School-shooting threat investigated

ODESSA - An alleged threat made by a seventh-grade boy at the middle school Tuesday, March 14 is being investigated. According to law enforcement, resident Amanda Wallace allegedly... — Updated 3/24/2023

Parents: Odessa students mistreated

ODESSA - More than 30 residents turned out to a contentious School Board meeting Wednesday night, March 22, to hear concerns over alleged mistreatment of students and bullying.... — Updated 3/24/2023

20 years of wheat

REARDAN - When Fred Fleming graduated from Washington State University in 1973, he dreamed of raising a family on his family's farm. Little did he know that one day his innovative... — Updated 3/23/2023

Resolution 'close' in Bergman first-degree murder case

DAVENPORT — A resolution in the first-degree murder case of Charles R. Bergman is “close,” defense attorney Dave Hearrean told presiding Judge Jeffrey S. Barkdull at a brief court appearance Tuesday, March 21. Bergman’s... — Updated 3/24/2023

Hanson introduced as Fair and Rodeo Queen

DAVENPORT - A Chattaroy girl with Lincoln County ties is this year's Fair and Rodeo Queen. 22-year-old Dakota Hanson, a student at Eastern Washington University, bears this year's... — Updated 3/23/2023

Cops & 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 3/23/2023

Council swears in police chief Suniga

REARDAN -Approximately 50 people attended an emotional town council meeting Thursday, March 16, at which time the council accepted former police chief Andy Manke's resignation.... — Updated 3/23/2023

City of Sprague sued over public records

SPRAGUE—A Langley man is suing the city of Sprague over a public records request. Court records show Eric Hood filed a civil lawsuit against the city Thursday, March 16, claiming the city didn’t respond to an email request... — Updated 3/23/2023

Human remains found near Lake Roosevelt

MILES — Human remains were found near Detillion Campground, which is upriver of Porcupine Bay, on Lake Roosevelt last week. According to police records, the National Park Service informed the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office... — Updated 3/23/2023

Case dismissed after defendant dies

DAVENPORT — A Spokane woman facing two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm had her case dismissed after she died of an overdose in Spokane Valley. 36-year-old Ashley A. High died of an accidental overdose... — Updated 3/23/2023

Public safety needs more than a step

Law enforcement in our region continue to serve the people with professionalism, dedication and compassion. The brave men and women behind the badge are an integral part of our... — Updated 3/23/2023

State must protect local pharmacies

In small communities across Eastern Washington, the local pharmacy is a business you rely on. Often it is the only outlet for miles around where you can get your prescriptions... — Updated 3/23/2023

Douglas Duane Plinski

Douglas Duane Plinski Nov. 18, 1951 - Mar. 10, 2023 Douglas Duane Plinski, 71, was born in Jamestown, N.D. to Michael and Dolores Plinski on Nov. 18, 1951. After living with... — Updated 3/23/2023

Olga Viola Kassner-Byers

Olga Viola Kassner-Byers Aug. 21, 1916 – March 8, 2023 Olga Viola Kassner-Byers was born in Hartington, Neb., Aug. 21, 1916 to Julius and Antoinette Grindvold. She passed away... — Updated 3/23/2023

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Davenport birthdays March 24: Zach Carey-Cannon, Tim Hosking, Mahta Hein, Kylee Dennis, Alivia Tucker March 25: Casey Mason, Paris Malet March 26: Fallon Bellotti, Lynda Leffel, Avery Prewitt, Gordon Current March 27: Caleb... — Updated 3/23/2023

FCCLA students awarded gold medals

WENATCHEE - Six students from Reardan High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America program earned gold medals at the State Leadership Conference in Wenatchee,... — Updated 3/23/2023

Reardan Lions Club's Citizen of the Year

Reardan Lions Club president Dale Swant presents Linda Dougherty the club's Citizen of the Year Award for her 25 year service to the fire department and for her... — Updated 3/23/2023

Stargazing event hosted

REARDAN - The Reardan Edwall Communities Alliance for Prevention Coalition (RECAP) held a Stargazing Family Night Out event, which drew approximately 200 people, at the Inland... — Updated 3/23/2023

Bunny Bingo looms

REARDAN—The Lions Club is hosting its 14th annual Bunny Bingo at the Community Hall from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1. “We will have 100 bingo games with various prizes including hams, cash and gift cards,” Lions Club... — Updated 3/23/2023

Opera House undergoing more renovations

HARRINGTON — The 119-year-old Opera House has long been a historical landmark in downtown and has undergone renovations for over 30 years. Renovations started in 1992 and have totaled almost $1 million over 29 years. But there... — Updated 3/23/2023

Track and field off and running

Running in the girls sprint medley relay, Odessa sophomore Reegan Carstensen passes the baton to junior teammate Hayden Schuh at the Valley Christian Jamboree in Spokane Valley... — Updated 3/23/2023

Odessa golf ready to compete

ODESSA - The high school golf team is looking forward to another year on the green. Head Coach Dillon Jahns said this week that the team looks sharp and is ready for the season.... — Updated 3/23/2023

Celebrating the 2022-23 Davenport boys team's title run

Since the Davenport boys basketball team won the program's first state title three weeks ago, maybe you've been sitting at home pondering the following question: "Is there a way to... — Updated 3/23/2023

Track season off and running

SPOKANE VALLEY-Local track and field teams are officially competing. Davenport and Reardan participated in the Fischer Jamboree in Colville Friday, March 17 before the Gorilla boys... — Updated 3/23/2023

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