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Truck rear-ends snowplow outside Harrington

HARRINGTON--A state Department of Transportation snow plow was rear-ended by a Ford F150 amidst thick fog Monday morning, Dec. 5. The crash happened on Highway 28 just outside of... — Updated 12/5/2022

Homicide suspect arrested in Hawk Creek

DAVENPORT—A Kennewick man accused of murdering another man was arrested by the U.S. Marshal Service and Kennewick Criminal Apprehension Team near Hawk Creek last week. 24-year-old Antonio James Aguilar Hartman was charged with... — Updated 12/1/2022

Council approves 2023 budget

DAVENPORT—After no one from the public spoke up during a budget hearing, city council approved the 2023 budget at its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 23. The approved budget features a plan for the city to spend less than it... — Updated 12/1/2022

Winter storm hits county

DAVENPORT—Schools closed and cars slid across highways in a record-setting snowstorm in Lincoln County Wednesday, Nov. 30. As of press time, anywhere from 6 to 13 inches of snow had fallen around the county. Reardan was the... — Updated 12/1/2022

Sprague Lake water level study to begin

SPRAGUE--Over the past few years, water levels in Sprague Lake, which straddles the Lincoln and Adams County lines, have been slow to recede following storm events. To help identify flood risk solutions, the Department of Ecology... — Updated 12/1/2022

News briefs

Last budget meeting scheduled mid-December ODESSA— Mayor William Crossley announced a 2022 budget amendment and discussion of the 2023 proposed budget during a brief 12-minute town council meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. The final... — Updated 12/1/2022

County sign recovered

RITZVILLE—The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the thefts of multiple traffic signs last week. Investigators received information that led them to a location in the 1800 block of East Franz Road. During... — Updated 12/1/2022

Your Local Government

Government meetings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email davenporttimes@centurytel.net. Monday, Nov. 28 Davenport school... — Updated 11/23/2022

School board discusses salaries

REARDAN—The school board discussed the need to increase pay for difficult-to-fill jobs within the district at the regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16. Sobotta reported the district has a hard time hiring and retaining... — Updated 11/23/2022

Town council approves COLA for its employees

REARDAN–Public works director Bob Winn, representing the town’s employees, requested a 4.5% cost-of-living adjustment increase at the town council meeting on Nov. 17. He presented data showing the proposed COLA would be in... — Updated 11/23/2022

Letter to the Editor

I was surprised to learn that Republicans are starting to use Ranked Choice voting to choose their candidates in their internal primaries. I thought Ranked Choice Voting appealed only to Left wing types. One reason I’ve read... — Updated 12/1/2022

Consumers return to stores to shop

Despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing on-line but making in-store purchases. The National Retail Federation reported an... — Updated 12/1/2022

What Thanksgiving means to me

Thanksgiving was my favorite time of year growing up, and in many ways, it still is. Of course, some of that magic has disappeared as I get older, but the meaning remains the same.... — Updated 11/23/2022

Beef Cattle Mythbuster

Dr. Don Llewellyn Livestock Extension Specialist Director, WSU Lincoln County Extension, Davenport, WA Myth: The mystique of "water belly". Here's one that is especially relevant... — Updated 11/23/2022

President Biden deserves credit for election

Give President Joe Biden some credit for mid-term election Democratic successes when most everyone, including the media, predicted otherwise. Instead of focusing on himself, he quietly avoided states where he’s unpopular and... — Updated 11/17/2022

Lincoln County candidates as Michael Scott quotes

If you read the headline of this column and first thought, “what in the world are they talking about,” we don’t blame you. Let us explain. A good chunk of our staff was born in the dreaded millennial era, and sadly, many... — Updated 11/17/2022

Don't focus on carbon, manage our forests

Forest health, climate change, and a plan that got almost no input before being announced is at the heart of the "carbon project" announced by the Washington State Department of... — Updated 11/17/2022

Thank you, veterans

Editor's note: Byrne Bennett is a reporter for the Lincoln County Record-Times. Any opinion expressed in this column is his own and not necessarily that of The Record-Times or Free... — Updated 11/11/2022

Remember veterans with more than flag-lowering

Lowering our flags to half-staff is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or police officers killed in the line of duty.... — Updated 11/10/2022

Taking an interest in human interest

One recent October day, I looked around and suddenly realized things had changed. No, it wasn’t the fact that since my recent marriage, I can’t seem to find where anything is... — Updated 11/10/2022

Glen Ekstrom

Glen Ekstrom, Aug. 19, 1947 – Nov. 20, 2022. Davenport H.S. class of 1965. Husband, Father and Grandpa. Lover of Corvettes! Memorial will take place at Davenport Memorial Hall,... — Updated 12/1/2022

Joan Gibson McLain

Joan Gibson McLain May 3, 1941 – Nov. 1, 2022 Joan Gibson McLain left us in this life on Nov. 1, 2022, to live eternally with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived for 81... — Updated 12/1/2022

Naomi "Julie" Jewel Hurlburt (Newton)

Naomi "Julie" Jewel Hurlburt (Newton) Apr. 30, 1932 – Nov. 21, 2022 Naomi "Julie" Jewel Hurlburt (Newton) went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2022. She is finally at peace after... — Updated 12/1/2022

Debra Dawn Zeiler

Debra Dawn Zeiler was born in Odessa on May 23rd, 1955 to Donald and Ione (Tootie) Zeiler. Debbie went to Odessa School for 12 years and graduated in 1973. According to her sisters, Deb was the queen or princess of many dances.... — Updated 11/17/2022

Kathryn Ilene Hein

Aug. 29, 1929 – Nov. 9, 2022 Kathryn Ilene Hein, 93, passed away Nov. 9, 2022, in Davenport, Wash. Born on Aug. 29,1929, she was the sixth child of eight to Charles and Hazel... — Updated 11/17/2022

Debra Dawn Zeiler

May 23, 1955 – 2022 Debra Dawn Zeiler was born in Odessa on May 23rd, 1955 to Donald and Ione (Tootie) Zeiler. Debbie went to Odessa School for 12 years and graduated in 1973. According to her sisters, Deb was the queen or... — Updated 11/10/2022

Donald A. Bischoff

Donald A. Bischoff, 79, passed away on Oct. 21, 2022 in Spokane, Wash. just shy of his 80th birthday. He was born in Harrington, Wash. on Oct. 24,... — Updated 11/10/2022

Floyd Kester

Oct. 4, 1928 – Oct. 28, 2022 Floyd Kester (Kister) died peacefully at age 94 at the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard, Wash. He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Ritzville, Wash.... — Updated 11/10/2022

Virginia Hutsell

Dec. 23, 1928 – Nov. 2, 2022 On Nov. 2, 2022, Virginia Margaret (Zuehlke) Hutsell, 93, passed away in Davenport, Wash. She was born to Murray and Margaret (Magin) Zuehlke on Dec.... — Updated 11/10/2022

Marvin Dean Carstens

Apr. 1, 1932 – Nov. 5, 2022 Marvin Dean Carstens was born Apr. 1, 1932 in Reardan, Wash. to Walter and Margaret Carstens. He passed away in Spokane, Wash. on Nov. 5, 2022. Marvin... — Updated 11/10/2022

A Christmas to remember

REARDAN–The Fox and Goat Ranch, a popular wedding venue, will host a special event for those with developmental disabilities to meet Santa Claus between 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec.... — Updated 12/1/2022

Hometown Christmas chimes again

DAVENPORT-- Saturday night was an eventful evening at Pioneer Plaza as Hometown Christmas made a return for the first time in three years. Carols were sung, the tree was lit and... — Updated 12/1/2022

Harrington Hometown Christmas coming up

HARRINGTON— Santa will visit during the Hometown Christmas festivities Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be many vendors in Memorial Hall to do Christmas shopping for those looking for something unique.... — Updated 12/1/2022

Annual Christmas Fest next week

ODESSA—Christmas Fest will return this year at the community center on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Odessa Junior Livestock 4-H club is hosting the event again this year and will have a hamburger booth set up.... — Updated 12/1/2022

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Davenport birthdays Dec. 2: Scott Gamache, Greg Wilkie, Tristan Abbott Dec. 3: Carter McCowan, Bob Luiten ♱ Dec. 4: Christine Dickson, Jill Morrison, Trey Coffman, Dan Husky ♱ Dec. 5: Clif Warwick, Shannon Sewall Dec. 6: Todd... — Updated 12/1/2022

Students recognized for academics

ODESSA—Principal Jamie Nelson said The National Honor Society packed and delivered over 30 Thanksgiving baskets to community members at the School Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The society inducted the following... — Updated 12/1/2022

Local FFA team knows its spuds

REARDAN–The school’s FFA program earned another state championship, this time in the Washington State Potato Judging contest held in Moses Lake on Nov. 16. Seventh and eighth graders from Rick Perleberg’s Agriculture, Food... — Updated 11/23/2022

Zaugg this year's Peace Poster winner

DAVENPORT--Tanner Zaugg, son of Tyler and Aleisha Zaugg, an eighth-grade student at the middle school here, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized... — Updated 11/23/2022

Fun at Turkey Bingo

Turkey Bingo in Davenport, Odessa, Harington and... — Updated 11/23/2022

Lincoln County Hot Takes

What are you thankful for this... — Updated 11/23/2022

The Bell tolls for Odessa

MOSES LAKE - Liberty Bell will make its first appearance in a state title football game after upending No. 1-ranked Odessa, 70-24, on Saturday, Nov. 26 on Lion's Field. Mountain... — Updated 12/2/2022

Reardan wins qualifying Spangle tournament

REARDAN–A basketball team comprised of seventh and eighth-grade boys qualified for the Washington Middle School Basketball Championships by winning five games and the... — Updated 12/1/2022

Five from Lincoln County named All-League

SPANGLE—Five football players from Davenport and Reardan were named to the NE2B All-Opponent team and were recognized in a ceremony at Liberty High School Sunday, Nov. 20. Davenport senior Wyatt Telecky was named first-team on... — Updated 12/1/2022

State track meet moving to Yakima

CHENEY—The WIAA State 1B, 2B and 1A Track and Field meet, usually held at Eastern Washington University, will be moved to Yakima for the 2023-24 cycle. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) submitted a... — Updated 12/1/2022

By the skin of their teeth

MOSES LAKE-The Tigers were almost the victims of a shooting star, but Odessa managed to hold on to win a wild state 1B quarterfinal game 76-74 against the Naselle Comets at Lions... — Updated 11/23/2022

Cougs catch fire from three against Eags in Spokane

SPOKANE-In a battle of Inland Northwest schools, it was the Washington State Cougars doing the hunting from three-point land against the Eastern Washington Eagles. WSU knocked... — Updated 11/23/2022

Tigers look forward to season

ODESSA— The boys’ basketball team looks to increase their chances for a postseason run in the 2022-23 season as they started practice on Monday, Nov. 14. The Tigers ended their 2021 season in a loser-out game against Selkirk... — Updated 11/18/2022

Odessa girls basketball team strong season

ODESSA—Head Coach Travis Schuh expects a solid basketball season for the Tigers, who had their first practice on Monday, Nov. 14. “Last year, we were only one game away from going to the regional basketball tournament,... — Updated 11/18/2022

Reardan hoops team aims to improve

REARDAN-Coach Brian Graham welcomed 22 boys to the Screaming Eagles' first basketball practice of the season on Nov. 14. In his eighth season at the helm, Graham is optimistic his... — Updated 11/18/2022

Davenport wrestling returns several state participants

DAVENPORT-A first-year head coach that has been an assistant coach for over 20 years. Four wrestlers returning that competed at the Tacoma Dome last year. And for the first time,... — Updated 11/18/2022

Public Records

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 12/2/2022

Public Records

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 11/23/2022

Public Records

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 11/18/2022

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. Oct. 17 Traffic stops: 10 • A Harrington woman reported a poorly driven white truck on... — Updated 10/28/2022

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