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Articles from the July 25, 2019 edition

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Airway Heights code woes

Tucked away in a mobile home park off of Sunset Highway in Airway Heights, a drama worthy of a telenovela has quietly been playing out since late June, expanding to involve city dep... — Updated 7/25/2019


Legal Notices July 25, 2019

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Thank you community

On behalf of the 24-Hour Tennis-a-Thon committee, we would like to thank our sponsors, our volunteers, and the communities of Medical Lake, Airway Heights, Cheney, and Spokane. The Medical Lake Community Outreach Program and the... — Updated 7/25/2019


A war with Iran can and should be avoided

Every day, the United States and Iran continue to move closer to war. As tensions escalate between our nations, the risk grows of accidents and miscalculations tipping us into another deadly conflict in the Middle East. I am... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Opinion

Sowing the seeds of hate in the USA

A recent Washington Post analysis of a University of North Texas study found a 226 percent increase in reported hate crimes in counties where President Donald Trump held a rally... — Updated 7/25/2019


Annexation a win-win for Medical Lake, Spokane Fire District 3

After working for Spokane County Fire District #3 from 1981-2016, I believe the annexing of the two departments together is a positive move for the citizens of both entities. It would fiscally impossible for the city of Medical... — Updated 7/25/2019


Eastern men to play in Gotham Classic in November

The Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team will play four games this November – including a home game against Belmont -- as part of the Gotham Classic, it was announced on Monday (July 22). Besides EWU and... — Updated 7/25/2019


Seven Eagles named to 2018-19 NABC Honors Court

Seven Eastern Washington University men’s basketball players – the most in NCAA Division I and in the Big Sky Conference –were named to the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court it was announc... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

American Legion AA Medical Lake Post 196 closes the season in the the dark in Kettle Falls

Perhaps it was a bad omen when the umpires arrived an hour late. Whatever the reason, the American Legion AA Medical Lake Post 196 crew finished their season with a two-game... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Sports

American Legion Spokane Cannons end seasons with strong finish

The Spokane American Legion Cannons Senior ended their season with a tough loss in the first game of loser-out league playoffs at home against the Bandits at Shadle Park Thursday,... — Updated 7/25/2019


Medical Lake's Denney's Harvest Foods changing hands

The business has been integral to the social fabric of Medical Lake for nearly a quarter century, and while Denny’s Harvest Foods isn’t going anywhere, the owner, Kathy... — Updated 7/25/2019


Robert W Reese

Former longtime Pendleton, Ore. resident Robert W. “Bob” Reese passed away in Spokane, Wash. On June 2, 2019. Born in Spokane in 1941, Bob was raised in Cheney. He graduated... — Updated 7/25/2019



Cheney Congregational Church Are you searching for a church? Visit us and check us out at 10 a.m. any Sunday at 423 N. 6th St. and stay for refreshments at 11 a.m. in our fellowship hall so we can get acquainted. Our new pastor,... — Updated 7/25/2019


EWU Spring Quarter Dean's List released

Eastern Washington University’s Spring Quarter Dean’s List was released this week and can be found at The EWU Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall... — Updated 7/25/2019


Cheney School District works on capital projects levy

The Cheney School Board is bracing itself for an onslaught of new students in the coming years as it heard details on a new enrollment report at its July 17 meeting. The report indicates the district may be facing a student populat... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Tennis-a-Thon brings in thousands

The 22nd annual 24 Hour Tennis-a-Thon was by all accounts another success this year as volunteers, coaches, players and participants came out to hit some balls, receive some... — Updated 7/25/2019


West Plains Fire and EMS monthly statistics

Airway Heights Fire Department Fire 19 Emergency Medical Service 140 Total 159 Cheney Fire Department Structure fire 5 Emergency medical service 70 Extrication rescue 1... — Updated 7/25/2019


County issues burn ban effective July 24

Elevated fire risk has prompted county officials to issue burn restrictions for unincorporated areas of Spokane County effective Wednesday, July 24, according to a press release. Unauthorized open burning and specified outdoor... — Updated 7/25/2019


Correction: Buyer Beware

A story, “Buyer beware: Investor stuck with condemned building,” in the July 18 edition of the Cheney Free Press incorrectly named the source of a quote. The Cheney building official who discussed the role and duties of... — Updated 7/25/2019


CEOs address WP needs

When it comes to business on the West Plains, chief executive officers of three long-time area employers told a large audience at the July 17 West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Young entrepreneurs

Bayle Bahr, left, and Chloe Parsons spent much of Thursday, July 18 under the sun at the corner of Lefevre and Lake streets in Medical Lake selling drinks and asking for donations... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

ML Council extends planning contract

Attendance was back to normal – that is, low – for the July 16 Medical Lake City Council meeting, as members, absent Councilwoman Jessica Roberts, heard two presentations and... — Updated 7/25/2019


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