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 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018

Auto crash claims Cardinal track athlete

A trip to catch a school bus to a track meet turned tragic early last Saturday morning. Washington State Patrol troopers say an SUV with four Medical Lake High School student-athletes on board failed...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 19, 2018

Cheney proceeds with Well 3 design

The city of Cheney is proceeding with work on the estimated $1.8 million redevelopment of its domestic water well No. 3, despite not having all of the funding needed to pay for the work. At their April 10 meeting, the City Council approved a...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 19, 2018

Airway Heights seeks center money

A public hearing was held at the Airway Heights April 16 City Council meeting on proposed grant applications to the state Recreation and Conservation Office for improvements to the future recreation center. The organizations included are the grants...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 19, 2018

Dogs pulled from defunct Medical Lake missile site

It was hardly like the exploits of World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush or Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini, all of whom spent seemingly endless time lost at sea...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 19, 2018

Dachshund Rescue NW brings hope to dogs

Just on the outskirts of Airway Heights, there is a facility called Dachshund Rescue NW that has been operating since 1991. But it isn't like any other kind of place, as it is operated by volunteer...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 19, 2018

Planning Commission approves of Sunset expansion planning

The Airway Heights Planning Commission had a straight-forward meeting on April 11 that included two public hearings. The first one was on the Garfield street project. The city performed a SEPA review for the second phase of the project that includes...

 

Huey Lewis cancels Northern Quest show, 2018 tour

Due to health concerns, Huey Lewis has cancelled his entire 2018 tour and will no longer be performing at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Aug. 19.  "Two and a half months ago, just before a...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 19, 2018

John Merrick resigns Medical Lake council seat

The tenure of one of Medical Lake's newest City Councilmen, John Merrick, ended well short of the time intended when he tendered his resignation and the City Council accepted that move in a unanimous...

 

Washington's summer fire rules officially began April 15

OLYMPIA – Even with this wet, rainy spring, Washington's summer fire rules officially began Sunday, April 15, as specified by state law.   "Whether fire season is delayed or not, Washington's...

 

News Briefs

Area libraries celebrate 20 years of Día Día turns 20 in 2018! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 19, 2018

Cheney council approves street grant application

Water wasn’t the only issue Cheney City Council members tackled at the April 10 meeting. The council approved a request from the Public Works Department to apply for funding from three grant programs run through the Spokane Regional Transportation...

 

Keeper's name incorrect

Due to a reporter’s error, the name of Medical Lake soccer goalkeeper Taye Jones was incorrect in last week’s edition.... Full story

 

CHS nets four champions at FBLA conference

Cheney High School Future Business Leaders of America students spent the latter part of their spring break competing at the State Business Leadership Conference in Bellevue, April 4-7. The Blackhawks...

 

Cheney High's Suominen named Spokane Scholar winner

Cheney High School senior Rachel Suominen was one of 24 area students to receive awards at the 26th annual Spokane Scholars Foundation banquet Monday, April 16, at the Spokane Convention Center. Accor...

 

Eastern Washington partners on faculty recruiting and retention program

A new partnership will give Eastern Washington University more resources to recruit and retain faculty members from underrepresented populations. EWU has received “affiliate” partner status as a non-doctoral (PhD) granting institution with the...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018

EWU athletics director finalists are named

A pool of 50 applicants has been drained to leave just two finalists for the position of Eastern Washington University's athletics director. Current Utah Valley University AD Vince Otoupal and EWU's...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018

Lady Blackhawks get revenge with Sandpoint win

Last year, Cheney High’s softball team saw their season-opening nine-game winning streak snapped in a 5-3 loss at Idaho 4A Sandpoint, with all of the Bulldogs runs coming in a long third inning. This year, the Lady Blackhawks came in to...

 

Locals excel at Pelluer Invite

The Eastern Washington University track and field team had successful marks throughout the day at the 46th Annual Pelluer Invitational April 14 with Medical Lake freshman Lexi Rolan and sophomore...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018

Plenty to look for in the upcoming NFL draft - including its finish

The NFL Draft is coming! The NFL Draft is coming! Hallelujah, if only for the fact that once it’s done, the endless speculating, promoting, advertising and hype will be done with it. From April 26-28 — three days, count ‘em, three days — 256...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018

Blackhawks down West Valley in boys track and field

Cheney High’s boys track and field team stayed unbeaten in Great Northern League dual meet competition with a 77-68 win at West Valley last Wednesday. The Blackhawks won 11 of 17 events to run their record to 3-0 in the GNL. Charles Johnson and Col...

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports    April 19, 2018

Cheney track and field girls remain unbeaten in GNL

The Cheney High School girls track and field squad downed West Valley 85-65 last Wednesday to run their Great Northern League dual meet record to 3-0. The Blackhawks capped that with a first place team finish at their own Van Kuren Invitational....

 
 By Grace Pohl    Sports    April 19, 2018

Thomas Baycroft ties for first at golf invite

Junior Thomas Baycroft represented Cheney High School well at the Palouse Ridge Invitational on April 12 by tying for first overall as an individual, with Jack Plaster from Gonzaga Prep with 72 strokes. As a team, Cheney ended the tournament with...

 

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) COLLEGE FOOTBALL Friday, April 20, Practice (no pads), 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Scrimmage, 11 a.m. start/approx. 11:30 a.m. scrimmage, Roos Field. Tuesday,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018

Medical Lake rallies for dramatic softball victory

Because of the wet, wet, wet spring weather last week, Medical Lake played just one softball game. But it is one that those involved will remember for a while as the Cardinals scored a come-from-behind 7-6 Northeast A League victory at Freeman on...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    Sports    April 19, 2018

Rough week for ML baseball

It was, to say the least, a week that most would rather forget in the Medical Lake community. And that seemed most certain for the Cardinal baseball team which went winless in three Northeast A League games, losing 5-1 at home to Riverside on April 1...

 

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