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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 Full story


Coffee group not dead, yet

DAVENPORT - For the last 50 years, a group of men in Davenport have been meeting for coffee every weekday morning, usually at a diner where they would debate over who would pay for... — Updated 7/20/2020 Full story


Lincoln County Museum opens for the season

DAVENPORT - The Lincoln County Museum is now open, welcoming visitors and locals alike to view the diverse display of historical items related to Lincoln County's past. The museum... — Updated 7/20/2020


Upcoming events

Calendar of Events Saturday, July 18 — Odessa High School graduation, Finney Field, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23 — Open AA meeting, 7 p.m. in Heritage Church basement. Saturday, July 25 — Christian Music Fest, First Ave. across... — Updated 7/20/2020



ODESSA — Here are the anniversaries for July 15-21 July 15: Rocky & Tamie Shaw. July 16: Mark & Peggy DeWulf.July 17: Jeremy & Candace Pitts. July 18: Chuck & Ellen Van Hevel, Don & Mo Sheldon. July 19: Elton & Ellie Renken.... — Updated 7/20/2020


Odessa Birthdays

ODESSA — Here are the birthdays for the week of July 17-23: Birthdays for July 17: Neil Fink, Alexa Boss. July 18: Roxy Plinski, Don Maddock, Pam Williams, Tracy Walter, Melissa Schafer. July 19: Jax Ellen, Kaci Bleau, Amber... — Updated 7/20/2020


Odessa Senior Meals

ODESSA — All meals are currently available for pick-up only, unless previous arrangements for home delivery are made by calling 509-982-2654 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the meal. Monday, July 20: Clam chowder, cottage cheese,... — Updated 7/20/2020

 By Laura Estes    Community

We're heading into harvest season

Harvest season has begun in Northeast Washington. Canola and hay harvests are currently underway, with wheat to follow soon. Many area families have a connection to the process,... — Updated 7/20/2020


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


Odessa Senior Meals

ODESSA — All meals are currently available for pick-up only, unless previous arrangements for home delivery are made by calling 509-982-2654 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the meal. Monday, July 13: Country fried steak, potatoes... — Updated 7/10/2020


Odessa Anniversaries

ODESSA — Here are the anniversaries for week of July 10-16: July 10: Dallas & Emily Daffler. July 11: Bob & Kathy Donahue, Larry & Claudia Iverson. July 12: Bud & Linnie Largent. July 13: Justin & Morgan Hunt. July 14: Adam &... — Updated 7/10/2020


Odessa Birthdays

ODESSA — Here are the local birthdays for the week of July 10-15: July 10: Sean DeVore, Nicholas Larson. July 11: Kiegan Wehr, Tom Weishaar, Kelby Braun, Joy Praetorius, Josh Hink. July 12: Carol Green, Elton Renken. July 14:... — Updated 7/10/2020


Odessa Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 16, Odessa Food Bank will be open with pre-bagged groceries to be distributed outdoors: 1:30-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at 111 E. 1st Ave. (Foursquare Church). If assistance is needed, call 982-2202. Please leave message.... — Updated 7/10/2020


Ag Swag products show off rural style

HARRINGTON – Sometimes a great conversation can be kicked off by a unique item someone is wearing. It could be an interesting logo on a ballcap, a quote on a shirt or an image on a coffee cup. For the founder of Ag Swag, a... — Updated 7/10/2020


Smith joins The Times office staff

A Washington native with a farm background has been hired to staff The Davenport Times office four days per week. Georgia Smith recently joined The Davenport Times in the front office last week. Smith grew up in Walla Walla on a... — Updated 7/10/2020


McGuinness named Washington State Beef Commission chairman

DAVENPORT — Kale McGuinness was recently elected to serve as Washington State Beef Commission chairman for 2020-21. McGuinness owns and operates Stockland Livestock Auction and has served on the commission for eight years. The... — Updated 7/10/2020


Record helps establish contact

ODESSA — On Tuesday of this week, The Odessa Record received a phone call from Carol L. Moore (nee Williams) in which she requested that we inform our readers that she is alive and well and residing in California. At age 82, she... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Laura Estes    Community

Time for summer popsickles

ODESSA — Summer popsicle time has arrived. When I was growing up, at this time of the year my mother started pulling out the quarts of fruit syrup she had drained from canned frui... — Updated 7/10/2020


Reflections on our small towns

HARRINGTON — Incorporated in 1902, Harrington and Odessa have had similar influences effecting their development. Each built up their city government and each had a newspaper, the Harrington Citizen and the Odessa Record.... — Updated 7/10/2020


Henneman takes The Times' helm

DAVENPORT — A longtime Eastern Washington journalist has been selected as the new editor of The Davenport Times. Jamie Henneman of Addy, said she is enthusiastic about joining The Times and serving Lincoln County. “I have a... — Updated 7/10/2020


Lawson joins Free Press Publishing

CHENEY – A former Easterner newspaper managing editor has joined the staff of the Cheney Free Press and Free Press Publishing, Drew Lawson, 22, now of Cheney, will be covering news and sports in the Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Megan Shafer    Community

Keep Your Landscape Looking Good with Less Effort

Keep your garden looking its best and reduce your workload by enlisting practices that provide multiple benefits. Your garden will flourish and you’ll have more time to enjoy its beauty. Put your yard waste to work in your... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Drew Lawson    Community

Three-time veteran to be honored at Reardan July 4 celebration

REARDAN – On July 4, three-time war veteran Harry Grennay will be recognized with an air show flyover at the Reardan softball field from 5-6 p.m. The flyover itself is expected around 5:30 p.m. For safety measures, guests are... — Updated 7/10/2020 Full story


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