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One blessing leads to another in ML

When is a business a business, and when is it part of the fabric of a community? Medical Lake may find out soon if things don't turn around for Care and Share, the 30-year-old landmark thrift store...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 12, 2009 Stunning stock market declines led to an 80 percent drop in Eastern Washington University’s endowment fund. In response, the college sent out an SOS — Save Our Scholarships, a grassroots campaign to help the...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

Feed Medical Lake returns After having to cancel all February meals due to snow, Feed Medical Lake is hitting the reset button for March 11, serving open-face beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and tri-fold cake. The sweet and sour pork...

 

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, March 10, as we celebrate the first Sunday in Lent. Fellowship follows the worship service. Adult education precedes the...

 

Church of the Nazarene names new senior pastor

After a long selection process, Cheney’s Church of the Nazarene has named Rev. Chuck Perry as its next senior pastor. According to a Feb. 26 news release, Perry and his wife Valerie have been involved in pastoral ministry for 28 years, and the past...

 

Remembering Ella Ruby Bauer

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series about the Mill family, early pioneers in the Cheney/Spangle area. The stories are researched and written by Robert Bauer, the great-great-great-great-grandson of Robert Mill. Ella Ruby Bauer,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 5, 2009 Cheney student Matt Cooper and the rest of his eight-piece ska band won a recording session in a local music competition. The session was set to take place a well-known Seat...

 

West Plains Briefs

Emmanuel Lutheran Church celebrates “Fat Tuesday” The public is invited to come to Cheney’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church and help celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the 10th annual “Festival of Chocolate,” March 5. There will be activities for...

 

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, March 3, Dr. Mike Folsom will deliver the sermon for vacationing pastor David Krueger-Du...

 

Leading the Pledge

Jake Wellman was invited by Medical Lake Mayor Shirley Maike to lead the council and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at the Feb. 19 City Council meeting. The 11-year-old member of Silver Lake...

 

Winter weather takes an abrupt about-face

Winter in the area seemed to be cruising along well on its projected course as one of those typical non-descript El Niño-influenced seasons. That phenomena featuring slightly warmer than usual ocean...

 

Dahlias bring diverse shapes, sizes, colors to the garden

Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias. With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors,...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago March 5, 2009 Hoping to keep up with anticipated growth, the Cheney School District purchased a 20-acre plot of land on North 6th Street for $710,000 to be used for future district expansion. Small businesses on the West Plains, particul...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We would like to invite everyone to join us for Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. Feb. 24, pastor David Krueger-Duncan’s sermon will be “Worth His Life: Paul and the Collection.” Plan to stay for coffee, refreshmen...

 

West Plains Briefs

Feed Medical Lake cancels February meals due to snow Feed Medical Lake is canceling all February meals due to the prediction of much more snow. We are looking forward to be able to resume our meals in March beginning with supper on March 11 with...

 

Lemaster named senior volunteer of the year

Longtime Medical Lake High School tennis coach Leroy Lemaster was named this year's Kiwanis senior citizen volunteer of the year Saturday at St. Anne's Parrish Hall in front of nearly 80 of the...

 

The life of Robert Mill: A Washington Territory pioneer

By ROBERT BAUER Contributor Robert Mill, one of the first pioneers in the Cheney/Spangle area, was born near Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland on Nov. 1, 1803. Robert’s birth name was Robert...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

StageWest hosts tryouts for ‘Savannah Sipping Society’ StageWest Community Theatre is holding open auditions for the upcoming spring play, “The Savannah Sipping Society,” written by Jessie Jones, Nicolas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Everyone is invited to join our Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. On Sunday, Feb. 17, pastor David Krueger-Duncan’s sermon will be “The Triumph of Adam & Eve Sisyphus: Are We Destroying Our Planet?” Plan to...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 19, 2009 The National Collegiate Athletic Association slapped Eastern Washington University’s football team with several sanctions for violating participation rules regarding academically non-qualified and ineligible students....

 

Angels energize Circuit Breakers

The 501 (c) (3) non-profit West Plains Angels organization recently donated $1,000 to the Medical Lake High School “Circuit Breakers” robotics club to help them travel this summer to national...

 

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Feb. 5 A 17-year-old male was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol at Cheney High School. Feb. 6 James B. Copeland, 40, was arrested on charges of alleged unlawful issuance of a bank check in relation to an incident that took place on...

 

Deer rescued from ice euthanized due to injuries

It wasn’t for a lack of trying or the best of intentions. The Medical Lake Fire Department was called Monday to Medical Lake after dispatchers received multiple calls about a deer stranded in the...

 

Winning tomatoes add color and flavor

Impress your guests with a garden, container and dinner table filled with tasty and colorful winning tomato varieties. Small-fruited varieties are perfect for salads and snacking and those with...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 12, 2008 Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department hosted a sold-out "Daddy Daughter Dance" at the Cheney City Hall auditorium. The cost for the minimum level of full-time EMS...

 

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