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Mann historical marker unveiled

REARDAN – A crowd of around 50 people gathered at the Mann family ranch off Highway 231 north of town Friday, Sept. 18 for a dedication of a historical marker recognizing Medal... — Updated 9/28/2020

Davenport schools move to half days

DAVENPORT – The Davenport School District has begun to offer half-day classes for all students due to a drop in Covid numbers that lower the risk factor in the county. According to Davenport Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski, the... — Updated 9/25/2020

Davenport, Sheriff's Office reach new contract

DAVENPORT – The City of Davenport and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract for law enforcement services. The contract language is set to be reviewed by the city... — Updated 9/25/2020

Reardan, Fire District No. 4 agree to new contract

REARDAN – The Town of Reardan recently approved an updated fire and emergency services contract with Fire District No. 4 at its Sept. 17 meeting. Mayor Gail Daniels signed the contract at the meeting. Fire commissioners Carol... — Updated 9/25/2020


Lincoln County receives certificate of good practice

Lincoln County Commissioner Rob Coffman recently presented a “Standards of Good Practice” certificate to Lincoln County Public Works Director Rick Becker. The certificate from... — Updated 9/28/2020

WIAA updates return-to-play process

OLYMPIA – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) released an updated process on necessary steps to potentially return to organized competition in the fall, the organization announced in a press release... — Updated 9/25/2020

DNR reopens Eastern Wash. recreation lands

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reopening all recreation lands east of the Cascades to recreation beginning Friday, Sept. 18. Eastside recreation was initially closed on Sept. 8 due to... — Updated 9/25/2020

Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — Spokane Police confirmed late Thursday that a man suspected of burglary, assault and other crimes has died after being involved in an officer-involved shooting Thursday evening, Sept. 25. The shooting occurred... — Updated 9/25/2020


Cougars to return to gridiron Nov. 6

PULLMAN - The Rolovich era will begin in 2020 after all for WSU football as the Pac-12 CEO Group voted Thursday, Sept. 24, to resume athletics competition Nov. 6. The team will... — Updated 9/25/2020


'Body cam' footage of contact with WSU coach released

PULLMAN - The Police Department has released the body-video camera footage of Washington State University basketball coach Kamie Ethridge issued a $150 citation Aug. 28 for... — Updated 9/23/2020


Virus compounds recycling calamity

What happens in China, doesn’t always stay in China. We learned that a couple of years ago when the Chinese stopped buying massive volumes of the world’s used paper, plastics... — Updated 9/28/2020


Time again to revisit forest management

Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well. Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters California has a dual... — Updated 9/22/2020


Better forest management could fix problems

Not only is the world in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, but America’s western wildlands are burning up, as well. California Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters his state has a... — Updated 9/14/2020


More calls for a special session

Voices across the state continue to ask the Governor to call a special session to allow lawmakers to balance the budget and address COVID-19 related policies. A special session... — Updated 9/15/2020


Time for a Washington special session

Last week, the Idaho House of Representatives approved legislation calling for Gov. Brad Little to end his state’s emergency declaration. Shortly thereafter, the Idaho Senate... — Updated 9/8/2020


Colder weather could further chill restaurant recovery

Sunny summer weather helped restaurant owners and workers recover after they were broadsided by the coronavirus pandemic last March. However, as fall morphs into winter and diners... — Updated 9/1/2020


New nuclear needs solution inclusion

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by... — Updated 8/25/2020


Eliminating trade barriers U.S. and Canada recover from the pandemic

The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed for non-essential travel until at least Sept. 21. President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau mutually agreed to seal the world’s longest... — Updated 8/24/2020


Upswing in direct food purchasing

One of the great benefits of living in a rural community is our ability to enjoy food grown locally. Families appreciate easy access to high quality nutrition. Many farms and... — Updated 8/17/2020


Support a legislative special session?

California lawmakers addressed their COVID budget situation back in June. Oregon lawmakers are meeting this week in a special session to do the same. According to the National... — Updated 8/18/2020

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 16, 1920 At a sparsely attended meeting, the Odessa Community Hall stockholders elected a board of directors for the ensuing year. After only a short discussion of the capable work of the original board of... — Updated 7/20/2020


Vincent Julius

Vincent (Vinny) Julius, Sr., passed away peacefully on September 4, 2020, in Davenport, Washington from a short, valiant battle with cancer. Vincent was 72 years young. He was born... — Updated 9/21/2020


Ronald McKay

McKay, Ronald John (Ron) (Ronnie) – A lifetime resident of Creston, WA passed away after a short illness with Covid 19 on 18 August 2020 in Spokane, WA. Ron was born on 27... — Updated 9/1/2020

Kevin Blair

Kevin Robert Blair, 56, of Davenport, WA (Hawk Creek) unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on Saturday August 08, 2020 in his home. He was in the loving presence of his wife Brenda of 34 years and their two dogs James and Suzie.... — Updated 8/28/2020


Robert Kramer

KRAMER, Robert A – Passed away August 14, 2020 in Spokane, WA. He was born in Spokane, WA on March 30, 1929 to Alex and Rosa (Lauer) Kramer. He graduated from Harrington High... — Updated 8/26/2020


Donald Reinbold

Donald Frederick Reinbold was born on November 5, 1926 to Daniel F. Reinbold and Adelina (Knack) Reinbold and passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020 at the age of 93. He was born... — Updated 8/18/2020


Carolyn Krupke

KRUPKE, Carolyn E. (Freeborg) passed away on July 27, 2020 in Spokane, WA. She was born in Spokane, WA on July 12, 1928 to her parents David & Gladys Freeborg. She graduated from... — Updated 8/11/2020


Roger Mark Frederick

Roger Mark Frederick was born November 25, 1957 to Ronald E. and Shirley A. (Jeske) Frederick in Spokane, Wash. Roger began his education in Spokane, but after the family moved... — Updated 9/21/2020


Helen Krupke

Helen Marie Krupke, 87, passed away on July 22, 2020 in Spokane, Wash. Helen was born on January 1, 1933 to Burdette & Susie Lightle in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by her... — Updated 8/4/2020


Janice Tikka

Janice Ann Tikka, 60, of Harrington, Wash. passed away peacefully Sunday, July 26, 2020. Janice was born in North East Maryland on May, 14 1960. She was the daughter of Robert and... — Updated 7/31/2020


Fran Dompier

Dompier, Fran (93) Frances Irene McDonald Dompier was born in Wenatchee, WA to Frances and Ollie McDonald on January 9, 1927. Her final day was in Hospice care at home on July 13,... — Updated 7/29/2020

Sprague Chamber raffle a success

SPRAGUE – The annual Sprague Days events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but community members and visitors carried on with events throughout the day, including a contest hosted by Spokane Disk Dogs in town. A... — Updated 9/28/2020


Spokane Disc Dogs do Sprague

SPRAGUE – Sprague Days was cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that didn’t stop Spokane Disc Dogs from holding a local championship of the Skyhoundz World... — Updated 9/28/2020

7 activities to do this fall in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY – When the dust settles and the smoke clears (literally), fall will have descended upon the vast wheat fields of Lincoln County. Tree leaves will go from a dark green to a bevy of orange, red and yellow colors... — Updated 9/23/2020

Looking back...Sept. 17

The Davenport Times has been serving the Lincoln County community for over a century. Below are some stories from our previous editions. 70 years ago September 14th, 1950 The Davenport Safeway store is running an Anniversary Sale... — Updated 9/21/2020


The many lives of Peter Davenport

Te-Ping Chen's Sept. 1 article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled "UFO spotting has replaced bird watching as pandemic obsession," stated that the "non-profit National UFO... — Updated 9/11/2020

Lincoln County Cops and 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 9/11/2020

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Sept. 10, 1920 Odessa public schools opened Monday for the 1920-1921 school year. High school enrollment is 51, the largest in the history of the school. The curriculum will be the same as the previous year, with... — Updated 9/11/2020

Student Chromebook checkout available

Julie Jantz, librarian at the Odessa Public Library, reports that she has a collection of Chromebooks ready for checkout. The Odessa Parent Teacher Organization has provided Chromebooks for students to check out and use at home... — Updated 9/11/2020

Odessa students receive joint scholarship

Odessa High School has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from CCI Learning for having the highest percentage of eligible Microsoft Office Specialist certifications per total registered students in Grades 9-12. This scholarship... — Updated 9/11/2020



A young goat on the loose between Harrington and Mohler munches weeds after also filling up on landscape... — Updated 9/11/2020

OHS graduation is Saturday, for real!

ODESSA — Odessa High School’s official graduation and awarding of diplomas will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, on Finney Field. The graduates will be allowed one car each on the track for their family members or one... — Updated 7/20/2020

Davenport schools survey parents about upcoming school year

DAVENPORT — The School District recently mailed a survey to parents, asking if they plan to send their children back to school this fall. So far, the majority are saying yes. Despite a letter explaining that masks and health... — Updated 7/20/2020

Fitzpatrick, Dewey, receive PEO scholarships

DAVENPORT — The Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter N, recently awarded two Lincoln County graduates with scholarships to further their post-high school education. Both recipients received a $500 scholarship from... — Updated 7/20/2020


School opening tasked to new Reardan superintendent

REARDAN-Eric Sobotta wasn't expecting to have to deal with nationwide school shutdowns amidst a global pandemic when he was named the new superintendent of the Reardan-Edwall... — Updated 7/16/2020


Red Flag warning issued for today

ODESSA — The National Weather Service says critical fire weather conditions will exist across most of Eastern Washington today. The agency issued a Red Flag Warning that... — Updated 7/24/2020

Lincoln County Cops and Courts

Lincoln County Courts DISPATCH 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... — Updated 7/20/2020


Trials resume in county

ODESSA — The Record has received word that Lincoln County Superior Court will resume jury trials beginning July 22. The trial that had been set for July 8 was resolved; so, the... — Updated 7/20/2020

Davcenport commodities

DAVENPORT — The latest cash grain market here shows Soft White Wheat is at $5.11, Club Premium of $0.50, and Barley at $110.00 per... — Updated 7/20/2020

Odessa Weather

Date H L Prec. July 8 72 36 0 July 9 74 43 0 July 10 78 45 0 July 11 77 45 0 July 12 87 46 0 July 13 74 33 0 July 14 74 36 0 July precipitation:... — Updated 7/20/2020

Christian Music Freedom Fest set for July 25

ODESSA — The Christian Music Freedom Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 25. Promoter Nate Lathrop has two Idaho Christian bands volunteering to play music that day on the stage across from Rolling Thunder Pizza in... — Updated 7/20/2020

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