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Gov. Inslee threatens return to Phase 2

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, April 8, that moving a county backwards for at least three weeks in his phased reopening plan may provide the impetus to improve vaccination rates. During his press conference, the... — Updated 4/8/2021

County's virus outbreak continues

DAVENPORT – The COVID-19 outbreak among students and staff in area schools didn’t slow down in the last week. Instead, cases are steadily growing in Lincoln County, most of which can be traced back to the schools. Sports... — Updated 4/8/2021


Mikelson selected as next Reardan Elementary principal

REARDAN – Jamie Mikelson, the current elementary principal in Oroville, Washington, will be heading to Reardan Elementary school to take the same position next year. She was the... — Updated 4/8/2021


Harden named employee of the year

Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy Dain Harden was named the 2020 Employee of the Year for the patrol division. He was recognized at a road deputy's meeting March 30 by fellow... — Updated 4/8/2021

Reardan council adopts 2021 budget

REARDAN – Unless the approved budget was an April Fool’s Day joke, Reardan is planning to be in the black this year. Council approved an ordinance to adopt the 2021 budget with notes on two funds at its April 1 regular... — Updated 4/8/2021


Historic photo find

HARRINGTON – The Harrington city clerk received two framed photographs from the Fort Meade Museum at Fort Meade, S.D. The museum had no idea how the photos ended up in their... — Updated 4/8/2021

Foundation virtual auction has 'Roaring 20s' theme

ODESSA – The Odessa Healthcare Foundation’s May 7 virtual auction will carry a “Roaring 20s” theme. Since January, the foundation board has learned how to conduct a virtual auction, and created an auction website. We’ve... — Updated 4/8/2021

Legals to publish in The Record, Times

ODESSA – The Davenport Times and Odessa Record will again serve as the official publications for the Lincoln County following a unanimous vote by commissioners Monday morning. County commissioners opened bids for the print... — Updated 4/8/2021


Easter egg hunt draws small, but lively, crowd

ODESSA – The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt took place last Saturday morning after last year's interruption due to Covid. Although the crowd was smaller than usual, the kids... — Updated 4/8/2021

Odessa woman arrested in Taser attack

WARDEN – An Odessa woman is in jail in Grant County after allegedly attacking a man and woman with a Taser on Wednesday, April 7. Deborah Davidson, 41, of Odessa, is facing charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree... — Updated 4/8/2021

Letters to the editor

If (last week’s comic) is referring to HR1, which makes election fraud even easier, then it may make some sense. Every fraudulent vote suppresses a legitimate one. However, I believe it refers to the just passed comment sense... — Updated 4/8/2021


Political Cartoon

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Union's back-door effort to kill popular charter school bill is telling

Lawmakers are rightly showing great concern about improving the quality, graduation rates, equal treatment and fairness in public schools. Some even say the traditional public... — Updated 4/8/2021

Senate operating budget is proof Democrats can't resist higher spending

The Senate operating budget for 2021-23 was approved on April 1 by a 27-22 vote, with two Democrats joining all Republicans in opposition. It is fitting this plan (Senate Bill 5092) was passed on April Fools’ Day. The sharp... — Updated 4/8/2021


Roger (RD) Schafer

Roger (RD) Schafer of Stratford, Wash., passed away on March 27, 2021 in Spokane, Wash. He was born to LaVern and Jacoleah (Klaudt) Schafer in 1950 in Odessa, Wash. RD graduated... — Updated 4/8/2021


Welcome to My Kitchen

Last fall, a basil plant kept growing in a patio container. Due to inattention on my part, it went to seed. Now I have a nice little patch of minuscule seedlings sprouting up. If I... — Updated 4/8/2021

OHS scientists, engineers recognized

Bremerton, WA – Once again the Odessa High School students in the Advanced Science Research program presented their independent science and engineering research on March 26 - 27, 2021 at the 64th annual but virtual Washington... — Updated 4/8/2021


Lundgren finds her place on cross country team

REARDAN – Like many high school students, Kerstin Lundgren enjoys running with her friends on the cross country team, plays the flute, wants to travel the world after high school... — Updated 4/8/2021


For the love of the game

DAVENPORT – Ethan Wynecoop and his family have only been in Davenport since 2019, but the recently hired high school head baseball coach is excited to bring his love for... — Updated 4/8/2021

Spring sports schedules released

*Editor’s note: These games, matches and meets are highly subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns or weather-related postponements. Davenport and Reardan planned to start practices on April 12 as of press time, but... — Updated 4/8/2021

Bass, walleye, catfish policy comment period extended

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is extending the window to comment on development of a policy to guide statewide management of non-native game fish. The comment period was extended from April 5 to May 5... — Updated 4/8/2021

Goose Creek game fishing opens one week early

WILBUR – The game fish season on Goose Creek opens one week early within the Wilbur city limits only May 22-28 for all affected game fish. A statewide minimum size/daily limit is enforced. The section of the creek is open to... — Updated 4/8/2021


Soaring and falling

INDIANAPOLIS – Gonzaga was on top of the world...or table, as it were, after standout freshman guard Jalen Suggs banked in a deep three-pointer from about 40 feet away in... — Updated 4/8/2021


Odessa High School golf team

From left Maddie Scrupps, Gage Starkel, Joshua Valverde, Austin Iverson, Daeton Deife, Landen Brooks, Jacob Scrupps, Jared Valverde, Chad Strebeck and Melloney... — Updated 4/8/2021


Tigers pound Tigers in lopsided catfight

ODESSA – The Odessa High School baseball season opened last Saturday at home with a double header against Republic. This Tigers vs Tigers matchup saw the Odessa team overpower... — Updated 4/8/2021

Small team, big results

ODESSA – After two meets, the Odessa High School girls and boys track and field teams have shown much promise despite having only nine members combined on its rosters. Head coach Travis Schuh said he was pleasantly surprised at... — Updated 4/8/2021

Cops and courts-April 8 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 4/8/2021

The alternative responses to Easter

I’ve always been baffled by the other response to the resurrection. The response we think about is, “Rejoice! He’s risen from the dead! Have a chocolate bunny!” and so on. That part makes sense (part of it, anyway). But... — Updated 4/8/2021

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