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Holiday Hoopla hits Cheney

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word hoopla very simply: “To Do.” Cheney Merchants Association members hope that’s exactly what local residents will find this weekend at the inaugural “Holiday Hoopla” celebration downtown. The two-day...

 

Cheney's emergency needs and challenges

Increases in booking fees and emergency response times, combined with the potential for a large turnover in command personnel are three of the challenges faced by the Cheney Police Department in its 2...

 

Engine ordered, fire department looks at other needs in 2019

One of the Cheney Fire Department’s major accomplishments for 2018 was actually taken care of in October 2017. That was when the City Council pulled the trigger on purchasing the department’s...

 

Life inside the flames: What I learned from West Plains firefighters

"Never let the fire get behind you." The words imparted to me by Airway Heights Fire Department training chief Alex Turner echoed in my brain, bouncing back and forth between my ears until I was sure...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 29, 2018

Say again? Curling nationals coming to Cheney

Many people find it surprising that Cheney has an ice rink in the first place. It’s one of just four sheets of ice — Spokane’s ice ribbon not included — in an area between here and Coeur...

 

SO JUST WHAT IS CURLING?

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy,...

 

WIAA says that no off-season contact means no camps

Coaches hoping to host youth sports camps during the school year are often out of luck due to a statewide rule that prohibits contact between coaches and players outside of their regular season, but coaches in the Cheney School District are prepared...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 29, 2018

Targeted development

Ground was recently broken on a new business in Cheney’s Commerce and Industrial Park. JC Steel Targets is a Cheney-business relocating and expanding into a 5,000 square foot facility in the...

 

Why of course, it must be climate change

It was the perfect ignition point for discussion on the devastating, and oddly titled, Camp Fire that torched the ironically named community of Paradise, Calif. On Halloween, just days before the Nov. 8 start of the fire that killed scores and...

 

CNN pushes the intent of the First Amendment

Dear CNN, I watched your broadcasts protesting the revocation of Jim Acosta’s White House press pass. You have now turned to the courts in order to bolster your continued feud with President Trump. I will agree that the president is pompous, rude...

 

The time is up. The time is now: An essay of the 'Man from the North'

(Editor’s note: The “Man from the North” is a fictional character from Rivera Sun’s first series of novels. She has him offering essays beyond her novels.) The time is up. The time is now. Gather the people to do the work: the healing,...

 

Protecting innovation through equality will help save a free Internet

The Internet has revolutionized the way we interact, study, research, and do business. As a technology non-profit in Washington, we use the Internet to reach users across the U.S. and the world. Our ability to reach those users is threatened by the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 29, 2018

Medical Lake council moves ahead with budget

Maybe it was the tug-o-war and preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Or, perhaps, the fact that the front door of City Hall remained inadvertently locked? Or it could be that having had the opportunity Nov. 6 for input on the city’s...

 

Airway Heights fields recreation center question and answers

With the Airway Heights Recreation Complex’s opening looming on the horizon — and the under-construction building doing some looming of its own — the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department hosted a question and answer...

 

Medical Lake to turn into 'Whoville' this winter

Borrowing a page from Hollywood and the holiday movie “The Grinch,” Medical Lake will turn its downtown into “Whoville” on Saturday, Dec. 8 for the second annual Re*Imagine Christmas Winter...

 

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • Nov. 30, Holiday Hoopla, Downtown Cheney, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. • Nov. 30, Mandala Snowflake Pre-School Painting, Cheney City Hall, $8 per child, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. • Dec. 1, Holiday Hoopla, Downtown Cheney, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Dec. 1, Sa...

 

Cheney gets holiday home display contest

If you like to put up more than a single string of Christmas lights, the Gardeners of Cheney Club want to hear from you — or your neighbors. The folks who have been awarding the nicest looking yards each month since at least the mid-1990s now want...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Nov. 27, 2008 The Airway Heights City Council was updated on the first phase of the city’s $4.45 million water reclamation facility. Career criminal Eddie Ray Hall was once again on the loose and headed for Spokane County. The Cheney...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Cheney Congregational Church invites everyone to join us in worship this Sunday at 10 a.m.  Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver a sermon on “The Gospel Without Words: How the Church has Taught the Gospel to...

 

Darrelyn McDermott

Surrounded by her children and husband, Darrelyn McDermott passed peacefully away on Nov. 24, 2018. Darrelyn was born to Ruth and Richard Owens on May 17, 1938. She is survived by her devoted husband...

 

Gary Warren Gueths

Gary Warren Gueths was born in Fond du Lac, Wisc. to Gustav and Sadie Gueths on Aug. 5, 1928 and passed away peacefully at the Cheney Care Center on Nov. 10, 2018. He is survived by Eva, his wife of...

 

Eastern Washington University's "Giving Joy Day" a resounding success

Two unsuspecting Eastern Washington University students are suprised with scholarships on Nov. 27 as part of the college’s “Giving Joy Day.” The day is a take on International Giving Tuesday, dedicated to encouraging generosity and goodwill....

 

Plants for every room in your home

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good — added beauty or tasty nutritional...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 19 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 1000 block of Betz Road. Nov. 20 An MP3 player was found on the 500 block of First Street. Second-degree theft was reported on the 400 block of North Sixth Street. Unauthorized use o...

 

Cheney 2018 Fall All-Great Northern League

Twenty-seven Cheney High School athletes were named to various fall sports all-league teams. Nineteen were All-Great Northern League selections, with eight swimmers being named to All-GNL/Central...

 

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