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CHS girls' tennis slays St. George Dragons

The Cheney High girls JV and varsity tennis teams took on St. George, March 16. The Blackhawks' varsity squad came away with a 5-1 victory, sweeping the Dragons in doubles play.... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 23, 2017 

Airway Heights authorizes second bonds sale

The city of Airway Heights has authorized the sale of a portion of the $13 million unlimited tax general obligation bonds to pay for construction of an aquatic and fitness center. At its March 20 meeting, the City Council passed the first and only...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 23, 2017 

Airway Heights Planning Commission approves projects

At its March 15 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission passed resolutions approving staff’s recommendation regarding State Environmental Protection Act reviews for two upcoming projects. The first was for a project on approximately 2.2...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    March 23, 2017 

Irish sounds

Patrons of the Airway Heights Library were treated to the sounds of traditional Irish music from the band, Floating Crowbar, who performed at the library, March 18. Above: Morgan Andersen (left)...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 23, 2017 

Medical Lake Fire Department utilizes vending machines

The Medical Lake Fire Department is looking to install a vending machine at the station. However, this vending machine will not dispense snacks or soda pop, but rather equipment and medical supplies...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 23, 2017 

ML Middle School continues College Bound efforts

Medical Lake Middle School was recently honored with its third Gold Star Award. The award is given to schools for being in the top-performing districts in the state in terms of getting eligible seventh- and eighth-graders signed up for the College...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 23, 2017 

Keep the Snake River dams or breach them? - that is the question

Remove the lower four dams on the Snake River system or keep them? That is the question the Medical Lake High School Future Farmers of America Agriculture Issues team is posing to businesses, state...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    March 23, 2017 

McCann's 'A Look Back"

Spokane artist, Dan McCann, is holding his exhibition, "A Look Back," at the Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art until April 27. Many of the pieces on display, including "Black," (above) and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

CHS girls' tennis slays St. George Dragons

The Cheney High girls' tennis team played the role of dragon slayers with a 5-1 nonleague win over St. George, March 16. In singles, No. 1 Bridget Calvert lost a close three-set match to Lauren...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Blackhawks boys top Medical Lake

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team gained some momentum last week with a 4-1 nonleague win over West Plains rival Medical Lake, March 16. No. 2 Dixon Gerber picked up Cheney’s only singles win against Daniel Miller (6-1, 6-2). “Dixon played...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Cheney baseball defeats Sunnyside

The Cheney Blackhawks baseball team picked up a nonleague win on the road against Sunnyside, 11-3, March 18. The Blackhawks took an early lead with four runs in the first inning, then added a run in the third before Sunnyside answered with two runs...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Cheney golf begins season at Clarkston Invite

Both Cheney boy’s and girls’ golf teams are in full swing, having competed in the March 13 Clarkston Invite. The boys finished eighth out of 10 teams with 373 points. The girls finished 10th with 548. Tyler Koohns shot 79 to lead Cheney and was s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 16, 2017

Crossing improvement projects coming to AH

At its March 13 study session, the Airway Heights City Council received a few updates regarding potential street improvements for the city. One of these updates focused on safety improvements at crosswalks on Hayford Road. At the request of council,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 16, 2017

Fatality in Tuesday Medical Lake fire

The Medical Lake Fire Department and several other agencies responded to a structure fire within city limits on March 14. According to Medical Lake Fire Chief Jason Mayfield, the Fire Department...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    March 16, 2017

ML Circuit Breakers take top rank in Steamworks robotics competition

The Medical Lake Circuit Breakers and Cheney Blackhawks high school robotics teams had success at the March 3 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Steamworks competition...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    March 16, 2017

Blackhawks earn 10-0 shutout win over Quincy

The Cheney High baseball team opened its season with a 10-0 shutout against the Quincy Jacks, March 10. New head baseball coach Glenn Chamberlain said he had some uncertainties about how his team would perform before the game, mainly because they...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 16, 2017

LeGrand is more than deserving of WWE's 'Warrior Award'

WWE will have their flagship event, Wrestlemania 33, is a few weeks away and I’m excited. For us pro wrestling fans, the event is kind of like the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards. As part of the festivities, WWE holds its annual Hall of Fame...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    March 16, 2017

Cheney girls' tennis goes 2-1 in jamboree

The Cheney High girls' tennis team began their season March 10 at a jamboree where they swept Moses Lake, 7-0, defeated Ellensburg, 5-2, and lost to Othello 4-3. In singles action, No. 1 Bridget...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    March 16, 2017

Cheney tennis finishes 1-2 in Moses Lake

The Cheney High boys’ tennis team’s quest for a third consecutive Great Northern League championship was off to a rocky start. At a March 10 jamboree, the Blackhawks defeated Ellensburg (5-2) and lost to Moses Lake (5-2) and Othello (4-3). “I...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

ML finance on track for 2016-17 school year

The Medical Lake School Board went through their Feb. 28 meeting with a light agenda. During reports, Director of Finance Chad Moss said the projected ending fund balance for the 2016-17 school year seems to be adhering to projections. “Revenues...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

Night of Lit

Hallett Elementary School held its annual Title I Literature Night, March 2, with the theme "Reading Gives You Superpowers." There were a plethora of activities, such as an obstacle course in the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

Community Center Saturdays coming to Medical Lake

Medical Lake residents may notice some activity happening at the middle school on Saturday afternoons in the near future. The city of Medical Lake, the local school district and Re*Imagine Medical Lake are partnering to host Community Center...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 9, 2017

ML's Care & Share endures tough winter

Like many residents and businesses throughout Spokane County, the Care & Share Thrift Store, had to endure a tough winter. Anne Starr, who has managed the store, housed in the Dora Burt Center on 211 N. Lefevre St. Medical Lake for 13 years,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    March 9, 2017

I won't use marijuana with you, but I'll still be your friend

By the time this column hits newsstands or your mailbox, I will have celebrated my 32nd birthday. Turning 32 years old isn’t as grand as hitting the 16-, 18-, 21-, or 30-year-old milestones, but I like to think of every birthday as a special...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 2, 2017

Airway Heights council waives city manager residence requirement

At its Feb. 21 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council passed a resolution that waives the requirement for the city manager to live within the city limits. The Revised Code of Washington chapter 35A.13.050 requires the city manager to reside within...

 

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