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 By Gabe Gants    Opinion

Legislature tying our hands

Imagine for a moment there was a small brush fire creeping towards your house and you call 911 only to be told the fire department was not allowed to put out your fire. While this... — Updated 8/16/2023

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

History of Davenport's log schoolhouse

DAVENPORT - The small schoolhouse structure seen today outside Lincoln County Museums looks a bit different than it did originally but stands proudly on the museum grounds serving... — Updated 8/10/2023

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

Davenport's most famous visitor

DAVENPORT — As the city prepares to host an influx of visitors for Pioneer Days, one could consider it worthwhile to recall the most famous of visitors past. Along the same wavelength, a Davenport Elementary School teacher posed t... — Updated 7/20/2023

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

Pioneer judge meets pioneer pet

DAVENPORT--Several years ago, Davenport was home to a town pet in one friendly wild turkey. He walked into town as a stranger but over time became so well known that the people arou... — Updated 2/17/2022

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

History is just around the corner

DAVENPORT--We are all approaching the time of that seasonal "cooped up" feeling that visits when Old Man Winter arrives in town. You can choose to pass this time indoors to read a... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

Lincoln Hospital's honest Abe

DAVENPORT – With the recent opening of Lincoln Hospital's new medical clinic, area residents are once again reminded of how fortunate they are to have top notch medical care and pro... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

Local trees are rooted in history

DAVENPORT – A recent local Facebook post asked the question, "Why are so many people in Davenport cutting down trees?" That's a tough question to answer. Perhaps there's a valid r... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

Part 2: Jewelry heist strikes 1918 Davenport

Editor's Note: See the Feb. 18 issue of The Times for part 1 of this historical feature. As safecracker Edward Leroy Lucas laid dying in the Lincoln County Jail, he requested... — Updated 2/26/2021

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

Historical feature: Jewelry heist strikes 1918 Davenport

If there was ever a year in history that rivaled 2020's embrace for the rapture, it would have to be the year of 1918. It was a year that, like 2020, saw our country in the middle o... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
 By Gabe Gants    Opinion

What's in a name anyway?

Names come in all shapes and sizes. Some people are named after ancestors who came before them, a special friend, or sometimes after a random item like a tree. They can be spelled... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Gabe Gants    News

The story behind Bockemuehl Canyon

DAVENPORT-- As you drive north on Highway 25 from Davenport you’ll encounter beautiful fields of golden grain as you climb in elevation for many miles before descending down into a... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By Gabe Gants    History

Social distancing: A lesson learned from history

As a student of history, I often wonder what we have learned from historic events in our world. I personally don’t believe history truly repeats itself, but that doesn’t mean the... — Updated 4/23/2020

 
 By Gabe Gants    News

Early Davenport laws still on the books

Everywhere you look in our world you will find laws, or rules that shape the way we behave. Sometimes these rules are proactive in trying to prevent a problem that hasn’t h... — Updated 3/5/2020

 

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