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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 27, 2017 

Shed business most recent bloom is called Topaz

It's spring and things are sprouting out of the ground like crazy. Especially, it seems, with sheds as is most recently evident by one of the newest businesses in Cheney, Topaz Sheds. The company sell...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 27, 2017 

New owners for Corner Closet Boutique

Jess Earley did not want to see the neighboring business, the Corner Closet Boutique in Medical Lake, close its doors. To make sure that did not happen, Earley will add to the workload at Studio D...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 27, 2017 

Orland Killin dinner came from humble, lively start

Traditions can have the most unlikely beginnings. Take birthday cake candles for instance, said to have been first used by the ancient Greeks as a tribute to Artemis, goddess of the moon. While the Orland Killin dinner, dance and auction bears no...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 27, 2017 

Up and down season continues for Medical Lake baseball

Medical Lake put an end to one span of paltry offense just to see another begin in last week's Northeast A League baseball play. On the heels of a recent twin trouncing by Freeman, the King Kong's of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 27, 2017 

Medical Lake girls fall to Freeman

Medical Lake’s girls’ tennis team faced the same opponent, Freeman, and suffered similar 4-1 losses in Northeast A League play last week. On April 18, the Cardinals got their lone win, 6-3, 6-2 from Elsa Henningsson in play that had to be...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 27, 2017 

Medical Lake boys' tennis in tight NEA matches

Medical Lake’s boys’ tennis team had a busy week, but maybe not as productive as they wanted following nailing down one-win and two losses in Northeast A League play last week. In a scrambled schedule due to multiple changes, the Cardinals lost...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 27, 2017 

Repeat performance for Medical Lake boys' soccer

Medical Lake soccer coach Zane Higgins might have been wondering last week if he hadn’t seen this movie before. Because in many ways, the Cardinals’ week — a 4-0 win over Deer Park on April 18 and a 5-2 loss to Colville two days later in...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 27, 2017 

Timely hits fail to fall for Cardinals' softball

If it isn’t Mother Nature and her meteorological mayhem, then there’s likely a pitcher who can also wreak havoc on the Medical Lake softball team. That came in the form of Jaelynn Skok from Chewelah who had the right combination of pitches and...

 
 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...

 

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