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Reardan-Edwall District changing mascot

REARDAN – The Reardan-Edwall School District will be choosing a new mascot by next school year, the district announced Monday, May 3. The “Indians” mascot was among the Native American monikers banned in House Bill 1356,... — Updated 5/6/2021

Estate sale nearly turns explosive

DAVENPORT – This wasn’t what Bruno Mars meant when he said “I’d catch a grenade for ya” in his hit 2010 song, “Grenade.” A live grenade was discovered by a Chattaroy man while he was preparing for an estate sale at... — Updated 5/6/2021

Inslee announces two-week pause on phases

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan May 4. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the end of two weeks, each... — Updated 5/6/2021

Filing week for election approaches

DAVENPORT – The official filing period for the fall elections will be held May 17 through May 21, 2021. All offices are subject to both primary and general elections. If more than two candidates file for a position, the primary... — Updated 5/6/2021

Speeding, skate parks and street plan highlight council meeting

DAVENPORT – Council’s regular April 28 meeting kicked off with a public hearing to revise the six-year street plan to include a solar illuminate crosswalk sign on Morgan Street that the city hopes to complete in 2021. The... — Updated 5/6/2021


The great horned owl

The great horned owl is native to most of North America but not often seen around Odessa. Avid bird watchers Jane and Doug Slager of Everett spotted this one on a structure just... — Updated 5/6/2021

Special board meeting on legislative issues

ODESSA – The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library on Wednesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. The meeting was also available via ZOOM. The board also held a workshop in the district office at... — Updated 5/6/2021

Inslee announces two-week pause

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the end of two weeks, each... — Updated 5/6/2021


To recycle or not to recycle?

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met April 26 in the community center with a full complement of council members but missing Mayor Bill Crossley. Mayor pro tem Kelly Watkins... — Updated 5/6/2021


Lawmakers wanted an income tax lawsuit – they'll get two

Public records show lawmakers plan to use the capital gains income tax to set up a lawsuit to try to impose a broad-based graduated income tax. They’re going to get not one, but... — Updated 5/6/2021

COVID politics punishes Whitman County

Whitman County was placed in Phase 2 restrictions three weeks ago and we waited for a return to Phase 3, but now that isn’t going to happen. Gov. Jay Inslee chickened out. Facing a massive rollback to Phase 2 for Western... — Updated 5/6/2021


Ryan Desmond Johnson

Ryan Desmond Johnson, of Spokane, Wash., passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center on Fri., April 9th, 2021 from heart failure. Ryan was born in Spokane to his mother Dionne... — Updated 5/6/2021

Memorial notice: John "Jack" Laughbon

Memorial Celebration of Life Service for John “Jack” Laughbon. Held at 1 pm on May 15th, 2021. Zion Lutheran Church , 1007 Washington St., Davenport,... — Updated 5/6/2021


Ruth (Ott) Droz Schaefer

Ruth Ott Droz Schaefer passed away in her sleep on April 16, 2021. She was born May 24, 1923 at Ritzville Wash. She was the fifth in the family of ten children of Jacob and... — Updated 5/6/2021


Students share what makes a great mom

DAVENPORT – What makes a great mother? The question is broad and provokes thoughts, feelings and preferably good memories of the person who is, to many, the closest friend or... — Updated 5/6/2021


Former EWU president Mary Cullinan dies

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University officials announced on Monday, May 3, that the university's 26th president and first woman to serve in the position Dr. Mary Cullinan had... — Updated 5/6/2021

Locals make EWU winter quarter Dean's List

CHENEY – Several students from East Lincoln County, including four from Davenport, one from Edwall, nine from Reardan and two from Sprague, made the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University for winter quarter. Dean’s... — Updated 5/6/2021

Historic dedication of edifice

HARRINGTON – The structure of the current Harrington Community Church was dedicated on October 22, 1961 by Pastor Berton D. Connerly of the then Community Congregational Church. The new brick structure incorporated the 1956... — Updated 5/6/2021


Welcome to My Kitchen

Spring Rhubarb is sprouting up in area gardens. This tart garden plant, produces long stalks that make wonderful pies and crisps, jams and chutneys. Though carefully tended rhubarb... — Updated 5/6/2021


Panke wins district championship

DEER PARK – Davenport's Kristof Panke hasn't been touched in league play yet this season, but he faced his toughest challenge on the biggest stage to date at the district... — Updated 5/6/2021

Harrington tennis results

Girls vs. Chewelah April 28 1st Doubles Harrington: Kaydence Brown & Annika Walters Chewelah: Ava Hartill & Natalie George Score: 0-6 1-6 (Winner Chewelah) 1st Singles Harrington: Allie Crawford Chewelah: Ariel Brashler Score:... — Updated 5/6/2021


Reardan baseball allows one run in two games against Kettle Falls

REARDAN – If not for the difference in throwing arms, Kettle Falls hitters might have thought they were facing the same pitcher twice in a row. Southpaw Aiden Kieffer and righty... — Updated 5/6/2021


Local softball roundup

REARDAN – Kettle Falls jumped on the Reardan softball girls in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, May 4, running away for a convincing 14-2 win. Reardan's bats came alive... — Updated 5/6/2021


Davenport wins third straight meet ahead of league finals

DAVENPORT – The Gorillas got through their first three meets untouched this season after again winning the boys and girls team competition at the final regular season match in... — Updated 5/6/2021


Odessa defeats Curlew

Odessa defeated Curlew at home last Saturday, May 1. Nathan Carstensen had three hits and picked up two RBIs. Tim DeWulf had two hits (one of them a double) and two RBIs. Collin... — Updated 5/6/2021

Tigers track and field

CHEWELAH – April 23, the Tigers competed at District #7 1B Meet #2 at Jenkins High School in Chewelah. The Odessa girls finished in second place with 58 points to Valley Christian’s 143. The other teams participating and... — Updated 5/6/2021

Cops and courts-May 6 issue

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 5/6/2021

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