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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 9/29/2022

New fellowship started at Odessa Health Clinic

ODESSA – The Memorial Healthcare Clinic announced Lourdes Benitez is starting a new fellowship and welcomed back interim CEO Emmett Schuster. Benitez started at OMHC in early... — Updated 9/30/2022

Jacoby hired as Davenport school safety officer

DAVENPORT – The school district here decided to hire from within for its school safety officer position that has been discussed in recent months. Mike Jacoby was selected to the... — Updated 9/30/2022

Council says no political agendas

ODESSA – The Town Council unanimously agreed that Old Town Hall was not to be used for political agendas at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 26. The discussion came after it was asked for a fee to be waived for Cathy McMorris... — Updated 9/29/2022

Husband charged with first-degree murder

SPRAGUE – A Moses Lake man has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after the dead body of 53-year-old Theresa Bergman was found 12 miles northwest of the city off... — Updated 9/30/2022

Letters to the Editor

A time to think, reconsider What a free and open society we have: There are a host of laws for gun control and anti-trusts (monopolies) that are somewhat bypassed, too many authorities and politicians, much of the public being... — Updated 9/29/2022

Action plans aren't always the greenest

Here is a simple question: How should we measure the success of climate policy? The answer should be, “By maximizing CO2 reduction for every dollar spent.” This smart approach... — Updated 9/29/2022

Jill Zeiler

Jill Zeiler, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 1, 2022 in Odessa, Wash. There will be a Celebration of Life memorial service on Mon., Oct. 10, at the Odessa Cemetery at 11 am with a memorial service at Christ Lutheran Church,... — Updated 9/29/2022

Lydia May Widmer

Lydia Widmer passed away on Sept. 10, 2022 in Lincoln Hospital, Davenport, Wash. Her home was Govan, Wash. She was born Feb. 4, 1941 to O.J. and Betty Bagley in Wilbur. She grew up in the Govan area and attended school in Wilbur... — Updated 9/29/2022

Miles "Mick" Tareski

Mick passed away unexpectedly on August 7, 2022. Mick was born April 7, 1962 in Spokane, Wash. to David and Donna Tareski. He grew up in Cheney where he worked on the family farm... — Updated 9/29/2022

Dale C. Lathrop

Dale C. Lathrop passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2022 in Davenport, Wash. Dale was born on Mar. 15, 1933 to Howard and Golda Lathrop. Dale Married Betty Bennett on Jul. 12,... — Updated 9/29/2022

Locals celebrate Sprague Days

SPRAGUE – The annual Sprague Days celebration here was held Sept. 10-11. The weather was nice, and the parade was one of the longest in years for the event sponsored by the city... — Updated 9/30/2022

Care and Share settles into new location

DAVENPORT - The Lincoln County Care and Share thrift store and food bank is thriving at its new location at 203 Morgan Street across from Edna's Drive In. The operation moved into their new home in January, leaving the storage... — Updated 9/29/2022

Our Musical Heritage

Steve Whiteside gave a presentation at the Lincoln County Museum Saturday, Sept. 24 showcasing the museum's new music... — Updated 9/29/2022

New library board to hold first meeting

HARRINGTON – City Council members Stephen Hardy, Joe Armand and David Buddrius met to choose a newly formed Library Board on Monday, Sept. 19. Denisa Holling was elected the President after a discussion and vote by others... — Updated 9/29/2022

In our changing world, what has not changed

Isaiah 59:1-2 is an interesting text that fits the day in which we live. It goes like this: “Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have... — Updated 9/29/2022

Fun at Fall Festival

The Harrington Homemakers hosted the 76th annual Fall Festival Parade Saturday, Sept. 24. There were over 20 entries. The Lions Club and volunteer fire department spent the day... — Updated 9/30/2022

Broncos Country rides

RITZVILLE – The scoring came early and the scoring came often for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos when the Davenport Gorillas paid a visit. The scoring was nonexistent on the... — Updated 9/30/2022

Davenport runners head to Republic

REPUBLIC – Cross country season rode on for Lincoln County schools, with Davenport heading north to a meet at Republic Tuesday, Sept. 27 while Reardan was in St. John, both for 1B/2B league meets. Both schools will be at the... — Updated 9/29/2022

Miss Rodeo Hibbs to ride at Iron Legacy

RITZVILLE – Saddle up. The Iron Legacy Ranch will host a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2, to help Miss Rodeo Washington Lexy Hibbs. The event will run from 1-5 p.m. at the ranch, 651... — Updated 9/29/2022

Odessa rolls by Wilbur-Creston

WILBUR – Last Thursday's game against the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats was projected by many to potentially be the toughest challenge Odessa faced in the regular season. Not so, as... — Updated 9/30/2022

Reardan soccer slips against strong St. George's squad

REARDAN – So far in 2022, the top NE2B girls soccer teams seem to be from the two schools in northern Spokane County. One of those schools features possibly one of the best B... — Updated 9/30/2022

Lady Tigers beat Warriors

ODESSA- The Lady Tigers swept the Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors on Thursday, Sept. 22. The home conference game lasted just over an hour and was highly competitive. Odessa won... — Updated 9/30/2022

Bulldogs hold off Screaming Eagles 20-7

COLFAX – The Bulldogs beat the Reardan Screaming Eagles 20-7 on Friday, Sept. 23 in a closely-contested contest. After a few back-and-forth drives than ended in punts for both... — Updated 9/30/2022

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