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Odessa graduation set for July 18

ODESSA — The high school Class of 2020 voted last week during a digital meeting to delay graduation until July 18 in hopes of having a traditional commencement ceremony. The majority vote came with the support of Superintendent... — Updated 5/21/2020


LocalTel opens local office

ODESSA - LocalTel is officially Odessa's newest downtown business, having just finished remodeling its office space at the southeast corner of the First Avenue-Division Street... — Updated 5/21/2020


King receives 4-H scholarship

ODESSA - A local student-athlete will eceive the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Scholarship this year. Marcus King, a 10-year mem-ber of the Junior Live-stock 4-H Club, will receive the $500... — Updated 5/21/2020


This Week in Odessa Histor

100 years ago May 21, 1920 Five young men and women graduated from Odessa High School: Helen Michaelsen, Martha Glass, Ruth Horn, William Huber and Carter Patton. Commencement exercises were held at the English Congregational... — Updated 5/21/2020


A different kind of Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020, is when the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day this year. Once traditionally celebrated May 30, it has for several years been celebrated on the final Monday in May... — Updated 5/21/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago May 14, 1920 The Odessa vs. Davenport ball game [town team, not high school] broke up in a row in the seventh inning with Odessa leading 5-4. A questionable call was... — Updated 5/18/2020


Razing the former 'Maytag building'

ODESSA -- The former "Maytag building" on First Avenue succumbed to a wrecking crew last Saturday. The building had become unstable. It contained no plumbing, no electrical... — Updated 5/8/2020


Praetorius cattle ranch processes calves

ODESSA -Another cattle ranch has checked in with The Record. Like the Smiths in last week's edition, the crew at the ranch of Jack and Margaret Praetorius had plenty of help with... — Updated 5/8/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago May 7, 1920 Henry H. Becker was arrested and brought before Justice Schoonover Tuesday on the charge of violating the compulsory law that provides that all children... — Updated 5/8/2020


Odessa to receive $1.3 million grant

ODESSA — The town has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to make critical water infrastructure improvements. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the agency’s Economic Development Administration grant last week. The... — Updated 4/30/2020


Ellensburg man wins quilt raffle

ODESSA - An Ellensburg man has won the 2020 Odessa Quilt Club show raffle. Jeremy Lewis winning ticket was drawn at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25. He is the son of Dana and Steve... — Updated 4/30/2020


Town Council to study creating park district

ODESSA — The Town Council is studying creation of a Park District as a means to cover swimming pool costs. The council met digitally Monday, April 27, to discuss the pool and other issues. The cost of maintaining the pool,... — Updated 4/30/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago April 30, 1920 The past week while a little cold nights has been fine growing weather for wheat and its progress has brought smiles to the faces of the farmers. There... — Updated 4/30/2020


Distance learning still in place at Odessa schools

ODESSA — The School Board met digitally Wednesday, April 22, in two sessions. It conducted a 5:30 p.m. workshop and a 6 p.m. regular meeting. At 5:30 p.m., the board discussed... — Updated 4/30/2020


Branding Day at the Ranch

ODESSA - Rick and Marilyn Smith and their extended family gathered last weekend for their annual day of branding, tagging and inoculating new calves. Earlier this year, 65 calves we... — Updated 4/30/2020


This week in Odessa history

100 years ago April 23, 1920 A special meeting of the Odessa town council met to approve the drilling of a second well to ensure the town’s water supply. Three dry seasons and a... — Updated 4/23/2020


Odessa hospital doing better than most in coronavirus closure

ODESSA — Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center Administrator Emmett Schuster on Monday, April 20, provided an update on steps being taken on the medical campus. To date, he said,... — Updated 4/23/2020


Annual alumni event canceled

ODESSA — The Odessa High School Alumni Association has canceled this year’s June 20 alumni reunion dinner due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Letters to alumni will be s... — Updated 4/23/2020


Weber is newest county deputy

DAVENPORT-There's a new sheriff in town. Well, a new deputy anyway. New Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Carsen Weber graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training... — Updated 3/31/2020


Adjustments made for COVID-19 at Lincoln Hospital and Clinics

DAVENPORT -- While Lincoln Hospital and Clinics have not had any confirmed COVID-19 cases in their facilities, they have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to protect p... — Updated 3/27/2020


Odessa native at epicenter of state's COVID-19 outbreak

KIRKLAND -- Life Care Center, north of Seattle, has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak on the U.S. west coast. The company, with headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., operates... — Updated 3/26/2020


Virus affecting business

ODESSA - The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has left shelves and schools empty here and across the country. On March 16, President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in... — Updated 3/26/2020


Odessa public works projects to continue

Steve Nelson of CenturyWest Engineering of Spokane was in Odessa March 10 to present an overview of projects his firm has been working on since becoming the town’s engineering... — Updated 3/19/2020


Odessa grad helps save life of ML K-9

Moses Lake – Jesyka Melcher Morrison, DVM, is a graduate of Odessa High School and the daughter of Wes and Vickey Melcher, originally from Odessa but currently residing in Moses... — Updated 3/19/2020



For the first time in the history of Odessa High School sports, the Tiger basketball team has won the state championship. That win came at the end of a perfect season of 27 wins... — Updated 3/18/2020


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