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Harvest 2021 nearly done

ODESSA – Harvest in Odessa is progressing rapidly this year. The lack of rain and the higher than normal temperatures have reduced yields across the board by about 40 to 50%... — Updated 7/29/2021


Odessa TownCouncil returns to public library

ODESSA – After months of only ZOOM meetings via computer, followed by more months of social distancing in the community center, the Odessa Town Council met at its ‘normal’ venue, the public library, on Monday evening, with ac... — Updated 7/29/2021


July 4 downtown do draws crowd

ODESSA – The July 4 car, truck and bike show held in downtown Odessa drew 12 car entries, six truck entries and six motorcycle entries to town. Ed Riederich of Ritzville entered... — Updated 7/21/2021


Meet Officer Anthony Diaz

ODESSA – Officer Anthony Diaz is Odessa's newest law enforcement officer. He arrived in town on July 3 and has been accompanying Chief Les Jimerson for the past several days,... — Updated 7/15/2021


Class of 1971 holds reunion

ODESSA – Although the Odessa High School Alumni Association canceled its annual banquet for the second consecutive year in 2021, the members of the class of 1971 were unwilling... — Updated 7/15/2021


Back to the northwest for Crossleys

ODESSA – Kolby Crossley, a 2012 graduate of Odessa High School, has returned to the state of Washington after several years living and working out of the state. He has accepted a... — Updated 7/15/2021


Quiet Independence Day in Odessa

ODESSA – July 4 fell on a Sunday this year, and although Sunday is normally a quiet day in Odessa most of the time, it was also the day for two events downtown. The Firemen's BBQ... — Updated 7/8/2021


Odess Town Council June 28 Meeting

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met June 28 with a full complement present, including Mayor Bill Crossley and council members Vickie Iverson, Landon Lobe, Kelly Watkins, Amy Gimmestad and Marlene Kramer. Prior to the meeting, a... — Updated 7/8/2021


No fireworks in Odessa July 4?!

ODESSA – At its regularly scheduled June 28, 2021 meeting, the Odessa Town Council followed the advice of county and local fire district officials and urged Mayor Bill Crossley to declare an emergency to the Town of Odessa due... — Updated 7/1/2021


Hall of Fame inductees honored

ODESSA – The Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame held its induction ceremony last Saturday in the Odessa High School gymnasium lobby. Nine individuals and two teams were celebrated at... — Updated 6/24/2021


Tigers finish season placing second in the district

SPOKANE – On Tuesday, June 15, the Odessa Tiger girls defeated the Valley Christian Panthers in Spokane. After a big first quarter, the Odessa team steadily outscored the... — Updated 6/24/2021


Hot weekend weather

ODESSA – The forecast for this weekend is for dangerously hot weather. Temperatures at various weather services have ranged from highs of 108 to 110 by next Monday. At least one... — Updated 6/24/2021


Crab Creek Quilting Company now open

ODESSA – Friday, June 11, was the date of the "soft" opening of a new downtown Odessa business, filling an empty storefront on First Avenue. Proprietor Brandy Manke and her family... — Updated 6/17/2021


Odessa boys defeat Wellpinit

Varsity On Tuesday, June 8, the Odessa Tiger boys defeated Wellpinit at home in Odessa by a score of 49-45. The next day, June 9, the Tigers traveled to Wellpinit for a return... — Updated 6/17/2021


Odessa splits with Wellpinit

ODESSA – In a close game that went into overtime on Tuesday, June 8, the Odessa High School girls defeated Wellpinit at home in Odessa. Although up by 10 at the half, Odessa... — Updated 6/17/2021


Grads obtain $256,745 in scholarships

ODESSA – Odessa High School's commencement ceremony last Saturday honored 16 newly minted graduates, who collectively received $256,745 in scholarship money for post-secondary... — Updated 6/10/2021


Odessa girls lose to ACH Warriors

ODESSA – On Monday, June 7, the Odessa High School girls bowed to Almira-Coulee-Hartline in the Odessa gym. Odessa led by two at the half, but had a sluggish second half. Ashlyn... — Updated 6/10/2021


Odessa boys fall to ACH Warriors

ODESSA – The varsity boys fell to ACH by a score of 83 to 56 on Monday, June 7, giving them an 0-2 record after having had to forfeit their first game of the season to... — Updated 6/10/2021


Memorial Day ceremony at cemetery

ODESSA – A warm, sunny Memorial Day saw a semblance of pre-Covid activity at the Odessa Cemetery, as a small group of townspeople and visitors, members of the VFW and American Leg... — Updated 6/3/2021


Odessa over Harrington in first outing

ODESSA – The Odessa High School girls defeated the Harrington Panthers in a game played in Odessa's home gym June 1. Ashlyn Neilsen was named Player of the Game and scored a... — Updated 6/3/2021


Banner year for OTH rummage sale

ODESSA – By all accounts, this year’s rummage sale benefiting the renovation fund for the Old Town Hall last Friday and Saturday was a great success. Two locations, the museum grounds and a downtown storage unit, provided... — Updated 6/3/2021


Recycling reinstated, but limited

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met Monday, May 24, in the community center and was also available via Zoom. Amy Gimmestad and Marlene Kramer were both absent, but a quorum was achieved by council members Landon Lobe, Vickie Ive... — Updated 6/3/2021


Memorial Day services return

ODESSA – Memorial Day is Monday, May 31, when Odessa veterans hold services at the nursing home and cemetery. Last year’s events were canceled due to the pandemic, but the... — Updated 5/27/2021


Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame

ODESSA – The members of the Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame committee have been meeting regularly for the past several months, working to select the 2021 inductees. These... — Updated 5/26/2021


Deife named volleyball Coach of the Year

ODESSA — Odessa High School’s head volleyball coach Suzie Deife has been named the NE District Coach of the Year by a vote of her fellow coaches. This is only Deife’s second year as head coach in Odessa. “What an honor and... — Updated 5/25/2021


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