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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 20, 2014 

Changes small in AH budget

Like every year, the different Airway Heights city departments will see minor increases or decreases in their revenues and expenditures for next year. City Manager Albert Tripp explained that several...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 20, 2014 

ML's deer committee to draft feeding ordinance, conduct deer counts

The Medical Lake Citizens Deer Advisory Committee took a couple of steps toward addressing the city’s deer population at its Nov. 12 meeting. One of those steps included the draft of an ordinance that would prohibit Medical Lake residents from...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 20, 2014 

AH council gets one more look at budget

Budget season for Airway Heights is winding down as the City Council had its third public hearing on the 2015 preliminary budget at its Nov. 17 meeting. According to Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook, there were a few recent adjustments to the...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 20, 2014 

Little Saints go marching in

Several children dressed up as saints before the All Saints Mass, Nov. 2, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Each child gave a short presentation on the saint they were dressed as....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 20, 2014 

Blackhawks' Makenzie Norman takes first at state swimming

The Cheney High girls' swimming team finished an impressive season, Nov. 15, after they took 10th place with 110 points at the 2A state swimming championships at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic...

 
 By Al Stover    Opinion    November 20, 2014 

Lessons I learned while I wore a wrestling singlet

Sometimes it’s difficult to pin down a subject that you want to write about and your muse advises you to dig into the memory banks and churn out a story before deadline. I like to call these “reflective commentaries” where I look back on one...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 13, 2014

Little change in Medical Lake budget

It’s once again budget season for the city of Medical Lake and the city’s 2015 preliminary numbers show little change. The current expense fund for 2015 is set at $3.2 million, which is approximately $10,000 less than last year. The ending...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 13, 2014

Airway Heights OKs development agreement

The Airway Heights City Council approved a developer agreement with Defender Development regarding the Aspen Craig Subdivision, northeast of Craig Road and 12th Avenue, following a public hearing at its Nov. 3 meeting. According to Derrick Braaten,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    November 13, 2014

Medical Lake music pays tribute to military

The Medical Lake High School music department performed their Veterans Day program, Nov. 6. Family members packed the auditorium as the program began with the color guard presentation. The wind...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    November 13, 2014

Cardinal Players put own spin on Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

The Medical Lake High School Cardinal Players finished their two-day run of their adaption of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Nov. 7-8. Published in Shakespeare’s “First Folio” in 1623, “As You Like It” focuses on Rosalind,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 13, 2014

It's great to see older athletes continuing to compete at high level

Age is a funny thing when it comes to sports. Take former light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, who is still competing at 49 years old. Hopkins lost his fight against undefeated Russian fighter Sergey “The Crusher” Kovalev, Saturday, Nov....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 6, 2014

AH budget looks at increasing services

Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp presented the preliminary budget for 2015 to the City Council at its Nov. 3 meeting. One of the focuses for next year’s budget is maintaining and increasing city services. Tripp said the budget uses...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 6, 2014

Planning Commission recommends banning marijuana in Medical Lake

The Medical Lake Planning Commission ended its talks about marijuana at its Oct. 30 meeting. The commission voted 4-1, to forward an ordinance to City Council that prohibits the production, process and sale of marijuana within the city limits....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    November 6, 2014

Planning Commission recommends banning marijuana in Medical Lake

The Medical Lake Planning Commission ended its talks about marijuana at its Oct. 30 meeting. The commission voted 4-1, to forward an ordinance to City Council that prohibits the production, process and sale of marijuana within the city limits....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake's deer committee holds first meeting

Medical Lake residents packed the City Hall auditorium, Oct. 28, for the Citizens Deer Advisory Committee’s first meeting. The purpose of the committee is for residents to come together and look at methods on how to mitigate the increasing deer...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake joins the party, gets rolling on its 2015 budget

The city of Medical Lake began preparing for its 2015 budget at the Nov. 4 City Council meeting. The council held a public hearing for the current expense and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) revenue sources for the 2015 current expense budget and...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    November 6, 2014

Welcome to Candy Land

Erin Kosanke, president of the Sunset Parent Teacher Organization, dressed her car in a Candy Land theme for the third annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    November 6, 2014

Medical Lake School board approves maintenance plan

The Medical Lake School District board of directors approved several items at their Oct. 28 meeting. One of the items was the district’s five-year maintenance plan. Maintenance Supervisor Gary Hartman presented some of the projects for this year,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    November 6, 2014

Middle school NJHS raises money to help Junior League and Foster youth

The Medical Lake Middle School Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is having a popcorn sale, $1 a bag, during lunchtime, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Nov. 15. All proceeds from the fundraiser...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 6, 2014

Cheney girls' swimming captures third at districts

The Cheney High girls’ swimming team took third place, with 255 points, at the Class 2A/1A District Championships, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 in Ellensburg. In individual events, sophomore Makenzie Norman took first in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.84...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    November 6, 2014

Cheney volleyball season ends in league playoffs

The Cheney High volleyball team finished a rollercoaster of a year by competing at the Great Northern League (GNL) district playoffs, Nov. 1, at East Valley High School. The Blackhawks defeated Clarkston, 3-2 in the first round then lost to Pullman...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 30, 2014

Airway Heights 2015 budget preserves, increases services

It’s budgeting season and the city of Airway Heights is working to have their balanced budget for 2015. Airway Heights City Manager Albert Tripp will submit a preliminary budget for 2015 at the Nov. 3 City Council meeting. According to Tripp, the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    October 30, 2014

Photo by Al Stover Jarms has their red on

The crew at Jarms Ace Hardware got into the spirit of supporting the Eastern Washington football team last Friday. Wear your red this Friday in celebration of EWU's Homecoming as the Eagles take on...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 30, 2014

Airport and WSDOT seek input on road improvements

Spokane International Airport (SIA) held an open house Oct. 22 to discuss a recent traffic study and possible improvements for the Spotted Road intersections with inbound and outbound Airport Drive. The intersections provide access for both freight a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    October 30, 2014

Medical Lake wastewater treatment facility receives DOE award

The Medical Lake City Council saw two presentations at its Oct. 21 meeting. The first was the Washington state Department of Ecology (DOE) presenting the city’s Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facility with the “2013 Outstanding Wastewater Treatme...

 

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