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22 1201 73 m Small Town Papers 217 W Cota St irlr2o161 She#on WA 98584-2265 h,ii,hIH,.,,.,t,t, ll-Hl,, iHi.illrdiilh",til Vol. 119 No. 17 13, 201,5 75 cents Your West Plains Newspaper Since 1896 Sports Eastern Washington University Hall of Famebas- ketball coach Jerry Krause reflects on the impact he has had on his players. See Sect. 2, page 1 Stil yellow City of Cheney officials are maintaining a "Condition Yellow" water usage alert. Restrictions indude: - Watering on odd/even days per address, - Watering in evening, overnight hours and, - No more than I inch per week. Regervoirs averaged 20 feet last week; full is 29 feet. Supply needs Education With the beginning of the school year fast ap- proaching, families of West Plains area children will soon be focusing on buying needed classroom supplies. Cheney Outreach Center is conducting a donation drive for students of fami- lies who find it difficult to afford these items. See Sect. 1, page 2 P7 .... rice, f- spe h Opinion We expect higher stan- dards of conduct from our elected officials and civic leaders than we might of ourselves, including how they conduct themselves when not in public. In other words, free speech isn't always free See Sect. 1, page 4 Like Us Find us on Facebook and stay up date with West Plains area news. lini CHAS wins Affordable Care Act funding for low-income health services on West Plains By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Plans for a community health clinic in Cheney serving low-in- come West Plains residents are back on track, thanks to a second round of federal funding. Officials at Community Health Association of Spokane -- CHAS -- were notified Tuesday morningthat they were one of seven health care providers in Washington to receive funding from the Depart- ment of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program. According to a news release, CHAS will receive $358,333 from the federal program, enabling it to open a health clinic in Cheney that could potentially See Clinic page 10 Photos by AI Stover Jam-tastic good time Bluegrass fans gathered at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake for the 14th Annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Fes- tival last weekend. Continu- ing seasonal goocl weather enhanced each day, includ- ing Friday night (top) which featured an open mic ses- sion with the North Idaho Pickers (left) prior to the main acts taking the stage, un il hi hi li By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Airway Heights City Council took further steps to limit Mayor Patrick Rushing's duties and representation on local boards. At Monday's study session, council agreed to move forward several item.s to the Atlg. 17 legislative meeting, including actions that remove Rushing as the city's representative on the Growth Management Steering Commit- tee, West Plains Chamber of Commerce and Emergency Services Communication Policy Board. Rushing was previously the secretary on the WPCC's executive board of directors. Stacey Morgan Foster, Eastern Washington University vice president for student affairs, took over his position. These sanctions coincide with a resolution council passed at its July 22 meeting. The reso- lution declared that council has no confidence in Rushing to perform his duties as mayor and directed staff to review the mayor's position on boards and commissions, and the process to remove him from those groups. At its Aug. 3 meeting, council voted to See Council page 10 Our up Committee seeks volunteers, public the depot. Classes at Eastern Hansen's ties to the area Washington University have run deep, Mamanakis said. financial support to purchase and assisted by producing re- Born in Cheney and a gradu- I IJe'-o& ports on potential uses for the ate of Cheney High School, former Northern Pacific move structure, identified possible Hansen's family have owned locations and outlined consid- a number of businesses in the By JOHN McCALLUM That move is still in the dis- erations involved in relocating city including Hansen's Hard Editor tance, requiring funds that were the depot, ware, Hansen's Clothing as Efforts to save the historic estimated at roughly $415,200 One big component has well as a gas station, a barber- Cheney train depot are pick- in April 2014 when the city been securing private funding shop and other properties. ing up steam, and preparing to passed on a private offer to help for the project. Cheney na- Mamanakis, who is also the leavethe station, heading down purchase and move the depot, tive and Alaska businessman Cheney Historical Museum's the tracks in search of funding Burlington Northern Santa Fe Dr. Peter Hansen has agreed director, s iid one of Hansen's to move, refurbish and main- Railroad owns the depot and to match all donations made grandfathers, built Cheney's tain the 86-year-old former had applied for a permit to to preserve the depot, up to flirst "talkie" movie theater, Northern Pacific terminal, demolish the structure, but has $500,000, donations that in- The Pix Theater, which later "We're ready to move on to since backed away from the ap- clude any grants the organiza- 'became the La Melodoen. the purchasing of land," Save proved permit to allow the SOS tion procures. Ironically, the theater was not Our Station (SOS) commit- efforts to come to fruition. "Every donation now goes only built in the same year as tee member Joan Mamanakis The committee has done twice as far," Mamanakis said. a lot of work on preserving said. See Station page 10 imagine ical to ma Im By AL STOVER ganization that is look- to pioneer families that the opportunity to tell the grandchildren still live committee members have Staff Reporter ing to preserve the city's came to Medical Lake in stories of the pioneer fami- here." . been collecting interviews, Residents and visitors past, as well as prepare its early years, lies," Gerri Johnson of Rei- Johnson is a longtime photographs and other will someday get a chance it for the future, is creat- "The stories of found- magine MedicalLake said. Medical Lake resident and materials from local multi- to learnmore about Medi- ing a documentary that ers such as Andrew Lefe- "Medical Lake was built on oneofthegroup'ssubcom- generationalresidents.The calLake's rich history, chronicles the city's his- vre and Stanley Hallett the back of these pioneer mittee members putting committee is also working Reimagine Medical tory, specifically stories have been told, and that's families. Their children, the documentary togeth- Lake, a grassroots or- from residents related important, but we have grandchildren and great- er. She, along with other See Film page 9 ,INSIDE I Online lxtr Updat Classifieds Sect. 2,pg 6 Sports Sect. Local News, arts es Education Sect. 1,pg 2 What's Happening Sect. 1, pg 6 ]j Opinion Sect. 1,pg 4 West Plain Briefs Sect. 1, p~ 3 www.cheneyfreepress.com