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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 11, 2018 

'Moving Wall' discussion dominates ML Council

The planned visit of the Moving Wall Vietnam War tribute next June will have the blessing and backing of the city of Medical Lake. Just how that happens, however, will remain somewhat up in the air following the Oct. 2 meeting of the Medical Lake Cit...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 11, 2018 

Record yields for 2018 Eastern Washington wheat crop

The first indication that the 2018 wheat harvest has been pretty good for farmers across the northern tier of Washington state is visible to those who travel Interstate 90 near Four Lakes. There, at...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion    October 11, 2018 

'Breaking news and Tuesdays' really makes us frown

Back in the 1970s, brother and sister pop singing duo Karen and Richard Carpenter had a memorable hit song, “Rainy Days and Mondays.” It seemed to play all the time and lamented that those two times “always get me down.” There’s a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 11, 2018 

Former EWU Deputy Police Chief Gasseling laid to rest

Gary Gasseling, the former deputy chief of the Eastern Washington University Campus Police Department and the man with an ever-present smile, was laid to rest on Oct. 6 at the Latah Cemetery in...

 

Medical Lake announces 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame

The addition of four new members to the Medical Lake High School Athletic Hall of Fame brings the number in the group to 53. They will be honored at halftime of the Oct. 12 Cardinal football game against Riverside, and officially inducted during a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 11, 2018 

Eastern faces physical Weber State on the road

The Eastern Washington University football team ventures into unfamiliar territory for its players - Ogden, Utah. Because of scheduling wrinkles across the broad footprint of the Big Sky Conference,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 11, 2018 

Medical Lake runs strong at 'Hole In The Wall' invite

Medical Lake’s boys and girls cross country teams got the lickin’ they expected last week, but then turned things around to have solid finishes in an important invitational race. “Lakeside did pretty much what I thought, and we did the same...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 11, 2018 

Bradbury, Newport crush Medical Lake

Just as advertised, Danny Bradbury was everything the Medical Lake football staff thought he would be, and he proved it in a very convincing manner on his home field in Newport’s 50-13 Northeast A League win last Friday night. Newport, coached by...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    October 11, 2018 

Payback with back-up QB:

Eastern checked off its first payback last Saturday with a 55-17 win at Roos Field over 2017 co-champion Southern Utah. The Eagles found they did not skip as much as a beat last Saturday when...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    October 11, 2018 

Payback with back-up QB:

Eastern checked off its first payback last Saturday with a 55-17 win at Roos Field over 2017 co-champion Southern Utah. The Eagles found they did not skip as much as a beat last Saturday when...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 4, 2018

Don Kennedy adds more to his already very full plate

The true extent to which Don Kennedy might go to give back may have been best illustrated 20 years ago on a cold and snowy Sunday in February. "It was snowing to beat the band and one of the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    October 4, 2018

Medical Lake School Board ratifies employee contract

A month later than originally planned, the Medical Lake School Board officially signed off on a new three-year contract for teachers and classified employees in the district at its Sept. 25 meeting. The new contract provides teachers with a 9.76...

 

Medical Lake Junior ROTC cadets busy with community projects

For many in the Medical Lake community, about the only time they see members of the high school’s Junior ROTC program might be in the roles of the color guard prior to sporting and other events and activities. But as some recent events show, these...

 

Fair Ambassador gig has unexpected perks

Annika Redell applied to become a Spokane Interstate Fair Ambassador to help pay her way through college at Eastern Washington University. But the member of Medical Lake's class of 2017 found there...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2018

Medical Lake ends long drought with Freeman

Things certainly did not start well for Medical Lake in last Friday's Northeast A League home football game against Freeman. But they definitely finished the right way for the Cardinals (1-1 NEA, 2-3...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2018

Final drive against Freeman may be defining moment for Cardinals

Earthquakes and glaciers tend to be agents of slow-moving change for the planet. Little, by little, over the course of centuries — eons perhaps — they make their mark. The same might also be said for landmark football victories. Like Medical...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2018

Preparation now complete for Cardinal cross country

Backed by a strong finish last Saturday amongst a stout field, the Medical Lake cross country teams now enter the part of the season where it begins really counting. As Northeast A League dual-meet co...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2018

Medical Lake drops tough volleyball match

Medical Lake High School’s volleyball team saw its losing streak extend to three following a 3-0 Northeast A League loss to Deer Park in their lone outing last week on Sept. 25. “This was a tough-played and hard-fought match,” head coach Todd...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    October 4, 2018

Road-weary Southern Utah visits Roos Saturday

A favorite for the 2018 Big Sky Conference football championship and the defending co-champions meet Saturday at Roos Field as Eastern Washington and Southern Utah clash with a 12:10 p.m. kickoff. Last year in Cedar City, a second-half meltdown led...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    October 4, 2018

Winning for the first time since 1996

Medical Lake ended a decades-long losing streak on Sept. 28 beating Freeman 16-14, scoring the deciding points in the final minute. The victory was the first for Medical Lake over Freeman in eight...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Photos    October 4, 2018

Winning for the first time since 1996

Medical Lake ended a decades-long losing streak on Sept. 28 beating Freeman 16-14, scoring the deciding points in the final minute. The victory was the first for Medical Lake over Freeman in eight...

 

Another West Plains freeway fire breaks out

For the third time in the past several months a series of brush fires broke out along a stretch of Interstate 90 on Monday, Sept. 24, threatening evacuations at one point in the afternoon. The origin...

 

Kennedy chosen for Medical Lake City Council vacancy

Medical Lake will finally operate with a full contingent of city council members following the selection of Don Kennedy as the replacement for John Paikuli at the conclusion of its Sept. 18 meeting...

 

Patterson chosen ML Yard of the Month

The yard of Donna Patterson was chosen as the most recent Gardeners of Cheney/Medical Lake Kiwanis "Yard of the Month." Patterson was honored with the receipt of a $25 gift certificate from LeFevre...

 

Decision time

Medical Lake football players watch the coin toss prior to their Sept. 21 game with visiting Dayton-Waitsburg. The Cardinals ended a two-plus year losing streak with a 44-0 win....

 

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