Articles from the July 7, 2022 edition

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  • West Plains Police News

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS June 16 Kevin C. Kargol was arrested for criminal trespassing in the 100 block of N. Hayford Road. Brady T. Sampson was arrested for driving with a suspended license and driving without an ignition interlock device in the 10600 block of W. 12th Avenue. June 19 Kelly A. Caputo was arrested for driving with a suspended license west of Highway 2 and south of Hayden Road. June 20 Angel M. Sandelli was arrested for domestic violence assault in the fourth degree in the 12400 block west of Frank Street. Gemini A. Stan...

  • Shari McMahan begins tenure at Eastern

    Michaela Friedrich, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    CHENEY- Fresh from the Golden State, Shari McMahan is ready to settle in as the 27th president of Eastern Washington University. McMahan served as Provost at California State University, San Bernardino the past six years. Before that, she was a faculty/administrative member at California State University, Fullerton. McMahan finds an alignment between her values and the mission of Eastern as an inclusive, diverse university. "There's a lot of parallels with what I had been...

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  • Fireworks in Airway Heights

    Roger Harnack, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Thousands turned out Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day fireworks at Northern Quest Casino. The fireworks were launched from atop a parking garage. The Last Chance Band of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, performed a variety of country, pop and rock’n’roll songs....

  • Blackhawk Ridge plat approved

    Michaela Friedrich, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    CHENEY— After three months of working out technicalities, the City Council passed a modified proposal for the Blackhawk Ridge Preliminary Plat granting 34 homes and an unplatted 2.4 acres south of the development. The proposed plat was the subject of a workshop with developer Steve Emtman and Public Works Director Todd Ableman, following new questions and concerns presented by the community, the Planning Commission and the council. Per Ableman’s presentation, the proposed pre...

  • Small plane crashes near LaCrosse

    Olivia Harnack|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    LaCROSSE-A small Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft went down near Milepost 104 of State Highway 26 just before 2 p.m. Friday, July 1. The Washington State Patrol confirmed one person was injured and airlifted to a regional medical center. The name of the pilot is unknown at this time. No other information is available....

  • Second-hand store open in downtown Cheney

    Michaela Friedrich, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    CHENEY-Somethings in this world are genuinely timeless. At Flor Inmortal, a new business located in the heart of downtown Cheney, they believe that everything has the potential to be just that. The shop opened for business on May 6. "Flor Inmortal' is Spanish for 'immortal flower," Owner Kim Davis said. "It's an ode to the fact that things can be forever if we take good care of it." Davis owns the store with her husband, Gareth. The couple frequently brings in "new" vintage...

  • Writers Workshop

    Vern Hopkins|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    The cowboy’s heart may be many things, but it is seldom lonely and is most always thankful. He lives close to nature and God’s natural order of things. His heart is; -Reverent and awed as he observes the miracle of birth and the changing of the seasons. - It’s joyful when he watches newborn calves romping and playing little calf games on a sunshine-filled spring morning. -Gentle and kind when he teaches a young horse the lessons needed to become a good partner. -Savage and fierce when threatened by man, beast, or force...

  • Candidate forum on tap for Saturday

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    With less than a month until the Aug. 2 Primary Election, voters will get to know the candidates running for four county races at a forum at the Cheney Public Library meeting room on First St. on Sat., July 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. Candidates for District 5 Commissioner, Sheriff, Prosecutor, and 5th District Representative will answer questions about their qualifications, reasons for running and issues important to voters in Cheney and the West Plains. Karen Kiesling from Pullman is the moderator. The League of Women Voters...

  • Christie Brooks

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Please join us in celebrating the bright and beautiful life of Christie Brooks Who left this world but not our hearts April 5th 2020. Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 16th 2022 Sutton Park in Cheney, WA at 12pm Bring your most joyful memories to share Light lunch will be provided No need to dress fancy, Christie loved casual Any questions please call 509-991-5619... Full story

  • Roger Harnack | Cheney Free Press July 4 celebration

    Roger Harnack|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    A cornhole area for youth and adults alike was part of the family friendly Independence Day celebration at Northern Quest Casino....

  • Cannons drop games at Bat Classic

    Bob Kirkpatrick, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    MEDICAL LAKE-The Cannons are finding things difficult in the Spokane Wood Bat Classic, having dropped their first four games. The teams lost a close opener, 8-6, to Bellingham Post 7 on Friday afternoon on July 1 and then were turned back that evening by the Saskatoon Diamondbacks 9-4. The Cannons ran into a buzz saw in the Withnell Dodgers on Saturday afternoon, July 2, dropping an 11-0 contest at Medical Lake High School. Things looked promising initially for the Cannons as...

  • Outdoors with Jon Wilson

    Jon Wilson|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    I’ve loved fishing for over 60 years. Just as I’ve evolved as a human, so have the reasons why I enjoy the pursuit so much. In my youngest years, it was the excitement of just hooking and landing a fish. Later, it was successfully applying a growing body of skills and knowledge. More recently, I’ve loved putting others on fish they’ve been previously unable to catch or showing them a little something that will help them become better anglers. The one constant, however...

  • Summer Hawks snap losing streak

    Bob Kirkpatrick, Cheney Free Press|Updated Jul 7, 2022

    CHENEY—The Summer Hawks got what the doctor ordered in a dominating 9-1 win over West Valley on Sunday, July 3, to end a seven-game losing streak. Tyler Ashcroft led the Cheney attack from the plate and the bump, going 2-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI and tossing a masterful five-inning game, allowing one run off four hits and fanning nine batters. “Ty is just a great competitor,” Coach Rob Beamer said. “You know you’ll get all he has on the mound and at the dish.” The Cheney bats were sizzling from the get-go as the Summer...

  • Golfers make All-American Scholar Team

    Updated Jul 7, 2022

    Cheney Free Press CHENEY— Six student-athletes at Eastern Washington University made the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. Sophomore Morgan Baum, freshman Stephanie Chelack, junior Jaelin Ishikawa, freshman Carisa Padilla, redshirt sophomore Meghan Singh and freshman Kami Twining all made the cut. “This is a great accomplishment,” Head Coach Brenda Howe posted on the university website. “To have the entire team recognized shows how dedicated we are as a group, not only on the golf course but also...