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Cardinal boys top Deer Park

MEDICAL LAKE – The Cardinal boys basketball team rose to victory over Deer Park 66-54 behind Tyler Sembly’s 21 points. Sembly also had quite a night rebounding as well and worked the defensive glass quite effectively. Eugene Ha... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

Under the Bus

This was one of two city buses that got stuck in the snow on January 6. The winter storm created multiple problems for area drivers and people using public transportation.... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

Airway council pushes mayoral decision

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Choosing a council chair and Mayor for Airway Heights was moved to the top of the agenda on January 10, and two individuals were nominated to fill the position for the next two years. Deputy Mayor Veronica... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

State lawmaker looking to eliminate park fees

OLYMPIA – Washington state has a lot of parks and outdoor recreation areas that require people to either pay for an annual $30 Discover Pass or $10 daily passes to visit certain areas including Washington State Parks such as... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

West Plains Eagles look to a strong season

CHENEY – The West Plains Eagles are a group of athletes that compete in the Special Olympics competitions, and they represent the Northeast area of Washington state. Brenda Devine, who has been the Program Coordinator for the... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

Winter storm hits early in 2022

CHENEY – The Spokane area and west plains saw significant snowfall during the winter storm on January 6, and measurements at the Spokane International Airport show over 5 inches... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

King Farms expands into equipment service

MEDICAL LAKE – For over 20 years Jeff King has been following his passion and working with tractors, recreational vehicles, utility trailers, and other farm equipment. Over the last five years King has been working to build the... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

Dollars for Scholars has successful wreath raffle

MEDICAL LAKE – Medical Lake Dollars for Scholars tried a new approach to fundraising during the holiday season and partnered with multiple local businesses to create a holiday wreath raffle. Steven Meltzer, the group’s... — Updated 1/13/2022

 
 By Matthew O. Stephens    News 

News Briefs

SPOKANE – The Spokane County Library District has announced Beanstack’s 5th Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World.” A press release from the district said, “A New Year’s resolution of reading more... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Cardinal wrestler continues winning streak

CHENEY – Medical Lake's Aden Carl went into the Cheney Invite as the number one seed in the 132 pound class, and increased his winning streak to 21-0 on the season by winning all... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Youth wrestling club to start in Airway Heights

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – For a few years Pastor Jacob Powers has wanted to see a wrestling club start up to serve the Airway Heights community, and he said he is excited to get the Kingdom Wrestling Club started. Powers said he has been... — Updated 1/13/2022

 

Cardinal boys hold off Sandpoint

SANDPOINT – The varsity boys’ basketball team from Medical Lake traveled to Sandpoint, Idaho on December 29 for a non-league game and held on late to win behind the offense of Oran Rhimer. Rhimer led the scoring effort with 31... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Eagles win two straight

PORTLAND – The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team traveled to the Viking Pavilion and brought their overall record to 7-6 with the 63-58 win over Portland State on December 30. The Eagles were missing a few players in the... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Two Cardinal JV wrestlers take first

HANFORD – Hudson Raulston and Aden Carl from Medical Lake both won their respective weight divisions during the Winter Cup wrestling tournament in Hanford. Overall Medical Lake placed tenth. Raulston wrestled in the 113-pound... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Winter Wildlife

Porcupines can be found wandering all over Turnbull, and this one was out in the snow looking for snacks on New Year’s Eve.... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Winter Wonderland

This photo taken on New Year's Day shows how Mystic Falls in Spokane is a sight to behold when frozen and is conveniently only 20 minutes from Cheney. It is a great place for an... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Airway companies penalized for import violations

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Three companies local to the area have been recently penalized according to records obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Northern Imports LLC located in Airway Heights was issued a... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Semi crash sends one to hospital

SPOKANE – Eastbound traffic on Interstate 90 was completely blocked for hours due to a crash near the Garden Springs exit that was caused by a semi driving too fast for conditions according to the accident report. 36-year-old... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Medical Lake swears in, Mayor, council members

MEDICAL LAKE – Terri Cooper was sworn in as the newly elected mayor of Medical Lake, and two new members of city council also recited their respective oath of office. Dawn Olmstead and Bob Maxwell are the two newest council... — Updated 1/6/2022

 

Goodwill plans facility in Airway Heights

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest recently announced plans to build a new 60,000-square-foot facility here. According to records, Goodwill Industries recently purchased 6 acres of land at the southeast... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

Airway council approves budget amendments

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Finalizing budget amendments as the year closes was the main topic of discussion during the final council meeting and study session of 2021 for the City Council. City Clerk/Treasurer Stanley Schubert brought the... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

Keep your vehicle ready for winter

CHENEY -- Cold weather is always a little harder on vehicles, and it can be extremely beneficial to look into some preparations. With winter settling in, the sun tends to set earlier in the day and professionals with AAA said it... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

Homelessness in a pandemic

CHENEY – Homelessness has been an increasingly pertinent topic for several years, and even more so recently with the impact of the pandemic and aftereffects. Bob Peeler, who has been with SNAP for 40 years, said housing costs... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

Medical Lake wrestlers do well individually

SPOKANE VALLEY - On December 23, the Cardinal wrestling team competed in the Tri-County Tournament at Central Valley High School, and Aden Carl won first place in the 132-pound... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

Lady Cardinals shut down Shadle Park

SPOKANE VALLEY – Tournament play opened up for many high school teams on December 28 at West Valley High School, and the Medical Lake girls' varsity team beat Shadle Park 57-34.... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

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