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We sit in our comfortable living rooms or dens, watching TV. We read the sports pages and enjoy drinking and partying at tailgate parties. We overeat and try to lose weight by buying weight-watchers subscriptions and enrolling in... — Updated 1/9/2020


West Plains BRIEFS

Square dance lessons Jan. 8 The Hi-Flyers Dance Club restarts beginning square dance lessons on Wednesday nights, starting Jan. 8 at Cheney City Hall, 609 2nd St., from 7-9 pm. Our teacher is the young and hip Adam Christman.... — Updated 1/2/2020



Cheney Congregational Church Please join us in worship Sunday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. This is Communion Sunday, and our communion table is open to everyone. This is the first worship service of the New Year. Pastor Matt Goodale will... — Updated 1/2/2020


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 31, 2009 Cheney business groups considered forming a partnership in order to combine resources to help revitalize the historic downtown business core. Cheney charities were able to keep up with high demand during... — Updated 1/2/2020


Medical Lake firefighter association donates funds

MEDICAL LAKE — In one of its final acts, the Medical Lake Volunteer Firefighters Association withdrew the remaining funds from the associations bank account and donated it to the... — Updated 1/2/2020


West Plains Briefs

Cheney wrestlers Christmas tree fundraiser Cheney’s Little Guy Wrestling Club is holding a Christmas tree recycling fundraiser on Jan. 4-5 and Jan. 11-12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. You may drop off your Christmas tree at... — Updated 12/27/2019


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 24, 2009 The Medical Lake School Board voted to place a 20-year. $15.6 million bond measure before voters in February that would replace the elementary school and fund additions to the middle school. It was the th... — Updated 12/27/2019



Cheney Congregational Church Welcome to Cheney Congregational Church. You are invited to join us in worship Sunday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. Our speaker will be Grant Smith, giving a sermon titled “Love and Duty.”  Children’s... — Updated 12/27/2019


Re*Imagine a wintry festival

Scenes from last weekend’s Winter Festival in Medical Lake... — Updated 12/19/2019


Wreaths laid on headstones at veteran's cemetery

MEDICAL LAKE — Over 250 people braved freezing temperatures and solid gray skies to pay tribute to veterans interned at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery by laying over... — Updated 12/19/2019


West Plains BRIEFS

Cheney Congregational Church holds candlelight service Dec. 24 Cheney Congregational Church will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 423 N. 6th Street. Children will have the opportunity to... — Updated 12/19/2019


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 17, 2009 After surviving various budget cuts, the Pine Lodge Corrections Center for Women was again under Gov. Christine Gregoire’s budget ax. The closure, along with several other facilities, was estimated to... — Updated 12/19/2019


Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1894, Anna Deakin Marshall wrote in her journal that she stuffed a turkey, made 7 pies, made doughnuts, and completed the ironing today. Learn more about our area’s history at... — Updated 12/19/2019



Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church is celebrating the Advent Season, and will light the candle of JOY this coming Sunday. We welcome you to join us for worship at 10 a.m. Bible classes for adults, young adults and... — Updated 12/19/2019


Reflections on how nursing is and used to be

CHENEY – A lot has changed in the field of medicine. That includes nursing, and how that has changed is reflected in a book that took 10 former nurses to write — including two... — Updated 12/19/2019


Visions of Holiday Hoopla

Cheney’s annual Holiday Hoopla last Friday was a huge success, with hundreds of people taking part in a variety of events and activities.... — Updated 12/12/2019


Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

This event has nothing to do with Cheney history, but 125 years ago the Hershey chocolate bar was introduced. Sweet dreams. Learn more about our area’s history at — Updated 12/12/2019


West Plains Briefs

Christmas Gala benefit Dec. 14 The West Plains Angels organization is holding its annual “Christmas Gala” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Cheney Community Church, 1307 3rd St. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner catered by Bene’s... — Updated 12/12/2019 Full story


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 10, 2009 Cheney opted to begin collecting its own garbage starting January 2010 after rejecting a contract extension with Sunshine Disposal and Recycling. Spokane County Commissioners approved a 10-square-mile ann... — Updated 12/12/2019



Cheney Congregational Church Please join us in worship this joyous Advent season. Joy is the word pastor Matt Goodale will examine this Sunday in his continuing series, “The Language of Advent,” its current daily use and its... — Updated 12/12/2019


Re*Imagine Medical Lake's Winter Festival is here

MEDICAL LAKE — Re*Imagine Medical Lake’s Winter Festival event is weekend, complete with bevy of contests and activities. The festivities kick off tonight, Thursday, Dec. 12,... — Updated 12/12/2019


Second-annual Cheney Christmas lights contest deadline Dec. 15

CHENEY – The local Kiwanis Club and the Gardeners of Cheney are sponsoring the second-annual Christmas lights contest to recognize the city’s best residential holiday lighting display. Nominations are being sought for the home... — Updated 12/12/2019



Cheney Congregational Church Please join us at Cheney Congregational Church Sunday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Pastor Matt Goodale continues his Advent series on “The Language of Advent.” Children’s Church is available for those wh... — Updated 12/5/2019


'Miracle On 34th Street' opens Friday Dec. 6

It’s opening weekend of StageWest Community Theatre’s production of Lux Radio Theatre’s “Miracle On 34th Street.” In this magical story, you will meet Mr. Kris Kringle, a... — Updated 12/5/2019


Looking Back

10 Years Ago Dec. 3, 2009 The Medical Lake 2010 city budget reflected both fiscal prudence and reduced growth in the area. The Cheney School District proposed a $78 million bond to construct three new schools, including a new... — Updated 12/5/2019


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