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Mayor Maike has deep Medical Lake roots

New face of the city has been a resident for nearly 50 years


Last updated 1/11/2018 at 4:18pm

Medical Mayor Shirley Maike

As things turn out, it might have been difficult to find a person to become Mayor who has better knowledge of Medical Lake than Shirley Maike.

For starters, consider her 20 years as a member of the City Council, a possible record for longevity, Maike claimed. But then she's also been a resident of the town for practically 50 years and spent almost 40 years employed there, too.

"We moved to Medical Lake when I was 16, my dad was in the Air Force," Maike said. A member of the Medical Lake High School class of 1972, upon graduation she attended Spokane Community College where she earned a leg...

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