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Articles from the May 15, 2014 edition

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 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 15, 2014

Cheney council OKs project payment

Cheney’s North Sixth Street Preservation project took a step towards moving off the drawing board and into actual asphalt and concrete with City Council approval Tuesday night of a Local Agency Agreement Supplement with the state’s Department of...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 15, 2014

AH hit by 40 vehicle prowls

Airway Heights residents may want to double check to make sure their vehicles are secure before leaving them unattended. In the city’s newsletter, the Police Department reported an increase in vehicle prowls and thefts around Airway Heights....

 
 Front Page    May 15, 2014

Lilac boogie

Members of the Cheney Middle School marching band perform Led Zepplin's "The Immigrant Song" while marching in last Saturday's Junior Lilac Parade in Spokane.The theme of this year's 63rd edition of...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Front Page    May 15, 2014

Bonnie Mager seeks return to county commission seat

Asked what compelled her to return to the political arena, Cheney-area resident and former Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager cited a comment from Washington Sen. Patty Murray that “it’s better to be in the middle of things than yelling at...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 15, 2014

A steady hand

Craig Wells ties lures together in preparation for the fly-fishing demonstration during the Department of Fish and Wildlifes’s presentation on fish in Eastern Washington at last Saturday’s Love Your Lake event at Medical Lake’s Waterfront...

 
 By AL STOVER    Front Page    May 15, 2014

ML to change City Hall business hours

There will be a change coming the city of Medical Lake, at least in terms of how they do business. During the May 6 City Council meeting, City Administrator Doug Ross brought forth an ordinance that would establish new business hours for the city....

 
 More News    May 15, 2014

Wildfire season is underway

OLYMPIA – It may still be somewhat wet, but the wildfire season, which officially began April 15 as specified by state law, has already put Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) crews to work on over 20 forest fires reported this...

 
 Front Page    May 15, 2014

Playing their best notes

Medical Lake Middle School's marching band performs Pat Benatar's 1980s hit "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" during the 63rd annual Junior Lilac Parade last Saturday....

 
 More News    May 15, 2014

Cheney's newest car club stages show this Sunday

Cheney’s new car club, “Stars, Stripes, Boots and Spurs,” is holding its first car show Sunday, May 18, at J & M Collision Center, 2218 First St. in Cheney from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be music, Toby’s barbecue and a variety of vendors....

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 15, 2014

ML treatment plant not affected by winter or spring runoff

It was business as usual for the Medical Lake’s Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Facility. Built in 2000, the facility collects waste and water from the Medical Lake, Lakeland Village and Eastern State Hospital. The plant filters suspended solids, bi...

 
 By AL STOVER    More News    May 15, 2014

Spokane man dies after SR 902 collision

A Spokane man was pronounced dead following a two-vehicle collision, Saturday, May 10. According to the Washington State Patrol, a 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck, driven by Frank C. Watson, 71, of St. John, Wash., was stopped northbound on Craig Road...

 
 By Paul Delaney    More News    May 15, 2014

ROTC recognition

Lt. Col. Jason Pape, Department Chair for the Military Science Department at Eastern Washington University, presents special ROTC coins to Fighting Eagle Battalion seniors, cadet John Meir and cadet...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 15, 2014

Cheney soccer advances in playoffs

At this point in the Great Northern League boys' soccer season it's survive and advance - both of which the Cheney Blackhawks did with a 4-0 win Tuesday over East Valley. Cheney got all they would...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 15, 2014

Cheney baseball advances in playoffs

The Cheney high baseball team had a debt to pay Tuesday night as they played the No. 6 ranked Pullman Greyhounds in the first round of the Great Northern League playoffs. Last year Pullman, who was...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 15, 2014

Blackhawks defeat Bantams in GNL track and field

The Cheney boys and girls track and field teams had little difficulty downing an undermanned Clarkston squad in the Blackhawks first and final Great Northern League home meet of the season last...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    May 15, 2014

Eastern's academic excellence is hard fought, well coached, too

Eastern Washington University sports teams have won their share of conference championships — and even a national title in football back in 2010 — over the many decades teams have competed in intercollegiate sports. But forgotten sometimes by...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 15, 2014

Van Stone, Axtell pick up first league win at doubles

While the Cheney High School boys' tennis team fell to the Pullman Greyhounds 6-1 in their last home dual of the season, doubles partners Mason Van Stone and Ryan Axtell gained some success on their...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    May 15, 2014

Two Cards are tops in district tennis

Annette Carlson and Cassidy Hagel earned the number one seed in the girls’ doubles draw in this weekend’s district tennis competition set to begin Friday at 2 p.m. at Mead High School. In addition, Alyssa Fitzgerald and Annika Gahan will compete...

 
 Sports    May 15, 2014

Sports Briefs

McDowell softball accolade Savannah State sophomore and Cheney High grad Mandy McDowell was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced May 5. McDowell earns her second weekly pitching award this...

 
 Sports    May 15, 2014

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school websites to confirm.) BASEBALL Thursday, May 15, Great Northern district playoffs, teams and locations TBD. Saturday, May 17, Great Northern district playoffs at East Valley H.S. Spokane, times...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    May 15, 2014

Cheney mistakes lead to pair of GNL softball losses

Cheney’s final regular season games left Lady Hawks softball head coach Gary Blake longing for the beginning of the season when his team’s defense had him experiencing nirvana. After starting the season with a .970 fielding percentage through...

 
 By AL STOVER    Sports    May 15, 2014

Cheney girls take third place in GNL match

The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams finished their regular season, May 6, in the fourth Great Northern League (GNL) tournament. The girls fell back to third place in team scores with 536. Head coach Gerald Morton said the team was hoping...

 
 Sports    May 15, 2014

West Plains Scoreboard

BASEBALL Great Northern League (Through 5-10-14) League All Games Team W L W L East Valley 13 4 14 5 Cheney 11 7 11 7 Colville 11 7 11 7 West Valley 10 8 10 9 Clarkston 9 9 11 9 Pullman 6 12 6 13 Deer Park 2 15 4 15 Northeast A League (Final 2014) Le...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    May 15, 2014

Cardinals surprise coach with boys' track victory

It’s not often Medical Lake co-head track coach Gene Blankenship has to walk back a prediction, but he did. The veteran coach has been correct in seeing the future enough to predict his cross country team would win the 1A state title last fall....

 
 By Paul Delaney    Sports    May 15, 2014

Medical Lake softball gets into playoffs

The Medical Lake Cardinals’ softball team made the best of limited offense in winning two of three games to finish out the 2014 Northeast A League regular season in third place. First, the Cards got a stellar performance from a pair of pitchers...

 

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