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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

ML school measures face voters

Medical Lake School District officials are hoping a potentially confusing new way to fund a significant part of their operations will not keep voters from approving a pair of measures that pay for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 8, 2018

Awards to be sought for Fisher preservation

Cheney's Historical Preservation Commission gave "enthusiastic support" at its Feb. 1 meeting to city staff to go ahead and prepare nominations for the School House Lofts student apartments for...

 

Assisting the assistant

Westwood Middle School students help Assistant Principal Tami Skillingstad celebrate her selection as the Association of Washington School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year. Skillingstad was...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

Student issues threat to Medical Lake High

An initial social media threat following a basketball game at Medical Lake High School last Thursday night was taken with all seriousness. But after thorough investigation, school officials, and those with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    February 8, 2018

Cheney council rushes resolution to fix billing snafu

Cheney officials took the unusual step at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting of requesting passage of a resolution without actually having an official copy of the document to present to council. The resolution read aloud into the record by city...

 

Standing up to be individual catalysts for good

Scott Backovich's message to Cheney Middle School students gathered in the school's commons last Wednesday morning was pretty simple - be a catalyst for good. His reason for flying over 1,000 miles...

 

Medical Lake sends performers to state in Yakima

While Medical Lake sports teams are headed to the postseason this week in hopes of state titles, another group of competitors are also seeking glory on the big stage. Medical Lake musicians under the...

 

Hallett releases January winners award list

The following are January award winners for Hallett Elementary: Kindergarten: Danker: Mercy Underwood, Ava Grace, Eli Cederblom. Musselwhite: Asher Stamoolis, Amaya Reindl, Liam Barringer. Williams: Trinity Knapton, Mason Halme. Haase: Kylie...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Farm Salvation offers a unique style in Medical Lake

Farm Salvation, located at 106 Lefevre St. in Medical Lake, is a place where items can have a second chance, thanks to Gerri Johnson. Since 2012, Johnson has been taking things from her farm and givin...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    February 8, 2018

West Plains Chamber introduces new executive director

Toby Broemmeling, a person with familiarity in the area, specifically at Fairchild Air Force Base, was officially introduced as the new executive director of the West Plains' Chamber of Commerce at th...

 

Light 'em up now for better indoor garden results

It's time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors. It's a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you'll save money, increase your variety of...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Airway Heights 'community café' meeting lays out year

Airway Heights held its “community café” meeting on Jan. 24 and talked about the upcoming events for the new calendar year. According to its website, the group works with engaged and passionate residents, businesses, non-profits, and City...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Airway Heights City Council assigns committee roles

Airway Heights City Council members received their various committee assignments at their Feb. 5 meeting. The ad hoc committees included finance, community and economic development, public works, public safety, governmental building, JLUS (joint...

 

News Briefs

Lisa Brown to appear at Cheney forum Former Washington State University-Spokane chancellor and current 5th District congressional candidate Lisa Brown (D-Spokane) is slated to appear at a community forum at Cheney’s Wren Pierson Community Center...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    February 8, 2018

Red hot talent

The dance group Code Red performs Tuesday night, Feb. 6, during Eastern Washington University's "Eastern's Got Talent" show at Showalter Hall Auditorium. Hosted by Eagle Entertainment, the show...

 

It can be scary who gets fooled these days

Did you know by paying $46,000 a year and change to attend New York University — sans books, room and board of course which bumps the bite to over $63K — it apparently gives some at least the partial ability to see the future? There are no...

 

The Seattle drug clinics are setting up to offer safe injection sites

I voted for Initiative 502 in 2012, not because I wanted to legalize marijuana, but because what we were doing wasn’t working. I thought it inconceivable that the U.S. government would allow any state to openly ignore federal law. At best, I was...

 

Cheney levy helps support Cheney School District's extracurricular activities for kids

I am writing this letter as a supporter of the Cheney Public School’s Replacement Education Programs and Operation levy on Feb. 13. I started working as a paraeducator about nine years ago after moving to Spokane and am now the registrar and...

 

Signs point to needed passage of ML levy

The signs have been posted around town and the flyers were hung on our doors, but what do the levy measures really mean for our children? As a Medical Lake alumnus and community member with children who will soon be entering school, it is important...

 

Levy is about students, not about buildings

After reading the letters to the editor in last week’s edition it is important to make a simple clarification — last year, voters approved a bond that pays for additional classrooms and secure entrances at four elementary schools and Cheney High...

 

Trump and Republicans should look in mirror

Can anyone explain President Trump’s and the Republican’s hostile positions on immigration? Several of our country’s leaders have/had foreign-born wives; think Trump (Czechoslovakia, Slovenia), McConnell (China) and Mnuchin (Scotland). At...

 

Re*Imagine Medical Lake is doing some great community work for the town

I want to thank Re*Imagine Medical Lake for all the wonderful events and committees they have facilitated for our community. Founders Day and the winter festival have grown not only in volume but in show casing the best of Medical Lake. Re*Imagine...

 

Cheney town hall to feature Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is coming to town! If Cathy McMorris Rodgers doesn’t represent you, then come out Sunday evening and welcome Lisa Brown to Cheney. Lisa will be holding a town hall style meeting from 6–7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Wren...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Feb. 7, 2008 The Medical Lake police department was awarded two traffic safety grants from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). That brought nearly $1,500 in...

 

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Seventy-five years ago in January 1943, the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge received a shipment of 19 Canada geese which they planned to use to establish a flock on the refuge. Learn more about our area’s history at www.cheneymuseum.or...

 

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