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Scholarship honors Helen Boots

CHENEY- Cheney American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72 is offering a new $1,000 scholarship honoring the life of longtime Cheney resident, Helen Boots. Boots has a long history of dedicat... — Updated 5/12/2022


Dube speaks at Rosalia Garden Club

ROSALIA — Carley Dube provided the keynote address during the March 2 Rosalia Garden Club meeting. Dube, who teaches greenhouse gardening, discussed the importance of heat mats, lighting, watering and seeds during the program.... — Updated 3/10/2022


Area residents graduate from University of Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho — University of Idaho announced winter 2021 graduates last week. According to the university, 422 Washingtonians were among the Dec. 11 graduates, inclindg: Dean’s List Graduates: Cheney — Alexis A. Brooks, civi... — Updated 3/10/2022


St. John-Endicott schools announce Honor Rolls

ST. JOHN – The elementary and high schools have announced honor rolls. At St. John elementary, fourth-graders making the Honor Roll are Eli Cook, Daiquani Johnson, Emma Loomis, Aubree Mackey, Bennett Repp, Olivia Rieck, Landen... — Updated 3/10/2022


Cheney students dominate FBLA Winter Conference

SPOKANE VALLEY–Students from Cheney High and Westwood Middle School represented their community well with outstanding performances at the 2022 Future Business Leaders of America (... — Updated 2/10/2022


Cheney School District seeks public input

CHENEY– Citing driver shortages and district growth, Cheney School District Superintendent Rob Roettger is reaching out to the community as the district plans for the 2022-23 school year and beyond. “We would like to engage... — Updated 2/10/2022


Spokane Arts partners with EWU for Black History Month

CHENEY – Shantell Jackson, program director for the Spokane Arts, is teaming up with Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) to host two programs aimed at educating students, staff and... — Updated 2/10/2022


Covid test shortage affecting Medical Lake school district

MEDICAL LAKE – Covid tests are in high demand in all facets of society right now, and the shortage is also starting to affect Medical Lake School District as described by Superintendent Tim Ames during the school board meeting... — Updated 1/27/2022


Berlin student notices major differences in America

CHENEY- Noah Fleri, is a 16 year old high school junior from Berlin, Germany who is being hosted at Cheney High school this year. Fleri's host parents while he is here are Cody... — Updated 1/6/2022


EWU junior wins full-year tuition waiver

FROM STAFF AND NEWS SOURCES CHENEY — Eastern Washington University student Erin Conroy is the winner of a full-year tuition waiver as part of the university’s EaglesVaxUp... — Updated 8/19/2021


Covid surge leads to mask requirements at EWU, WSU facilities

SPOKANE — A rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in Spokane County and mounting concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to a requirement for all students, faculty and staff to wear masks at... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney schools look at masks, enrollment and staggered starts

CHENEY — In accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s state-wide public school mandate and Center for Disease Control recommendations, the Cheney School District will require masks for the 2021-2022 academic year. The announcement... — Updated 8/12/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney Outreach requests school supplies

CHENEY — In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, the Cheney Outreach Center is requesting new and unused school supply donations to benefit local students. Items needed, as specified by the Cheney School District, are:... — Updated 8/12/2021


EWU receives grant to study lichens role measuring climate impacts

CHENEY - Eastern Washington University's Jessica Allen has received more than $625,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund her part in the Central Appalachian Lichen... — Updated 8/12/2021


Huotari named to University of Wyoming honor roll

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Cheney’s Sydney Jo Huotari is one of seven students from Washington state recently named to the University of Wyoming’s Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll. Huotari is one of two students so named from... — Updated 8/5/2021


West Plains students named to community college honor rolls

SPOKANE — Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College list 2,969 students on their respective honor rolls for spring quarter 2021. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above to be listed on the... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Cheney High FBLA shines at nationals

CHENEY – The Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club celebrated the conclusion of the 2021 season with “a huge amount of success at the virtual National Leadership Conference.” Three of the seven... — Updated 7/29/2021

 By SCOTT DAVIS    Education

Critical race theory discussed at Cheney School Board meeting

CHENEY — Issues and concerns relating to critical race theory – including questions on curriculum — were discussed at the Cheney School Board meeting on July 14. The increased interest in cultural education has emerged in... — Updated 7/22/2021


EWU releases spring 2021 Dean's List

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington University Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also include students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who earns... — Updated 7/22/2021


Cheney, Medical Lake students on OSU honor roll

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Names of students who have made the scholastic Honor Roll for Spring 2021 have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 7,255 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor... — Updated 7/22/2021


Juggling a full schedule

CHENEY — Like most of us, new Eastern Washington University student trustee Auriana Mitchell claims it’s difficult for her to be in two places at once. A look at the Liberty... — Updated 7/22/2021


Medical Lake school district reviews discipline policy

MEDICAL LAKE — As the 2021-22 school year approaches, the school board anticipates a return to in-person learning. One of the changes coming with the new year is the revised school district discipline policy. The policy is... — Updated 7/15/2021


Medical Lake HS announces Honor Roll

MEDICAL LAKE — The following is a list of students who were named to the fourth semester Honor Roll. Seniors Quintin C. Collins, Jacob L. Edison, Colton D. Ellis, Jon E. Foley, Jonathan P. Gralapp, Benjamin D. Henry, Victoria L.... — Updated 7/15/2021


Medical Lake announces Principal's Honor Roll

MEDICAL LAKE — The following is a list of students who were named to the fourth semester Principal’s Honor Roll. Seniors Ellie E. Acord, Nayelli A. Barnes, Jessica L. Beecher, William H. Benson, Abigail E. Bolles, Violet A.... — Updated 7/15/2021


Summer support groups come to Medical Lake schools

MEDICAL LAKE — The school district will be hosting support groups this summer for both children and adults to help process the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first summer they have held groups like... — Updated 7/15/2021


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