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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 28, 2016 

Eastern State Hospital ramps up hiring efforts

Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake recently held job fairs in an effort to fill new positions at the state-owned mental health facility. “We’re expanding, we have a new ward,” ESH’s Julie Allen, human resources director said. “That’s...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 28, 2016 

Starbucks brewing up new location

The Petro Station at exit 272 on Interstate 90 at State Route 902 will soon be adding a Starbucks to its food and beverage offerings. The coffee seller is projected to open in mid-May and will have...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 28, 2016 

Cheney Farmers Market opens May 3

The Cheney Farmers Market opens at the Marketplace Bakery and Restaurant, Tuesday, May 3 amidst the excitement of having a new location with the exposure of plenty of vehicle traffic and the biggest...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    April 28, 2016 

TSA's 'reverse screening' the ultimate in insane policy

So you thought the TSA strip searches of granny in the wheelchair, or the infant that received special screening made your eyes roll and blood boil when trying to board a commercial flight? The folks that brought you X-Ray vision in the past most rec...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake track may surprise everyone once again

When Medical Lake came in second place last May at the state 1A track meet at Eastern Washington's Roos Field it took many by surprise. The Cardinals finished behind King's High School of Seattle...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Cardinal boys still rolling in tennis

The Medical Lake boys’ tennis team ran its win streak to three and a 5-1 league record with a 5-0 win over Freeman, April 21. Kason Bailey played his first match at No. 1 singles, moving up from No. 2, and set the stage with an easy 6-1, 6-1 win....

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake roughed up by Lakeside

Among other things, Medical Lake head softball coach Tim Blakely learned last week that the Northeast A League’s perennial power, Lakeside, has not necessarily reloaded, but retooled. After a big-bats victory, 15-5, April 18 against Riverside (2-5...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 28, 2016 

Medical Lake soccer drops close contests

What’s that old saying about where “close” almost counts? Horseshoes and hand grenades come to mind. The Medical Lake soccer team was close twice last week but still lost Northeast A League matches 2-1 at league-leading Colville, April 19, and...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 21, 2016

Ownership torch is passed at Nixon Agency

It's wasn't the best of ways to get introduced to Cheney, but Doug Nixon got through it, found prosperity and a place to call home. He arrived Jan. 4, 1999, and took up temporary residence at the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 21, 2016

Speedco in the hiring process

The first location of a Speedco truck lube and tire changing facility in the state of Washington is moving closer to its opening at the State Route 902 exit along Interstate 90. Signs promoting...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 21, 2016

Medical Lake gets split in Freeman showdown

One step forward, one step back. That's how it was last week for the Medical Lake High School baseball team. And while he would have really loved a sweep, Cards' head coach Kerry Kelly will gladly...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 21, 2016

Medical Lake softball gets rolling against Freeman with big bats

Chewelah continues to be the poison pill for Medical Lake softball in the Northeast A League. But at least the Cardinals survived and came through their week with a 2-1 record, staying in the league race. After suffering a 14-8 loss at home to the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 21, 2016

Medical Lake soccer tops Lakeside, falls to Riverside

Medical Lake got a pair of first half goals from Peter Hanson leading the Cardinals to a 5-3 Northeast A League boys’ soccer victory over Lakeside in Suncrest, April 12. The Cardinals (2-2 NEA, 4-5 overall) were defeated April 14 when Xavier...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 21, 2016

Cardinal boys sweep tennis week, girls doubles team wins first NEA match

Medical Lake’s boys’ tennis team earned a pair of Northeast A League wins by identical 4-1 scores at Chewelah, April 12 and home versus Deer Park, April 13. Kason Bailey finished the week with victories at No. 2 singles as did the No. 1 doubles...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 21, 2016

Rosa's gets its revenge in WPLL play

Rosa's Pizza's Jalijah Meacham is seen delivering a base hit in the April 14 West Plains Little League game with the Cheney Free Press. Rosa's won an exciting game 8-7 in a rematch of the top teams...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    April 14, 2016

Depot, Sterling-Moorman topics of Cheney commission

The Cheney Historical Preservation’s April 7 meeting took up discussion of two of the top priorities in efforts to preserve notable structures in the city. The saving of the Northern Pacific Depot project is moving forward with grant proposals...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 14, 2016

West Plains Chamber awards presented

Businesses and individuals from across the West Plains were recognized for their achievements at the April 8 "Best of the West Gala" at Northern Quest Resort and Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion. The ev...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 14, 2016

Sign install finally completed

The casualties from the Nov. 17 windstorm range far and wide with damage still evident in many places across the region. One by one the homes, roofs and fences are being repaired and the downed trees...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 14, 2016

Medical Lake boys' tennis still strong, girls rebuild

It is likely business as usual for Medical Lake's boys' tennis team as they look to defend their 2015 Northeast A League championship. As for the girls, the rebuilding begins following their 7-3 third...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 14, 2016

New Elite Rodeo Athletes group blazing a different trail

Ryan Gray has covered a lot of miles in his rodeo career so far since he turned pro in 2002. But it’s a new trail he and nearly 100 other top riders and ropers are blazing that he thinks offers a bright future for the sport. Gray and many of his bu...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 14, 2016

Medical Lake softball prospers early with solid hitting, pitching

Additional work in the summer appears to be paying dividends for the Medical Lake girls’ softball team. Heading into spring break they were 0-1 in Northeast A League play, 4-2 overall and hitting the ball well having scored 10 or more runs in four...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Front Page    April 7, 2016

Spring stretching

Eastern Washington got spring football practice off and running last week with drills on the red turf at Roos Field. Here, the Eagles' Asan Neil-Evergin gets in some stretching during practice last...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Education    April 7, 2016

The Fairways rolls out new activities for 2016

There's something that says - not sure from where - that once the NCAA basketball tournament is finished and The Masters takes sports' center stage it is officially golf season. The Fairways Golf...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 7, 2016

Cards break out big bats for wins over Newport, Chewelah

Medical Lake Cardinal baseball head coach Kerry Kelly has a good reason to be happy. Not only did his team score big victories last week but they saw the return of pitching ace Cory Wagner who was sidelined for a couple of weeks with a fractured...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 7, 2016

Medical Lake softball splits games with Chewelah, Reardan

The bats were just not there one day, but were found on another as Medical Lake split a pair of softball games last week. The Cardinals fell to Chewelah in a Northeast A League game March 31 where they were limited to five hits in a 4-2 loss. The...

 

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