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 By John McCallum    Photos    June 8, 2017

Hallett Elementary Career Fair

Recreation, special education and farming were just a few of the job paths Hallett Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders got to glimpse during the school's first career fair event, June 1. Counselor... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Fairchild adds 12 more KC-135s

Team Fairchild continues to grow. Tuesday, Fairchild Air Force Base announced it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory aircraft. The KC-135s are...

 

Parkside hearings resume

For the third time in as many months, Cheney’s Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezone of land at the corner of Cedar and North Eighth streets being considered for a student-housing-type apartment complex. The hearing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer, irrigation in Medical Lake... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Medical Lake water restrictions take effect

Although the West Plains — and most of Washington state — experienced a wet winter and spring, the city of Medical Lake will still ask its residents to adhere to water restrictions during the summer. During the summer, irrigation in Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    June 8, 2017

Despite flushing, Airway Heights water still contaminated

The city of Airway Heights received the results of another round of testing for perfluoro chemicals in its water system on June 2. Four of the 20 samples that were tested were still above the Environmental Protection Agency’s 70 parts per trillion...

 

Swinging ninja

Sunset Elementary School student Henry Kosanke hits the ropes portion of the Falcon Fitness Club's "Sunset Ninja Challenge Course" during a demonstration for parents on May 30. See the story in...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Spokane Tribe unveils new casino name, logo

The Spokane Tribe of Indians' $400 million casino has a name and a logo. During a May 31 press conference in Airway Heights, members of the Spokane's tribal council presented the new logo and name...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 8, 2017

Cheney paving project shouldn't impact rodeo parade

Washington State Department of Transportation officials gave the public a look at the upcoming State Route 904 asphalt paving project at an open house last Thursday - but it was a local source that...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Stabbing outside of AH leaves one dead

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives are investigating a stabbing leading to the death of a woman that happened on the 15600 block of West Highway 2, outside of Airway Heights city limits, on June 4. SCSO deputies, assisted by...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Airway Heights City Council picks ALSC, Lydig

It’s official — the city of Airway Heights’ recreation center project has its design-build team. During its June 5 meeting, City Council approved the selection of Lydig Construction & ALSC Architects as the designer/builder for the project....

 

News Briefs

Tests reveal no contaminants in water Cheney officials released a statement May 25 that tests on the eight municipal water system wells revealed no traces of the contaminants PFOS or PFOA. Higher than accepted levels of the two perfluoro compounds...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    June 8, 2017

Lynch's named ML Yard of the Month

Andrew Sevilla and Mark Lynch's yard, located at 715 N. Staples St., was selected as the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's June selection for Yard of the Month. Sevilla and Lynch's yard...

 

Sunset Falcon fitness - ninja warrior style

Many people find it difficult to get out of bed really early in the morning - especially when it's still dark outside. For a group of 16 Sunset Elementary School third-, fourth- and fifth-graders,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    June 8, 2017

Hallett students get a peek at potential careers

Recreation, special education and farming were just a few of the job paths Hallett Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders got to glimpse during the school's first career fair event, June 1....

 

Canvas for children

The Cheney High School Art Club presented a $1,000 check to Shriners Hospital for Children as part of a tour of the Spokane facility the club took on Monday, June 5. Club adviser Rebecca Dempsey said...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 8, 2017

Fairways' water shut off, turned back on

From its earliest days The Fairways Golf Course has been saddled with issues related to water usage and the cost to keep it green and playable. And now, a decades-old dispute threatens the existence...

 

Would you rather live in Washington or New Jersey?

Have you ever heard someone in this state say, “I wish Washington were more like New Jersey?” You’re more likely to see Bigfoot. But the Washington State Supreme Court has left state government at a crossroads. Unless caution is observed, Washi...

 

Neglecting mental health services bankrupting healthcare system

President Trump and Republican Congressional leaders justifiably want to curb the alarming growth in government healthcare spending. Their proposed solution? Cut $880 billion in federal funds from Medicaid over the next 10 years. Their plan...

 

Thank you West Plains for remembering our veterans

The West Plains Time of Remembrance Veterans and Families benefit raffle was a great success. Rhonda Edinger was the lucky winner of the raffle, which included dinner for two at Anthony’s Restaurant, free movie passes to the Village Cinema Theater...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • June 9, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • June 9, Baby Play and Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • June 9, Cheney High School Commencement,...

 

Medical Lake School District offers free summer meals

The Medical Lake School District will once again provide free breakfast and lunch for children 1-18 years old through its Summer Food Service Program. The meals will be served at Medical Lake Middle School, Monday through Thursday from June 19 ...

 

Raffle raises veterans funding

A raffle held by the Time of Remembrance organization raised $2,300 to help families of soldiers who died. The raffle and check presentation was made last Saturday, June 3, at Cheney's Marketplace...

 

Kathleen E. Irwin

Kathleen Edith Irwin, 102, passed away May 25, 2017 at Rockwood Retirement Community in Spokane. There will be a Celebration of Life on June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Rockwood's Event Center, 2903 E. 25th...

 

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