Articles from the July 12, 2012 edition

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Cards edged by Cheney in doubleheader, out of playoffs

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter They went at it hard this past Monday at Holliday Field, two intense rivals on one hand, but many good friends on the other. Cheney swept an AA American Legion American League doubleheader 7-6 and 3-1. The wins moved...


Eastern announces 2013 football dates at Toledo, Oregon State

Eagles plays 12-game regular season for first time FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS The Eastern Washington University football team will play its first 12-game regular season in school history when the Eagles visit the University of Toledo on Sept. 14,...


Eastern, 700 ESPN extend broadcast deal

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS Eastern Washington University and 700 ESPN and the KXLY Radio Group have reached a two-year extension on their radio agreement to have all home and away EWU football and men's basketball games broadcast live on 700 ESPN. The... Full story


West Plains Little League wins District 13 softball title

Sweep of Northwest Little League sends local 11 and 12 year olds to state tournament in Kirkland this week By JOHN McCALLUM Editor West Plains Little League 11-12 year old all-stars swept their competition from the Northwest Little League (Lakeside)...


Sports Week for July 12, 2012

BASEBALL American Legion AAA July 13-15, District Tournament at A.K. Jackson, times and teams TBA. July 21-22 Sub Regional. Times and teams TBA. AA Thursday, July 12, Cheney at North Central, 5:30 p.m. Medical Lake at University, 5:30 p.m. Friday,...


Sherritt named CFL player of the week  

Former Eastern Washington University and current Edmonton Eskimos' linebacker J.C. Sherritt was named as one of Gibson's Finest CFL Players of the Week in a 19-15 victory against the Toronto Argonauts June 30. Sherritt, in his second season with the...


Summer Hawks miss playoffs, end season with University, G-Prep doubleheaders

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney's American Legion A team wrapped up its season last week with three losses in its final four games, all coming against top tier competition in the Spokane American Legion A Southern Division. The Summer Hawks' lone win... Full story


Two spots remain vacant on Airway Heights Planning Commission

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The Airway Heights Planning Commission held a quick meeting Monday, July 9, largely consisting of dealing with vacant commissioner positions. Commissioners Mary Henson and Rosemary Combs vacated their positions due to... Full story


Body Harmony Massage grows with new First Street location

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Marisa Wunderlich was nearly giddy leading a tour through her new space during an open house Monday. The new home of Body Harmony Massage and Spa at 1708 First St. is a big expansion for the business, with two massage r...


Client numbers double at food bank

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter A new location for the Medical Lake Food Bank couldn't have come at a better time. The food bank has seen demand for its services more than double since June 2009, when it provided food for 114 families. This past June,... Full story


Alan Hale

On July 2, 2012, Cheney lost a great member of its community. A husband, father, decorated fighter pilot, Air Force test pilot, businessman, and professor, Alan Hale left an indelible mark on the many lives he touched and we were all fortunate to hav... Full story


Paul P. Delgado

Paul P. Delgado passed away July 4, 2012 in Medical Lake at the age of 84. He was born Nov. 25, 1927 in Lordsburg, New Mexico to Cruz and Virginia Delgado. Paul was raised in Lordsburg and served in the U.S. Army from late 1945 to early 1947. He... Full story


Late bloomer Pat Crowley's handiwork chosen as July Yard of the Month

Honor is second time around for Salnave Road yard full of lush flower beds, fancy water feature By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter One might call Pat Crowley a late bloomer. The admitted hater of yard work, until about 15 years ago that is, had his Salna... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Ruts in Cheney's brick crosswalks cause damage to cars I am writing this letter to address the issue of the brick crosswalks in downtown Cheney. Is it going to take someone having an accident before someone notices? I have driven over those many time... Full story


In Our Opinion: A candidate's true mettle lies beyond the lines of religion

When considering qualifications of candidates for elected office, how much weight should be put on personal matters not directly related to the job? It's a question many voters are asked and sometimes told to consider virtually every election cycle...


Wood Bat helps prime Cheney for playoffs

Summer Hawks go 3-2 in pod action, open final week of regular season with convincing win over West Kootenay By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney Summer Hawks' manager Kadeem Smalls knew his team would be rusty returning to competition after an unscheduled...


Frame recovers just in time to win 49th Lilac Invitational

Wazzu amateur requires overtime to overtake Clarkston pro Roters By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Hank Frame stumbled only briefly - on one hole - during the four-day run of the 49th Annual Lilac City Invitational golf tournament that concluded last Su...


Mahoney next principal at Betz, Fraser to lead new elementary school in 2013

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Carol Mahoney has been named the new principal at Betz Elementary School and Shawna Fraser has been named the “planning principal” for the new elementary school currently under construction in the Cheney School... Full story


Write to the Point Let's celebrate our many local volunteers

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Last week I was up to my eyeballs in Cheney Rodeo and Cheney Jubilee. This being my “beat,” as we say in the biz, I was tasked with bringing together our annual Rodeo Weekend special section, and boy is it a big...


Council OKs new Cheney commission appointees

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Three people were appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday's Cheney City Council meeting. Retired Eastern Washington University history professor Richard Donley, EWU geography professor Dan...


Revolutionary War soldiers receive honors at Washington State Veterans cemetery

By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter First there was the Liberty Tree near Boston, Mass., a rallying point for patriots in the Revolutionary War. Now, an oak tree planted at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake will commemorate all...


Cheney man in serious condition after motorcycle/car collision on west SR 904

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor A Cheney man was injured Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle near Dayton Road on SR 904 west of Cheney. According to the Washington State Patrol collision report, Bret C. Talbott, 54, of...


Spokane land trust presents housing options to Airway Heights

City Council approves some modifications to public works project By JAMES EIK Staff Reporter The Spokane Community Land Trust spoke to the Airway Heights City Council regarding its ongoing mission to provide reasonably priced housing to potential...


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