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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 23, 2018

Money for (hopefully) water

Cheney’s City Council gave unanimous approval at its Aug. 14 meeting to Mayor Chris Grover to sign a direct appropriation grant agreement between the city and the state Department of Commerce enabling the receipt of $727,500 in state funding to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 23, 2018

Setting a bad national record

On Monday, Aug. 20, a news headline appeared on social media from local television stations that was worth a double-take. "Spokane air quality improves to unhealthy," it said. Quite an odd...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 23, 2018

Dirt Road Salvage to add another event to Cheney's calendar

The quote from famed naturalist John Muir might tell you something about Dirt Road Salvage. "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt," Muir wrote. Heidi Monter and her...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 23, 2018

Airways Heights growing fast - fastest in county

Airway Heights is the fastest-growing city in the county and the fourth fastest-growing city in the state, according to a recently released report by the forecasting and research division of the state Office of Financial Management. The city is...

 

Cheney works to support low-income students

A study released this summer by Johns Hopkins University found that supporting low-income students and families is key to boosting district graduation rates, and school officials say Cheney is already taking steps to do just that this upcoming...

 

Class gathering

The Cheney High School class of 1978 held its 40th reunion over the Aug. 3-4 weekend. The gathering began Friday afternoon with a "Best Ball" golf tournament at the Fairways Golf Course, followed by...

 

Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars earns $5,000 grant

Medical Lake’s Dollars for Scholars chapter received a $5,000 grant to augment the work it does in the community. Now comes time to figure out how volunteers can put that money into motion. Scholarship America is the parent organization to Dollars...

 

Public comments sought on regional transportation projects

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council’s board of directors is seeking public input on prioritizing a list of $98 million worth of transportation projects in the region, including over $11.15 million worth on the West Plains. The board has app...

 

Some thoughts on doing this journalism thing

Pardon me if this sounds like beating a dead horse. But the opposite is what I hope to accomplish with the following words. This is an effort to spur the horse on in the never ending race that journalists are supposed to run — that being to report...

 

Organic farming isn't any better than regular farming

I visited my favorite supermarket the other day and got lost in the produce section. The price of apples had gone up 50 percent. They were from New Zealand and sported green “organic” labels. They were supposed to have been raised according to na...

 

Columbia River Treaty talks are too vital to ignore

While most of our attention in the Pacific Northwest these days is on trade wars, tariffs and wildfires, there are critical talks underway between the U.S. and Canada over future allocations of the Columbia River system’s water. The two countries a...

 

Sales taxes aren't the only answer to funding

Some comments on Frank Watson’s 8-16-18 opinion piece. In the article he stated: “Schools receive most of their income from real estate taxes. Those in the district who own homes are taxed while those who rent are not.” He continued “I may...

 

Brown should address Democratic Socialism

There’s an article on the liberal website Vox.com called “America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.” It should be required reading for Lisa Brown — and reporters at this paper shouldn’t stop until they...

 

Create healthy foundation for fall plantings

Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool - a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 28, 2008 The Cheney Police Department held a meeting to address excessive speeding in the region after several complaints were made by local residents. The Cheney School District...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church People of God, let us gather into the house of God, to hear of the ways and the words of Jesus. We come to find new ways and learn new words and live new lives. Visit with us Sunday mornings for more about Jesus and the...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

August Feed Cheney at Veteran’s Park Feed Cheney’s August meal and groceries will be next Monday, Aug. 27 at Veteran’s Park. There will be a brown bag supper at 5:30 p.m. for everyone who shows up. The meal is provided by Cheney Congregational...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, due to wartime manpower shortages, farmers put out a call for sack sewers and semi-skilled machine men for the wheat harvest. Women and children were filling the labor shortages for berry and fruit harvests. Learn...

 

Vern Duane Harrington

Vern Duane Harrington, resident of Cheney, passed away at the age of 85 on Aug. 13 at the Hospice House of Spokane. He was born on Aug. 9, 1933 to Vern and Etta Harrington in Bakersfield, Calif....

 

Cheney district hires Realtor to scout new school sites

The Cheney School District will be hiring a Realtor to work with the school district analyzing where future growth is occurring and planning for future school sites, the school board decided at their Aug. 15 meeting. The school board went through an...

 

Cheney School District welcomes new hires

The Cheney School District has hired about 49 new employees this year, many of whom have several years of experience in other districts....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 9 Terry L. Morrow, 34, Anthony P. Lawson, 38, and Christopher T. Gooch, 44, were arrested for second-degree theft for a bad check scam first reported on May 24 that took place on the zero hundred block of Cheney-Spokane Road. Aug. 13 An...

 

Eagles open with OT soccer win

Emma Vanderhyden's corner kick goal in the 95th minute of overtime gave Eastern Washington a 1-0 non-conference soccer victory over Cal State Bakersfield at home on Friday, Aug. 17, to open its...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 23, 2018

West Plains Chamber hears the best of Best

Let’s hope it does not happen anytime soon, particularly here in Cheney at Eastern Washington University, but if Aaron Best were to step away from football there’s a backup opportunity in his grasp. The Eagles second-year head football coach...

 

Eagles first scrimmage rewards both sides

There were victories on both sides of the ball, but 506 yards of offense stood out as the Eastern Washington University football team concluded its first two weeks of preseason practices with an...

 

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