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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 23, 2017 

Flying high to state

Cheney High School swimmer Noah Prophet is carried out the door by his teammates before they left for the 2A/3A/4A boys state swimming meet in Federal Way, Feb. 18....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    February 23, 2017 

Project Hope program on its way to Airway Heights

Youth in Airway Heights might have an opportunity to learn some gardening skills and make a little bit of extra money this summer. Project Hope Spokane, in collaboration with the Spokane Regional Health District, is working on bringing a youth...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 23, 2017 

Callaway and Worl co-direct Medical Lake Food Bank

Terri Worl and Joyce Callaway have been co-directors of the Medical Lake Food Bank for over a year, taking over for former director Margaret James, who resigned from the position in 2015. Callaway...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 23, 2017 

Exit 272 lagoon

Motorists drove with caution on State Route 902, near Interstate 90 exit 272, on Feb. 17 because of water on the roadway. Washington State Department of Transportation crews spent the afternoon...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    February 23, 2017 

Medical Lake FBLA builds momentum, finds identity

For a small club, the Medical Lake High School Future Business Leaders of America has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last year. The club had six members compete at the Feb. 4 Northeast...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Nguyen and Taylor take fifth at Mat Classic

Three Cheney Blackhawk wrestlers returned home with medals from Mat Classic XXIX, Feb. 17-18, in Tacoma. Boedy Taylor (182 pounds) and Zack Nguyen (138) took fifth in their weight divisions while...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Miller takes 12th at state gymnastics competition

Cheney High gymnast Alexis Miller made the most of her second trip to the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics championships at the Tacoma Exhibition Hall, Feb. 17. Miller finished 12th out of 96 athletes in...

 

ML Kiwanis Senior Valentine's Day Dinner

The Medical Lake Kiwanis Club held its annual Senior Valentine's Day dinner, Feb. 11 at St. Anne's Parish. Guests dined on a traditional turkey dinner with cake and ice cream for dessert.... Full story

 

Astronauts Q&A

NASA Astronau retired Air Force Col. Bob Behnken answers questions from Hallett Elementary students. Behnken, along with three other astromauts, visited the Medical Lake school on Feb....

 

Airway Heights recreation center OKd for design-build

The pieces for Airway Heights’ recreation center project continue to fall into place. In a Feb. 8 news release, the city announced that the project was approved by the state’s project review committee (PRC) to use design-build as an alternative...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 16, 2017

Fugere named Medical Lake's Senior of the Year

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 
 By Al Stover    News    February 16, 2017

Drag history lesson

Jason Johnson, known by his stage name of Nova Kaine, gave a "History of Drag" workshop at Eastern Washington University, Feb. 8, two days before the university's annual drag show. Johnson gave those...

 

NASA astronauts visit Hallett Elementary

See a photo gallery from the event here....

 

Cook returns to Eastern

Eastern Washington University alum and former football player Evan Cook returned to his alma mater Feb. 13 as a guest speaker. Cook spoke to students about the experiences that led him to play...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    February 16, 2017

Four Cheney wrestlers head to Mat Classic XXIX

Four out of the five Cheney High wrestlers who competed in the 2A Region IV tournament in Ellensburg, Feb. 11 will wrap up their season in Tacoma this weekend. Boedy Taylor, Josh Baker, Zack Nguyen and Francisco Martinez qualified for Mat Classic...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 16, 2017

Mixed Martial Arts judging needs a bit of tweaking and revising

There’s an old adage in mixed martial arts “never leave a fight in the hands of the judges.” Part of this is philosophical and encourages fighters to finish the fight with a knockout or a submission. The flip side to this is that a fighter may...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    February 16, 2017

Millers advance to state in gymnastics

The Cheney High gymnastics team will have two athletes represent them at the 1A/2A/3A state gymnastics championships, Feb. 16-18 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, and they are both named Miller. At the Feb. 11 regional qualifier, Alexis Miller...

 

CHS boys' basketball v. Clarkston

The Cheney High boys' basketball team ended their regular season on Senior Night Feb. 4 with a 63-52 loss to Clarkston. The following seniors were honored before the game: Jaylen Worthem, Cam Hardt,... Full story

 

CHS girls' basketball v. Clarkston

The Cheney High girls' basketball team wrapped up their regular season with a 57-53 win against Clarkston. Before the game, seniors Ellie Davis and Kristie McGourin were honored for their... Full story

 

CHS wrestling at District 7 tournament

The Cheney High wrestling team began their postseason with an impressive showing at the District 7 tournament, Feb. 3-4 at Shadle Park. Out of the many athletes that competed, five advanced to... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 9, 2017

Airway Heights limits caseloads

The city of Airway Heights followed suit with other municipalities regarding the public defender caseload rules the Washington Supreme Court and Legislature recently adopted. At its Feb. 6 meeting, the City Council approved an amendment to the...

 

More than a one-time meal in ML

Feed Medical Lake, a charity that serves a free dinner at St. John's Lutheran Church from 5–6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month, continues to go strong after five and a half years. "There wer...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    February 9, 2017

AH Police Department adding a second K-9 unit

While the Airway Heights Police Department is adding four officers to its ranks in 2017, it is also bringing on an additional member of the four-legged variety. The department is adding another K-9...

 

Primetime Mentoring comes to Medical Lake

The Medical Lake School District is partnering with Communities in Schools (CIS) to offer its Primetime Mentoring program at the district’s buildings in Medical Lake and Michael Anderson Elementary at Fairchild Air Force Base. The program has been...

 

JROTC drill team gears up for upcoming competition

Medical Lake High School Junior ROTC's drill team is kicking it into high gear for the Feb. 25 Silverwings Drill Competition they are hosting. The team began their season at the Nov. 5 Silverwings...

 

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