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  • Three Davenport men killed in crash

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 10, 2024

    HARRINGTON—Three young Davenport men who graduated from the high school here in the past decade were killed in a car crash on Harrington-Tokio Road Friday, June 7. Alan Kysar, 26, Braedon Efraimson, 26, and Blake Wilson, 24, all of Davenport, succumbed to their injuries in the 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mohler Road that was reported at approximately 8:30 p.m, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, though the Sheriff’s Office believes that an unident...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jun 10, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF Lincoln NO.244-00027-22 In the Matter of the Estate of: ) SANDRA LOUISE GAIR, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal...

  • Wolf meeting set for Davenport

    The Record-Times|Updated Jun 7, 2024

    DAVENPORT — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is joining the Lincoln County Cattlemen’s Association for a meeting about wolves and wolf management in the county here soon. The meeting, which will feature wolf biologists, conflict specialists and enforcement officers, is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Memorial Hall, 511 Park Street. “Lincoln County doesn’t currently have resident wolf packs but transient wolves have been seen there in the past,” the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife said in a press release. “As wolves expa...

  • Avista shares 2024 wildfire plan

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 7, 2024

    DAVENPORT — Avista regional business manager Melanie Rose and Davenport operations manager Nick Harmon provided the Lincoln County Commissioners with an update on wildfire plans for 2024 at the Commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, June 3. That plan includes moves as minimal as inspecting trees and as extreme as, in a worst-case scenario, shutting off power to an at-risk area. Rose said there are 982 Avista customers in Lincoln County, and the highest fire risk related to Avista services is in the most northeastern portion o...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    CITY OF HARRINGTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held for the City of Harrington on June 12, 2024 during a Special Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M. at City Hall, 1 N. 3rd St. Harrington, WA. The purpose of the public hearing will be to receive comments on the Six Year Comprehensive Transportation Program, which is up for adoption. (RCW 35.77.010). The Public is welcome and encouraged to attend Published June 6, 2024...

  • ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

    Liz Powell, Lincoln County Record-Times|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS City of Davenport Scrub Seal Project Sealed bids will be received at Davenport City Hall, 411 Morgan Street, PO Box 26, Davenport, WA 99122, until 10:00:00 am, Thursday June 20, 2024, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Base Bid: The base bid work generally consists of completing a scrub seal over approximately 14,390 SY of existing asphalt and including a fog seal over the finished scrub seal. Contractor shall also replace striping on Adams Road after completion. Contractor...

  • Wade wins state chute dogging title

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    ODESSA - A local eighth-grader is this year's Washington Junior High School Rodeo Association State Champion chute dogger and Reserve Champion steer bareback rider. Winston Wade, 14, who has been doing rodeo for only two years, earned the prizes at the state finals May 23-27 in Moses Lake. Wade started entering junior rodeos two years ago when his family moved to Odessa from Nebraska. "I always wanted to ride bulls," Wade said. "That's how I got started chute dogging." Wade...

  • Christian Heritage celebrates three graduates

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    EDWALL - A trio of soft-spoken graduates made a loud impression as they celebrated the conclusion of their high school careers at the Christian Heritage School commencement ceremony Saturday, June 1. Valedictorian Amy Colvin, Landan Phillips and Kade Valitalo were recognized by faculty, family and friends in the gymnasium of the private Christian school in Edwall. "This trio of graduates probably can't wait to be off this stage," principal Emily Audet said. "They are humble, g...

  • Odessa to pose law enforcement levy

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    ODESSA — The town is hoping that local taxpayers are willing to help town officials solve an issue that’s been prevalent here for some time: Difficulty finding a second police officer to create a two-person police department. The solution, the town hopes, is for a levy lid lift to offer a more competitive wage, according to a letter sent to Odessa citizens by Mayor Bill Crossley. “It has become hard for small towns like Odessa to compete with larger communities when trying to hire officers because we cannot match their highe...

  • Drum line

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    The drum line of the Reardan High School marching band keeps the beat during the bands' performance at the Mule Days Parade in Reardan Saturday, June 1. More Mule Days coverage begins on Page 7....

  • Partners Advancing Character Education award winners

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Three Davenport School District students were named Partners Advancing Character Education award winners Thursday, May 30 for good character shown in school and community. Recognized were senior Koda Coffman, eighth-grader Kenley Hills and fifth-grader RJ Nonnemacher....

  • Cops & Courts

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals who report possible criminal or suspicious activities to dispatchers or alleged victims for this column. May 26 Traffic stops: 16 Suspicious activity was reported on the 35500 block of Highway 25 north of Davenport. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Sobek Road in Edwall. A caller reported youths skateboarding on Hig...

  • Sheffels appointed to planning board

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    DAVENPORT — A Wilbur-area farmer whose family has leased land south of Highway 2 between Davenport and Reardan to Triple Oak Power, a Portland-based company looking to construct wind turbines in the greater Davenport area, has been appointed to the Lincoln County Planning Commission. Mark Sheffels was the Lincoln County Commissioners’ unanimous choice to fill a vacancy on the Commission amongst four applicants presented to the Commissioners by Planner Courtney Thompson Tuesday, June 3. “I think he would bring a good balance t...

  • Union opt out not fully explained

    Elizabeth New|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Workers can join labor unions. And unions can charge them dues. Some workers are even required to pay a union in order to hold certain jobs. Union membership is a good option for many workers whose ideals line up with a union that represents their interests. There is strength in numbers. However, membership is a bad deal for workers represented by a union with which they disagree about political donations, workplace details or treatment of a worker’s employer. Thanks to the U...

  • Pump motor eludes city

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    HARRINGTON — Residents in city limits are still asked to conserve water as Mayor Joe Armand is scrambling to find a permanent solution to fix its water pump on Well No. 3 that failed Tuesday, May 21. As of a conversation with the newspaper Monday, June 3, Armand was mulling whether it’s more cost effective to replace the motor on the failed pump or “pull everything off” and put in a new submersible pump. “There’s at least a seal (on the failed pump) that’s going to have to be replaced,” Armand said. The City declared a stat...

  • Flag remains important to Americans

    Don C. Brunell|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    It is the time of year to proudly fly our American flags. It began with Memorial Day (May 27) followed by Flag Day (June 14) and ends with the “Grand Finale” on July 4. The common thread is “Old Glory” waving in the breeze. In our country there are no symbols more synonymous with Independence Day than our American flag. It is a powerful emblem of our unity, resilience, and patriotism. It is the time-tested bond which binds citizens from all levels of society, ethnic backgro...

  • Wildfire Management Workshop upcoming

    The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    MEDICAL LAKE — In Aug. 2023, the Gray Fire burned 10,000 acres of urban, suburban and rural interface just east of Lincoln County. Over half the Lazy R Ranch, the learning site for Roots of Resilience, was burned in the fire. Roots of Resilience, in collaboration with Lazy R Ranch, is proud to announce a comprehensive workshop, “Tame the Flames,” aimed at educating and demonstrating effective wildfire management strategies through grazing and forestry practices. Scheduled for June 22-23, this event will gather experts and sta...

  • 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' coming here

    The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    DAVENPORT — A magical night of food, fun, and fairies is being planned for Lincoln County residents from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Middle School. ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream Health Faire’ will include local vendors, dinner catered by Hazel’s Dozen, a performance by the Davenport Drama Club and much more – all for free. “Everyone in Lincoln County is invited to attend no matter their age – we’ll have something for everyone” said Jolene Erickson, Community Health Director for the Lincoln County Health Department and o...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Davenport birthdays June 7: Kaysa Panke, Ruth Oehlwein June 8: Jeff Semprimoznkik, MyKenzie Deverell, Jasper Linstrum June 9: Keaton Hupp, Virginia Morrison, Kasen Brown June 10: Roberta Telecky, Bennett Wagner June 11: Jamie Chappell, Cheyne Odenrider June 12: Scott Hutsell, Gary Guhlke, Tyler Furman, Sydney Geissler, David Johnson June 13: Richard Singer, Tessa Semprimoznik Davenport anniversaries June 7: Chris and Amy Jenness, Bryan and Linda Miller June 8: Bill and Marlena Guhlke June 9: Jeff and Peggy Semprimoznik, Gary...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Kelli Wilkie, The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    1 years ago A Pioneer picnic at Crab Creek was planned. In addition to nightly dances there were ball games, concerts, foot races and horse races. Halverson Mill on Lake Roosevelt north of Creston was destroyed by fire. All lumber and an auto truck was destroyed. The new city water tank on Bungalow Ridge was completed. This new tank had a 150,000-gallon capacity while the old tank held 60,000 gallons. The cost of construction was $10,100. 75 years ago Davenport’s Memorial Hall construction began. Funding for the project w...

  • Mule Days takes a team

    The Record-Times|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    REARDAN - Hundreds of community members and visitors filled Town Park, Spokane Street, Lake Street, the fire station and the space outside the Community Hall for the 120th Annual Mule Days held Saturday, June 1 which featured an hour-long parade. The Grand Marshal for the parade was John Rouse, a Reardan graduate and the owner of WEMCO, who donated the two new "Welcome to Reardan" signs. Rouse said he got a good education at Reardan and went on to study Mechanical Engineering....

  • Renate Ingrid Mattoon

    Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Renate Ingrid Mattoon Jan 26, 1941-May 19, 2024 Renate Mattoon (Rumeney) was born the year of 1941 in Mandel Germany in the midst of WWII. Although she remembers lots of incidents during the war, she and her sisters and parents lived through the war unscathed. Renate attended bakery school as a teenager and learned many of her baking skills that she used all of her life. Renate met and married the love of her life, Mitchel Mattoon and together they raised two daughters, Cheri...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    June schedules are full of graduations, Father’s Day, weddings and other end of the school year events. Coordinating meals often requires flexible dishes, no fuss and the ability to hold warm while waiting for diners. Pork Chop-Rice Bake, another recipe submitted by Mary White of Spokane Valley fits this description. Mary states she received this recipe from her high school best friend, who often makes this recipe when entertaining visitors. The recipe can be prepared, f...

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