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 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    April 20, 2017 

I never needed Earth Day to respect nature

Earth Day, birthday. Kinda’ rhymes doesn’t it? Come to find out I was born on Earth Day, or since I first appeared in the world April 22, 1953 and Earth Day was hatched in 1970, it must be the other way around. I’ll blame my confusion over the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 20, 2017 

New scoring star emerges for Medical Lake soccer

As Nick Rosenbeck’s soccer career at Medical Lake winds down, another appears to be heating up. That’s the hope at least of Cardinals’ head coach Zane Higgins who saw the emergence of sophomore Carter Pivonca in last week’s Northeast A League...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 20, 2017 

Medical Lake softball continues to hit well in streak

Medical Lake softball came away with a pair of wins in the games that really counted last week. The Cardinals collected a pair of Northeast A League wins, 10-4 over Freeman on April 11 and 16-1 over R...

 

Best ball begins

New Eastern Washington University head football coach Aaron Best strolls the red turf during spring practice last week....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 13, 2017

Surprises await a visit to JJ's Warehouse Treasures

Don't let the name fool you. JJ's Warehouse Treasures is much more of the latter and does not remotely resemble one's vision of the former - a warehouse. The business, located along the frontage road...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 13, 2017

Northern Quest releases concert schedule

Northern Quest Resort and Casino recently announced its lineup for the Pepsi Summer Concert Series and it is certainly an eclectic mix of artists. The venue made it a 10-show summer with word on April 10 that they will bring country star Keith Urban...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 13, 2017

2017 Medical Lake Winter All NEA

During the 2016-17 season, Medical Lake boys' and girls' basketball teams did something that had not been accomplished in 30 years. Both teams qualified for the state tournament for the first time...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 13, 2017

Still more to do at Eastern for women's coach Wendy Schuller

Six seasons of slow steady progress building his basketball program at Eastern Washington University helped get Jim Hayford a new gig at Seattle University last month. While there are no guarantees, after 16 seasons as head coach of the Eagle women,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 13, 2017

Cardinal boys' work to defend Northeast A League tennis title

As has been the case with their counterparts on the girls’ side, it’s been a challenge to even get on the court in the first place for Medical Lake’s boys’ tennis co-head coach Jake Wesselman. As of last week the team had just nine practices...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 13, 2017

Slow, improvement is plan for ML girls' tennis

The Medical Lake girls’ tennis team is trying to take flight, but so far the runway has been almost too slippery. “I think I counted and we’ve had 11 days where we were on the tennis court, and I think four of those were with shovels, and two o...

 

Cheney Federal CU breaks ground on new branch

In 2013, the Cheney Federal Credit Union expanded its footprint on the West Plains. And on April 3, they got working on a new shoe. Officials of CFCU, and those associated with general contractor, Bak...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 6, 2017

Hayford leaves Eastern for Seattle U. job

There's no elevator in Reese Court, nor a revolving door. But it seemed over the first three months of 2017 each has been in place. Since the first of the year, the Red Reese Room at Eastern...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 6, 2017

Out of reach

Medical Lake keeper Kaye Jones saw this late first half Lakeside shot trickle in during the Cardinals' Northeast A League soccer match March 30. Jones stopped the rest, however, and paced by a pair...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 6, 2017

Cardinal softball lineup is young, but pretty well set

As if slogging around in ankle-deep water on the field — constantly seeming to take two steps backwards for every one ahead trying to get it playable — was not enough for Medical Lake head softball coach Tim Blakely, he’s faced with a huge...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 6, 2017

Medical Lake track qualifies quartet for Pasco Invitational

Medical Lake’s track team qualified four athletes to the April 15 Pasco Invitational following solid performances at the Cory NeVille Invitational at Riverside High School last Friday, March 31. “We had a real good day,” head coach Gene...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 6, 2017

Just the right numbers for ML boys' golf

Expect continued improvement for the Medical Lake boys’ golf team, despite as of mid-March having not swung a club in competition. That’s the view of head coach Jim Mason as he observed a recent team practice at The Fairways Golf Course. Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 30, 2017

Planning stages

Signage along Westbow Road at Exit 272 along Interstate 90 is the first step in the process to build the new West Plains Transit Center Park and Ride. The facility will provide quick and safe access...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 30, 2017

IRS phone scam is just tip of the iceberg

The phone numbers come up on the screen from across the U.S. as New York, Chicago and Seattle. And the message left by a computerized voice might sound like this: "Don't disregard this message, do...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 30, 2017

Medical Lake baseball plans to buck poll picking them last

On paper, and that's about all Medical Lake head baseball coach Kerry Kelly has to go by, his Cardinals will not end up as those voting in a media poll which tabbed them: dead last the Northeast A...

 

Vandals top Eagles in WBI

Idaho connected on free throws when it counted and Eastern Washington missed their field goal attempts on four possessions inside the final minute, helping hand the Vandals a 74-67 victory Monday,... Full story

 

More wet weather ahead

By the calendar at least, the winter that never seemed to go away officially ended March 20. But don't let that fool anyone. There's still plenty more of the wet to be experienced in the months ahead...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 23, 2017

Salnave Glen brings first of three buildings online

The latest addition to Cheney's apartment living life, Salnave Glen, is now accepting applications and tenants. "Right now we have residents living on site, in Building 3," Eric Pettit, the leasing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    March 23, 2017

Del's to close Northwest stores, including Cheney

Tractor Supply, the owner of the Cheney store, as well as another six additional Northwest outlets for Del's Feed and Farm Supply, has announced it is closing those locations beginning in May. Among t...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    March 23, 2017

Trying to deal with 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

As he tells a doctor that things look good, that it’s time to “close up,” and unmasks, it is discovered that the person in the ad is “Not Dr. Stewart.” To which the actor replies, “No, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    March 23, 2017

Eastern men fall at Wyoming 91-81

Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 29 points and Jacob Wiley added 26, but Eastern Washington saw its season come to an end March 15 with a 91-81 loss to Wyoming at Laramie in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational. Felix Von Hofe had 17...

 

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