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 By Al Stover    Sports

Family, friends come together for 'Duffy' Ready memorial dedication

See a photo gallery from the event here.... — Updated 6/27/2017

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Medical Lake errors counter team's suddenly hot bats

The Medical Lake bats certainly came alive last week in American Legion play. But a problem with their gloves - the catching ones - helped turn the potential of an undefeated week... — Updated 6/27/2017

 By Paul Delaney    News

Looking ahead to more 'greener' times

It's survived decades of issues with water. Then a change in ownership at the outset of the recent "Great Recession," served up yet more challenges for The Fairways Golf Course.... — Updated 6/27/2017

 By Grace Pohl    News

Shaddy brings home birthing practice to the West Plains

Rebekah Shaddy was born at a home birth in Cheney and has continued the legacy by bringing the practice back to the West Plains area. Shaddy has five brothers and sisters and was ho... — Updated 6/27/2017

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Local track athletes land in Eagles' nest

Over the decades, interest shown to West Plains high school athletes from the school down the road - Eastern Washington University - could be described as tepid at best. In the... — Updated 6/27/2017

 By Al Stover    Front Page

Airway Heights' splash pad is still not on

Normally during the summer, the Airway Heights' splash pad in Sunset Park would be operating and children would be playing on it. However, there have been a couple situations has... — Updated 6/27/2017


Cheney on Parkside: Let's talk

Cheney’s City Council reached a consensus at its June 13 meeting on a proposal by Mayor Tom Trulove to approach developers of the Parkside Commons student housing project to see if a negotiated agreement could be reached on the c... — Updated 6/23/2017

 By Al Stover    Front Page

AH teams with DV firm

The Airway Heights Municipal Court will go through a new consultant for advocate services that it provides to domestic violence victims. During its June 19 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council approved a $7,500 contract... — Updated 6/23/2017

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AA Thursday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts Freeman (2), 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, Medical Lake hosts N.W. Christian (2),... — Updated 6/23/2017


Sports Briefs

Suarez joins EWU basketball staff Bobby Suarez, who has spent the last four seasons at Florida State University, has been hired by first-year head coach Shantay Legans as an Eastern Washington men’s basketball assistant coach.... — Updated 6/23/2017


Editorial cartoon

 — Updated 6/23/2017

 By Paul Delaney    Sports

Hartman hits home run with 'they learned it in Little League' essay

The now threadbare and well-used book title tells us that according to minister and author Robert Fulghum, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” That is actually the first title of a group of works Fulghum... — Updated 6/23/2017


Comey has integrity this GOP lacks

James Comey originally identified as a Republican. He first gained public acclaim for his integrity while serving temporarily as Acting Attorney General under John Ashcroft in 2004 where he rushed to Ashcroft’s intensive-care... — Updated 6/23/2017


EWU needs to tap all sources for donations

If Eastern Washington University alumni want better facilities for the college’s athletics programs, they are going to have to open their wallets and checkbooks. That’s the conclusion the Spokesman Review’s Jim Allen came up... — Updated 6/23/2017


Consider veterans scars this Fourth

We shall soon be celebrating Independence Day (the Fourth of July) when we are supposed to remember how valuable our freedoms are. Part of this celebration for many involves discharging private fireworks. Such a practice is not... — Updated 6/23/2017


Fire danger increases in Eastern Washington due to cold front

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced in a June 20 news release that it is increasing the fire danger rating in several Eastern Washington counties. The move comes due to a dry, cold... — Updated 6/23/2017


Learning to ride a bus through stories 

Spokane County Library District in partnership with Spokane Transit Authority is holding a “Touch-a-Bus Storytime” at selected branches this summer. A continuation of the Library District’s Touch-a-Truck Storytimes where... — Updated 6/23/2017


County Sheriff's Office to offer women's self-defense classes

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is holding a women’s self-defense class Saturday, July 29. There will be two sessions available, 8 a.m. – noon or 1 – 5 p.m. Cost of the class is $35 per person for women ages 14 and up, and... — Updated 6/23/2017

 By Al Stover    News

Mosquitoes, ticks, black flies – oh my

The health district recommends draining anything with standing water, such as old tires and beverage coolers (pictured) to avoid mosquitoes. The presence of insects and things like bug bites can put a damper on anyone’s summer.... — Updated 6/23/2017

 By Al Stover    Sports

Medical Lake's Grundstroms making waves in roller derby

Medical Lake is known for producing good high school athletes, particularly in track, cross country, basketball and baseball. However, there are a couple local kids in the city who... — Updated 6/23/2017

 By Al Stover    Photos

Duffy's Point dedication

Family and friends of Vincent "Duffy" Ready III came together June 16 for the dedication of the Duffy's Point memorial. The memorial is dedication to the life and memory of Ready.... — Updated 6/23/2017 Full story

 By Paul Delaney    Photos

West Plains Little League: Froyo wins first-place battle

The final game of West Plains Little League's AAA Baseball came down to a battle for first place between undefeated Froyo and Martinssen, one game behind. But Froyo's starter, Mia... — Updated 6/21/2017 Full story

 By Al Stover    Photos

Medical Lake Founders Day | Pt. 1

Several businesses, organizations, clubs and groups participated in the annual Medical Lake Founders Day parade. Fairchild Air Force Base 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander Col.... — Updated 6/21/2017 Full story

 By Al Stover    Photos

Medical Lake Founders Day | Pt. 2

The 2017 Medical Lake Founders Day celebration had a plethora of events for all ages. On Friday (June 16) there was the return of the street dance, featuring four area bands. On... — Updated 6/21/2017 Full story

 By Al Stover    Photos

Hallett Elementary School talent show

Hallett Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a talent show. The event featured students singing and dancing, as well as some comedy and m... — Updated 6/21/2017 Full story


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