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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Airway Heights reaches solid waste accord

The Airway Heights City Council was presented with two proposals for solid waste planning and disposal services for the city at its Sept. 16 meeting. One was from Sunshine Disposal and Recycling and the other was a joint bid from Spokane County and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Sears is seeing red

Even though the Eastern Washington football team had a bye week, the staff the Cheney's Sears store still had their red on last Friday. The Eagles return to action this Saturday, facing Montana State...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014 

Medical Lake awards Inland Asphalt Company overlay project

The Medical Lake City Council held a special meeting, Sept. 10, to award the Brooks Road Overlay project to Inland Asphalt Company for $187,400 for construction costs. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that the total cost of the project is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 18, 2014 

Ringing the bell in remembrance

Captain Shawn Welch of the Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department rings the bell three times during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the base....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014 

Medical Lake School District approves WSSDA act update

The Medical Lake School board of directors approved several items at its Sept. 16 meeting. The board approved the first reading of Policy 3418, which addresses the response to student injury or illness. Medical Lake School District Superintendent...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014 

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014 

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 18, 2014 

Volleyball falls to East Valley in home opener

The Cheney High volleyball team opened their season this week with a loss to East Valley 3-0 in their first league match of the season, Sept. 11, then traveled to Northern Idaho to compete in the Lakeland Invite. Last year the Blackhawks went 1-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 18, 2014 

Cheney girls' swim at Ephrata jamboree

The Cheney girls’ swimming team delved right into the water at a jamboree Saturday, Sept. 13 in Ephrata, Wash., against nine other teams. Sophomore McKenzie Norman had a great start to her season, placing first in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.86...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 11, 2014

Montelone and Patel appointed to Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights City Council approved the appointment of Aspen Monteleone and Kalpesh Patel to the city’s Planning Commission at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting. Montelone moved to Airway Heights in February and was interested being in involved...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014

Medical Lake marching band to play on WSU home turf

The Medical Lake High School marching band is off to a busy start as they performed during halftime of last Friday's Medical Lake football game at home against the Orofino Maniacs. The band is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 11, 2014

City begins preparation for Sunset Park restroom

The city of Airway Heights is getting ready to make way for their new CXT restroom facility and splash pad at Sunset Park. The City Council approved the purchase of the facility at the July 21...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014

Camp Selah provides after-school program

Medical Lake students who are looking for something to do after school can go to the Selah Day Scouts Day Camp after-school program at the Jensen Youth Memorial Ranch, 961 N. Stanley St. The after-sch...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 11, 2014

Fans choose football teams for variety of reasons

The NFL kicked off another regular season last week with last year’s Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4. My social media feeds were flooded with pictures of friends donning their blue and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 4, 2014

AH holds hearing on expansion

At a special Aug. 27 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing for the proposed Seaport Steel expansion. Seaport Steel intended to present their plans at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting for...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 4, 2014

Ball and Dodd funeral home demolished

The Ball and Dodd funeral home and the house next to it, once used as a caretaker's residence, located on 111 W. Brooks Road, is being removed. The city of Medical Lake purchased the funeral home in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 4, 2014

Medical Lake School District adopts Engage NY Math curriculum

At the Aug. 26 school board meeting, the Medical Lake School District board of directors approved the Engage NY Math Curriculum. According to the Engage NY website, the curriculum is created by the New York State Education Department to implement...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 4, 2014

Everett transitions into role as ML special education coordinator

There are some changes coming for Medical Lake School District’s Special Education program. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) coordinator Ann Everett is the new special education coordinator for the school district. Everett spent mos...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    September 4, 2014

Highway 2 project almost done

Airway Heights residents driving along Highway 2 might notice a new addition. The city of Airway Heights is almost finished with the shared use path on Highway 2, from Garfield Road to east of Hayford Road. Public Works director Kelly Williquette...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Council talks noise and yard nuisances

At its Aug. 25 study session, the Airway Heights City Council addressed some noise and yard concerns in the city. Airway Heights Police Chief Lee Bennett said the Police Department received a written complaint from a resident on Hazelwood Road regard...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Medical Lake joins Cheney for municipal court services

At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council passed an interlocal agreement with Cheney for providing municipal court services and facilities. The contract is effective Sept. 1. Under the agreement, Cheney will provide administration, a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 28, 2014

Tripp Ice Bucket Challenge

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp (left) closes his eyes as Sean Widmer (right) rains down ice upon him. Tripp took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because of his family and friends affected by...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 28, 2014

Cleone's Closet changes location

Cleone's Closet Thrift Store in Airway Heights is temporarily closing its doors as it moves to its new location at 1615 S. Lyons Road, right behind Stimson's Contracting. Cleone's Closet is a part of...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 28, 2014

Feed Medical Lake receives $5,000 grant

Feed Medical Lake and the St. John’s Lutheran Church received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation, earlier this month. Founded in 2011, Feed Medical Lake serves over 100 free...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 28, 2014

Medical Lake School District to implement more STEM elements

The Medical Lake School District is ready to kick off another year of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program. STEM coordinator Ann Everett said Medical Lake would once again launch a Project Lead the Way curriculum. She said...

 

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