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  • Bank says merger impacts local economy

    Julie Hill, The Wilbur Register|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    DAVENPORT - According to Wheatland Bank President Susan Horton, the Bank's merger with Glacier Bank has greatly impacted on the Lincoln County and Eastern Washington economies. Due to the merger this past year, wealth in the form of dividends to shareholders is being returned to the county, she said. "This is a joy notifying shareholders of the $7.5 million, part of the closing distributed as dividends to shareholders," Horton said. She went on to say the big return of wealth...

  • Lincoln County Museum re-opens in May

    LaVon Stiles, Special to The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    On March 5 at the Lincoln County Museum, some volunteers were surprised with a free chicken lunch from Davenport Family Foods delivered by owner Kevin Hansen. He found out that some volunteers have been working every week at the Lincoln County Museum since last fall and he wanted to show his support. Some volunteers had just left but volunteers that came in the next day were able to enjoy the lunch too. Recently volunteers are at the museum three days a week for different reas...

  • Potato tour

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Odessa seventh-graders have learned about the impact of agriculture on the American economy as part of Odessa FBLA's American Enterprise Project. With a specific focus on the commodity of potatoes in agriculture, the seventh-graders and FBLA members had the extraordinary opportunity to tour the Simplot Company's potato processing plant in Othello. Students toured the facility where more than 1.5 million pounds of French fries are shipped daily to restaurants like McDonald's...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Shrimp and sourdough have topped the list of submitted recipes and culinary questions this past week. Shrimp Lo Mein was shared by young cook, Kaleb Walter. He recently made this dish for his family. The recipe features fresh vegetables, cooked tender crisp and cooked shrimp, with pasta lightly dressed with a sweet/savory sauce. Shrimp Lo Mein • 8 ounces angel hair pasta • 1/2 cup chopped asparagus • 1/2 cup chopped celery • 1/2 cup chopped carrot • 1 clove garlic, chopped ...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    Davenport birthdays March 15: Peggy Semprimoznik, Kendra Hosking, Brad Floyd, Lynee Carpenter, Jan Ziemer March 16: Emmett Kilps, Rob Hopkins March 17: Boone Easley-Cate, Dick Wandling, Chance Smith, Lisa Semprimoznik, Crystal Sellers, Ron Warner, Maetie Harvey March 18: Kayleigh Phillips, Pauline Drefs, Colton Jenkins March 20: Rachae Pearcy, Don Strate Davenport anniversaries March 20: Todd and Lynne Guhlke March 21: Chuck and Ann Johnston Reardan birthdays March 18: Konnor Hoff March 19: Benjamin Hedrick, Benjamin Landt...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Mar 14, 2024

    1 years ago • Two Odessa schoolboys were lodged in the county jail on charges of breaking into the A.W. Birge garage and taking a Ford car. • Revere district farmer John Potts sued Robert MacDonald of Sprague for $25,000, saying MacDonald made slanderous remarks about Potts. 75 years ago • A once denied petition for formation of a cemetery district including 97 sections of land around Edwall hit another snag when a few farmers opposed the district. • New school board members were elected around Lincoln County, includi...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    1 years ago • Commercial clubs and community organizations in Lincoln County discussed plans for getting out special advertising material to draw settlers from other states to the County. • Former Sheriff’s Office deputy and current Treasurer’s Office employee Henry Hopp of Odessa suffered a broken shoulder blade while engaged in a friendly scuffle with Clay Chapman that knocked Hopp out of work for six weeks. • Senator Charles E. Myers gave a talk on state geography to a local assembly of high school students. 75 years...

  • Kindness Week

    Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Davenport Elementary School celebrated Kindness Week two weeks ago. Pictured are Paxtyn Oestreich and Madelyn Hebel, who won the Great Kindness Challenge contest held during the week, which is held annually in remembrance of former teacher and principal Jill Freeze....

  • Local author publishes book

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

    DAVENPORT - A local woman has published her second book. Bonnie Sedgemore, who has lived in Davenport for nine years, had "Conflicting Emotions" hit the virtual and in-person bookshelves Friday, March 1. The fictional book follows the story of Olivia, a woman struggling with illness and the loss of relationships with her children. She meets a "friend," Jolene, who is battling her own demons with alcoholism, and Olivia is forced to navigate the complicated emotions of that...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Davenport birthdays March 8: Gabe Gants, Matthew Orvis, Becke Alexander, Gio Bellotti, Piper Kowalkowski March 9: Casey Parsons, Isabelle Singer, Bob Rambo March 10: Sawyer Semprimoznik, Vinny Bellotti, Mack Dehn March 11: Whitney Mead, Mike Honey, Mark Downey, Rachel Jorden March 12: Ridge Gunning, Camryn Slahtasky March 13: Levi Schenk, David Thomas March 14: Lynn Leisle, Mary Morgan-Gamble, Sidney Fleming, Jake Hennings, Mike McDaniel Reardan birthdays March 9: Emily Zwainz March 10: Johanna Ellis March 11: Porter...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Davenport birthdays March 1: Jeremy Sewall March 2: Jersey Sanford, Donna Gauch March 3: Wayde Badgley, Angie Duff, Tami Odenrider, Sarah Raugust, Ripp Coffman March 4: Kelsie Mann, Briana Becker, Michelle Dodson March 5: Donna Fisher March 6: Angie Nicholls-Stiles, Dixie Guhlke, Jake Mattox, Lynnzee Zeus, Jennifer Gill March 7: Jesse Morrision, Trissie Sanguinet, Ginny Hein, Alex Guhlke, Macie Hopkins Davenport anniversaries March 4: Josh and Danielle Miller March 5: Stacey and Susie Friedlein Reardan birthdays March 1:...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    1 years ago • A jury couldn’t reach a verdict and was discharged after one juror maintained their opposing position in the case of Henry Scheel, who was charged with grand larceny. • Davenport City Council granted the Union Oil company a permit to construct a warehouse, garage, office building, pumphouse and four steel tanks where the North Central Highway crossed the Central Washington Railroad. • Clarence Sherman of Downs and Bluestem was arrested in Ferry County on charges of stealing cattle. 75 years ago • Betty Lou...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes|Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Emergency Tomato Soup was my contribution to a recent soup supper. I should come up with a catchy name but haven’t thought of anything over the years. Maybe you readers will have a good suggestion. The recipe takes canned tomato soup to the next level and is quick and easy to prepare. Emergency Tomato Soup • 6 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup. • 4 soup cans water • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk • 2 Tbsp crushed dried basil • Dash, finely ground black peppe...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    1 years ago A.R. Thorp of Edwall was found guilty of first-degree forgery after he forged Henry Guhlke’s name to a note and attempted to collect through the courts. Assessor Irving Borck named A.P. Conrad of Davenport and W.H. Shearer of Sprague as those who would assess all towns in Lincoln County for the year. All property was expected to be revalued. A special meeting of City Council was held in Davenport to discuss whether Morgan Street should be paved and whether the city had acted illegally in not making a p...

  • Words of Encouragement

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    This is February, also known as ‘Love-you-wary’. This is the month when we think about love and the ones we love. This can be a great time for some people, but also it can be a very sad time for others. I know that Valentine’s Day is one day of this month, but what if we spent the rest of this month getting to know the one who loved us first. I am talking about Jesus, the one who gave His life for us, even when we did not ask Him to. The Bible says that God demonstrated His love for us, even while we were still sinners. His l...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    Davenport birthdays Feb. 23: Jacob Furman, Thomas Furman, Todd Stiles, Joyce Nonnemacher, Jess Bartell Feb. 24: Gene Stuckle, Bob Johnson, Michelle Honey Feb. 25: Jim Buchanan, Jarrett Jacobsen, Weston Sharer Feb. 26: Grant Harper, Tyson Lacy, Karissa Taylor Feb. 28: Hailey Arland, Christie Emery, Danielle Telford, Anthony Bambino, Carey Guhlke-Falk Davenport anniversaries Feb. 24: Tom and Tanya Scharff Reardan birthdays Feb. 23: Joyce Nonnemacher Feb. 27: Jenny Sobotta Harrington birthdays Feb. 25: Beth Oestreich Feb. 26:...

  • Old Town Hall Renovation nears completion

    Terri King, Special to The Record-Times|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    ODESSA - After six months of a grass roots effort by the Lion's Club, High School FBLA, the Town of Odessa maintenance crew and dozens of community volunteers, the latest renovation to Odessa's Old Town Hall is nearly complete. The entry and bathrooms have been restored to their original 1920s grandeur and are now safer and more functional for all who use the building...especially senior citizens who use the building frequently for senior meals and exercise classes. With a...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Weather teases us with just a hint of spring, then more snow, then gray rainy days. Heat from the oven ready casseroles and warm fresh baked cookies are perfect for chasing away the late winter chill. Oriental Chicken Medley, a rice-based casserole, may be made ahead to bake for the evening meal or baked right away after preparing. The recipe easily accommodates a family's preference in ingredients. The original recipe was on a Durkee French Fried onion can around 1992, but I...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Davenport birthdays Feb. 16: Rob Harper, Molly Hale, Scott Cannon, Holly McDaniel, Tanner Zaugg Feb. 17: Taylor Morgan, Sean Deane, Ana Wilkie, Phyllis Luiten Feb. 18: Kaylee Leep, Doug Branch, Gary Phillips Feb. 19: Sydney Schneider, Mackenzie Fisk, Leslie Johnson Feb. 20: Brilee Madison, Karyn Lee, Christopher Briggs, Penny Strite, Brian Curtis, Wade Guhlke, Jeter Sanford Feb. 21: Barbara Badgley, Caitlyn Katz Feb. 22: Holly Branch, Sadahiro Patterson, Payton Critchlow, Greyson Wilkie Davenport anniversaries Feb. 16: Rob an...

  • DHS FBLA partners with business

    Natalee Hayes, Special to The Record-Times|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    DAVENPORT - Chloe Hammond, Selah Hupp and Tatum Hupp, co-chairs of the high school FBLA Chapter Partnership with Business projectm have partnered with 3C Creations, a local custom printing business. Since the partnership began in November, they have formed goals to help 3C Creations. Their main goal is to increase the business's social media following on Instagram and Facebook. Another goal is to lay the foundation of their social media presence and promote through those appli...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    1 years ago Judgement totaling $8,841 was granted to Minnie Whitmore Reiger of Pomeroy from C.E. Moore and J.J. Tierney of Harrington after Reiger alleged she purchased a number of shares of stock in Moore and Tierney’s Blazeout company that were worthless. Lincoln County Pioneer Josephine Ditmar and her son Frank Ditmar were found guilty by a jury of manufacturing liquor with intent to sell after deputies found a gallon of liquor at the Ditmar farm near Reardan. 75 years ago Virgil Johnson of Davenport was presented a P...

  • Odessa Old Town Society

    Updated Feb 8, 2024

    Odessa's Old Town Hall bathrooms and entry hall are being remodeled with grants and donations received by the museum's OTHRS committee. The project is budgeted for $67,000 and includes returning the entry to it's original configuration with new doors and wood floor with new tile floors and fixtures in the bathrooms. This week, pinhole leaks were discovered in the building's original 1920 plumbing and were being repaired. Town crews were replacing the main water line from the...

  • Davenport FBLA attends Leadership Conference

    Submitted by Natalee Hayes, Special to The Record-Times|Updated Feb 8, 2024

    CHENEY - On Jan. 22, 17 members of the Davenport FBLA chapter competed in person at the Northeast Region FBLA Winter Business Leadership Conference. Members competed in a variety of events including but not limited to: Economics, Public Service Announcement and Public Speaking. The following is a list of winners who will move on to compete at the FBLA State Business Leadership Conference: 1st Place – Broadcast Journalism – Savana Copenhaver, Emma Cormier, Tessa Cormier 6th...

  • Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Updated Feb 8, 2024

    Davenport birthdays Feb. 9: Brynna Hopkins, Alex Zeiler, Jackson Guhlke, Chuck Woodland Feb. 10: Cory Hollis, Chris Holderby, Logan Briggs Feb. 11: Riley Utley Feb. 14: Tom Scharff, Todd Guhlke, Evan Gunning Feb. 15: Shelly Morgan, Trey Carstensen, Dillon Hollis, Adam Collins, Colton Hosking, Charlotte Sellin Reardan birthdays Feb. 9: Jacquie Hedrick Feb. 10: Jancey Adams Feb. 12: Merit McRae Reardan anniversaries Feb. 13: Jason and Inge Gray Harrington birthdays Feb. 9: Mary Overmyer, Kacey Hoob, Denisa Holling Feb. 11:...

  • Looking Back

    Compiled by Drew Lawson, The Record-Times|Updated Feb 8, 2024

    1 years ago • President Woodrow Wilson died at his D.C. home from illness and was succeeded by Calvin Coolidge. • Former Lincoln County Commissioner and Edwall pioneer Hugh McNeilly died at his home after attending an Edwall Odd Fellows meeting where he was presented with a medal in honor of his 41-year membership with the Fellows. • Westbound passenger trains were delayed in Wilbur after tracks were washed out by flooding. 75 years ago • Lincoln County crews prioritized their snowplowing schedule by where emergen...

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