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Cheney drama goes 'Way, Way Off Broadway'

Audience members who went to the Cheney High School Drama Club's production of "Way, Way Off Broadway," Dec. 4-5, at the Little Theatre, got a glimpse of the history of musical theater. During the...

 

ML Middle School PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored seven students for the Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) award for November. November's trait is citizenship. Students received certificates and...

 

Betz PTA to sponsor Holiday Shop

Families with young children who want to buy Christmas presents for their parents and siblings won’t need to go to Spokane. The Betz Elementary School PTA is sponsoring its first Kid’s Holiday Shop where children from Cheney and the West Plains c...

 

Education briefs

Thoughtexchange information available The Cheney School District is excited to share now that the Thoughtexchange Discover process is now complete. At the start of the school year, Cheney invited staff, parents and community members to share their...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 10, 2015

CHAS now open in old Jarms Hardware location

The long-awaited opening of the Cheney location of the Community Health Association of Spokane, or CHAS, health center is here. The facility, located in the former Jarms Hardware building at 1720 Seco...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 10, 2015

Coast-to-Coast keeps rolling out the turf across the west

Call it a carpet installation business on steroids if you will. And perish the thought that Coast-to-Coast Turf is who you call to have a crew come out and roll out new bluegrass in the yard. The...

 

Watch list is questionable way to deny gun rights

This editorial appeared in the New Bern Sun Journal Dec. 8, 2015. In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that “membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current...

 

We continue to dance around the obvious problem

The push notification came across my phone promptly at 11 a.m., Dec. 2 with news of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Calls placed to local 911 operators from the Inland Regional Center told authorities shots had been fired at a Christmas...

 

Haught's words make false claims, mispresents Jesus and his values

Last week in the Free Press (Dec. 3 issue) offered a guest editorial, written by James Haught, portraying Jesus as a flaming liberal and supporting the political left, Pope Francis and liberation theology. The writer used partial quotes,...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Nov. 28 Fourth-degree assault was reported on the 1000 block of Salnave Road. Incident involved school-age kids in an agreed upon fight. Parent filed report with school resource officer, who was to follow up on the incident. Domestic...

 

Three performances left for StageWest's 'Miracle on 34th Street'

StageWest Community Theatre officials said they had a great opening weekend for their Reader's Theatre production of "Miracle on 34th Street" adapted from the original Lux Radio program from Dec. 20,...

 

Carolyn (Carol) Marie Wilford

Carolyn (Carol) Marie Wilford, age 70, of Cheney died Nov. 17, 2015 in a traffic accident, when her car was struck by a falling tree as she drove home from work in a storm. She was born in Madison... Full story

 

Diane M Edwards

Diane M Edwards, 74, of Cheney, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Dec. 5, 2015. Diane was born April 11, 1941 in Oakland, Calif., to Lucans and Thelma (Keven) Parsons; she married Walter (Gene)... Full story

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 15, 2005 The Bonneville Power Administration announced an 11 percent rate hike to its wholesale customers such as the city of Cheney, meaning an increase to $32.22 per megawatt hour from the previous $30.72. Waterfront Park in...

 

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. City of Cheney • Dec. 14, Planning Commission meeting, City Hall Council Chambers, 6 p.m. • Dec. 15, American Legion Veterans (any) meeting, American Legion Post 72, 116 College Ave., 6 p.m.... Full story

 

Churches

Cheney United Church of Christ As the Advent season continues, Cheney UCC invites you to join us for services, lead by pastor David Krueger-Duncan. This Sunday, Dec 13, our lesson is about the tree. The supple pine tree is filled with the light of t...

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake Dec. 14 Feed Medical Lake is serving hearty beef stew with roll, salad, and bread pudding on Mon., Dec. 14 from 5 – 6 p.m. at 223 S. Hallett St. There will also be free groceries for everyone. Crafty the Clown will entertain the...

 

Roger E. Harman

Roger E. Harman passed away Nov. 23, 2015 at Hospice House of Spokane. He was born in Devil’s Lake, N.D., on May 18, 1934, the first child of Merle and Warren Harman. Roger grew up in Malad City and Harrison, Idaho. The family relocated to... Full story

 

Special assistance needed

As the deadline for registrations and donations nears, Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids volunteers are hoping for a surge in both. Coordinator Elsy Lusk said they have had 75 children signed up so far to receive gifts, which will be distributed...

 

Commission OKs updated set of bylaws

After several months of work by city staff and commissioners, the Cheney Historical Preservation Commission unanimously adopted an updated set of rules and procedures at its Dec. 3 meeting. Public Works Director Todd Ableman told the commission that...

 

Questions on Airway Heights truck purchase

Purchasing a truck has likely never generated as much scrutiny as it did at the Airway Heights City Council’s Dec. 7 meeting. Community Development Director Derrick Braaten told the council that delaying a hiring consideration within the...

 

Little comment made on Medical Lake 2016 budget

With no one providing comment, the Medical Lake City Council’s first public hearing of the city’s $9.52 million budget at the Dec. 1 meeting was brief — just under a minute. According to information provided by the city, the 2016 current...

 

West Plains tree lighting scenes

West Plains cities held their annual tree lighting festivities last week. Cheney Police Officer Chris English reads "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" to children at Cheney Library....

 

West Plains tree lighting scenes

West Plains cities held their annual tree lighting festivities last week. A couple relax near Airway Heights' Christmas tree....

 

West Plains tree lighting scenes

West Plains cities held their annual tree lighting festivities last week. Visitors to Medical Lake's ceremonies grab some refreshments at Re*image Medical Lake's office....

 

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