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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 23, 2015 

Sendoff to state

Friends, families and fans gathered at Salnave Park, July 17 to send off the West Plains Little League All Stars as they traveled to Montesano, Wash., to compete in the state tournament. The All Stars qualified for the tournament after winning the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 23, 2015 

Staying put: Rushing refuses to resign

Residents, staff and dignitaries filled the Airway Heights City Council chambers Monday night to watch the political fate of Mayor Patrick Rushing. During its meeting, council approved a resolution, 5-1, that declares Rushing’s Facebook offensive...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 23, 2015 

Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival to pay tribute to Hazel Dickens

Some notable names in bluegrass are coming to Medical Lake to pay tribute to one of the genre's trailblazers. One of the headline acts for the 14th annual Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 7-9 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake, is the Hazel...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 23, 2015 

Airway Heights launches 'Open City Hall' information service

Airway Heights residents who cannot make public meetings but still want to keep up with the various projects happening around the city have a new avenue of doing so. In a news release, Airway Heights announced it launched its new “Open City...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    July 23, 2015 

Button selected for Cheney Yard of the Month

The Gardeners of Cheney and the Kiwanis Club selected the yard of Jane Button, of 113 Greenbriar Lane, as the July Yard of the Month. Button will receive a $25 gift certificate for gardening supplies...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 23, 2015 

Medical Lake Schools to partner with local Parks Department

Starting in the fall, Medical Lake School District teachers will have a one-hour late start release time on Friday mornings to give them additional work and collaboration time. One of the concerns for this was to create a place for younger students...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 23, 2015 

Pioneer Park Playground

A new piece of playground equipment was recently installed at Pioneer Park in Medical Lake. The wooden playground equipment previously at the park was vandalized in late 2014. The new equipment is...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    July 23, 2015 

Airway Heights residents can start their healing process

Last week was a roller coaster week for the city of Airway Heights, which has been under the microscope due to the actions of Mayor Patrick Rushing. I won’t go into full detail because you can read on the front page of this week’s Cheney Free...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 23, 2015 

Summerhawks run win streak to four

After struggling in the beginning of their season, the Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team is on a hot streak. After losses against Northwest Premier, 6-3, July 14, and the Hurricanes, 10-7, July...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 23, 2015 

Cheney 17U defeats Cashmere 12-11 in extra innings

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team returned to its home field last week with a 12-11 win over Cashmere, July 14, in a game that went into extra innings, followed by a 20-7 loss to Northwest Premier, July 15. Cheney was set to play Omak, July...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 23, 2015 

Kids can sometimes bring something extra to routine press events

Although it doesn’t lead to the most exciting evenings, I can’t pass up a chance to watch free mixed martial arts or boxing events. Last weekend, UFC featured a Titan Fighting Championships event on its Fight Pass network. The card — which...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 16, 2015

Rushing under fire for comments

Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing is under fire for some recent comments made on his personal Facebook account last weekend. Rushing made a comment in response to a friend’s comment, comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to a “gorilla” and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 16, 2015

Blue Waters, Bluegrass festival brings in notable duos and trios

The sounds of fiddles, mandolins, guitars and other instruments will fill the air at Waterfront Park as 14th annual the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival returns to Medical Lake, Aug. 7-9. Headlining...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 16, 2015

Jaeger reaches new heights in firefighting career

Lt. Christina Jaeger continues to make strides in her firefighter career. Jaeger, who has been volunteering with the Medical Lake Fire Department since November 2013, recently graduated from the West...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 16, 2015

Superintendent Ames reflects on first year at ML

It's been a pretty smooth first year for Medical Lake School District Superintendent Tim Ames. At the end of 2013-14 school year, Ames took over for Dr. Pam Veltri, who left Medical Lake after 14...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 16, 2015

Cheney goes 2-2 in Red Hawk Classic Tournament

The Cheney Summerhawks 17U baseball team came off another busy weekend after they went 2-2 in the East Valley Red Hawk Classic Tournament, July 9-12, in Yakima. They lost to Sedro Woolley, 11-6, and A...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    July 16, 2015

Summerhawks 15U drops games to Joes, Hurricanes

The Cheney Summerhawks 15U baseball team continued to grind through their season after losses to the Joes, 11-6, July 7, and the Hurricanes, 2-1, on Monday. Against the Joes, Cheney got a burst of offense early, leading for most of the game. Down...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 9, 2015

Homemade jewelry

Cindy Wheeler displays her homemade jewelry during the Cheney Farmers Market, July 7. Wheeler also sells artwork made by her mother, with all proceeds from her mother's work going to Mothers Against...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights responds to nine fires July 4

The city of Airway Heights is coming off a somewhat rocky Fourth of July weekend. During Monday’s City Council meeting, Fire Chief Mitch Metzger informed council and staff that the Fire Department responded to nine fires on July 4. Metzger said sev...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights Let's Move looks to help residents get physical

The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation wants to help residents, as singer Olivia Newton John once put it, “Get physical” for their annual Parks and Recreation Month celebration and this time they’re doing it by taking a trip to the 1980s....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights proposes using garbage savings toward public safety

The city of Airway Heights is seven months into its new agreement with Spokane County and the city of Spokane for solid waste disposal services and things seem to be going well. Back in November they entered into an agreement with Spokane County and...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Feken resigns from Medical Lake commission

After several months, the Medical Lake Planning Commission met June 25 with one less member in the ranks. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the Planning Commission that Lois Feken resigned from her position as commission chair. “Lois (Feken)...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Airway Heights moves to conserve water

The city of Airway Heights is following suit and joining Medical Lake and Cheney in conserving water this summer. At Monday’s City Council meeting, interim Public Works Director Ross Dunfee and Lance Peterson, public works water lead, informed the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    July 9, 2015

Holbrook and Roberson named Medical Lake Garden of the Month

Scott Holbrook and his wife Tammy Roberson's beautifully landscaped is the winners of the July Medical Lake Kiwanis Club Yard. Holbrook and Roberson's home at 424 W. Brooks Road features a terraced...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    July 9, 2015

Medical Lake offers free meals

Although school is out for the summer, students can be seen in the Medical Lake Middle School cafeteria. The school district is currently offering its Summer Food Service Program, where it offers free...

 

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