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 By Drew Lawson    News

Scenes from the train derailment in Davenport

DAVENPORT--A train transporting grain through town derailed around 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 behind the grain elevators between Third and Fourth Streets. The derailment caused Highway... — Updated 11/20/2021


Train derailment closes Highway 28

DAVENPORT--Highway 28 is closed in both directions at milepost 130 near Fitness Lane due a train derailment. According to sources in the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, several grain cars derailed behind the elevators near Fourth... — Updated 11/19/2021


County dodges severe storm damage

DAVENPORT—High winds occasionally gusting over 60 miles per hour swirled through the Inland Northwest Monday before dying down throughout Tuesday, felling trees and causing power outages. However, it appears the eastern Lincoln... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Health department to receive state funds

DAVENPORT—The Lincoln County Health Department has been allotted $490,000 a year over a two-year span in Foundational Public Health Funding as part of the state budget. The money will be disbursed in six-month increments... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

First sustained snowfall of season expected today

DAVENPORT--The first sustained and "sticking" snowfall of the season is expected today. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19. The NWS forecasts... — Updated 11/18/2021


Reardan dedicates Broadway Avenue readerboard

REARDAN-The new readerboard that was constructed this summer was officially dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here Thursday, Nov. 4. The electronic readerboard, which was first... — Updated 11/11/2021


Schools hold Veteran's Day assemblies

DAVENPORT-Local schools used the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 10 to hold Veteran's Day assemblies to recognize and remember military members who have served the United States. In... — Updated 11/11/2021


Local students named Wheat Ambassadors

RITZVILLE--Two high school seniors have been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers and will serve as the Washington Wheat Ambassadors for the upcoming year. Tate... — Updated 11/11/2021


Davenport Middle School named EWU's third-best

DAVENPORT—U.S. News recently ranked all 442 middle schools in the state, and the middle school here ranked favorably. Davenport was named the best small middle school and third best middle school overall in Eastern Washington, wh... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Commissioners grapple with $1.2 million budget gap

DAVENPORT—Budget season is here, and the Lincoln County Commissioners are faced with their annual problem of balancing a budget as expenditures grow year by year. This year, the budget gap is $1.2 million, and commissioner Rob... — Updated 11/11/2021


Hudspeth joins LCSO as deputy

DAVENPORT-Deputy Brian Hudspeth, a Lincoln County native, has joined the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office team. Hudspeth graduated from Reardan High School, where he played football... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Teamsters negotiations remain unresolved

DAVENPORT—The latest round of negotiations on Monday, Nov. 8 between Lincoln County and Teamsters 690, which represents the Sheriff’s Office’s commissioned and non-commissioned officers, once again ended with no agreement on... — Updated 11/11/2021


Your Local Government

Government and community meetings in the Davenport, Reardan, Harrington, Edwall and Sprague areas from Nov. 12-18. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email Monday, Nov. 15 Lincoln... — Updated 11/11/2021


Halloween Carnival yields high turnout

ODESSA – The Halloween Carnival held in the community center Sunday, Oct. 31, sponsored by the Odessa High School chapter of FFA, is being heralded as a great success. The "Boo a... — Updated 11/11/2021


Streets/water-mains project finished

ODESSA – Odessa Mayor Bill Crossley called the town council meeting to order on October 25, with council members Vickie Iverson, Landon Lobe and Kelly Watkins present. Marlene Kramer and Amy Gimmestad were absent. Council... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Fire District 5 race too close to call

DAVENPORT—The race between incumbent Matt Schneider of Davenport and challenger Don Staley of Deer Meadows for Fire District No. 5 Commissioner No. 2 is too close to call after three tallies. Schneider currently leads Staley by... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Schneider takes lead over Staley in nail-biting race

DAVENPORT--Incumbent Matt Schneider has taken an ever-so-slight lead over Don Staley in the race for Fire District No. 5 commissioner No. 2. The incumbent Schneider, of Davenport, trailed Staley, of Deer Meadows, 263-235 after the... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Council approves four business items

DAVENPORT—City council approved four new business items and held a public hearing for the 2022 budget at its Oct. 27 regular meeting, where no comments were made. The first approved resolution allowed mayor Brad Sweet to assist... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Wagner has last school board meeting

REARDAN-Ian Wagner, a farmer with three children in the school district, has wrapped up his time with the Reardan-Edwall School District after five years on the board. He was... — Updated 11/4/2021


Your Local Government

Government and community meetings in the Davenport, Reardan, Harrington, Edwall and Sprague areas from Nov. 5-11. If you’d like your organization included in this tab, email Wednesday, Nov. 10 Reardan... — Updated 11/4/2021


Booster club raises $50,000

ODESSA – The Odessa Booster Club auction held last Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Odessa Community Center was successful in raising over $50,000 for Tiger athletics, say booster club... — Updated 11/4/2021


General Election results as of 8 p.m., Nov. 2, 2021

Wash. State Advisory Vote # 36 Repealed 2,013 78.94% Maintained 537 21.05% Wash. State Advisory Vote # 37 Repealed 2,272 85.60% Maintained 382 14.39% Wash. State Advisory Vote # 38 Repealed 2,173 82.74% Maintained 453 17.25% Lincol... — Updated 11/4/2021


Fire burns down country home

ODESSA – At about midday on Tuesday, Nov. 2, a call went out to Odessa firefighters about a building on fire in the countryside. The first crews on the scene found the home formerly owned by the late Curtis Finck fully engulfed... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Drew Lawson    News

Commissioners hold budget meetings

DAVENPORT – A long day of budget hearings took place at the Lincoln County Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Nov. 1 as commissioners Scott Hutsell, Rob Coffman and Mark Stedman... — Updated 11/4/2021


Odessa celebrates at Old Town Hall

ODESSA – On Friday, Oct. 22, the many partners involved in the recent rejuvenation efforts at the Old Town Hall gathered together to celebrate the near completion of the... — Updated 10/28/2021


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