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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 26, 2015 

Medical Lake City Council continues curbside recycling discussions

Curbside recycling once again took center stage at the Feb. 17 Medical Lake City Council meeting. City Administrator Doug Ross informed the council and everyone in attendance that after calculating the costs, the residents would pay an additional $3...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 26, 2015 

Airway Heights City Council approves public defender contracts

The Airway Heights City Council breezed through a quick agenda at its Feb. 17 meeting. The council approved a contract with Joshua Maurer, of Maurer Law, to provide public defender services for $4,000 a month. They also approved a conflict public...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 26, 2015 

ML Deer Committee prepares for March 28 seminar

At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee worked out some of the details of their education and public outreach efforts. The committee set March 28 as the tentative date for its education seminar at City Hall. Candace...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 26, 2015 

Vintage Medical Lake banknote to be auctioned in South Carolina

A small piece of Medical Lake history is going to be sold on the other side of the country. Manifest Auctions, a company based out of Greenville S.C., will be auctioning off a $20 banknote, on Feb....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 26, 2015 

School board celebrates Medical Lake levy passage

The Medical Lake school board was in high spirits at its Feb. 17 meeting after the district’s maintenance and operations renewal levy passed 1,433-768 (65.11 percent). The levy rate will be $2.20 per $1,000 assessed property valuation for the next...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    February 26, 2015 

Medical Lake library showcases local educator's artifact collection

Residents who visit the Medical Lake library and step into the cozy area with the fireplace will notice the wooden caabao statue at the top of a large cabinet. The caribou is one of many artifacts...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao superfight brings a culture together

As soon as I read that Floyd Mayweather signed a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao, I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. After the part of my arm started to turn a shade of purple, I realized I was still at home and the announcement was...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Ferguson finishes third at Mat Classic, Waterman eighth

Cheney High wrestling head coach Brad Rasmussen knew Michael Ferguson and Devon Waterman had what it takes to advance far in the Mat Classic XXVI state championships, Feb. 20-21, at the Tacoma Dome and he was not disappointed. In his first trip to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 26, 2015 

Babcock finishes seventh at state in 200 freestyle

History repeated itself for one member of the Cheney High boy’s swim team at the 2A state championships Feb. 20-21, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Trevor Babcock once again finished seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 19, 2015

Planning Commission continues discussion on Airway Heights goals

At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission continued its discussion of its priorities and goals for 2015-16. Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the City Council’s goals, which focus on more...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 19, 2015

James named ML Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year

Peg James has never sought recognition for the time she put in at the Medical Lake food bank over the years but that did not stop the spotlight from being shined on her. James, food bank director,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 19, 2015

Circuit Breakers gear up for robotics competition season

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team is getting ready for competition season. Since Christmas break, the team, which is in its third year, has worked four days a week on...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 19, 2015

Ferguson, Waterman qualify for Mat Classic XXVII

Cheney High wrestlers Michael Ferguson and Devon Waterman extended their season for one more weekend after they competed in the 2A Region IV tournament Feb. 13-14, in Ellensburg and qualified for the Mat Classic XXVII state championships Feb. 20-21 a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 19, 2015

Ward signs with Montana Tech

Cheney High School senior Ryan Ward (right) signed his letter of intent to play football for Montana Tech next fall. Ward is the second Blackhawk to sign with a college – Keenan Williams (left)...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 12, 2015

ML talks curbside recycling

Curbside recycling might become a reality in the city of Medical lake. At the Feb. 3 City Council meeting, Mayor John Higgins and City Administrator Doug Ross informed the council they had met with Sunshine Disposal and Recycling to discuss curbside...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 12, 2015

Airway Heights in dispute with state for snow removal services

Airway Heights is in a dispute with the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) concerning snow removal on the section of Highway 2 that runs between the city’s east and west boundaries. Both sides have contacted state lawmakers...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 12, 2015

Exotic Metals to receive temporary certificate of occupancy

It was almost a year ago when Exotic Metals Forming Company (Exotic) announced at a March 14 press conference that it was opening a facility in Airway Heights that would hire up to 150 local employees. Eleven months later and the facility, which is...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 12, 2015

Medical Lake band and choir students advance to state

The Medical Lake High School band and choir programs came off a successful solo/ensemble festival Feb. 7 with 10 students winning first place in several categories. These musicians will perform at the WIAA/Washington Music Educators Association...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    February 12, 2015

Lindebee's closes its doors, learning center to move into location

Lindebee's Diner, located at 111 S. Lefevre St., closed its doors in Medical Lake Jan. 31 but the space will not be vacant for long. Cela's Creative Learning Center, currently located on State Route...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 12, 2015

Waterman, Wiseman take district titles

This year's Great Northern League wrestling districts Feb. 7 at East Valley was a different landscape with the absences of Colville and Deer Park, who moved to the Northeast A League in the fall that...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 12, 2015

Nadeau captures 200 medley district 2A swimming title title

The Cheney High boy’s swim team had a successful outing at the 2A-1A boy’s swimming district championships, Feb. 6-7 after they finished third out of 13 teams with 339.5 points at Moses Lake. The top three placers in each event advance to the 2A...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 5, 2015

Shoreline plan gets OK from commission

At its Jan. 29 meeting, the Medical Lake Planning Commission got back to business after they voted to forward an ordinance to City Council that approves the amendments in the Shoreline Master Plan. The plan is a document that will guide development...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 5, 2015

Medical Lake schools welcomes Anderson and Meganck

The Medical Lake school board welcomed a couple of new faces to the district at its Jan. 27 meeting: Karen Meganck, military family life counselor (MFLC) at Michael Anderson Elementary and Sally Anderson, a family therapist at Hallett Elementary....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 5, 2015

Super Bowl can be a rookie or a dark horse's time to shine

There are numerous things to discuss relating to Super Bowl XLIX where the New England Patriots defeated the defending world champions Seattle Seahawks 28-24. We could go into detail about the infamous call that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 5, 2015

Cheney swimming drops 97-70 loss to Pullman

The Cheney High boy’s swim team capped off the regular season at home Jan. 31 with a 97-70 loss to Pullman. Despite the defeat, several Cheney swimmers finished in the top three spots. Caleb Prophet recorded a season-best time in the 50-yard...

 

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