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Fairchild helps check off local boy's bucket list

On Sept. 7, four-year-old Jimmy "LJ" Now climbed out of the car and took his mom's hand, showing off a blue satin Captain America cape. It was his favorite outfit, specially chosen for the high-flying...

 

Safe suggestions for pet-friendly indoor gardening

Houseplants make a wonderful addition to our home's décor and improve the indoor air quality. Those with pets however may struggle with keeping plants safe from curious pets and the pets safe from...

 

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • Sept. 13, open mic night at The Mason Jar, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. • Sept. 14, Cheney Historical Museum explores the history of Four Lakes, Marshall, Cheney, Tyler, and Amber, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Sept. 17-20, “Path to Tolerance” art exhibit... Full story

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will deliver the sermon at services on Sunday, Sept 16, at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary. We will continue our journey through Luke, chapter six. Last week began the discussion of “Sabbath...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 25, 2008 The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office began charging Medical Lake, Airway Heights and Liberty Lake for police dispatch services. Cheney High School started a student advocacy program that connected students with specific...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 18, 2008 Medical Lake Fire Department officials found that the used fire engine purchased the previous February was missing too many equipment items to effectively fight fires. The Medical Lake police investigated two sexual assaul...

 

Get your meat - at the Spokane Interstate Fair

People looking to purchase some quality locker meat might want to consider taking a trip to the upcoming Spokane Interstate Fair. Cheney and other West Plains 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America students will be showing their prize steers, hogs,...

 

Gone Fishing

The water level at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge's Middle Pine Lake is low and is subsequently proving attractive to a pair of blue herons. The birds are perching in trees and wading into the...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church You are invited to join us for our services at Cheney Congregational Church Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. Communion, which was postponed from the holiday weekend, will be celebrated this week. All are welcome to...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney coat drive underway It is that time of year again; time to collect and distribute coats for the Cheney Community Coat Drive. New or used coats for all ages can be donated beginning Sept. 6 at area schools, churches and several businesses. Big...

 

Harvest cucumbers for slicing and pickling

By MELINDA MYERS Contributor It's all about timing when harvesting cucumbers for eating fresh or preserving as dill or sweet pickles. Picking these low-calorie vegetables ensures the best flavor,...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in 1918, war-time wheat prices reached about $2.50 a bushel in this area. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.org....

 

Cheney grad goes 'Rogue' in Hollywood

One of Hollywood's more ambitious projects is headed for theaters soon, and it's coming with a local connection. Cheney High School graduate Andrew DeCesare has been busy working on the upcoming...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 11, 2008 The Airway Heights Wal-Mart caught backlash from the community after it was revealed that they were selling merchandise featuring local high school logos without returning any profit to the schools. The Cheney City...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Remember the saying: “We have never done it that way?” Want something new? Interested in the teachings of Jesus? We are interested in the Bible and its teachings. We are interested in the old ways and the new ways....

 

Spokane Tribe Casino launches live music series

The Spokane Tribe Casino is hosting a live music series at the Three Peaks Bar + Kitchen, the restaurant inside the casino. The music series, titled “Live at Three Peaks,” will take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and feature a variety...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

County library facilities closed for Labor Day All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 to observe Labor Day. Regular library hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 4. Spokane County Library District’s online...

 

Harvest and dry flowers for year-round enjoyment

By MELINDA MYERS Contributor Enjoy your flower garden's beauty all year long. Harvest and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects or as gifts for friends and family. Pick the f...

 

Create healthy foundation for fall plantings

Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool - a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 28, 2008 The Cheney Police Department held a meeting to address excessive speeding in the region after several complaints were made by local residents. The Cheney School District...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church People of God, let us gather into the house of God, to hear of the ways and the words of Jesus. We come to find new ways and learn new words and live new lives. Visit with us Sunday mornings for more about Jesus and the...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

August Feed Cheney at Veteran’s Park Feed Cheney’s August meal and groceries will be next Monday, Aug. 27 at Veteran’s Park. There will be a brown bag supper at 5:30 p.m. for everyone who shows up. The meal is provided by Cheney Congregational...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1943, due to wartime manpower shortages, farmers put out a call for sack sewers and semi-skilled machine men for the wheat harvest. Women and children were filling the labor shortages for berry and fruit harvests. Learn...

 

Vern Duane Harrington

Vern Duane Harrington, resident of Cheney, passed away at the age of 85 on Aug. 13 at the Hospice House of Spokane. He was born on Aug. 9, 1933 to Vern and Etta Harrington in Bakersfield, Calif....

 

Cheney district hires Realtor to scout new school sites

The Cheney School District will be hiring a Realtor to work with the school district analyzing where future growth is occurring and planning for future school sites, the school board decided at their Aug. 15 meeting. The school board went through an...

 

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