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 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    August 2, 2018

Rascally good time

Over three-dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15 as the Rascal Rodeo made its... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    August 2, 2018

Rascally good time

Over three-dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15 as the Rascal Rodeo made its... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Council zips through busy agenda

The Cheney City Council got a lot of business jammed into a mere 25 minutes at its July 24 meeting. And as it worked out, Public Works Director Todd Ableman was at the center of much of it. In terms of action items, Ableman spoke to a series of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Residents allege Harvest Bluff swales built incorrectly

In citizen comments at the July 24 Cheney City Council meeting, Harvest Bluff housing resident Dana Greenwood voiced displeasure over swales in her neighborhood that were retaining water and asked what the city planned to do to help. “They are not...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Just need to build it

Medical Lake is now two-thirds of the way to the finish line in their effort to secure emergency water for its citizens following a July 23 vote of the Spokane City Council. By a 5-2 margin, the council approved an intertie with the West Plains...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 2, 2018

Contractor sweeps net West Plains violators

Several contractors at Cheney and Medical Lake construction sites were caught up in a nationwide crackdown on illegal activities that netted 50 violators in Washington state alone. Inspectors from the state Department of Labor & Industries made unann...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 2, 2018

Hurdles battle

Michael Burns, 75, and on the left, has a lead over Emil Pawlik, 79, in a 70-Over hurdles heat at the USATF National Masters Championships July 27 at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. The...

 
 By GRACE POHL    News    August 2, 2018

Community 'time banking' coming to Airway Heights

Airway Heights is in the initial stage of planning a community time bank with health program specialist Heather Wallace leading the way. A time bank, which was developed in the 1980s, is an organized way that people can trade their skills based on un...

 

Eastern breaks ground on its new science center

The long wait is over for those pursuing study in science and technology at Eastern Washington University as the school broke ground on its long-awaited Interdisciplinary Science Center (ISC) July...

 

Medical Lake School District approves $25.9 million budget

The Medical Lake School Board heard and approved in unanimous fashion its operating budget for the 2018-19 school year at a special meeting prior to its regular July 24 meeting. Chad Moss, director of finance, prepared a detailed budget document...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 2, 2018

Cossalman House recommended for Cheney registry

Cheney's Historic Preservation Commission voted at a July 12 special meeting to recommend the James and Ruth Cossalman House for inclusion on the local historic registry. The house on Fifth Street has...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

ML Yard of the Month for July

The yard of Elisabeth Moseley was chosen as the Medical Lake Kiwanis Club and Gardeners of Cheney "Yard of the Month" for July. Pictured above (L-R): Jean Nelson and Gayle Hennings of the Gardeners...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Media to Trump: 'You're just so mean'

One of the many scripts that recycle themselves and play out randomly these days in the media is how they are treated so horribly by President Donald Trump. Those poor 90-pound weaklings are constantly getting bullied and having sand kicked in their...

 

Cementing radioactive waste could save U.S. billions

Since 2002, the U.S. Deptartment of Energy has funded construction of a $17 billion project to encase radioactive wastes in solid glass logs. It is scheduled to start operations in 2022 and treat more than 56 million gallons of hazardous liquids whic...

 

Americans are overfed and undernourished - multivitamins can help

Americans are eating more than ever. Today, the average adult consumes about 3,700 calories per day. That’s nearly 30 percent more than we ate in 1961 — and about double what’s recommended. Despite these calories, tens of millions of Americans...

 

Thanks for flying our flag

Thank you to the businesses and residences who fly our country’s flag, “Old Glory,” especially on Independence Day.  Judy Bridges Cheney...

 

Brown's no vote led to a safer community protection law

Voters in Washington’s 5th Congressional District have seen Cathy McMorris-Rodger’s ad regarding Lisa Brown’s vote on community protection zones. It is at best disingenuous. McMorris Rodgers is correct when she says that Brown opposed a...

 

Prepaid postage included on all Spokane County primary ballots

Spokane County voters will not be required to affix postage when mailing in their completed ballots for the 2018 primary election Aug. 7 and the Nov. 6 general election. Individuals will continue to have the option of placing their ballots in any of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Fire, EMS levy support sought in Medical Lake

Medical Lake Fire Chief Jayson Mayfield hopes that city residents stay in a generous mood and approve a replacement Emergency Medical Services levy next Tuesday, Aug. 7. The upcoming levy renews present funding at 50 cents per $1,000 of property...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Residents allege Harvest Bluff swales built incorrectly

In citizen comments at the July 24 Cheney City Council meeting, Harvest Bluff housing resident Dana Greenwood voiced displeasure over swales in her neighborhood that were retaining water and asked what the city planned to do to help. “They are not...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 7, 2008 In the heat of the summer season, the main boat launch at Silver Lake was set to be closed for repaving that was to take place from July 28 -- Aug. 28. Cheney High School senior Desire Winters was the second runner up at...

 

Bruce Marvin Mitchell

Bruce Marvin Mitchell was born in Whittier, Calif. on Sept. 19, 1929. He entered into rest on July 21, 2018 in Ventura, Calif. One of the kindest and most loving men there ever was, Bruce grew up in B... Full story

 

Looking Back - 1978

Seattle Seahawks' fullback David Sims scores the first touchdown of the year for the third-year National Football League team during an inter-squad game witnessed by some 5,000 fans at Woodward...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We just had a celebration of friendship at our church on Sunday July 29. We do this when it is the fifth Sunday of the month. Just a nice way of visiting with friends over a meal and small talk. The Congregational Church...

 

Medical Lake Food Bank volunteers honored

The board of directors of the Medical Lake Food Bank Association hosted an appreciation dinner for the volunteers of the Medical Lake Food Bank and Medical Lake Care and Share on July 10 during the general membership meeting. These volunteers work...

 

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