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Articles from the October 10, 2013 edition

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Simmons leaves Parks and Recreation

Cheney Parks and Recreation Director Paul Simmons said it’s always been his belief that it would take something “incredible” to get him to leave his position with the city... — Updated 10/11/2013



Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to join us in worship Sunday Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the 21st Sunday after Pentecost. Christian education classes for pre-school through adult begin at 9... — Updated 10/10/2013


Buob twins; double the pleasure, double the fun

Polish your skates and make sure your bicycle is ready. We’re going to try to catch up with Christine Buob’s twins, Josh and John. These 11-year-old boys enjoy life at a fast... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    Opinion

Government shutdown isn't anything new

The government shutdown is all that news outlets have been able to cover since the start of the month, but when considering that shutdowns have happened 17 times since 1976. This current “shutdown,” according to the... — Updated 10/10/2013


Taves would bring a new voice to council

The election of John Taves would bring a much-needed, new voice to the Cheney City Council. Appointed to fill the vacant position following the death of Mike McKeehan, John has demonstrated that he does his homework, can debate... — Updated 10/10/2013


Honor Flight veterans deserve more in D.C.

What could be more insulting to a war veteran who arrived at Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight to be near the Vietnam Memorial and find it barricaded, closed, deliberately off limits to those whom it would mean the most? These... — Updated 10/10/2013


The real reason behind Initiative 522 isn't genetically modified foods

I-522 is not about whether food should be genetically engineered, but rather whether it should be identified as such. Forty-nine countries, including Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Russia, European... — Updated 10/10/2013


Support Cheney resident John Taves for city council

I write to encourage Cheney residents to vote for John Taves for a seat on the Cheney City Council. While on the Council for approximately a year, replacing the late Mike McKeehan, Taves has shown dedication to his work. Besides... — Updated 10/10/2013


City of Medical Lake is doing well with current council

As we begin our strategic planning for 2014, I would like to take a minute to thank the citizens of Medical Lake for their continuing support of a great place to live. The Mayor, John Higgins, City Administrator Doug Ross, the... — Updated 10/10/2013


Shutdown brings out worst in government, best in humans

This editorial first appeared in The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Cheney Free Press editorial board. Austerity brings out the worst in government and the best in those who pay... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    News

Lawrence wants to provide voice for south AH citizens

Steve Lawrence is the incumbent in the only challenged race for a position on the Airway Heights City Council. Lawrence is running once again for Position 2 on the City Council to provide a voice for residents on the southern side... — Updated 10/10/2013


Overhauser seeks her fourth term on Cheney City Council Position 4

Teresa Overhauser, a three-term incumbent for City Council Position 4, believes she still has plenty more to offer to the city of Cheney. “It has been three terms and I really feel like I can still make a difference,... — Updated 10/10/2013


Burton runs in unchallenged term for MLCC Position 3

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter Incumbent Arthur “AJ” Burton is running unopposed for City Council Position No. 3 in Medical Lake. The 49-year-old computer technician has lived in the community for 13 years and said his prime... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    News

Redell seeks another term on Medical Lake council

Brenda Redell is seeking to retain her seat on the Medical Lake City Council in the upcoming election. She said the current makeup of the council is a big part of why she’s running for another term. The council is on the right... — Updated 10/10/2013


Cheney coat drive ending Oct. 19

The annual Coats 4 Kids Cheney community Coat Drive is now underway. Coats can be donated at any local Cheney School District schools or at many local churches and businesses from now to Oct. 19. Collected coats will be cleaned in... — Updated 10/10/2013


Cheney FFA alumni benefit dinner/auction Oct. 12

The first annual “Denim and Dollars” Cheney FFA alumni benefit dinner and auction is taking place Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Cheney Rodeo Grounds. Doors and a silent auction open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. Must be... — Updated 10/10/2013


West Plains BRIEFS

Cheney Gardeners Oct. 14 Did you ever wonder just how to get bulbs to flower in your home in winter? Master Gardener Steve Nokes will tell the Gardeners of Cheney about using kits for “Container planting of spring bulbs for... — Updated 10/10/2013


Cheney treatment plant receives state award

Only one item required action on an extremely light Cheney City Council agenda Tuesday night. The council approved a resolution accepting $2,700 from the Administrative Office of th... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    News

ML tackles marijuana ordinance

The Medical Lake City Council held a quick meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1, approving a moratorium on the acceptance of land use permits relating to marijuana. Nearly a year after voters approved an initiative to allow recreational sale an... — Updated 10/10/2013


Supportive do

Cheney lineman Noah Zieman added a pink mohawk to his other pink gear at Friday’s game with Sandpoint in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many players wore pink attire, as... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page

Maike and Kennedy cite finances and growth as priorities for ML

Shirley Maike is the incumbent in Medical Lake’s race for Position 2 on the City Council. For her, the current city council, mayor and administration at City Hall have done a good job of maintaining the city’s finances.... — Updated 10/10/2013


It's easy to figure out what season it is

It’s easy to figure out what season it is — just look for the signs. The Cheney Free Press candidate profile series continues with stories this week on city council races in... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page

Maike and Kennedy cite finances and growth as priorities for ML

Shirley Maike is the incumbent in Medical Lake’s race for Position 2 on the City Council. For her, the current city council, mayor and administration at City Hall have done a good job of maintaining the city’s finances.... — Updated 10/10/2013


Growth emphasized in Cheney City Council races

The race for Cheney City Council Position 1 pits first-term incumbent Fred Pollard against Cheney Planning Commissioner Chris Grover. Both are local businessmen and members of... — Updated 10/10/2013

 By JAMES EIK    Front Page

AH extends marijuana storefront moratorium

The Airway Heights City Council once again tackled the issue of marijuana storefronts at its meeting Monday, Oct. 7, approving an extension of a moratorium that was enacted earlier this year. The City Council approved the extension... — Updated 10/10/2013


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