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Rose sworn in as new police chief

ODESSA - At town council's Sept. 11 meeting, Mayor Bill Crossley administered the oath of office to new police chief: 43-year-old Ericka Rose. In accepting the job of chief, she... — Updated 9/14/2023


Odessa FBLA teams place in top 10

ODESSA – In early July, 34 members of Odessa High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in several categories at the 2022 National Leadership Conference in... — Updated 7/14/2022


Board of directors fires Odessa Hospital CEO

ODESSA – The CEO of Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center was fired after only a year on the job. During a special June 9 meeting, hospital directors voted unanimously to immediately... — Updated 6/24/2022


Odessa hosts Jack & Jill softball game

ODESSA – The Odessa women's softball team had a bye week in their schedule a few weeks ago and decided to hold a Jack & Jill game with spouses, family and friends during that... — Updated 6/24/2022


Fishing derby for kids draws 25 anglers

ODESSA – The kids' fishing derby held Saturday morning, June 11, on private property at Schafer's pond south of Odessa was sponsored by the Crab Creek Alliance, the second event... — Updated 6/16/2022


Two post-season wins for Tigers baseball

ODESSA–The Tiger baseball team defeated the Sunnyside Christian team last Wednesday, May 11, by a score of 16-6 and the Riverside Christian team this Tuesday, May 17, by a score o... — Updated 6/2/2022


Discontent over school board decision aired

HARRINGTON – Several students, teachers and community members signed up to speak at the Wednesday, May 25 meeting of the school board. All of them expressed disappointment and concern about the decision reached at the previous me... — Updated 6/2/2022


Odessa girls take fourth at state meet

ODESSA – The Odessa High School girls' team brought home the fourth-place trophy from the state track and field meet held May 26-28 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.... — Updated 6/2/2022


Sheriff's Office says good-bye to Hayden

DAVENPORT – The recent death of Deputy Raymond "Riami" Hayden of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office came as a real blow to his family, colleagues and community. Although his time with the Sheriff's Office was brief, he made a... — Updated 5/26/2022


Seven Tigers headed to state track meet

LIBERTY LAKE – Seven Odessa track and field athletes are headed to the state 1B meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. They qualified for... — Updated 5/26/2022


Tiger win streak halted

WALLA WALLA – The Odessa Tigers boys baseball season came to an end Saturday, May 21, with a 10-1 loss to the DeSales Fighting Irish. The No. 8-ranked Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but were unable to score after... — Updated 5/26/2022


Two post-season wins for Tigers baseball

ODESSA–The Tiger baseball team defeated the Sunnyside Christian team last Wednesday, May 11, by a score of 16-6 and the Riverside Christian team this Tuesday, May 17, by a score o... — Updated 5/18/2022


Harrington school board accepts LRS proposal

HARRINGTON – A special meeting of the school board was held Monday, May 9, in the high school library to decide whether or not to accept an offer from the combined Lind-Ritzville/Sprague sports organization to join them for a... — Updated 5/16/2022


Neilsen steals home on wild pitch to beat Northport

ODESSA – The Tigers defeated the Northport Mustangs 7-6 Monday, May 9, at home in Odessa to make it into the next round of playoffs on Wednesday. After a 1-1 first inning, the... — Updated 5/14/2022


Odessa turns 120 years old

ODESSA – Last Saturday, April 30, the town celebrated its 120th year of existence in conjunction with other activities held as part of the town's annual Spring Fling events. Visit... — Updated 5/6/2022


Nelson named FBLA Admin of the Year

ODESSA – On April 20, Jamie Nelson, the K-12 principal at the Odessa School District, accepted her award as the FBLA Administrator of the Year for the state of Washington at the... — Updated 5/6/2022


FBLA's Outstanding Chapter of Year

ODESSA – The local chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America was named the Outstanding Chapter of the Year for Washington at the state FBLA leadership conference held in... — Updated 4/28/2022


Tigers split with W-C and ACH

ODESSA – The Tigers baseball team went 1-1 in doubleheaders against both Wilbur-Creston and ACH last week. Game 1 against the Wildcats in Wilbur on April 19 was a 5-3 victory for... — Updated 4/28/2022


Odessa Chamber readies Spring Fling

ODESSA--The Chamber of Commerce met for their regular noon meeting on April 12 at the Odessa Golf and RV clubhouse. Secretary pro tem Laura Estes reports that the preliminary results from the Stumpjumpers’ Desert 100 weekend show... — Updated 4/22/2022


Alumni Gala honors shining stars

AIRWAY HEIGHTS–The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association held a gala awards ceremony last Friday, April 15, at Northern Quest Casino. This annual event honors EWU... — Updated 4/21/2022


OTH gets more grant money

ODESSA – Greg Luiten, manager of the Grange Supply Company of Odessa-Harrington worked with the Old Town Hall Rejuvenation Society to submit a grant application in February to... — Updated 4/14/2022


Local family at the Desert 100

The sons of HaLee and Colley Walter of Odessa joined the racing action last Saturday out at the Desert-100 campsite. Tucker and Sawyer raced in the poker run, while younger... — Updated 4/8/2022


Odessa competes in Glen Wolf Invitational

DEER PARK – The Glen Wolf Invitational track and field meet was held at Deer Park on Friday, April 1. The Odessa Tigers competed well. The girls’ team finished in third place, competing against some much larger schools. The boy... — Updated 4/7/2022


Crab Creek Alliance holds open house

ODESSA – The Crab Creek Alliance hosted its grand opening March 25-26 at its newly purchased location at 17 W. First Ave. Housed in the former Ott/Haase Insurance location, the... — Updated 4/2/2022


New provider at Odessa Clinic

ODESSA – Kay Gentry is the Odessa Clinic's newest medical provider. She is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner and comes to Odessa most recently from the New Health... — Updated 4/2/2022


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