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Preventive measures

Preventive measures

That column of smoke Cheney-area residents saw Monday afternoon was merely a prescribed burn at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Spokane County Fire District 3 and other area fire officials want...

Medical Lake declares emergency

With most of its vehicles either destroyed or unfixable, the Medical Lake City Council passed an emergency resolution April 19 that will allow the Maintenance Department to get back on its feet when it comes to upkeep and repairs around the city....

Public art policy proposed for Airway Heights

Airway Heights may have public art included in future construction projects, if a proposed policy heading to the next City Council meeting is approved. At its April 25 study session, the council agreed to move forward a policy that would allow city...

A dab of color

A small section of Cheney resident Ed Resen's thousands of tulips bask in the spring sun, April 20. To find out how many Resen has, read the Yard of the...

Parks and Recreation has activities for all Cheney residents

Cheney's Parks and Recreation Department has new activities mixed with old favorites for area residents this spring and summer - all of which are detailed in its 32-page "Experience Cheney" 2016...

Campus protest

Scott Herndon with the Abolitionist Society of North Idaho (left) speaks to Eastern Washington University students during an anti-abortion protest on campus, April...

Tulips tops for Yard of the Month winner

Ed Resen has been gardening for a long time. At least since the late 1960s, which is when he and his wife moved into their Cheney house at 927 Oakland St. As Resen began his hobby, he kept...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 18 Third-degree theft was reported on the zero hundred block of Second Street. Two bicycles were taken. Third-degree theft was reported on the 800 block of West First Street. There was unauthorized access to an account. Domestic...

Treasure Preschool students cycle to help other kids

Round and round the three-wheelers go, and when they stop, Rachel Showalter knows. "They go until they're just too pooped out," the teacher and owner of Treasure Preschool said about the school's...

Cheney Farmers Market opens May 3

The Cheney Farmers Market opens at the Marketplace Bakery and Restaurant, Tuesday, May 3 amidst the excitement of having a new location with the exposure of plenty of vehicle traffic and the biggest...

Starbucks brewing up new location

The Petro Station at exit 272 on Interstate 90 at State Route 902 will soon be adding a Starbucks to its food and beverage offerings. The coffee seller is projected to open in mid-May and will have...

Charging station

Eastern Washington University mascot Swoop and Bill Williams, business development manager at Telefonix Inc., stand next to one of the new electric vehicle charging stations...

News briefs

Guns and Hoses hockey game April 30 The sixth annual Guns and Hoses hockey game will take place at Eagles Ice-A-Rena on Saturday, April 30, with the puck dropping at 5 p.m.  The game features local law enforcement taking on local firefighters to...

Eastern State Hospital ramps up hiring efforts

Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake recently held job fairs in an effort to fill new positions at the state-owned mental health facility. “We’re expanding, we have a new ward,” ESH’s Julie Allen, human resources director said....

Medical Lake track may surprise everyone once again

When Medical Lake came in second place last May at the state 1A track meet at Eastern Washington's Roos Field it took many by surprise. The Cardinals finished behind King's High School of Seattle...

Losses to E.V., Pullman, cement Cheney's playoff seeding

With the regular season's end rapidly approaching, the Cheney High boys' soccer team pretty much knows where they'll start the upcoming Great Northern League playoffs - on the road. Who that opponent ...

Medical Lake roughed up by Lakeside

Among other things, Medical Lake head softball coach Tim Blakely learned last week that the Northeast A League’s perennial power, Lakeside, has not necessarily reloaded, but retooled. After a big-bats victory, 15-5, April 18 against Riverside...

Inland Power rallies for WPLL softball win

West Plains Little League’s Inland Power softball team rallied to defeat Wheatland Reardan, 10-9, April 22, at Salnave Park, in Majors softball action. Down 2-1 in the second inning, Ellie Haas hit a two-RBI double, then scored herself to give...

'Missionaries' banished from Whitman College

So, Whitman College has become the latest school to drop its mascot. In a recent Associated Press story, the Walla Walla-based school announced their sports teams will no longer be called the “Missionaries,” named after missionaries Marcus and...

Blackhawk tennis blazes through GNL competition

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team continued its path to a second Great Northern League regular season title with wins over Pullman, 4-3, April 19, and West Valley, 6-1, April 21. Ryan Axtell, No. 1 singles, came back to defeat Marcello Scudiero,...

ML girls' golf competes at Stoneridge

Freeman maintained its spot on top of the Northeast A League girls’ golf standings scoring an easy victory over Colville April 25 at Stoneridge Golf Course in Blanchard, Idaho. Freeman earned 175 points in the Stableford scoring system event....

Calvert picks up wins against Pullman, West Valley

The Cheney High girls’ tennis team hit a rough spot during Great Northern League play after a 6-1 loss to Pullman, April 19, then rebounded to defeat West Valley, 6-1, April 21. Bridget Calvert, No. 1 singles, went 2-0 after wins over Pullman’s...

Marchand, Koohns takes second in GNL tourney

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams returned to Great Northern League competition in the league tournament at Hangman Valley Golf Course, April 19. The girls finished second with 137 points, six strokes ahead of East Valley (131). Team...

Medical Lake soccer drops close contests

What’s that old saying about where “close” almost counts? Horseshoes and hand grenades come to mind. The Medical Lake soccer team was close twice last week but still lost Northeast A League matches 2-1 at league-leading Colville, April 19,...

Water restrictions right step, but add questions

Water is once again becoming a hot commodity in the area. Although the winter and spring seasons were wetter this year than in the previous two years, the city of Cheney is preparing for irrigation season by asking residents and businesses to...

TSA's 'reverse screening' the ultimate in insane policy

So you thought the TSA strip searches of granny in the wheelchair, or the infant that received special screening made your eyes roll and blood boil when trying to board a commercial flight? The folks that brought you X-Ray vision in the past most...

Cheney High FBLA members qualify for national conference

The Cheney High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter had a fantastic showing at the Washington State Business Leadership Conference in Spokane, April 21-23. Twenty-seven...

West Plains residents make EWU winter quarter Dean's List

Eastern Washington University recently named the following West Plains students to the winter quarter dean’s honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Airway Heights —Jared Costilla and Cory Loucks. Cheney — Cody Ableman, Holiel Alboraik,...

Dirty Diggers Gardening Club continues to grow

Snowdon Elementary School's Dirty Diggers Organic Gardening Club isn't just a clever name. During lunch recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will go outside to the back of the building to where ...

Ryan repeats as MLMS chess tournament champion

The Medical Lake Middle School held its third annual chess tournament, April 23, with Josh Wagner winning the eighth-grade and under division and Jeremy Ryan winning the ninth-grade and older...

CHS March students of the month

Cheney High School announced the names of its students of the month for March. Students are listed as follows by student name, department and grade level. Kain Barnes, business, sophomore; Melissa...

Upcoming ML Cemetery Association meeting

Medical Lake Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Medical Lake Library, 312 East Herb St. Please contact President Janice Radmer at (509) 299-5269 for further...

Dan Horton and Wendy Jarchow win Spokane County Fire District 3 awards

Spokane County Fire District 3 has announced the 2015 recipients for Firefighter and Officer of the Year. Firefighter Dan Horton and Lieutenant Firefighter Wendy Jarchow were recognized for their...

Only six more chances to enjoy 'Getting Sara Married'

The first three performances of StageWest Community Theatre’s production of “Getting Sara Married” are in the books, and just six remain. Audiences have been small but the laughs have been large and loud. “Getting Sara Married” stars...

Churches

Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church will host a National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited. “We desperately need God’s healing touch now, as our nation is drifting away from...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 4, 2006 Expanding on their earlier efforts to create a vision for the future, the Cheney City Council met to further define 21 specific goals at its recent meeting. The Medical Lake School District outlined recent efforts to...

Bruce Lowell Williams

Bruce Lowell Williams, 61, of Cheney, passed away Feb. 13, 2016 after a year-long battle with end-stage renal failure. Born June 4, 1954 in Kennewick, Wash. to James and Naomi (Griffith) Williams,...

Isabell C. Standish

Isabell C. Standish, 94, of Cheney, passed away April 16, 2016 at the Cheney Care Center. She was born Aug. 22, 1921 in Tacoma, Wash. to Eddie and Alice (Barker) Allen. She came to Cheney in 1989 and ...

 
 
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