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 By Lee Hughes    Neighborhood    April 18, 2019 

Picking up the pieces

On the morning of July 29, 1967, the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was conducting combat flight operations on "Yankee Station" off the coast of war-torn Vietnam. Suddenly, at 10:50 a.m., a "stray...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We invite everyone to join our Easter Sunday morning activities. Hilltop service begins at 8 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 1530 Salnave Road. Easter breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.. Pastor Dave...

 

StageWest opens season with 'Savannah Sipping Society'

StageWest Community Theatre proudly presents “The Savannah Sipping Society,” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Kay Bryon Pacheco. This is a delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy about four unique Southern women,...

 

West Plains Briefs

Healthy aging talk April 24 Mariah Schimpf M. D. will give some tips on healthy aging at 7 p.m. on April 24 as part of the Cheney Congregational Church’s Fourth Wednesday series “Things I learned Somewhere.” Schimpf is a family physician in...

 

A Medical Lake warrior's curious path to peace

Life has a serendipitous way of coming full circle, and shaping our world view along the way. "Now I'm a musician," said long-time Medical Lake resident and former City Councilman Dave Seagrave, in a...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 16, 2009 Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge and Spokane Audubon planned a community party and auction as part of an ongoing community effort to restore native riparian habitat.. A new store, GardenStone Creations, set up shop in...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Sunday worship starts at 10 a.m., with coffee, refreshments and conversation in the fellowship hall following the service. On Sunday, April 14, Pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan will give the sermon entitled “Come to...

 

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt set for April 20 Cheney’s Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. The hunt begins sharply at 11 a.m. for kids from toddlers to age 10. The hunt takes place at Salnave Park. Come join...

 

The Traveling Wall

A traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., called The Traveling Wall, will arrive in Medical Lake on June 12 and will be available for viewing at 250 S. Prentis St., Medical Lake, on the Medical Lake Middle...

 

Cheney museum to ask 'why we collect'

What do you collect? That’s what the folks at Cheney’s Historical Museum would like to know. Just as importantly, why do you collect these items, and would you be willing to share that story and...

 

John Mill: A Washington Territory Pioneer

When John and Emma Mill moved into the new house not all six of their children moved into the house with them. Their daughters Ella, Mary and son Perry moved in with them. It is thought that Roy and Boone had their own places to live, or they lived...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 2, 2009 The Cheney School District suspended its regular meeting for a public hearing on the possible closure of Reid Elementary, a 50-year-old school. Cheney sixth graders competed in the 14th annual bowling tournament. The UPS...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Everyone is invited to join our Sunday morning worship service and communion at 10 a.m. On Sunday, April 7, pastor David Krueger-Duncan’s sermon will be “The Wedding at Cana” where Jesus performed his first miracle....

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake April 8 Feed Medical Lake is serving sweet and sour pork, sticky rice, vegetable blend, Jell-o parfait and fortune cookies (if available) on April 8. Grocery distribution starts at 4:15 p.m., with supper at 5 p.m. The “Soup,...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum Did you know that 2nd Street was once a boulevard with trees down its center? One hundred years ago in 1919, those trees were removed from College Avenue to Union Street to improve traffic flow for the...

 

Thank you for your service

West Plains Angels vice president Roger Hanner (right) presents a $500 check to Cheney VFW Post 11326 Commander Dan Hillman (left) and Post Commander of the Past Roger Hagenbuch (center) in honor and...

 

John Mill - A Washington Territory pioneer

“The Mill House” John Mill, birth name John Mills, was born 1837 in Richland County, Ohio, of parents who both immigranted from Scotland where his father was a basket weaver and ditch digger. In...

 

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • March 29, African Inspired Junior Art Class, Cheney City Hall, $8 , children aged 3 - 7 accompanied by an adult, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. • March 30, African Inspired Master Art Class, Wren Pierson Building, $15, ages 8 and up, 9:30 a.m. - 12...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 26, 2008 A lack of renovation funding and a failure to reach a maintenance and operations agreement led Eastern Washington University and the Cheney School District to consider closing Reid Elementary, a 50-year-old school. The...

 

West Plains Briefs

Airway Heights Numerica to close lobby for renovations Renovations for an open concept lobby at Numerica Credit Union’s Airway Heights branch on 1210 South Hayford Road began March 25. During the renovation, the credit union will run daily...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Today (March 28) is the 175th birth anniversary of Lucy Robbins Switzer, born in 1844. She was a prominent suffragette, women’s rights activist and a leader in the temperance movement in Washington. She lived to see Prohibition enacted and women...

 

Former Medical Lake fire chief honored

Current and past Medical Lake firefighters and former chiefs came together on Saturday at the Medical Lake City Hall to honor former Medical Lake Fire Chief Gino Palomino with a Lifetime Achievement...

 

What's happening on the West Plains

Cheney • March 19, Roger Ralston’s exhibit “Field Research ,” EWU Gallery of Art, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • March 21, Jamison Sampson Live, The Mason Jar, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. • March 23, Cheney High School’s “Cinderella,” CHS Little Theater, $1...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 19, 2009 The principal of Medical Lake’s Michael Anderson Elementary, Mandi Poindexter, entered a charity marathon in honor of student and leukemia survivor Michael Lumbreras. A local family gave the Tyler Store a new lease on...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Our Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. worship service is open to everyone. Pastor Dave Krueger-Duncan will deliver his sermon, “My garden for the Lord,” this week. Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and conversation in the...

 

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