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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 14, 2017 

ML council delays start of 2018 meetings

The Medical Lake city council got an early start on 2018. At its Dec. 5 meeting they voted to push back the start of business. In an early motion by outgoing Councilwoman and incoming Mayor Shirley...

 

Medical Lake proposes February 2018 levies

Finally there appears to be some clarity when it comes to school funding in the future. And the Medical Lake School District seems to have enough of an understanding of things to announce they will float a pair of levies in early 2018. “I think...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Medical Lake girls get help from the usual cast to stay unbeaten

The usual cast of characters made the contributions they were expected to provide for the Medical Lake girls basketball team last week. That equaled perfection for the Cardinals who improved to 1-0...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Cardinal boys win pair

Derek Steege has flown under the radar his entire career as a Medical Lake basketball player. That ended last week for the senior shooting guard, who rocketed onto the scene Dec. 5 when he scored 30...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Medical Lake wrestlers battle to the end at Deer Park

Medical Lake wrestling coach Matt Leenhouts boasted that his Cardinals could challenge Northeast A League juggernaut Deer Park for a championship. If so, there’s still some work to be done after the two teams met in their NEA opener Dec. 7 in Deer...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 7, 2017

Telling it like it is

Medical Lake's City Administrator Doug Ross only has a long skinny window in his office, but he seems to have a pretty clear picture about what goes on in the town. Tasked with how to best spend the...

 

Combatting staff shortages in Medical Lake schools

Appropriately, a recent workshop for future substitute teachers in Medical Lake was termed a “boot camp.” That’s because the district continues to fight a battle to fill an ever-decreasing pool of people to fill in for regular classroom...

 

Medical Lake school board hears levy plans

The Medical Lake School Board said goodbye to longtime member Kelly Fouts and got introduced to what might lie ahead as far as funding goes at its Nov. 28 meeting. Fouts, who was defeated in the Nov. 7 general election by Leo Spilker, has been a...

 

Medical Lake's annual Winter Festival continues to grow

It may be hard to top the 2016 version of the Re*Imagine Christmas Winter Festival in Medical Lake but they'll try. "Last year it was 'cue the snow,'" festival director Terri Cooper said. "People...

 

Medical Lake boy's basketball receives surprise visit from 'Down Under'

One team's loss will be another's gain, particularly for the memories of the Medical Lake Cardinal boy's basketball team. When a Greater Spokane League team had to suddenly cancel a game featuring...

 

Medical Lake boy's basketball receives surprise visit from 'Down Under'

One team's loss will be another's gain, particularly for the memories of the Medical Lake Cardinal boy's basketball team. When a Greater Spokane League team had to suddenly cancel a game featuring... Full story

 

Medical Lake boys split opening week basketball contests

Medical Lake's boy's basketball team had the fortune of playing one of the Greater Spokane League's and Australia's best and came away impressing their coach. The Cardinals, coming off a 16-9 season...

 

Noble leads Cardinal girls past Shadle

Sophomore Jayda Noble scored 19 points to lead the Medical Lake girls to a 62-29 pounding of Shadle Park Nov. 29 in the season opener for both teams. The Cardinals, who are defending Northeast A League champions and finished with a 20-3 record last s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 30, 2017

Fireworks at Medical Lake council

Fireworks are usually the topic of discussion closer to summer than winter in Medical Lake. But they were both on the agenda, and visible within the City Council chambers at the Nov. 21 meeting. An agenda item asking for a permit to have a public...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 30, 2017

ML schools fight the social media battle

Any call early in the day on a Monday that first asks a question just might have trouble attached. Medical Lake Schools Superintendent Tim Ames received that call a couple of weeks ago with the greeting: “Mr. Ames, how are you?” as he got word...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 30, 2017

New group offers helping hands

When it comes to charitable giving, writing a check, making a cash or credit card payment to a favorite cause tend to be the easy ways to satisfy a need. The more difficult decision is the donation of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 30, 2017

STEP project inches towards late 2017 opening

Just about a year after breaking ground, the Spokane Tribe of Indians' chair, Carol Evans, told the West Plains Chamber of Commerce at its Nov. 15 breakfast meeting that their Spokane Tribe Economic P...

 

Medical Lake Fall All-NEA 2017

Medical Lake's state championship cross country team led the list of Cardinals selected to All-Northeast A League teams in the fall of 2017 with six members. The playoff-qualifying soccer squad...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 23, 2017

Sheriff investigates sex photos

The Spokane Country Sheriff’s Office has cautioned that an investigation into a reported discovery of sexually explicit material found in a Medical Lake home will not likely be finished anytime soon. “Because of the number of people who could...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 23, 2017

Harbolt just barely ahead in ML race

Tony Harbolt is cautiously optimistic that the roller coaster election for Medical Lake's City Council Position No. 4 is finally over. In a tug from the news of 70 years ago, the race for Medical Lake...

 

Flying free

Eastern Washington University cheerleaders celebrate an Eagle score during last Saturday's 59-33 season-ending win over Portland State....

 

Senior sendoff

Eastern Washington defensive lineman Albert Havili pays homage to his birthplace in Laie, Hawaii by wearing multiple leis while waiting to be introduced last Saturday on Senior Day at Roos Field.The...

 

Getting an early dose of holiday cheer

Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is a most wonderful time of the year. It’s just that I find it hard to easily embrace as the colors of the season shift from the orange of Halloween to the reds and greens. Normally in our house the endless loop of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 23, 2017

Best Impression Dental plans June opening

The goal to operate a new dental practice is taking shape in Medical Lake for city residents. "It's always been our dream to own and operate a dental office, and I couldn't think of a better place to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    November 23, 2017

Christmas tree event raises vet's funds

A takeoff of a popular Spokane holiday fundraiser will launch in Cheney on Dec. 1 with the Christmas Gala. Featuring donated and decorated trees provided by area businesses and groups, and stocked full of various gifts, the goal of the event that is...

 

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