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Breakfast before the Bell has consequences

A bill that would require certain public schools to provide breakfast to children who arrive after classes have begun and traditional breakfast is no longer being served is making its way through the Washington Legislature. House Bill 1508, known as...

 

China's newly launched sword policy cutting deep into recycling

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor Earlier this month, China launched its “national sword” policy which bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported. Meanwhile, its upcoming March edict imposing a lower limit on contaminants is having...

 

Oprah For President? She could almost have a legitimate chance

It seems we should have learned something from Donald Trump’s short tenure as President. We should realize that our current system of campaign finance doesn’t produce the most qualified candidates. We have discovered that popularity and ability...

 

Sixth-graders ask for Medical Lake levy yes vote

We are sixth-grade students attending Medical Lake Middle School. We are going to tell you why you should vote “Yes” (on the) Medical Lake school district levy. What does this levy do? It supports many school activities. One of the activities...

 

Levy is a good deal for Cheney students and taxpayers

I am writing this letter in support of the Cheney Public Schools Replacement Levy on Feb. 13. Almost 33 years ago, we moved our young family to Cheney because we wanted to be in the Spokane area to raise our two sons. I was a teacher in Issaquah at...

 

Tax cut is fair because it rewards those who pay the most

There seems to be no end to those upset with the new tax laws that will take effect shortly. The common thread of complaint is it favors the haves over the have nots and therefore is not “fair.” Whatever “fair” is. According to Pew Research,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 17, 2008 Cheney and the surrounding West Plains received around eight inches of snow, the most in a single day in the last four years. At a Cheney City Council meeting, it was...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour follows the worship service in the fellowship hall. Christian education for children through adults begins at 9 a.m. You...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Jan. 19, Middle School Late Night (dinner...

 

Janice Dow

After a brief battle with cancer, Janice Dow, beloved daughter, sister and aunt entered into her eternal rest on Jan. 13, 2018. Janice was born on June 5, 1956 in Spokane, Wash. to Alvin and Marvel Dow. She worked for Eastern Washington University...

 

Mollie Louise (Nelson) Jensen

Mollie Louise Jensen passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 74 after a long struggle with illness. Mollie was born Jan. 7, 1944 in Pines Bluff, Ark. to Octavia and Carl...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney book discussion group meets Jan. 23 The Friends of the Cheney Library Book Discussion Group will meet Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The book “Railwayman’s Wife” by Ashley Hay will be presented by Megan Bastow. Please join us in the library’s...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in January 1918, the old “saloon row” south of the railroad tracks was demolished. Located on today’s Cheney-Spangle road, the four saloons had been quickly built, just outside the city limits, in 1910 when Cheney...

 

Chaves leaves EWU for North Dakota post

It didn't take much effort for Bill Chaves to outlast his immediate predecessors when he was hired in August 2007 to become Eastern Washington University's athletics director. In a period of two...

 

Cheney boys, Medical Lake girls win 'Feather' games

Cheney 'smothers' Medical Lake for spirit game win By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If the Cheney High boys basketball team is to beat West Valley this season, they're going to have to keep the Eagles off the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 18, 2018

EWU doubleheader basketball game against Idaho brought out the crowd

Last Friday, Jan. 12, I attended the doubleheader basketball games at Eastern Washington University with the visiting University of Idaho Vandals. The women’s team started their game at 5 p.m. with the men’s following 30 minutes after the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 18, 2018

CHS wrestling falls in GNL, has success at Ellensburg tourney

The Cheney High School wrestling team had a nail-biting Great Northern League loss against West Valley in front of a home crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The loss brought Cheney's record to 1-2 in the...

 

Blackhawk swimmers down East Valley-Yakima, Toppenish

The Cheney High boys swimming team took two out of three in a double-dual meet with teams from the Central Washington Athletic Conference on Monday, Jan. 8, at the Eastern Washington University pool. The Blackhawks fell 111-56 to Selah, but knocked o...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men Thursday, Jan. 18, EWU at Northern Arizona, TBA. Saturday, Jan. 20, EWU at Southern Utah, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, EWU hosts North...

 

Cheney rally falls short in spirit game loss to Medical Lake

For a while, Cheney High girls basketball head coach Lorin Carlon was concerned about his Lady Blackhawks team's ability to finish games strong. Now, it's the opposite. "All of a sudden, we can finish...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    January 18, 2018

Cheney gymnastics takes home second place at meet

The Cheney High School gymnastics team placed second with 152.475 points at the Jan. 10 meet in the Mead Gymnastics Center. Central Valley took first place overall with 156.275 points with Ferris, Shadle Park and North Central also competing. After...

 

Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL Descalo will play in NFLPA game Former Eastern Washington University punter Jordan Dascalo will participate in this Saturday’s (Jan. 20) seventh-annual National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasade...

 

Cardinal boys salvage week with win over Colville

It was a week where early on, Medical Lake head boys' basketball coach Noel Hachtel would just as soon forget. But it finished well. The Cardinals went on the road and absorbed losses of 79-70 at Lake...

 

Medical Lake wrestling earn runner-up finish at River City Duals

Medical Lake wrestling’s drive towards the postseason continued to be an impressive path with a runner-up finish in the River City Duals at Post Falls, Idaho, Jan. 13–14. The Cardinals put on a stout finish in the title match, falling to Ephrata...

 

Sports Briefs

MEN’S BASKETBALL Eastern men fall to Idaho in defensive contest The Eastern Eagles were lighting up the Reese Court scoreboard early, but preseason Big Sky Conference favorite Idaho was able to dim the glow. Despite a 20-6 start and a defensive...

 

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