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 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Graham Road fire claims life

A fire west of Cheney at 16909 S. Graham Road, early on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, claimed the life of an occupant and a dog. Spokane County Fire District No. 3 was first notified of the fire...

 
 By Paul Delaney    Photos    April 26, 2018

Journey Tueller vigil

On April 14, 2018, Medical Lake student-athlete Journey Tueller was killed in a car crash. The Cardinal track athlete was remembered in memorial services the following week, including this one... Full story

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 26, 2018

H2O deal

Airway Heights has had some history in the water business and the council set into motion an agreement with the city of Spokane to extend that for two more years. The amendment has already been in...

 
 By Jill Weiszmann    News    April 26, 2018

Citywide spring cleaning

Volunteers fanned out over Cheney last Saturday to help spruce up the city as part of the annual "Clean Sweep." Crews not only roamed city streets looking for garbage (top) but also waited for...

 

Flying lessons

Medical Lake field competitors got in some long jump time during their April 18 Northeast A League track meet.... Full story

 

Off and running

Medical Lake's boys track runners doing their thing at the April 18 Northeast A League track meet.... Full story

 
 By Paul Delaney    Photos    April 26, 2018

Photo finishes

Medical Lake's girls track runners doing their thing at the April 18 Northeast A League track meet.... Full story

 
 By Paul Delaney    Photos    April 26, 2018

Unloading on the Rams

In a game shortened due to the 15-run rule at home April 18, Medical Lake crushed Riverside 16-1. The Cardinals came out with hot bats. "We had 17 hits, five for extra bases," head coach Tim Blakely... Full story

 
 By Paul Delaney    Photos    April 26, 2018

Journey Tueller vigil

On April 14, 2018, Medical Lake student-athlete Journey Tueller was killed in a car crash. The Cardinal track athlete was remembered in memorial services the following week, including this one... Full story

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News    April 26, 2018

Scouts' Eagle projects serve communities

Ben Rose provides visibility for Cheney depot's future home Cheney High School student Ben Rose had never heard of the Cheney Depot - until he undertook building a sign for it as his Eagle Scout...

 

Phoenix Hanks earns a rare opportunity

One might wonder how Phoenix Hanks Jr. caught the eye of the U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame and became one of 25 finalists across the nation to compete for a $2,500 college scholarship?...

 

Cheney board approves Windsor construction contract

At its April 18 meeting, the Cheney School District’s board of directors unanimously approved awarding a contract for construction work at Windsor Elementary School to Spokane general contractor T.W. Clark Construction. The award is the second...

 

Cheney School District announces summer nutrition program

The Cheney School District has released the schedule for its Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. All meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger, with adults charged $4. Meals will be served...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Fisherman's Breakfast is April 29 - opening day

You can do your part to help Medical Lake's firefighters with a knife, fork and a spoon. The 54th annual Fisherman's Breakfast will take place at the fire station between midnight and noon on Sunday,...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Process to replace John Merrick begins

The wheels are in motion on the process to fill the unexpired term of Medical Lake City Councilman John Merrick who resigned his Position 2 seat April 14 due to scheduling conflicts with a new job. The eventual council appointee will hold the seat...

 
 By Grace Pohl    News    April 26, 2018

Senior Capstone exhibit at EWU Downtown Gallery

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Student Gallery is showcasing 13 EWU bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts studio art major students for the Art Senior Capstone. The exhibit runs...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Tueller remembered in pair of Medical Lake events

Community members from Medical Lake and the surrounding area took time last week to get to know more about Journey Tueller. Unfortunately, it was at a pair of memorial services to honor the life of...

 
 By PAUL DELANEY    News    April 26, 2018

Medical Lake City Council has one busy night

As if a meeting that began with news of the resignation of Councilman John Merrick was not enough, the April 17 gathering of the Medical Lake City Council continued to provide plenty of opportunities...

 

News Briefs

Input sought on water plan, critical areas and zoning changes Cheney planning department staff are looking for public comment on three revisions and updates to the city’s planning and zoning documents. The first is a proposed update to the...

 
 By Grace Pohl    Opinion    April 26, 2018

It is finally warm again to go enjoy the outdoors

For some reason, this winter seemed to be extra long to me. I would dread going outside because I just hate being cold. Every time winter rolls around, I always question myself why I live here. The cold just makes me cranky. The only time that I...

 

Courage – The PACE May character trait

I was once reminded that courage comes from the heart, and to never lose the heart to do what is right. As I pondered this, I realized that the heart has throughout the ages been associated with the place where feelings, one’s spirit and...

 
 By FRANK WATSON    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Trade wars are not the answer to our problems

I admire leaders who surround themselves with very smart people. Good managers use their experts to make their organizations better. It would seem that President Trump missed that lesson in management class. He has obviously been successful in...

 

StageWest 'Seeds of Change' runs this weekend

StageWest's production of "Seeds of Change" by Craig Rickett wrapped up a successful opening weekend, and continues through May 6. Performances this weekend are Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m., Saturday...

 

Looking Back

10 Years Ago April 24, 2008 A nomination was made to place the building at 113 F St. on the registry of historical places under a special valuation. Constructed in 1925, the structure was then known...

 

Kenneth Earl Jones

Kenneth Earl Jones, born March 1, 1945 in Mobile, Ala., passed away on April 11, 2018, surrounded by loved ones, succumbing to a short battle with lung cancer in Spokane, Wash. He joined the U.S. Air... Full story

 

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