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EWU chemistry department makes 'Eagle Sanitizer"

CHENEY — With Eastern Washington University going online only for the rest of the year, most lab classes have been canceled. That left the science lab with some extra chemicals on hand. EWU chemistry Professor Jeff Corkill had... — Updated 4/26/2020 Full story


Eastern Washington cancels in-person commencement

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary Cullinan has announced that the university's June13 commencement will be switching from an in-person ceremony to an online format as part of protective measures to slow... — Updated 4/15/2020 Full story


Cheney schools seek child care needs

CHENEY -- As part of its COVID-19 response, the Cheney School District is seeking information regarding child care needs for children of essential military personnel, first responders and medical providers in the school community.... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story


Burden named national Advocacy Champion of the Year

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor RESTON, Va. – Cheney School District Principal Dr. Erika Burden has been named the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ (NASSP)... — Updated 4/30/2020


Cheney police seek information on missing student

CHENEY – The Police Department is investigating a report of 17-year-old female who has been missing since January 2020. Cheney High School student Kasandra Kuuipo Cabarloc is... — Updated 4/30/2020


Capping it off

Cheney High School senior Shelby Draper shows off her graduation cap during a drive-through cap and gown distribution last Friday. High school staff gave each member of the class... — Updated 4/30/2020


Gonzaga and EWU create shorter juris doctor pathway

CHENEY – Leaders from Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University School of Law recently signed a joint agreement that creates a pathway for students to earn their bachelor's degree along with their juris doctor in six... — Updated 4/24/2020


Essential education

Construction crews pour cement on part of the new parent pick up loop at Cheney High School. Construction has continued through the COVID-19 pandemic, with the remodeled and... — Updated 4/23/2020


EWU teams top GPA

Eastern Washington University student-athletes recently concluded the winter quarter with a collective 3.35 grade point average, marking the 38th-straight quarter the Eagles have combined for a 3.0 average. Eleven of 12 Eastern... — Updated 4/16/2020


Football Lights

Cars line the bus pickup area as Medical Lake residents drove to the illuminated high school football field to honk their horns and express appreciation for the class of 2020 as... — Updated 4/16/2020


School closures end spring sports season

Gov. Inslee’s order closing K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year brought an end to any hope for a possible abbreviated spring sports season. In an email statement Monday night, April 6, the Washington... — Updated 4/9/2020


Hash-tagging area day trips

CONTRIBUTED BY INSIDE EASTERN Spring has sprung and the temperature is warming, but in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been asked to stay home to help slow the spread of the virus. School are also closed, leaving... — Updated 4/9/2020

 By Kurt Holland    Education

Blackhawk signs with Wyoming

Cheney High School's Bas Holland has signed a letter of intent to run cross country for the University of Wyoming Cowboys. A four-year letter winner, Holland capped his high school... — Updated 4/2/2020


Cheney School District looking at funding deficits

CHENEY – School district officials are watching events in Olympia with an eye to how legislators make fixes to education funding as the state Legislature prepares to wrap up its 60-day short session — funding that currently... — Updated 3/12/2020


Westwood Middle School sends seven to FBLA state conference

SPOKANE VALLEY – Westwood Middle School Future Business Leaders of America students received 24 trophies over seven events at the annual Northeast Regional Winter Conference held Feb. 6 at Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church. T... — Updated 3/12/2020


Cheney Middle FBLA earns nine top-six awards

SPOKANE VALLEY – Cheney Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students had a great showing at the 2020 Northeast Regional Winter Conference at the Spokane... — Updated 3/12/2020


Blatman's 'Slow Burn' begins at EWU Gallery of Art

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art is exhibiting the works of contemporary artist Resa Blatman at the gallery located in the Art Building at the center of... — Updated 3/12/2020


Blackhawks January Students of the Month

Contributed photo Cheney High School Cheney High School’s January Students of the Month are pictured above left to right: Jessica Johnson, Anna Kropidlowski, Mia Bilafer and Juan... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Bet paid off in MLHS's Olmstead's love of music

MEDICAL LAKE — There might not be much that Medical Lake music student Riley Olmstead can one-up her teacher, Craig Johnson, on, except, perhaps an ancient middle memory. The senior percussionist, Olmstead was recently accepted i... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Grassroots 'Civics,' the first-grade version

MEDICAL LAKE — Finding a way to engage First Graders in a subject many American adults have little clue about — Civics — took on a novel approach recently at Michael Anderson Elementary school at Fairchild Air Force Base.... — Updated 3/5/2020


Learning to lead now, instead of in the future

CHENEY – What is leadership and when should it take place? The answers to those questions may not be as obvious as one would think. For Washington State Supreme Court Chief... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

EWU trustees hear athletics pros, cons

CHENEY — It’s unlikely in recent years that the public comment portion of an Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees meeting has drawn the interest it did last Friday afternoon, Feb. 28 at Tawanka Commons. However, on... — Updated 3/5/2020


Eastern Washington University board of trustees' statement of support for athletics

“As always, all of us are committed to asking questions and hearing feedback from all areas and groups to understand and guide our university’s future.  At this time, President Cullinan and the Board of Trustees will not be... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Medical Lake band, choir compete at All-State

MEDICAL LAKE — All-state honors in any sport shine the spotlight on a job well done on the field, track or court. The same is true in other disciplines and with Medical Lake that... — Updated 2/27/2020


Westwood Middle School honor roll - sixth-grade

Westwood Middle School officials have released the names of students making the second-term honor roll. Last week the Cheney Free Press ran the seventh and eighth-grade list. This week the list is completed with the sixth-grade.... — Updated 2/27/2020


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