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Economy works when consumers pick winners

Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Biden rolls out his progressive agenda. The key qu... — Updated 10/7/2021


City recognizes Wolffy's owners

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The owners of a local restaurant were recognized Sept. 24 for their outstanding service in the community. Justin and Jessica Davis of Colbert have been running... — Updated 10/7/2021


The Real Magic

It was a dark, windy, rainy night in October – one of those night when you’re glad to be indoors looking out of the window to watch leaves fly by and see nearly naked tree limbs bending in wind. Joey and his father stood by... — Updated 10/7/2021


Looking Back

10 Years Ago October 6, 2011 Cheney completes next step in buying Four Lakes missile site The Cheney School Board approved an appraisal of the 60-acre Four Lakes Communication Station, which officials said was one of the final... — Updated 10/7/2021


Airway Heights Day set for Saturday

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Airway Heights Day on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Sunset Park. Airway Heights Day is both a fun-filled family event and a fundraiser, according to parks Director J.C.... — Updated 10/7/2021


The Gates of Hell Opened and Mary Ann Stepped Through the Portal

The Gates of Hell Opened and Mary Ann Stepped Through the Portal A True Story of life in the Alaskan Bureaucracy After a two-year stint as Associate Director of the Alaska’s child abuse agency, I was more than ready to step down... — Updated 9/30/2021


History & Tea event

CHENEY – The city Parks and Recreation Department is offering another “Tea and History” program series with the Cheney Historical Museum’s Joan Mamanakis. Starting in October, the once a month virtual presentation will... — Updated 9/30/2021


Cliff and Jean Gresham

For Cliff and Jean Gresham. Fri., Oct. 1, 2021. 3:00 PM Service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 639 Elm St. Cheney, WA 99004. Cake & Punch Reception to follow in Church Basement.... — Updated 9/30/2021



Local man on Oregon State honor roll CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Cheney man was named to the honor roll for summer 2021 at Oregon State University. Thomas Posey was among 894 students with a 3.50 grade-point average or higher,... — Updated 9/30/2021


West Plains Briefs

Book Clubs returning to Medical Lake MEDICAL LAKE — Local Book Clubs are returning to the Medical Lake branch of Spokane County Library District. Organizational meetings are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and 11 a.m.... — Updated 9/23/2021


Deutchesfest 2021

Photo by Roger Harnack | Free Press Publishing Brenda Hulett of Cheney plays the accordion as a member of the Oom Pas and Mas during the annual Deutchesfest celebration. The polka... — Updated 9/23/2021


Writer's Workshop

When I was a little girl, I lived a magical life. Like a fairy princess.... Never mind, you already know that’s baloney. I remember a time when I was so disillusioned by whatever my parents were doing that I wanted to run away.... — Updated 9/23/2021


Book Clubs returning to Medical Lake library

MEDICAL LAKE — Local Book Clubs are returning to the Medical Lake branch of Spokane County Library District. Organizational meetings are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The meetings are... — Updated 9/17/2021


Charity event raises $1,000

CHENEY – The booths and chairs of the Speak Easy restaurant (formerly Willow Springs) were filled with an assortment of clowns, flappers, and gangsters Friday night to raise... — Updated 9/16/2021


Wheat Foundation offers scholarships

CHENEY -- The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to children of... — Updated 9/16/2021



Workshop writers are often challenged to write a short piece on a prompt while in session. They are given 7-10 minutes to write, then share their work with each other. During a recent session, the prompt was “bread.” Though... — Updated 9/16/2021


Giddings selected Sprague grand marshal

SPRAGUE – A local civil leader and businesswoman has been named grand marshal of the Sprague Days parade. Dorothy Giddings, 90, will lead the parade on Saturday morning, Sept.... — Updated 9/9/2021


Rosalia woman honored

ROSALIA – A local woman has been honored as the first Deer Park rodeo queen 74 years after her reign. Faith Terrell, 91, of Rosalia, was recognized in July during in the... — Updated 9/9/2021



Carol Beason 5 May 2016 Aging - Is only a matter of mind, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter, this according to Mark Twain. Aging begins at conception and only accelerates as we grow older, the concept of which is often lost... — Updated 9/9/2021



Kelly Cordill of Cheney, 12, gives her Hampshire crosses a drink of water Thursday at the Lincoln County Fair in Davenport. Cordill was among area residents participating in the... — Updated 9/2/2021


Innovia Foundation Awards Over $314,000 in Scholarships

CHENEY - Over $314,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to 124 students in Eastern Washington and North Idaho for the 2021-2022 academic year by the Innovia Foundation. According to a press release, the Foundation overseas 30... — Updated 9/2/2021


Al-Anon can help family and friends

September is National Recovery Month. When a family member has a problem with alcohol, the effects are felt by their immediate family and extended family members and friends. Family members may experience feelings of abandonment,... — Updated 9/2/2021


Dr. Hough retires after 38 years of service

CHENEY - After 38 years of continuous service to the Cheney Community, Doctor Charles Hough is finally hanging up his stethoscope – well, sort of. “Once you’ve worked... — Updated 9/2/2021


Old woman who writes

There was an old woman who just had to write She composed and erased most of the night She did much of her work at a quarter past two Some of her work was not even true She wrote of sweet blossoms on crabapple trees Of ice crystal... — Updated 8/26/2021



Cheney Congregational Church Greetings from Cheney Congregational. You’re invited to join us for our “Church in the Park” events on Aug. 29 and Sept. 19. Partnering with two other churches, we are holding our Sunday morning... — Updated 8/26/2021


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