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 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Doing it for the love of the kids

MEDICAL LAKE - The two men are diametric opposites. The first is a one-armed, self-described liberal non-conformist hippy running coach, the other a retired Air Force chief master... — Updated 2/13/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Lady Cards lose in tiebreaker

MEDICAL LAKE — The Lady Cards went 1 for 4 in their final games of the regular season with a win against Newport before absorbing three losses, including a No. 1 seed tiebreaker a... — Updated 2/13/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Card boys win one, lose two

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinal boys had a rough past week as they head into the end of the 2019-2020 season, winning a home game against Newport, then dropping the next two games to... — Updated 2/13/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cardinal wrestling team takes third at districts

SPANGLE — The Medical Lake wrestling team missed the title in the Northeast A League at the district meet last weekend, settling instead for third after first-place Lakeside and... — Updated 2/13/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake council discusses renewing community cleanup

MEDICAL LAKE — The City Council considered the pros and cons of another community cleanup day, approved amendments to a professional services agreement and the city’s six-year t... — Updated 2/13/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cards lose to Stags, maintain league lead

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinal boys let Deer Park take an early lead that they were never able to catch in a disappointing 52-39 loss on Friday at home. “A very tough team,” head... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Card wrestlers fall to tie-breaker

DEER PARK — The Cardinal wrestling team ended the season with a loss at the hands of the Stags at Thursday, Jan. 30 dual in a close 41-30 loss. “We fell a little short,” head... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cheney wrestlers: playoffs in sight

CHENEY — Blackhawk wrestlers spent the weekend at area tournaments ahead of post-season Great Northern League action that kicks off Friday. As a team the Blackhawks took 11th at... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Determination trumps injury and pain

MEDICAL LAKE — The spotlight shining down on the mat reflects upward on the young man’s face that is nearly emotionless, yet somehow predatory. “That’s what you have to... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Lady Cards take out Deer Park

MEDICAL LAKE — The Lady Cards notched an exciting win on a last second clutch 3-pointer by Emily Munson to beat Deer Park (7-3, 13-5) before a home crowd Friday night 47-44 that e... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake School Board passes policies

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake School District Board had a full agenda at its Tuesday, Jan. 28, meeting, considering a number of policy changes, approving grants and accepting... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Brad Richmond named new Airway Heights police chief

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — There’s a new police chief in town and he’s looking for help from the community he is sworn to protect. “Law enforcement can’t do it on their own,” Brad... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Kobe Bryant, daughter, die in helicopter crash

CALABASAS, CALIF. - As has been widely reported, former National Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant, along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, died... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cardinal wrestlers notch another league win heading into districts

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinal wrestling team earned another Northeast A League win against Lakeside, then went through the grinder in two regional tournaments in the past week as... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Card girls go three wins in a row in NEA league play

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinal girls basketball crew extended their winning streak to three with league wins over Northeast A League Lakeside, Colville and Riverside last week. The... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cardinal boys swat aside Colville, Riverside

MEDICAL LAKE — The Cardinals enjoyed a solid past week in all-league play, beating Lakeside, destroying Colville, then going on to a decisive victory against Riverside the for a f... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports

Cheney wrestlers tops in GNL

CHENEY — The Blackhawks finished the regular Great Northern League season with a blowout of Pullman to secure the Great Northern League wrestling title for the second year in a... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

County Fire District 3 renovating for the future

CHENEY/MEDICAL LAKE — Spokane County Fire District 3 and the community it serves is growing, and the department is busy making room for its expanding staff in Medical Lake and at... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Medical Lake accepts road improvement grants

MEDICAL LAKE —A full City Council, including newly elected councilman Art Kulibert attending his first meeting, took 15 minutes to work through a short agenda at its regular Tuesd... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Sleeping burglar awakened by deputies

SPOKANE COUNTY — Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a burglar caught sleeping in a spare bedroom, then linked the suspect to two other nearby burglaries, according to a... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Lawsuit against Spokane Gun Club fails

MEDICAL LAKE — A lawsuit filed in Spokane Superior Court contesting Spokane County’s removal of a no-shooting designation ahead of development of the Spokane Gun Club’s... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

St. Johns Lutheran welcomes new pastors

MEDICAL LAKE — St. Johns Lutheran Church has a new pastor. Two, actually. Greg and Carol Yeager arrived in mid-December and began tending to their flock that includes Emmanuel Lut... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Footprints in snow lead to Medical Lake prowler arrest

MEDICAL LAKE — A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested an alleged vehicle prowler after backtracking the man’s footprints in the snow early Monday morning, Jan. 13. Deputy... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education

Medical Lake JROTC is competitive

MEDICAL LAKE - The Medical Lake High School Washington 81st Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps continues to do well in the Cascade Mountain League. The high school recently... — Updated 1/23/2020

 
 By Lee Hughes    News

Long-time Medical Lake city attorney retiring

MEDICAL LAKE — After 37 years as the city’s legal representative, city attorney Cynthia McMullen is hanging it up — finally. Hired by Mayor Don Johns as city attorney and pro... — Updated 1/23/2020

 

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