June 16, 2024

  • Three Davenport men killed in crash

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    HARRINGTON — Three young Davenport men who graduated from the high school here in the past decade were killed in a car crash on Harrington-Tokio Road Friday, June 7. Alan Kysar, 26, Braedon Efraimson, 26, and Blake Wilson, 24, all of Davenport, succumbed to their injuries in the 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mohler Road that was reported at approximately 8:30 p.m, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, though the Sheriff’s Office believes that an...

  • Movie subjects join Museum screening

    Deb Schultz, Special to The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Last Sunday, June 2, the public was invited to be guests of the Lincoln County Museum to a screening of the movie Dreamin' Wild at the Davenport High School Auditorium. Dreamin' Wild follows the journey of Fruitland, musician brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson, who recorded an album in the late 70s that was rediscovered after 30 years and rated as a lost masterpiece. This movie was originally released in the United States Aug. 4, 2023. After viewing the well-received...

  • Cops & Courts

    Jun 12, 2024

    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 criminal or suspicious activities to dispatchers or alleged victims for this column. June 2 Traffic stops: 4 Trespassing was reported in Reardan. A suspicious Toyota was reported at Oak Street and Spokane Avenue in Reardan. A felled tree was reported at Sixth and Park Streets in Davenport. A...

  • EMS assessment being done in Lincoln County

    The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    DAVENPORT — Emergency medical services (EMS) has been a long-time conundrum in Lincoln County. The sustainability of volunteers, access to resources, and response times are familiar issues that are discussed among communities and professionals, and it can be a passionate topic. Recent growth in remote areas of the county has also posed unique challenges for EMS agencies. Because of this, community partners and the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) have hired a consultant to assess the current EMS system, identify...

  • Residents still asked to conserve water

    The Record-Times | Jun 14, 2024

    HARRINGTON — The City’s only working well was showing signs of dropping below an acceptable level at press time, according to a message from Mayor Joe Armand Tuesday, June 11. That led to a plea from Armand to cease outdoor watering and limit indoor water use for residents in city limits. “Please stop watering immediately and take up extreme water conservation measures in our homes,” Armand said Tuesday. The update came five days after Armand informed citizens that a submersible pump will be the quickest way to...

  • Change Growth Management Act

    Mark Harmsworth | Jun 12, 2024

    Demographia has just published a study, authored by Wendell Cox, that compares the affordability of housing in the international marketplace. The conclusions show that while Washington state isn’t the most expensive, it is on its way to the top spot. What’s sad is it’s all avoidable with some simple changes to state policy. Currently, Seattle ranks 73 out of 100 of the most affordable major cities to live. The study summarizes that the high prices are “largely the...

  • Employee stock ownership plans work

    Don C. Brunell | Jun 12, 2024

    Who would have thought that a small Oregon natural grain mill owner’s death would make national news or be the subject of a lengthy feature article in the New York Times? However, 94-year-old Bob Moore’s passing in February did. The Times is published just off Broadway in the heart of Big Apple’s network television and theater district. Moore, with his white beard, wire-rim eyeglasses, newsie cap and bolo tie became a “food poster person” approaching the notoriety...

  • Richard Albert Wolf

    Jun 12, 2024

    Richard Albert Wolf Apr. 8, 1947- June 2, 2024 Richard Albert Wolf passed away at the age of 77 in Seattle, Wash. on June 2, 2024. Ric was born in Tacoma, Wash. on April 8, 1947. Ric grew up in Odessa, Wash. and graduated from Odessa High School. He attended Central Washington University. During this time, he was drafted into the Vietnam War. After his service, he returned to CWU to earn his degree. He spent most of his working career in California as a banking professional and consultant. After he retired, he traveled the...

  • Graduation 2024

    Jun 12, 2024

  • Vintage Country Fair is Saturday

    The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    HARRINGTON —Vintage Country Fair is back for another year this weekend. The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event will line Third Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. The event features a display of vintage farm equipment in a similar layout to a car show. A vintage and handmade vendor fair and pie sale will also be featured, and a quilt show with demonstrations will be in the Opera House. Live music, a farmer’s market and food for sale is also available. An Opera House Society rummage fundraiser at Willis...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Jun 12, 2024

    Davenport birthdays June 14: Jerry Newcomb, Raylee Murdock, Jerry Warner June 15: Kyler Hopkins, Scott Hardin, Ronnie Wilkie, Alex Davis, Chris Jannett, Harper Morcom, Oliver Fisk June 16: Autumn Cursi June 17: Jim Golden, Debbie Meserve, Chantel Heath, Andrew Bennett June 18: Ashley Jay, Brayden Duff, Barb Curtis June 19: Gerry Rambo, Chris Gunning June 20: Shelly Johnston, Luke Hammond, William Briggs, Todd Winzer Davenport anniversaries June 14: Ken and Sara Jacobsen, Norm and Joan Brock June 15: Tim and Arlene...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    100 years ago Over 5,000 people gathered for the Pioneer Picnic on Crab Creek. The picnic was meant to be “a place to meet the old friends.” C.D. Mansfield was elected to Davenport city council after R.E. Anderson resigned. 17 head of cattle disappeared from the Matt Wagner ranch near Creston and were suspected to have been illegally ferried across Lake Roosevelt. 75 years ago KHQ farm editor Glen Lorang gave August Reinbold a box of cereal with the hope that it would make him a champion in the community day tug-of-war....

  • Graduates bestowed with Davenport diplomas

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Smiles, tears, laughs and solemness were all part of the story as 35 graduates were awarded their high school diplomas at the Davenport High School graduation Saturday, June 8. Superintendent Chad Prewitt opened the ceremony by leading attendees in a moment of silence for Davenport High alumni Alan Kysar, Blake Wilson and Braedon Efraimson, who were killed in a car crash on Harrington-Tokio Road Friday, June 7. Prewitt also acknowledged the trio would want the...

  • Seventeen students graduate in Odessa

    The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    ODESSA - 17 students were bestowed with their high school diplomas at graduation Saturday, June 8. The ceremony began with the processional and National Anthem, before principal Cori Kane welcomed the graduates and attendees. "Graduates, today is a day you will remember for the rest of your lives. It marks not just the end of your high school journey, but the beginning of an exciting new chapter. This day is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance....

  • Harrington graduates express gratitude

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    HARRINGTON – The bond formed by the six members of the class of 2024 was clear as they shared memories, tears, and hugs at their graduation on June 7 in the high school gymnasium. The ceremony captured the bittersweet sense of excitement for the future and the sorrow of leaving the present and the past. As the Pomp and Circumstance March played, scores of family and friends stood as MaKylah Smith, Alex Bonner, Ashton Bonner, Steve-o Mathews, John Branham and Brody...

  • Reardan commencement honors 44 seniors

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    REARDAN -Graduates, parents, faculty, teachers, fellow classmates and AI technology were all thanked and recognized at the Reardan High School graduation where 44 students received high school diplomas Saturday, June 8. The ceremony began with the processional in the high school gym as graduates were escorted by junior honor guards Ally Burtenshaw, Bryson Flaa, Amelia Ray and Rysen Soliday. Class president and co-valedictorian Wyatt Stolp opened the speeches with a thank you...

  • Juniors rodeo in Colfax

    Jun 14, 2024

    Area youth were among the competitors June 7-8 at the junior rodeo at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds west of Colfax.The Eastern Washington Junior Rodeo Association is scheduled to bring competitors to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Davenport for a two-day event June 21-22. After that, junior cowboys and cowgirls will head to Grand Coulee on July...

  • Cannons win twice in ALB play

    Paul Delaney, The Record-Times | Jun 12, 2024

    SPOKANE — During an unusually quiet week in an otherwise busy time for AAA American Legion play, the West Plains Cannons had just two games, winning both in decidedly different ways 11-0 and 3-2 over the Spokane Northstars, June 4 and 5. “I don’t think we hit a ball out of the infield in the first inning and we scored six runs,” Cannons Coach Austin Sharp said of the June 4 rout of the Rogers High-based team. The Cannon’s “small ball” strategy allowed them to open the floodgates early in the first game....

  • Reardan Slam Tournament begins

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | Jun 14, 2024

    REARDAN - The third annual Reardan Slam Basketball Tournament, which features varsity and junior varsity high school girls teams, returns this weekend Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16. The round robin style tournament imagineered by girls basketball head coach Bob Swannack, who will enter his fourth year at the helm next school year, will have games played in halves with 20-minute running clocks. The click will stop in the last two minutes of the game, unless one team...

  • NOTICE OF L & A TEST

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jun 14, 2024

    NOTICE OF L & A TEST NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the logic and accuracy test of the ballot counting system to be used to tabulate the results of the Primary Election to be held August 6, 2024 will be conducted in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30). A public meeting will be convened by the Lincoln County Auditor or authorized representatives per RCW 29A.60.160 to conduct certification of the counting system for the aforementioned Primary Election. The meeting will be held in the Lincoln County...

  • Notice of Abandoned Vehicle Auction

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jun 14, 2024

    Notice of Abandoned Vehicle Auction First Price Sealed Bid. June 18, 2024 at Johnson Family Towing, 33435 SR 28 E, Harrington, WA. Viewing 9am, Bids Due 10am, Results 10:30am, Vehicles must be removed by 4pm. Available vehicles subject to change. Visit www.johnsonfamilytowing.com for additional details. Published June 13,...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Record-Times | Jun 14, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Odessa Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program, 2025-2031 will come up for public hearing on Monday June 24, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers in the Odessa Community Center Building. 21 E. First Ave., at which time said Six-YearTransportation Improvement Program, 2025-2031, will be considered and determined. The hearingis handicapped accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, ]including handicapaccessibility or non-English...

  • Submit a Legal/Public Notice

    Jun 14, 2024

    To submit a legal advertisement or public notice, please email legals@cheneyfreepress.com. Include "Legal/Public Notice for the Record Times" in the subject...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times | Jun 14, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF Lincoln NO.244-00027-22 In the Matter of the Estate of: ) SANDRA LOUISE GAIR, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal...

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