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 By Lee Hughes    News    January 17, 2019 

Medical Lake, County Fire District 3 consider merger

The city of Medical Lake and Spokane County Fire District 3 are discussing a merger due to an increasing number of no-response calls by the city's all-volunteer fire department. The Medical Lake Fire...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019 

Cardinal girls overcome turnovers to win annual Spirit Game rivalry

The Medical Lake Cardinal girls brought home a 64-58 victory from the annual Spirit Game competition in non-league play against the Cheney Blackhawks in a tough game before a roaring crowd at Eastern Washington Universities Reese Court on Saturday....

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019 

Cardinal boys fall in Spirit Game

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew came away empty handed on Saturday in non-league play after losing 80-62 to the rival Cheney Blackhawks at their annual Spirit Game competition, held this year at Eastern Washington University's Reese...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019 

Medical Lake varsity boys drop two more in league action

The Medical Lake Cardinal varsity boys basketball crew dropped two more before their loss to the Cheney Blackhawks Saturday. Jan. 8, Newport The Cardinals were mauled by the third-ranked Newport Grizzlies at home in a 62-44 loss before the home...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 17, 2019 

Medical Lake boys unable to overcome top-ranked opponents

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew found themselves on the receiving end of two losses in league and non-league play last week, giving up a total of 147 points against Deer Park and...

 

Feed Medical Lake offers more than a meal

Some arrived in the basement of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Medical Lake for the camaraderie and community. Others came for the chicken and dumplings. Whether for friendship or a hot meal, the...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    January 10, 2019

Doing more with less

The worn desk and cluttered, unadorned office at the back of the Medical Lake City Hall mirror the condition of the town that City Administrator Doug Ross manages: frugal. The city itself, long stuck...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 10, 2019

Character development through sports

Is a child’s participation in sports beneficial to the development of character? A 2017 article in Psychology Today titled, ”How Sports Can Make You Healthier and Build Character,” by psychologist John Rich, addressed this notion. Rich noted th...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 10, 2019

Cardinal wrestlers win in Freeman

The Medical Lake Cardinal wrestling crew laid-out Freeman in Northeast A league grappling action on Thursday, Jan. 4, hitting the road to beat the Scotties on their home mat 40-36. The Cards had one pin, scored two decisions, and one major decision,...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Sports    January 10, 2019

Medical Lake boys unable to overcome top-ranked opponents

The Medical Lake boys varsity basketball crew found themselves on the receiving end of two losses in league and non-league play last week, giving up a total of 147 points against Deer Park and...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    December 27, 2018

Money for ML streets

The Medical Lake City Council voted to sign an agreement associated with a $504,365 grant from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board for various improvements to city streets at it’s Dec. 18 meeting. The agreement requires the city...

 

By way of introduction...

Hello readers, I’m Lee Hughes, the newest addition to your Cheney Free Press editorial staff. Like most journalists, I’m somewhat averse to being the subject of a story. My job is to report on others, not myself. But when you’re the new guy...

 

Spokane Tribe Casino holds first charitable donation event

The Spokane Tribe Casino and Spokane Tribe of Indians council members presented 20 checks totaling $100,000 to various non-profit community and educational organizations at the casino on Wednesday,...

 
 By LEE HUGHES    News    December 20, 2018

Retiring to The Fischin' Hole Saloon 'felt right'

People driving along East Lake Street in downtown Medical Lake may have noticed a new logo on the window of a former bar and restaurant The Fischin’ Hole Saloon, a riff on the name of the new...

 
 By Lee Hughes    News    December 20, 2018

Signed and delivered

Eastern Washington Eagles quarterback Eric Barriere (3) signs an autograph for a young fan after the Eagles routed the University of Maine Black Bears Saturday 50-19 at Roos Field to advanced to the...

 
 By LEE HUGHES    Sports    December 20, 2018

Cardinal boys charge back for pair of victories

The Medical Lake High School Cardinal boys basketball crew made an impressive showing last week, coming back to win two of their three Northeast A League games by an average of 31 points despite challenging odds. Dec. 11: Medical Lake at Lakeside It...

 
 By Lee Hughes    Photos    December 20, 2018

Finally goin' back to Frisco

The first two Maine Black Bear possessions were not a good sign in last Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision football semifinal playoff game at Roos Field. First, a 46-yard field goal...

 

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