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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 28, 2018

Medical Lake approves police contract

There’s nothing like discussion of how Medical Lake will police itself in the future to make a City Council meeting lively. At its June 19 meeting the council — short one member, Ted Olson who was away on vacation and still trying to fill a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 28, 2018

The rumble of thunderstorms

The La Nina and El Nino climate phenomena are prime drivers of how winter weather in the Northwest behaves. But those two siblings of sorts also can dictate what summers will be like. That was the...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 28, 2018

Getting around on the West Plains

Growth has created transportation challenges on the West Plains, and attendees at a recent West Plains Chamber of Commerce breakfast received an overview on how those challenges are being met....

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 28, 2018

Fire station upgrades, well 3 top improvement plan lists

Cheney’s Planning Commission approved an annual update to the city’s six-year capital improvements plan at its regular meeting in June. The plan identifies project the city views as essential to maintaining established levels of service (LOS)...

 

Cheney board OKs high school constructability

Expansion and renovation work at Cheney High School is one step closer to beginning, thanks to the approval by the school district’s board of directors of a resolution accepting a constructability review report. The review was based upon architect...

 

EWU professor to serve as language specialist in Jordan

Eastern Washington University associate professor Gina Mikel Petrie, Ph.D., has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English Language Specialist assignment in Amman, Jordan. The English Language Specialist Program is the...

 

Cheney High program receives FFA award

The Washington state Future Farmers of America Association announced in a June 14 news release that Cheney High School’s agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor Allen Skoog had been awarded a $27,000 grant from the association. The funding...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    June 28, 2018

Northern Quest opens kid-friendly attractions June 29

Northern Quest Resort and Casino officially opens their Kids Quest and Cyber Quest on June 29 for family-friendly activities. On the Kids Quest side, an hourly children's entertainment center for...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    June 28, 2018

Village Cinemas movie series returns to Airway Heights

Village Centre Cinemas in Airway Heights is bringing back the summer matinee series for everyone to enjoy. The series started on June 18 and will run until Aug. 16 for a fun activity to last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    June 28, 2018

Rosenbeck picked to fill vacant ML council seat

Elizabeth Rosenbeck is right back where she started from a year ago - a member of the Medical Lake City Council. Rosenbeck was the unanimous choice of the council in a vote at the June 19 meeting to...

 

News briefs

Scammers at it again with fake law enforcement warnings The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive reports of scammers trying to lie, intimidate, trick, and threaten people into giving up their hard-earned money or personal...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    June 28, 2018

Riddick named July Yard of the Month

The home of Robert and Bridie Riddick at 30 North Seventh St. across from the Cheney pool, is the Cheney Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club Yard of the Month for July. The Riddicks receive a $25 gift...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Open primaries could move us to the middle

I frequently decompress by laying back in my overstuffed recliner as I read the paper. I was doing fine until a sentence in a nationally syndicated column caught my eye and raised my blood pressure. This well known columnist said he didn’t want to...

 
 By ANDREW MOSS    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Time and imagination help understand immigration in America

There is a certain tyranny to the 24-hour news cycle, a specific grip on human awareness and attention. We have been rightly consumed by the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children, and the media have been fi...

 

The management of powdery mildew on plants

Spots and patches of white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plant means powdery mildew infected your plant. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of p...

 

A report from the USS Constitution - yes, that Constitution

BOSTON – A 2016 Medical Lake High School graduate and Medical Lake, Wash., native will celebrate America's 242nd year of independence as part of a hand-picked Navy crew serving on the world's oldest...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 26, 2008 A new development was being proposed in Cheney that included a 9,375-square-foot site between 105 and 121 N. Ninth St. The finished project was set to be a two-story, multi-family residence that would have standard and...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Coffee hour follows the worship service. Christian education for grade school through adults is on hiatus until September. You may watch our...

 

Planting for the community

St. Paul's Episcopal Church's community garden at 625 C St. in Cheney has once again been planted with lots of green beans, peas, squash, zucchini, cucumbers and more. The veggies will go to the...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1968, the cost of sending a letter increased to 6 cents. Learn more about our area's history at www.cheneymuseum.org...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 16 Brandon R. Malet, 27, was arrested for fraud and second-degree theft charges stemming from an incident on Dec. 19 on the 300 block of Erie Street. Lynn M. Englehardt, 51, was arrested for unlawful issuance of a bank check and third-deg...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 28, 2018

New Eastern Washington volleyball coach introduced

New Eastern Washington University volleyball coach Leslie Flores-Cloud had her first official live introduction to the media June 25, and like some of those before her had to vie for attention with a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    June 28, 2018

Eastern hockey moves back to ACHA

As Eastern Washington University's hockey team turns 20, the program will be returning to its roots. After spending the past seven seasons in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League with...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Sports    June 28, 2018

Hoopfest's magical time is once again upon us

This weekend marks the magical days of summer because Hoopfest is in town. Ever since moving to the area, I have loved attending the event every year because it brings the whole Pacific Northwest together in the most entertaining way. You can walk...

 

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