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 By Al Stover    Front Page    August 27, 2015 

Settlement with Kennys reached

At its Aug. 18 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council voted 4-1 to approve the settlement agreement between city and Brian Kenny and Carola Kenny. Councilman Art Kulibert was the dissenting vote and council members Howard Jorgensen and Laura Parsons...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 27, 2015 

Crews stop fire outside of Medical Lake

Fire crews made short work of a wheat stubble fire, west of Medical Lake last Thursday, Aug. 20. Agencies from Medical Lake, Cheney, Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Fairchild Air Force Base, city of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Washington State Department of...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    August 27, 2015 

Medical Lake SBA test scores above state average

Medical Lake School District is ahead of the curve, at least in terms of testing. The Washington state Office of Superintendent Instruction released the preliminary results from the spring 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) tests in English,...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 27, 2015 

Airway Heights Council approves police vehicle purchases, park name change

Mayor Patrick Rushing's resignation was just one of many items at the Aug. 17 City Council meeting. Council approved the purchase of two non-standard police vehicles for $30,000. Police Chief Lee...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 27, 2015 

Veterans Cemetery celebrates 'Spirit of '45'

Veterans, military personnel and family members gathered at the Washington Veterans Memorial Cemetery for its "Spirit of 45," Saturday, Aug. 15. The event was to commemorate the 70th anniversary of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 20, 2015

Rushing resigns

The city of Airway Heights is ready to move forward from the air of controversy that surrounded it this past month. At its Monday meeting, the City Council voted 4-0 to accept the resignation of Mayor Patrick Rushing. Council members Jack Collins...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 20, 2015

Airway Heights commission recommends medical marijuana changes

The Airway Heights Planning Commission voted 3-0 to forward a resolution to City Council recommending they adopt amendments to the city’s municipal code regarding medical cannabis standards. Commission chair Larry Bowman was absent from the...

 
 By Al Stover    Neighborhood    August 20, 2015

Irish Whistle

James Hunter of the Floating Crowbars plays an Irish whistle during a song. The Floating Crowbars performed at the Airway Heights Library, Aug. 12....

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    August 20, 2015

Props to the men and women fighting fires on the front lines

We’ve got one more month of summer, which means it’s we’re still in a long fire season. Currently fire crews are battling more than 20 fires in the state. The Chelan Complex Fire has burned over 100,000 acres. In Stevens County there are three...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 20, 2015

Mayweather forgoes tradition for easy fight

If you think boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t irate boxing fans any more than he did before, during or after his lackluster bout with Manny Pacquiao in May — dubbed the “Fight of the Century” — think again. Mayweather is...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    August 20, 2015

Wunder women

Spokane's Cassady Hantz (right) races to the bicycle area after completing the swimming portion of the West Plains Wunder Woman Triathlon, Aug. 16. Hantz was a member of the Tri Tip Steaks team in...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 13, 2015

Council hits Rushing with further limits

The Airway Heights City Council took further steps to limit Mayor Patrick Rushing’s duties and representation on local boards. At Monday’s study session, council agreed to move forward several items to the Aug. 17 legislative meeting, including a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 13, 2015

Jam-tastic good time

Bluegrass fans gathered at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake for the 14th Annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival last weekend. Continuing seasonal good weather enhanced each day, including Friday night...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 13, 2015

Reimagine Medical Lake to make historical documentary film

Residents and visitors will someday get a chance to learn more about Medical Lake’s rich history. Reimagine Medical Lake, a grassroots organization that is looking to preserve the city’s past, as well as prepare it for the future, is creating a...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 13, 2015

Airway Heights gears up for annual summer festival

Residents and visitors will once again flock to Sunset Park for the 32nd annual Airway Heights summer festival, Aug. 21-22. The festival kicks off with the fifth annual Kiwanis Club Watermelon Races,...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

Washing for Children's Miracle Network

Several local high school students wash a Chevy Silverado in the Jarms Ace Hardware parking lot, Saturday, Aug. 8. The car wash was part of an event to help generate donations for the Children's...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

Airway Heights award to honor local businesses

The city of Airway Heights is looking to recognize local business leaders and it is asking residents to help with the process. The city is taking nominations for the first Community Excellence Award. According to the city’s website, the award is...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

AH firefighters respond to blaze on Lawson and 19th

Firefighters from Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane and Spokane County Fire District 10 responded to a structure fire around 4 p.m., Aug. 5., near Lawson Street and 19th Avenue in Airway Heights. According to Fire Chief...

 
 By Al Stover    More News    August 13, 2015

Note-ables

There was plenty of music in the area last week. Above: Kris Isherwood (left) and Matt Henson (center) joined Wade Taylor (right) and the rest of "The Sch-mediums" at a fundraiser at Jarms Ace...

 
 By Al Stover    Education    August 13, 2015

Medical Lake receives Department of Defense grant

The Medical Lake School District has always worked to support the academic needs of its students. Now it’s getting some extra help in providing support for its 882 military students. The district received a grant from the Department of Defense...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 6, 2015

AH Council removes mayor from local boards

The sanctions City Council imposed on Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing started taking effect. During Monday’s meeting, council voted 5-0 to remove Rushing as the Airway Heights representative on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council....

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 6, 2015

Growing trends

While many tout the West Plains' potential for business expansion, the region continues to grow in terms of population. In June, the state Office of Financial Management issued a news release stating...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 6, 2015

Bremer Band rocks Waterfront Park

Bobbie Bremer, (right) Ray Smith (left), Ralph Schneider and Brian Seagrave (not pictured), collectively known as the "Bobby Bremer Band," performed at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake, July 31. The...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    August 6, 2015

ML adopts transportation plan

At its July 21 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council unanimously adopted a resolution that approved the city’s proposed six-year transportation improvement plan for 2016-2021. Councilman Howard Jorgenson was absent from the meeting. Each year...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 6, 2015

Medical Lake School District approves annual budget

Despite being under a tight deadline, Medical Lake School District staff completed the 2015-16 fiscal budget in time for the board of directors to pass it at their July 28 meeting. The general fund revenue is $20.41 million, with last year’s...

 

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