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 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 29, 2019

One nabbed in high-speed chase

In the last week, several incidents have kept police busy in Airway Heights, including one that led to a high-speed pursuit of a fleeing vehicle. On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9:14 a.m., two Airway Heights officers responded to a domestic violence call on th...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 29, 2019

Cheney to replace water main along North 3rd Street

Residents in and around North 3rd Street between Elm and Ash streets will find travel a bit difficult in the coming weeks as a water main replacement project gets under way. At its Aug. 13 meeting, th...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 29, 2019

Early warning

Cheney police have set up their speed limit trailer along Salnave Road to remind drivers to slow down through the neighborhood; something especially important as area K-12 students head back to...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    August 29, 2019

Increasing water pressure

The Medical Lake City Council gave its unanimous approval to a last-minute agenda item at the Aug. 20 meeting, approving an $87,584 bid from General Industries Construction Company of Spokane Valley to build a new booster pump station in the...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    August 29, 2019

Proposed gun range one step closer to approval

Spokane County Commissioners have approved a petition by the Spokane Gun Club to re-designate a 451-acre site near the Medical Lake Cemetery from no shooting to a shooting zone at their Aug. 20 meeting after receiving an approval recommendation from...

 

CORRECTION: Turnbull fundraiser is Sept. 21

A story in last week’s Cheney Free Press included a pair of confusing dates for an upcoming fundraiser for the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The correct date for “Scenes and Songs from the Refuge” is Saturday, Sept. 21. The date in the...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 29, 2019

Daily flights between Spokane and Everett announced

Alaska Airlines has announced a daily nonstop service between Spokane International Airport and Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett to begin this fall, which has already generated significant interest from travelers across the state. New...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    August 29, 2019

Deputies in high speed chase through Silver Lake and Medical Lake

Medical Lake social media lit up Saturday evening when a high-speed chase ensued after Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted a wanted suspect near Silver Lake. The pursuit began at 10:45 p.m. when a deputy attempted to pull the suspect over,...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    August 29, 2019

Airway Heights officials still share update on water contamination solutions

An Airway Heights City Council study session and community meeting was cancelled Monday when a quorum could not be formed due to the absence of several council members. Slated for discussion was an update on the city’s ongoing water contamination...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    August 29, 2019

Medical Lake's Lefevre Street Bakery & Café for sale

If you've been pondering on the status of Medical Lake's Lefevre Street Bakery and Café, the cat is now out of the bag: it's for sale. That's at least one path that co-owner Kevin Gerhart is holding...

 

Plant edible, decorative containers for fall

End the growing season with an extra burst of color and nutrition with a few fall containers. A pot of mums or asters can add color to your front steps and a container filled with kale and greens...

 

Spokane Symphony season preview, passes available at library 

The Spokane County Library District announces the opportunity to meet Spokane Symphony’s new music director, James Lowe, and hear about the upcoming 74th season of the Spokane Symphony. The district is presenting: “Lowe Down on the New Symphony S...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 3, 2009 Cheney United Church of Christ held a “Blessing of the Animals” in which congregants could bring their pets to be blessed and share how their animals were a blessing in their lives. Rev. Debi Hasdorf blessed two cats, m...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church If you’re looking for a church, we’d like to meet you. We have Sunday morning services each week at 10 a.m. at 423 N. 6th St. After church we stay for coffee, juice, cookies and other snacks at 11 a.m. and enjoy...

 

West Plains Briefs

Beginners square dance lessons offered in Cheney The Hi-Flyers Dance Club is restarting square dance lessons for beginners and refreshers on Wednesday nights, starting Sept. 11, at Cheney City Hall, 609 2nd St., 7–9 p.m. We have a young teacher... Full story

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1894, farmers received poisons and chemicals for free from the county government to rid the fields of ground squirrels, or gophers. The rodents were a nuisance to crops, but the real hazard was to the valuable...

 

From the archives: 1999

Toodles the Clown paints a child’s face at Medical Lake’s annual Kids Day in the Park....

 

West Plains Support Network meetings focus on helping struggling children

The West Plains Support Network will be hosting a series of meetings focused on the struggles children in our area are facing, and highlighting resources available to meet their needs. The meetings are open to everyone, especially those who care...

 

David C. Drake

David C. Drake, age 69, of Thayer, Neb. died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at UNMC Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb. He is survived by his wife Barbara Drake of Waco, daughters Christine (Ronald)... Full story

 

Eagles women 1-1 in season openers

The Eastern Washington University soccer team started their regular season with a win and a loss on the road, according to press releases. The Eagles opened their 2019 season with an 1-0 overtime vict...

 

Eagles face Huskies for the third time in history

For a series that was non-existent prior to 2011, the Eagles and Huskies have sure had their share of drama, according to an Eastern Washington University press release. The EWU football team opens it...

 

Advancing the standard at Eastern Washington University

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor As it has every August the past several years, the West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast on Aug. 21 took up a sports theme with a trip to Eastern Washington University’s red turf at Roos Field....

 

Luck's decision is about him, not about you

The National Football League and indeed the entire sports world were rocked last Saturday by the unexpected retirement announcement of Indianapolis Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck. In a tearful press conference, the former Stanford University...

 

Black and Red scrimmages

Cheney High School fall sports teams will be holding their annual Black and Red scrimmages this Friday, Aug. 30. The Lady Blackhawks soccer team gets things rolling at 3 p.m., followed by the volleyball team at 4:30 p.m. and the football team at 6...

 

Clash of the Inland Northwest takes place Saturday

The Eastern Washington University cross country men’s and women’s cross country teams will join several other local colleges to kickoff the 2019 season in Cheney for the Clash of the Inland Northwest on Saturday. Eastern will host Gonzaga,...

 

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