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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 15, 2018 

Medical Lake council deals with fire, EMS issues

With one levy vote for schools already complete, Medical Lake residents can set their sights down the road for another. At the Feb. 6 City Council meeting, Fire Chief Jayson Mayfield gave a brief and...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 15, 2018 

You might want to re-think about thinking spring

They're playing golf at The Fairways, some flowers are starting to peek through the ground and, yes, even the occasional convertible with its top down is seen sometimes. But while the last couple of w...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Medical Lake sends 10 to Mat Classic XXIX

Medical Lake emerged from district wrestling competition with their goal well in reach for this weekend's Mat Classic XXIX in Tacoma. "The goal at the beginning of the year was a top-10 finish at... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Medical Lake, Lakeside battle once again

Medical Lake's girls basketball team hopes to receive a special Valentine's Day gift. Following the Cardinals' 55-39 win over Chewelah on Feb. 9, they earned their way into the district title game...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Chaves reflects on dynamic decade of success at EWU

Bill Chaves oversaw one of the most dynamic decades in a century-plus of Eastern Washington University history as the school’s athletics director. And then he came to a crossroads several weeks ago. “You turn 50 and you’re at a job for 10...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Cardinals, Grizzlies meet for chance at state berth

The Medical Lake boys basketball team has one more chance to return to state tournament play. They earned it with a split last week in districts after a 59-52 win at home on Feb. 6 against Chewelah in a loser-out game. Medical Lake went into the...

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 15, 2018 

Hickey hits ground running at EWU

New Eastern Washington University interim athletics director Lynn Hickey came prepared for her first meeting with the media in her second day on the job, Feb. 13. She had plenty of answers for all the... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

ML school measures face voters

Medical Lake School District officials are hoping a potentially confusing new way to fund a significant part of their operations will not keep voters from approving a pair of measures that pay for...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

Student issues threat to Medical Lake High

An initial social media threat following a basketball game at Medical Lake High School last Thursday night was taken with all seriousness. But after thorough investigation, school officials, and those with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office...


Medical Lake sends performers to state in Yakima

While Medical Lake sports teams are headed to the postseason this week in hopes of state titles, another group of competitors are also seeking glory on the big stage. Medical Lake musicians under the...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

West Plains Chamber introduces new executive director

Toby Broemmeling, a person with familiarity in the area, specifically at Fairchild Air Force Base, was officially introduced as the new executive director of the West Plains' Chamber of Commerce at th...


It can be scary who gets fooled these days

Did you know by paying $46,000 a year and change to attend New York University — sans books, room and board of course which bumps the bite to over $63K — it apparently gives some at least the partial ability to see the future? There are no...


Cardinal girls collect second straight NEA title

One goal's been reached with a second and much bigger awaiting for the Medical Lake girls basketball team. With their two wins last week, starting on Jan. 30 with 50-37 over Lakeside - a victory that...


Medical Lake advances 15 wrestlers to regionals

Medical lake wrestlers have overachieved from day one this season. They hope to continue to do so in an effort to return multiple athletes to the state tournament. The Cardinals earned 241 points and...


Cardinal boys hope to surprise in the postseason

ML advances to next round Derek Steege scored 25 points to lead Medical Lake to a 59-52 first-round, loser-out playoff game Feb. 6 over Chewelah and will face No. 1 seed Freeman Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 p....


ML boys try to surprise in postseason

The Medical Lake boys' basketball team hopes to enter the upcoming postseason continuing to fly under the radar. It's something they've done all season long. Concluding their Northeast A League... Full story


Cardinal girls defend title

One goal's been reached with a second and much bigger awaiting for the Medical Lake girls basketball team. With their two wins last week, starting on Jan. 30 with 50-37 over Lakeside - a victory that... Full story


Special seniors

Medical Lake bid goodbye to its senior class on Feb. 1 at five athletes played their final home game.... Full story

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 1, 2018

Merrick calls on history as his guide

Being about as much of a Medical Lake native as one can be without having been born in or around the community, John Merrick will take that experience to heart as he sits on the City Council for the...

 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 1, 2018

Color Guard Cubs

Members of Cub Scout Pack 353, based at Hutton Elementary School in Spokane, were on hand Jan. 25 to present colors at the Eastern Washington – North Dakota Big Sky Basketball game at Reese...


Medical Lake school board is back to business

The Medical Lake School Board got back to business and up to date for the new year at its Jan. 23 meeting. But it did not happen right away as the meetingtook place on School Board Appreciation Night. The board arrived to find a collection of gifts...


Bliznyuk is new EWU scoring king

He may have gone off script, but Bogdan Bliznyuk did a great job of ad-libbing as he broke the all-time scoring record for Eastern Washington University men's basketball. According to Eagles' radio...


Cards collect two more big wrestling wins

Medical Lake wrestlers collected two more wins last week, one for the standings in the Northeast A League and the other for bragging rights. In the NEA match, the Cardinals rallied from an 18-0 hole... Full story


Cardinal girls collect three more wins, close in on title

Medical Lake’s girls’ basketball team is nearing their initial goal of repeating as regular-season champions after a 3-0 week that included a pair of Northeast A League victories. The Cardinals stayed perfect at 12-0 in the NEA, 17-0 overall and...


Medical Lake boys go in reverse with winless week

The road to a revival for the Medical Lake boys basketball team got buried by an avalanche, or something like it last week. After winning four games in a row to vault them back into a challenging role in the upcoming Northeast A League and district...


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