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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 11, 2016 

Highline shuttle facility in Four Lakes nears start-up

All the parts are nearly in place for Highline Grain's shuttle facility in Four Lakes and the $30 million project will begin accepting and shipping grain soon. "We have a tentative target date for...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 11, 2016 

Corner Closet Boutique changes owners

If energy and attitude are crucial in the success of a business, then the Corner Closet Boutique in Medical Lake should do just fine under its new owners. Peg Asbury, along with partner Annie Cherry,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 11, 2016 

Seniors guide Medical Lake past Lakeside

When it came to needing extra effort on a night crucial to Medical Lake's postseason aspirations for its boy's basketball team, head coach Arnold Brown turned to his seniors. And while each of them...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 11, 2016 

Payback in the plans for Eastern men versus UND, N. Colorado

With some momentum from earning their Big Sky Conference first road wins of the season and a four game winning streak in tow, the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball team has a mission in mind as they return home to Reese Court. “We’...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 11, 2016 

Medical Lake wrestlers battle opponents, emotions

Medical Lake wrestlers had some additional inspiration heading into last Saturday’s District 7 tournament, but it was certainly not the kind they wanted. The Medical Lake community as a whole was dealt a shock Friday with the news of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 11, 2016 

Medical Lake girl's basketball continues to struggle on court

The offensive spark continued to flicker last week for the Medical Lake girl’s basketball team. The Cardinals lost a pair of Northeast A League games 56-44 at Newport and 48-21 at home to Lakeside on Senior Night. League-leading Lakeside (12-1...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 4, 2016

Signing on

Cheney Mayor Tom Trulove autographs a replica sign for the rehabilitation of tracks for the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad that runs through Cheney and west to Coulee City. The track upgrades...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 4, 2016

Yes, you can get there from here in the air

The long-standing old joke that used to resonate from those trying to fly somewhere from Spokane went like this: "You can't get there from here, but if you can it will cost you." That, however, is no...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 4, 2016

Mason Jar completes expansion

Cheney's Mason Jar has defied plenty of the odds when it comes to starting a new business. "Most businesses fail," owner Doug LaBar said. "Nineteen months is what they say." But after just surpassing...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 4, 2016

Bench steps up to help Cardinals' sweep

With one of their leading scorers spending a lot of time on the bench battling an injury, the Medical Lake boy's basketball team needed the bench to step up last week. It did and the Cardinals came th...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 4, 2016

Eastern football bids so long to some very special seniors

We know them by the number on the back of the jersey or by their exploits on the field. But for the most part we never get to really know football players when they are safely encased in a helmet and protected by bulky pads. Unless that is as was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 4, 2016

Split leaves Cardinal girls in postseason limbo

The Medical Lake girl's basketball team split their Northeast A League games last week and as result still hold the keys to any postseason plans in their hands. The Cardinals (4-7 NEA, 5-12 overall)...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    February 4, 2016

Medical Lake wrestling wraps up season with win over Riverside

The ever-improving fortunes of Medical Lake wrestling took another step forward by claiming their first dual-meet victory of the season Jan. 28 with a Northeast A League win at Riverside 39-25. The Cardinals got wins via pins at both 106 pounds where...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 28, 2016

Anayas open Spartan Personal Training and Nutrition

From fragrances to fitness, the former Chet's Flowers location at 1319 First St. in Cheney is now home to Spartan Personal Training and Nutrition. Brothers Diego and Jorge Anaya opened the new busines...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 28, 2016

Coffee is on at E-lix-ir Espresso

A patch of ground that sat for years with a vacant building and grass growing under it has been perked up - literally. E-lix-ir Espresso, located at 10427 Aero Road south of Interstate 90 at the 272...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    January 28, 2016

The EPA has yet another 'Oops we did it again' moment

It’s been interesting to follow the water crisis in Flint, Mich. and see where efforts to save a buck have turned to passing the buck. That city of some 100,000 has horrible problems with its water that began when in 2014 city officials chose to...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 28, 2016

Eastern women still perfect in Big Sky play

A rally that began in the final moments of the third quarter culminated with a last-second winning basket by Delaney Hodgins and resulted in a stunning 69-67 Big Sky Conference women's basketball...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 28, 2016

Cardinals get back to focusing on NEA League play

While every game is important for the Medical Lake Cardinals as they head towards the end of the regular season, from here on out it’s all about the business of making and doing well in the postseason. The Cardinal boys completed a week in which...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 28, 2016

Medical Lake girls struggle with basics in losses

The Medical Lake girls earned an important split in a pair of Northeast A League basketball games last week and a lesson learned on defense in a nonleague loss. The Cardinals (3-7 NEA, 4-11 overall) dropped a 55-42 game at Freeman, earned a 45-41...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 28, 2016

ML seniors leave their mark in mat finale

Senior Night was indeed memorable for Medical Lake wrestlers Jan. 21 against Lakeside. In their final Northeast A League dual of the season the Cardinals lost the team title 48-27, but there were some notable individual efforts from both the veterans...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 21, 2016

Holiday Inn Express expansion on schedule

Despite a curve ball tossed at them from Mother Nature in the form of over 20 inches of snow, and a couple of stints of bitterly cold Arctic weather, the expansion of Cheney's Holiday Inn Express is...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 21, 2016

It's status quo with new WIAA enrollment numbers

For the time being the every four-year cycle of reclassification for high school athletics in the state of Washington will not feature any major upheaval. But if trends continue, in four years the landscape could look significantly different,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 21, 2016

Cardinal boys collect OT Spirit victory

The Cheney Blackhawks, and now the Riverside Rams will be darn glad when Cory Wagner has suited up for his last basketball game. First the senior guard delivered his second consecutive knockout blow...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 21, 2016

Eastern men stay on a roll at Reese Court

The home cooking recipes the Eastern Washington men's basketball team served up last week received rave reviews. The Eagles rolled to a pair of convincing Big Sky Conference victories at Reese Court,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 21, 2016

Medical Lake girls struggle with basics in losses

The Medical Lake girl’s two-game winning streak from a week ago turned into a new three-game losing streak. The Cardinals dropped a pair of Northeast A League contests 56-36 at Lakeside Jan. 12 and at home 43-34 to Riverside Jan. 16. Last Thursday...

 

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