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Looking back: Oct. 15 issue

70 years ago Oct 12th, 1950 High School football game to be broadcasted on TV Another milestone will be passed Saturday when the high school football game with Moses Lake will be broadcasted on TV. It’s not too illogical to... — Updated 10/15/2020


Inland NW Rail Museum quilt show a success

DAVENPORT – The Inland Northwest Railroad Museum hosted a quilt show last weekend that drew participants and visitors from throughout the region. A number of detailed quilts were... — Updated 10/8/2020


Citizen of the year

Fred Fleming is the recipient of the 2020 Reardan Lion's Club "Citizen of the Year" award for his outstanding community support and service. Fred is a farmer from the Reardan... — Updated 10/8/2020


Local law firm expanding

RITZVILLE – Carpenter, McGuire & DeWulf, PS. attorneys at law with full time offices in Davenport, Odessa, Ritzville and Colfax, recently changed its name to McGuire, DeWulf, Krag... — Updated 10/8/2020


Looking back: Oct. 1 issue

OCTOBER 1ST -8TH, 1950 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK The week of October 1 to 8 is National Newspaper Week. In 1950, two weekly papers roll off the press at the Times Tribune plant in Davenport. The first is the Davenport Times and the s... — Updated 10/5/2020


Sprague resident publishes first book

SPRAGUE – Retired school administrator Patrick Whipple fulfilled an item on his “bucket list” when he published a book on local history earlier this summer. A 1973 Sprague... — Updated 9/29/2020


Spokane Disc Dogs do Sprague

SPRAGUE – Sprague Days was cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that didn’t stop Spokane Disc Dogs from holding a local championship of the Skyhoundz World... — Updated 9/28/2020


Sprague Chamber raffle a success

SPRAGUE – The annual Sprague Days events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but community members and visitors carried on with events throughout the day, including a contest hosted by Spokane Disk Dogs in town. A... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Community

7 activities to do this fall in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY – When the dust settles and the smoke clears (literally), fall will have descended upon the vast wheat fields of Lincoln County. Tree leaves will go from a dark green to a bevy of orange, red and yellow colors... — Updated 9/23/2020


Looking back...Sept. 17

The Davenport Times has been serving the Lincoln County community for over a century. Below are some stories from our previous editions. 70 years ago September 14th, 1950 The Davenport Safeway store is running an Anniversary Sale... — Updated 9/21/2020


Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for Sept. 11: Wes Melcher, Hope Marshall, Blake Pfeifer, Helen Coubra. Sept. 12: Tori Weishaar, Amy Shaw, Joyce Luiten(†), Victoria Collins, Jan Weeks Burghard. Sept. 13: Andy Read, Michael Nichols III, Sadie Steward,... — Updated 9/11/2020


The many lives of Peter Davenport

Te-Ping Chen's Sept. 1 article in the Wall Street Journal, entitled "UFO spotting has replaced bird watching as pandemic obsession," stated that the "non-profit National UFO... — Updated 9/11/2020


Lincoln County Cops and Courts

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... — Updated 9/11/2020


This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Sept. 10, 1920 Odessa public schools opened Monday for the 1920-1921 school year. High school enrollment is 51, the largest in the history of the school. The curriculum will be the same as the previous year, with the... — Updated 9/11/2020


Student Chromebook checkout available

Julie Jantz, librarian at the Odessa Public Library, reports that she has a collection of Chromebooks ready for checkout. The Odessa Parent Teacher Organization has provided Chromebooks for students to check out and use at home... — Updated 9/11/2020


Odessa students receive joint scholarship

Odessa High School has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from CCI Learning for having the highest percentage of eligible Microsoft Office Specialist certifications per total registered students in Grades 9-12. This scholarship... — Updated 9/11/2020



A young goat on the loose between Harrington and Mohler munches weeds after also filling up on landscape plants.... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By LAURA ESTES    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

This should be the week things gear up for Deutschesfest in Odessa. Sadly, like most area towns, traditional festivities have been canceled due to the corona virus. Normally, the... — Updated 9/11/2020


State penitentiary, Airway Heights inmates grow medicinal plants

WALLA WALLA – A program at the Washington State Penitentary that has expanded to the Airway Heights Correction Center is allowing inmates to grow medicinal and sacred plants on si... — Updated 8/18/2020


Davenport FBLA competes in virtual conference

DAVENPORT – The Davenport High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter recently participated in a “virtual” competition against over 8,000 other FBLA members from... — Updated 8/10/2020


Sharing the harvest

Driving a combine all day through ripe, golden wheat gives a person time to think. For Almira area farmgirl Alison Viebrock-Steveson, it also gives her time to take amazing photos.... — Updated 8/10/2020


Davenport Times sends special message

Life can be full of coincidences. Picking up the phone to discover the person you were going to call is already on the line. A store may be displaying the very item you are looking... — Updated 8/5/2020


Homeschooling could be over 100,000 students strong this fall

DAVENPORT – In the wake of the coronavirus and new state requirements to begin teaching “inclusive” sex ed to students as early as kindergarten, it’s shaping up to be a banner year for homeschooling. Last week, the... — Updated 8/4/2020

 By The Times    Community

Davenport schools hire new elementary teacher

Kayla Wagner, an elementary school teacher from Harrington, was recently hired to teach grades 1-3 at the Davenport School District this fall. Wagner’s hire was approved by the... — Updated 7/29/2020


Bold, beautiful, and healthful cabbage

Cleanse the toxins out of your body with the help of fresh vegetables. Cabbage, broccoli, and brussels sprouts are a few of nature's detoxifiers. You can add variety to your garden... — Updated 7/20/2020


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