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 By Cheney Free Press    News 

Free Press brings home multiple awards

BELLINGHAM – The Free Press Publishing news and advertising teams brought home multiple awards from the Washington Newspaper Association annual meeting Friday, Oct. 8. Cheney Free Press reporter Paul Delaney led the effort on... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Cheney harriers compete in Richland

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys junior and senior cross country team finished inside the Top 10 of the 52nd annual Max Jensen Richland Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 9. Meanwhile, th... — Updated 10/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Blackhawks, Cardinals girls struggle

CHENEY – The Blackhawks girls volleyball team dropped was swept in nine straight sets over the last week, losing games to Mount Spokane, Gonzaga Prep and Central Valley. Cheney... — Updated 10/14/2021


Local woman joins Free Press

CHENEY – A local woman has been hired as a reporter at the Cheney Free Press and its sister publications. Sarah D. Stephens, 45, of Cheney, began working on stories for the... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Halftime show

The Cheney High School Marching Band took to the football field during halftime of Friday night's football game against Mead. The performance portrayed a lonely girl who found... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Palouse Falls meeting on proposals rescheduled

OLYMPIA – Washington State Parks officials have rescheduled a public meeting on a proposal that would end camping and require a hiking permit at Palouse Falls. The rescheduled... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Time for businesses to object

The last week has not been good for small businesses in our part of the state. The U.S. Postal Service began slowing “snail mail” services. Stores were ordered to stop using... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Blackhawks boys take fourth in Battle for the 509

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys took fourth-place in the fourth Battle for the 509 cross country meet Saturday, Oct. 2, at Fairways Golf Course. The boys finished with 187 points, be... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Schools fall in gridiron matchups

CHENEY – The two high school boys football teams on the West Plains both lost Friday night, Oct. 1. The Mead Panthers rolled over the Blackhawks, 44-0, in Cheney in a Greater Spok... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Scott Davis    News

Labor shortage hits in Cheney

CHENEY – The national labor shortage afflicting the country hasn’t left the Cheney community untouched. “Help Wanted” signs can be found in dozens of windows along First Street, across a variety of professions.... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Palouse Falls plan ends camping, requires permits

OLYMPIA – A new plan for managing Palouse Falls State Park may end camping and require hiking permits if its approved. Washington State Parks officials will take comments on the... — Updated 9/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gonzaga Prep dominates Cheney

SPOKANE – It was all Bullpups. A bad snap on the first play from scrimmage cost the visiting Blackhawks 13 yards and set the tone for Friday night's game as Gonzaga Prep rolled... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Inslee extends eviction moratorium

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee this afternoon extended his coronavirus-related eviction moratorium through Oct. 31. Calling the moratorium a “bridge,” Inslee said his action will allow municipalities to put in place financial... — Updated 9/23/2021


Deutchesfest 2021

Photo by Roger Harnack | Free Press Publishing Brenda Hulett of Cheney plays the accordion as a member of the Oom Pas and Mas during the annual Deutchesfest celebration. The polka... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

WSU orders 4-H volunteers to get vaccinated

PULLMAN – The Washington State University Extension Office is applying the governor’s Wuhan coronavirus vaccination requirement to all 4-H volunteers. In a letter dated Sept. 3,... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Wear masks outdoors

OLYMPIA – Under a revised order by Gov. Jay Inslee last Thursday, Sept. 9, residents and visitors are now required to cover their faces when attending outdoor events that attract... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Shot order for 4-H volunteers goes too far

Talk about a bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur. On Sept. 3, Washington State University Extension Office Director Vicki A. McCracken took it upon herself to dictate that all... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Newman Lake access closed Sept. 12-14 for milfoil treatment

SPOKANE VALLEY — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is closing the Newman Lake Access Area from Sept. 12-14 for milfoil treatment. A contractor hired by Spokane County and the Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District will... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Breaking away

Several southern Spokane County residents participated in the Lincoln County Open Rodeo last Friday and Saturday nights in Davenport. Cory Perryman of Spangle was among the ranch... — Updated 9/2/2021


Local man joins Cheney news team

CHENEY – A local photographer has been hired as a reporter at the Cheney Free Press. Matthew O. Stephens, 39, of Cheney, will be covering the cities of Medical Lake and Airway... — Updated 9/2/2021



Kelly Cordill of Cheney, 12, gives her Hampshire crosses a drink of water Thursday at the Lincoln County Fair in Davenport. Cordill was among area residents participating in the... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Overkill, Gold Rush repeat as winners

ST. JOHN – Several thousand race fans turned out Saturday for the second installment of Sprint Boat racing at Webb's Slough. The fastest time was posted by the No. 69 boat,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

High school football kicks off Friday night

CHENEY – The high school football season officially gets under way Friday night with Cheney at home and Medical Lake and Liberty (Spangle) on the road. The Cheney Blackhawks will... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Car overturns west of Cheney

Rescue units from Lincoln County and Spokane County Fire District No. 3 responded to a one-vehicle injury crash Monday morning at Milepost 257 of westbound Interstate 90, between... — Updated 8/19/2021


Instead of anti-mask 'dogma,' give us real solutions

Is this it? Is this all we can expect now from the Cheney Free Press in terms of local area news and commentary? Publisher Harnack’s opinion piece on Aug. 12, 2021 (Parents should push back on Olympia masks in schools mandates)... — Updated 8/19/2021


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