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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 16, 2014 

ML gets fire options from ESCI

The city of Medical Lake has received a possible glimpse into its Fire Department’s future. At the Oct. 7 City Council meeting, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) senior associates Lane Wintermule and Don Bivins gave a presentation...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 16, 2014 

Medical Lake decides to re-sign with regional solid waste system

At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved a joint-interlocal agreement with Spokane County and the city of Spokane for solid waste services. Medical Lake became the latest city in Spokane County that is under an agreement with...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

DSHS raises over four tons of food for Medical Lake food bank

The employees of Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village and Consolidated Support Services (CSS) came together to raise 9,240 pounds of food for the Medical Lake food bank. The food drive was a part...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

Davis' love for volunteering rewarded by SCOPE

Carla Davis received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award for the Medical Lake Sheriff Community Oriented Policy Effort (SCOPE) station. Davis has been a SCOPE volunteer since 2010. Prior to joining...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

New restroom at Sunset

Crews help lower part of the new CXT restrooms installed at Sunset Park in Airway Heights, Oct. 8. The new restroom will open this spring....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014 

Airway Heights receives loan and grant for steel expansions

The city of Airway Heights received a $363,600 loan and a $175,000 grant to go toward the construction of a new 60,000 square foot facility, a half-mile of rail siding and a roadway to support the expansion of Seaport Steel and Brown-Strauss Steel. I...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    October 16, 2014 

Cougars run for education

Sixth, seventh and eighth-graders run along East Campbell Street during the Medical Lake Middle School's annual fund run....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 16, 2014 

Blackhawks sweep Eagles and Bantams

The Cheney High volleyball team appears to be gaining momentum as they approach the last couple of weeks of the regular season. Last week they swept both West Valley and Clarkston, 3-0 in both matches, in Great Northern League (GNL) play. The team...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 9, 2014

Medical Lake forms deer committee

The deer population has been an issue in the city of Medical Lake for the last few years. The city attempted to address the matter when staff introduced an ordinance that would prohibit residents...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 9, 2014

Cleone's Closet celebrates grand re-opening

Cleone's Closet Thrift Store had its re-opening, Oct. 6, at its new location at 1515 S. Lyons Street, next to ABC Mini Storage. The store temporarily closed its doors back in August to move the mercha...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 9, 2014

STA presents Move Forward draft to Airway Heights

The Airway Heights City Council listened to two presentations at its Oct. 6 meeting. The first was from Karl Otterstrom of Spokane Transit Authority, who presented a draft of STA’s “Moving Forward” 10-year plan. Otterstrom explained that the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    October 9, 2014

Medical Lake parents and students learn Internet safety tips

Detective Chuck Haley of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office gave a presentation, Oct. 1, to Medical Lake students and parents on how they can prevent cyber bullying and sexual harassment on the Internet. Haley, who works as an investigator from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 9, 2014

Norman's passion for swimming leads to success

At the Sept. 13 Ephrata swimming jamboree, Cheney High School sophomore Makenzie Norman was checking in with her coach Jennifer Hochwalt moments before she was going to swim the 100-yard backstroke...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 9, 2014

Cheney finds success at Sheridan Classic

The Cheney High volleyball team had a busy week, dropping Great Northern League (GNL) matches to East Valley, Sept. 30 and Clarkston, Oct. 2. They also took a break from league action, Oct. 3-4, to compete in the Linda Sheridan Volleyball Classic...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 2, 2014

STCU breaks for Eagles

Employees from Spokane Teacher's Credit Union's (STCU) Cheney branch wear red in front of their mural that reads "Go Eagles" the day before Eastern Washington's win over the University of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 2, 2014

ML commission forwards subdivision recommendation

At a Sept. 25 public hearing, the Medical Lake Planning Commission recommended forwarding a proposal with conditions for the Silver West II subdivision to the City Council. According to the proposal, Mike Hume, of PTH LLC is requesting to subdivide...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 2, 2014

Airway Heights hosts fall clean up

Airway Heights residents who need to get rid of their yard waste can head to the Fall Community Clean Up, Saturday, Oct. 18. While the city’s Parks and Recreation staff will be accepting clean yard and garden waste at the Parks Maintenance...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 2, 2014

AH library gives council annual progress report

The Airway Heights Library presented a yearly progress report at the Sept. 15 Airway Heights City Council meeting. According to Stacy Hartkorn, library supervisor, 2013 marked the first calendar year that the library became open four days a week....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    October 2, 2014

Medical Lake School District presents Engage NY curriculum to parents

The Medical Lake School District approved the Engage NY Math Curriculum at the Aug. 26 school board meeting. Three weeks into the school year, the district held an event, Sept. 25, where they gave a presentation about the new math curriculum and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 2, 2014

Everyone loves a good comeback story in sports

One of the many fascinating things about sports, mainly boxing or mixed martial arts, is the comeback story. Everyone loves a good comeback story. Most sports movies, especially about boxing or MMA, focus on an athlete who is either close or at rock...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 2, 2014

Cheney plays 'clean' for first volleyball win

The Cheney high volleyball team snapped a three-match losing streak after defeating West Valley at home in Great Northern League (GNL) play, Sept. 23, to pick up their first win of the season. Two days later they dropped a league match to the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 2, 2014

Cheney swimmers top Clarkston 85-64, qualify for state

The Cheney High girls swimming team traveled to Clarkston, Sept. 25, where they defeated the Bantams, 85-64. The Blackhawks had several swimmers who did well in individual races. Sophomore Makenzie Norman qualified for state for her fifth individual...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014

AH officials receive fire briefing

During the Airway Heights City Council Sept. 22 study session, representatives from Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) presented their findings and recommendations from their evaluation of the Airway Heights Fire Department. Airway He...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014

Medical Lake budget workshop indicates little change

Prior to its Sept. 16 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council held its annual budget workshop to discuss the financial outlook for next year. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that there will not be much difference between last year’s budget...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014

Odom Corporation opens new distribution facility on Thorpe Road

The Odom Corporation, a wholesale beverage distribution company, had an open house, Sept. 19, for their new facility at 5810 W. Thorpe Road. Based in Alaska, Odom carries several lines of soft...

 

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