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Articles from the September 27, 2018 edition

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Why did Amazon choose us?

As mega-corporation Amazon builds its 600,000 square foot Fulfillment Center on the north side of Geiger Boulevard, many West Plains and Spokane County residents are asking: Why here? Why us? The...

 

Native, not lush lawns

Cheney’s Planning Commission got an overview of proposed landscaping regulations officials would like to implement in order to encourage water conservation in the city. The regulations would apply to all residential developments as well as...

 

Another West Plains freeway fire breaks out

For the third time in the past several months a series of brush fires broke out along a stretch of Interstate 90 on Monday, Sept. 24, threatening evacuations at one point in the afternoon. The origin...

 

Kennedy chosen for Medical Lake City Council vacancy

Medical Lake will finally operate with a full contingent of city council members following the selection of Don Kennedy as the replacement for John Paikuli at the conclusion of its Sept. 18 meeting...

 

Cheney board approves new teachers contract

Cheney teachers officially have a new two-year contract in which the district devotes 11.92 percent more money to educator salaries. The new contract was ratified by Cheney Education Association members on Sept. 17 and was approved by the school boar...

 

Cheney school board gets new year enrollment overview

The Cheney School District School Board resolved issues ranging from contract disputes to construction timelines at their Sept. 19 meeting, approving a new two-year contract with teachers and addressing a variety of new policies. The board first...

 

Frank Caliendo, REO Speedwagon at Northern Quest

Northern Quest Resort and Casino will be the place for comedy and classic rock in early January as they welcome comedian Frank Caliendo and REO Speedwagon to the Pend Oreille Pavilion state Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. Famous for his impressions of sports, H...

 

Patterson chosen ML Yard of the Month

The yard of Donna Patterson was chosen as the most recent Gardeners of Cheney/Medical Lake Kiwanis "Yard of the Month." Patterson was honored with the receipt of a $25 gift certificate from LeFevre...

 

Decision time

Medical Lake football players watch the coin toss prior to their Sept. 21 game with visiting Dayton-Waitsburg. The Cardinals ended a two-plus year losing streak with a 44-0 win....

 

Kavanaugh accusations warrant investigation

Sexual assault should not be a partisan issue. That’s not a statement I ever thought would have to be spelled out in black and white, but rather a given based on human decency. But here we are. It’s a statement that seems to have been forgotten...

 

If we all bought American, there wouldn't be tariff turmoil

My first new car was a Chevy Malibu made in Detroit. A few years later, my wife and I bought a few acres north of Airway Heights and thought we needed a small truck. I wouldn’t settle for anything but an American brand and was surprised to find...

 

Boeing's hypersonic venture hopfully won't sink

Last spring, Boeing revealed its proposed hypersonic passenger airliner which would fly much higher and faster than the Concorde — the only previous supersonic commercial airplane. For reference, supersonic jets fly over the speed of sound (660...

 

McMorris-Rogers recent advertisements are doubling down on proven falsehoods

It must be working for Rep. McMorris Rodgers to make ads approved by her that are untrue. I just received a solicitation by mail on Sept. 14, that doubles down on the lie that her opponent wanted to allow sex offenders to live near public schools....

 

Cheney Nazarenes celebrate past, look to future

Cheney's Church of the Nazarene's final service marking their 100th-year anniversary was aptly titled for a congregation that seems to always be doing something to move forward. "Celebrating the Next...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 16, 2008 Silver Lake residents considered suing the state Department of Ecology to stop their use of herbicides combatting the lake’s milfoil infestation. Former teachers Hubert and Kathleen Foy donated a $90,000 scholarship to...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church “Family Fest” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Cheney Congregational Church parking lot at 423 N. 6th St. (across from the high school parking lot at North and Oakland) on Saturday Sept. 29. There will be...

 

West Plains Briefs

Meeting for Cheney’s boys youth basketball program Cheney is developing a basketball program for boys attending any elementary school in the Cheney School District. A meeting is planned for Monday Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Cheney High School library...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, Eastern Washington College suspended its football season for the duration of World War II due to a lack of male students. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

Mahilani Pearl Gutina

Mahilani Pearl Gutina passed from the earth Sept. 20, 2018. She was born Jan. 10, 1960 in Oahu, Hawaii. She was proceeded in death by her beloved father Pedro Gutina. She is survived by her mother, Ma...

 

Charles Prentice

Charles Prentice was born Feb. 22, 1940 and passed away on Sept. 19, 2018. He had been a resident of Cheney since 1952. He was born in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and moved to Seattle as an infant....

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 11 Isaiah L. Sanders, 21, and Leon Brooks Jr., 25, were both arrested on second-degree rape charges in connection with an incident that took place Oct. 22, 2017 in the 1000 block of Betz Road. Sept. 14 A 14-year-old male was arrested...

 

21 and done – Cards snap losing streak

Medical Lake used a fast start to get the lead, then relied on a staunch defense to seal the school's first football victory in over two years, topping visiting 2B Dayton-Waitsburg 44-0 in a...

 

Blackhawks storm back for late win at Cashmere

Mekhai Goodloe made the most of his eight carries for 30 yards last Friday night in Cashmere. The senior tailback rushed for three touchdowns, and quarterback Alex Long passed for two more as the Blackhawks overcame a first-quarter deficit to down...

 

Blackhawks runners duel stiff competition at Battle of 509

Cheney High’s boys and girls cross country teams clashed with a tough field of schools from across the 509 area code — and even outside — in the second Battle of the 509, held last Saturday at Fairways Golf Course outside of Four Lakes. The...

 

Eastern Washington, Montana State set to battle in Bozeman

Eastern Washington travels to a place to play football this Saturday where they have enjoyed some pretty good success over the years, but one where a few wrenches have been thrown into the gears. The...

 

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