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 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Local woman loses home in fire

HARRINGTON — A local woman lost her home and cat during a fire early Thursday, March 6. Patsy Tanferani and her friend Gail Cleaver were home when the fire started. Cleaver said she heard Tanferani screaming while she was in the b... — Updated 4/20/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Marketplace rebrands to Home & Makers

HARRINGTON - The downtown Marketplace has a slightly different look. The business has rebranded to a new name: Home & Makers. "It was clear that our home goods were our... — Updated 4/20/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Local farmers begin planning

ODESSA — Local farmers are gearing up to plant their crops within the next month. Many factors play into when farmers plant, including how dry the ground is, how high or low the precipitation levels are and wheat prices. For f... — Updated 4/20/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Reporter Parkinson on to new beginnings

I am saying farewell to the Lincoln County Record-Times. I have received another opportunity for employment and felt it was in my best interest to take it. I wrote my first story... — Updated 4/13/2023


Utah family enjoys Desert 100

IRBY - A Utah family traveled here so their daughter could participate in mini races leading up to the Desert 100. The Pressley family is full of racers, but this weekend,... — Updated 4/7/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Harrington sex ed sparks debate

HARRINGTON — A School Board work session became heated after the topic of sexual education came up Wednesday, March 29. The debate came when school nurse Lindsay Sanford gave her yearly Comprehensive Sexual Health Education I... — Updated 4/6/2023


Harrington second-grade class presents book

HARRINGTON - Lily Voynick's second-grade class presented self-made books to 11 businesses on Thursday, March 30. The books were handmade, bound and contained information on each... — Updated 4/6/2023


Lake Stevens racer returns to Irby

IRBY-Jolene Janacek of Lake Stevens has been coming to Desert 100 for seven years. Janacek is a street racer for Angry Possum Racing and was the Northwest Motorcycle Association pok... — Updated 4/6/2023


Canadian mother, son compete in 50-mile event

IRBY- A 14-year-old Canadian finished 62nd in the Stumpjumpers' 50-mile race Sunday, April 2. Ryden Sanford of Eckville, Alberta, Canada, raced in the 15-and-younger division... — Updated 4/6/2023


Brothers compete Saturday

IRBY – The two sons of locals HaLee and Colley Walter competed in the Family Poker run and mini races this past weekend at the Desert 100 race site. Tucker Walter, 16, has been raci... — Updated 4/6/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Desert 100 rides into Irby this weekend

IRBY - For one dusty, loud and exciting weekend, Irby will be the most populated area in Lincoln County. Thousands of motor enthusiasts and spectators will gather this weekend for... — Updated 3/30/2023


Tigers win four straight

ODESSA - The Tigers started their league boys baseball season with a doubleheader sweep of the Cusick Panthers on Saturday, March 25. Odessa (4-1) won, 30-1, and 43-3. On a... — Updated 3/30/2023


FBLA organizes Old Town Hall

ODESSA - FBLA members spent Martin Luther King Day and President's Day putting their organizational skills to work. They were tasked with sorting, boxing and shelving thousands of... — Updated 3/30/2023


Moffet hangs up the whistle

ODESSA - Basketball is more than just a game to Larry Moffet. It has been a way of life for almost 40 years. But Moffet's run as an assistant coach for the Odessa boys and girls... — Updated 3/30/2023


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

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

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


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 i... — Updated 3/23/2023


Roaring 20's came to town

ODESSA- It felt like a step back in time at the 1920's themed chamber banquet Friday, March 10. The banquet returned after a three-year hiatus and had 104 guests in attendance. As... — Updated 3/17/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Hospital receiving face lift

ODESSA - Memorial Healthcare Center will be undergoing renovations and construction throughout the year. The clinic will have almost 12,000 square feet of new flooring as well as a... — Updated 3/17/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Clinic hires permanent CEO

ODESSA - The local Memorial Healthcare Clinic hired Brett Antczak as permanent CEO in late February. Antczak's experience spans over two decades and includes managing clinics and cr... — Updated 3/17/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Local businesses carry on despite inflation

ODESSA - Rural communities across the United States were struggling even before the pandemic. However, local businesses are still holding on despite rising wages, inflation and... — Updated 3/10/2023


Chamber banquet returns

ODESSA — The annual Chamber Banquet is returning to Old Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. The event was canceled for the last few years due to the pandemic. It will be held at Old Town Hall this year due to the community c... — Updated 3/9/2023

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Rodeo royalty visits Nachtigal

DAVENPORT - Over 160 supporters and 26 Rodeo royalties came to support 2023 Miss Rodeo Washington, local woman Bailey Nachtigal, during her fundraiser and coronation at the Lincoln... — Updated 3/3/2023


Trapshooting Results: week 8

ODESSA––The Spokesman-Review’s Inland Northwest Trapshoot competition started Sunday, Jan. 8. Odessa and Marlin combine to make one team but compete from their respective locations. Both teams are listed combined. No 25’s for Mar... — Updated 3/2/2023


Looking back…Odessa edition

ODESSA — 100 years ago Feb. 22, 1923 The weather has modified so that it now looks like spring and everyone seems satisfied. The thermometer has ranged between four and 28 above all the past week at maximum and minimum t... — Updated 2/23/2023


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