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  • Volleyball celebrates Senior Night

    The Record-Times|Updated Nov 8, 2022

    ODESSA--Seniors Kaytlyn Schafer and Laela Hardung were recognized for Senior Night on Saturday, Oct. 29. Pictured left to right: Danielle Hardung, Laela Hardung, Joel Hardung, Ryan Shafer, Kaytlyn Shafer and Chris Shafer....

  • Davenport tops Reardan in district playoff

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 8, 2022

    DAVENPORT-When rival schools Davenport and Reardan faced off for the second time this season 12 days ago, neither team managed a goal until the final minute. In the rubber match in the District 7 2B playoffs Tuesday, the Gorillas scored decidedly quicker. The fast start helped Davenport beat Reardan 3-1 to secure third place in District 7 and clinch a home crossover match with Brewster of District 6 to play for a state berth. Glenna Soliday took a pass from Samantha Stiles...

  • Reardan sweeps rival, advances in playoffs

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 8, 2022

    REARDAN-In a loser-out playoff game, the Screaming Eagles volleyball team swept Davenport 25-14, 25-22, 25-21 on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The game was a rematch for Reardan, which lost to Davenport in five-sets, three weeks earlier. In the first set, Reardan played a spirited defense that kept the Gorilla’s off balance. Coalie Whitman and Liz Bell kept the ball in play, allowing Emma Flaa to score five kill shots en route to a 25-14 win. The Gorillas, fielding a roster of mostly e...

  • Small tractors make big collection

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    REARDAN-It isn't Willy Wonka's Chocolate Room, but it is just as colorful and satisfying. Instead of Everlasting Gobstoppers or Laffy Taffy, you will find Ed Brommer's collection of model farm machinery displayed on shelves from floor to ceiling. The collection, numbering in the hundreds, is jaw-dropping, but discovering that Brommer created many of the pieces himself makes one realize they're in the presence of a master artisan. Brommer, 85, was born in Reardan and has lived...

  • Cops & Courts

    Updated Nov 4, 2022

    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. Oct. 24 Traffic stops: 12 An open-air 911 call came from a woman accusing a man of assaulting her. A caller from USDA said one of their employees found a dollar bill rolled up with white residue on it in the men...

  • Lady Tigers sweep last match before tournament

    Ashley Parkinson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    ODESSA–The Tigers swept Wellpinit during their last home match of the season on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Lady Tigers won the first set 25-12, the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-21. Junior Melloney Deife had an impressive seven aces, six kills, eight digs and 14 assists. Fellow junior Hayden Schuh had 10 kills, two blocks and two assists. Sophomore Lily Starkel had five digs, six kills and one ace. Freshman Lexi Eden had three aces and three digs. Senior Kaytlyn Shafer h...

  • General Election is Tuesday

    The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    DAVENPORT—The midterm election is nigh. Lincoln County voters will likely know by Tuesday night who their next Sheriff, Treasurer and County Commissioner will be, while voters statewide will see results in key Senate and Congressional races. The polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. In Washington, a vote-by-mail state, ballots must be postmarked by this time. Those who prefer to drop their ballots in a dropbox can do so in one of three places in Lincoln County: outside the Lincoln County Courthouse on Fourth and Sinclair S...

  • Davenport workers to get 4% COLA

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    DAVENPORT—After some prior discussion about an exact figure, city council approved a 4% cost of living increase for its employees at the regular meeting Oct. 26, city administrator Steve Goemmel said. The finance committee had previously discussed figures as low as 2% and as high as 10%, though the consensus was to prefer a number on the lower end of that spectrum. Council decided against selling a piece of city property to Jim Buchanan for the purpose of building a shed, but did approve a vacation of the south 20 feet of S...

  • Hunt for CEO continues

    Ashley Parkinson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    ODESSA--During the week of Nov. 14-18, two candidates for CEO and a possible third will be visiting the area and touring local medical facilities, interim CEO Emmet Schuster said at the Hospital Board meeting on Thursday, October 27. Schuster said they have five human resource candidates and will start making phone calls to complete interviews this week. Clinic Jace Angelly said they had their first official flu case in early October. Angelly said there are more visits than last September, but that is due to the clinic...

  • District gets busy with repairs, cleanup

    Ashley Parkinson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    ODESSA- Abby Lindberg and Sidney Sheer will co-coach the junior high girls basketball team, Athletic Director Larry Weber reported to the school board at the regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26. Junior High practice has already begun, with 16 students participating. High School Basketball practice will start on Nov. 14 with 17 girls and 21 boys signed up. Facilities Manager Justin Parr said they are busy with fall cleanup and are working with Kysar Mechanical to fix a broken water pipe in the elementary school. Parr said two...

  • School board discusses pay scale

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    REARDAN--The school board held its monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 27. The board discussed its desire to assure the district pays its employees fairly, compared to other school districts. Superintendent Eric Sobotta will convene a board composed of union employees who will set the criteria for fair and consistent pay that will be presented to the board. Middle school science teacher Teresa Vesneske gave a PowerPoint presentation that outlined science curricula for grades 1-12. “Each grade’s content is based on what was lea...

  • Your Local Government

    The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    Government meetings in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague the week of Nov. 4-10. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email davenporttimes@centurytel.net. Monday, Nov. 7 Lincoln County Commissioners meeting at 8 a.m. in the County Courthouse Wednesday, Nov. 9 Reardan-Edwall school board workshop at 6 p.m. in the Commons Davenport city council meeting at 7 p.m. in City Hall Harrington city council meeting at 7 p.m. in City Hall Sprague-Lamont school board meeting at 8 p.m. in S...

  • Council approves bid for water leak repair

    Ashley Parkinson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    HARRINGTON- Steven Marsh gave an update on bids that various companies placed to fix the water leak at the city council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26. He said there were six bidders; the lowest was JR Massie out of Davenport. "My estimate was at $528,000 and JR Massie gave the lowest bid at $428,000," Marsh said. Marsh recommended the council award the contract to JR Massie. Council member Stephen Hardy moved to accept the bid from Massie with a unanimous vote by the council to award the contract. Library Board president...

  • Reardan FFA team brings home the silver

    Byrne Bennett, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    REARDAN–The local state winning FFA Agricultural Issues team placed in the top 16 at the FFA National Convention on Oct 26-29, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to bring home the Silver Award. In the preliminary round, Ashley Landt, Tyler Clouse and Andrew Schulz bested perennial powerhouse Oklahoma, along with teams from Oregon and California. Advisor Rick Perleberg said the team "knocked it out of the park." Their presentation titled, "Will Washington mandate themselves out of t...

  • Turkey Bingo back in Davenport, Harrington

    Staff Reports, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    DAVENPORT—What do you get when you pack hundreds of turkeys, oodles of bags of potatoes, dozens of (L)ions and most locals into one room? No, this isn’t a biology experiment gone horribly wrong. It’s the return of Turkey Bingo, which is this Saturday, Nov. 5 at the local middle school from 2 p.m.-10 p.m. The event, which is being held for the first time since 2019, is hosted by the Lions Club and features the opportunity to win a good chunk of one’s Thanksgiving dinner. “This year we’ve got 248 turkeys, 150 hams, 130 pies an...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    Davenport birthdays Nov. 4: Rita Guhlke, Scott Hopkins, Bryce Gustaveson, Jacob Stephens, Roger Lyle ♱ Nov. 5: Nicole Coppersmith, Caleb Dennis, Connor Boyer, Bob Gamache ♱ Nov. 6: Maria Bircher, Brianna Cooper, Carlie Sorensen, Colton Jacobsen, Adolfo Plasencia Nov. 8: Travis Welborn, Preston Hanna, Diane Martin, Beth Orvis Nov. 9: Chris Cannon, Tim Hein, Wanda Hopkins, John Brown, Greg Miller Nov. 10: Larry Doty, Tania Strite, Todd Strate, Victoria Gunning, Sheryl Withey, Tom Sawyer ♱ Davenport anniversaries Nov. 5: Matt...

  • Reardan steamrolls Kettle Falls, Davenport snuffed by Chewelah

    Staff Reports, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    KETTLE FALLS--Reardan’s football team traveled to Kettle Falls and unloaded on the Bulldogs in a 36-7 win Friday, Oct. 28. Reardan scored early and often as their offensive line opened big holes for Jaquin Stobel, Hunter Wyncoop and Aiden Chilson, each of whom scored rushing touchdowns. Jakari Singleton got into the act as well, first on a touchdown reception from Rysen Soliday and again from Hunter Flaa. Noah Hamilton kicked five extra points and Soliday connected with Singleton on a two-point conversion. Coach Matt Clouse c...

  • Tigers remain undefeated in regular season

    Ashley Parkinson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    ODESSA–The local football team won a division crossover game against Inchelium 74-14 on Saturday, Oct. 22 solidifying an undefeated, 7-0 regular season. Odessa had a total of ten touchdowns and 14 successful point-after conversions. Senior Gage Starkel scored four touchdowns with one two-point conversion, two solo tackles, one assisted tackle and six carries for a total of 83 yards. Starkel returned to the field after an injury in 2021 ended his season before the semi-finals....

  • Davenport boys qualify for state

    Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    CHEWELAH-The Davenport boys cross country team was one of five teams to advance to the 1B/2B State Cross Country Championships thanks to a prime performance at the regional meet at the Chewelah Golf Course Saturday, Oct. 29. The Gorillas finished second to the host school with 85 points. The top five boys teams advanced to state: Chewelah, Davenport, Valley Christian, St. George's and Garfield-Palouse. The Davenport girls and Reardan boys didn't qualify as a team, but will...

  • Area sports docket

    The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    Varsity games, meets and matches the week of Nov. 4-10 for Davenport, Odessa, Reardan and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Harrington. All games are subject to postponement or cancellation. Friday, Nov. 4 Reardan football vs. Colfax @ 6 p.m. Odessa football at District 6 Crossover vs. Mary Walker @ 7 p.m. LRS football at District 6 Crossover at Okanogan @ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Davenport and Reardan cross country at State Championship in Pasco @ 10 a.m. Davenport soccer at District 6 Crossover vs. Brewster @ 1 p.m. Reardan soccer...

  • Two locals named NE2B All-League

    Roger Harnack, The Record-Times|Updated Nov 4, 2022

    REARDAN – Two local girls have been named to the Northeast 2B All-League teams. Senior Coalie Whitman was selected to the 1st Team and senior Justine Flett was named to the 2nd Team. No Davenport girls were selected for the team. From Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington, junior Megan Melcher was selected for 1st Team All-League and freshmen Zoe Galbreath and Saige Galbreath were named to the 2nd Team. The Broncos’ Taylor Galbreath was named league Most Valuable Player and Cari Galbreath was selected Coach of the Yea...

  • Crimes increase; education decreases

    Sen. Mark Schoesler|Updated Nov 3, 2022

    It's no secret that crime has worsened throughout Washington in recent years, thanks to laws passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature and a decrease in the number of law-enforcement officers in many communities. While we've seen a spike in many areas of crime, retail theft and other retail crimes are especially a problem. Retail crimes hurt not only stores and shops, but also consumers because these crimes force retailers to raise prices. The Legislature, the governor...

  • Recycling lithium batteries must accelerate

    Don C. Brunell|Updated Nov 3, 2022

    Demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) is soaring — accelerated by climate change concerns. EVs reduce tailpipe emissions from cars, trucks and buses which are responsible for 30 percent of our greenhouse gas pollutants. The switch to EVs is worldwide and growing. The Simply Insurance website projects by 2040, 58 percent of global vehicle sales will be electric. In 2021, China’s EV sales jumped to 3.3 million. Chinese government officials told automakers that electric vehicles (EV...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Updated Nov 3, 2022

    Today is November 1, 2022. The month in which we acknowledge our gratitude and thankfulness for the things we have been given. I believe that gratitude and thankfulness should be celebrated every day. I ask the 2022 high school students that sent out invitations did you express your thankfulness and gratitude for the gifts given to you? Personally when I get an invitation I send out a gift. Of the nine announcements that I received only three students thanked me for my gift. Think about it, only 1/3 thanked me…When you s...

  • Donald William Ringwood

    Updated Nov 3, 2022

    May 7, 1948 – Oct. 25, 2022 With sincere sadness, the family of Don Ringwood announces his passing. Don was born May 7, 1948 to William (Bill) J Ringwood and Helen Marie Ringwood in Spokane, Wash. He joined Sam, and they were joined by Mary and Gerald to the family. He was raised on the family homestead farm. Don was a fourth-generation farmer and cattle rancher. Don attended St. Joseph's Academy through the eighth grade before graduating from Sprague High School in 1967. F...

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