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 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 26, 2015 

Spokane County proposes area park improvements

When Spokane County published a list of potential park improvement projects to gain public input and to help prioritize and guide future decisions, Airway Heights Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director J.C. Kennedy was surprised to see...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 26, 2015 

Medical Lake City Council says 'yes' to curbside local recycling

Medical Lake will be the latest city in Spokane County to participate in curbside recycling. At its March 17 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution to amend utility rates and fees to add $3 to the current $14.70 in garbage fees t...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    March 26, 2015 

Osborne resigns from Airway Heights commission

The Airway Heights Planning Commission dropped one member at its March 11 meeting. Development Services Director Derick Braaten announced that Rita Osborne officially resigned from her position as commission chair due to personal reasons. Osborne...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    March 26, 2015 

Medical Lake housing development queued north of SR 902

An area north of State Route 902 in Medical Lake will continue to have some growth in housing developments in the upcoming months. Back in February, city staff approved a short plat — or subdivision — for housing developments along Stanley...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 26, 2015 

ML board approves policy to change credit requirements

At its March 17 meeting, the Medical Lake school board of directors went through a lengthy agenda that included approving a first reading of a policy that would change the number of credits required... Full story

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 26, 2015 

Medical Lake Middle School March PACE winners

Medical Lake Middle School honored six students who were selected for the March Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) Student of the Month award. They received certificates and T-shirts and...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 26, 2015 

'No Rules' rocks St. Anne's

Members of the "No Rules" band performed at the St. Anne's Parish Hall during the March 21 Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars "Spring Thing" fundraiser....

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Blackhawks pick up wins over ML, Freeman

The Cheney high baseball team had another strong week, picking up a 6-3 win over Medical Lake, March 18 and a 5-2 win over Freeman, March 20. In the game against Medical Lake, Harrison King put the Bl...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Borland is allowed to make his own decisions about his career

While college hoops and tournaments have been on everyone’s minds for the last couple of weeks, linebacker Chris Borland made headlines after he announced his retirement from professional football on “Outside the Lines,” after just one year...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Cheney girls golf takes third in first GNL match

The Cheney High girls golf team hit the ground running after they finished third out of five teams and scoring 108 points, March 16 at the first Great Northern League match of the season. The team not only enters a new league landscape with two less...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Cheney boy's tennis tops Shadle Park, ML

The Cheney High boys tennis team continued to breeze through the early part of the season after they won 5-2 matches against Shadle Park, March 18 and Medical Lake, March 19. Ryan Smedley continued his winning streak at No. 1 singles, with a close vi...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Cheney girls' tennis picks up wins over Shadle Park, Medical Lake

The Cheney High girls tennis team is blazing through the beginning of its season. They went 2-1 at the March 13 jamboree with wins over Othello, 4-3, and Moses Lake, 4-3, and a loss to Ellensburg, 2-5. On March 18, the Blackhawks defeated Shadle...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 26, 2015 

Taming the Wildcats

Medical Lake's Brayden Hale delivers a pitch in last Thrusday's 10-0 nonleague shutout victory over the Kellogg Wildcats. Hale pitched a two-hit complete game in his first start of the young season...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 19, 2015

AH council talks cars and trucks

Vehicles and transportation were major topics at the March 16 Airway Heights City Council meeting. The council approved the Parks Maintenance Department’s request to purchase a 2004 Dodge Ram for $25,347 from Dishman Dodge. Parks, Recreation and Co...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    March 19, 2015

Fresh Design Gallery opens in Medical Lake

A person who walks into Fresh Design Gallery and Vintage Rental, 116 N. Lefevre St., where Greene Management used to be in Medical Lake, will smell flowers and candy, displayed inside of a glass from...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 19, 2015

Medical Lake Knowledge Bowl finishes third at state

The Medical Lake High School Knowledge Bowl team didn’t come home empty handed after they took third place at the Washington State XXXIII Knowledge Bowl championships, March 14 at Arlington High School. The competition began with a written round...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 19, 2015

Dollars for Scholars fundraiser is a casual affair

Guests who plan to attend the annual Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars (MLDFS) “Spring Thing” fundraiser, March 21, won’t need to dig through their closet in search of their expensive clothes or have to rent a suit or a dress for the event....

 
 By AL STOVER    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Bullying - like everything else - has an online presence

Whoever coined the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” probably never dealt with bullies. Maybe they did but never told anyone about it. Bullying is one of those problems that never seem to go away. No ma...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 19, 2015

Cheney tennis goes 3-0 in Moses Lake jamboree

The Cheney High boy’s tennis team began its season on a high note March 13 after they went 3-0 at a jamboree in Moses Lake with wins over the Chiefs, 4-3, Ellensburg 5-2 and Othello, 4-3. Britton Williams, who spent most of last season playing...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 19, 2015

Blackhawks baseball defeats Prosser, Sunnyside

The Cheney High baseball team kicked off its season March 14 in Sunnyside with wins over the Grizzlies, 6-5, and the Prosser Mustangs, 9-5. During the game against Prosser, Chance Gleave hit a 2-RBI double to get the Blackhawks on the board in the fi...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 12, 2015

Paikuli is back on ML council

The Medical Lake City Council welcomed a familiar face to its fold at its March 3 meeting. They voted 4-0 to reappoint John Paikuli to the council. Councilwoman Shirley Maike and Councilman Art Kulibert were absent from the meeting. Paikuli will...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    March 12, 2015

Richard Cook retires after 11 years as Airway Heights clerk-treasurer

Airway Heights residents who stop by City Hall or attend City Council meetings may notice a familiar face is no longer there. Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook will officially retire from his position...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    March 12, 2015

Airway Heights to hold K9 dog walk/run in April

Airway Heights residents who love to run 5Ks but always wanted to bring their canine companion will get a chance to later this spring. The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back its 5K9 Fun Run and Walk event April 18 at 9...

 
 By AL STOVER    Education    March 12, 2015

ML Circuit Breakers finish eighth in regional robotics competition

The Medical Lake High School Circuit Breakers robotics are off to a good start to their season after they scored 41 points and finished eighth out of 28 teams March 7 at the FIRST (For Inspiration...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    March 12, 2015

Turning words into profit is a new-found industry in sports

What’s with athletes trying to trademark catchphrases and nicknames lately? It’s not unusual to see them trademark their appearance on clothing, but there are some sports stars who want to turn a group of words into cash in their wallet. Johnny...

 

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