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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 17, 2014 

AH looks at mitigating water leaks

Water leakage was the main subject of the April 14 Airway Heights City Council study session. Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook presented a draft of an ordinance regarding water leak mitigation. According to Cook, this pertains to citizens who have water...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 17, 2014 

Airway Heights to celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Airway Heights will celebrate Arbor Day on April 26, and one of the main activities will be the planting of 50 new coniferous trees at Aspen Grove Park, West Eighth Avenue. The city is inviting the public to participate in the final phase of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 17, 2014 

Medical Lake begins search for superintendent

The Medical Lake School District is wasting no time in their search for their next superintendent. Dr. Pam Veltri, who has been the district’s superintendent for the last 14 years, has taken a position as the assistant superintendent of curriculum...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 17, 2014 

Lee would do well in MMA - if he was fighting in his 30s

EA Sports has given mixed martial arts fans and gamers a treat for the upcoming UFC video game. The company announced that movie star and martial arts legend Bruce Lee will be an unlockable character in the game. This allows fans can now live out...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 17, 2014 

Cheney drops doubleheader to Colville

The Cheney Blackhawks baseball team had a short break before traveling to Colville to play the No. 1 ranked Indians in a Great Northern League (GNL) doubleheader, Saturday April 12. The Blackhawks dropped both games to Colville, the first 3-1 and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 10, 2014

The deer counter

Animal control was one of the main focuses of the April 1 Medical Lake City Council meeting. During their report, Mayor John Higgins and City Administrator Doug Ross announced they had been getting complaints about deer in the city. Ross said he...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 10, 2014

Airway Heights CPR classes gives public emergency aid preparation

Eastern Washington University student Macey Brown practices 100 compressions on a mannequin. Once she is finished, her friend and Whitnie Whitman takes over and begins pushing on the mannequin. Brown...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 10, 2014

AH sales tax rate change takes effect

At the April 8 Airway Heights City Council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook announced that the retail sales tax rate change went into effect at the beginning of the month. Back in November 2013, citizens voted to pass a sales tax increase from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 10, 2014

Veltri ready for new journey and challenges in Mead

The Medical Lake School District will be saying goodbye to one of their longtime leaders. In an email to school staff back in March, Superintendent Dr. Pam Veltri announced her resignation and explained that she will be taking a position as an...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 10, 2014

MLSD celebrates 15th annual book festival

Students and their parents packed the Medical Lake High School Gym, April 3, as the school district held its 15th annual book festival. Every child who came to the event received at least eight new...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 10, 2014

Hawks split with E.V., fall to W.V.

The Cheney Blackhawks baseball team split with East Valley in an April 2 double header and then followed it with a loss to West Valley the next day. The first game between the Blackhawks and the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 10, 2014

Cheney boys pick up win over Rogers after losses to Lakeside, West Valley

The Cheney boys’ tennis team hit a bit of a rough spot this past week, losing duels to Lakeside and West Valley. However, the Blackhawks ended the week on a high note after they picked up a victory over Rogers. On April 1, Lakeside defeated...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake/Espanola SCOPE office now operates out of City Hall

Medical Lake/Espanola SCOPE station volunteers have a new base of operations. SCOPE is now operating out of the Medical Lake police substation at 124 S. Lefevre St. At the suggestion of Spokane County, SCOPE moved out of their previous location at...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    April 3, 2014

West Plains plan relies on 'old standards'

The city of Spokane Planning Commission held a public hearing, March 26 to receive citizens’ comments for the West Plains Sub-area Transportation Plan. Members of the commission held an open house in Airway Heights back in February where they...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake Flower Shop creates special carnations for customers

As spring begins to bloom, Leslie Smith, owner of Medical Lake Flower Shop inside of Wispies Hair Salon at 112 North Jefferson St., is ready to create several carnations for the season. Prior to...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    April 3, 2014

ML Lions Club gears up for midnight run

The members of the Medical Lake Lions Club were putting together some of the finishing touches for their 36th annual “Only Fools Run at Midnight” event. The 3.5-mile race will take place, April 5, at midnight, at Medical Lake High School....

 
 By Al Stover    More News    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake Planning Commission March meeting canceled

The March 27 meeting of the Medical Lake Planning Commission was canceled due to the commission not having any business to discuss. The commission recently submitted a proposal for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the land-use change of a...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    April 3, 2014

Medical Lake school brings common core to curriculum

The Medical Lake School District will continue to implement elements of the new Common Core standards into their curriculum. Medical Lake High School principal John McSmith and vice principal Chris...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    April 3, 2014

Albertsen channels Chekov for senior project

Medical Lake High School student Kyla Albertsen got a chance to show audiences her passion for theater as she presented "The Boor," as her senior project. "The Boor" is a one-act comedy play from Russ...

 
 By Al Stover    Opinion    April 3, 2014

Life lessons I have learned from heroes in cowls and tights

This spring seems will be a big one for superhero movies. Next month, we have the theatrical releases of "The Amazing Spider-man 2," and "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which will be the fifth film to...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 3, 2014

Cheney baseball uses 13-run inning for win over Deer Park

The Cheney Blackhawks baseball team once again had to battle back from behind to win. This time it was in Deer Park, March 25, against the Stags, who they beat, 15-8. Deer Park jumped ahead to a five-run lead in the first inning. Cheney’s defense...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 3, 2014

CHS boys' tennis stays unbeaten with win over North Central

The Cheney high school boy's tennis team kept their undefeated streak alive as they defeated North Central, 7-0, March 26, improving their record to 4-0. Mason Van Stone (No. 1 singles) defeated NC's...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 3, 2014

Cheney boys' golf has busy start to season

The Cheney boys' golf team has been busy on the links, as they get ready for the remainder of the season. Bob Hilzendeger, who is in his second year as head coach, said the season is "going well."...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 3, 2014

Smedley shuts out North Central's Dominguez, 6-0

The Cheney girls’ tennis team ended a short week with a victory over the North Central Indians, 26, making their dual record 3-0. Katlynn Smedley (No. 1 singles) kept her undefeated streak alive after she defeated NC’s Katie Dominguez 6-0, 6-0....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 27, 2014

ML council talks water, roads and garbage

The Medical Lake City Council discussed several issues at their March 18 meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross announced that he and Mayor John Higgins attended a meeting with several other mayors in Spokane County, March 13, to discuss solid waste m...

 

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