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Odessa float debuts May 20 at Lilac Parade

The Odessa community float made its appearance before the townspeople, accompanied by police and fire department vehicles, last Thursday, May 18. The hard work of the float committee chaired by Amy...

 

President budget undercuts rural communities

Center for Rural Affairs says the budget zeroes out programs that address challenges of rural communities Lyons, Neb. – Center for Rural Affairs policy associate Anna Johnson says that President Trump’s 2018 budget does not support rural America...

 

OHS alumni banquet coming June 17

It is that time of the year again. The 81st annual alumni banquet is approaching fast on Saturday, June 17. The letters are mailed. If you are an Odessa High School graduate and you would like to be in the alumni database, please get your information...

 

Keller Ferry out of service

KELLER FERRY – The Keller Ferry that crosses the Columbia River on State Route 21 is out of service until further notice due to issues with the north shore loading ramp. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes. There is no estimate on when...

 

Memorial Day services

Monday, May 29, the Odessa Veterans of Foreign War Post #7395 and the Odessa American Legion Post #105 will perform Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. at the hospital and 11 a.m. at the Odessa Cemetery. The cemetery service will include a flag...

 

Letter to the Editor: Siegel throws hat into ring for mayoral race

To the Editor: Why am I running for Mayor of Odessa? Well, first off, I think we should have pride in living here and want to make this town a better place to raise a family in. Last year, no one ran for this office. Why not? Don’t you have city...

 

Letter to the Editor: Writer tells banking story of May 19, 2017

To the Editor: On my bank’s website it says, “Work with a local loan officer to customize a loan for you.” Oh, I was inspired because I wanted a $2,000 piece of equipment. I love banking online, because all my information is at my fingertips....

 

Heritage Church honors its organist Delores Cook

On Sunday, May 14, Odessa's Heritage Church honored Delores Cook as its long-time church organist. She has been playing for as long as anyone can remember. She started playing the piano at five years...

 

Reclamation grants go to area irrigation districts

BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded four Water Conservation Field Services Program grants in the Pacific Northwest Region. The program provides technical and financial assistance to irrigation districts and other entities with...

 

Honor Society bids farewell to 10

The Odessa National Honor Society Chapter said goodbye to 10 graduating seniors at a ceremony held at the school on Friday, April 28, 2017. No new members were selected this year. The graduating...

 

Track & Field

The NE/SE 1B regional track and field meet was held Friday and Saturday, May 19/20 at Central Valley High School in Veradale (Spokane). The Odessa-Harrington boys continued their winning ways following last week’s first-place finish at the...

 

Baseball

Colton The Titans defeated Colton this past Saturday, May 20, at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla by a score of 3-2. Chance Messer was the starting pitcher, striking out seven batters in the win. Beginning at 10 a.m., the Titans were behind by one...

 

Court Report

Sheriff's Report INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report possible...

 

Harrington news

Cruizin' Harrington May 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., was the sixth annual Classic Car Show promoted by Allen Barth of the Studebaker Garage. Although the chicken ordinance for the city of...

 

This Week in Odessa History

Last week’s history column included a picture of local volunteers Leslie Fink and Rhonda Kuch painting. The article that should have accompanied the picture unfortunately hit the cutting room floor for lack of space. The story was from 25 years...

 

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