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Winter weather is likely here to stay for a while

Hate the snow that is making driving and walking a true effort? Dislike the bone-chilling cold that has been a regular visitor? Better get used to it because this LaNina winter does not appear to be...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 12, 2017 

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza opens in former Zentropa

The butcher paper is off the windows just as planned and the new Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza opened for business this past Monday, Jan. 9, right on schedule. The former Zentropa Restaurant at 122...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 12, 2017 

Edmondson putting parts back together for Medical Lake wrestling

There’s an old Johnny Cash song that describes how an autoworker working on the Detroit assembly line built himself a Cadillac bit-by-bit, sneaking parts out of the factory over the length of his 20-plus year career. “One Piece at a Time,”...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 12, 2017 

Rim rattling

Eastern Washington's Jacob Wiley scores two of his career-high 25 points on this first-half jam in the Eagles' 82-64 victory over Montana State, Jan. 5 at Reese Court. See more EWU basketball...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 12, 2017 

Medical Lake girls climb atop NEA standings following big wins

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 12, 2017 

Inside game propels Freeman to win over Medical Lake

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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 12, 2017 

Forfeits aid Freeman's win at ML

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Freeman's tops Medical Lake boy's basketball

In the battle of the Northeast A League's top boys' basketball teams on Jan. 6, Freeman topped Medical Lake 58-44 victory at home. "It wasn't their shooting that killed us, it was their inside play,"... Full story

 

ML girl's basketball league leaders

Medical Lake girls' basketball team earned a pair Northeast A League wins, 45-32 over Newport and 62-31 at Freeman on Jan. 6 to run their streak to six and improve to a league-leading 5-0 in the NEA... Full story

 

Forfeits help Freeman top ML wrestlers

The forfeits at the higher weights continue to weigh down Medical Lake wrestling. Such was the case Jan. 5 when the Cardinals faced off against defending 1A state champion Freeman at home in a... Full story

 

EWU women win

The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team's version of the Big Three helped the Eagles score a 67-57 victory over defending Big Sky Conference champ, Idaho, Dec. 31 to open up league... Full story

 

Sideline counseling

Cheney High School girls basketball coach Lorin Carlon gives some advice to Holly Flynn (10) as Hannah Lemelin listens in during the Lady Blackhawks game against St. George's at the West Valley Eagle...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 5, 2017

STEP project groundbreaking takes place

On an aptly themed unusually warm November day with not a cloud in the sky, the Spokane Tribe of Indians officially broke ground on their long-awaited casino project in Airway Heights Nov. 9. With a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    January 5, 2017

New businesses open throughout the West Plains

Some notable developments brought new business, and a different look to the West Plains. A former lonely southwest corner at the busy intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Hayford Road is now home to a...

 

It's time to give new meaning to the phrase, 'DWI'

What is it about winter and impaired judgment? First off, it generally has little to do with too much spiked eggnog punch like that Clark Griswold wolfed down while surrounded by a house filled with dysfunctional family members in the movie classic,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 5, 2017

Medical Lake boys repeat as 1A runners-up

If winning a third 1A cross country state championship in four years was not in the cards for the Medical Lake Cardinals, head coach Gene Blankenship will certainly settle for the second straight...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 5, 2017

Medical Lake soccer soared

Just how far has the Medical Lake girls’ soccer program risen in three years? Simple statistics easily illustrate the answer. In 2014 an 0-14 team scored just six times and the 3-13 team head coach Zane Higgins guided in 2015 and hoped to build upo...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 5, 2017

Cardinal girls sweep Eagle Classic games

Medical Lake’s girls’ basketball team appears to be in a good place — in a tie atop the Northeast A League standings with Lakeside — but head coach Kyle Lundberg says there’s room to be even better. The Cardinals will see if that’s true...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 5, 2017

EWU 2016 soccer was memorable in so many ways

Eastern Washington's women's soccer team had a season that will go down in the history books as the best ever. The year included milestone after milestone, most notably the school's first-ever berth...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    January 5, 2017

Payne leads Eastern women to win over Idaho

A 22-0 run that spanned two quarters allowed the Eastern Washington women’s basketball team to hold off an Idaho rally and hand the Eagles a 67-57 victory in their Big Sky Conference opener at Reese Court, Dec. 31. With senior Ashli Payne pouring...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 29, 2016

Howard Jorgenson gave and gave to his community

Talk to relatives and others who, over the past 50-plus years, knew and worked with Howard Jorgenson and "shy" or "reserved" would not be words that come to mind when describing this iconic community...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 29, 2016

Longtime West Plains businesses change hands

Three businesses that enjoyed long-term stable ownership changed hands in 2016 on the West Plains. Led by two generations of family guidance and some 60 years operating in Cheney, Boots Insurance...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    December 29, 2016

Local apartment boom continues

The boom in apartment construction in Cheney is more than noticeable with the sound of hammers pounding and nail-guns popping in a number of locations. That signals a potential shift in the habits of...

 

Cardinals bounced from state 1A hoops tournament

Then Medical Lake boy’s basketball coach Arnold Brown was pretty quick to offer an explanation on why his team made a quick exit from the state 1A tournament last week at the Yakima Sun Dome. “The whole tournament was third-quarter blues for...

 

High expectations can have their downside with Eastern football

A Google search for quotes pertaining to “expectations” will deliver many thousands from which to pick. The one attributed to Bill Watterson, the mind and hand behind the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” seemed to hit home. “I find my life...

 

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