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 By Paul Delaney    News    June 21, 2018

Rotenone treatment not so scary

Editor's note: This is part two of a series started in last week's issue. Mention the use of rotenone treatments to help create a healthier fishery and it can make some people panic. But it should...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 21, 2018

Irrigating instructions

Even though the spring weather has been mostly cool, Cheney Public Works officials aren’t taking any chances when it comes to the city’s water supply. Cheney has implemented its annual water conservation schedule it recommends residents and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 21, 2018

Founders highlights

Heather Leigh Collazo of Reardan gets some face painting done between her father's 3-on-3 basketball games during activities at last Saturday's Medical Lake Founders Day. The annual event drew...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    June 21, 2018

Airway Heights commission holds hearing

The Airway Heights Planning Commission met on June 13 and held a public hearing on an Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearing Board ruling against the city. Starting in October 2011, the city began to update AHMC (Airway Heights Municipal Code)...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 21, 2018

Cheney approves $600,000 state loan for fire engine

Cheney’s purchase of a new main attack engine for its fire department is officially paid for. At its June 12 meeting, the City Council voted 7-0 to approve an ordinance with all three readings and final passage authorizing execution of a financing...

 

Cheney school district budget grows with enrollment

The Cheney School District’s 2018-2019 general fund budget is scheduled to top $60 million for the first time ever — and that’s just the beginning. During a budget workshop at the school board’s June 13 meeting, Finance Director Jamie...

 

News briefs

Butterfly event at Turnbull is family friendly and free The public is invited to attend a free hands-on, family-friendly event at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to learn about monarch butterflies, their habitat and how you can help conserve these...

 

Amy Anderson graduates from Western Oregon

Cheney High School alum Amy Anderson was one of over 1,000 graduates receiving diplomas at Western Oregon University commencement exercises on June 16 in Monmouth, Ore. Anderson graduated magna cum laude (3.65-3.79 grade point average) with a...

 

Groundbreaking for Cheney High School work June 27

Cheney School District officials and corporate partners Lydig Construction, ALSC Architects and OAC (the district’s construction and project management firm), are holding a groundbreaking ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, for the Cheney...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Education    June 21, 2018

Airway Heights to repaint Sunset Park water tank

At the June 18 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board approved a bid to recoat the Sunset Park water tank. In 2016, this project was advertised and since the bids were way higher than the...

 

Betz's best

Betz Elementary School second-grader Abi Huntley performs a song during teacher Cindy Tilque's annual class talent show on June 13....

 
 By Paul Delaney    Opinion    June 21, 2018

'Life is good today, Life is good today'

Personally, there’s nothing like the crashing waves, the bubbling of a moving river or the pure solitude of a high mountain meadow to be able to reflect. While many seek church, I’m sold on God’s creations in Mother Nature. As those waves...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Trump may be unorthodox, but he's often right

It is popular to pick on our president. He makes it so easy that anyone can do it. The recent meeting with the North Korean dictator should have been praiseworthy, but president Trump’s unorthodox leadership style brought criticism instead. I have...

 

Planned Parenthood had bipartisan support

Yesterday, June 11, I read an interesting fact: “In 1964 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman became honorary chairmen of Planned Parenthood.” In 1968, President Nixon called population growth “one of the most serious challenges to human...

 

Teacher unions have brought many benefits

In a May 10, Cheney Free Press column, Frank Watson wrote an opinion piece about the problems he found with teachers in public schools. His observations are based on his several years of teaching and biased by his personal background. My comments...

 

Time for unified fireworks display in Medical Lake

The Fourth of July will soon be here once again. Few people really know much about the actual history of how the original colonies declared their freedom from being ruled by England and all that was involved. We need much more education about the...

 

Cheney Outreach is separate, serves community

The Cheney Outreach Center is a separate 501c3 agency not affiliated with the Cheney Community Service Council or Cheney’s Food Bank’s individual 501c3 status. Donations made to Cheney Food Bank can only be used by the food bank and not...

 

Don't condemn pit bulls, educate owners

In response to the letter about banning pit bulls (Cheney Free Press, June 7). I’ve worked with them in stressful shelter situations, and found them to be just like any other dog. How their owners treated/trained them greatly influences how they wi...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 5 Police conducted a welfare check the 300 block of West Fifth Street on a juvenile who had made hints about committing suicide. Juvenile male was contacted and reports were found to be erroneous. June 11 Domestic violence/verbal dispute...

 

Col. Derek Salmi assumes command at FAFB

There is a new commander in town at Fairchild Air Force Base. On June 15, Col. Derek Salmi assumed command Fairchild during a ceremony in front of local of area leaders and other attendees. Salmi comes from the Royal Air Force Base in Mildenhall,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 19, 2008 Albert Tripp was appointed as the new city manager for Airway Heights. Tripp had previously worked as the public works director for the city for three years. Fairchild Air Force Base Boy Scout Troop 342 announced that nine...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church The Sunday morning worship service at Cheney Community Church on June 24 will feature, “His Song,” a vocal group from Spokane. They will lead the entire service which begins at 10 a.m. The public is invited to come enjoy...

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Cheney June 25 Feed Cheney’s first free brown bag supper of the summer happens in Veterans Park, across the street from the Wren Pierson Community Center, on Monday, June 25. There will also be the usual free grocery distribution. The June...

 

You lookin' at me?

Participants in the annual Medical Lake Founders Day parade last Saturday came in all shapes, sizes and species. Other activites at the festival included fireworks, a triathlon and lots of fun...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    June 21, 2018

Lemaster retiring for good - really

Few believe that Leroy Lemaster has finally coached his last crew of kids in tennis. Except, perhaps, Lemaster's knees and legs, which are just not what they used to be, even the new artificial knee...

 

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