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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 17, 2017 

Four Lakes facility to add storage

Two years ago concrete silos were sprouting up in Four Lakes at the Highline Grain Terminal. In about six weeks the bumper crop from the 2017 wheat harvest is expected to be piled in temporary storage...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 17, 2017 

Hay rollin'

Harvest time around Cheney is not solely devoted to wheat as seen here by these fresh rolls of hay near the Cheney Rodeo Grounds that have been cut and prepared for market....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 17, 2017 

ML Yard of the Month for August

The yard of Dan and Jean Oxman was chosen as the Medical Lake Kiwanis Club and Cheney Garden Club's "Yard of the Month" for August. Pictured above (L-R): Jean Nelson, Cheney Garden Club, Jean Oxman,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 17, 2017 

Leap of faith pays off for ML Pizza Factory owners

The old adage about when one door closes another opens may have never been a more appropriate connection for Medical Lake Pizza Factory owners Jason and Kristin Rodney. The couple, who recently celebr...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 17, 2017 

CMA launches group's new website

The old fashioned telephone book is no longer the source of information it once was. Certain other online avenues are only as good as the input and information they contain. The newly launched Cheney...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

Musical matrimony

Kevin Brown still vividly recalls the awkward birth of the Blue Water Bluegrass Festival some 16 years ago. "I actually went to that first meeting and I kind of remember it was all these Medical Lake...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

A striking sunset

The influx of smoke from wildfires in the region made last Monday's sunset a spectacular scene at the Bi-Mart Arena. Some forecasters are saying we might have our first measurable rainfall in over a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 10, 2017

How it's done

Eastern Washington defensive line coach Brian Strandley gives a demonstration of a blocking technique to players during the opening day of preseason practice for the Eagles. The season opener is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

No big changes in Medical Lake election numbers

When the second and final ballot count from the Aug. 1 primary election in Spokane was done two days later, nothing changed much in the races for Medical Lake mayor and city council. In final tallies for mayor, Shirley Maike improved her numbers in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

'Grill Your ACE Off' takes place Saturday, Aug. 12

You've heard the term voting with your wallet, right? Generally this is associated with the barometer of success - or failure - that a business uses when it comes to customer spending habits. But for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 10, 2017

Industrial, commerce park, could get rolling

While there are certainly no promises that more neighbors will magically appear at the Cheney Industrial and Commerce Park in the immediate future, there are indicators it could. That’s how commercial realtor Dan Cantu sees the future of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 10, 2017

Medical Lake's Cooper is busy stocking trophy case

Turns out that Justin Cooper's latest addition to his trophy case might mean he maybe needs a new shelf. The 28-year-old Medical Lake resident won his second coveted National Hot Rod Association...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 3, 2017

Thunderbirds deliver as expected

The wait appeared to be worth it for the 10s of thousands of people who endured long lines and brutal heat to step inside Fairchild Air Force Base last weekend for the Skyfest air show which...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 3, 2017

Maike takes initial lead in Medical Lake Mayor's race

The initial release of results in the Aug. 1 primary election shows a number of clear leaders in races for mayor and a variety of seats on the Medical Lake City Council. With all but 5,000 ballots county-wide left to count, Shirley Maike collected 28...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 3, 2017

Medical Lake School Board passes 2017-18 budget

The Medical Lake School Board got the heavy lifting out of the way July 25 and then breezed through their monthly meeting agenda. The big consideration was passage of the 2017-18 budget that included $22.8 million in general fund expenditures and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 3, 2017

Behind the scenes of Skyfest prep

The rigorous security that exists in order to find one’s way inside the gates of Fairchild Air Force Base gets a little makeover during events like last weekend’s Skyfest. That’s not to say much changes below the surface when the very active...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 3, 2017

Fewer people turn out to see Cheney's 50th rodeo

There was plenty to see at the 50th edition of the Cheney Rodeo that completed its run July 9 at the Bi-Mart Arena. Problem was just not as many eyes as usual watched over the three days of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    August 3, 2017

STA breaks ground on transit hub

The heavy equipment from Halme Construction beat the shovels to the punch turning the first dirt for a new transit hub on the West Plains. But that did not diminish the enthusiasm members of area...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Sad numbers come out of primary vote totals

I’m a numbers guy. We’re not talking the bank account kind either. When it comes to making sure every penny in the monthly credit union statement is accounted for, close is good enough. Certain kinds of figures intrigue me and get my Q & A pot si...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 3, 2017

True tennis celebrities appear at Tennis-A-Thon

Normally the celebrity spotlight at Medical Lake's annual Tennis-A-Thon shines on members of the community who participate in a challenge match. With apologies to the duo of Mayor John Higgins and his...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 3, 2017

Be it parenting or coaching many things are similar

In a way, Aaron Best might have been there and done that as he ascends to the role of head football coach at Eastern Washington University. Best likens the role he assumes to that of being a parent as his EKGs — Eastern Kinda’ Guys — take to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    August 3, 2017

Cannons ALB wrap-up

The Spokane Cannons’ AAA American Legion season came to a close July 25 when Lakeside Recovery pushed across six runs in the game’s final three innings to earn a 9-4 victory. Lakeside rallied after trailing 4-1 in a loser-out game for Spokane,...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Photos    August 3, 2017

Fairchild Skyfest 2017 | Pt. 1

Tens of thousands of area residents were allowed a unique inside look at Fairchild Air Force Base during Skyfest 2017. Here is a peek at some of what they saw, including the USAF Thunderbirds. See... Full story

 
 By Paul Delaney    Photos    August 3, 2017

Fairchild Skyfest 2017 | Pt. 2

Tens of thousands of area residents were allowed a unique inside look at Fairchild Air Force Base during Skyfest 2017. Here is a peek at some of what they saw. RSee more Skyfest 2017 photos... Full story

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    July 27, 2017

Lack of response 'mythological'

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich presented to the Medical Lake City Council an overview of the proposed contract his organization will undertake in providing policing services in 2018....

 

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