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Streets, stores and sewer lagoons

DAVENPORT – The city is required per state law to periodically update their six-year street plan. Therefore, council was presented with an updated street plan that included... — Updated 3/4/2021

Teachers, childcare workers eligible for vaccine

DAVENPORT – After originally not including teachers and childcare workers in the current 1B phase of vaccination, Gov. Jay Inslee pivoted and declared educators and licensed childcare workers should be added to the current... — Updated 3/4/2021

Sheriff shares 2020 Davenport crime information

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers shared crime statistics here in 2020 at council’s Feb. 24 meeting. The most common crimes were “Part II” crimes and “crimes against society.” Magers shared five... — Updated 3/4/2021

Hall resigns as EDC director

DAVENPORT – Margie Hall will resign her position as director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Council effective March 31. She’s taken a job for the state Department of Commerce in the Local Government Division with... — Updated 3/4/2021


What are those flags on 6th and Morgan?

DAVENPORT – Residents driving through downtown may have noticed several yellow flags inside holders with a Lions Club logo attached to the wooden poles at the intersection of... — Updated 3/4/2021

Reardan school board approves bevy of new coaches, staff

REARDAN – The school board didn’t discuss or approve many groundbreaking or town-altering items at its Feb. 24 meeting, but the docket was full nonetheless. The meeting included a presentation from mayor Gail Daniels, who... — Updated 3/4/2021

Lake Roosevelt staff hopes for more openings this summer

LAKE ROOSEVELT – Staff at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are hoping and planning for more camping availability this summer, superintendent Dan Foster shared with Lincoln County commissioners at the commissioners... — Updated 3/4/2021

Odessa School Board

ODESSA – Some coaching positions filled, some newly opened The school board has approved Jon Hayashi as the head coach of the junior-high girls basketball team. The board also approved Dalles Deife as a volunteer assistant... — Updated 3/4/2021

New batch of vaccines arrives in Odessa

ODESSA – Clinic manager Barb Schlimmer has announced that the Odessa Clinic will receive an additional 84 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week. Following last week’s mass vaccination at the community center, the... — Updated 3/4/2021

Housing shortage a problem for Odessa businesses

ODESSA – Several Odessa businesses are having difficulty hiring employees due to the housing shortage in Odessa. Offering people jobs is one thing, helping them find a place to live is quite another. Commuting from Spokane or... — Updated 3/4/2021


HB 1356 panders to PC power brokers

It’s a solution in search of a problem. Lawmakers in Olympia appear to be fast-tracking House Bill 1356, which would ban the use of “racially derogatory or discriminatory... — Updated 3/4/2021

Agriculture is fighting for survival

Some moments lend themselves to hyperbole. That amazing fishing trip from seven years ago; the winning free throw at a high school basketball game; the marriage proposal when time stood still. Or 2020, when Washington agriculture... — Updated 3/4/2021


Strate assists big city funeral homes during pandemic

DAVENPORT – The number of COVID-19 cases is down to three in Lincoln County as of press time, but the death counts suffered in big cities like New York and Los Angeles has left... — Updated 3/4/2021

Harrington News

HARRINGTON – Those acknowledged as present: Mayor Nathan Luck, Council members David Buddrius, Peter Davenport, Justin Slack, Stephen Hardy, Levi Schenk, Clerk Janice Cepeda, and visitor Cherie MacClellan. The agenda for this... — Updated 3/4/2021

Juneteenth steps toward state holiday status

OLYMPIA – Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley, D-Seattle, often sees her grandmother’s features when she looks in the mirror. She thinks of how her grandmother, a woman of color, experienced systemic racism and fought for a better... — Updated 3/4/2021

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Mar. 4, 1921 Secretary C.E. Ivy, on his return to Davenport after attending a meeting of the Racing Association held at Walla Walla last week, announced that the dates set for the 29th annual picnic of the Lincoln... — Updated 3/4/2021


The Local

Well, this is embarrassing. A few short weeks after deciding to keep everyone apprised of local activities, I have decided to stop. Now that I am fully removed from the former... — Updated 3/4/2021

Odessa FFA fundraiser comes to a close

ODESSA – The Odessa FFA fundraising effort for the Warden Food Bank, following a fire that destroyed a potato shed with connections to the food bank, has concluded with donations of more than 2,000 items weighing approximately... — Updated 3/4/2021

Science and Engineering Peer Choice Awards

ODESSA – Over the last few weeks before the winter break, students at Odessa High School and Junior High School were busy conducting independent science research entitled the Second Quarter Research Project. This project is... — Updated 3/4/2021


Steady rushing attack leads Reardan past Davenport

DAVENPORT--While their first half included coughing up two fumbles, Reardan's offense got going today when junior Cody Sprecher took a backwards pass 78 yards to the house. It was... — Updated 3/6/2021

Area scoreboard-Feb. 25 to March 2

February 25 Soccer St. George’s 3, Davenport 2. Volleyball Davenport 3, Chewelah 0 ((25-17, 25-7, 25-12). February 26 Football Asotin 14, Davenport 6. February 27 Football Reardan 30, Kettle Falls 6. Soccer Davenport 2,... — Updated 3/4/2021

Davenport HS finishes fourth at initial 2B cross country meet

ASOTIN – Davenport finished in fourth place behind powerhouses Asotin and Kettle Falls, as well as Northwest Christian, at the first 2B cross country meet Feb. 27. The Gorillas finished with 69 team points, while Asotin, Kettle... — Updated 3/4/2021

This week's sports docket

*All games subject to postponement or cancellation due to inclement weather or COVID-19 concerns. Thursday, March 4 Davenport middle school volleyball at Lind-Ritzville/Sprague @ 4 or 5 p.m. Reardan middle school volleyball at... — Updated 3/4/2021


A win, a loss and a tie open Davenport's soccer season

DAVENPORT – The defending 2B state soccer champions have notched a loss, tie and win so far this season in a strange, shortened 2020-21 "fall sports" season. Some late-game... — Updated 3/4/2021

Davenport falls to Asotin in football opener

ASOTIN – The first game of this truncated fall season didn’t go Davenport’s way last Friday. The Gorillas fell to Asotin 14-6 in a sloppy, defensive-minded road fest to open the 2021 “fall sports” docket. Davenport’s... — Updated 3/4/2021


Reardan surges in second half to defeat Kettle Falls 30-6

REARDAN – Kettle Falls had its chances to snap its three-season long losing streak against Reardan Saturday, but ultimately fell 30-6, after the Indians scored three touchdowns... — Updated 3/4/2021


Tigers have a winning week

The Tiger volleyball team had a successful week, winning all three of their matches on the opponents’ courts. OHS vs Wilbur-Creston-Keller The Odessa Tigers defeated the... — Updated 3/4/2021


Wind, hail, snow, rain, lightning hamper game, but Tigers prevail 74-0

Odessa 46 14 8 6 74 Tekoa-Rosalia 0 0 0 0 0 Pilot Weishaar was the workhorse of this game, rushing for 239 yards on 16 carries and getting across the goal line four times for... — Updated 3/4/2021

Cops and Courts-March 4 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 3/4/2021

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