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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 29, 2015 

Medical Lake discusses legal action against the state

At its Jan. 20 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council breezed through a quick agenda, as well as discussed the possibility of the city pursuing legal action against the state. In 2014, Mayor John Higgins spoke with legislators and representatives...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 29, 2015 

Airway Heights Planning Commission begins goal discussions

At its Jan. 14 meeting, the Airway Heights Planning Commission began its discussions on its 2015 work plan, goals and priorities. Due to the absences of Commission Chair Rita Osborne and Commissioner Aspen Monteleone, the commission tabled approving...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 29, 2015 

Medical Lake School District renewal levy out for vote

Ballots for the renewal of the Medical Lake School District's maintenance and operations renewal levy went out last week. If passed, the measure would renew the district's operations and maintenance...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 29, 2015 

Medical Lake bands and choirs prepare for festival season

At 7 a.m., in a hallway next to the Medical Lake High School auditorium, the thumping echo of drums can be heard from the band room. This is the percussion ensemble, one of several groups from the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 29, 2015 

Cheney drops 61-21 dual to East Valley

The Cheney High wrestling team had a short, but tough week where they lost 61-12 to Great Northern League kingpin East Valley Jan. 21. The Knights, who are 4-0 in league competition and claimed the GNL regular season title for the second year. “We...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 29, 2015 

Blackhawks swimming defeats Prosser 105-20

The Cheney High boys’ swim team enjoyed home field advantage for the first time this season with a 105-20 win over Prosser Jan. 24. Grandview was scheduled to compete at the meet, but they withdrew before the competition. Trevor Babcock finished...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 22, 2015

AH considers nuisance code process modifications

The city of Airway Heights is taking a slightly different approach to taking care of nuisances within the community. At the Jan. 12 City Council study session, Development Services Director Derrick Braaten presented an ordinance that would change...

 
 By Al Stover    Front Page    January 22, 2015

Grain train jumps the tracks

A 30-car Eastern Washington Gateway grain train derailed Thursday, Jan. 15, before 1:30 a.m., closing the Cheney-Spokane road on the northeast side of Cheney until Saturday. No injuries were...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 22, 2015

Edmondson brings passion for helping others back to ML

When Ann Everett took over the Medical Lake School District's special education program, she began implementing several changes and brought in new personnel, including a familiar face to the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 22, 2015

Ferguson claims Westberg Invitational wrestling title

The Cheney High wrestling team continued their season after a 51-27 loss to Clarkston Jan. 14 in their first home dual of the season. The night started off with Billy Bakke (160 pounds) picking up the first win for Cheney after he defeated Issac...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 15, 2015

Medical Lake Fire Department shows steady call volume in 2014

The Medical Lake Fire Department had a steady year of calls in 2014. At the Jan. 5 City Council meeting, Assistant Fire Chief Corey Stevens announced that the department had 46 calls for December with...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    January 15, 2015

Mystery of hit-and-run involving Medical Lake man remains unsolved

An incident officers labeled as a hit-and-run accident involving a Medical Lake man is still under investigation. According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Rick Johnson was walking along Geiger Boulevard, near Interstate 90’s Medical Lake...

 
 By AL STOVER    Neighborhood    January 15, 2015

Rogers reflects on time at AH Fire Department

Nathan Rogers entered his second year with the Airway Heights Fire Department in a new role. Rogers was one of two firefighters promoted to lieutenant on Dec. 30, 2014. Born in Spokane, Rogers moved...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 15, 2015

Hougar to represent Medical Lake at Spokane Lilac Festival coronation

Medical Lake High School senior Katelynn Hougar is within reach of becoming one of the 2015 Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court. She just has to overcome one last hurdle Jan. 25, when she competes at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    January 15, 2015

Headrick finishes first in Hallett Geography bee

Reid Headrick took first place in the annual Hallett Elementary Geography Bee. Headrick and other students were quizzed on various geographical topics. He will take a written exam in hopes of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 15, 2015

Wilson on verge of being best Seahawks' quarterback ever

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson put on an impressive performance in Seattle’s 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional playoff game. Besides Kam Chancellor’s pick for a 90-yard touchdown, Wilson was the star of the night....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 15, 2015

Ferguson, Pederson go undefeated in River City Duals

The Cheney High wrestling team dove right into Great Northern League competition Jan. 7 with a 48-36 loss to West Valley, followed by a seventh-place finish in the Silver Bracket at the River City...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 8, 2015

AH council OKs change orders to local road projects

The Airway Heights City Council kicked off the new year with some old business at its Jan. 5 meeting. The council approved a change order for the Hayford Road Overlay project. Public Works Director Kelly Williquette explained that as staff was...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    January 8, 2015

Medical Lake's Care and Share store installs security cameras

Customers who browse through the Care and Share's men's department and glance at the corner above the sorting room will see a security camera with a sign hanging below that has a yellow smiley face dr...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    January 8, 2015

Responding to seasonal calls

Firefighters devote their time and lives to make sure the community is safe from blazes throughout the year, but several fire departments on the West Plains gave back to families during the holidays....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    January 8, 2015

Airway Heights purchases land for park

The city of Airway Heights is laying out the groundwork for a future park, located on the eastern part of the city. At its Jan. 5 meeting, the City Council approved the purchase of 2.06 acres of land from Vandervert Development Inc. for $100,000 for...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    January 8, 2015

Medical Lake City Council supports upcoming school maintenance and operations levy

The Medical Lake City Council started the year with a quick Jan. 5 meeting that was focused on education. The City Council voted unanimously to support the Medical Lake School District’s operations and maintenance renewal levy, which is up for...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    January 8, 2015

Don't panic and remember to be safe on those icy roads

One of my favorite phrases is “Don’t Panic,” which is found in Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” In an interview with Sci Fi Weekly, author Arthur C. Clarke said Adams’ use of the phrase as the “best advice to human...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 8, 2015

Ferguson takes second at Blackhawk Invite

The Cheney High wrestling team began the new year on a high note after several athletes placed in the top 5 of their brackets at the Jan. 3 Blackhawk Invitational. As a team Cheney placed seventh out...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    January 8, 2015

Nadeau qualifies for state in 100 butterfly at Pullman

The Cheney High boy’s swimming team started 2015 with a close 87-75 loss to Pullman Jan. 3. Junior Scott Nadeau qualified for his fourth state event after he took first in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.87 seconds. He also finished first in the 100...

 

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