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Cheney council OKs fire crew compensation

At its final meeting in August, the Cheney City Council approved an ordinance modifying the city’s salary structure in a way that will allow some employees to collect additional compensation when on state fire mobilization. The ordinance, X-47,...

 

Officers shoot man with knife

One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting that took place late Monday night at Mitchell's Harvest Foods on First Street. According to a Sept. 4 Cheney Police Department news release, three...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 6, 2018

Teacher contract ratification must wait

One of the Medical Lake School Board’s major action items on the agenda for their Aug. 28 meeting will just have to wait. But in the meantime, the board did a lot of unanimous “rubber stamping” of a variety of matters and heard numerous...

 

Airway Heights court hires a third public defender

The city of Airway Heights will be hiring its second public defender this year and its third overall due to increased population growth and increased activity in the courts, according to city officials. The City Council approved the hiring of a...

 

Endeavors begins its mission in Medical Lake

The start of a school year means many new things lie ahead for students and staff. And for those at Endeavors, this is especially true. Endeavors you say? Just what is that? That is the new name for...

 

Opening week of school goes smoothly in Medical Lake

Even on a day when there have been little changes over the summer, glitches seem to find their way into things when school doors swing open for the new year. But in Medical Lake, where significant...

 

Former Cheney patrol officer takes on SRO duties at high school

Former patrol officer with the Cheney Police Department Dane Gilman has taken on a new role this year, filling the position of school resource officer at Cheney High School. Retired Sgt. Kelly Hembach has been the school’s SRO for several years,...

 

Airway Heights welcomes Ghost Quarter Games

Every city needs a little bit of magic. What kind of magic is often up for interpretation. For Nick Garcia-Reid and his father, Brian Reid, it's Magic the Gathering, a popular trading card game with m...

 

Airway Heights progresses in addressing quality of life issues

Now that Airway Heights’ new 46,000 square foot recreation center is taking shape, the city is focusing on taking the next steps toward the future of its non-profit, Citizens Associated for Recreation, Education and Sports (CARES.) The non-profit...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    September 6, 2018

Medical Lake High School fence project bid accepted

Following the shooting a year ago at Freeman High School, districts across the region put many new measures in place to try to make sure that event is not repeated. Among the physical improvements done locally in the Medical Lake School District are...

 

The Price is Right Live! returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Will you be the next contestant on The Price Is Right Live!? Find out when the hit show returns to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion for two nights on Nov. 27 and 28.  Show time is 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $39 and go on...

 

Swiss American Financial president speaks at seminar

Learn how to be proactive and not reactive in your retirement planning. Community members are invited to attend the “Proactive Retirement Planning Education Day” seminar Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Quality Inn in downtown Spokane on Fourth Avenue....

 

Single-vehicle crash on South Wells Road claims man's life

An unidentified adult male was killed in single vehicle rollover crash early Sunday morning, Sept. 2. At approximately 2:20 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Offices deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle crash in the 35700 block of...

 

One of the highest expectations is to be respectful

On my classroom door there’s a sign. It reads: “In my room I want you to feel empowered, connected, respected, valued, challenged and supported. How am I doing?” Early on I direct the kids’ attention to it, discuss it, and revisit it. But as...

 

Much needed dose of Yogi Berra's wit and wisdom

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with “You can observe a lot by just watching” because seeing what is happening now is very disconcerting. We need...

 

McCleary money should be for education needs, not teacher wages

If you would talk to some of my Air Force buddies from the Vietnam era, you would find that I dreamed of being a teacher and football coach for a long time. When I had sufficient time in military service, I decided to obtain my teaching credentials...

 

Democrats trying to scare area seniors

I get very upset about the dishonest, scare-mongering tactics from Lisa Brown’s campaign. I saw them again in the mail card that arrived at my house this week. Lisa claims that Cathy McMorris Rodgers has voted to cut Social Security and Medicare....

 

McMorris Rodgers connects with Eastern Washington small-town values

Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the most dedicated, energetic and effective elected official I have ever seen. As chairman of the Pend Oreille County Republicans, I’ve seen a lot of them. Cathy covers her district, one of the largest in America, with a...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 18, 2008 Medical Lake Fire Department officials found that the used fire engine purchased the previous February was missing too many equipment items to effectively fight fires. The Medical Lake police investigated two sexual assaul...

 

Get your meat - at the Spokane Interstate Fair

People looking to purchase some quality locker meat might want to consider taking a trip to the upcoming Spokane Interstate Fair. Cheney and other West Plains 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America students will be showing their prize steers, hogs,...

 

Gone Fishing

The water level at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge's Middle Pine Lake is low and is subsequently proving attractive to a pair of blue herons. The birds are perching in trees and wading into the...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church You are invited to join us for our services at Cheney Congregational Church Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. Communion, which was postponed from the holiday weekend, will be celebrated this week. All are welcome to...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney coat drive underway It is that time of year again; time to collect and distribute coats for the Cheney Community Coat Drive. New or used coats for all ages can be donated beginning Sept. 6 at area schools, churches and several businesses. Big...

 

Harvest cucumbers for slicing and pickling

By MELINDA MYERS Contributor It's all about timing when harvesting cucumbers for eating fresh or preserving as dill or sweet pickles. Picking these low-calorie vegetables ensures the best flavor,...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1918, war-time wheat prices reached about $2.50 a bushel in this area. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

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