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Fire districts not mandating vaccine

DAVENPORT—Local fire chiefs and commissioners aren’t requiring their volunteer firefighters receive a COVID-19 vaccination, leaving the choice up to the individual whether to get an inoculation or not. However, state mandates... — Updated 10/15/2021

Aurora borealis

Myk Crawford captured this image of a colorful aurora borealis west of Davenport at about 9:47 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11. In the foreground sits Rocklyn... — Updated 10/15/2021

Almira school burns

ALMIRA—Flames engulfed the elementary/middle school here in a fire that began Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12 and burned into the early morning Wednesday, Oct. 13. The school building... — Updated 10/15/2021

School board approves two new positions

DAVENPORT—The school board approved two new positions for hire in a move tabled at the end of September at the board’s quarterly meeting Oct. 11. However, the approval came with adjustments requested by the board. The board... — Updated 10/15/2021

Democratic Committee motions to intervene on election lawsuit

The Washington State Democratic Central Committee filed a motion to intervene on a lawsuit filed last week by the Washington Election Integrity Coalition United and Jerry Schulz of Reardan against the Lincoln County Auditor’s... — Updated 10/15/2021

Former Seven Bays resident charged with failure to register as a sex offender

SEVEN BAYS—A former local man was booked and released in Lincoln County Jail after an arraignment in Superior Court on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender with a prior felony conviction Tuesday, Oct. 5. Caden... — Updated 10/15/2021

Your Local Government

Government and community meetings in Davenport, Reardan, Harrington, Edwall and Sprague during Oct. 15-21. If you’d like your community organization included in this tab, email Monday, Oct. 18 Lincoln... — Updated 10/15/2021

Lincoln County 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 10/13/2021

CEO, CFO at OMHC on the hot seat

The public meetings held last week by the administration of Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center presented an opportunity for new CEO John Serle and new CFO Kimberly Dalrymple to... — Updated 10/15/2021

Booster Club annual auction is Oct. 23

ODESSA – The Odessa Athletic Booster Club holds its fourth annual dinner and auction next week on Saturday, October 23, at the Odessa Community Center. A social hour beginning at... — Updated 10/13/2021

Holidays highlight food needs for all

Food security is often thought of as a national topic, but food security starts locally. Washington state is part of what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has dubbed the “Fruitful Rim.” Yet, we are also home to numerous... — Updated 10/13/2021

Time for businesses to object

The last week has not been good for small businesses in our part of the state. The U.S. Postal Service began slowing “snail mail” services. Stores were ordered to stop using... — Updated 10/13/2021

Kenneth Paul Scherr

Kenneth Paul Scherr of Odessa passed away Oct. 2, 2021. He was born on July 22, 1945 to Anton and Helen (Vetter) Scherr. Ken was raised in Butte, MT and graduated from Western... — Updated 10/13/2021

Roland Vincent (Jim) Winfrey

Roland Vincent (Jim) Winfrey of Quincy passed away on May 25, 2021. He was born to John and Hester Winfrey on Aug. 14, 1929 in Nantahala, NC. Jim was stationed at Fairchild AFB in... — Updated 10/13/2021

Fries list Edna's Drive-In for sale

DAVENPORT-Mike and Virginia Fries remember buying Edna's Drive-In in May 1992 not knowing when they'd re-open its doors after it was closed for 18 months following Edna Jackson's... — Updated 10/15/2021

Harrington Opera Society approves quilt show

HARRINGTON – The Harrington Opera House Society met Monday, Oct. 4, with President Ellen Evans at the helm. Also present were Mark and Sheryl Stedman, Gordon and Billy Herron, Ed and Bunny Haugan, Becky Moeller, Linda Wagner... — Updated 10/13/2021

Recycling bins used and abused in equal measure

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met Monday, Oct. 11, in the public library. With no old business to revisit, the council moved right on to new business. New Odessa homeowner... — Updated 10/13/2021

Reardan footballs slips at Chewelah 47-7

CHEWELAH-Friday's matchup between the Reardan football team and the Chewelah Cougars featured one team fighting for a state playoff berth and the other fighting to avoid the cellar... — Updated 10/15/2021

Tigers volleyball takes one loss, picks up one win

ODESSA – Last Thursday's non-league volleyball match against Lind-Ritzville-Sprague was cancelled because Odessa did not have enough healthy players to compete. By Saturday,... — Updated 10/13/2021

Tigers fall to Warriors

ODESSA – The Odessa Tiger football team lost its first game since the beginning of the 2018 season to the Almira-Coulee-Hartline team this past Friday night. The game saw another... — Updated 10/15/2021

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