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Verner or not, garbage summit is a go

Next week’s regional Solid Waste Summit will occur with or without Spokane participation, County Commission Chairman Al French announced Friday. The two-day gathering of local government officials throughout the county …


Reconstruction starts on Pierson Building

Almost two years ago, heavy snowfall closed the Wren Pierson Building in Cheney, collapsing the roof in the multipurpose room and sending the city scrambling to find homes for the …


Reconstruction starts on Pierson Building

Almost two years ago, heavy snowfall closed the Wren Pierson Building in Cheney, collapsing the roof in the multipurpose room and sending the city scrambling to find homes for the …


Animal shelter plans advance

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds. County Commissioner Todd Mielke said city …


Warehouse idea for SCRAPS gains traction

Plans for a new regional animal-control shelter took a step forward this week when public officials warmed to a site near the county fairgrounds.


Cheney, Valley mayors have grandkids in common

Anyone who has lived in the area for very long knows that everyone here seems to be connected. If you go to the airport, chances are good that you will …


Cheney council opposes state initiatives

The Cheney City Council Tuesday voted on two resolutions opposing Initiatives 1100 and 1105. The two state initiatives would eliminate state control of liquor sales and would allow for private …


Shawn Vestal: Driver created ‘horrible bond’

William Knight was driving his 1997 Kia without insurance when he hit a bicyclist outside Cheney in April, police say. A few days later, he was cited again: no insurance, …


Car crash on Highway 20 sends driver to hospital

A Cheney man was airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Tuesday morning after being injured in a traffic accident in Pend Oreille County. Kenneth R. Engel, 22, is facing …


Cities, county will examine SCRAPS facility needs

A proposed new regional animal-control shelter got a scratch behind the ears and a pat on the shoulders Friday. Elected officials from Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Spokane County …


Cheney in finals again

SUMNER, Wash. – Austin Walker could have dwelled on the two shots he missed at point-blank range. That is if the Cheney senior wasn’t busy thinking about the two goals …


Cheney in soccer finals

Austin Walker scored both of his team’s goals and senior goalkeeper Andrew Wilson was his usual stellar self as the Blackhawks blanked Toppenish 2-0 in the State 2A boys soccer …


Cheney’s Stralsers cap busy careers

The Great Northern League All-Sports Trophy is going to Cheney. If there were an All-Sports Trophy for Cheney, it would have to go to the Stralser family.


Cheney woman killed in Highway 2 collision

A 23-year-old Cheney woman was killed Monday in a two-vehicle accident eight miles west of Davenport on U.S. Highway 2.


Teens arrested in Cheney shooting to be tried as adults

Three teens arrested in a shooting in downtown Cheney early Sunday will be charged as adults.


Districts prepare to build

Plans to build new schools or add new classrooms are moving ahead on the West Plains. It’s a busy time for the school districts after voters approved bonds in Cheney …


Special election ballots due today

Balloting in six school districts and Fire Protection District No. 4 in Spokane County closes today in a special election.


Jones’ on-court growth isn’t over

Cheney three-sport senior standout DeAngelo Jones figures he has a lot of growing left to do – physically and figuratively. He’s 6-foot-2. His brother, Griffon, a starter for the Community …


Cheney Museum settling in

It’s been almost a year of uncertainty, but the Cheney Historical Museum has moved into its new location at 420 First St. The museum lost its home last January after …


Cheney candidates face off

Candidates running for mayor and City Council in Cheney had a chance to introduce themselves to the community and answer questions forum last week in the little theater at Cheney …


Cheney planning its future

The city of Cheney is thinking about its future – primarily the next 20 years – and updating the current comprehensive plan will help the city set guidelines. But in …


Cheney mulls school bond

The board of directors of Cheney Public Schools may decide in November to put a $79 million bond in front of voters as early as February to build two new …


Used plows clear a path for Valley

Spokane Valley now has its own fleet of snowplows to take over where Spokane County left off last winter. A half-dozen used trucks, purchased from the Washington Department of Transportation …


Museum raises funds for new home

The Cheney Historical Museum has been keeping the history of Cheney, Four Lakes, Marshall, Tyler and Amber alive for years. The people, schools and some incorporated towns have come and …


Cheney hosts market, festival

It will be a busy weekend in Cheney when the Historic Downtown Cheney Partnership kicks off the season of the farmers market Friday and celebrates Mayfest and the multicultural fair …


Living a well-rounded life

Home, sweet dome. That’s been the mantra for Barry and Mary Brown since 1977, when they moved into their geodesic dome home in Cheney.


Knocked-down pole turns out Delights

The neon lights are still on in the windows, and people still approach the front door of Cheney Delights hoping for ice cream, pulled-pork sandwiches or homemade cookies. Since April …


Cheney group plans for prosperity

After doing business in Cheney as Pathways to Progress for years, the Main Street program that hopes to revitalize the downtown business district has changed its name and is launching …


Changing as Cheney grows

Since 1981, Bill and Nancy Nation have owned the Ben Franklin store in Cheney. The 28 years have included many joys, changes and challenges. “We’re a bedroom community. Our competition …


Evolution of women’s roles topic of discussion

A panel of local women will sit down Tuesday to chat about how women’s roles in Cheney have evolved over the past 26 years. The Cheney Women’s Oral History Project, …