Becker to retire after 39 years with county

DAVENPORT-Lincoln County Public Works director Rick Becker considered pushing for 40 years employed with the county, but decided 39 years was enough. Becker will head for... — Updated 5/14/2022

Chicken discussion tabled by Odessa council

ODESSA- A discussion to allow chickens within town limits was tabled by council at the regular meeting Monday, May 9 until a proposal was made or petitioned. Vivianne Poe, an Odessa resident, said that she understood the... — Updated 5/14/2022

Filing week is next week

DAVENPORT—The race to find Sheriff Wade Magers’ elected successor is expected to be the most talked-about local race in quite some time. County voters will officially learn who is running during candidate filing week, which... — Updated 5/14/2022

Davenport school board discusses '22-23 budget

DAVENPORT—The school board heard about and discussed the district’s finances at a budget meeting Monday, May 9 that included projects for enrollment figures of 540 and 565. Business manager Dana Telecky shared an initial... — Updated 5/14/2022

Seller's market prominent throughout county

DAVENPORT–Available houses are few and far between here. Lincoln County is currently a prominent seller’s market. There are more buyers than there are available properties. “ In my opinion the lack of available properties... — Updated 5/14/2022

Your Local Government

Government and community meetings and gatherings for the week of May 13-19. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email dteditor@centurytel.net. Monday, May 16 Lincoln County Commissioners meeting at 8 a.m. in... — Updated 5/14/2022

Davenport Sporting Goods heading mostly online

DAVENPORT-The local Sporting Goods store will be transitioning to a mostly-online model by the end of the month, store ownership announced on the business Facebook page last week.... — Updated 5/14/2022

Harrington school board accepts LRS proposal

HARRINGTON – A special meeting of the school board was held Monday, May 9, in the high school library to decide whether or not to accept an offer from the combined Lind-Ritzville/Sprague sports organization to join them for a... — Updated 5/16/2022

Letter to the Editor

If I could, I would say, “Mr. Biden, TEAR DOWN THAT WALL of misconception/ignorance/incompetence.” What do you know… I got a short message to the White House (202-456-1414). Only had to wait eight minutes. The staff was... — Updated 5/12/2022

Timber milling can foot bill to reduce wildfire

Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and... — Updated 5/12/2022

Capital gains supporters set up surveillance

Proponents of the unconstitutional capital gains income tax are working overtime to prevent voters from weighing in. First, there was the game last year with the emergency clause... — Updated 5/12/2022

Buddy R. Sampson

Buddy Raymond “Bud” Sampson, 85, of Cedonia, Wash. passed away on May 2, 2022 in Spokane, Wash. Bud was born on Feb. 8, 1937 in Spokane, Wash. to Kenneth E. and Grace E. (Hill)... — Updated 5/12/2022

Kirkwood, Gerald N.

Gerald (Jerry) Nelson Kirkwood, 89, took his final journey May 2, 2022, in Spokane, Wash. Jerry was born in Spokane, July 1932, to William and Lillian Kirkwood. Jerry was raised in... — Updated 5/12/2022

Rita J. Voise

Rita Voise of Odessa, Wash. passed away on May 5, 2022. She was born July 4, 1933 in Odessa to Henry and Elsie Uhrich, joining sister, Carol, and later joined by sister, Shari.... — Updated 5/12/2022

30th annual Wine Tasting returns after two years

ODESSA- The annual wine tasting, micro brew sampling, live auction and silent auction returned to in-person gathering after two years of being online. The Odessa Healthcare... — Updated 5/14/2022

Locals receive P.E.O. scholarships

DAVENPORT—P.E.O. recently announced their 2022 scholarship recipients, Darby McLaughlin of Reardan and Cady Zellmer of Davenport. Each of these young women will receive a $500 scholarship while attending their chosen... — Updated 5/14/2022

Birthdays and anniversaries

Davenport birthdays May 13: Olivia Orvis, Emily Dixon, Elizabeth Waldher May 14: Justin Wood, Blakelyn Boggs May 15: John McElfish, Hailee Ensor, Wyatt Morcom May 16: Josh Zeiler, Isaiah Bircher, Rachael Bambino, Ethan Carruth... — Updated 5/14/2022

Quilt Show has over 200 entries

ODESSA-The 28th annual Spring Fling quilt show hosted by The Odessa Quilt Club and Fronen Steppdecker had another successful year. There were over 200 quilts on display. The vendors in attendance were Toasty’s (Spanaway), Milk... — Updated 5/14/2022

Lincoln County Museum re-opens May 25

DAVENPORT—The Lincoln County Museums is back open for visitors from all over the state and country to check out beginning Wednesday, May 25. The museum will mark a notable anniversary this year of 50 years. The museum will be... — Updated 5/14/2022

Many Gorillas qualify for district champs

CHEWELAH-Like their Reardan neighbors to the east, Davenport track and field will be abundantly attending the District 7 Championships at Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake May... — Updated 5/14/2022

Reardan teams finish first at sub-districts

RITZVILLE-Reardan was well-represented at the NE2B South Division track and field championships. Both the boys and girls teams finished in first place in the meet that included... — Updated 5/14/2022

Davenport, Reardan softball gear up for districts

DAVENPORT—If either NE2B softball team from Lincoln County is going to make a state tournament run, it will take a string of upsets and players across the board to step up. Reardan enters the NE2B district tournament as the No.... — Updated 5/14/2022

Diefe named WIAA Athlete of the Week

ODESSA–Golfer Daeton Deife was named one of the WIAA’s Athletes of the Week last week. He started playing golf in his junior year of high school. “Deife has improved tremendously and has won first place in a few golf... — Updated 5/14/2022

Reardan baseball to play for state berth

COLBERT—The No. 3 seeded Reardan baseball team has a chance to make the state regional tournament after splitting a pair of games at the NE2B District Tournament at Northwest Christian (Colbert) Tuesday, May 10. The team... — Updated 5/14/2022

Davenport baseball eliminated by Chewelah

CHEWELAH-Davenport couldn't hit Cougars ace Zack Bowman's 83 mph fastball, and as a result, the Gorillas were sent home in the first round of the NE2B District Tournament Tuesday,... — Updated 5/14/2022

Odessa, Harrington head to District Champs Qualifier

RITZVILLE- The sun was out during the District Championship Qualifier in Ritzville. Odessa and Harrington competed against 28 other schools. The athletes that qualified will move... — Updated 5/14/2022

Neilsen steals home on wild pitch to beat Northport

ODESSA – The Tigers defeated the Northport Mustangs 7-6 Monday, May 9, at home in Odessa to make it into the next round of playoffs on Wednesday. After a 1-1 first inning, the... — Updated 5/14/2022

Cops and courts-May 12 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 5/14/2022

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