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 By Drew Lawson    News 

Cepeda is new EDC director

DAVENPORT—Janice Cepeda, former city clerk in Harrington, is the new director of the Lincoln County Economic Development Council. She began learning her new job Monday, April 12. Cepeda, who grew up in Odessa and moved to... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Native mascot ban House bill passes Senate

REARDAN – House Bill 1356, which would ban the use of Native American names, symbols or images as public school mascots, logos or team names, passed through the Senate April 6... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Lincoln County stays in Phase 3

DAVENPORT – Any concerns Lincoln County residents may have had about the county regressing back to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s state re-opening plan can be quelled for at least another three weeks. Lincoln County was not on... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Spring sports begin

DAVENPORT – For the first time since 2019, spring sports are under way in Davenport and Reardan. Practices at both schools started April 12. Spring sports, which were cancelled... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Exploring Hawk Creek

DAVENPORT – The Hawk Creek Trail featured a peaceful ambience Sunday afternoon, April 11. Fishermen looked for their latest catch, families enjoyed a picnic and outdoors-inclined... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Back in class

DAVENPORT--After a COVID-19 outbreak in the schools two weeks ago forced Davenport and Reardan to go to remote learning before last week's spring break, schools will return to in-pe... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

County's virus outbreak continues

DAVENPORT – The COVID-19 outbreak among students and staff in area schools didn’t slow down in the last week. Instead, cases are steadily growing in Lincoln County, most of which can be traced back to the schools. Sports appear... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Mikelson selected as next Reardan Elementary principal

REARDAN – Jamie Mikelson, the current elementary principal in Oroville, Washington, will be heading to Reardan Elementary school to take the same position next year. She was the... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan council adopts 2021 budget

REARDAN – Unless the approved budget was an April Fool’s Day joke, Reardan is planning to be in the black this year. Council approved an ordinance to adopt the 2021 budget with notes on two funds at its April 1 regular... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Lundgren finds her place on cross country team

REARDAN – Like many high school students, Kerstin Lundgren enjoys running with her friends on the cross country team, plays the flute, wants to travel the world after high school... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

For the love of the game

DAVENPORT – Ethan Wynecoop and his family have only been in Davenport since 2019, but the recently hired high school head baseball coach is excited to bring his love for... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Soaring and falling

INDIANAPOLIS – Gonzaga was on top of the world...or table, as it were, after standout freshman guard Jalen Suggs banked in a deep three-pointer from about 40 feet away in... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Community

An egg-cellent Saturday morning

DAVENPORT--Local infants through fifth-graders enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt put on by the Davenport Lions Club at City Park Saturday morning, April 3. Kids grabbed eggs that were... — Updated 4/3/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Council approves final sewer lagoon contract

DAVENPORT – The sewer lagoons owned by the city on the northeast side of town north of the baseball fields off McInnis Roads will be farmed by Matt Schneider on a 2/3-1/3 profit agreement. Council approved a final, five-year cont... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    School

More resignations at Davenport School District

DAVENPORT – The school board accepted six more resignations at its March 29 regular meeting, bringing the number of accepted resignations in 2021 to nine. Altogether, the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan, Harrington and Sprague plans for county investment

DAVENPORT – Per Economic Development Council (EDC) director Margie Hall’s request, the Lincoln County Commissioners approved an updated list of strategic investments for the county and its municipalities at the... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Community

Easter Egg hunt and Easter service guide

DAVENPORT – Easter weekend is approaching, with Easter Sunday celebrated April 4. Several community organizations and churches have Davenport, Reardan and Harrington locals... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Two Gorillas qualify for league champ. meet, but virus ends season

KETTLE FALLS – Two Davenport cross country runners qualified for the NE2B league championship race at the qualifying meet March 27, but a positive test within the team this week... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Gorillas fall in NE2B championship

SPOKANE – Davenport's quest to finish off the season with a league championship came up short against the St. George's Dragons in the NE2B title match Saturday, March 27. St.... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport spurts past Kettle Falls in football finale

KETTLE FALLS – While the Gorillas will finish the season with a losing record (2-3), Davenport ended its shortened campaign on a high note with a 44-22 victory over the Kettle... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Davenport projects listed on county investments

DAVENPORT – Per Economic Development Council (EDC) director Margie Hall’s request, the Lincoln County Commissioners approved an updated list of strategic investments for the county and its municipalities at the... — Updated 3/25/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan man previously arrested for cyberstalking faces new charges

REARDAN – A 22-year-old Reardan man serving four days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of cyberstalking stemming from a November incident allegedly stole a small amount of marijuana from his mom’s boyfriend’s trailer... — Updated 3/25/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Community

The chaotic life of a Washington athletic director

DAVENPORT – Tim Zeiler was going through the 2019-20 academic year just like he had his previous 15 years as the athletic director and P.E. teacher at the high school. Then, a... — Updated 3/25/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

New manufactured home, burn dates coming to Reardan

REARDAN – Council deliberated over a request from Marvin Devoe to receive a variance to add a 1995 manufactured home to his trailer park on the northwest corner of Birch and Railroad Streets before ultimately accepting the... — Updated 3/25/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport HS boys tie Chewelah for first team victory this season

COLBERT– The Davenport, Chewelah and Northwest Christian (Colbert) high school boys ran neck and neck at a meet hosted by NWC at Mountainside Middle School March 20. The final tally showed a tie at the top, with the Gorillas and... — Updated 3/25/2021


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