Longtime councilmen resign

REARDAN - Clay Soliday was recognized for his 50-year tenure on the town council during the town's annual ice cream social at the park, Tuesday Sept 19. Soliday, along with 23-year... — Updated 9/21/2023

County leaders consider requests

DAVENPORT — The Lincoln County Commissioners passed several requests from various county departments and heard correspondence from other entities at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 18. The commissioners agreed to a budget... — Updated 9/21/2023

Deutschesfest revelers

Odessa celebrated the 52nd annual Deutschesfest from Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 14-17. Among the highlights of the celebration of all things German were Bier Garten antics.... — Updated 9/21/2023

Fallen Hero Cart stops in Reardan

REARDAN - On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Fallen Hero Cart came to town and was on display in City Park. Alaska Airlines decided the use of a baggage cart was inappropriate to transfer... — Updated 9/21/2023

Deer, elk hunting seasons loom statewide

DAVENPORT — For many Lincoln County hunters, the turn to chilly and windy weather means one thing: Deer and elk season is approaching. And many hunters like to do their tagging right here in Lincoln County. There are three Fish... — Updated 9/21/2023

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 9/21/2023

Enrollment mostly trending down

DAVENPORT - After a post-pandemic period of most local schools steadily or drastically increasing in enrollment numbers, that trend appears to have shifted for most area districts.... — Updated 9/22/2023

Avista reps discuss wildfire response

DAVENPORT — Increasing wildfire risks year-by-year throughout Eastern Washington have heightened local concern about dangers to property, livestock and livelihoods…particularly following the 2020 Whitney Road Fire in Lincoln... — Updated 9/21/2023

First-world mindset shows

The phrase “first-world problems” has become a punch line – a throwaway statement because it is uttered by people with plenty of gadgets, a reliable food supply and a secure... — Updated 9/21/2023

Beef Cattle Mythbuster

It’s been a pretty nice season to go to the fairs around the region—in most cases not too hot and not too cool. Always nice to be able to connect with both our adult and youth... — Updated 9/21/2023

Donald Henry Schibel

Donald Henry Schibel Aug.14 1929 – Sept. 11 2023 Passed away Sept. 11, 2023 in Ritzville, Wash. Don was born on Aug. 14, 1929 in Irby, Wash. to Henry and Katie Schibel. Don was a... — Updated 9/21/2023

Fall Festival schedule

8 a.m. - Pancake feed by Harrington FFA at Memorial Hall 8 a.m. - Golf and Country Club opens. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - The Harrington Opera House Rummage Sale and tours 10 a.m. - Huff N Puff Fun Run 11 a.m. - Fall Festival Parade 11... — Updated 9/21/2023

How the meat gets made

HARRINGTON—Attendees at the 76th Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 23 will likely be eager to enjoy a Lions Club BBQ lunch that begins serving at noon. But what those attendees may not know is that the same family has... — Updated 9/21/2023

Oestreichs named Citizens of the Year

HARRINGTON - Longtime residents Crayton and Beth Oestreich have enjoyed a married life of getting involved with organizations around their small city and offering their skills and... — Updated 9/22/2023

Looking back

100 years ago Senator Charles E. Myers, a local man running for Congress, addressed a “good sized crowd” while standing in an automobile in the street alongside Lincoln County State bank. County school superintendent Carl... — Updated 9/21/2023

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Davenport birthdays Sept. 22: Shawndale Smith, Tanner Abbott, Grady Gants, Joel Odenrider Sept. 23: Aaron Jacobsen, Tamera Gunning, Meghan King, Navia Bowdish Sept. 24: Roberta Hein, Colin Guhlke, Jim Reinbold, Gina Zahajko, Kolt... — Updated 9/21/2023

Deutschesfest: Bed Racing and Chalk Art

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Deutschesfest: A celebration of German roots

ODESSA - The friendly spirit of competition is a key part of every Deutschesfest weekend, and this year was no different. Here are all the winners of various activities throughout... — Updated 9/21/2023

Screaming Eagles volleyball goes 1-2

REARDAN - After being beaten in straight sets in their three previous matches, the Screaming Eagle volleyball team won their first two sets of the season against 1B opponent... — Updated 9/21/2023

Davenport XC takes to Asotin

ASOTIN - The Davenport cross country team was in action twice this week, with competition at the Les MacDowell Invite in Asotin Saturday, Sept. 16 and in a league meet held at... — Updated 9/21/2023

Odessa slams Cusick during Fest

ODESSA - The first play from scrimmage during last Friday night's Sausage Bowl did not go the Tigers' way, as attempted trickery in the way of a halfback pass from Chad Strebeck to... — Updated 9/21/2023

Reardan loses to Jenkins

CHEWELAH — The Screaming Eagles football team fell to Jenkins High School 14-7 Friday, Sept. 15 in NE2B action. Quarterback Rysen Soliday scored Reardan’s sole touchdown on a 12-yard scamper. He also completed eight passes... — Updated 9/21/2023

Area Sports Docket

Varsity games, meets and matches the week of Sept. 22-28 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington and Christian Heritage. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, Sept. 22... — Updated 9/21/2023

Lincoln County fall sports roundup

DAVENPORT — Outside of the Reardan volleyball team, most soccer and volleyball teams around Lincoln County were on the road in the last week. Davenport volleyball went to Spangle and put up a dogfight against the Liberty... — Updated 9/21/2023

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