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 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...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 9, 2015

Mariners bring a lot of hype into season – and for many good reasons

The Seattle Mariners gave a good impression on Opening Day, April 6, after their 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels that included M’s pitcher Felix Hernandez — known to beloved fans as “King Felix” — recorded 10 strikeouts, his third...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 9, 2015

Blackhawks defeat Greyhounds in GNL meet

The Cheney High boys and girls track teams achieved some success before spring break in its first Great Northern League track meet of the season April 2 against Pullman. The boys won 80-65 while the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 9, 2015

Blackhawks baseball experiences highs and lows in GNL play

The Cheney High baseball team experienced some highs and lows in a busy week of Great Northern League action with a 4-0 win over Pullman, April 2, and losses to West Valley, 5-4, March 31 and East Valley, 2-1, April 4. Unlike the March 28...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    April 9, 2015

Cheney boy's tennis defeats West Valley

The Cheney High boy’s tennis team began its first week in Great Northern League action on a high note with a 5-2 win over West Valley, March 31. Then they experienced a 5-2 nonleague loss against Ferris, their first defeat of the season, April 1. ...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 2, 2015

Business as usual when it comes to water treatment

The combination of light snowfall during the winter months and March rainstorms have had little impact on the various wastewater treatment facilities in the West Plains. Steven Cooper manages the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    April 2, 2015

Responder William Allen puts community first

Captain William Allen of the Medical Lake Fire Department never thought he would win the West Plains Chamber's "First Responder of the Year" award, March 20 at the organization's awards banquet, let a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 2, 2015

Deer control 101: What not to plant

The Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee took another step in educating the public at its March 28 "No Deer Feeding" seminar. Formed in late October 2014, the committee's main objective of...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    April 2, 2015

STA holds open house on transit center

Spokane Transit Authority hosted an open house March 24 in the Irv Leeds Center at Spokane International Airport, March 24, for its “Moving Forward” proposition with the hopes of gaining feedback from the community. The proposition, which will...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    April 2, 2015

Ryan and students continue Medical Lake chess tradition

After most Medical Lake Middle School students have left school for the day, several of their classmates sit quietly in a classroom, hovering over a chessboard and waiting for their opponent's move....

 

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