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Free grilled cheese at AH Grocery Outlet, donations to help local food pantries The Airway Heights Grocery Outlet will be hosting the Franz Grilled Cheese Machine food truck on Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and giving away free grilled cheese...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred fifty years ago in 1869, John Williams of Pennsylvania settled land near the lake south of Cheney which bears his name. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymu www.cheneymuseum.com....

 

Safety before signage

An update on the city of Cheney’s website last week asks residents to remember that it might be yard and garage sale season, but signs are not allowed on power poles. The staples or nails used to affix signs to wooden poles present a safety hazard...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 16, 2009 The Cheney Police Department saw the lazy days of summer become a reality as the department’s reports dropped 46 percent. The city of Cheney moved closer to resolving a decades-old court case when resident Thomas Myers...

 

From the archives: 1969

Rodeo Association members and their family and friends worked until dark to complete the new covered bleachers. Verna Heiydt can be seen working in the foreground....

 

Too often we find ways to abuse good intentions

My television viewing is normally limited to the news, Mariner’s baseball and Gonzaga basketball. Shut in by bad weather a few weeks ago, I found myself temporarily out of library books, so I was daydreaming while a drama series played on my TV....

 

Not everything stays at home with China's migrating mandate

What happens in China doesn’t always stay in China. In fact, when it comes to tough new garbage and recycling restrictions, they may migrate elsewhere sooner than you might think. For example, Shanghai is one of the world’s largest cities with...

 

Cultivate green thumb for long-lasting blooms

A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall. Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the...

 

AH Rec Center to host county parks meeting

The Airway Heights Recreation Center will be hosting a county-wide meeting seeking public feedback on the six-year strategic plan for the county parks system. At the meeting, officials from Spokane County’s Parks, Recreation and Golf Department...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in July 1944, Roy Hansen purchased the laundry business of E.L. McDonald, who had operated the cleaning and tailoring business since September 1919. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymu www....

 

Churches

Cheney Community Church All are welcome to join us at Cheney Community Church at 10 a.m. Sunday for our Sunday morning worship service. Bible classes are available for adults, young adults and youth at 8:45 a.m. Various activities are scheduled...

 

West Plains BRIEFS

County holiday closures Spokane County Public Works and Environmental Services Departments will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to observe the annual Independence Day holiday. The closure will also affect the Regional Solid Waste System ...

 

Cheney Congregational Church calls new pastor

After an intensive search process beginning in February, the Pastoral Search Committee at Cheney’s Congregational Church is unanimously recommending the calling of Rev. Matthew Keith Goodale as the church’s new pastor. Rev. Goodale grew up in...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 2, 2009 The Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved the university’s first ever-biennial budget that included a total of $26 million in reductions over two years along with a 14 percent resident and 5 percent out-...

 

Stay Golden

On Saturday, June 22, eight members of an Army parachute team relaxed in a plane hovering at an altitude of 11,500 feet, its door wide open to catch the freezing 120 mile per hour winds and offer a...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We hope you’ll join us for our Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m.  Our church is located at 423 N. 6th St. This Sunday, Rev. Scott Kinder-Pyle will deliver the sermon, followed by coffee and refreshments in the...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 24, 2009 Former Cheney police officer Mike Taylor filed a wrongful dismissal suit after he was let go. City officials said the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Academy informed them that Taylor’s credentials...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago tomorrow in 1894, Labor Day was established as a holiday for federal workers. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.com....

 

Skyfest draws thousands

Retired Tech Sgt. Victor Klingler just loves aircrafts. That's why he traveled from Clarkston to attend Skyfest 2019 at Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday, June 22. He wasn't alone - West Plains...

 

The need for speed: F-22 Raptors vist West Plains

They don't call him Loco for nothin'. Major Paul Lopez has been piloting aircraft for 13 years, and has been an F-22 pilot for eight and a half. But don't think it ever becomes routine. "It's very...

 

Northern Quest's RV resort open for business

Travelers and local camping aficionados both have reason to celebrate as the new Northern Quest RV Resort & Casino kicks off this summer. The resort officially opened June 1 and offers a “luxury resort experience,” according to a press release....

 

The Moving Wall: reminder of Vietnam veterans sacrifices

There was no shortage of visitors to Medical Lake this weekend along the reflective black wall engraved with the names of 58,318 Americans who didn't make it home alive from the Vietnam War. "Once...

 

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church We hope you’ll join us for our Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. Our church is located at 423 N. 6th Street. This Sunday Rev. Scott Kinder-Pyle will deliver the sermon, followed by coffee and refreshments in...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Twenty-five years ago in 1994, 95 million viewers watched the low-speed police chase of O.J Simpson. Simpson was arrested for the killing of his wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. OJ Simpson was later acquitted of the charges. Learn more...

 

Prevent tick-borne diseases

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by...

 

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