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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 4, 2019

Two proposals for water usage

Cheney’s City Council received an overview of what a revised water rate structure might look like should such a measure be implemented in the near future. During an information-only presentation at the council’s June 25 meeting, representatives f...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    July 4, 2019

AH fire requires multi-agency response

A fire on Friday, June 28, in Airway Heights required a response from nearly every agency in the West Plains when a mobile home and yard debris were consumed in a blaze that could be seen for several...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 4, 2019

ML Planning Commission approves plan resolution

The Medical Lake Planning Commission on Thursday, June 27, approved a resolution that will eventually be presented to the City Council that formalizes its recent work to update the city’s comprehensive plan. Among other things, the resolution...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    July 4, 2019

A community divided

A federal judge will soon decide whether future plans for the Spokane Tribe Casino will be put on hold as a lawsuit brought by the Kalispel Tribe continues. The Spokane Tribe took its first steps toward a long-term goal of a large casino resort...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake board OKs summer school program

It was one of the faster meetings in memory as the Medical Lake School Board made quick work of an essentially pro forma agenda on Tuesday, June 25. With Superintendent Tim Ames absent, it fell on Assistant Superintendent Kim Headrick to answer...

 
 By EWU NEWS    Education    July 4, 2019

Late EWU social work professor honored at commencement

Students from EWU's School of Social Work commemorated a beloved instructor who passed away during the school year by wearing special stoles for the June 15 graduation ceremony. LuAnn "Lu" Brown, who...

 

Medical Lake High School second semester honor rolls

Medical Lake High School students who earned a 3.25 – 3.49 grade point average during the first semester of the 2018 – 2019 school year were placed on the honor roll. Students achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher earned a place on the Principal’s...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 4, 2019

Fire District 3 dedicates first fully-staffed station

Spokane County Fire District 3 achieved a major milestone in its 74-year history on Monday with the first raising of the American flag over its newly renovated Station 33 in Four Lakes. “We’ll be... Full story

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake announces July 4 regulations

Medical Lake is one of three Spokane County municipalities that still allow private discharge of fireworks on Independence Day, and Medical Lake Fire Department personnel have been busy distributing fliers by hand and on social media as a reminder...

 

Medical Lake comp plan comment period incorrectly stated

The final comment period regarding the ongoing Medical Lake comprehensive plan update was incorrectly reported in the June 27 edition of the Cheney Free Press. Comments will continue to be accepted by the City of Medical Lake into the foreseeable...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Time to stop kidding ourselves

Picture yourself traveling through space. Ahead hovers your home, a glowing bright blue orb reflecting the sun’s light off its vast oceans in the otherwise inky-cold blackness of space. As you know from your travels among the unimaginable vastness...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Monuments not necessarily for those who served

Deployments to Vietnam from Fairchild normally included an overnight stop in Pearl Harbor. Some of our crew had been there before and suggested we go out to the USS Arizona. We went to the pier and rode to the site in a small open boat operated by...

 

Cultivate green thumb for long-lasting blooms

A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall. Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the... Full story

 

AH Rec Center to host county parks meeting

The Airway Heights Recreation Center will be hosting a county-wide meeting seeking public feedback on the six-year strategic plan for the county parks system. At the meeting, officials from Spokane County’s Parks, Recreation and Golf Department...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in July 1944, Roy Hansen purchased the laundry business of E.L. McDonald, who had operated the cleaning and tailoring business since September 1919. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymu www....

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church All are welcome to join us at Cheney Community Church at 10 a.m. Sunday for our Sunday morning worship service. Bible classes are available for adults, young adults and youth at 8:45 a.m. Various activities are scheduled...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

County holiday closures Spokane County Public Works and Environmental Services Departments will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to observe the annual Independence Day holiday. The closure will also affect the Regional Solid Waste System ...

 

Cheney Congregational Church calls new pastor

After an intensive search process beginning in February, the Pastoral Search Committee at Cheney’s Congregational Church is unanimously recommending the calling of Rev. Matthew Keith Goodale as the church’s new pastor. Rev. Goodale grew up in...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 2, 2009 The Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved the university’s first ever-biennial budget that included a total of $26 million in reductions over two years along with a 14 percent resident and 5 percent out-...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake Post 196 drops two more in non-league play

American Legion AA league Medical Lake Post 196 dropped two more games in doubleheader action at home against Northern Lakes on Thursday, June 27. “We were only able to scatter a few hits,” head c...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 4, 2019

Barsness, Cheevers make all-conference teams

Two former Cheney and Medical Lake athletes received league and team awards as members of the Wenatchee Valley College fastpitch softball team after the recently concluded season. Former Lady Blackhaw...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 4, 2019

At least it's getting out and playing

I’m probably one of a handful of people in this region who doesn’t give a crap about Hoopfest. It’s hard for me to see the excitement over what is essentially a commercialized, expanded version of pickup basketball — the kind you use to play...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 4, 2019

AAA Cannons drop two more against a tough Pullman squad

It was a long day at the Shadle Park diamond as the Spokane American Legion Cannons took on visiting Pullman in a doubleheader on Thursday, June 27, dropping both to the leagues number one team. “Offensively we were clicking,” head coach Austin...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 4, 2019

Summerhawks fall in final at bat

For Cheney’s AA American Legion baseball team, last Tuesday’s rematch with Ferris boiled down to different results, same outcome as their June 24 game. The Summerhawks managed to get on the board against the home-field Saxons, but couldn’t...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) Baseball American Legion AAA Friday – Sunday, July 5 – 7, Cannons hosts Wood Bat Tournament, Medical Lake, times vary. Thursday – Sunday, July 11 – 14,...

 

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