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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 25, 2016 

AH council receives US-2 project updates

At its Aug. 22 study session, the Airway Heights City Council received a presentation from Studio Cascade Inc., regarding public input they received on concepts for the land use plan update and the Highway 2 Revitalization project. Ryan Hughes,...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 25, 2016 

Medical Lake council passes impact fee deferral ordinance

The Medical Lake City Council went through several items at its Aug. 16 meeting. In action items, council approved the second reading of the ordinance “Impact Fee Deferral.” The ordinance allows a developer to defer paying impact fees until the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 25, 2016 

Band practice

Members of Cheney High School's marching band and color guard practice during a hot Friday morning, Aug. 19. The CHS band held band camp from Aug. 15-22 to get ready for the school...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 25, 2016 

State releases Smarter Balanced Assessment results for local schools

The Washington state Office of Public Instruction released preliminary Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores for English, Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for third- through eighth-grade and 11t...

 

'Grillin Our Ace Off'

Jarms Ace Hardware held its annual "Grillin' Our Ace Off" fundraiser event, Aug. 13, raising money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which help children like Maddie Clarkson (left), who...

 

Airway Heights gears up for annual festival

The city of Airway Heights is celebrating its 33rd annual festival, Aug. 19-20. For this year's event, dubbed "Airway Heights Days," the city's parks and recreation department wanted to do focus on...

 

Harland is Medical Lake SCOPE volunteer of the year

Officials at the Medical Lake-Espanola SCOPE (Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Effort) office have selected Frances Harland as the office's volunteer of the year. Harland has been a part of the...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 18, 2016

Airway Heights commission gets US-2 revitalization, bond updates

The Aug. 10 Airway Heights Planning Commission meeting agenda included no actions items, but several updates. Development Services Director Derrick Braaten informed the commission that staff held an open house on July 21 to gather citizen input for...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 18, 2016

Bluegrass beside Medical Lake's blue waters

The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival celebrated its 15th year at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake, Aug. 12-14, and featured acts from around the United States and Canada. The festival kicked off with a...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 18, 2016

ML Circuit Breakers host summer camp for incoming middle school students

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics team hosted a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) camp for incoming sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the...

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    August 18, 2016

Airway Heights Recreation Center can be benefit to many

The dream of Airway Heights having its own recreation center is one step closer to becoming a reality. Airway Heights’ Proposition 1 bond initiative, which would help fund a proposed $13 million recreation center, is expected to pass with 61.12...

 

All's well with AH, District 10 agreement

Since he became Airway Heights Fire Chief in 2011, Mitch Metzger has done several things to consolidate and instill cooperation between the city’s fire department and Spokane County Fire District 10. In April, the city entered into an interlocal...

 

Blue Waters, Bluegrass Festival opens Friday at Waterfront Park

Two of the headlining acts for the 15th annual Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 in Medical Lake, are Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin and Chatham County Line. Both groups have bee...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 11, 2016

Browns named ML Garden of the Month

Don and Marlene Brown's home at 615 N. Minnie St., is the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's August selection for Garden of the Month. They received a $25 gift certificate from Village...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 11, 2016

Rosenbeck joins Medical Lake City Council

Medical Lake residents who attend City Council meetings may notice a new face among the current council members. Elizabeth Rosenbeck was sworn in as the council's Position 5 representative at the June...

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 11, 2016

King resigns as ML rec coordinator

Ashlee King has spent the last seven years as the recreation coordinator for the city of Medical Lake, planning activities and getting to know local families. Now she's taking a different path to...

 

Egerer performs at Sutton

Evan Egerer brought his one-man show to Sutton Park on Aug. 3 as a part of Cheney's Summer Concert Series. Egerer, with his acoustic guitar, performed original hits such as "Valleys," a song he said...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    August 4, 2016

Crime rate steady in Airway Heights

Crime continues to be steady in the city of Airway Heights According to statistics from the Airway Heights Police Department, there were 2,870 reported incidents from January to June of this year. This is down 2 percent from 2,931 incidents from Janu...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 4, 2016

Cheney board approves Fisher Building sale addendum

At a special July 26 meeting, the Cheney School Board approved an addendum to the Fisher Building sale agreement with Eastmark Capital Group, with Director Mitch Swenson abstaining. According to...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 4, 2016

Medical Lake School Board passes 2016-17 operating budget

At its July 26 meeting, the Medical Lake School Board approved its operating budget for the 2016-17 school year. During the meeting, Chad Moss, director of finance, said the general fund revenue for 2016-17 is projected at $21.5 million, a 5 percent...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    August 4, 2016

Jenkins juggles

Corey Jenkins - one half of the music group "Jenks" - tosses around juggling clubs in front of a group of children during a July 29 concert at the Cheney Public Library....

 
 By AL STOVER    News    August 4, 2016

EWU holds annual community food drive, rummage sale

Eastern Washington University is in the ninth year of its community food drive. The food drive is accepting monetary and food donations until Aug. 10. The money will be donated to the Cheney Food Bank, Cheney Outreach — for backpacks and school...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 4, 2016

Ichiro Suzuki could claim 'Hit King' crown if he keeps up pace

Note: This column was printed on Aug. 2 when Ichiro Suzuki’s hit total was 2,998. Former Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki is one or two games away from joining an exclusive club — the 3,000 hit club. The Japanese star is currently at 2,998 hits as...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    August 4, 2016

Summer baseball shift is working well so far for Cheney

It has been two years since the Cheney Summerhawks 15U and 17U baseball teams withdrew from the American Legion system. For the second season, the 17U team played an independent schedule, playing against various club and American Legion teams from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    July 28, 2016

All Star send off

Friends, families and fans gathered at Salnave Park, July 22 to send off the West Plains Little League 10-11 All Stars baseball team as they traveled to Clarkston to compete in the state tournament...

 

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