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Visitors to the Cheney Recycling Center may have seen the nifty piece of patriotic artwork constructed by the center's aluminum crushing guru John Ballister. Using Coca-Cola,... — Updated 1/13/2022


Looking Back

January 12, 2012 Cheney Council members sworn in for 2012 The Cheney City Council eased into 2012 renewing contractys and accepting grants at its Jan. 12 meeting. Three council members were sworn in to start the meeting; Bob... — Updated 1/13/2022


Writer's Workshop

Carol Beason 1 January 2022 I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I am fickle and they don’t work for me. Empty promises. So I focus on what I want to get rid of instead. A favorite way of releasing stuff cluttering up... — Updated 1/13/2022


Cheney High school students rank high in Future Farmers of America competition

On December 15, at Cheney High school, several students participated in a competition called The Sub-District Leadership Development Event for Employment Skills and Extemporaneous... — Updated 1/6/2022


Looking Back

Looking Back 10 years ago January 5, 2012 New community center, police chief highlight end of 2011 Local businesses made up a big portion of the sponsorship funding the 44th annual... — Updated 1/6/2022


Cheney library offers art shows, science and story times

CHENEY -- The local library is offering artists a chance to be creative and display their artworks in a mini art show and virtual art show in January. The mini art show is where registered participants are asked to submit a 3-inch... — Updated 12/30/2021


Looking Back

10 years ago December 29, 2011 2011 was big year for building in Cheney A train derailed on the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad track, spilling up to 700 gallons of diesel fuel... — Updated 12/30/2021


Whatever happened to 2021?

Carol Beason 30 December 2021 It seems like only yesterday that we were at the end of the road, with 2020 in our rear view mirrors. Who, on that first day of 2021, would have thought that we would still face a worldwide pandemic... — Updated 12/30/2021


Holiday Spirit

Whatever you celebrate, be it a Christian Christmas, Jewish Hanukkah or the secular holidays of African-American Kwanzaa or Festivus (highlighted by the popular sitcom Seinfeld,) it’s undeniably a special time of year. A time... — Updated 12/23/2021


Christmas services on tap

CHENEY -- Several area churches are hosting special Christmas Eve and Christmas services this weekend. Here is the list of churches and the services offered: Airway Heights  Airway Heights Baptist church, 12322 W. Sunset... — Updated 12/23/2021


Veteran's Cemetery recognizes Volunteer of the Year

MEDICAL LAKE – Sometimes heartache can open doors to opportunity as experienced by 81-year-old Vern Lightbody. Recently, Lightbody’s efforts were recognized when he was... — Updated 12/23/2021


Looking Back

December 22, 2011 Issues and Mistakes Five years after a portion of Minnie Creek was rerouted to make way for the Cheney Bi-Mart, the area is struggling to support the plants and... — Updated 12/23/2021


Fairchild honors Veterans with wreaths

SPOKANE – A blanket of snow quieted the atmosphere on December 18, which marks the day in which over 2500 locations across America honor fallen Veterans by placing donated wreaths... — Updated 12/23/2021


Can't stop Christmas

Mrs. Claus (Mayor Terri Cooper) hits the magic button illuminating the Medical Lake Christmas tree during a celebration Saturday, Dec. 11, showing the Grinch that you can't stop... — Updated 12/16/2021


Sen. Schoesler calls for tax relief

RITZVILLE --  Following Friday’s national inflation news that shows prices are 6.8% higher than a year ago, Sen. Mark Schoesler called on the state elected officials to provide... — Updated 12/16/2021


Jury can't come to verdict in Aguirre case

SPOKANE – A jury was unable to come to a verdict during the trial in which former Pasco police officer 57-year-old Richard Aguirre was accused of killing 27-year-old Ruby Doss in 1986. A mistrial was granted by Spokane County... — Updated 12/16/2021


Candy Cane Drive hits Cheney on Dec. 18

CHENEY – The Local No. 1919 firefighter union is once again embarking on its annual Candy Cane Drive around the city Dec. 18 to bolster some holiday cheer for the community. City... — Updated 12/16/2021


Bill to encourage school consolidation

WENATCHEE – Sen. Brad Hawkins would like to see fewer small districts in the state. On Monday, Dec. 6, the Wenatchee Republican pre-filed Senate Bill 5487 to entice small school districts to consolidate or merge with larger neigh... — Updated 12/16/2021


What would the wildflowers say?

What would the wildflowers say as their seeds lie germinating in the frozen earth, under the snow, waiting what seems like an eternity before fruition? Would they remain positive in their thoughts of the promise of Spring in a... — Updated 12/16/2021


Latvian student enjoying Cheney 'variety'

CHENEY – A Latvian girl spending the year as an exchange student here says she likes the variety Cheney High School has to offer Paula Upeniece, an 18-year-old senior from... — Updated 12/16/2021


Mabbotts celebrate 60 years together

CHENEY – A local couple is celebrating their 60th anniversary on Thursday, Dec. 16. Jack and Sandy (Cantril) Jack Mabbott were married Dec. 16, 1961. The couple began dating... — Updated 12/16/2021


Christmas comes to Medical Lake

Hundreds of residents hit the downtown area of Medical Lake on Saturday, Dec. 11, to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. A fun run kicked off the festivities, followed by... — Updated 12/16/2021


Communty Briefs

Cockrum to continue ‘Angels Among Us’ CHENEY -- Celebrate the third Sunday of Advent with us this week at the United Methodist Church. Guest speaker the Rev. Dale Cockrum will be preaching from the Gospel of Matthew as we... — Updated 12/9/2021


Smooch-a-Pooch event helps local dogs

CHENEY – Two-year-old Lincoln and several other dogs greeted people Dec. 4 at Wild Bill's Longbar during the Smooch-a-Pooch event benefitting dogs saved by the group Rescue4All.... — Updated 12/9/2021


Looking Back

20 years ago December 26, 1996 Library work on budget and on time for mid-Feb. Reopening Those extra windows in the new library addition couldn’t be any more welcome as things just keep looking brighter for the county library.... — Updated 12/9/2021


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