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Goertz receives Department of Health award

MEDICAL LAKE - Deep Creek Ranchette Water Association President Jerry Goertz has been awarded the 2021 Commitment to Excellence award for his work by the Washington state... — Updated 5/6/2021

Well 6 to remain offline into summer

CHENEY — Uncertainty over how best to repair a downed pump could leave the city without the use of one of its main reserve irrigation wells at a key point in time as the weather begins to warm and an unusually dry spring... — Updated 5/6/2021


The space hunt is on

DAVENPORT—“BOOM!” What sounded like a bomb going off to Sami Guhlke hit the sky’s soundwaves as the Reardan resident walked with her dog to pick up eggs from her family... — Updated 5/6/2021

Hey neighbor, can I borrow some water?

MEDICAL LAKE — The City Council is in the early stages of an agreement to honor Four Lakes Water District’s request for water – a discussion like many on the West Plains that’s been ongoing for several years. Medical Lake... — Updated 5/6/2021

We've got your back

CHENEY — City Council members hope they have sent a strong message to Eastern Washington University interim president David May and the Board of Trustees that when it comes to the pending decision on the status of athletics,... — Updated 5/6/2021


EWU holds vaccination clinic for community

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University paired with Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) and the Washington State National Guard to offer a vaccination clinic on campus May, 3... — Updated 5/6/2021

Cardinals have winless week in tennis

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake boy’s tennis team’s undefeated string came to an end at four matches and did so with a pair of 3-2 losses to Lakeside and Riverside April 26 and 28. The Cardinal girls also lost their matches... — Updated 5/6/2021

West Plains Police News

CHENEY April 26 No reports April 27 Violation of a court order was reported on the 2200 block of 1st Street. Domestic violence/verbal dispute was reported on the 200 block of Front Street. Third-degree malicious mischief was... — Updated 5/6/2021

Cardinal girls roll past Grizzlies in track

NEWPORT — With no further competition beyond the COVID-corrected spring sports season, Medical Lake track athletes are working to establish themselves as those others will aspire to in future years. The Cardinals used a... — Updated 5/6/2021

Blackhawks softball on four-game skid

CHENEY – After winning their first four games, the Blackhawks softball team has done the reverse – lost their last four games in this year’s shortened Greater Spokane League season. The three latest setbacks came last week,... — Updated 5/6/2021

Blackhawks earn close wins over University

CHENEY – On paper, last Saturday’s track and field matchup between the Blackhawks and visiting University Titans boys was a 72-all tie. That’s on paper. On the track and in the field, a tie is settled with places. “A... — Updated 5/6/2021

Blackhawk boys battle on the courts against larger teams

CHENEY – The Blackhawks boys tennis team is still looking for some success in its first season in the Greater Spokane League 3A/4A classification. First-year head coach Dan Estock attributes part of that to the size of... — Updated 5/6/2021

ML has amazing rally to top Freeman

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake High School baseball team has been bringing out the big bats lately, but likely not better than the rally they had April 27 at home against Freeman in a Northeast A League game at Holliday Field.... — Updated 5/6/2021

Cheney soccer upsets Mead for second GSL win

CHENEY — The Blackhawks soccer team returned to the win column, notching a victory over visiting Mead on Monday, May 3. The baseball team is still searching for that elusive break, losing three games including two to Greater... — Updated 5/6/2021

Cheney places 10 on All-GSL teams for fall sports

SPOKANE — In its return to the Greater Spokane League and the 3A classification the Cheney High School sports teams didn’t do too bad with all-league awards. The Blackhawks placed 10 players as first and second team and... — Updated 5/6/2021

Treat Covid like we treated polio and eradicate it

When I was a child, I remember the fear of getting polio at this time of year and summer. Although, I would consider the Covid 19 virus far more deadly, the polio virus was equally deadly and feared back then. When the Salk... — Updated 5/6/2021

Public needs answers on policing processes

As if the black and brown lives that have been snuffed out by police without justification isn’t enough, there are other recent events that reveal the inadequate training and/or integrity of some police and law enforcement... — Updated 5/6/2021

It's vaccines that are helping save small businesses

Americans are slowly returning to their favorite mom-and-pop shops and locally-owned restaurants. With COVID-19 cases falling, and 23 percent of the population fully vaccinated, most states have lifted the strictest lockdown... — Updated 5/6/2021

Lawmakers wanted an income tax lawsuit - they'll get two

Public records show lawmakers plan to use the capital gains income tax to set up a lawsuit to try to impose a broad-based graduated income tax. They’re going to get not one, but two. It could be years, however, before we know... — Updated 5/6/2021

Eastern Washington releases winter quarter Dean's List names

CHENEY — The Eastern Washington University Dean’s List is released after every fall, winter and spring quarter. The fall and spring quarter lists also include students on the semester system. An undergraduate student who... — Updated 5/6/2021

Westwood FBLA takes home 19 awards at the virtual SBLC

WINDSOR/MARSHALL — The Westwood Middle School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students placed 19 times at the Virtual State Business Leadership Conference held April 21-24. Aftyn Tippetts qualified for nationals with... — Updated 5/6/2021

Transitional kindergarten coming to Medical Lake SD

MEDICAL LAKE — Holding its first live, in-person meeting in over a year on April 27, the Medical Lake School Board moved forward on adding a new layer of in-person learning for students when instruction begins in the fall of... — Updated 5/6/2021

West Plains Briefs

St. John’s Lutheran holds plants/crafts fundraiser St. John’s Lutheran Church’s WELCA is holding a fundraising plant/craft sale in Medical Lake. The sale takes place Saturday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. – noon at 223 S.... — Updated 5/6/2021


Cheney Community Church Cheney Community Church welcomes you to attend worship with us. We are open for in-person worship, Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Masks are required and social distancing practiced to be in compliance with... — Updated 5/6/2021

Grow edamame for better health and nutrition

Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet. Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden.  Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and high blood... — Updated 5/6/2021

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