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Medical Lake boys get wins and barbecue

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It was a mixed bag of competition that included playing mixed-doubles in Idaho, but the Medical Lake boys' tennis team came out of last week with two wins and a loss with a little barbecue thrown in on the side. The...


Cardinals enter crucial games in Great Northern soccer play

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The timing may be just right for Medical Lake's soccer team as they meet both Pullman and Cheney in the same week. Because admit it or not, this is the time when the Cards would love to deliver a little payback.... Full story


Get outside to enjoy spring's slow, amazing approach

By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Things on the world stage aren't looking exactly rosy lately. Heck, things aren't looking great on stages smaller than that. It's easy to get caught up in the budget crises, natural disasters and political unrest that s... Full story


In Our Opinion: The war on school lunches is a losing battle

We've fought many wars over the course of history in America. There have been those where we battled abroad and were seen as necessary for our survival - and those deemed dubious. On the home-front there have also been numerous domestic...


The will points the way for Cheney High's FCCLA

Five national qualifiers have two months to raise money for trip to Calif. By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter This year, five students from the Cheney High School FCCLA club qualified for their national competition. Also this year, the state wasn't able...


Letters to the Editor

Nation not entitled to wealth of individuals, corporations I read with interest Ryan Lancaster's “budget discussion” (“Budget discussion falls silent on tax rates of the rich,” April 14). Our nation is broke “out of money.” It is...


Police reports: 4/11 to 4/18

CHENEY April 11 Theft was reported on the 100 block of Washington Street. Identity theft was reported on the 800 block of West First Street. Theft was reported on the 700 block of West First Street. Violation of a court-issued protection order occurr...


MLMS students pay visit to Washington, D.C.

Annual tour shows eighth grade students a glimpse into America's history By RYAN LANCASTER Staff Reporter A group of 27 eighth grade students from Medical Lake Middle School travelled to the nation's capital and visited several historic sites and...


New schools, new Cheney boundaries

Residents can comment on proposed changes at three public forums on April 25, May 5 and May 12 By BECKY THOMAS Staff Reporter Some Cheney students will be attending a new middle or elementary school in the coming years, depending on where they live...


For Cheney baseball, titles may be nice, but good post-season position more realistic

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Despite going 2-2 in last week's games the Cheney baseball team still finds itself in the hunt for a top spot in the coming Great Northern League playoffs. They may have to settle for missing a third straight league... Full story


Lady Hawks' ‘firsts' fail to lead to West Valley's first loss

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney Lady Hawks softball team notched several firsts in their home doubleheader with Great Northern League leader West Valley last Saturday. When Samee Silvieus scored the game's first run in the first inning, helped by...


EWU libraries will celebrate children

Celebrate Dia! (Children's Day/Book Day) at Eastern Washington University with an afternoon of songs, activities and stories! The wonderful celebration of children and books will take place 1-4 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Curriculum Center at... Full story


EWU film students to showcase work

The Eastern Washington University Film Program is taking its act to television. The program is excited to announce the premiere of its new show, “The 11th Hour,” featuring new student work every Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. on CMTV Ch.14. The...


Cheney Middle School third quarter honor roll for grade 6

4.0 – Trevor Babcock, Taylor Baughman, Alecia Brooks, Alexis Brooks, Megan Carroll, Hannah Copeland, Sarrenity Dickson, Jeffrey Fix, Cody Goforth, Taylor Gould, Jennifer Harbick, Kira Hodge, Brooke Hosmer, Callan Hosmer, Andrew Jenkins, Alannah...


Sports Week for April 21, 2011

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, April 23, EWU scrimmage approx. Roos Field, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, EWU Red-White Scrimmage, Roose Field, 2 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Thursday, April 21, Medical Lake hosts Clarkston, 2 p.m. Friday, April 22 Cheney at...


Waves come away from Triple Pentathlon meet with numerous bests

By JANINE HAMILTON Contributor Fifteen swimmers from Cheney attended the 2011 Waves Triple Pentathlon Swim Meet at Whitworth University April 15-17. As members of the Spokane Cheney Waves, this was a home meet. “Ninety-nine Waves swimmers...


Cheney golf teams return from spring break with a flurry of matches

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney boys' and girls' golf teams spent a busy first week back from spring break, competing in several invitational meets along with their second Great Northern League match competition. April 11 the girls traveled to... Full story


West Valley hands Cheney boys first GNL tennis loss

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The bad news for the Cheney boys' tennis team is their return from spring break saw their five-match winning streak snapped as they experienced their first loss in Great Northern League play. The good news is the Blackhawks...


Blackhawks drop to fourth in GNL soccer with loss at Pullman

By JOHN McCALLUM Editor For 30 minutes last Saturday in Pullman Cheney boys' soccer head coach Mark Kiver said his team played some of the most consistent and dominating soccer they've played all season. But after that the wheels came off the Blackha... Full story


EWU to start something Green with Earth Day Fair

Come learn what Eastern Washington University is doing to become more sustainable, at the start something Green Earth Day Fair. This special event will promote the school's recycling efforts, and will include exhibits, music and a tree planting...


Both sides trade big plays in Eagles' second scrimmage

FROM NEWS SERVICE REPORTS It was like two kids on a teeter-totter. The Eastern Washington University offense and defense responded to each other's big plays with scores and stops throughout the day during EWU's 68-play football scrimmage last Saturda... Full story


Crunch Time for April 21, 2010

Champion Eastern's spring football has different feel to it this year By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter It's not just the weather that insists on doing its best imitation of late fall – OK sometimes more early winter – that makes this year's...


Medical Lake Boosters to sponsor golf tournament May 21

The Medical Lake Booster Club will sponsor its Seventh Annual Cardinal Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 21 at The Fairways Golf Course. Cost to enter is $65 for an individual or $325 for a five-player team. The price includes greens fees, golf cart,... Full story


Cardinal girls take pair of tennis victories

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The Medical Lake's girls came out of last week with a pair of wins and a loss to Mother Nature. The Cardinals picked up a 4-3 non-league victory over Post Falls last Tuesday and then took an easy 7-0 Great Northern... Full story


Cheney boys open quest for track title

Hawks off to good start with wins over GNL's Valley schools By JOHN McCALLUM Editor Cheney's boys' track team opened their run for a third straight Great Northern League title in successful fashion last Thursday, downing East Valley and West Valley...


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