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2021 Davenport Times Voter's Guide

This voter's guide covers seven contested races around Lincoln County including the Davenport, Reardan, Harrington, Edwall and Sprague areas. Each contestant was given the... — Updated 10/25/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Candidates gather for meet-and-greet

HARRINGTON-Candidates for city council, mayor, school board and the fire district gathered in Memorial Hall here to briefly speak to voters before mingling for a meet-and-greet. 10... — Updated 10/22/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Rodgers visits Davenport

DAVENPORT-5th Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was here Friday morning, Oct. 15 for a broadband demonstration by several companies (see page 2). Rodgers met with... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Council approves partial Logan Street vacation

DAVENPORT—Questions held over from council’s Sept. 22 meeting regarding the upcoming construction of a Family Dollar store at the old Lyon’s Park on Logan, First, Second and Morgan Streets were presented, and, in many cases,... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Peak Industries hosts broadband demonstration at the county fairgrounds

DAVENPORT-Peak Industries Inc., of Spokane and its business partners demonstrated what the company claims is a solution for rural communities struggling with high-speed Internet... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

City spends 66% of expenditures budget throughout the third quarter

DAVENPORT—The city council’s finance committee met ahead of council’s Oct. 13 meeting to discuss the third quarter budget and look ahead to the 2022 budget as the annual budget cycle approaches. The city brought in $2,628,095... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Teamsters talks spark compensation debate

DAVENPORT—Another round of negotiations between Lincoln County and Teamsters 690, which represents the Sheriff’s Office’s commissioned and non-commissioned officers, sparked a discussion concerning compensation for the... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Community 

Locals share ties to Almira School

DAVENPORT-The impact of last week's Almira School burning left an impact county-wide. Students and staff have been forced to move classes to Coulee City, the Almira church and... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Davenport volleyball falls to elite Colfax squad

DAVENPORT-The Colfax Bulldogs are the No. 1 ranked 2B volleyball team in the state in the WIAA RPI rankings. They certainly looked like the top dogs Tuesday in Davenport, as the... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Davenport football glides past Kettle Falls

DAVENPORT-After a string of three nail-biting, one-possession contests in the Gorillas' first six games this year, head coach Justin Reed and the Davenport faithful were hoping for... — Updated 10/21/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Fire districts not mandating vaccine

DAVENPORT—Local fire chiefs and commissioners aren’t requiring their volunteer firefighters receive a COVID-19 vaccination, leaving the choice up to the individual whether to get an inoculation or not. However, state mandates... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

School board approves two new positions

DAVENPORT—The school board approved two new positions for hire in a move tabled at the end of September at the board’s quarterly meeting Oct. 11. However, the approval came with adjustments requested by the board. The board... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Former Seven Bays resident charged with failure to register as a sex offender

SEVEN BAYS—A former local man was booked and released in Lincoln County Jail after an arraignment in Superior Court on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender with a prior felony conviction Tuesday, Oct. 5. Caden... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Community

Fries list Edna's Drive-In for sale

DAVENPORT-Mike and Virginia Fries remember buying Edna's Drive-In in May 1992 not knowing when they'd re-open its doors after it was closed for 18 months following Edna Jackson's... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

A day of remembrance

FORT SPOKANE-A grassroots event organized by several members of the Spokane Tribe of Indians resulted in a solemn reminder and heartfelt memorial to children who died at Indian... — Updated 10/9/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan soccer earns first program win over Davenport

DAVENPORT-There were about five different times during Thursday's match between the Gorillas and Reardan that it seemed one team would take the lead with a go-ahead goal. That... — Updated 10/9/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport sneaks by Liberty 51-50 in wild second half

SPANGLE-A matinee contest on the gridiron in mild, sunny Spangle turned into one of the best games in Washington high school football this season. After Liberty made a furious... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Mass staff exit at hospital unlikely

DAVENPORT—A federal mandate requiring all healthcare workers be vaccinated announced by president Joe Biden in early September has caused some health organizations nationwide to lose employees in the hundreds, though the... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Suspect named, charged in SpeedTrap ATM theft

REARDAN—A suspect has been identified in the theft of an ATM from SpeedTrap Tap House that occurred this summer. Christopher D. Holverson of Medical Lake has been accused of first-degree malicious mischief, first, second and thir... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan routs Kettle Falls for first league win

REARDAN-The first NE2B win of the 2021 season was a long time coming for the Reardan football team. Friday, it turned out a visit by the Kettle Falls Bulldogs was the perfect recipe... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Fall hunting outlook: White-tail down, turkey plentiful

LINCOLN COUNTY—Fall hunting season is in full swing for many species, while many begin in the coming weeks. Lincoln County hunting prospects are down for some animals, specifically white-tailed deer, but look solid for turkey... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan soccer blows by Medical Lake 7-1

MEDICAL LAKE-The Reardan soccer team capped off an improved non-league schedule with a convincing 7-1 victory over the Medical Lake Cardinals Monday, Oct. 4. Reardan earned its seco... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Auditor's Office named in election lawsuit

DAVENPORT – A lawsuit filed in Lincoln County Superior Court Monday, Oct. 4 by the Washington Election Integrity Coalition United (WEICU) and Jerry Schulz of Reardan accuses the Lincoln County Auditor’s office and former... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

Disappointing playoff decision made regarding 2B playoffs

Last week, the WIAA unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. These allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state playoffs in these... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport routs No. 10 Lake Roosevelt

COULEE DAM-The Gorillas may have leveled up for their lone nonconference game after scheduling Lake Roosevelt, the No. 10 ranked 2B school in the state AP poll, once Oroville... — Updated 9/30/2021


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