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 By Drew Lawson    News

Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI

REARDAN-Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced in attack on Sen. Schoesler

DAVENPORT—A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was sentenced for one charge last week. Glen Roy... — Updated 6/9/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced for assaulting Sen. Schoesler

DAVENPORT—A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was sentenced for one charge last week. Glen Roy... — Updated 6/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

District 7 2B Tournament second round turns out one upset

Spokane Valley--The second round of the District 7 2B Tournament featured two overtime contests, mostly expected results and one surprising result that affected the outlook of the... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

District 7 2B bracket set

Spokane Valley--The basketball postseason has arrived in the Northeast 2B League, with all 11 boys and girls teams earning their spots in the double-elimination tournament... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Woman killed in two-car crash on Wood Road

DEEP CREEK--An adult woman was killed this morning in a two-car crash near the 6500 block of North Wood Road in Spokane County northeast of Reardan. The crash occurred around 7 a.m., according to a press release from the Spokane... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Cheney man arrested for alleged Sprague burglary

SPRAGUE—A Cheney man was arrested and booked into Lincoln County Jail Saturday morning in connection to a burglary at a Sprague address. Bruce Paul Havens, 48, who resides on the 25400 block of South Columbia Basin Highway just... — Updated 12/23/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Opinion

Disappointing decision regarding 2B football playoffs

Last week, the WIAA unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. These allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state playoffs in these sports, which around here, include football,... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan blows by Medical Lake, 7-1

MEDICAL LAKE-The Reardan girls soccer team capped off an improved non-league schedule with a convincing 7-1 victory over the Medical Lake Cardinals on Monday, Oct. 4. Reardan... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Opinion

Are we too divided to remember?

Have we become too divided as a country to properly honor those lost to tragedy? This question has crossed my mind multiple times in the last week, which was largely focused on recollecting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Preps athletes will see new masking guidelines

DAVENPORT — Masks will still be a part of sports this year, but face covering rules won’t be as restrictive to start the 2021-22 school year. The state Department of Health released new guidelines that mandate masks in some... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

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 farm... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Liberty tops Davenport in straight sets

DAVENPORT - The Gorillas (0-2) battled for a set and a half, but are still searching for their first set and match victories this season after getting swept at the hands of the... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

EWU men's basketball shuts down program through Jan. 10

CHENEY — Few teams in college basketball appear to have been as affected by COVID-19 as the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team. Having already had several players sidelined due to positive tests and contact tracing... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

EWU women grab two wins at Portland State

PORTLAND - Two wins may not seem like much, but the Eastern Washington women's basketball team's pair of victories at Portland Stat Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 to open Big Sky Conference roa... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Medical Lake leadership discusses 2021 outlook

MEDICAL LAKE—A popular sentiment after the shutdowns and hardships of 2020 may be for residents to plead for everything to “get back to normal.” However, simply hoping for things to get back to the way they were may not... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

'Sonny' times ahead for Airway Heights?

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — James “Sonny” Weathers is in the last of his initial four-year term as a city council member, elected in 2017. He’s also now in his first year as mayor, taking over for Kevin Richey, who resigned at the... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Council tables deputy mayor selection

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The domino effect of former Mayor Kevin Richey’s resignation, former Councilman Steve Lawrence’s resignation and Councilwoman Jennifer Morton’s approved extended absence for several months due to... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Wolffy's Burgers gets creative amidst indoor dining restrictions

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-When Gov. Jay Inslee's updated mandates shut down indoor dining in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its rising totals in November, Justin and Jessica Davis, owners o... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Cardinal state champ to wrestle at San Francisco State

MEDICAL LAKE—Two-time individual state champion Ethan Davis, a senior who has grown up here his whole life, is heading to the Bay Area to wrestle collegiately for the San Francisc... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

EWU unveils 11 game Fall 2021 football schedule

CHENEY-If Eastern Washington University manages to fulfill all Eagle fans' ultimate dream and win two national championships in the same calendar year, it will have played over 20... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

ML board approves district report card, chooses 2021 roles

MEDICAL LAKE—The board approved the district’s 2019-2020 report card and disbursed board roles for 2021 in a quick meeting Dec. 22 that was over in 15 minutes before everyone wished each other a “Merry Christmas” and... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Airway Heights sets final 2021 budget

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Council approved the final 2021 budget in its last meeting of the year, a Dec. 21 legislative session. The final budget includes several amendments from the original proposed 2021 budget, in both revenues and... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Alliance Tire Pros permanently closes

CHENEY-A lack of Eastern Washington University students on campus due to pandemic restrictions and online classes took a chunk out of the city's economy. Now, it has played a part i... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

ML council approves Lokett water tank lease agreement

MEDICAL LAKE—Council approved a lease agreement with Lokket after the city was contacted by the school district about an opportunity to provide Wi-Fi at no charge to families in need. The agreement was discussed and given the... — Updated 12/24/2020

 

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