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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 23, 2015 

Rushing cleared of traffic charges

Airway Heights mayor Patrick Rushing was recently cleared of misdemeanor citations of hit-and-run and following too close to a vehicle, both of which resulted from a two-vehicle accident back in January. On the morning of Jan. 7, Rushing was driving...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 23, 2015 

Medical Lake Physical Therapy closes doors

One of the longtime businesses in the city of Medical Lake will be closing its doors soon. Medical Lake Physical Therapy, which has been operating in the city for 10 years, will have its last day April 29. Dr. Nola Petrucelly opened the clinic in...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 23, 2015 

State sets aside $1.5 million for APZ project

The city of Airway Heights is slowly making progress acquiring two mobile home parks located on Lawson and Campbell Streets in the Fairchild Air Force Base Accident Potential Zone II (APZ), the area...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 23, 2015 

Airway Heights approves Prothman Company deal

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a slim agenda at its April 20 meeting. The council approved an agreement between the city and Prothman Company to help hire an interim public works director to help manage the department until the city...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 23, 2015 

Hallett finishes third in Math is Cool competition

The fourth-grade Hallett Hawks Elementary Math is Cool team brought home a new plaque for the school's trophy case after they placed third with 109 points at the Spokane Division II Math is Cool...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 23, 2015 

Cheney baseball goes 3-1 in busy week of GNL play

The Cheney High baseball team had a busy week of Great Northern League play, with a 3-2 win over Pullman, April 14, a sweep of East Valley in a doubleheader, 13-3 and 3-2, April 18 and a 9-8 loss to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 23, 2015 

Tebow gets fresh start in Philadelphia

Just when football fans thought he was gone for good, quarterback Tim Tebow is returning to the NFL. Various news sources announced that the Philadelphia Eagles would sign Tebow. The Eagles confirmed that they signed Tebow to a one-year contract,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 23, 2015 

Koohns finishes third in GNL tournament

The Cheney High boys and girls golf teams resumed their season April 20 competing in the second Great Northern League tournament of the season at the Links Golf Course in Post Falls, Idaho. The boys finished fourth with 467 points while the girls...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 23, 2015 

Cheney tennis defeats East Valley in GNL play

The Cheney High boys tennis team returned to Great Northern League action this past week with a 7-0 sweep over East Valley April 14 and a 6-1 loss to Clarkston April 15. Ryan Smedley snapped his two-match losing streak and shut out the Knight’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 16, 2015

Recreation revision

A park near Walmart, a 70-acre regional sports complex and a wheelchair-accessible van. These are just a few of the projects the Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is considering as it...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 16, 2015

Last-minute modifications

Hallett Elementary fourth-grader Connor Gall makes some last-minute adjustments to his robot race car, dubbed "Turbo Engine." Gall is one of several students in Hallett's after-school STEM (Science,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 16, 2015

Medical Lake/Cheney court collaboration a smooth one

It’s been seven months since the city of Medical Lake collaborated with Cheney for court services and it appears to have gone pretty smooth. During a report, Cheney court administrator Terry Cooper informed the Medical Lake City Council at its...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 16, 2015

Airway Heights' metals projects are progressing

The three large metal manufacturing companies moving into Airway Heights are not quite finished but they continue to progress at their own pace. The Exotic Metals Forming Company, which began...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 16, 2015

Airway Heights' public works director search is underway

The city of Airway Heights is quickly taking steps to address its public works director situation. Former director Kelly Williquette, who helmed the Public Works Department beginning in July 2010, left the position back in March after he found a new...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 16, 2015

Robotic Racers

Joe Gardner (left) atttempts to start his racer while his classmate Delaney Gunther (right) watches. Mia Talley (center) waits for the signal to begin the race from instructor Marcie Dayton (not...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 16, 2015

Blackhawks stage 19-run comeback in win

If there was ever a time for the Cheney High baseball team to get their bats going, their April 7 Great Northern League game against Clarkston was it. After being down 14-0 in the bottom of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 16, 2015

Cheney girls defeat West Valley, lose to Ferris

The Cheney High girls tennis team began Great Northern League play with a 6-1 win against West Valley, March 31, followed by a 5-2 nonleague loss against Ferris, April 1. Katelynn Smedley continued her winning streak at No. 1 singles, shutting out...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 9, 2015

Medical Lake City Council talks public safety

It was a light agenda at the Medical Lake April 7 City Council meeting. During the public safety report, the council approved a permit for a TNT Fireworks stand to operate in the Denny’s Harvest Foods parking lot, at E. 215 SR 902. The permit is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 9, 2015

Airway Heights approves request to promote festival, car show

It was business as usual for the Airway Heights City Council as they waltzed through a quick agenda at its April 6 meeting. In action items, the council approved a funding request from the Lodging Tax...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 9, 2015

Grease Monkey opens new building in Airway Heights

Airway Heights residents or travelers who frequently drive along Highway 2 near 14th Avenue may have noticed the change in recent months. What used to be J&J Lube Station, at 13023 W. 14th Ave., is...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 9, 2015

Circuit Breakers finish 16th at FIRST robotics districts

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers' season concluded April 4 at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Pacific Northwest District Championships robotics...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 9, 2015

Hallett students gear up for Bloomsday

Ever wanted to run through the hallways of an elementary school without getting into trouble? A group of students participating in Hallett Elementary's Fit For Bloomsday after-school program got to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 9, 2015

Halls visits Medical Lake

Local author Kelly Milner Halls (left) signs one of her books for a student. Halls was the guest author at the 16th annual Medical Lake Reading Festival, April 2....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 9, 2015

Lady Blackhawks softball remains undefeated

The Cheney high softball team continued to breeze through the season after wins over West Valley, 11-1, March 31, Medical Lake, 17-7, April 1, and against East Valley, 10-0, April 4. In the West...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 9, 2015

Cheney soccer has roller coaster week

The Cheney High boys soccer team had a busy week that included a 2-2 tie with University, March 30, a 2-0 shutout over Ephrata, March 31, and a 2-1 shootout loss to Great Northern League rival East Valley, April 2. This was the first league loss for...

 

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