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 By Drew Lawson    Community 

Looking back...Thanksgiving edition

DAVENPORT—Thanksgiving, a time to spend with family and be thankful for life’s blessings while consuming a little too much food, is here. It’s also a holiday where people often reminisce about past happenings, memories and... — Updated 11/26/2021

 
 By The Record    Community 

Hospital Auxiliary cookbooks for sale

ODESSA – Beginning with mimeographed pages that were hand-stapled, the Odessa Memorial Hospital Auxiliary published their first cookbook called “Over the Party Line.” Through the years, the Auxiliary continued to put together... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Gabe Gants    Community

History is just around the corner

DAVENPORT--We are all approaching the time of that seasonal "cooped up" feeling that visits when Old Man Winter arrives in town. You can choose to pass this time indoors to read a... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By The Record    Community

Quilt Club schedules springtime events

ODESSA – Fronen Steppdecker, The Odessa Quilt Club, held their annual meeting November 1. Officers elected for the coming year are: President Deb Keeley, Vice-President Dana Matthews, Co-Secretaries Lise Ott and JoEllen Wollman a... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Thanksgiving is a week away. Turkey is most commonly associated with the holiday. Roasting is the traditional method of preparation and easiest for all levels of culinary skill. My... — Updated 11/17/2021

 

Abernathy wins Lions Club contest

DAVENPORT-Jenna Abernathy, a seventh-grade student at Davenport Middle School and daughter of Alden and Joy Abernathy, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Community

Nikkola announces retirement as football coach

REARDAN-Longtime head football coach Eric Nikkola informed his team that he's retiring from the position after Reardan's season-ending game against Wahluke Friday, Nov. 5. Nikkola... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Community

Zeiler to hang 'em up after school year

DAVENPORT-A 40-year educator's journey at the high school here will conclude at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Athletic director, cross country coach and former high school... — Updated 11/11/2021

 

School looking for boys basketball coach

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library and via ZOOM on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6 p.m., preceded by a workshop in the district office at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the 2022 levy... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Marge Womach    Community

Opera House discusses holiday events

HARRINGTON – The Opera House Society met Nov. 1 with Vice President Mark Stedman calling the meeting to order. Others present were Ed and Bunny Haugan, Sheryl Stedman, Becky Moeller, Linda Wagner, Karen Robertson and a guest... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By The Record    Community

S.A.I.L. classes starting back up again in Odessa

ODESSA – Aging is associated with physical, psychological and social changes that impact functionality and independence, and predispose human beings to diseases and conditions that make them susceptible to death. One of these... — Updated 11/11/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Community

All in the family

REARDAN-Veteran's Day is next Thursday, Nov. 11, and the holiday recognizing those who have served in the military carries special meaning for one local family. If one has the... — Updated 11/4/2021

 

Reardan and Harrington Senior Nights

Reardan and Harrington celebrated their fall senior athletes last week. Harrington recognized volleyball senior Emily Nixon (top left) Friday, Oct. 29. That same night, Reardan... — Updated 11/4/2021

 

Council talks meals, cemetery funds

HARRINGTON – City council discussed cemetery endowment funds and senior meals at its Oct. 28 meeting, which took nearly two hours to complete. There were questions on several items with Mid-County Senior meals. There currently is... — Updated 11/4/2021

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Some area gardeners have lots of green tomatoes box ripening. They are great for soups and sauces but not as exciting for salads or other fresh tomato recipes. I recently came... — Updated 11/4/2021

 

Davenport celebrates Senior Nights

Davenport celebrated its fall sports seniors last week, with soccer and volleyball athletes honored Thursday, Sept. 21 and football and cross country athletes recognized Friday,... — Updated 10/28/2021

 

Former Zag Nilson visits Reardan

REARDAN-Former Gonzaga men's basketball standout and current women's basketball strength and conditioning coach Mike Nilson visited the high school today to speak to... — Updated 10/28/2021

 

Lowe's employees and FBLA members celebrate

The luncheon held Friday, Oct. 22, in the Old Town Hall treated Odessa's senior citizens, Lowe's employees and FBLA members, while providing an opportunity for all to see the... — Updated 10/28/2021

 

Senior Night

Two graduating seniors were honored on senior night, Emily Scrupps and Tori Schlomer. From left, Danielle, Emily and Jason Scrupps; Kevin and Amy Schaefer, Tori Schlomer, Gina and... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
 By The Record    Community

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago Oct. 28, 1921 Catholics buy cemetery site. The Odessa Catholic church has purchased from Joss. Reitner, two acres and a half of land just west of the Odessa cemetery, of which F.L. Kucera is now drafting a plat for a... — Updated 10/28/2021

 
 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Gardens are put to rest for the winter, with root crops straw-covered to protect from frost, and old vines composted to amend the soil come spring. There are apples to sauce, tomato... — Updated 10/25/2021

 

Donors of the Old Town Hall wall renovation

These donors to the Old Town Hall renovation project contributed the $12,800 needed to install new walls in the south room: 1 Alan & Diane Voise 2 Apryl Wraspir 3 Arthur & Dorothy Schorzman 4 Barbara Schlimmer 5 Bill & Carol Bell... — Updated 10/25/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Community

Locals share ties to Almira School

DAVENPORT-The impact of last week's Almira School burning left an impact county-wide. Students and staff have been forced to move classes to Coulee City, the Almira church and... — Updated 10/21/2021

 

Elementary event

Davenport ECEAP Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten students recently enjoyed a fun family event with their parents. The students' teachers planned five hands-on stations with... — Updated 10/21/2021

 

Recycling bins used and abused in equal measure

ODESSA – The Odessa Town Council met Monday, Oct. 11, in the public library. With no old business to revisit, the council moved right on to new business. New Odessa homeowner Jason Shipman and his wife attended the meeting to... — Updated 10/13/2021

 

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