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URC ice melts out from under Cheney's new hockey team

ADVERTISEMENT - Last Saturday of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar

LAST SATURDAY of summer antiques, harvest & Christmas outdoor bazaar. Sept. 20, 10- 3 at Jarms Farms, 22421 S Griffith Rd., Cheney. Featuring 20 vendors. Come have some fun while getting started early on your decorating & gift buying and helping... Full story

Sears is seeing red

Even though the Eastern Washington football team had a bye week, the staff the Cheney's Sears store still had their red on last Friday. The Eagles return to action this Saturday, facing...

Airway Heights reaches solid waste accord

The Airway Heights City Council was presented with two proposals for solid waste planning and disposal services for the city at its Sept. 16 meeting. One was from Sunshine Disposal and Recycling and the other was a joint bid from Spokane County and...

Cheney's parks are adequate, for now

When it comes to Cheney's parks facilities, the upside of the city's 40.96 acres of recreation land is there's many options to choose from for those who wish to have a picnic, hold youth sports...

The art and science of fighting wildfires from above

Eric Johnson likens the tool he uses to do his job as "A little like flying an 80-knot shopping cart." Johnson works for Aero Spray out of Appleton, Minn. and helps crews battle wildfires from the...

Medical Lake awards Inland Asphalt Company overlay project

The Medical Lake City Council held a special meeting, Sept. 10, to award the Brooks Road Overlay project to Inland Asphalt Company for $187,400 for construction costs. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that the total cost of the project is...

URC ice melts out from under Cheney's new hockey team

Cheney's new hockey team, the Ice Hawks, made their home debut last Friday night. It was a preseason game that ended in disappointing fashion in a 4-3 double-overtime loss to the Tri-City Outlaws....

Cheney earns three top-10 team finishes at Highlander

On a day perfectly made for running, Cheney High School's cross country team ran almost perfectly in their first meet of the season. The Blackhawks brought home three top-10 team finishes among the...

Lady Blackhawks play with intensity in losses

While the scores and outcomes might not show it, Cheney High School girls soccer head coach Nels Radtke feels good about his team overall, and is particularly impressed with the Lady Blackhawks intensity and physicality. Cheney initiated the...

Medical Lake runners rule day at Super One

Medical Lake's runners have done a good job so far of backing up their coach's boastful predictions. The latest example came last Saturday when the Cardinals won the small school division and...

Volleyball falls to East Valley in home opener

The Cheney High volleyball team opened their season this week with a loss to East Valley 3-0 in their first league match of the season, Sept. 11, then traveled to Northern Idaho to compete in the Lakeland Invite. Last year the Blackhawks went 1-1...

Cheney girls' swim at Ephrata jamboree

The Cheney girls’ swimming team delved right into the water at a jamboree Saturday, Sept. 13 in Ephrata, Wash., against nine other teams. Sophomore McKenzie Norman had a great start to her season, placing first in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.86...

Medical Lake comes out flat at St. Maries in 29-18 loss

Lost somewhere in the 76-mile journey between Medical Lake and St. Maries, Idaho are the legs and energy that propelled the Cardinals to a pleasing opening week victory over Orofino. By the time Medical Lake head football coach Wes Hobbs saw what...

West Plains Scoreboard

CROSS COUNTRY Blackhawks cross country Highlander Invitational Results All distances 2.5 miles. Senior Boys: 10 – Steaven Zachman, 13:24.00. 18 – Kameron Galm, 13:47.70. 33 – Carson Kerr, 14:32.10. 56 – JT Gould, 15:22.30. 57 – Britton...

No. 2 Eastern Washington at No. 14 Montana State

No. 2 Eastern Washington at No. 14 Montana State, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 12:10 p.m. Bobcat Stadium (17,277). TV: Televised live regionally by ROOT Sports (Tom Glasgow play-by-play, Jason Stiles analyst, Jen Mueller sideline). Webcast:...

Blackhawks shut out Deer Park for first gridiron win

Right now, defense is the key to success for the Cheney High School football team. The Blackhawks stymied the Stags’ running game and harried quarterback Nic Clough enough that the senior threw six interceptions in Cheney’s 14-0 non-league win...

Phones are for more than just texting friends

For the last 20 years, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other. While phone calls were once the most popular way to reach out and touch someone, email seems to have surpassed it as a communication channel to connect with...

Time has come to talk trash responsibly

Wake up and smell the landfill. Let’s talk trash. As I understand it, both Cheney and Medical Lake continue to deliberate whether or not to sign with Spokane County’s new solid waste system services. Prior to 1991, Spokane County’s garbage...

Is an all-green energy strategy worth the cost?

What if we could peer into the future and see the consequences of the decisions we make today? In a way, we can. According to Washington state economists, a carbon tax high enough to achieve Gov. Jay Inslee’s stated climate change goals would...

Applying the Constitution today requires thought, not rhetoric

I refer to these types of commentaries as “lazy man’s columns.” Meaning, I ran out of time, too much stuff on my plate, and was a little late in addressing the subject so I used a bit of cut and paste to help me attain my word requirements....

West Plains Briefs

INW Hiring Heroes Several local organizations are sponsoring a career and resource fair for all area veterans, transitioning from military, National Guard, Reserve and dependents. The “Inland Northwest Hiring Heroes” fair takes place Friday,... Full story

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Sept. 19, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Sept. 19, StageWest performance, “Daddy’s Dyin,’ Who’s got the Will?” Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.... Full story

Severe respiratory illness case under investigation in Spokane County

SPOKANE — With several severe respiratory illnesses in Washington state under investigation for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) officials confirmed in a Sept. 12 news release that they are working with local...

'Myths about the Catholic Church' subject of Sept. 18 talk

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 460 N. Sixth St., would like to invite the public to an evening with Fr. Darrin Connall, Rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. Fr. Connall will be giving a presentation on the “Myths about the Catholic...

Report: Health outreach to Washington parents pays off

OLYMPIA — States such as Washington that have expanded their Medicaid programs with federal funding are making far more progress in covering lower-income parents than are states that have rejected Medicaid expansion, according to a new Urban...

Preservation Commission OKs Alpha Phi house upgrades

At their Sept. 10 meeting, Cheney's Historic Preservation Commissioned approved some proposed upgrades to the Dave and Bessie Lowe House, located at 306 F. St. The house, which has been listed on the ...

Ringing the bell in remembrance

Captain Shawn Welch of the Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department rings the bell three times during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the...

Spokane County Sherriff's Office offers Citizens Academy

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department are inviting residents to participate in their Citizen’s Academy, which begins Oct. 6. According to a news release, residents will have a chance to learn from patrol...

We'd like to thank...

West Plains Chamber of Commerce president Denise Vickerman reads the list of sponsors that helped make last Friday's chamber golf tournament a success. Thirty-six teams from area businesses...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Sept 8 Robert R. Atkinson, 59, was arrested at the Cheney Municipal Court on a warrant for failure to appear on a fourth degree assault/domestic violence charge. Sept 10 Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the zero hundred block...

Easing transition to Common Core in Washington schools

By CHRIS THOMAS Washington News Service SPOKANE - More More than a million children in Washington are back in school, and students, teachers and parents are all adjusting to the new Common Core...

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

Eastern students to "plunge" into a day of community service

More than 250 incoming Eastern Washington University students will participate in Eagle UP! by joining staff and faculty in service projects across Cheney/West Plains and Spokane on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Projects vary from supporting our local Cheney...

Cheney board adds M & O levy to February ballot

Cheney School District voters will now be asked to approve two measures this coming February. At its Sept. 10 meeting, the district’s board of directors approved by a 4-0 vote a resolution for a Feb. 10 vote on renewing the district’s...

Medical Lake School District approves WSSDA act update

The Medical Lake School board of directors approved several items at its Sept. 16 meeting. The board approved the first reading of Policy 3418, which addresses the response to student injury or illness. Medical Lake School District Superintendent...

Jones receives inaugural Randy Van Turner Scholarship

Eastern Washington University sophomore Jamaal Jones, a sophomore enrolled in the Nursing Program, is the inaugural recipient of the Randy Van Turner Scholarship. Winners of the $1,000 scholarship must possess a 3.0 GPA, and preference is given to...

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

Beeman shows passion to help keep Cheney running

As we go about our days we often do not think of those who work beside us keeping the city of Cheney running smoothly, repairing, renewing and carefully fulfilling administrative duties. Meet Susan...

From the archives: 1964

Construction progressed on the new Cecil Dryden Hall at Eastern Washington State College. Named after an associate professor of history emeritus at the college, the new hall was to house 246 female...

Opening night dedicated to loyal patron, Mary Jane Booth

StageWest proudly presents “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got The Will?” by Del Shore and directed by Patty Steen. Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. This play is about a family coming together after many years due to the...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1889, Cheney public school principal William J. Sutton began offering high school courses to students after the regular school day. At that time state law did not authorize a high school curriculum. We know of...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Sept. 23, 2004 Eastern Washington University classified staff agreed to a new contract that would increase their wages 3.2 percent in the first year and 1.6 percent in the second. The Medical Lake Planning Commission was considering a...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome this Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 to worship with us at Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m. Christian education for grade school through adult meets at 9 a.m. Fellowship follows the worship service. You may...

Lorraine Marcene (Hess) Flikke

Lorraine Marcene (Hess) Flikke of Cheney, passed away Sept. 11, 2014 in Spokane. She was born July 7, 1919 in Deer Lodge, Mont. and grew up in Coeur d'Alene and Rathdrum, Idaho. In 1938, she... Full story

George, Philip R.

Phil passed away of natural causes Aug. 31, 2014 in Spokane, Wash. He was born Sept. 9, 1926 to Emil and Bertha George, the second of five boys, in Ellensburg, Wash. As a child he worked on the... Full story

Noreen P. Pribnow

Noreen P. Pribnow, 6/2/1923 – 8/13/2014 Andy W. Pribnow, 11/21/1916 – 12/20/2004 Noreen Pearson Pribnow, 91, beloved mother and friend, died Aug. 13, 2014. Born June 2, 1923, in Manchester, N.H., ... Full story

 
 
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