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West Plains road work

Residents of the West Plains might want to adopt a sometimes used phrase to describe the philosophy of the Washington state Department of Transportation when it comes to driving around this summer — expect delays. A number of road projects are on...

Roettger takes over at CSD

The search for Cheney School District's next superintendent is over. At a special May 14 meeting, the Cheney School Board announced that Rob Roettger (pronounced red-ker), current superintendent of...

Quarters not required

Members of Eastern Washington University's basketball band "Code Red" take part in some human foosball action at Roos Field last Saturday. The game and other activities were part of Numerica Credit...

Busy Cheney council approves vehicle lease

The Cheney City Council approved a Police Department request to lease three new patrol vehicles as one of 16 agenda items at a busy council meeting May 10. The agreement with First Capital Leasing Equipment Corporation will allow the department to...

AH City Council questions contract increase

An increase in the price of consultant work for an upcoming road project created questions at the Airway Heights City Council’s May 16 meeting. The city hired Century West Engineering to perform design work on its McFarlane Road Arterial...

Aerial rescue

Medstar's Eurocopter EC-135 proved to be a popular attraction at the Cheney Fire Department's open house Saturday, May...

Four Lakes grain terminal busy moving product

Less than a year since the silos began to rise on the horizon at Highline Grain's Four Lakes terminal, the newest activity is product actually being moved. "It's going very well," Keith Bailey,...

News Briefs

Airway Heights holds Wellness and Safety Fair The city of Airway Heights in partnership with Spokane Regional Health District’s Community and Family services is holding a Wellness and Safety Fair this Saturday, May 21. Heather Wallace, Health...

Helping Wounded Warriors

Airway Heights Mayor Kevin Richey (right) presented awards and gifts of appreciation to several individuals involved in the local Wounded Warriors Project. Airway Heights Yoke's Fresh Market worked...

West Plains Chamber of Commerce's golf tournament gets new name

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s golf event is getting a bit of an early 15th birthday present: a new moniker. The 2016 edition of the annual event will now be called the West Plains Masters. The golf scramble, happening Sept. 16 at the...

Member no shows cancels AH planning meeting

Lack of a quorum led to cancellation of the May 11 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting, but it likely won’t lead to delays in a project commission members would have discussed. A public hearing had been scheduled for review and comment on...

Blackhawks track advances 18 to 2A regionals

The Cheney High track and field teams should be well represented in both quantity and quality at this Friday’s regional meet with Central Washington Athletic Conference schools in Prosser. The Blackhawks’ girls collected seven titles and...

Cardinal boys off to regional tennis

Medical Lake will send their No. 1 doubles team of Isiah Farmen and Alex Neder to regional tennis play this weekend at Mead High School following their undefeated weekend of play in district competition. They will be joined by fellow doubles team...

Koohns and Marchand once again qualify for state

History repeated itself for the Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams as Tyler Koohns and Cheyenne Marchand once again qualified for the state tournament after a successful outing at the Great Northern League district tournament, May 16,...

Cheney tennis wins second GNL championship

Back in March, before the season started, Cheney High boy’s tennis coach Jesse Erickson said his team had a “good shot” of winning a second Great Northern League regular season championship — and he was right. The Blackhawks (7-1 GNL, 12-1...

Cardinals earn berth to state 1A baseball playoffs

Playing with their backs to the wall is something the Medical Lake baseball team has found to be second nature. And finding ways to win has also become pretty much the norm for the Cardinals (17-4), ...

Lady Blackhawks repeat as District 7 champs

Last year, the Cheney High softball team notched a couple firsts for the Lady Blackhawks program - their first ever Great Northern League title and first ever District 7 championship. And while this...

ML's Petro earns spot at state golf

Medical Lake’s Brendan Petro shot a second-round 98 May 17 at Hangman Valley Golf Course and will qualify for the 1A state golf tournament May 24-25 at Liberty Lake Golf Course. Petro finished 10th overall with a two-round score of 192. Ryan...

Red White and Blue defeats Jarms

Red White and Blue put on their most impressive performance of the season with a 16-2 win over Jarms in West Plains Little League Majors play, May 16. After leading 4-0, Red White and Blue put up 10...

Medical Lake track heads to districts with eyes on state berths

Just as co-head coach Gene Blankenship predicted privately, Medical Lake’s boys cruised to victory, 92-62 over Riverside in a Northeast A League dual meet May 12 at home. But what was surprising to him was the performance of his girls who fell to...

Girls tennis finishes second in Great Northern League

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team ended the regular season on a high note after their 5-2 win over West Valley, May 9. The Blackhawks finished with a 6-2 Great Northern League record, 11-3 overall and second place in the league standings....

Listen to Dave Wilson, he listens to you

I am a voter from the 5th Congressional District of Washington (Spokane County) who has been totally disgusted with Congress. The Republican and Democratic representatives who are pulling in six-figure salaries with lots of benefits (taxpayer...

Please help save the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

I am from Tekoa, Washington (population 843). We are your neighbors to the south. Though we are a small farming community on the Washington-Idaho border we are connected to many bigger cities by the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. If you were to leave...

Every elderly person deserves the same respect and care

In the Associated Press’ May 8 story “Nursing homes turn to eviction to drop difficult patients,” readers learn that nursing homes in different parts of the country are — as the article put it — “increasingly evicting their most...

Thank you for successful book sale

Thank you to everyone who purchased items at the Cheney Friends of the Library book sale during Mayfest. Also special thanks to members and parents of West Plains Kidz and Chickz 4-H for providing essential help setting up and taking down the...

Wait to get behind the wheel after using marijuana

I came across a couple of reports that had to do with automobile accidents and marijuana use. According to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “the percentage of drivers in fatal crashes who recently used marijuana more than doubled...

SIA's Armstrong receives award

During the 2016 Airports Council International North America Business of Airports Conference Awards Banquet held in April in Orlando, Fla., Dave Armstrong the director of finance at Spokane...

Cheney School District honors employees for their service

Community members, friends and family came to honor Cheney School District teachers, staff and retirees at the annual Employee Recognition Night, held on May 11 at Snowdon Elementary School. Winners...

Blood drive

Sophomore Justyce Cogswell was one of many students who donated blood at the Medical Lake High School's annual blood drive, May...

Cheney Board approves Fisher Building sale

The Fisher Building, formerly the Cheney School District administration building, has been sold for the fourth time in two years. At its May 11 meeting, the Cheney School Board approved a proposed sale agreement with Eastmark Capital Group LLC., a...

Eastern ROTC particpates in leadership exercise

The four squadrons comprised of Eastern Washington University ROTC cadets arrived at the mock village. Some cadets secured the perimeter while others engaged the village's elder to gather...

Hallett Elementary School announces April award winners

Hallett Elementary School announced its award winners for April. April’s PACE trait is trustworthiness. PACE (Trustworthiness) — Hannah Jenkins, Cole Carter, Grayson Wolfe, Kaison Rudy, Alison Brogan, Isabella Nolan, Dylan Schwartz, Jess...

CHS announces freshmen and sophomore honor roll

Sophomores 4.0 — Anna V. Arensmeyer, Marlyse S. Assonken, Joshua E. Browne, Megumi O. Call, Melissa M. Daniels, Aaron B. Fillmore, Am’mi S. Hanna, Anya C. Howko-Johnson, Evarosa T. Perry, Elizabeth J. Potter, Patrick D. Purviance, Benjamin H....

West Plains Briefs

Gardeners of Cheney plant sale Saturday May 21 The Gardeners of Cheney are hosting their annual spring plant sale Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mitchell’s Harvest Foods. A raffle basket, garden art, vegetables, flowers and...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • May 20, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • May 21, Gardeners of Cheney annual spring plant sale, Mitchell’s Harvest Foods, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • May 23, Dance Class, Wren...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in 1941, Lloyd Holladay held a grand reopening of the Cheney Motor Company along with a Texaco super-station at the corner of First and G streets, where Chase Bank is located...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on our website at emmanuelcheney.org or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney....

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 25, 2006 There was concern in Medical Lake following the recent closure of four businesses, including, Inch by Inch Women’s store, Pizza Factory, the Wooden Spoon Café and the Medical Lake Emporium. The deadline to move the...

 
 
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