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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Hennessey was in front lines of COVID-19 battle

Over the past dozen years, two former Eastern Washington University football players have gone to Italy to check out the world of European football. There was Craig McIntyre who... — Updated 4/30/2020


Predict our spring weather? Flip a coin

CHENEY – Meteorological spring is easy to pinpoint at it spans the months of March, April and May. The astronomical version of the season might require a calendar to pinpoint its start, but here’s a hint if you did not already... — Updated 4/16/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion

How I spent my COVIDcation? Things I did NOT and DID do while sheltering in place

Remember way back when in the 1960s when, upon returning to the classroom in the after summer break that your teacher might have asked you to pen a few paragraphs on “How I spent my summer vacation?” The past few weeks got me... — Updated 4/9/2020


Spokane, Medical Lake intertie bid approved

MEDICAL LAKE – Years in the making, Medical Lake’s water intertie with the city of Spokane moved an important step closer to fruition recently. The low bid $651,692.45 from General Industries, Inc. from Spokane was accepted, bu... — Updated 4/3/2020


Medical Lake Census project is COVID victim

MEDICAL LAKE – There are many casualties of COVID-19, aside from the actual virus victims themselves. And one of those was an effort to assist Medical Lake residents tackle the every decade chore of completing the U.S. Census.... — Updated 4/2/2020


What happens when COVID-19 is in our midst

MEDICAL LAKE – Superintendent of Schools Tim Ames wryly remembered the phone call he got on Saturday, March 14 as being when the “fun” began. But Ames was not first in line to learn that an unnamed school district employee... — Updated 3/26/2020


It's business kinda' as usual at ML City Hall

MEDICAL LAKE – “Domino’s Pizza,” came the reply on the other end of the phone, followed by a laugh. But please pardon Medical Lake City Administrator Doug Ross for this injection of levity in a before business hours call... — Updated 3/26/2020


Making do in COVID-19's world

MEDICAL LAKE — It’s one thing to be one of 200-plus school districts in the state to be relative observers in the daily COVID-19 reality show. But when it hits home like it did in Medical Lake where a teacher tested positive... — Updated 3/26/2020


What if? The question that EWU can't answer

CHENEY – What if? Those two words continue to echo throughout college basketball locker rooms following the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Basketball Tournament way back on March 1... — Updated 3/26/2020


ML school employee tests positive for COVID-19

MEDICAL LAKE — Just as Medical Lake parents and employees were trying to grasp the magnitude of Gov. Jay Inslee’s decree that all state K-12 schools would be forced to close for up to six weeks due to the COVID-19 virus, news... — Updated 3/19/2020


Medical Lake fire service transition continues

MEDICAL LAKE — With the ongoing takeover of Medical Lake’s fire department by Spokane County Fire District 3, so will officially disappear the second oldest fire service in the county. But all good things tend to come to an... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Opinion

Dump the time change, Ringo and I need sleep

While this plea may not carry much weight I’m going to present it anyway. Ringo my beagle has an eating disorder, meaning that if an entire bag of food were somehow left within reach of his snout, he just might eat until he... — Updated 3/12/2020


That's a title wrap

Tanner Groves (left) and Jack Perry celebrate Eastern Washington University winning the 2019-20 Big Sky Conference regular season men’s basketball championship. Eastern clinched the outright title with a 78-69 victory on March 7... — Updated 3/12/2020


ML council approves unique property purchase

MEDICAL LAKE — One of country singer George Strait’s many memorable songs is typical of the genre of the girl leaving the guy. It cries out that “If you leave me, I won’t... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Rebuilding ahead for ML boys basketball

MEDICAL LAKE — The Medical Lake boys basketball team will certainly be faced with a significant rebuilding job for the 2020-2021 season. They will lose eight seniors, four of... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Bet paid off in MLHS's Olmstead's love of music

MEDICAL LAKE — There might not be much that Medical Lake music student Riley Olmstead can one-up her teacher, Craig Johnson, on, except, perhaps an ancient middle memory. The senior percussionist, Olmstead was recently accepted i... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Grassroots 'Civics,' the first-grade version

MEDICAL LAKE — Finding a way to engage First Graders in a subject many American adults have little clue about — Civics — took on a novel approach recently at Michael Anderson Elementary school at Fairchild Air Force Base.... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

EWU trustees hear athletics pros, cons

CHENEY — It’s unlikely in recent years that the public comment portion of an Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees meeting has drawn the interest it did last Friday afternoon, Feb. 28 at Tawanka Commons. However, on... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

End of a season, end of an era for Cardinals

DEER PARK — Not only was Medical Lake’s 45-44 loss to Deer Park — AGAIN — on Feb. 21 agonizing in itself for all the what ifs, but the game that ultimately ended the... — Updated 2/27/2020


Haynes are honored as ML 'Senior Volunteers' for '19

MEDICAL LAKE — Gene and Carol Haynes were honored as the “Senior Citizen Volunteers of the Year” by the Kiwanis Club of Medical Lake at their Feb. 15 Valentine’s Day... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Helping hands

Big Sky basketball referee Martin Cichocki took a moment during a timeout at the Feb. 20 men’s basketball game between Eastern Washington and Sacramento State at Reese Court to... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Education

Medical Lake band, choir compete at All-State

MEDICAL LAKE — All-state honors in any sport shine the spotlight on a job well done on the field, track or court. The same is true in other disciplines and with Medical Lake that... — Updated 2/27/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Deer Park rallies past Medical Lake

MILLWOOD — The “rubber match” between the Medical Lake and Deer Park boys basketball game didn’t remotely resemble the regular season matchups when these two Northeast A... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Five Cardinals advance to State

DEER PARK — Medical Lake scored a fifth-place team finish and will send five wrestlers to Mat Classic XXXII, the WIAA High School State Wrestling Championships Feb. 21 – 22 in... — Updated 2/20/2020

 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports

Rocking hats

A pair of fans appropriately attired with curling rock hats take in the action at the USA National Curling Championships women’s finals last Saturday, Feb. 15, between Team... — Updated 2/20/2020


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