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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

AH officials receive fire briefing

During the Airway Heights City Council Sept. 22 study session, representatives from Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) presented their findings and recommendations from their evaluation of the Airway Heights Fire Department. Airway He...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Medical Lake budget workshop indicates little change

Prior to its Sept. 16 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council held its annual budget workshop to discuss the financial outlook for next year. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that there will not be much difference between last year’s budget...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 25, 2014 

Odom Corporation opens new distribution facility on Thorpe Road

The Odom Corporation, a wholesale beverage distribution company, had an open house, Sept. 19, for their new facility at 5810 W. Thorpe Road. Based in Alaska, Odom carries several lines of soft...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 25, 2014 

Alyssa Nilles follows dream to become a veterinarian

Alyssa Nilles has spent the last week at the Medical Lake Veterinary Clinic getting herself familiar with the office and duties assigned to her. For Nilles, who is the clinic's newest technician,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 25, 2014 

Middle school fine-tunes strategies for struggling students

At the Sept. 16 board of directors meeting, Medical Lake Superintendent Tim Ames explained that the middle school was identified as a “Focus” school and that 20 students with disabilities have not met expectation in reading and math in state...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 25, 2014 

Parents connect with Hallett teachers at PIE event

Hallett Elementary School held their annual Parent Information Evening (PIE) event, Sept. 17. Hallett principal Cindy McSmith said the school holds the event two weeks after school starts. She...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    September 25, 2014 

Fantasy football combines strategy and love for the game

For the first time in years, I rooted for the Green Bay Packers as they played the Detroit Lions on Sunday. After the Lions beat the Packers, 19-7, I shared my angst with the rest of the Cheeseheads across the country. No, I haven’t joined the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Cheney swimming beats Ellensburg in home opener

The Cheney high girls swimming team had a successful home opener, Sept. 20, by defeating Ellensburg 87-82. The Blackhawks kicked off the meet with a bang as the team of Makenzie Norman, Alexis...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 25, 2014 

Volleyball drops matches to Clarkston, N.W. Christian

The Cheney High volleyball team continued to experience some hardships on the road after they dropped a Great Northern League (GNL) match to Clarkston 3-1, Sept. 16, and then lost a nonleague contest against Northwest Christian 3-1, two days later. T...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Airway Heights reaches solid waste accord

The Airway Heights City Council was presented with two proposals for solid waste planning and disposal services for the city at its Sept. 16 meeting. One was from Sunshine Disposal and Recycling and the other was a joint bid from Spokane County and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Sears is seeing red

Even though the Eastern Washington football team had a bye week, the staff the Cheney's Sears store still had their red on last Friday. The Eagles return to action this Saturday, facing Montana State...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 18, 2014

Medical Lake awards Inland Asphalt Company overlay project

The Medical Lake City Council held a special meeting, Sept. 10, to award the Brooks Road Overlay project to Inland Asphalt Company for $187,400 for construction costs. City Administrator Doug Ross explained that the total cost of the project is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 18, 2014

Ringing the bell in remembrance

Captain Shawn Welch of the Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department rings the bell three times during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the base....

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014

Medical Lake School District approves WSSDA act update

The Medical Lake School board of directors approved several items at its Sept. 16 meeting. The board approved the first reading of Policy 3418, which addresses the response to student injury or illness. Medical Lake School District Superintendent...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 18, 2014

Commission discusses Capital Improvement Plan

Airway Heights Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented a draft of the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at the Sept. 10 Planning Commission meeting. Braaten explained that the CIP is a document that is a part of the city’s...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 18, 2014

Volleyball falls to East Valley in home opener

The Cheney High volleyball team opened their season this week with a loss to East Valley 3-0 in their first league match of the season, Sept. 11, then traveled to Northern Idaho to compete in the Lakeland Invite. Last year the Blackhawks went 1-1...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 18, 2014

Cheney girls' swim at Ephrata jamboree

The Cheney girls’ swimming team delved right into the water at a jamboree Saturday, Sept. 13 in Ephrata, Wash., against nine other teams. Sophomore McKenzie Norman had a great start to her season, placing first in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.86...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 11, 2014

Montelone and Patel appointed to Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights City Council approved the appointment of Aspen Monteleone and Kalpesh Patel to the city’s Planning Commission at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting. Montelone moved to Airway Heights in February and was interested being in involved...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014

Medical Lake marching band to play on WSU home turf

The Medical Lake High School marching band is off to a busy start as they performed during halftime of last Friday's Medical Lake football game at home against the Orofino Maniacs. The band is...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 11, 2014

City begins preparation for Sunset Park restroom

The city of Airway Heights is getting ready to make way for their new CXT restroom facility and splash pad at Sunset Park. The City Council approved the purchase of the facility at the July 21...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    September 11, 2014

Camp Selah provides after-school program

Medical Lake students who are looking for something to do after school can go to the Selah Day Scouts Day Camp after-school program at the Jensen Youth Memorial Ranch, 961 N. Stanley St. The after-sch...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    September 11, 2014

Fans choose football teams for variety of reasons

The NFL kicked off another regular season last week with last year’s Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks defeating the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4. My social media feeds were flooded with pictures of friends donning their blue and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    September 4, 2014

AH holds hearing on expansion

At a special Aug. 27 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing for the proposed Seaport Steel expansion. Seaport Steel intended to present their plans at the Aug. 13 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting for...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    September 4, 2014

Ball and Dodd funeral home demolished

The Ball and Dodd funeral home and the house next to it, once used as a caretaker's residence, located on 111 W. Brooks Road, is being removed. The city of Medical Lake purchased the funeral home in...

 

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