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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 23, 2014 

Council begins Airway Heights budget talks

The city of Airway Heights had its first of three public hearings for the 2015 budget and revenue sources at the Oct. 20 City Council meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook explained that under Washington state law, the city has to hold public hearing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 23, 2014 

Airway Heights puts on third Trunk or Treat

Trick-or-treaters in Airway Heights looking for a place to go on Halloween - or a chance to get some extra candy in their buckets - can head over to the Sunset Elementary School parking lot. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 23, 2014 

Lowmans receive Cheney/EWU SCOPE honors

Claudia and Rex Lowman were named the 2014 Volunteers of the Year for the EWU/Cheney Sheriff's Community Oriented Policy Effort (SCOPE) station. The Lowmans have been volunteering at the EWU/Cheney...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 23, 2014 

Medical Lake's South Lake Terrace lift station to receive upgrade

At its Oct. 21 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved a contract to Accelerated Construction and Excavating, LLC to fix the South Lake Terrace lift station. According to City Administrator Doug Ross, the current lift station was built in...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 23, 2014 

Suspicious vehicle spotted at Fairchild Air Force Base

A suspicious vehicle parked at Fairchild Air Force Base, Oct. 21, prompted evacuations in the afternoon. According to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office, Fairchild officials learned about the vehicle at around 3:25 p.m. The vehicle...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    October 23, 2014 

Cardinal players bring Shakespeare to Medical Lake stage

The Medical Lake Cardinal Players are gearing up for their fall production as they will be performing an adaption of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It." "As You Like It" is a comedy that focuses...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    October 23, 2014 

Deer committee can be effective if citizens work together

It’s no question that deer are a hot topic in Medical Lake. Since I started working at the Free Press, I’ve heard Medical Lake residents complain about the deer that roam through the city. Folks get in an uproar about the damage these animals do...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    October 23, 2014 

Power pole fire blocks SR 902

Spokane County Sheriff deputies, Spokane County Fire District 3 firefighters and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) responded to a power pole fire on State Route 902 and Welcome Road, two miles east of Medical Lake, Oct. 14 at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 23, 2014 

Harvin trade no big loss for Seahawks

The 2014 NFL trade deadline is less than a week away but the most recent deal had some big impacts. On Friday, Oct. 17, the Seattle Seahawks agreed to send wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets. In exchange for Harvin, the Seahawks will...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 23, 2014 

'Hawks upset Pullman, fall to East Valley

The regular season is winding down for the Cheney High volleyball team. The Blackhawks picked up a Great Northern League win over Pullman, Oct. 14. Two days later they dropped a league match to East...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 23, 2014 

Cheney swimming tops Selah and Prosser

The Cheney High girls’ swimming team continues their momentum on their way to districts. The Blackhawks defeated Selah, 101-60, Oct. 9. Several Cheney swimmers took first place in individual events including Makenzie Norman, 50-yard freestyle, 100...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 16, 2014

ML gets fire options from ESCI

The city of Medical Lake has received a possible glimpse into its Fire Department’s future. At the Oct. 7 City Council meeting, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) senior associates Lane Wintermule and Don Bivins gave a presentation...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 16, 2014

Medical Lake decides to re-sign with regional solid waste system

At its Oct. 7 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved a joint-interlocal agreement with Spokane County and the city of Spokane for solid waste services. Medical Lake became the latest city in Spokane County that is under an agreement with...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014

DSHS raises over four tons of food for Medical Lake food bank

The employees of Eastern State Hospital, Lakeland Village and Consolidated Support Services (CSS) came together to raise 9,240 pounds of food for the Medical Lake food bank. The food drive was a part...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014

Davis' love for volunteering rewarded by SCOPE

Carla Davis received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award for the Medical Lake Sheriff Community Oriented Policy Effort (SCOPE) station. Davis has been a SCOPE volunteer since 2010. Prior to joining...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014

New restroom at Sunset

Crews help lower part of the new CXT restrooms installed at Sunset Park in Airway Heights, Oct. 8. The new restroom will open this spring....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 16, 2014

Airway Heights receives loan and grant for steel expansions

The city of Airway Heights received a $363,600 loan and a $175,000 grant to go toward the construction of a new 60,000 square foot facility, a half-mile of rail siding and a roadway to support the expansion of Seaport Steel and Brown-Strauss Steel. I...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    October 16, 2014

Cougars run for education

Sixth, seventh and eighth-graders run along East Campbell Street during the Medical Lake Middle School's annual fund run....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 16, 2014

Blackhawks sweep Eagles and Bantams

The Cheney High volleyball team appears to be gaining momentum as they approach the last couple of weeks of the regular season. Last week they swept both West Valley and Clarkston, 3-0 in both matches, in Great Northern League (GNL) play. The team...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 9, 2014

Medical Lake forms deer committee

The deer population has been an issue in the city of Medical Lake for the last few years. The city attempted to address the matter when staff introduced an ordinance that would prohibit residents...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 9, 2014

Cleone's Closet celebrates grand re-opening

Cleone's Closet Thrift Store had its re-opening, Oct. 6, at its new location at 1515 S. Lyons Street, next to ABC Mini Storage. The store temporarily closed its doors back in August to move the mercha...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 9, 2014

STA presents Move Forward draft to Airway Heights

The Airway Heights City Council listened to two presentations at its Oct. 6 meeting. The first was from Karl Otterstrom of Spokane Transit Authority, who presented a draft of STA’s “Moving Forward” 10-year plan. Otterstrom explained that the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    October 9, 2014

Medical Lake parents and students learn Internet safety tips

Detective Chuck Haley of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office gave a presentation, Oct. 1, to Medical Lake students and parents on how they can prevent cyber bullying and sexual harassment on the Internet. Haley, who works as an investigator from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 9, 2014

Norman's passion for swimming leads to success

At the Sept. 13 Ephrata swimming jamboree, Cheney High School sophomore Makenzie Norman was checking in with her coach Jennifer Hochwalt moments before she was going to swim the 100-yard backstroke...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    October 9, 2014

Cheney finds success at Sheridan Classic

The Cheney High volleyball team had a busy week, dropping Great Northern League (GNL) matches to East Valley, Sept. 30 and Clarkston, Oct. 2. They also took a break from league action, Oct. 3-4, to compete in the Linda Sheridan Volleyball Classic...

 

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