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 By Drew Lawson    News 

Becker to retire after 39 years with county

DAVENPORT-Lincoln County Public Works director Rick Becker considered pushing for 40 years employed with the county, but decided 39 years was enough. Becker will head for... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Davenport school board discusses '22-23 budget

DAVENPORT—The school board heard about and discussed the district’s finances at a budget meeting Monday, May 9 that included projects for enrollment figures of 540 and 565. Business manager Dana Telecky shared an initial draft... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News 

Davenport Sporting Goods heading mostly online

DAVENPORT-The local Sporting Goods store will be transitioning to a mostly-online model by the end of the month, store ownership announced on the business Facebook page last week.... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Many Gorillas qualify for district champs

CHEWELAH-Like their Reardan neighbors to the east, Davenport track and field will be abundantly attending the District 7 Championships at Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake May... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Reardan teams finish first at sub-districts

RITZVILLE-Reardan was well-represented at the NE2B South Division track and field championships. Both the boys and girls teams finished in first place in the meet that included... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Davenport, Reardan softball gear up for districts

DAVENPORT—If either NE2B softball team from Lincoln County is going to make a state tournament run, it will take a string of upsets and players across the board to step up. Reardan enters the NE2B district tournament as the No.... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Reardan baseball to play for state berth

COLBERT—The No. 3 seeded Reardan baseball team has a chance to make the state regional tournament after splitting a pair of games at the NE2B District Tournament at Northwest Christian (Colbert) Tuesday, May 10. The team... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

Davenport baseball eliminated by Chewelah

CHEWELAH-Davenport couldn't hit Cougars ace Zack Bowman's 83 mph fastball, and as a result, the Gorillas were sent home in the first round of the NE2B District Tournament Tuesday,... — Updated 5/14/2022

 
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Harrington board weighs future of athletics

HARRINGTON—Will the Panthers stay put for sports? Or is a merger with Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, Davenport or Odessa on the horizon? Those were some of the questions the school board faced at its special meeting Monday, May 2 in... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Dewey, Curry to play in college

REARDAN-Two more senior high school students from here will play basketball in college. Mady Dewey signed with the Community Colleges of Spokane this week, while Ella Curry signed... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Area diamond squads prepare for districts

DAVENPORT-Local baseball and softball teams have about one week left in their respective regular seasons before heading to districts. Baseball districts begin this weekend, while... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport boys win league championship meet

COLFAX-The Davenport boys track and field team got another win Tuesday. The Gorillas took care of their league opponents with a convincing victory at the NE2B League Championships... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
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Willow Ridge may transfer soon

DAVENPORT – The Willow Ridge apartment complex and safe house for victims of abuse or violence may officially be transferred from Family Resource Center to Rural Resources in the next 30 days, Cruze Thompson and Ryan Berendsen of... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport boys win two more meets

CLARKSTON—Another league meet meant another team win for the Davenport boys track team Tuesday, April 26. The Gorillas were coming off a win at the MacDougall Invite in Colfax three days prior. The girls’ team finished in secon... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Sheriff Magers to retire June 30

DAVENPORT-Wade Magers' last day as Lincoln County Sheriff will be June 30, he told the county commissioners in an email and confirmed to The Record-Times in a phone call this week.... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan represents at "50 Years of Football"

REARDAN-The scent of smoked sausage and sense of Reardan spirit packed Gene Smith Gym as hundreds of current and former football players and community members gathered for a... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan board approves "Screaming Eagles" mascot

REARDAN-The school district's nine-month period of being mascot-less, or "just Reardan," as many locals refer to it, is over. The school board approved a motion to make the "Screami... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

School continues search for new principal

DAVENPORT—The search for a new principal remains ongoing, but a candidate may be selected by next Wednesday, according to discussion at the school board’s regular meeting Monday, April 25. Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski’s... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Krupke signs with Bushnell University

REARDAN-Ayden Krupke's basketball career isn't ending in high school. The local senior who led the girls' varsity team to a fourth-place finish in the NE2B this season signed to... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport baseball splits with Kettle Falls

DAVENPORT-The Gorillas' home doubleheader on Senior Night against the Kettle Falls Bulldogs turned in an unusual win and a lopsided loss Saturday, April 23. In the first game,... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Diamond action brings wins and losses to Reardan

REARDAN-A full week of home games for the local baseball and softball teams against Colfax and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague led to mixed results. When the Bulldogs came to town Friday, Ap... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport track teams win "home" meet

DAVENPORT-Don't get too confused: The track meet was here, but it was hosted by Reardan. In any case, the Gorillas had a fine day in the windy conditions, with both boys and girls... — Updated 4/22/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Magers trial set for July

DAVENPORT—Either Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers will stand trial on his criminal charges or a resolution will be reached between the state and his defense, the parties said at a court date Wednesday, April 20. Magers, who... — Updated 4/22/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan, county reach jail contract agreement

REARDAN—The town and Lincoln County have reached an agreement on a contract for district court, prosecutor, defense, dispatch and jail services. The two-year contract will run through the end of 2023 after town council OK’d the... — Updated 4/22/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Chamber discusses president, future events

DAVENPORT—The Chamber of Commerce’s new president, possible future events and attempts to generate more community involvement were amongst the topics of discussion at the Chamber’s monthly meeting in the Avista meeting room... — Updated 4/22/2022

 

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