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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 9, 2018 

A deeper look at Medical Lake police reports

When weekly police reports for Medical Lake arrive from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office they run the gamut from response to alarms to traffic stops and dozens of other interactions. While the reports offer specific addresses, the Cheney Free...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018 

Hanks' Hall of Fame visit full of memories

Medical Lake’s Phoenix Hanks was not the recipient of a scholarship offered by the U.S. Army and awarded at ceremonies surrounding the 2018 inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last weekend. The memories he took away from his time in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018 

EWU soccer simply reloads for 2018 season

Life for Eastern Washington University soccer will carry on after Chloe Williams. Both head coach Chad Bodnar and the rest of the Big Sky Conference seem to agree on that for the two-time league...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018 

Learning lacrosse

Mark Funkhouser of the Lacrosse Fanatic Camp instructs a session Aug. 3 at Roos Field. This is the fifth year for the camp that helps players fine tune their skills in this fast-growing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 9, 2018 

Battling for the ball

Tamarick Pierce (24) and Trevor Davis Jr. (41) had quite a battle for the ball during drills at an Aug. 6 practice for the Eastern Washington University football team. The Eagles will practice at the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    August 9, 2018 

West Plains Flames

On Monday, Aug. 6, a series of fires were started along Interstate 90 between Cheney and Medical Lake. Ultimately called the Silver Lake, as of Thurs., Aug. 9 the blaze was listed at having consumed... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    August 2, 2018

Rascally good time

Over three-dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15 as the Rascal Rodeo made its... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    August 2, 2018

Rascally good time

Over three-dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15 as the Rascal Rodeo made its... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Council zips through busy agenda

The Cheney City Council got a lot of business jammed into a mere 25 minutes at its July 24 meeting. And as it worked out, Public Works Director Todd Ableman was at the center of much of it. In terms of action items, Ableman spoke to a series of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Residents allege Harvest Bluff swales built incorrectly

In citizen comments at the July 24 Cheney City Council meeting, Harvest Bluff housing resident Dana Greenwood voiced displeasure over swales in her neighborhood that were retaining water and asked what the city planned to do to help. “They are not...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Just need to build it

Medical Lake is now two-thirds of the way to the finish line in their effort to secure emergency water for its citizens following a July 23 vote of the Spokane City Council. By a 5-2 margin, the council approved an intertie with the West Plains...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 2, 2018

Hurdles battle

Michael Burns, 75, and on the left, has a lead over Emil Pawlik, 79, in a 70-Over hurdles heat at the USATF National Masters Championships July 27 at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field. The...

 

Eastern breaks ground on its new science center

The long wait is over for those pursuing study in science and technology at Eastern Washington University as the school broke ground on its long-awaited Interdisciplinary Science Center (ISC) July...

 

Medical Lake School District approves $25.9 million budget

The Medical Lake School Board heard and approved in unanimous fashion its operating budget for the 2018-19 school year at a special meeting prior to its regular July 24 meeting. Chad Moss, director of finance, prepared a detailed budget document...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

ML Yard of the Month for July

The yard of Elisabeth Moseley was chosen as the Medical Lake Kiwanis Club and Gardeners of Cheney "Yard of the Month" for July. Pictured above (L-R): Jean Nelson and Gayle Hennings of the Gardeners...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Media to Trump: 'You're just so mean'

One of the many scripts that recycle themselves and play out randomly these days in the media is how they are treated so horribly by President Donald Trump. Those poor 90-pound weaklings are constantly getting bullied and having sand kicked in their...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Fire, EMS levy support sought in Medical Lake

Medical Lake Fire Chief Jayson Mayfield hopes that city residents stay in a generous mood and approve a replacement Emergency Medical Services levy next Tuesday, Aug. 7. The upcoming levy renews present funding at 50 cents per $1,000 of property...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 2, 2018

Residents allege Harvest Bluff swales built incorrectly

In citizen comments at the July 24 Cheney City Council meeting, Harvest Bluff housing resident Dana Greenwood voiced displeasure over swales in her neighborhood that were retaining water and asked what the city planned to do to help. “They are not...

 

County construction at Craig/SR902

The corner of State Route 902 and Craig Road has been a busy place lately when it comes to construction projects. Hidden behind a berm and sunken into a former gravel pit on the southeast corner of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 2, 2018

Here's to bars, beers, cocktail napkins and all the great ideas that emerge

I always knew that many ideas — possibly even a few good and some even great ones —are hatched over a beer or two or more? Problem is the bar napkins get wet, the ink runs and memories somehow fade unless somehow the voice texting is engaged on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 2, 2018

Medical Lake girls win Summer Fest title

There are probably not any apologies coming from the hosts of the Medical Lake Summer Fest basketball tournament staged July 27 – 29. The Cardinal girls won their varsity bracket with a 40-27 win...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 26, 2018

Amazon makes it all official

Arguably one of the worst-kept secrets in the local business world charged into the open last Friday. That’s when Amazon pulled the thinly-veiled curtain back on Project Rose, now officially known as the online giant’s latest fulfillment center...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 26, 2018

Examining the race for Washington State House 6th District, Position 2

(This profile was compiled by staff reporter Paul Delaney) The race for 6th District Representative Position 2 on the upcoming Aug. 7 primary will eventually replace Jeff Holy who is seeking the district’s Senate seat. . While the 6th District is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 26, 2018

Medical Lake City Councilman John Paikuli steps down

Medical Lake will once again go through the exercise of filling a vacant seat on its city council following the announcement that John Paikuli has resigned his Position 1 slot. The decision was...

 

Rascal Rodeo provides 'can-do' experience

Over three dozen members of the special needs community in the area had their special day prior to the final performance of the 51st annual Cheney Rodeo on July 15. The Rascal Rodeo made its...

 

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