidates during the June 4 meeting. The council had previously discussed meeting with everyone running so they could have a fair decision on who they would support...

 
 By John McCallum    News    June 7, 2018

Toastmasters looking at establishing Cheney club

Representatives of the international communication organization Toastmasters recently met with city of Cheney officials about the possibilities of starting a club in the area. And while there is interest, City Administrator Mark Schuller said...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    June 7, 2018

Medical Lake students' chili is one hot item

A class project at Medical Lake High School has gotten out of control. But in a very good way, it appears. Sophomore Kaylee Thompson and Calvin Ross, a freshman, have concocted a Vegan chili recipe th...

 

Cheney Middle School leadership students aid food bank

Each year, the seventh and eighth-grade students in Cheney Middle School teacher Sherrie Syrie's leadership class undertakes a project to help out a local organization. Leadership student Camryn Bisho...

 

Cheney changes board work session to regular meeting

A work session of the Cheney School District board of directors originally set for Wednesday, June 13, has been changed to a regular board meeting, which will also include the budget work session. According to a news release from the school...

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Isn't Mother Nature good enough to lead?

There’s a saying, “You are what you eat.” In this case, our daily news diet. Currently, our intake seems to be all Trump, and almost exclusively Trump. Even if something comes up that takes our attention away from the current White House...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    June 7, 2018

'Everybody knows that' is no substitute for good, hard facts

I am usually fairly easy to get along with. I accept most things, even dumb things, without getting my dander up. But, when presented with unsupported claims based on widespread rumors, I have been known to lose my patience. I was venting the other...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Straw pulp looks like a win-win proposition for everyone

Here’s a switch! Rather than closing another pulp and paper mill, a new one is under construction right here in Washington. Columbia Pulp’s plant on the Snake River will use a new technology that pulls cellulose out of the abundant straw left...

 

Cheney should take measures on pit-bulls

Pit-bull owners say their dogs are just loving and loyal. But if your neighbor owns one you might have a different opinion. In the duplex across the alley from our home, tenants recently came with two pit-bull puppies. They seem obedient to their...

 

Why I support Dave Wilson in the Sixth

I am writing in support of Dave Wilson, my choice for the open seat in Spokane’s 6th legislative district. Dave has the passion and commitment to serve with distinction. He has lived in the district for over 35 years, raised all six of his kids...

 
 By John McCallum    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Hitting the hot spots

A Spokane County Fire District 3 brush truck applies water to some spot fires that broke out on Interstate 90 between the Cheney/Four Lakes and Medical Lake exits last Wednesday morning. Emergency...

 

Farmstead Finds opens this weekend

Farmstead Finds is coming to the West Plains for the first time this year, and hopefully it won't be the last. The free admission event is on June 8 from 4 – 8 p.m. and also on June 9 from 9 a.m....

 

Five generations

The East Wenatchee home of Glenn Burkepile was the location for a recent gathering of five generations of Burkepiles. Pictured at right from left to right are great-grandmother Debbie Lanaville...

 

Use these unique edibles to wow your guests

Make your next gathering one to remember by including a few unique vegetables on the relish tray, as a side dish or for dessert. Your guests will be "wowed" not only because you grew your own...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 5, 2008 For the second season in a row, a Cheney High School team won a state academic title. The Blackhawks baseball team was named state academic champions among all Class 2A baseball teams in the spring. The Hawks’ boys...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church recently honored its high school graduates with a potluck gathering following the morning service. The AWANA Club wound up its successful year in mid-May with a special awards ceremony. AWANA is an...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1918, the Normal School awarded its first 3-year diploma to Miss Anna Quigley. That same month the State Board of Education authorized the Cheney State Normal to change from a semester calendar to a quarterly academic...

 

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 12, Flightless Birds running club,... Full story

 

West Plains BRIEFS

The Cheney High class of 1978 is hosting 40-year reunion this August The Cheney High School class of 1978 is planning its 40-year reunion for this August. There will be a “best ball” golf outing at Fairways Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 3,...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 29 A 16-year-old female was arrested on the 300 block of Erie Street as a runaway and for Spokane County Superior Court warrants for escape from custody and failure to comply with a court placement order. Talyrra E. Andrews, 34, was arrest...

 

Spokane County welcomes new deputies to force

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Jeff Tower swore in two new lateral deputies.  Both have previous law enforcement experience in California before moving to Spokane County.  Deputy David “Dayton” Bruner:  Bruner joined the San...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 7, 2018

Medical Lake 2018 Spring All-NEA

Medical Lake High School spring sports teams enjoyed a variety of success and that translated into a host of athletes being honored by selection on All-Northeast A-League teams. ML Baseball All-NEA...

 

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