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 By Lee Hughes    News    July 11, 2019 

ML kicks fireworks ban down the road

If the Medical Lake City Council was considering any further action regarding a firework ban, a contingent of about 25 citizens were on-hand at the council’s July 2 meeting to remind them how they felt. At a meeting lacking any agenda action...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 11, 2019 

Lakeland Village begins receiving new residents

Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey once said, in part, “The moral test of government is how that government treats … those who are in the shadows of life — the sick, the needy and the...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 11, 2019 

Tree takes out power to Medical Lake business and home

The tree-sized branch on an old cottonwood tree at the corner of Stanley and Lake streets in Medical Lake had finally had enough, breaking off from the tree’s main truck on Tuesday, July 2. It was...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 11, 2019 

Avista installing 8-inch gas line near Lakeland Village

If you’ve driven down State Route 902 lately you’ve probably run into a construction project on the roadside near Lakeland Village and wondered what’s going on. That construction that has...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 11, 2019 

AL Cannons Seniors go 3 for 7 in past weeks play

The American Legion AAA Cannon Seniors added three more wins to their record in the past weeks play. Cannons vs. Spokane Bandits They started with two league wins in a doubleheader play on Monday,...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 4, 2019

ML Planning Commission approves plan resolution

The Medical Lake Planning Commission on Thursday, June 27, approved a resolution that will eventually be presented to the City Council that formalizes its recent work to update the city’s comprehensive plan. Among other things, the resolution...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake board OKs summer school program

It was one of the faster meetings in memory as the Medical Lake School Board made quick work of an essentially pro forma agenda on Tuesday, June 25. With Superintendent Tim Ames absent, it fell on Assistant Superintendent Kim Headrick to answer...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 4, 2019

Fire District 3 dedicates first fully-staffed station

Spokane County Fire District 3 achieved a major milestone in its 74-year history on Monday with the first raising of the American flag over its newly renovated Station 33 in Four Lakes. “We’ll be...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake announces July 4 regulations

Medical Lake is one of three Spokane County municipalities that still allow private discharge of fireworks on Independence Day, and Medical Lake Fire Department personnel have been busy distributing fliers by hand and on social media as a reminder...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Time to stop kidding ourselves

Picture yourself traveling through space. Ahead hovers your home, a glowing bright blue orb reflecting the sun’s light off its vast oceans in the otherwise inky-cold blackness of space. As you know from your travels among the unimaginable vastness...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 4, 2019

Medical Lake Post 196 drops two more in non-league play

American Legion AA league Medical Lake Post 196 dropped two more games in doubleheader action at home against Northern Lakes on Thursday, June 27. “We were only able to scatter a few hits,” head c...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    July 4, 2019

AAA Cannons drop two more against a tough Pullman squad

It was a long day at the Shadle Park diamond as the Spokane American Legion Cannons took on visiting Pullman in a doubleheader on Thursday, June 27, dropping both to the leagues number one team. “Offensively we were clicking,” head coach Austin...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    June 27, 2019

Medical Lake council gets an earful on proposed fireworks ban

Social media was set ablaze ahead of the Medical Lake City Council’s June 18 regular meeting when a discussion about a proposed fireworks ban within the city limits was placed on the agenda. The...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Education    June 27, 2019

Medical Lake schools come out ahead in state budget

If Medical Lake School District finance director Chad Moss had his way, school funding would be much simpler and less fluid. So much for wishful thinking. “There’s a lot of unknowns still,” Moss said of budgeting in general, a newly mandated...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    June 27, 2019

West Plains firefighters train for upcoming wildfires

The men and women of Crew 212, dressed in dirty yellow nomex shirts, heavy trousers, hardhats and boots, sat on the dirt road — a trail really — in the thick young pine forest behind the...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 27, 2019

Cannons lose five in tournament play

The Spokane American Legion Cannons senior ball club took on Shadle Park before heading to the Yakima Tournament in non-league action in the past week, where they managed to squeak out a single win....

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 27, 2019

Medical Lake AA Post 196 has momentum

Medical Lake Post 196 continues to play aggressively in American Legion AA action as the summer season progresses. Post 196 at Riverside Tuesday, June 18 doubleheader on the road was a 5-4 game one...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 27, 2019

Leading by (good) example

Picture a baseball game. The pitcher is on the mound; he gets his signal from the catcher and nods approval. He goes into his windup, makes his pitch and the home plate umpire makes the call. Then all hell breaks loose. At first there’s just some...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    June 20, 2019

Re*Imagine Medical Lake

Terri Cooper’s demeanor was an equal measure of near-exhaustion and exhilaration on Wednesday, June 12, at the Medical Lake Middle School soccer field, where volunteers were putting the final touches on the area that would host The Moving Wall the...

 

The Moving Wall: reminder of Vietnam veterans sacrifices

There was no shortage of visitors to Medical Lake this weekend along the reflective black wall engraved with the names of 58,318 Americans who didn't make it home alive from the Vietnam War. "Once...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 20, 2019

American Legion Post 196 AA breaking even at season halfway mark

The Medical Lake American Legion AA Post 196 baseball squad went into a doubleheader against Riverside on the road on Tuesday with a two-game wining streak as of press time, pounding Cheney13-3 in...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 20, 2019

Legion AAA Cannons struggle at tournament

The Spokane Cannons, the American Legion AAA league team, is the summer home of West Plains boys of summer the likes of Sam Gollehon, Mason Hammond and Trevor Hurt-Moran of Medical Lake, and Nick...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    June 20, 2019

Cardinal basketball has new head coach

Jordan Starr, Medical Lake High School assistant athletic director, has been named the new Cardinal head basketball coach. In a telephone interview, Starr said his goal for the 2020 season is to...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    June 13, 2019

Terrace Heights residents take engineers to task

Terrace Heights resident Duke Hammond had heard enough. “I think this is a crock of crap,” he told Spokane County engineering officials standing before a group of about 23 of his neighbors at a...

 

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