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How you voted

DAVENPORT—Over half of eligible Lincoln County voters turned out for the Aug. 2 primary election and chose six candidates to send to the November general election. Gabe Gants and Brian Telford are running for Sheriff, Emily... — Updated 8/12/2022

Wheat harvest begins

A belated wheat harvest has begun for many Lincoln County farmers. That leads to many visits to HighLine Grain Growers in Davenport for wheat-weighing, which is what this... — Updated 8/12/2022

School board discusses security options

DAVENPORT—School safety has risen to the forefront of many minds in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas in May. New superintendent Chad Prewitt has wanted some type of safety officer in the... — Updated 8/12/2022

Lincoln County crews help with Lind fire

ODESSA- Lincoln County fire fighters and volunteers were there to assist with a wildfire in Lind that forced the town’s evacuation on Thursday, Aug. 4. District No. 3 Chief Stephen Walter said it was an effort from just about... — Updated 8/12/2022

Telford advances to general election

DAVENPORT—It took a week of vote-counting, but Brian Telford will be Gabe Gants’ opponent in the race for Lincoln County Sheriff in the November general election. Telford, a retired lawman who was most recently Chief Criminal... — Updated 8/12/2022

IIG agreement under review

ODESSA- Town Council had its first look at the franchise agreement with Intermountain Infrastructure Group at their meeting Monday, Aug. 8. IIG provides services required to plan, implement and maintain telecommunications.... — Updated 8/12/2022

New website developer in the works

HARRINGTON- The Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new website developer, and President Paula Harrington said she’d like the new website developer to understand the culture and history of the area at the Chamber’s meeting... — Updated 8/12/2022

Davenport hay truck fire quickly snuffed

DAVENPORT-If hay bales being transported in a semitruck are destined to catch on fire, it's helpful to have a fire chief driving the truck to ensure the threat is quickly... — Updated 8/12/2022

Deutschesfest the hot topic

ODESSA–The local Chamber of Commerce met to discuss Deutschefest briefly on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Chris Crossley will be calling volunteers who worked the fest last year. The chamber discussed cutting the volunteer shifts from four... — Updated 8/12/2022

Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague for the week of Aug. 12-18. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email dteditor@centurytel.net. Monday,... — Updated 8/12/2022

Looking for a few correspondents

Over the last several decades, many journalists saw hometown community columns as quaint links to how newspapers once operated. But with few journalists left in the Pacific... — Updated 8/11/2022

Missiles, murders and mystery

BLUESTEM – Entering the missile site owned by Peter Davenport just north of Bluestem Road between the city of Davenport and Harrington requires unlocking two gates and wandering... — Updated 8/12/2022

Marie Hougen-Huck

Our beloved Marie passed away on Aug. 1, 2022 at Brookdale Hearthstone in Moses Lake. Marie was born on Dec. 8, 1925 to Samuel Haugen and Lydia (Lang) Haugen in Warden Wash. Marie... — Updated 8/11/2022

Odessa cooking class

Laura Estes teaches local kids to make Mac 'n Cheese for the Odessa Go Recreation cooking... — Updated 8/12/2022

Sidewalk sale offers treats

HARRINGTON- Third Street was full of treats, sidewalk art, books and sunshine at the Summer Sidewalk sale on Aug. 6. Harrington PTA and Carolyn Mattozzi sponsored the sidewalk... — Updated 8/12/2022

Birthdays and anniversaries

Davenport birthdays Aug. 12: Cody Coppersmith Aug. 13: Kyra Arland, Andrea Morgan Aug. 14: Jerri Madison, Lillian Phillips, Chase Greenwood, Landon Harrison Aug. 15: Jared King, Stephanie Linstrum, Bob Novak, Adney Lacy Aug. 16:... — Updated 8/12/2022

Sidewalk sale offers treats

HARRINGTON – Third Street was full of treats, sidewalk art, books and sunshine at the Summer Sidewalk sale on Aug. 6. Harrington PTA and Carolyn Mattozzi sponsored the sidewalk chalk art contest on Aug. 5. The contest was open... — Updated 8/11/2022

Home Country

Looking around at all the yard signs and hearing politicians tell us on television what a lying crook their competition is, I have to admit I miss Guv Reeve. Guv had a real first name, but I sure don’t recall it now, because... — Updated 8/11/2022

Sports schedules begin to shape up

DAVENPORT—Sports schedules are still a work in progress, but the calendar for football, volleyball and girl’s soccer in Davenport, Odessa and Reardan is starting to shape up. Tentative schedules show that Davenport will host... — Updated 8/12/2022

Cops & Courts

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... — Updated 8/11/2022

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