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AH council plans for housing

The Airway Heights City Council faced an extensive agenda at its Aug. 5 meeting, honoring local legislators and hearing a presentation relating to a proposed Highland Village development resolution. Council first unanimously... — Updated 8/8/2019


Legal Notices August 8, 2019

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EWU's Barriere on Payton watch list

Junior quarterback Eric Barriere has been selected by STATS as one of 25 players in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision to be selected to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, it was announced on Wednesday (July 31). Barriere... — Updated 8/8/2019


City of Airway Heights thanks state legislators for work during past legislative session

In late April, communities across Washington State welcomed back their local legislators from Olympia after the conclusion of the 2019 Legislative session. The 2019 session was a long, 105-day session and the Legislature finished t... — Updated 8/8/2019


Why is socialism OK for rich, but not rest of the America?

Frank Watson (“Socialism is a one-way trip to disaster,” Cheney Free Press, Aug. 1, 2019). I will defend his right to say whatever, but to allow this white-privileged, right-wing individual to spew without any rebuttal is what... — Updated 8/8/2019


Congress needs to pass Alzheimer's Act to offer hope for those suffering from dementia

I was disappointed to learn that only 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries with dementia have received a personal care plan that has been available to them since 2017. Apparently many physicians are unaware of this code and service... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Opinion

It's time to take responsibility for harmful words

Let’s say this first, just to get it out of the way. Most of the problems facing this country brought once again into the limelight from the two mass shootings over the weekend... — Updated 8/8/2019


Everyone needs a happy place

By FRANK WATSON Contributor When our legs began to complain about the climb into the overhead bunk of our camper, my wife and I bought a year-round cabin on the Pend Oreille River. It has become our get away when the normal... — Updated 8/8/2019


Finally, legislation gets tough enough on sports-related assault

Last week, spurred by the crimes of former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, two U.S. Senators released a 235-page report summarizing an 18-month investigation into sexual abuse in sports. But the senators — one a Democrat... — Updated 8/8/2019


Big Sky Defensive MVP Chris Scott to be Inducted into Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame

Rarely do football players lose weight as their collegiate careers unfold, but defensive tackle Chris Scott did exactly that and had one of the greatest football seasons in Eastern... — Updated 8/8/2019


Eagles fourth in preseason STATS FCS poll

The Eastern Washington University football team will begin the 2019 season as the No. 4 team in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, according to the STATS FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Preseason Top-25 poll... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Hisaw named Washington track and field coach of the year

Cheney High School alum and current Walla Walla High School track and field head coach Eric Hisaw has been named the Boys High School Coach of the Year for Washington by the U.S.... — Updated 8/8/2019


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 13, 2009 The annual Airway Heights Festival took a hit in attendence thanks to poor, stormy weather. Eastern Washington University’s Police Department hosted an extensive active shooter training exercise on... — Updated 8/8/2019



Cheney Congregational Church Searching for a church? Check us out any Sunday at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. 6th and Oakland streets, and stick around for refreshments afterward at 11 a.m. We’d like to get acquainted. Our new... — Updated 8/8/2019


West Plains BRIEFS

Feed Medical Lake serves spaghetti dinner Aug. 12 Feed Medical Lake is serving spaghetti/meatballs, salad and garlic bread with parfait dessert on Aug. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church; 223 S. Hallett... — Updated 8/8/2019


Depot moving proceeding despite some snags

Plans to move the historic Cheney Railroad Depot are close to becoming a reality, despite a slight slowdown in logistics. In a July 10 email, Cheney Depot Society secretary Sue... — Updated 8/8/2019


On Heron Pond

Drivers traveling between Cheney and Medical Lake may have noticed the return of an unusual aquatic neighbor on Heron Pond, adjacent to Salnave Road just west of Interstate 90.... — Updated 8/8/2019


Fire Academy seeks regional emphasis

The West Plains Fire Academy is once again accepting applications for new volunteer and career firefighters, and local fire officials say it’s hoping to foster a new, more regional focus. Spokane County Fire District 10 Division... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Fingers crossed for Lefevre Street Bakery & Deli

What’s going on with the Lefevre Street Bakery and Café in Medical Lake? That question has been on many people’s minds since the restaurant suddenly shut down just over a month... — Updated 8/8/2019


Jarrells makes OSU honor roll

Oregon State University officials have announced that senior Molly E. Jarrells of Cheney has been named to the spring term 2019 Scholastic Honor Roll, achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Jarrels is one of 4,352... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake School Board inks school year budget

The Medical Lake School Board approved a new school budget on Tuesday, July 30. The details were outlined for board members by district staff at a public hearing held before the... — Updated 8/8/2019


Cheney district adopts capital projects levy

The Cheney School Board’s July 31 meeting was a swift one, as multiple staff members delivered reports on matters essential to the future of the district. Superintendent Rob Roettger said the district has been working with Davis... — Updated 8/8/2019


Baccarella retires at Coldwell Banker

Pete Baccarella is retiring - again. The long-time Cheney Realtor is planning to step aside from his management role at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson in order to free up more time for... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Lee Hughes    News

Area firefighters respond to Eastern State Hospital

Firefighters from multiple agencies were dispatched to Eastern State Hospital for a reported commercial structure fire in the northwest wing of the hospital at 12:11 p.m.,... — Updated 8/8/2019


Commission OKs repairs at Alpha Phi

Exercising its responsibility to review appropriate changes to historic properties, the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission gave its approval — with conditions — at its... — Updated 8/8/2019


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