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Prevent tick-borne diseases

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by...

 

Seattle Seahawks visit Fairchild

The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up their annual 12 Tour over the weekend, stopping Friday, June 7, in the West Plains to tour Fairchild Air Force Base. Active defensive backs Neiko Thorpe and Tedric...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 11, 2009 After re-convening from executive session on litigation matters, the Cheney City Council unanimously approved a resolution to reach a settlement agreement with Thomas Myers pending the outcome of a case in the United States...

 

West Plains Briefs

The Inland Northwest Blood Center together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac will hold a blood drive on Friday, June 21, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery, 1011 1st Street in Cheney. INBC needs an...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church You’re invited to join us for our Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. in the Church sanctuary at 423 N. 6th St. Rev. George Abrams will deliver the sermon. Plan to stay for coffee, refreshments and conversation in the...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Twenty-five years ago in 1994, the city of Cheney banned personal fireworks within the city, siting problems with fires during our dry summer weather. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

From combat Marine to missionary

It was an impulsive decision. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, in 1945, Jerry Foster chose to join the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962, four days after he turned 17. He hadn’t even finished high school. “I was borderline a lot of problems,” Foster said of his...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 4, 2009 During their regular meeting on May 28, the Medical Lake Planning Commission revamped more guidelines to the resource lands and critical areas section included in the city’s comprehensive plan chapter on zoning. This move...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church The community is invited to join us for Sunday morning worship. The service starts at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 423 N. 6th Street in Cheney. Plan to stay for coffee, refreshments and conversation in the fellowshi...

 

West Plains Briefs

June 10 is Feed Medical Lake’s anniversary dinner Feed Medical Lake’s eighth annual anniversary supper is Monday, June 10, beginning at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, barbecue chicken and picnic fare will be served. Grocery distribution begins 4:15 p.m. The...

 

Auditions held for StageWest's 'Stranger in the Attic"

StageWest Community Theatre is proud to announce that the first production of the 2019-2020 season is the grand premier on the West Coast of John Kaasik’s play “Stranger in the Attic.”  The play is set in the country home of freelance writer...

 

When cleaning up becomes a calling

The phrase “The God Squad” brings to mind visions of early crusaders or the television show from the early 2000s, not a crew of teenagers in matching pastel shirts and too-big gardening gloves....

 

Vietnam War vets treated differently: Lack of respect hit one vet hardest

Like many retired military service members of his particular vintage, Jerry Herker served a tour in Vietnam during the war. But unlike many others, his experience didn’t result in so much emotional...

 

West Plains Briefs

Medical Lake’s Care-N-Share raffle tickets on sale Medical Lake’s Care and Share thrift store is holding a raffle to benefit the Medical Lake Food Bank. The $1 tickets are on sale now at Denny’s Harvest Foods. Prizes include a deluxe BBQ grill...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Sunday morning worship service starts at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 423 N. 6th St. Rev. Dr. David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon. June 2 will be his last day at Cheney Congregational Church as pastor since...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago during World War II, Larry Montague of the U.S. Navy took second place in the war bond and stamp drive “Pin-Up Man” contest at Eastern Washington College, with sales of $1,229.35. First place went to Sprague native, Marine...

 

Cheney craft retreat draws national audience

Last weekend, an ordinary conference room in Cheney's Holiday Inn Express was transformed into a cotton candy colored paradise thanks to the 3 Craft Chicks crafting retreat May 17-19. The "Under the S...

 

Tyler Daze is just around the corner - just down the road

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor It's often said that the only certainties in this life are death and taxes. Cheney-area residents can add one more - in a good way - to that list - Tyler Daze. The...

 

Fifth Cheney Community Sale planned for June 1

By JOHN McCALLUM Managing Editor What started as an online effort to unite the community is now entering its fifth year. The Cheney Community Sale started with a Facebook page created by resident Maria Fell in 2015. Its fifth installment is taking...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church The Sunday morning worship service starts at 10 a.m. in the church at 423 N. 6th St. in Cheney. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon. Following the service, we’ll be having a farewell party for our...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney book club’s May 28 meeting includes monk The last Cheney book discussion meeting of 2019 will be held in the meeting room of the Cheney library on Tuesday May 28 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Tibetan Buddhist monk and Eastern...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Twenty-five years ago in 1994, KeyTronics, a computer keyboard manufacturer, announced it was closing its Cheney facility and laying off 110 workers. Learn more about our area’s history atwww.cheneymuseum.org....

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 21, 2009 According to the April Monthly Accountability Review (MAR), the Cheney Police Department reduced its investigations’ caseload by 36 percent since reorganizing in January. In a move to contain costs and provide enhanced...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY May 13 A vaping device was confiscated on the 400 block of Annie Place. A welfare check was conducted on the 400 block of North 6th Street. A 10-year-old male and a 12-year-old male were arrested for fourth-degree assault on the 700 block of...

 

His brother's keeper

After 27 years, Wes Anderson came to accept who and what he was. So it was that, in 1995, after years of personal struggles he “came out” — as a Vietnam veteran. Two years later he made...

 

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