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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 5, 2018

Cheney dog park is proposed

Does Cheney really need a dog park? That was the central question Cheney council members wanted to know about a request to build such a facility in the city, presented at their June 26 meeting. The...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    July 5, 2018

Water resourceful

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report came out regarding some of the contaminants that were found in the water in Airway Heights last May. The 852-page document concluded...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 5, 2018

Dusty Rose

Crews were moving a lot of earth last week at the site of Project Rose, a four-story, 2.6-million square foot distribution center located on Geiger Boulevard north of Interstate 90's Medical Lake...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 5, 2018

Bringing Main Street program to Cheney

Between 40-50 community members gathered at Cheney’s City Hall auditorium June 25 to talk about what can be done to revitalize the city’s downtown — and how the state and other communities can help. The meeting, hosted jointing by the city’s...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    July 5, 2018

Fairchild starts new Human Performance Cell program

Keeping airmen healthy on Fairchild Air Force Base is quite the task, but the 92nd Medical Group started an innovative program in the beginning of the year to help support full-spectrum readiness....

 
 By DeeAnn Gibb    News    July 5, 2018

Apex opens in Airway Heights

West Plains Chamber of Commerce members and representatives gathered in Airway Heights to celebrate the opening of the new Apex Physical Therapy with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday. The...

 

Project work underway at Cheney schools

Construction work on all four of the Cheney School District's facilities included in 2017's $52 million bond is underway. In a presentation to the school board last Wednesday, June 27, OAC project...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    July 5, 2018

Medical Lake board hears CTE, STEM program updates

The end of the 2017-18 school year review in Medical Lake included updates on CTE and STEM programs with some notable advancements announced. The district's CTE or Career Technical Education and...

 

Medical Lake High second semester honor roll

Medical Lake High School has released its 2017-2018 second semester honor roll. Students making the honor roll are listed by last name first as follows: Freshmen Bridges, Cheyenne Deitschman, Breanna Earley, Natalee Eberhardt, Mayah Harper, Anne...

 

MLHS Principal's honor roll

Medical Lake High School has released its 2017-2018 second semester Principal’s honor roll. Freshmen Acord, Ellie Beecher, Jessica Bode, Rachel Brown, Violet Cain, Kaycee Castro, Kyler Cook, Chloe Davis, Ethan Dickey, Cameron Dyess, Preston...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    July 5, 2018

Groundbreaking moments

The Cheney School District kicked off its final and largest project stemming from the 2017 bond last Wednesday - the expansion and renovation of Cheney High School. Several area dignitaries and...

 
 By GRACE POHL    Opinion    July 5, 2018

July is moving month for this young reporter

It is crazy to me that we are already halfway through the year and that it is now July. This will personally be a big month for me as I move across the country to Knoxville Tenn., at the end of the month. As I realized that I will be moving from my...

 
 By DON C. BRUNELL    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Jetsons cartoon robots now reality in fast-food business

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor The Jetsons television series about a space-age family featuring “Rosey the Robot” gave us a preview of life with robots, kiosks and interactive television. In 1962, it was a fictitious cartoon; however, in 2018,...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    July 5, 2018

In this country, when in doubt - sue someone

Our governor and attorney general are at it again. They decided to sue the president over his policy to separate the children of illegal immigrants when the parents are detained. The paperwork was prepared and ready to submit when the president...

 

Family is all that most immigrants have

Most Americans cannot relate to the lives of our sisters and brothers who live in Third World countries. Though only occasionally traveling overseas, we often select Europe as our destination — a cruise on the  Danube or a trip to Italy. Thus,...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    July 5, 2018

Kristina Blake is new code enforcer in Airway Heights

After years of not having a code enforcer, the city of Airway Heights has brought in Kristina Blake to take over the new job. Blake earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Portland State...

 

News Briefs

CHS graduate performs with Seattle Cascades The Seattle Cascades, the oldest and most decorated drum and bugle corps in the Pacific Northwest, announced its 154-member corps for the 2018 season in a June 7 news release. Among those selected to play...

 

Medical Lake trying to connect with seniors

While campaigning for Medical Lake mayor last year, Shirley Maike found that one of the things that kept coming up at forums was developing programs for senior citizens and how to connect them with those activities. That interaction revealed Medical...

 

How to use the summer season to care for your perennial gardens

Keep your perennial gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months with a bit of midsummer grooming and care. Investing time midseason means you'll be enjoying beautiful gardens now...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 3, 2008 The Eastern Washington University board of trustees passed the university’s 2008-2009 fiscal budget. The document achieves a milestone by topping the $200 million mark for the first time at $200,800,484 — about $562,200...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church The Cheney Congregational Church decided to join National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC). The NACCC national convention was held the last weekend in June. Sunday, July 1, Rhonda Jared spoke of...

 

From the archives: 2008

Keep your eye on the ball Six-year-old Toree Soto practiced her forehand during "beginner tennis" lessons. Waiting her turn is Danielle Spisak, also 6. They were part of a class taughy by Bryan...

 

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 • July 6, Master Gardeners: Cheney Plant... Full story

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake brings Christmas to summer It’s Christmas in July at Feed Medical Lake on Monday, July 9, at 5 p.m. The menu includes roast turkey, garlic mashed potatoes/yams, green bean casserole, rolls and red/white/blue dessert. Grocery...

 

Peggy J. Pettis

Peggy Pettis passed away at her home on June 25, 2018. She was born in Spokane to Lloyd and Joyce Beckley on February 17, 1954. She is survived by her husband Dave Pettis, her sons: David Pettis and... Full story

 

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