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 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 18, 2018

Growth lifts Cheney revenues

Revenues for the city of Cheney continue to go up — led mostly by an increase in assessed property values but also somewhat by construction activity. During two budget presentations at its Oct. 9 meeting, Finance Director Cindy Niemeier told the...

 

You can't teach an empty desk

It's no secret that students who miss significant portions of the school year struggle with academic achievement. But new data indicates that in the Cheney School District, chronic absenteeism and...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 18, 2018

Brown Bear's flashy flowers

Cheney's Brown Bear Car Wash was the site of a "Flower Flash" last Thursday. Local florest Sue Hines decided to celebrate her Medical Lake business's fourth anniversary, and that October is Fruit and... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    October 18, 2018

Cheney City Council OKs land purchase

Cheney’s City Council gave its unanimous seal of approval at their Oct. 9 meeting to the purchase of two parcels of land located on Anderson Road across from the city’s Utility Building and Recycling Center. The land, tax parcels 23182.0007 and...

 

Airway Heights council debates property taxes

The Airway Heights City Council held a public hearing at their Oct. 15 meeting on revenue sources for the current expense fund for the 2019 budget, sparking conversation about possible property tax increases. In the budget, a 1 percent property tax i...

 

ML Chromebook program taps into future

Peering into the future is fraught with peril on any front. But trying to see what's ahead in the world of technology and how it might apply to preparing students for their careers might be the...

 

Cheney School Board hears from staff at October meeting

The Cheney School District School Board listened to several staff reports at their Oct. 10 meeting, where they gave their approval for staff to submit multiple grant applications. The board unanimously approved a grant application for STEM equipment...

 

Crowning glory

Medical Lake High School students selected Faraz Abounorinejad and Sarah Ransom as their king and queen of Homecoming 2018 during halftime of the Cardinals' football game on Oct. 12 with the... Full story

 

EWU receives grant for mental health education

A new federal grant will help Eastern Washington University provide education and training on dealing with mental health issues — including scenarios that might take place while passing someone on the street who is clearly in distress or in a small...

 

News Briefs

Turnbull NWR announces prescribed burns schedule The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney. According to an Oct. 12 news release, the burns will take place from... Full story

 

Rally round the flag

Cheney High's cross country team huddles up to help get the Blackhawk boys' varsity squad pumped up prior to their meet last Wednesday with visiting Pullman. The Greyhounds edged the Blackhawks 25-31...

 

Celebrate 'Adopt a Dog' month by doing just that

I never thought I would be a dog person. Growing up, my mother was afflicted with devastating allergies that prevented us from having pets. As a teenager, I liked other people's animals, but was more...

 

Voting made easy isn't necessarily voting made better

By FRANK WATSON Contributor I got my voter’s pamphlet in the mail this week. I have more than ample time to study the issues and fill out my ballot before the November deadline. Once I have my ballot filled out and mailed, I no longer need to pay...

 
 By MEL GURTOV    Opinion    October 18, 2018

The many ways Saudi Arabia is getting away with murder

In March I wrote about the visit to Washington of Saudi Arabia’s new leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At the time most of the media were reporting uncritically about him and his regime. In fact, most were glowing in their praise of Salman...

 

Brown will get things done in Washington D.C.

As long as I have known Lisa Brown, which is close to 30 years now, she has had a well deserved reputation for getting things done. When people tell me they are voting for Lisa Brown because they are very dissatisfied with the poor performance of...

 

Thank you for support of 'Love Letters'

Thank you to all the patrons who attended our performances of “Love Letters” by A. J. Gurney, to Mike Hartman for catering a delicious meal once again for dinner theater, to Emmanuel Lutheran Church for the use of their building and to the...

 

EWU students for McMorris Rodgers

Local residents and Eastern Washington University students supporting Cathy McMorris Rodgers invite you to visit the campaign’s Cheney field office, located at 207 First St. We are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. We have...

 

Five steps to a more beautiful landscape

Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes into your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort. Cut the grass, recycle fall...

 

Glenn T. Passey

Glenn Passey passed away, surrounded by family, at his home in Cheney on Oct. 10, 2018 at the age of 78. He was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Lanark, Idaho to Leo and Ida Howell Passey and was the younges...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon entitled “Who is This Man,” at the 10 a.m. services in the church sanctuary on Sun, Oct 21. The teaching will be about Jesus calming the waters and healing the...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive Oct. 26 The Inland Northwest Blood Center together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac will hold a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 26, from 1:30 – 5 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on First Street...

 

Leroy Henry Reid

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Leroy Henry Reid passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, but he left a mark on this world that will not soon be forgotten. Leroy was born on Jan. 6, 1931 in Texas. Known to everyone as...

 

Only your home's decorations should be scary this Halloween 

With Halloween around the corner, homeowners around the country are beginning to decorate with the scariest sights of the year. From ghosts and skeletons to creepy crawlers and spider web... Full story

 

'Hawks end GNL season with losses

For now, Cheney High's boys cross country team will have to be content to wait for another shot at dethroning reigning Great Northern League champion Pullman. The visiting Greyhounds knocked off the...

 

Keeper concentration

Medical Lake soccer goalkeeper Anastasia Hurt-Moran prepares to make a save in an Oct. 11 Northeast A League soccer game against Riverside. Scoring all of their goals in the second half, the Rams...

 

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