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 By Drew Lawson    News

More guidelines issued by WIAA

RENTON—More tweaks have come to the benchmarks for playing high school sports, as the WIAA updated its return-to-play guidelines Oct. 6 following new guidance given by Gov. Jay Inslee. Sports have been grouped into three categori... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Council hears proposal to share officer with school district

REARDAN—The school district is in the process of hiring a new security officer after former security officer Brian Scott was moved to head of security and informational technology. Police chief Andy Manke proposed a potential par... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Davenport fall sports practice

DAVENPORT--Local student-athletes have been practicing track, cross country, softball and golf since Oct. 5.... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Flashback Friday: An oral history of Reardan's 29-7 victory over Davenport in the 2005 state 2B semifinal

KENNEWICK--The always-intense rivalry between the Reardan Indians and Davenport Gorillas reached another level in 2005, with the two schools facing off twice, once in the regular season and once in the state semifinals. This week,... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Flashback Friday: An oral history of Davenport's 29-22 win over Reardan in 2005

REARDAN – The always-intense rivalry between the Reardan Indians and Davenport Gorillas reached another level in 2005, with the two schools facing off twice, once in the regular season and once in the state semifinals. This... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan discusses adding readerboard

REARDAN – The town may be getting a new readerboard off Highway 2 coming into town from the east through a partnership with the town, school district and Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union. The proposed readerboard was discussed... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan athletes return to practice

REARDAN--Reardan-Edwall student-athletes are practicing track, cross country, baseball and softball this week.... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan School District considers 2021 levy options

REARDAN – Three options for the 2021-2024 levy were discussed at the school board meeting Sept. 30. Currently, the levy is set around $1.3 million per year, which equates to $2.08 per $1,000 of assessed property value within the... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

School bus crash nets no injuries

REARDAN – A school bus within the Reardan School District was involved in a crash when a pickup truck struck the bus around 7 a.m. Sept. 24 with eight students on board. No one was injured. Reardan School District Bus 16 was... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Athletic activities resume in Reardan

REARDAN – The Reardan School District kicked off their 2020-21 school year with all sport conditioning on Oct. 5. Specific sport conditioning begins next week. The WIAA opened a... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Drew Lawson    School

Reardan school, library offer Internet access to students

REARDAN — Assuming that the majority of students in a district that extends for miles through lonely wheat fields all have reliable access to the Internet may be short-sighted, even in today’s age of instant accessibility. That... — Updated 10/8/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Hunting prospects for GMU's 133 and 136

LINCOLN COUNTY – The crisp fall air is beginning to arrive, and with it comes hunting season. The hunt is well under way for many animals, while others are just about to start. Lincoln County hunting areas fall under Game... — Updated 10/7/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Whitney Fire calls Fire District No. 4 to action

REARDAN – Every summer, local fire districts are called on to help battle blazes that threaten to consume homes and property. In rural areas, those districts are largely made of v... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

"Strengthening Families" event coming to Reardan

REARDAN—Reardan-Edwall Community Alliance for Prevention (RECAP) Coalition is hosting a six-week series for parents and children titled “Strengthening Families Program” beginning Oct. 12 from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. The program is... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

P.E. looks different in a pandemic-affected world

LINCOLN COUNTY – Physical education and is important for students. It provides a chance to not only develop physical fitness, but has been shown to be beneficial for mental and emotional needs as well. However, when social... — Updated 9/29/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Mann historical marker unveiled

REARDAN – A crowd of around 50 people gathered at the Mann family ranch off Highway 231 north of town Friday, Sept. 18 for a dedication of a historical marker recognizing Medal... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

WIAA updates return-to-play process

OLYMPIA – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) released an updated process on necessary steps to potentially return to organized competition in the fall, the organization announced in a press release Sept.... — Updated 9/25/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan, Fire District No. 4 agree to new contract

REARDAN – The Town of Reardan recently approved an updated fire and emergency services contract with Fire District No. 4 at its Sept. 17 meeting. Mayor Gail Daniels signed the contract at the meeting. Fire commissioners Carol... — Updated 9/25/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Community

7 activities to do this fall in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY – When the dust settles and the smoke clears (literally), fall will have descended upon the vast wheat fields of Lincoln County. Tree leaves will go from a dark green to a bevy of orange, red and yellow colors... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Davenport restaurants recovering from pandemic with mixed success

DAVENPORT – Many businesses have been negatively impacted by COVID-19-related shutdowns, but perhaps no industry has been hit harder than restaurant businesses. As the economy begins to turn back in a positive direction, some... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

North40 Outfitters construction begins

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A new location of the North 40 agricultural chain store has started construction just outside Airway Heights with a completion date of sometime next year. The 95,000 square foot, 16-acre North 40 Outfitters... — Updated 9/22/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

A guide to District 2's hunting options

The pandemic may have put an axe in many sporting activities this fall, but nothing is stopping hunters in Eastern Washington from enjoying the outdoors and trekking down some wildl... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

DNR shutters east-side recreation land due to fires

OLYMPIA—The Department of Natural Resources closed all recreational land it manages in Eastern Washington effective immediately in response to widespread fires Tuesday, the department said in a press release. The closure will... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Airway Heights fire burns structure

By DREW LAWSON Staff Reporter DEEP CREEK--A Level 2 Evacuation notice given by Fire District No. 10 remained in place for residents between Deep Creek and Brooks Rd due to a... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Fire burns acreage near Northern Quest Casino

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Smoke filled the West Plains skies and city residents stood by awaiting potential evacuation recommendations due to a 260-acre fire burning grass and timber... — Updated 9/11/2020


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