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 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    October 4, 2018

Winds stoke Cheney fire

A tree goes up in flames during the early stages of Tuesday's fire along First Street in south Cheney. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze within 2-3 hours with the help of local Fire Boss...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 4, 2018

Cheney council OKs SRO contract

Cheney’s City Council gave its approval at its Sept. 25 meeting to renewing a contract with Cheney Public Schools to supply a school resource officer to the district. Unlike previous contracts where the officer floated between the district’s...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    October 4, 2018

Airway Heights buys building for firefighters

The city of Airway Heights finalized a property purchase last week of a building to be used for firefighter housing and training, according to city officials. The city acquired the identical building behind the Airway Heights police station at 13315...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 4, 2018

Don Kennedy adds more to his already very full plate

The true extent to which Don Kennedy might go to give back may have been best illustrated 20 years ago on a cold and snowy Sunday in February. "It was snowing to beat the band and one of the...

 

Cheney student earns national FBLA appointment

Cheney High School’s Future Business Leaders of America club has a lot to celebrate this week as one of their own hits a prestigious milestone. Cheney junior John “JT” Gasper was recently selected for a significant appointment as the executive...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 4, 2018

Medical Lake School Board ratifies employee contract

A month later than originally planned, the Medical Lake School Board officially signed off on a new three-year contract for teachers and classified employees in the district at its Sept. 25 meeting. The new contract provides teachers with a 9.76...

 

Medical Lake Junior ROTC cadets busy with community projects

For many in the Medical Lake community, about the only time they see members of the high school’s Junior ROTC program might be in the roles of the color guard prior to sporting and other events and activities. But as some recent events show, these...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 4, 2018

Cheney dog park organizers kick off fundraising efforts

Proponents of a dog park in Cheney got their fundraising efforts off the ground last Saturday with a "Doggy Dash" event at Crunk's Field. The event billed as a "family friendly, pet friendly 5K walk/r...

 
 By SHANNEN TALBOT    News    October 4, 2018

Airway Heights council gets preliminary 2019 budget view

The Airway Heights City Council made quick work of a short agenda at their Oct. 1 meeting, presenting a community excellence to a local business and authorizing new equipment purchases in preparation for the winter. To kick off the meeting, the...

 

Politicians playing politics? Well, yes

I always find it fascinating when someone accuses politicians of playing politics. Webster’s first reference for the word politics describes it as a.) the art or science of government; b.) the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing...

 

Whatever happened to the idea of fairness in America?

Like many Americans, I watched the testimony of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. At the halfway point, following Ford’s testimony, I was convinced Kavanaugh was toast. Ford’s demeanor as well as her words were...

 

Don't look now, but the Russians are indeed coming

In the 1960s, there was a popular movie called: “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming.” The plot was a Soviet naval commander runs his sub aground off a Massachusetts coastal island and sends two English-speaking crewmen ashore to...

 

Human behavior needs better explanation in Ford/Kavanaugh hearing

By NANCY STREET Contributor As a psychologist  (Ph.D.) who has taught college-level psychology for more than 30 years, I want to inform the public of three different aspects of human behavior that could apply to the Christine Blasey-Ford – Brett...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 4, 2018

Cheney depot in line to receive large state grant

The Cheney Depot Society received good news in late August from the Washington State Historical Society that their project to purchase and relocate the historic former Northern Pacific station was...

 

News briefs

Eastern Washington University to receive $100,000 from EPA Eastern Washington University officials learned they will be receiving $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Grants Program to help fund the...

 

Cheney fire burns 30 acres

A fire that broke out along railroad tracks near Mullinix Road was quickly whipped by strong winds and consumed 30 acres of scrub timber and forced evacuations of businesses and the Peaceful Pines RV...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept. 24 Truancy was reported on the 1700 block of Seventh Street. Nine students were returned to school. A wallet was found on the 700 block of Cedar Street. A verbal argument between individuals in a parking lot was reported on the 100...

 

AWH Fire Department holds CPR training

The Airway Heights Fire Department hosted a hands-only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) class for the public on Sept. 27 at the Skate Ribbon in Spokane’s Riverfront Park, partnering with the local American Red Cross to teach community members...

 

Fair Ambassador gig has unexpected perks

Annika Redell applied to become a Spokane Interstate Fair Ambassador to help pay her way through college at Eastern Washington University. But the member of Medical Lake's class of 2017 found there...

 

Start an indoor garden with scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 23, 2008 The Cheney High School band dominated in a regional competition, sweeping their entire division. The Cheney Police Department said goodbye to their public safety liaison as a four-year state grant expired. The Medical Lake...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Worship services are regularly at 10 a.m. each Sunday in the church sanctuary. We are located at 423 N. Sixth St. This Sunday, Oct 7, pastor David Krueger-Duncan will continue to lead us through the gospel of Luke. This...

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Oct. 8 The fare at Feed Medical Lake on Oct. 8 will be Sloppy Joes, JoJo potatoes, veggie sticks and Jell-o. There will also be door prizes and kiddie crafts. Groceries are distributed beginning at 4:15 p.m., with supper at 5 p.m....

 

Tickets still available for StageWest's play 'Love Letters'

Just two weekends remain to see Cheney's StageWest Production of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. This is a touching romance that comes alive through pen and paper and the lives of the characters play...

 

Karen Marie Schiffner

Karen Marie Schiffner of Cheney passed away Sept. 23, 2018 at age 73 in her home due to heart failure. Karen completed two years towards her teaching degree at Eastern Washington University when she m...

 

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