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22 t243 ?0 *'"*'*"-"*'"'-'*Au'r O"*ALL FOR ADC 91 8mill Town Pipers 217 WCota t 40tii 1 She#on WA S84,.226 | Ird, hq,l,.,,u,ri, IH,ll,, qllndlMhqlP l VoL 119 No. 22 September 17, 2015 Your West Plains Newspaper Since 1896 75 cents Offering variety Blackhawks go to 2-0 with win over Deer Park. See Sect. 2, page 1 Business Cheney business boom includes a new auto parts retailer. See Sect. 1, page 3 r~ Rising counts Education Early enrollment re- turns from the first couple of weeks of school indicate the Cheney Sch9ol District is continuing its upward trend, with total number of ,students now topping 4,300. See Sect. 1, page 2 Opinion Sports, such as football offers the opportunity to learn a number of skills necessary to everyday life while becoming physically fit. We shouldn't let a cou- ple bad incidents color our perception of our games. See Sect. 1, page 4 Like Us Find us on Facebaok and stay up date with West Plains area news. Read all about ii In print and online If you were one of the 151 people who read the story at www.cheneyfreepress.com last Friday, you likely avoided the construction work and traffic delays at State Route .902 and Geiger Boulevard. Dv City looks at options to avoid future water crisis such as what was experienced in June By JOHN McCALLUM Editor With the coming of cooler temperatures and the wetter weather of fall and winter, Cheney's water supply issues have been solved. That is, fqr now. What the future holds is anybody's guess. For Cheneyas public works director, Todd Ableman, if that future holds more of what has happened with weather pat- terns over the past two years, then the city and its residents will be looking at new approaches to supplying water. From October through April, the city's water usage averages See Water solutions page 10 Sept. 26 fundraiser planned to raise money to help meet Cheney community needs Photo by John McCallum Comparing notes Cheney High School cross country runner Kaleb Lerch (left) listens to Chelan High's Henry Eisner describe his experience after the pair crossed the finish line in the junior boys race at the Highlander Invitational last Saturday at Shadle Park High School. The Blackhawk junior boys finished a surprising third overall as a team. By JOHN McCALLUM Edi-t6 .................................................. The Cheney Firefighters Local 1919 may be a small union - just nine members - but they are looking to do big things, and soon. The union has established the Cheney Fire- fighters Benevolent Fund, and is holding its in- augural Benevolent Fund Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 26, to raise money to be able to provide for whatever community needs may arise. Cheney firefighter Lt. Chris Munoz said whil/e the fund will be managed by the firefighters, it is sepa- rate from the union and as of July carries the appropriate 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status making donations tax deductible. "Generally it takes about eight months," Munoz said of the Internal Revenue Service's tax status process. "We did it online with their (IRS) new feature and got it within a week." The formation of a benevolence fund is something that has been encouraged by the In- ternational Association of Fire Fighters for many years. Munoz said other local unions have them, but the ability for Cheney to do so had always been somewhat cost-prohibitive since fling fees and the need to hire professionals to assist with See Firefighters page 10 ML council OKs electronic monit By JOHN MCCALLUM sentenced through the city's Doug Ross told the council that Editor court services, some Medical Lake individuals In an otherwise light agen- Medical Lake currently con- had utilized Moon Court Ser- da at their regular September tracts itscourt services through vices as part of their sentencing meeting, the Medical Lake Cheney Municipal Court, who structure through Cheney's City Council unanimously utilizes the same contractor court, who once they were approved adoption of a con- for home electronic monitor- billed by Moon turned around tract for electronic home ing that the council agreed and bill Medical Lake. monitoring as an alternative to work with - Moon Court Ross said entering into its to jail time for individuals Services. City Administrator own agreement with Moon would make the current pro- cess less cumbersome. "It would be (more) simple if we had our own agreement," he added. Services included under the agreement are continuous alcohol monitoring, continuous See Monitoring page 9 Cheney's first community-wide yard le this weekend ByJOHN McCALLUM first Cheney Yard Sale, ated for the event. Several Editor which runs Sept. 18 - 20. locations have listed item Maria Fell has visited As ofSept.14,Monday,21 types that will be avail- community-wide yard residences have notified' able - with Fell creating Sales in Reardan and Fell they are holding yard a map legend containing Spokane's Hillyard area sales,15 in Cheney and six icons denoting the types and asked the question, outside the city limits. - that range from dothes as have her friends, why Fell has compiled the to infant and kids items to not Cheney? locations she has so far furniture and household That will change into a map and list, which wares. this weekend as Fell has can be found on a Face- Fell said Cheney worked to coordinate the book page she has ere- Trading Company has agreed to provide the use side of town as a place they of their parking lot for people who live just out- See Yard sales page 10 Correction Richey held Position 5, not Position 2 In the Sept. 10 Cheney Free Press story about Deputy Mayor Kevin Richey being appointed the new Airway Heights mayor, it was incorrectly stated that he held City Council Position 2 prior to the appoint- ment. He actually held City Council Position 5. INSIDE Business Sect. l, pg 3Opinion Sect. l, pg 4 Business & Service Sect. l, pg 8-9 Police & Legals Sect. 2, pg 5 Classifieds Sect. 2, pg 7Sports Sect. 2, pg 1 Education Sect. 1, pg 2West Plain Briefs Sect. 1, pg 7 Online Extras Local News, Sports Updates www.cheneyfreepress, com