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Cruize On In Diner up for sale

ODESSA- The Cruize On In Diner is up for sale after being open for less than a year. Dan and Becky Huntington, the owners, painted, cleaned and did minor remodeling to the establishment. Their son Andy Huntington helped with the... — Updated 6/24/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News 

Candidate for Treasurer: Pete Brickner

REARDAN-After a considerable amount of thought, Pete Brickner is running for Lincoln County Treasurer. "I want the citizens of Lincoln County to have a choice," Brickner said. "I... — Updated 6/24/2022


Vintage Country Fair returns

HARRINGTON- The weather didn't dampen the Vintage Country Fair. The fair returned for its second year on June 18. Vendors were lined up on Third Street in Harrington. Vintage... — Updated 6/24/2022


Odessa Alumni Association holds annual banquet

ODESSA – The High School Alumni Association held their 86th annual banquet on June 18. The alumni banquet was canceled the previous two years due to the pandemic. The Class of... — Updated 6/24/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Harrington's burn pile closed indefinitely

HARRINGTON- The burn pile is closed to public use, Mayor Jess Silhan reported at council’s June 8 meeting. He said the landowner was concerned about liability issues due to the burn pile. The landowner was also concerned that... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

String of incidents plague Odessa

ODESSA-Police Chief Les Jimerson reported multiple incidents at the council meeting Monday, June 12. Jimerson reported a drug overdose with the victim succumbing. He reported seven speeding tickets and one failure to stop. There... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Reardan graduation celebrates Class of 2022

REARDAN- The Class of 2022's excitement was felt at the June 11 ceremony. The gym was decorated with school colors of maroon and gray. The Senior Band played the national anthem.... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Sports coaching concerns arise for next school year

ODESSA- Larry Weber, the now-former head high school baseball coach and math teacher here, discussed ideas and concerns with the athletic program at the May 25 school board meeting. Concern arose due to open coaching positions for... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Candidate for Commissioner: Rob Coffman

DAVENPORT- Rob Coffman has served District 3 as county commissioner since 2010 and is hopeful for another four-year term. Coffman is running for his fourth term in office. When... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Odessa holds in-person graduation

ODESSA- The Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony was held on Saturday, June 4. The school gymnasium was proudly decorated with orange and black to celebrate the event. Due to the... — Updated 6/13/2022


Council: Burn pile is not a dump

HARRINGTON – The local burn pile was a concern discussed during the city council meeting on May 11. “The burn pile after we re-opened it about a month ago has turned into a dump,” Mayor Jess Silhan said. The pile has... — Updated 6/2/2022


Alumni Banquet returns

ODESSA- The class of 2012 will be hosting the Alumni Banquet after two years of absence due to the pandemic. Classes of 1972, 1982, 2012 and 2022 will be honored at this year’s banquet. The banquet will be organized by Charli... — Updated 6/2/2022


Harrington Car Show award winners named

HARRINGTON- Below are the Harrington Car Show award winners. The car show had 154 cars entered for various awards on May 22. Best of Show went to John Dilmer of Spokane for their... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Police Chief involved in collision

REARDAN – On Wednesday Police Chief Andy Manke was involved in an at-fault car collision. According to the Police Report sent to the paper. Manke was on duty and running radar at the time of the incident. He was parked along the... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Watkins to retire after 32 years of service

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Undersheriff Kelly Watkins is set to retire effective June 30. His upcoming retirement coincides with Sheriff Wade Magers' retirement. When asked what... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

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 council... — Updated 5/14/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

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


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 Foundati... — 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


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 fo... — Updated 5/14/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Free student meals conclude with school year

ODESSA- Superintendent Dan Read informed the board that the free meals for all students will conclude at the end of this school year at the board’s meeting Wednesday, April 27. Students who are eligible for free or reduced meals... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Avista to bring car chargers to Harrington

HARRINGTON- Avista will be providing the city with two level 2 car chargers. PDA organizer Jay Gossett stated at council’s April 27 meeting that the grant providing the chargers is through Avista and will be at no cost to the cit... — Updated 5/6/2022


Spring Fling evokes local nostalgia

ODESSA – This year's Spring Fling has brought back the nostalgia of years past. The Spring Fling of 1996 was one to remember. In Jan.1996, the newly formed Lincoln 4-wheelers, a... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Rep. Schmick introduces self at town council

ODESSA- Representative Joe Schmick came to introduce himself to the town council during the April 25 meeting. Schmick represents the 9th Legislative District and said he is trying to make it to every city/town council within the... — Updated 4/28/2022


History of Odessa's Public Development Authority

ODESSA- The local Public Development Authority formed in 2000 when the Odessa Economic Development Committee asked for assistance with the Industrial Park. The Odessa EDC chose seven candidates from a list of 12 that expressed... — Updated 4/28/2022


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