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Governor 'strongly recommends' students study from home

CHENEY — Gov. Jay Inslee “strongly recommends” public and private students in 34 of the state’s 39 counties stay home this fall. His recommendation came during a press conference this afternoon, Aug. 5, in which he was... — Updated 8/5/2020

Congressional incumbents sweeping aside challengers

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington's incumbent Republicans are dominating initial returns in the Aug. 4 primary election. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Rep. Cathy McMorris... — Updated 8/4/2020

Inslee, Culp lead the gubernatorial pack

OLYMPIA - Incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has a commanding lead after the initial tally of Aug. 4 primary election ballots. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Inslee was... — Updated 8/4/2020

Othello man dies from injuries he sustained in crash July 22

OTHELLO — A local man has died of injuries he sustained in a crash July 22. Jose Erivas Chama, 51, of Othello, died Aug. 4 at a Spokane hospital, the Washington State Patrol reported. Chama was in a crash at 10:40 p.m. July 22... — Updated 8/5/2020

Volz, Graham, McGarry and Zappone advance to general election

SPOKANE -- Early primary election results Tuesday night, Aug. 4, indicate that incumbent Republican Rep. Jenny Graham should face Democrat challenger Tom McGarry in November's General Election in the race for the 6th District... — Updated 8/4/2020

Dent, Castaneda-Diaz advance to general

13th district rep. seat narrows to two By Jamie Henneman The Times Voters in Lincoln County had their candidate lineup choices simplified tonight, as the Washington State 13th legislative district seat narrowed to two candidates... — Updated 8/4/2020

Several strong leads and some very close counts in primary election for Adams County voters

RITZVILLE - The first count of Adams County ballots in the August 4 primary election show several candidates with strong leads in this early stage of the race. Ballots counted so... — Updated 8/4/2020

Cullinan steps down at EWU

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has announced she is retiring from her position, effective immediately. The university's Board of Trustees has... — Updated 8/5/2020

Davenport airport gets $4.3 million

The Davenport airport is scheduled for an expansive remodel next summer, when funds from the Federal Aviation Administration will fund the construction of a new runway. The runway location will be shifted on the property owned by... — Updated 8/3/2020

Davenport Schools adopt K-12 online curriculum

The Davenport School Board approved the adoption of a new online based curriculum called “K-12” in order to prepare for any disruptions that may occur due to potential COVID-19 shutdowns. The curriculum is designed to allow... — Updated 7/31/2020

Initiative aims to limit governor's power

Gov. Jay Inslee may order quarantines and business shutdowns, but he cannot enforce them. In agreeing with that argument – presented by attorneys for the governor – U.S.... — Updated 8/3/2020

Governor's office knew unemployment would run out

Records obtained through the public records request process show that officials in the Governor’s office knew on May 1st that the Employment Trust Fund balance would be eventually depleted but did not admit this publicly until... — Updated 8/5/2020

Sheriff shines spotlight on Lincoln County communications center and jail

DAVENPORT - "9-1-1 What is the location of your emergency?" This phrase is used multiple times a day in the Lincoln County Communications Center, where nine full-time... — Updated 7/20/2020

School-return plan should be colorblind

Welcome to the segregated public schools of Washington state. According to the “Reopening Washington Schools 2020 District Planning Guide,” some public school students are more... — Updated 7/20/2020

Odessa Record letter to the editor policy

The Odessa Record publishes letters to the editor of civic nature relating to area, state and national issues and politics. Letters should be limited to 250 words, and cited facts... — Updated 7/20/2020

Governor's power subject to check?

Gov. Jay Inslee continues to extended the state of emergency related to the COVID pandemic and is re-issuing his prior coronavirus emergency orders. I initially believed that under... — Updated 7/20/2020

America is out of control

Perhaps 2020 will be best described in history books as the year a virus from China caused a global pandemic, massive riots erupted across the country, the Black Lives Matter... — Updated 7/13/2020

Not just black, but all lives matter

This letter to the editor might trigger some folks to extreme discomfort. Today, as I was driving to Lincoln Hospital, I noticed a large sign posted just outside the parking lot that stated “Black Lives Matter, Believe It, Live... — Updated 7/10/2020

Will Washington really punt budget action until January?

What once seemed inevitable is now growing unlikely – a special session to balance the state’s budget. This is why it was so important to act before the new spending increases... — Updated 7/13/2020

Facemask debate continues

I was disheartened to learn of Lewis County Sheriff Rob Snaza’s dismissal of Gov. Jay Inslee’s order requiring facemasks. Heeding the advice of experts makes you wise, not a sheep. I have family in Odessa, and I have visited... — Updated 7/10/2020

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 16, 1920 At a sparsely attended meeting, the Odessa Community Hall stockholders elected a board of directors for the ensuing year. After only a short discussion of the capable work of the original board of... — Updated 7/20/2020

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago July 9, 1920 Rainmaker Hatfield is reported to have packed up his equipment and left Moses Lake last week. Although many gave him credit for bringing when he first set up at the lake, very few had any faith in him... — Updated 7/10/2020

This Week in Odessa HIstory

100 years ago July 2, 1920 The following pupils passed their grade school final examination and will enter Odessa High School next year. Frank Koth, Alice Flint, Martha Suchland, Charlotte Smith, Hazel Luiten, Eugene Weber,... — Updated 7/10/2020

Helen Krupke

Helen Marie Krupke, 87, passed away on July 22, 2020 in Spokane, Wash. Helen was born on January 1, 1933 to Burdette & Susie Lightle in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by her... — Updated 8/4/2020

Janice Tikka

Janice Ann Tikka, 60, of Harrington, Wash. passed away peacefully Sunday, July 26, 2020. Janice was born in North East Maryland on May, 14 1960. She was the daughter of Robert and... — Updated 7/31/2020

Fran Dompier

Dompier, Fran (93) Frances Irene McDonald Dompier was born in Wenatchee, WA to Frances and Ollie McDonald on January 9, 1927. Her final day was in Hospice care at home on July 13,... — Updated 7/29/2020

Earl Joseph Meise

Earl Joseph Meise, 97 of Odessa, Wash., passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Odessa. Earl was born April 28, 1923, in Quincy, Ill., to Fred and Alvina Meise. Earl... — Updated 7/13/2020

Russell Vincent Winfrey

Russell Vincent Winfrey, also known as Vince, or "Pop Pop" to his five grandchildren, passed away with his family at his side Tuesday evening, June 16, 2020, in Ellensburg after a... — Updated 7/13/2020

Harry Deloss Rodenbough

Harry Deloss Rodenbough passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on June 25, 2020. Harry was born in Seattle on Sept. 30, 1943 to William Elton and Winifred (Buchanan)... — Updated 7/15/2020

Craig Holman

Craig Holman, 68, a lifetime resident of the Odessa area, passed away May 26, 2020. Craig was born June 30, 1951 in Odessa, Wash., to Henry and Betty Holman. He attended school in Odessa, graduating in 1969 and attended Eastern... — Updated 7/10/2020

Michael C. Stauffer

Michael C. Stauffer, 51, died unexpectedly April 20, 2020. Michael was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Dec. 18, 1968, to Charles and Joan Stauffer. He graduated from Wilby High School in 1986. He joined the United States Air Force... — Updated 7/10/2020

Homeschooling could be over 100,000 students strong this fall

DAVENPORT – In the wake of the coronavirus and new state requirements to begin teaching “inclusive” sex ed to students as early as kindergarten, it’s shaping up to be a banner year for homeschooling. Last week, the... — Updated 8/4/2020

Davenport Times sends special message

Life can be full of coincidences. Picking up the phone to discover the person you were going to call is already on the line. A store may be displaying the very item you are looking... — Updated 8/5/2020

Davenport schools hire new elementary teacher

Kayla Wagner, an elementary school teacher from Harrington, was recently hired to teach grades 1-3 at the Davenport School District this fall. Wagner’s hire was approved by the... — Updated 7/29/2020

Coffee group not dead, yet

DAVENPORT - For the last 50 years, a group of men in Davenport have been meeting for coffee every weekday morning, usually at a diner where they would debate over who would pay for... — Updated 7/20/2020

Lincoln County Museum opens for the season

DAVENPORT - The Lincoln County Museum is now open, welcoming visitors and locals alike to view the diverse display of historical items related to Lincoln County's past. The museum... — Updated 7/20/2020

Upcoming events

Calendar of Events Saturday, July 18 — Odessa High School graduation, Finney Field, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23 — Open AA meeting, 7 p.m. in Heritage Church basement. Saturday, July 25 — Christian Music Fest, First Ave.... — Updated 7/20/2020


ODESSA — Here are the anniversaries for July 15-21 July 15: Rocky & Tamie Shaw. July 16: Mark & Peggy DeWulf.July 17: Jeremy & Candace Pitts. July 18: Chuck & Ellen Van Hevel, Don & Mo Sheldon. July 19: Elton & Ellie Renken.... — Updated 7/20/2020

Odessa Birthdays

ODESSA — Here are the birthdays for the week of July 17-23: Birthdays for July 17: Neil Fink, Alexa Boss. July 18: Roxy Plinski, Don Maddock, Pam Williams, Tracy Walter, Melissa Schafer. July 19: Jax Ellen, Kaci Bleau, Amber... — Updated 7/20/2020

Odessa Senior Meals

ODESSA — All meals are currently available for pick-up only, unless previous arrangements for home delivery are made by calling 509-982-2654 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the meal. Monday, July 20: Clam chowder, cottage... — Updated 7/20/2020

We're heading into harvest season

Harvest season has begun in Northeast Washington. Canola and hay harvests are currently underway, with wheat to follow soon. Many area families have a connection to the process,... — Updated 7/20/2020

OHS graduation is Saturday, for real!

ODESSA — Odessa High School’s official graduation and awarding of diplomas will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, on Finney Field. The graduates will be allowed one car each on the track for their family members or one... — Updated 7/20/2020

Davenport schools survey parents about upcoming school year

DAVENPORT — The School District recently mailed a survey to parents, asking if they plan to send their children back to school this fall. So far, the majority are saying yes. Despite a letter explaining that masks and health... — Updated 7/20/2020

Fitzpatrick, Dewey, receive PEO scholarships

DAVENPORT — The Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter N, recently awarded two Lincoln County graduates with scholarships to further their post-high school education. Both recipients received a $500 scholarship from... — Updated 7/20/2020

School opening tasked to new Reardan superintendent

REARDAN-Eric Sobotta wasn't expecting to have to deal with nationwide school shutdowns amidst a global pandemic when he was named the new superintendent of the Reardan-Edwall... — Updated 7/16/2020

Fall prep sports delayed

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County farmers with sons who play football will have a bit more help available in preparing for harvest in August. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday, July 7 that the... — Updated 7/10/2020

Fall prep sports start delayed

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County farmers with sons who play football will have a bit more help available in preparing for harvest in August. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday, July 7, that the... — Updated 7/10/2020

Davenport parents looking forward to school sports

DAVENPORT – Uncertainty continues to surround athletics and extracurricular activities for the 2020-21 school year in Washington. In the Davenport school district, parents of children who are active participants in sports are... — Updated 7/10/2020

King named male athlete of the year for small schools

SPOKANE — At the 2019-2020 Spokane Youth Sports Awards live-streamed over the Internet last Friday evening, the Odessa High School football team was named the 1B/2B/1A Top Male High School Sports Team, edging out the Odessa... — Updated 7/10/2020

Larson makes President's List

Elizabeth Larson, the daughter of Tim and Jill Larson of Odessa, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2020. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.... — Updated 7/10/2020

Red Flag warning issued for today

ODESSA — The National Weather Service says critical fire weather conditions will exist across most of Eastern Washington today. The agency issued a Red Flag Warning that... — Updated 7/24/2020

Lincoln County Cops and Courts

Lincoln County Courts DISPATCH 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... — Updated 7/20/2020

Trials resume in county

ODESSA — The Record has received word that Lincoln County Superior Court will resume jury trials beginning July 22. The trial that had been set for July 8 was resolved; so, the... — Updated 7/20/2020

Davcenport commodities

DAVENPORT — The latest cash grain market here shows Soft White Wheat is at $5.11, Club Premium of $0.50, and Barley at $110.00 per... — Updated 7/20/2020

Odessa Weather

Date H L Prec. July 8 72 36 0 July 9 74 43 0 July 10 78 45 0 July 11 77 45 0 July 12 87 46 0 July 13 74 33 0 July 14 74 36 0 July precipitation:... — Updated 7/20/2020

Lincoln County 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. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report... — Updated 7/20/2020

Odessa Weather

Date H L Prec. July 1 74 45 0.03 July 2 68 46 T July 3 70 42 July 4 77 35 July 5 75 38 July 6 78 42 July 7 81 48 July precipitation:... — Updated 7/10/2020

Lincoln County 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. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report... — Updated 7/10/2020

Theft, drug possession cases take plea deals

DAVENPORT — A series of criminal cases cleared Lincoln County Superior Court on Tuesday as the men charged accepted plea deals from the Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The cases, which ranged from drug... — Updated 7/10/2020

Farm Credit tallies developments in quarterly report

SPOKANE — Northwest Farm Credit Services has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS industry teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and... — Updated 7/10/2020

Christian Music Freedom Fest set for July 25

ODESSA — The Christian Music Freedom Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 25. Promoter Nate Lathrop has two Idaho Christian bands volunteering to play music that day on the stage across from Rolling Thunder Pizza in... — Updated 7/20/2020

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