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Pair of races too close to call

Two local races remain too close to call just one week after last Tuesday’s general election. On the West Plains, the state 6th District House of Representative Position 2 contest between Dave Wilson and Jenny Graham remains close, with Graham...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 15, 2018

ML council swings into budgeting

This time of year has football, basketball and hockey seasons. It’s also holiday season of course. And for places like the city of Medical Lake, it’s the start of budget season, as was the case at the Nov. 6 City Council meeting. Along with...

 

Cheney well redrilling proceeding smoothly

City of Cheney officials hope that, with some luck, they will soon be doing pump testing on the city's redrilled well 3. As of Nov. 13, crews with Blue Star Enterprises had reached a depth of 700...

 

Large floral distributor opens location in West Plains

There's old adage that tells us to bloom where we are planted, and a popular coastal floral distributer has chosen to plant a new location smack in the middle of the West Plains, hopeful that it will... Full story

 

Human remains found near transient camp off I-90 near SR-902

A routine inspection of the area surrounding Exit 272 on Interstate 90 at State Route 902 revealed the body of an unidentified man at a transient camp. According to a news release from the office of the Spokane County Sheriff, at about 10 a.m. on...

 

Cheney Middle School first term honor roll

Cheney Middle School has released its list of students making the first term honor roll. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are listed as follows: 3.0-3.49 Leeana M. Abilez, Rohan E. Adams, Dawson J. Athos, Conner J....

 

Recognizing veterans

Eastern Washington University's Veterans Resource Center presented a display last week where visitors could view memorabilia from local service members and former Eastern graduates now serving in the...

 

Westwood Middle School releases first term honor roll

Westwood Middle School has released its list of students making the first term honor roll. Students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are listed as follows: Elizabeth S. Bae, Elsa B. Bertelsen, Alyssa R. Brown, Kaitlyn M. Brown, Blakeley...

 

Kenworth Sales Company to relocate to West Plains

Spokane business Kenworth Sales Company is making plans to move out to the West Plains, going so far as to build a new warehouse from the ground up to house their operations, which will eventually provide jobs for about 150 employees. Kenworth is a...

 

News briefs

Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids taking sign ups The Cheney Outreach Center is signing up families for “Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids,” the annual gift-giving assistance program for those who need help providing Christmas gifts for their kids....

 

Victory song

Members of Eastern Washington University's football team serenade Eagle fans with the school's fight song after their 59-20 Big Sky Conference win last Saturday over visiting UC-Da...

 

Free Press Thanksgiving deadlines

The Cheney Free Press will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Therefore, we will be laying out the Nov. 22 issue on Monday, Nov. 19; printing and mailing on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for delivery Wednesday,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 15, 2018

New friends

Eastern Washington University's mascot, "Swoop," stopped by to visit - and tease - Dax and Xeke Zaman who were tasked with mopping up spills and sweat at Reese Court during the Eagle womens' game...

 

Newsflash - The media is not out to get you

Last week, the White House took a rare step and suspended the credentials of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after an intense exchange with President Trump at a press conference, later relying on a heavily-edited video to justify Acosta’s removal....

 

Citizenship begins at young age in Davenport

You may be a bit surprised as you walk down the hall at Davenport Middle School. What you will not see are many students in the classrooms, hallways or common areas. If you were to drive around the homes surrounding our school, what you will see are...

 

Removing barriers to gender equality is what really matters

I was raised around strong women. My 4-foot-10-inch grandmother was one of the strongest human beings I have ever known. My mother’s sisters worked on the farm along with my uncles and me. My sister could whip any kid in school and was one of the...

 

Cheney Middle School vets ceremony was refreshing

We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to Cheney Middle School for their Veterans Day ceremony on Friday (Nov. 9). My husband is a veteran and we attended as guests of our son, Mike, and our great niece, Madison. In the current atmosphere of...

 

Bipartisan immigration reform is possible with compromise

On June 27, 2013 the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill by a veto-proof 68-32 margin. With a bipartisan House of Representatives majority in favor and President Obama’s signature assured, the bill was destined to become law unt...

 

Blooms and bulbs: holiday gifts that keep on giving

Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that's ideal for...

 

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • Nov. 15, Jamison Sampson: Live, The Mason Jar, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. • Nov. 15, Working: A Musical, EWU Theatre, $10, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. • Nov. 15, EWU Wind Ensemble Concert, EWU Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. • Nov. 17, Specialized...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 20, 2008 Medical Lake Elementary School joined schools in 23 other countries to attempt to beat several Guinness Book of World Records cup-stacking victories. Local residents opposed taxing citizens to combat the native and...

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church The “Operation Christmas Child” collection week continues. Shoe box gifts can be brought to the drop-off center at Cheney Community Church at 1307 3rd St. through this week. The center hours are: Thursday, 4 p.m. – 6...

 

West Plains Briefs

County Library announces Thanksgiving closures All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular library hours resume Saturday, Nov. 24. Spokane County...

 

Joretta "Jo" Hartley

Joretta "Jo" Hartley, 86, passed away on Nov. 8, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. Jo was born on March 16, 1932 in Galena, Mo. to Hardy Holt and Viola Crabtree. She moved with her family to...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 5 Residential burglary was reported on the 200 block of Seventh Street. Backpack and marijuana pipes were taken. Nov. 6 Attempted suicide was reported on the 1100 block of Oakland Street. Subject was voluntarily committed. Residential...

 

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