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Battle Days

ROSALIA - Hundreds turned out Saturday, June 3, for annual event that brings a parade, Boy Scout breakfast, a fun run and many more activities to the town of Rosalia. The event... — Updated 6/8/2023


News Briefs

Pedestrian hit on Interstate 90 LIBERTY LAKE – A Cheney man struck a pedestrian on Interstate 90 on June 6 According to the Washington State Patrol, Marietta Portegai, 78, of Calgary, Canada was trying to walk across the... — Updated 6/8/2023


Combines to battle this weekend

LIND – The city roars to life Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, as the 34th annual Combine Demolition Derby Days brings thousands of residents and visitors out for weekend of... — Updated 6/8/2023


Yard of the Month

Jacob and Paisha Andersen, new residents of Cheney, are avid gardeners.  Their yard at 714 Sunrise Drive is bringing forth color despite the cold spring. They appreciate the $25... — Updated 6/8/2023


What are you looking at!?

An unidentified ground nesting mammal gets territorial at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on May 22, 2023... — Updated 6/1/2023


West Plains Commencement Ceremonies

Cheney Free Press Liberty – June 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty High School Sprague – June 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sprague Lamont High School Cheney - June 9 at 5:00 p.m. at EWU Reese Court Medical Lake - June 10 from 11... — Updated 6/1/2023


Recreation director says dog park not open

CHENEY – Cheney residents have been looking forward to the use of a dog park for a while, and most of the initial construction has been completed. However, some of the final... — Updated 6/1/2023


Rosalia Battle Days

ROSALIA — Rosalia will host their annual Battle Days from Friday, June 2, through Saturday, June 3. Events kick off on Friday at 5 p.m. with a family night at Rosalia Park featuring music by “Just Plain Darin,” with hot dogs... — Updated 6/1/2023


Gardening By Osmosis

Rain drops were still glistening on the lilacs when I tried to capture the moment after the rain when the sun dappled the landscape. My photos, however did not reveal the splendor I had witnessed and I was resigned to register the... — Updated 5/25/2023


Cheney high school presents Beauty and the Beast

CHENEY — The high school music department presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on May 19, 20, and 25 at the school auditorium. With just two weeks of preparation and rehearsal time, the music department was able to contruct t... — Updated 5/25/2023


Cheney bank employees receives award

CHENEY — Banner Bank employee has been selected to receive the Banner’s Best award. This award is the highest level of recognition within the company and celebrates the bank’s top-performing employees. Rebecca Carrillo... — Updated 5/25/2023


Mother, son reconnect in Germany

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Capt. Crystal Turner, Critical Care Air Transport Team nurse, experienced a feeling that many mothers do when their child says, “I want to join the military.” She described it as a mix of pride an... — Updated 5/25/2023


Upcoming West Plains Library events

CHENEY — Family Play & Learn Storytime on May 26 and 31, and every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout the month of June from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the library at 610 First St. Children ages 2 to 5 and... — Updated 5/25/2023


Community Briefs

United Methodist Church’s Babylon event Cheney Free Press CHENEY — The church is hosting a summer event for families called Babylon, to be held at 204 Fourth Street from August 20 to August 24. Families will be able to step bac... — Updated 5/25/2023


Colorful sky

Thunderstorms brought colorful rainbows and vibrant skies to Northeast Washington last week. Pictured, a State Processor facility in Tekoa sits beneath one of those evening... — Updated 5/25/2023


Leggy Lenny and the Mother's Day Surprise

By Venus Bratsveen 10 May 2023 Chip and Kaitlynn were expecting their second child any day now. Nick, child number one, was born on Christmas day three years prior. It was a brutally cold day, icy streets made worse by the... — Updated 5/19/2023


Summer concert series announced

Cheney Free Press AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Northern Quest Casino has announced its summer concert series. Here are the shows already planned: July 14 – The Avett Brothers with Calder Allen July 15 – Blues Traveler with Big Head Todd... — Updated 5/19/2023


Community Briefs

Medical Lake boy raises $9,500 SPOKANE - A Medical Lake Middle School student is raising money for a charity. Seventh-grader Mason DeBolt raised $9,500 for Wishing Star Foundation... — Updated 5/19/2023


West Plains PACE Awards presented

CHENEY - Students from across the region exhibiting strong character traits were honored Friday, May 12, during a gala breakfast at EasternWashingotn University. The West Plains Par... — Updated 5/19/2023


Keala named Eastern Student of Year

CHENEY —After finishing her career on the court this past November, Eastern Washington volleyball senior Ka’ehukaiiha’amaina’e Keala earned the Student of the Year in the field of Recreation & Tourism Management. “I... — Updated 5/12/2023


Locked keys lead to good deed

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-A Sunday, April 24, visit to Longhorn Barbecue by Free Press Publishing reporter Byrne Bennett was intended to be a casual luncheon to discuss his book on his uncle... — Updated 5/12/2023


Gardening by Osmosis

I thought of my grandson’s wedding this weekend. The officiator was springtime. Warm soil and rain were the bride and groom. The audience in their garden was clothed in finery not typical to everyday wear. The promise of permanen... — Updated 5/12/2023



Carol Beason 20 April 2017 Pictures are reminders that this moment will never come again. We are frozen in time for that moment. We will never be here with each other exactly like this again. Collecting family photos has kept me... — Updated 5/5/2023


Gardening by Osmosis

It seems spring is in a hurry to catch up after the long, long, cold winter. All of a sudden grass is green, buds are bursting and birds are looking for housing. We gardeners are caught up in the frenzy as well. There are remnant... — Updated 5/5/2023


Community Briefs

Rosalia students walking for hospitalized children ROSALIA – Students here will be walking Friday, April 28, to raise funds for a local charity. The ninth annual Trot for Tots walk-a-thon will raise money for Tough as Nails, a ch... — Updated 4/27/2023


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