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  • Odessa church hosting Food Drive challenge

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    ODESSA - Christ Lutheran Church's Sunday School is inviting Sunday School classes at all churches throughout the town to participate in a Food Drive challenge this Sunday. Classes are asked to collect food and monetary donations in their classrooms Sunday, Jan. 28. After services Sunday, congregants will meet at the Odessa grain scales to weigh which church brought in the most canned food drives. Meanwhile, assistant superintendent Kyle Tebow will collect and record monetary...

  • Tanke Joint Venture receives solar grant

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    MOHLER–Tanke Joint Venture, a rural wheat farming business in Lincoln County, received a $23,650 Rural Energy for America grant to purchase and install a 15.3 kilowatt solar array, the Dept. of Agriculture announced Tuesday, Jan. 23. Dept. officials said the grant will save the business $1,429 per year and replace enough kilowatt hours each year to power three homes. Tanke Joint Venture was one of seven Washington businesses to receive the grant....

  • Reardan Livestock 4-H Club

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    The Reardan Livestock 4-H Club has had a productive year so far. In December the club made animal ornaments and elected officers. Last week, Randy Williams from the WSU Extension Office came to Reardan and presented Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA). The club took a picture after we all learned from the YQCA course. Topics included animal well-being, food safety and character development. Next month members will sign up for the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane and...

  • David Orlyn Gunning

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    David Orlyn Gunning Oct. 6, 1962- Jan, 15, 2024 David Orlyn Gunning, born on Oct. 6, 1962, in Spokane, Wash., passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Jan. 15, 2024. David was the beloved son of Richard and the late Shirley Gunning. He left a lasting impact on the lives of those around him and will be dearly missed. David's journey began in Davenport, Wash., where he graduated from Davenport High School in 1981. He further pursued his passion for hydraulics at Spokane Commu...

  • Extension hosting "Academy on the Road"

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    DAVENPORT—The Washington State University Extension here is hosting a “Wheat Academy on the Road” series of talks at Memorial Hall Thursday, Feb. 1. The morning-long event runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 511 Park Street. The first talk will be given by Ritzville-based Extension agronomist Aaron Esser, who will speak for 30 minutes giving a summary and research overview of the WSU Wilke farm about a mile east of the city. Next will be a 30-minute talk on regional canola production by Davenport-based Washington Oilseed Cropp...

  • Cattlemen's Association re-ups officers

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    HARRINGTON — The Lincoln County Cattlemen’s Association voted to retain all its previous officers at the Association’s monthly meeting at the Harrington Haus Tavern Thursday, Jan. 18. President Matt Schneider, vice president Jon Hoard, secretary Maddi Overmyer and treasurer Jocilyn Schoesler were all re-appointed to their positions after brief discussion. The meeting consisted mostly of informal discussion surrounding beef credits and how the Association should approach the issue with the state Legislature. At Schne...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Davenport birthdays Jan. 26: Lance Strite Jan. 27: Curtis Guhlke, Seyler Lacy, Ezri Lacy, Jacob Taylor Jan. 28: Jacob Harvey Jan. 29: Tim Utley, Doug Reinbold, Eliza Lynn Bailey, Jaymie Bennett Jan. 30: Teresa Vesneske, Tyanna Evers Jan. 31: Debbie Orvis, Danita Hammond, Kalah Dehn, James Bellotti Feb. 1: Anna Cash, Sherrill Hansen, Brenda Guhlke, Carson Tucker, Ryker Plasencia Davenport anniversaries Feb. 1: Russ and Debbie Miller Reardan birthdays Jan. 27: Jenny Cesaratto Jan. 28: Paul Whitmore Jan. 29: Jeff Wagner, Sarah...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    1 years ago • More than 100 people attended a meeting at the Lincoln County Courthouse to hear a discussion of the wheat export bounty plan for raising the price of wheat. • An outbreak of rabies was reported amongst animals in Irby. • Gas prices were raised two cents per gallon, making the retail price 23 cents a gallon. 75 years ago • Sub-zero temperatures dipped to 19 below, forcing the Lincoln Lumber company to shutdown after seven inches of ice formed on the mill pond. • James Forney, a Davenport farmer and pioneer,...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE OF STATE'S INTENT TO NEGOTIATE LEASE

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF STATE’S INTENT TO NEGOTIATE LEASE The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) intends to negotiate two separate 10- year communication leases for a tract of land containing just over 4 shared acres, described as “Creston Butte” that includes portion of the SE1/4 SE1/4 of section of Section 16, Township 26 North, Range 34 East, Lincoln County, Washington. Annual Rents will be negotiated. For details contact the Southeast Region office at (509)925-8510. Hilary S. Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands Publi...

  • SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF LINCOLN SUMMONS SERVED BY PUBLICATION (SMPB) No. 23-4-00070-22 In RE Guardianship of Brooklin Simpson To Charles Ray Simpson and Nicole Christine Larson. I have started a court case by filing a petition. The name of the Petition is:Minor Guardanian Ship Petition. You must respond in writing if you want the court to consider your side. Deadline! Your Response must be filed and served within 60 days of the date this Summons is published: Jan. 11, 2024. If you do...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE The Odessa Town Council will be accepting letters of interest from citizens, residing within the Town limits, who would like to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Odessa Town Council for Council position number two, which has been vacated by Councilmember Clark. This position will serve a two-year term as a fill-in for the years 2024 and 2025. It will be up for re-election at the end of 2025. Letters may be delivered to the Clerk’s Office at 21 E. First Ave., Monday –Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or mai...

  • SPECIAL MEETING NOTICEBOARD OF LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    SPECIAL MEETING NOTICEBOARD OF LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Chairman, Scott M. Hutsell, District 2 Vice Chairman, Jo M. Gilchrist, District 1 Member, Rob Coffman, District 3 TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2024 The Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners has called a SPECIAL MEETING of the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners, Tuesday, January 23, 2024, with the Auditor, Treasurer, Sheriff and 911 Coordinator. The purpose of the Special Meeting is to address the negative balance in the 911 Fund. Final disposition shall not be...

  • NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION February 13, 2024 Lincoln County, Washington Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, in Lincoln County, State of Washington, with: Reardan-Edwall School District No. 9; Almira School District No. 17; Creston School District No. 73; Odessa School District No. 105, joint with Adams County No. 157 and Grant County No. 166J; Wilbur School District No. 200; Harrington School District No. 204; Davenport School District No. 207; Ritzville School District No. 67, joint with Adams County...

  • Reardan Senior Night 2024

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

  • Davenport appeal to WIAA denied

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Despite advocacy from School District administration, Davenport will remain a 2B school for at least the next four years. Davenport's appeal to move down to 1B was rejected by the WIAA last weekend after the Northeast 1B League voted against accepting Davenport into the league. The WIAA released classification numbers for the 2024-28 cycle Sunday, Jan. 21. Davenport came in at 131.88 students, which is the number of ninth through 11th grade students adjusted for...

  • Area Sports Docket

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Varsity games, meets and matches the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, Jan. 26 • Davenport basketball vs. St. George’s @ 6 p.m. • Odessa basketball at Mary Walker @ 6 p.m. • Reardan basketball at Chewelah @ 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 • Davenport, Reardan and LRS wrestling at league duals at Almira-Coulee-Hartline @ 10 a.m. • Davenport basketball vs. Chewelah @ 4:30 p.m. • Odessa basketball vs...

  • Davenport mixes and matches in Reardan

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    REARDAN -Davenport took both its boys and girls wrestlers to its rival school for a mix-and-match league meet Thursday, Jan. 18. And two Harrington boys were part of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington Bronco team that also competed in Reardan last Thursday night. Davenport got eight wins and took 11 losses in the 8-school mix-and-match. Host Reardan had the best record at 14-3, while LRSWH was 6-11. For the Davenport girls, Emma Cash pinned Liberty's Lillie Unruh...

  • Bird soars for Screaming Eagles

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    REARDAN - The Screaming Eagles won 14 of 17 matches on Senior Day in an NE2B league wrestling meet Thursday, Jan. 18. Their win total was the highest of the eight teams that competed in the event. Joey Matusik, wrestling at 106 pounds, went 2-0 on the day. He pinned Micah Rocha of Northwest Christian in 5:32 and Ty Scott of Colfax in 1:12. His brother Alex Matusik, wrestling in the 120-pound weight class, pinned his two opponents as well. He defeated Cooper Ramos of...

  • Reardan girls scrap past Davenport

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    REARDAN - Two rivals separated by a 13-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 2 play a similar style: Gritty, tough, scrappy and not afraid to make the game ugly. That was apparent Tuesday night, and it was the Reardan Screaming Eagle girls that played that style just a bit better than Davenport. Reardan held on for a 51-41 win Jan. 23 to improve to 11-5 this season and maintain a 1-game lead in the NE2B North Division with a week left before the District 7 Tournament. "I loved our...

  • Waters earns Athlete of the Week

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    Reardan eighth-grader Chasyn Waters was named one of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's (WIAA) Athlete of the Week Thursday, Jan. 18. She was recognized for her outstanding play in the Screaming Eagles back-to-back wins over Lind-Ritzville/Sprague and Upper Columbia Academy. In those games she averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and five steals. "We are proud of Chasyn," Reardan head coach Bob Swannack said. "She is a relentless defender who plays with a...

  • Davenport boys pull away from Reardan

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    REARDAN - Almost all of Davenport's 2022-23 state championship boys team graduated last year, but the Gorillas still had just enough firepower to make sure they didn't lose to Reardan this year. Davenport found enough offense and stops on defense in the second half en route to a 53-50 win over the Screaming Eagles Tuesday, Jan. 23. The win gave Davenport two wins in as many tries over Reardan this season and puts the Gorillas in control of its destiny for the No. 4 seed in...

  • Public comment sought for Marina

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    COULEE DAM –- The National Park Service at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area announced the public comment period for the Seven Bays Marina Rehabilitation Environmental Assessment (EA) will open on Monday, Jan. 29. The assessment outlines a range of feasible project alternatives, including a no action alternative and analyzes the environmental effects of each. The National Park Service is working to improve site amenities at Seven Bays Marina in an effort to provide a safer and more accessible park facility for the p...

  • Tiger boys go 1-1

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    WELLPINIT — Outside the roads were icy and slick, but inside the high school gym it was balmy as the Redskins’ hot shooting scorched the nets in their 89-48 win over Odessa Saturday, Jan. 20. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Redskins made five 3-point shots in a two-minute span. Five Redskins’ players scored at least 10 points with Eli Leyva leading the way. He scored time and time again on break away lay-ins, for a game high 22 points. Franky Wynne took care of business from the outside, hitting four 3-point shots. Da...

  • Four locals named to All-State XC team

    The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    DAVENPORT — Four athletes from Lincoln County were named to the 1B/2B Washington High School All-State Cross Country team. Locally, two boys and two girls were recognized. From Davenport, Josie Wynecoop and Charlotte Soliday were on the girls All-State Team, while Jaeger Jacobsen represented the Gorillas on the boys team. Gabe Branstetter was Reardan’s solo representative, also on the boys All-State Team. Jacobsen finished fourth at the 1B/2B State Cross Country Meet in Pasco in November with a time of 16:36.7, while Bra...

  • Odessa girls fade at the end

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Jan 25, 2024

    WELLPINIT — After losing to the Redskins by six points earlier in the season, the Odessa girls basketball team sought revenge in their NE1B re-match Saturday, Jan. 20. For three quarters, the Tigers gave Wellpinit all that they could handle but eventually lost 56-45. Early in the game it appeared Wellpinit might run away with an easy victory. Kipi Denison opened the game by making two-3 point shots. Her eight points in the quarter put Odessa in a 10-5 hole heading into the second quarter. Melloney Diefe scored all five of t...

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