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Salnave's Palmer named Teacher of the Month

CHENEY -- Cheney School District teacher Kyndle Palmer has been named Teacher of the Month by KHQ and Eastern Washington University. The award is also sponsored by STCU. Palmer was... — Updated 10/18/2019 Full story


Cheney FFA brings Betz students to the farm

CHENEY – Looking to instill interest in agriculture among young learners, members of Cheney High School’s Future Farmers of America Club staged a “Farm Day” last Wednesday,... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake to induct three new members into athletic Hall of Fame

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting three new members at a dinner and induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11 ahead of the... — Updated 10/10/2019


Cheney student named to Oregon State honor roll

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has released the names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the university’s summer term. Named to the honor roll from Cheney is Molly E. Jarrells, a senior majoring... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Changing Medical Lake's narrative one family at a time

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake School District is working to develop a variety of methods and programs to “change the narrative” of the educational experience for it’s... — Updated 10/3/2019


EWU again named top college for diversity by Insight Into Diversity Magazine

For the second consecutive year, Eastern Washington University has been nationally recognized for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. EWU is the recipient of the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity... — Updated 10/3/2019


Cold catches Cheney High School without heating

CHENEY – Cheney Public School officials thought they had a good plan for installation of new boilers at the district’s high school this month — until a freakish winter storm arrived about three months too early. The snow and... — Updated 10/3/2019


EWU again named top college for diversity by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

For the second consecutive year, Eastern Washington University has been nationally recognized for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. EWU is the recipient of the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity... — Updated 9/27/2019


EWU to offer new sexuality and queer studies minor

CHENEY – This fall, Eastern Washington University is set to offer a new academic minor in Sexuality and Queer Studies through its Women’s and Gender Studies Program.Introduction of the minor is part of EWU’s ongoing... — Updated 9/27/2019


Eastern Washington University's Gallery of Art hosts Rob McKirdie's 'Embedded Consciousness'

Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art is pleased to present “Embedded Consciousness,” an exhibition of mixed media sculpture by Rob McKirdie, Oct. 2 through Oct. 25. An o... — Updated 9/12/2019


Emergency training by the numbers

If the Guinness World Book of Records wasn’t made aware of last Thursday’s CPR training at Cheney High School, they should have been. School officials in conjunction with West P... — Updated 9/12/2019


Supply lists for the upcoming school year

With students headed back to school in Cheney and Medical Lake, knowing what supplies you might need can help to provide a good start to the school year. The following is a compilation of items from previous lists published in the... — Updated 8/22/2019 Full story


Magnolia Learning Center joins federal meals program

Cheney’s Magnolia Learning Center announced on Aug. 2 its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the state... — Updated 8/22/2019


Cheney plans new elementary school

In a report to the Cheney School Board at its Aug. 14 meeting, district Superintendent Rob Roettger made a surprise announcement — that the district is in the process of a purchase sale and agreement for property in Airway... — Updated 8/22/2019


Kenworth Sales expands plans for West Plains facility

The Cheney Free Press reported in November 2018 Spokane manufacturer Kenworth Sales Company’s plan to build a new warehouse in the West Plains, just west of South Thomas Mallon Road on a 20 acre parcel located at 9010 W. Geiger... — Updated 8/15/2019


Wild winners

Winners of the Wild Dog Youth Triathlon are pictured above in an Aug. 3 photo. The triathlon for kids ages 5-14 raised almost $300 for the proposed Cheney Dog Park. See the full... — Updated 8/15/2019


Cheney Parks and Recreation holds school resource fair Aug. 22

Cheney’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding a back to school resource fair for students and their families gearing up for classes this fall. The resource fair takes place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. – noon at the... — Updated 8/15/2019


Jarrells makes OSU honor roll

Oregon State University officials have announced that senior Molly E. Jarrells of Cheney has been named to the spring term 2019 Scholastic Honor Roll, achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Jarrels is one of 4,352... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake School Board inks school year budget

The Medical Lake School Board approved a new school budget on Tuesday, July 30. The details were outlined for board members by district staff at a public hearing held before the... — Updated 8/8/2019


Cheney district adopts capital projects levy

The Cheney School Board’s July 31 meeting was a swift one, as multiple staff members delivered reports on matters essential to the future of the district. Superintendent Rob Roettger said the district has been working with Davis... — Updated 8/8/2019


EWU Spring Quarter Dean's List released

Eastern Washington University’s Spring Quarter Dean’s List was released this week and can be found at The EWU Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall... — Updated 7/25/2019


Cheney School District works on capital projects levy

The Cheney School Board is bracing itself for an onslaught of new students in the coming years as it heard details on a new enrollment report at its July 17 meeting. The report indicates the district may be facing a student populat... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Lee Hughes    Education

Tennis-a-Thon brings in thousands

The 22nd annual 24 Hour Tennis-a-Thon was by all accounts another success this year as volunteers, coaches, players and participants came out to hit some balls, receive some... — Updated 7/25/2019


Cheney hires new student support administrator

Cheney Public School’s director of student support services, Robin Andrus, will be leaving the district and school officials have hired Franklin Day to fill the position going forward, the district announced on Tuesday. Andrus... — Updated 7/18/2019


Cheney-Spokane Ice Age Floods Institute holds Mima mound public lecture, tour

The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute (IAFI) is sponsoring a free public lecture on the archaeological contribution of a common feature of Eastern Washington’s landscape — Mime mounds. Dr. Jerry Galm, Easte... — Updated 7/18/2019


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