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Finishing pair

Riders Walter Alta-Mirano (503) and Jim David clasp hands as they cross the finish line of the 112-mile portion of the Jedermann Gran Fondo. Riders completing the ride that literally translates into...


Eastern searching to replace linebackers lost to graduation

You can never have enough linebackers. The Eastern Washington University football team used a lot of them in 2012, and now, must find a way to replace the productivity of six linebackers lost to...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 25, 2013

Doping in sports really does affect us all, one way or another

I don’t know about you but I watched a lot of the Tour de France this year. I watch a lot every year, but this year I think more so. Why? I don’t know, I just did. It was worth it as this year’s Tour was one of the most exciting in a while....

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    July 25, 2013

Cheney's A Legion team finishes with win, but miss playoffs

Having played baseball most all his life, Kent Weatherbee knows the game is one of bounces. Some go your way while others do not. That seemed to be the lesson the rookie head coach for Cheney’s SummerHawk A team took away from his season that...

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    July 25, 2013

West Plains Majors All Stars come up short in state tourney

The West Plains Little League Majors All-Star team found the going rather rough in competition July 13-21 at the state tournament in Vancouver, Wash. The District 13 champions lost their opener July 13 to a team from Ridgefield whose first six...


Stagecoach etiquette equally applicable today

Although this bit of advice for gentlemen riding on a stagecoach was given in the late 1800s, we might find it valuable in 2013. Since we who live in this era can’t even spell etiquette let alone...



Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcomed to join us this Sunday, July 28 for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Come early for the 9 a.m. Bible class. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by fellowship at 11:30. Mark your calendars for “Rally...


Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 31, 2003 The city of Cheney was taking steps that could eventually lead to the use of treated wastewater for irrigation purposes. A once-dead skateboard park in Medical Lake was...


Inge Albrecht

Inge Albrecht Albrecht, Ingeborg Magariter “Inge” born March 14, 1930 in Berlin, Germany passed away July 20 in Spokane, Wash. at the age of 83.  She was born to Ernst and Lena Balz. In 1954,... Full story


Betty Rose Dobbins

Betty Rose Dobbins On July 15, after years off suffering from CHF, Betty Rose Dobbins went home to be with her Lord. Jan. 20, 1932, Betty Rose Hink was born to John and Bertha Hink in Sprague, Wash. Betty married her childhood sweetheart Jerld... Full story


New dinosaur discovery is made in China

We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger. Less famous but equally big was...


Conrath's celebrate 65 years

Pat and Bert Conrath celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at the Cheney High School all-class reunion held last Saturday at Salnave Park. They were married July 25, 1948 at the Hitching Post in...


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