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What will this Eastern, Sam Houston game bring?

Eastern Washington University's active shooter training tests new skills

First responders got to test out a new concept in training last week as elements of area law enforcement and fire departments combined at the annual "Active Shooter" training presented by the Eastern ...

Summit looks at needs of military families

Hundreds of military families packed the Red Morgan Center on Fairchild Air Force Base, last Thursday, Aug. 14, to speak with Air Force personnel and congressional officials at the fourth Congressional Military Family Caucus Military Family Summit....

Wrong drive thru

An inexperienced, new driver on a driving permit hit the accelerator rather than the brake pedal of the pickup she was driving while pulling in to park at Spokane Teachers Credit Union's Cheney...

Tailgating also starts here, Saturday

Eastern Washington University has gotten some notable visibility with their “Football Starts Here,” campaign that centers around the season’s first football game Saturday at Roos Field versus Sam Houston State University and its broadcast...

It's festival weekend

The city of Airway Heights will celebrate its festival, Aug. 22-23, at Sunset Park. This year’s festival will once again feature the 31st annual Ford Open Car Show, Saturday, Aug. 23, promoted by Northwest Thunderbirds and Fords Unlimited car...

What will this Eastern, Sam Houston game bring?

The cross-country Football Championship Subdivision rivalry between Eastern Washington University and Sam Houston State University has produced plenty to talk about in the three previous games....

It's been a good journey for Chaves, EWU

(Author's Note: When Cheney Free Press reporter Paul Delaney came on board in August 2007, his first assignment was covering the press conference announcing the appointment of Bill Chaves as Eastern...

Back-ups get their reps in final scrimmage

Beau Baldwin dug out his insurance policy last Saturday and got a good look at its coverage. For his football team that is. In the Eagles final scrimmage at Roos Field, the Eastern Washington head...

WunderWoman triathlon is a wondrous event

It’s normal to see people at Waterfront Park on the weekend. It’s a good place for families to have a picnic in the early afternoon or to do some swimming. This past weekend I was surprised to see over 600 women from all over the Inland...

Running for strong bones

Runners blast off the starting line to begin the Strides for Strong Bones 5K run, which took place Saturday, Aug. 16, at Waterfront Park in Medical...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Aug. 11 Tessa Adams, 18, and a 17-year-old female were arrested on the 2300 block of University Lane for fourth-degree assault. Marcus A. Nolan, 23, was arrested on the 800 block of West First Street for fourth-degree assault/domestic...

The eyes of the football national will be upon us

This Saturday an estimated 120 million households could be getting eyestrain from their first glimpse of the red turf of the Inferno at Roos Field. Thank goodness it’s a little less bright than when it was first installed back in 2010. The gaze...

Journalists stick to sidelines but sometimes get thrown into heat of stories

One of the first things you learn as a reporter is not getting directly involved with the story you are covering. This is easy, especially when it comes to sports. Other than taking a couple of steps into the end zone in hopes of snapping a few...

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Tuesdays through Sept. 23, Cheney Farmers Market, City Hall parking lot, 2 – 7 p.m. • Aug. 22, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Aug. 22, Blood Drive,... Full story

West Plains Briefs

Blood mobile at Cheney STCU Inland Northwest Blood Center along with the Cheney Community Blood Drive volunteers led by Duane Isaac will be coordinating a blood drive Friday, Aug. 22, at the Cheney Spokane Teachers Credit Union branch, 2718 First... Full story

SNAP's Long Term Care Ombudsman program serves as safety net for seniors

Sharon Niblock understands the importance of giving back. As a volunteer with SNAP's (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) Long Term Care Ombudsman program, Niblock serves as a friend and advocate...

Hanke sworn in as Cheney firefighter

Cheney finance director Cindy Niemeier administers the oath of service to the Fire Department's newest member Jon Hanke at the City Council's Aug. 12 meeting. From Okanogan, Hanke and his...

Primary election results certified with few changes

Spokane County election officials certified the results of the Aug. 5 primary on Tuesday, Aug. 19, wrapping up the vote by counting a final 403 ballots Aug. 18. There weren’t many changes from the results tallied two weeks ago. In the four-way...

Charges filed against Cheney-area couple in animal seizures

SPOKANE — Charges were filed Monday, Aug. 18 against Thomas Marlin, age 53, and Terri Marlin, age 51, as part of an investigation of animal cruelty and neglect conducted by Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) animal...

Car club helps local organizations

Cheney's Stars Stripes, Boots & Spurs Car Club held a golf tournament fundraiser July 27 raising money for two area organizations, the Cheney Junior Rodeo and the veteran's group Time of...

Airway Heights Fire Department to purchase new truck

The Airway Heights City Council to approved, 5-1, the purchase of a new $40,000 truck for the Fire Department at the council’s Aug. 18 meeting. Fire Chief Mitch Metzger explained that the new vehicle would replace two existing ones. He said the...

Seaport Steel proposes expanding facility

Seaport Steel had intended to present their plans for expanding their existing facility, located on 2634 S. Hayden Road, with an approximately 60,000 square foot facility at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting. A public hearing...

Mill reflects on history of Amber, Wash., originally settled by the Calverts

Ron Mill has many memories of his growing up in Amber, Wash. When he was only 5 years old, the district encouraged all parents to have their children vaccinated. Ron doesn't remember what it was for...

Blue spruce in exchange for foundation membership

The Arbor Day Foundations is offering 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to anyone who signs up to become a foundation member with a $10 donation in the month of August. According to a news release, the trees will be shipped postpaid at the right...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church The congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you, your family and friends to worship with us this Sunday, Aug. 24, at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. Adult education begins at 9 a.m. You...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

Seventy-five years ago, the Washington Redskins football team arrived in Cheney Aug. 6, 1939 for summer training. Their coach was Ray Flaherty. The players stayed at Sutton Hall and used the college gym. They were in town through Aug 23. Learn more...

Back to school check-ups encouraged for preventative vision care

With school coming soon it’s time to have your children’s eyes examined. Did you know that with new national health care laws all health insurances allow an eye exam and materials for all covered children? It’s been found that 80 percent of...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Aug. 26, 2004 The Cheney City Council approved the initial reading of an ordinance that would establish a new youth commission to act as an advisory voice to city government. Two veteran City Council members have thrown their hats into...

Mary Jane Booth

Mary Jane Booth was born on Aug. 23, 1930 in Hoaglund, Mont., the daughter of Selma Meta (Sally) Kümm and Roy Joseph Akre. A son, Mark Lee Booth and her husband Charles W. Booth preceded her in... Full story