May 25, 2024

  • Council tables law enforcement contract

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 24, 2024

    DAVENPORT — City Council promptly tabled an agreement for an updated law enforcement service contract between the City and Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, May 22. The current 4-year contract expires at the end of the year, making 2024 a negotiation year where the City must once again decide whether it will continue to contract with the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services. The current contract states Davenport patrol area deputies shouldn’t transport or attend appointments of inmates being held by jurisdictions...

  • Wilkie joins The Record-Times

    The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    DAVENPORT - A local woman has joined the newspaper as an office specialist and advertising saleswoman. Kelli Wilkie, 54, of Davenport will be selling advertising and holding regular office hours for The Record-Times. Wilkie is a 34-year resident of Davenport, carrying previous employment at Zion Lutheran Church and Davenport Vision Source. She also has newspaper experience. In 1991, Wilkie worked for pressman Randy Warwick as a pre-press specialist assisting in the...

  • Boil order ceased

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    HARRINGTON — The City issued a water boil order to its residents after a motor on the City’s third water pump failed Tuesday, May 21. That order was rescinded Wednesday, May 22. Mayor Joe Armand asked residents to conserve water with “extreme diligence” in a message given to Harrington citizens Tuesday. “While we are limping along with our City’s original well, it isn’t delivering the volume that we are used to,” Armand said. That led to possible water contamination from pressure loss. Residents were asked...

  • Cops & Courts

    May 23, 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. May 12 Traffic stops: 9 An Odessa man said he could hear someone shooting inside town limits. An accidental medical alert for a 79-year-old female went off. A caller said someone drove through his fence, tore up...

  • Commissioners decide against elected coroner

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    DAVENPORT - The Lincoln County Commissioners officially passed an ordinance declaring the county won't have an elected coroner at a regular meeting Monday, May 20. The move comes in response to House Bill 1326, which was passed in 2021 and contains a section declaring every county should have an elected county coroner, except in counties with less than 40,000 residents. There, the county legislative authority may determine that no coroner shall be elected, which is the...

  • Someone paid for your freedoms

    Roger Harnack | May 23, 2024

    Disappointingly, many Americans are worried about silly first-world problems like where to go boating or what to barbecue over the upcoming weekend. Too many view this upcoming three-day break as an excuse to eat, drink and party, never giving a thought as to why Memorial Day is observed. So while you’re anxiously awaiting the long weekend, take time to remember, understand and plan to observe Memorial Day. Memorial Day is dedicated to the men and women killed while serving...

  • How to identify pinkeye in cattle

    Don Llewellyn | May 23, 2024

    Sometimes it takes some thinking to figure out what to write for an article. I try to make the content relevant and applicable to real-world cattle production. Finally, I asked myself, as summer approaches what are the real issues that I faced as a cattleman? One of the summer issues that a lot of us have experienced is pinkeye. It terms of a cattle disease; I think we all can agree that it is both an economic problem, a cattle well-being issue, and a nuisance as well. In...

  • Opposed to wind turbines

    Jamie Mitchel | May 23, 2024

    I have read all your articles in the paper and I find that you are doing a very good job trying to balance both sides of the issues regarding the wind turbine proposal. I am on the side that is totally against them. I think the citizens of this county need to hear from others who have opinions very contrary to the farmers who have signed leases and the wind turbine companies. Plus I find it troubling when the wind turbine companies can’t answer simple questions directed their way. I am the one who asked them about the use...

  • Correction of services

    May 23, 2024

    Jones, Paula – Correction of services. A memorial service will be held at Strate Funeral Home on June 1, 2024 @ 1:00...

  • Larry Dallas Harvey

    May 23, 2024

    Larry Dallas Harvey Feb. 5, 1951- May 13, 2024 Larry Dallas Harvey returned home on May 13, 2024. Born on February 5, 1951, in Omak, Wash., Larry was the son of Dallas and Janet Harvey (Davisson). A lover of hunting, fishing, camping, and the mountains, Larry’s life was an adventure. His journey was filled with experiences that created memories and stories, making us wish we had been there to share them. His adventure concluded in Davenport, Wash, where he made his home. He...

  • Albert (Bud) Edward King

    May 23, 2024

    Albert (Bud) Edward King July 2, 1933 – May 17, 2024 Longtime resident and cattle rancher from Odessa, Wash., Albert “Bud” Edward King, 90, passed away May 17, 2024. Bud was the third born to Ralph and Mary King, joining sisters Marion and Effie, and later brother Wallace. Bud was born at home on the farm close to Crab Creek on July 2, 1933. The family moved to Marlin in June 1945 and back to Odessa in spring 1952. Bud received an eighth-grade education. He lettered in...

  • Dennis William Sims

    May 23, 2024

    Dennis William Sims Aug. 1, 1939 – Feb. 29, 2024 In memory of Dennis William Sims August 1, 1939 – Feb. 29, 2024 A life well lived. Born in Davenport Wash. and passed away suddenly in Phoenix AZ after declining health. Dennis was a beloved husband, father, and precious grandpa. He will forever be missed by wife Jackie of 67 years, daughters Denise and Debbie (Geoff Gastelum), grandson Tristan and brother Jay. He served 5 years in the US Navy Seabee reserves living on Guam...

  • Local veterans to be remembered

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times | May 24, 2024

    ODESSA - Thanks to John Hardt and the Fronen Steppdecker Odessa Quilt Club, 254 crosses with sewn rosettes will adorn the graves of veterans at the cemetery off Cemetery Road Memorial Day weekend. To celebrate Memorial Day, Hardt and a handful of other veterans will place 24 flags on light poles on First Avenue and 254 crosses on graves at the cemetery. On Monday, May 27, a public service to honor Odessa's veterans will be held at 10 a.m. at Odessa Memorial Healthcare...

  • Torchlight Parade

    May 23, 2024

    The Davenport marching band paces through downtown Spokane during the Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Saturday, May 18. Bands from Lincoln County were all represented at the Torchlight Parade, including one local band that received the Gold Standard. Turn to Page 9 for...

  • Local FFA teams qualify for nationals

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    PULLMAN - Two area FFA teams qualified for the National Convention with first-place, state championship performances at the 94th State FFA Convention and Expo May 9-11. Both the Reardan FFA Ag Issues team and a Davenport Middle School agriscience team will compete at Nationals in Indianapolis in late October. Davenport's pairing of eighth-graders Brooke Bell and Sage Kresser competed in a division of agriscience in April 20 competition in Puyallup. Bell and Kresser competed...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes | May 23, 2024

    Summer barbeques include savory sides and salads. Kathy’s Shoe Peg Salad, another recipe submitted by Spokane Valley Herald reader Mary White, is a pasta salad filled with crunchy vegetables and tangy condiments, with just a hint of sweetness. This side salad is the perfect complement to a chicken, beef or pork barbeque. The recipes unique name comes from the style of canned corn included in the ingredients. Shoe peg corn is corn removed from the cob whole without cutting,...

  • No Miss Davenport this year

    The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    DAVENPORT — Like the town 13 miles to the east, there will be no Junior Miss representing the city this year. The Celebrate Davenport committee recently announced that there weren’t any applicants for Miss Davenport and the program won’t have a representative this year. Celebrate Davenport spokeswoman Torri Mielke said the committee opened the program to all 16-18-year-old girls in Davenport last year. The current Miss Davenport, Rikkiana Chavelas, was last year’s lone applicant. City Councilman Lance Strite,...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    100 years ago Oscar Oehlwein of Davenport won third place in the mile run at the state interscholastic meet in Pullman. The annual meeting of the Lincoln County Tuberculosis league was held, with Dr. C.S. Bumgarner of Davenport elected president and Mrs. W.A. Buckley of Sprague elected vice president. A proposition to bond the city of Davenport for $10,000 to raise money to pave Morgan Street lost in a special election. 75 years ago Jerry Walter of Odessa showed a shorthorn steer that was declared grand champion over all...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    May 23, 2024

    Davenport birthdays May 24: Anthony Smith, Corey Cunningham May 25: Cody Cox, Dawn Dehn, Brian Dennis, Sarah Stiles, Dan Gunning May 26: Mike Pankey, Esteban Plasencia, Susan Hanchett, Oliver Hein, Chase Zellmer, Stacy Breithaupt May 27: Nicole Curtaccio, Tommy Plumb, Paula Reed, Dan Kilps, Tim Podowicz May 28: Michelle Lilje, Stephanie Morgan, Kathy Rosman, Matt Street, Bryce Bailey, Lucas Zeus, Noreen Hutfless May 29: Trish Walker, Olivia Alspach May 30: Nolan Lilje, Jeffery Gamache, Anne Guhlke Davenport anniversaries...

  • Lincoln County Cattlemen's Association

    May 23, 2024

    Lincoln County Cattlemen's Association president Matt Schneider, Vice President Jon Hoard and Chad Overmyer delivered 300 pounds of ground beef to the Spokane Veterans Home Thursday, May...

  • Harrington car show

    May 24, 2024

    Hundreds of classic cars and chassis lined downtown Third Street in Harrington for the 12th Annual Harrington Car Show Saturday, May 18. The event is hosted by the Studebaker Garage in memory of founder Allen Jay...

  • Gold Standard

    May 23, 2024

    The South East Marching Band, which includes students from Harrington, Sprague, Washtucna, Garfield-Palouse and Kahlotus, received the Gold Standard at the Torchlight Parade as part of the Spokane Lilac Festival Saturday, May 18. The band was one of 21 marching bands to receive Gold Standard, and the only band featuring Lincoln County students to do...

  • 28 locals qualify for state track

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    RITZVILLE - Lincoln County schools now know which of their athletes are heading to Yakima to compete in the WIAA State Championship Meet this weekend. 28 local athletes have punched their tickets to the May 23-25 meet at Eisenhower High School after the District 7 2B and District 7/9 1B Regional Championships concluded Saturday, May 18. Some athletes and teams have the best marks in certain events heading into state. Davenport sophomore Glenna Soliday has the fastest time in...

  • Youth Soccer holds tournament

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    HARRINGTON - The Lincoln County Youth Soccer league, which is in its second season, held its annual tournament while the local Car Show was ongoing Saturday, May 18. Odessa was well represented amongst the victors. The future Tigers beat Davenport 1-0 in the 2nd/3rd grade championship, beat Ritzville in penalty kicks in the 4th/5th grade championship and smoked Davenport 11-0 in the 6th-8th grade championship. Ritzville topped Reardan 3-2 in the kindergarten/1st grade...

  • Deife takes second at 1B/2B State Golf

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times | May 23, 2024

    TUMWATER - Odessa senior Melloney Deife topped her 2023 third place finish at the WIAA State Golf 1B/2B Tournament with a second-place finish in the 2024 iteration Wednesday, May 22. Deife's finish is Odessa's best since Kira Powell won the state championship in 2012. The senior entered Wednesday's final round tied for second place, one shot off the lead, after shooting an 88 in the first round Tuesday, May 21. She matched that total by shooting another 88 Wednesday. Deife...

  • Submit a Legal/Public Notice

    May 24, 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... Full story

  • NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS

    May 23, 2024

    NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, Washington that sealed bids will be received at the following location before the specified time: • At the Lincoln County Commissioner’s Office located on the lower level of the Lincoln County Courthouse, 450 Logan Street, Davenport, Washington until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 13, 2024. Bids delivered in person will be received by the Clerk of the Board. • Bids mailed to the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners,...

  • B U D G E T EXTENSION HE A R I N G

    May 23, 2024

    B U D G E T EXTENSION HE A R I N G Let it be publicly known to all persons that the Board of Directors of Odessa School District No. 105-157-166J, Lincoln County, Washington, will meet in a public meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. in the district office of the Odessa School District for the purpose of fixing and adopting a budget extension for the 2023-2024 General Fund. A copy of the completed budget extension will be available to any person who might request such after May 31, 2024. Any interested persons...

  • NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE

    May 23, 2024

    NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE CASE NO. 23-4-02241-32 In the Guardianship/Conservatorship of: LYLE DEFOOR, Individual. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Safe Haven Guardianship Agency, in their capacity as Conservator of the Estate, will apply to the Court for confirmation of the sale of the following described real estate: The property is commonly known as 41188 Pierce Dr. N., Davenport, Washington 99122 and is legally described as follows: Tract B, Sand Flats Short Plat, as per...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PASTURE LEASE

    May 23, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PASTURE LEASE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding a reapplication by Greg Semprimoznik to lease county property as pasture land pursuant to RCW 36.34. Said application involves certain parcels of land located as follows: Portions of The W ½ W ½ of Section 20, Township 26 N, Range 32 EWM, lying south of the railroad right-of-way and lying north of existing County Road Number 4267. Also the property located in the east 200...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    May 23, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE Rate Increase Announcement - Effective June 2024 T o C i t y o f D a v e n - p o r t U t i l i ty Customers: Commercial and residential garbage will be increased 10% on all monthly service rates due to a contractual increase by Sunshine Disposal. This rate increase is effective on all bills mailed on or after June 1, 2024. Presently, the average monthly residential 32-gallon tote garbage service charge is $20.57. Depending on the usage of the customer, this annual rate adjustment will increase the annual...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    May 23, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE Case No.: 24-4-00886-32 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KERRY JON VIGUE, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    May 23, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE NO. 24-4-00940-32 In the Matter of the Estate of: ) HELENE L. WADKINS, 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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