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Molly & John, a Modern Day, Real World Love Story

In this day of technology first, it can be hard to meet actual people. Swipe left, swipe right, whatever that means and a little cyber-stalking goes a long way towards not finding... — Updated 3/24/2022


Spring Only Sleeps by Wildflower

It was hard to tell she was there, laying still under the winter’s blanket sound asleep, taking her turn she rests so quietly. Waiting her time through the short days and long nights, if the truth be known she was renewing, heali... — Updated 3/17/2022


My Cheney

In 1975 Simon & Garfunkel reunited to perform a song called My Little Town. It’s a sad tone about a grimy little town with no future. The streets are dirty, the people dull, even the rainbow is black, devoid of color, light and... — Updated 3/10/2022


Here comes the sun

Nine-year-old Jessup Wall found this buttercup on Wednesday, Feb. 23, off Cameron Road. He plans to plant it in his parents yard.... — Updated 3/10/2022


Message to Students of Life

Well kids, I am here to tell you we must make it right with our non-human partners. You, my friends, are the capable and creative Geniuses who have inherited the planet. My generation, I am sad to say, screwed up. Yes, your parents... — Updated 3/3/2022


Home Country

You know, it didn’t really seem like the day was so auspicious. It was cold. There was snow on the ground there on the baseball diamond. But then, it’s winter in Alaska … Anchorage, actually, and it should be cold. First... — Updated 3/3/2022


Be true to yourself for stronger relationships

We’ve all probably heard or read the cliche, “honesty is the best policy.” It’s something instilled in us at a young age. It means to tell the truth, but what does that mean? How can we apply this to our lives? An important... — Updated 2/24/2022


Blue sky and blooms

Kailey Budd (left) and Natalie Budd (right) brought in the first buttercups of the season on Feb. 16. They found and picked the little flowers along Cheney-Spokane Road on a day... — Updated 2/24/2022


Old Cheney junior high building serves as a model of restoration

CHENEY – The Schoolhouse Lofts is one of the most unique buildings in Cheney. The structure, built in 1931, was the original Cheney junior high school until 1967. In 2017, it was... — Updated 2/17/2022


Senior Valentine

Medical Lake Kiwanis hosted its annual Senior Valentines Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 12. The group served approximately 100 meals. Pictured is Janice Radmer, left, receiving the... — Updated 2/17/2022


Ribbon Cutting

Mark Losh (Executive Director-West Plains Chamber of Commerce) and Erik Puthoff from STCU hold the ribbon to be cut by city councilman Dave Malet for the grand opening of his business Two Fish Aquatics on Feb. 9 in Airway Heights.... — Updated 2/17/2022


Area Moose

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge has become a recent hot spot for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts to see moose and other wildlife. The first moose sighting on the refuge happened back in 1994, and over the years more... — Updated 2/17/2022


The Color of Greed

Green, Gold, Black What is the color of Greed? Is it the Green of Cash and Property? Or Gold of Precious Metals and Power? Or the Black Pools of Antiquity beneath our oceans and poles? It is easy to point to those who trade need... — Updated 2/17/2022


Looking Back

February 16, 2012 10 years ago Cheney superintendent to retire July 1 When Cheney School District Superintendent Larry Keller announced his retirement to the school board last... — Updated 2/17/2022


When Trees Cry

I live in a remnant of a Ponderosa pine forest in Spokane County. Some of my grandchildren refer to my place as ‘Grandma Margy’s Mountain.’ My wanderings often take me to places within this unique spot on the globe that... — Updated 2/10/2022


Looking Back

February 9, 2012 10 years ago Cheney's Matt Duvall contributes to agriculture work in war – torn Afghanistan These days, Cheney native Matt Duvall shows up at work without a full... — Updated 2/10/2022


LaCrosse School Board receives award

LaCROSSE – Local School Board members have been recognized by the Washington State School Directors Association. Cat Wigen, Mike Stubbs, Terry Miller, Harmon Smith and Tami Schwar... — Updated 2/3/2022


Long time Cheney postal worker set to retire

CHENEY – Steady effort and growth have helped Vicki Pagel get to where she is with the local post office, and she is set to soon retire after being with the Cheney office since... — Updated 2/3/2022


John Taves leaves positive footprint in Cheney

CHENEY – John Taves, 74, spent nine years on the Cheney City Council before retiring during his last meeting in December. The soft-spoken man with glasses and a flannel button up clearly left a large impact on his colleague who... — Updated 1/27/2022


Airway mental health specialists expand into private practice

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Michela Dalsing from Airway Heights never thought her passion for helping people through pro-active mental health practices would ever reach a worldwide audience, but her partner Alyssa Johnson said she “has... — Updated 1/27/2022


Holy bill would help hire law enforcement officers

OLYMPIA — A Spokane-area senator has introduced a bill to help cities and counties hire more law enforcement officers. Sixth District Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Spokane, introduced Senate Bill 5841 to provide cities and counties with... — Updated 1/24/2022


Cheney's Historic Ford Dealership Leaves Lasting Legacy

CHENEY – The Southwest Spokane County Historical Society released a visual featurette on one of Cheney’s most historical landmarks, the Ratcliffe Dealership which originally opened in 1884. Charles Albert Ratcliffe traveled to... — Updated 1/24/2022


Sprague business leaders

The Sprague Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet and fundraiser Monday night. The event included the installation of officers. From left, they are President Tim Wilken,... — Updated 1/24/2022


Looking Back

January 19, 2012 10 years ago Gains and losses for everyone in redistricting Depending on which legislator you talk to, there are good points and bad points about the coming redistricting moves shifting Cheney, Medical lake and... — Updated 1/24/2022


Lament or Jubilee?

by Ron Ginther Ten men’s trailers set in row, All that’s left as hamlets often go. Never really grown a town amid Scrub grassland, pines, rocky ground. “West Plains” it’s called, Tyler’s a has-been. Its last store/... — Updated 1/24/2022


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