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What happens when the trigger gets pulled

It started as a report of a discharge of a weapon. It ended as an example of the meaning of a random act of kindness, and what the lasting ramifications are when someone elects to fire a gun. At about 11 p.m. June 12, Cheney dispatch received a...

Creating community health

The city of Airway Heights, in partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District, is laying the groundwork for a city-sponsored farmers market. The city has been collaborating with Heather Wallace, SRHD health specialist, who specializes in the...

Up close and personal

Lynn Wichman gets a first-hand look at the Seattle Seahawks Taima the hawk during the team's "12 Tour" stop in Cheney on Sunday. Seahawks players, cheerleaders and mascot Blitz were on hand to sign...

Correction: It's Cassie, not Cathy

Due to a reporting error in last week’s story on JC’s Mower Service the wife of business owner Jason Buck was incorrectly identified as Cathy, not...

ML adopts transportation plan

As required annually, the Medical Lake City Council adopted the city’s six-year transportation plan — a wish list of road and street work to be performed should financing become available. Financing is the operative word as seven of the nine...

Fairchild again makes short list as KC-46A tanker site

For the second time in three years, Fairchild Air Force Base has made the shortlist of military installations the U.S. Air Force is considering as sites for its next generation of midair refuelers,...

West Plains Fire Academy graduates 21 recruits

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 21 recruits from its recent class, along with three crew leaders, during a June 23 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy...

Medical Lake asks residents to be safe on July 4

The city of Medical Lake is reminding residents to be safe this Fourth of July holiday. Medical Lake is one of the few cities in Spokane County that currently allows fireworks to be set off on private property within city limits. The city has...

News Briefs

Woman seriously injured in Cheney three-vehicle collision A woman was sent to the hospital with serious injuries to her body and face resulting from a three-vehicle collision last Wednesday evening in Cheney. According to police reports, the woman...

There are many ways to protect your pets over the Fourth of July

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) officials are offering tips on how to protect pets during the Fourth of July celebrations. More pets are lost on this upcoming holiday than any other day of the year, with many others...

Cheney School Board approves 2016-17 budget

At its June 22 meeting, the Cheney School Board went through some items to prepare for next year, which included adopting the school district's budget for the 2016-17 school year. Kassidy Probert,...

Sheldon lives his dream job with Bicycle Time

Mark Sheldon has been a bicycle guy since his youth. So what could be better for the 58-year-old Cheney resident than to live that love for a second career in the past 17 years? "A friend of mine had ...

Walker's Property Management relocates

The boom in apartment construction in Cheney is more than noticeable with the sound of hammers pounding and nail-guns popping in a number of locations. That signals a potential shift in the habits of ...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 20 A driver’s license was turned into the Police Department. Enrico D. Nuno, 20, was arrested for third-degree theft/shoplifting on the 100 block of West First Street. Trespassing was reported on the 2600 block of First Street. June...

Finally getting to meet Bert after all these years

Meeting Bert for the first time took time, nearly 25 years. But getting to know Bert is something you’re not sure you even want to do at all because one never knows if he’ll be meek and calm or wild and angry. To be precise, Bert is not a...

15U Summerhawks lose games to Expos, Tradesmen International

The Cheney 15U Summerhawks baseball team began their regular season with a 5-2 loss against the Spokane Expos, June 21, followed by a 17-3 thumping from Tradesmen International at Avista Stadium, June 23. Head coach Glenn Chamberlain did not have...

Harr named new Medical Lake volleyball coach

Medical Lake High School completed filling what were three vacant head coaching positions with the announcement last week that Todd Harr will take over the volleyball program. Earlier, Mo Owens was...

ML prepares to host Wood Bat play

Wood Bat (Medical Lake Pod) Friday, July 1 Medical Lake vs. Shadle No. 2, 8 a.m. Cheney vs. NW Premier, 1 p.m. Medical Lake vs. Yakima Jr. Beetles, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 2 Cheney vs. Spokane Crew, 8...

Ron Raver Memorial golf is Aug. 3

An Eastern Washington University summer tradition, the 29th-Annual Ron Raver Memorial Golf Classic presented by Harvest Foods will take place Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Liberty Lake and MeadowWood golf courses. The scramble format tournament begins at 1...

Cannons in showdown with Bandits before Wood Bat Classic

The Spokane Cannons won where it really mattered last week, sweeping a Spokane American Legion AAA doubleheader from the Northeast 49ers, 11-2 and 18-3 at Al K. Jackson, June 22. The Cannons feature West Plains’ players from Cheney and Medical...

Bandits softball wins Selah silver division

After dropping their opener, the West Plains Bandits 16/18U softball team rattled off four straight wins to claim the Silver Division title at the Selah Summer Warm-up Tourney, June 18-19 in Selah,...

Summerhawk 17U fifth in Desert Heat Classic

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks went 2-4 and finished fifth out of six teams in the Desert Heat Classic tournament in Ephrata, June 23-26. The Summerhawks began the tournament with a 12-4 loss to the...

Sports Week

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL Single A Thursday, June 30, Medical Lake hosts Shadle, 5:30 p.m. Wood Bat (Medical Lake Pod) Friday, July 1, Medical Lake vs. Shadle No. 2, 8 a.m. Cheney vs. NW Premier, 1 p.m. Medical Lake vs. Yakima Jr. Beetles, 6 p.m....

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL American Legion (Through June 28, 2016) AAA Spokane League W L Pct, GB STK Cannons 4 0 1.000 - 4W Bandits 4 0 1.000 - 4W Northstars 0 4 .000 4 4L NE 49ers 0 4 .000 4 4L Area 3 American League W L Pct, GB STK Chewelah A #1 8 2 .800 - 2W...

We've changed - but we're still a great country

Ask anyone their thoughts on the Fourth of July holiday and you’re likely to get as many different answers as there are individuals. Some lament the loss of the home-fireworks display, a staple of many past celebrations. Those old enough might...

Watch South Carolina closely - their ports are gaining on us

Washington state leaders need to keep an eye on South Carolina. It is a state that is becoming a strong magnet to attract business. A couple of years ago, the front-page news was the competition between Seattle and Charleston to lure Boeing’s 787...

Believe it or not, news reporting is better today

“By allowing the general public unprecedented access to the original papers, this book lets us learn firsthand what many modern historians claim: Without newspapers, there would have been no American Revolution.” That claim was made by writer...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • July 1, Baby Play & Learn Storytime (ages 0-18 months) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., community library • July 1, Eco Green Compost Sale, 12 – 3 p.m., Utility Building, 112 Anderson Road. $14 per cubic yard. • July 1, Zany Zaniac Comedy, 3...

ML citizens concerned with learning standard additions

It was a packed house at the June 21 Medical Lake School Board meeting — at least for atbeginning. During the first 20 minutes, the school board took comments from several concerned citizens and parents regarding the Washington State Office of...

EWU board of trustees adopt 2017 operating budget

At its June 24 meeting, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees approved the operating budget of $280.14 million for the 2017 fiscal year. The budget includes a 15 percent resident undergraduate tuition decrease, which was authorized by...

Norman graduates from WSU with distinction

It has been four years since Dominique Norman graduated from Medical Lake High School and she's accomplished quite a bit since her days as a Cardinal. Norman's efforts helped her earn the honor of...

Local artist teams with Mason Jar to support Depot Society

The Mason Jar is supporting local artists and the "Save Our Station" campaign with a silent auction of a painting done by Cheney artist, Judy McKeehan. McKeehan was an art teacher in the Medical Lake ...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 6, 2006 A impact analysis of the Graham Road and Stanley Street State Route 902 intersections concluded traffic generated by new homes to be added to the Fox Hollow subdivision won’t be significant enough to warrant changes to...

West Plains Briefs

Deadline changes for the Fourth of July The Cheney Free Press will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Deadlines for submissions for the July 7 edition have been changed. The deadline for legal notices is Friday, July 1, by...

Churches

United Church of Christ Kate (Sloan) Francis will preside at our services at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 3. Sloan handles most of the church office duties and is music director. She is a newlywed and has a new master’s degree from Eastern Washington...

Lorraine (King) Schloss

Lorraine (King) Schloss passed from this world after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease on June 14, 2016. She was born Sept. 20, 1934. She left behind her husband of 63 years, Floyd; three...

Mahlon Dale Loomer

Mahlon Dale Loomer, beloved husband of Martha (Kingma), passed away peacefully on June 19, 2016, at his home in Issaquah, Wash. Dale was born May 23, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Bellingham, ...

 
 
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