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Impact of Whitney Road fire one year later

By Drew Lawson The Times DAVENPORT – Labor Day 2020 was a day that will live in infamy throughout the Pacific Northwest, as several fires ignited that fateful Sept. 7 and caused... — Updated 9/16/2021


Odessa kids at the Fair

DAVENPORT – Two Odessa youngsters who entered the annual premium book cover contest have been named the winners in their respective age groups. The entries were submitted last... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story


Where were you that fateful day?

DAVENPORT – Saturday, Sept. 11 marks the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by militant Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States. The... — Updated 9/11/2021 Full story

 By Drew Lawson    News 

At-home cake shop opens in Davenport

DAVENPORT-Jodie Wilkinson moved to town two months ago, and she brought her baking business with her. The new shop, "Jodie Cakes and Bakes," is run out of Wilkinson's home on Ninth... — Updated 9/10/2021


The show must go on

ODESSA – Odessa’s 50th annual Deutschesfest, celebrating the ethnic Volga-German heritage of many of the town’s earliest homesteaders, is scheduled for next week. The... — Updated 9/9/2021


Your Local Government

Government and community meetings for Sept. 10-16 Wednesday, Sept. 15 Sprague city council at 6 p.m. in City Hall Thursday, Sept. 16 Lincoln Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the board room Reardan town... — Updated 9/9/2021 Full story

 By The Times    News 

Reardan council tables three business items

REARDAN – A short-handed council elected to table three items at the Sept. 2 meeting. In the absence of Clay Soliday and Dan Graham, unfinished business concerning the planning commission and the police policy manual and new... — Updated 9/9/2021


Motorcycle rider flees crash in Davenport

DAVENPORT – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is still searching for the rider of a motorcycle that rear-ended an SUV just east of here Sunday morning, Sept. 5. According to LCSO, the rider is suspected to be a white... — Updated 9/9/2021


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Telford Rest Area closes due to tank issue Many locals were surprised and confused when the Department of Transportation announced that Telford Rest Area would be closed until further notice without giving a reason Friday, Sept.... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Lincoln County water levels remain low

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County’s water levels have been steadily decreasing for quite some time, and this year’s drought that has brought minimal precipitation to the county... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News 

Researcher asks readers to look at old letters

HARRINGTON – Historic researcher and storyteller Rebecca Hom has asked for our readers to look in their family's old letters and see if they have any information regarding the WASPs from World War II. As unlikely as it seems, loc... — Updated 9/9/2021


County and Teamsters hold special meeting

By Drew Lawson The Times DAVENPORT – Another round of negotiations between Lincoln County and Teamsters 690 took place Monday, Aug. 30 in a special extension of the county commissioner’s Aug. 16 meeting. The talks indicated the... — Updated 9/3/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Old clinic building to become senior living

DAVENPORT – Lincoln Hospital’s shiny new building has been up and at-em for almost three weeks now, leaving many to wonder what would happen with the old building. Mike Stormo and Garry Rosman had the same question when they... — Updated 9/3/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Sprague man booked into jail with man he allegedly robbed

SPRAGUE – A local man charged with second-degree assault for allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend now occupies Lincoln County Jail with a second local man charged with seven counts of second-degree theft for allegedly... — Updated 9/3/2021


Two new practitioners at Odessa Clinic

ODESSA – The administration at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center has provided The Record with photos and names of two new nurse practitioners, who have recently begun working in O... — Updated 9/2/2021


Lowe's 100 Hometowns Project update

ODESSA – Six weeks ago, Odessa learned it was the recipient of a $68,000 grant to make the Old Town Hall a safer and more functional space for Odessa's senior citizens, as well as... — Updated 9/2/2021


Retired OMHC crew

Phyllis Sebesta, Beth Schafer and Barb Schlimmer enjoy the retirement party that took place at Reiman Park in Odessa last week. All three are retiring after many years of service... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Marjorie Womach    News

Council hears committee updates

HARRINGTON – Mayor Nathan Luck opened council’s Aug. 25 meeting with councilmembers Peter Davenport, David Buddrius, Justin Slack, Steven Hardy and Levi Schenk (by Zoom) and visitors Cherie MacClellan, Denisa Holling, Jess &... — Updated 9/2/2021


Nature calls; let's restore our walls

ODESSA – Odessa High School FBLA is planning a fund-raising drive to restore the walls in the Old Town Hall’s south room (see ad, Community page 4). The students want to complete the entire project now and restore the south... — Updated 9/2/2021


Family Dollar timeline unclear

DAVENPORT — Plans have been in the works for variety store chain Family Dollar to build its first store in Lincoln County with land bought from the city between Logan, Morgan, First and Second Streets since last year. An exact... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Ready to learn again

Davenport Elementary kindergartner Natasha Alexander is dropped off at school by her grandfather, Cliff Warwick Wednesday, Sept. 1. Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski said the first... — Updated 9/2/2021


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10 locals receive Innovia scholarships The Times 10 students from the Davenport, Reardan, Harrington and Sprague area have earned Innovia scholarships for higher education. Most local scholarships were awarded by the Mondovi... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

August sees county's highest surge of virus yet

LINCOLN COUNTY—It took 18 months since COVID-19 was first confirmed in the United States for Lincoln County to see its highest surge of the coronavirus to date, but August saw a... — Updated 9/2/2021


Lincoln County Cops & 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 9/2/2021

 By The Record    News

OMHC says farewell, happy retirement

ODESSA – "This isn't goodbye, this is see you again soon," say the administration and staff of the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, as three exemplary long-term employees start... — Updated 8/19/2021


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