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 By Drew Lawson    News

School districts see standardized test results

OLYMPIA—The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released standardized test results for public schools statewide for the 2021-22, which included results for Davenport, Reardan-Edwall, Odessa and Harrington.... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

 By Drew Lawson    News

Bennett joins the school board

DAVENPORT-It took nine months, but the school board finally has its District 1 seat filled. Jaymie Bennett applied for the position and was sworn in by superintendent Chad Prewitt... — Updated 9/22/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

FBLA awarded Lead4Change grant

ODESSA- For the eighth year in a row, Odessa High School FBLA has won a prize in the Lead4Change Challenge sponsored by the David Leadership Foundation. This year, the group won... — Updated 9/16/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Two officers patrol Reardan-Edwall School District

REARDAN-Two types of officers are now patrolling school grounds and interacting with students here. The school district has contracted with the town for a full-time school resource... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Odessa School District welcomes Mandy Lewis

ODESSA- Odessa School District welcomes Mandy (Hardung) Lewis as their new Junior High/ High School Secretary. Lewis stepped into the position after Chris Crossley announced her... — Updated 9/8/2022


Harrington athletes join LRS combine

HARRINGTON—Several student-athletes are taking advantage of the school’s new athletic combine with Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, new activities director Brook Federer told the school board at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday,... — Updated 9/1/2022


Back to school

Students returned to the classroom in Lincoln County. Students in Odessa, like those above, and Davenport had their first day Wednesday, Aug. 31, while Reardan-Edwall and... — Updated 9/1/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Wicks fills open Reardan-Edwall board seat

REARDAN-A longtime farmer living in the Mondovi area was chosen to join the Reardan-Edwall school board. Tessa Wicks was selected by the board members Wednesday, Aug. 24 to fill... — Updated 9/1/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan looks to pass levy

REARDAN-The school district has a laundry list of capital improvements it hopes to complete in the next five years, most of which surround the athletic facilities slipping in... — Updated 8/5/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Next year's school budget approved

DAVENPORT—It’s budget season in local school districts, and the school board here approved the budget for the 2022-23 school year at the regular meeting Wednesday, July 27. The board accepted the budget presented by first-year... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Prewitt begins superintendent gig

DAVENPORT-There's a new superintendent to be Chad after last Wednesday's school board meeting. On the same night former district boss Jim Kowalkowski was recognized heading into... — Updated 7/8/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Cordell replaces Massie as superintendent

HARRINGTON- John Cordell stepped into his new role as superintendent following the school board meeting on Wednesday, June 29. Cordell comes from Tekoa and said lack of financial resources was the reason for his departure. He said... — Updated 7/8/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Mr. K is on his way

Davenport superintendent Jim Kowalkowski's 15-year tenure in the position ended Wednesday, July 29 after the school board meeting. Area superintendents, community members, family... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Resignations strike Odessa School District

ODESSA- Five new resignations were announced at the Odessa School Board meeting on June 22. Resignations were from high school secretary Chris Luiten, junior high assistant basketball coach Zoe Clark, High school assistant basketba... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Reardan graduation celebrates Class of 2022

REARDAN- The Class of 2022's excitement was felt at the June 11 ceremony. The gym was decorated with school colors of maroon and gray. The Senior Band played the national anthem.... — Updated 6/16/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Sports coaching concerns arise for next school year

ODESSA- Larry Weber, the now-former head high school baseball coach and math teacher here, discussed ideas and concerns with the athletic program at the May 25 school board meeting. Concern arose due to open coaching positions for... — Updated 6/13/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Hopkins hand-picked for elementary principal

DAVENPORT-A months-long search to fill a vacant principal position came to a conclusion in early May with the hire of Sarita Hopkins as the new elementary principal. The school... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Ashley Parkinson    News

Free student meals conclude with school year

ODESSA- Superintendent Dan Read informed the board that the free meals for all students will conclude at the end of this school year at the board’s meeting Wednesday, April 27. Students who are eligible for free or reduced meals... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Harrington board weighs future of athletics

HARRINGTON—Will the Panthers stay put for sports? Or is a merger with Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, Davenport or Odessa on the horizon? Those were some of the questions the school board faced at its special meeting Monday, May 2 in... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan represents at "50 Years of Football"

REARDAN-The scent of smoked sausage and sense of Reardan spirit packed Gene Smith Gym as hundreds of current and former football players and community members gathered for a... — Updated 4/28/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan board approves "Screaming Eagles" mascot

REARDAN-The school district's nine-month period of being mascot-less, or "just Reardan," as many locals refer to it, is over. The school board approved a motion to make the "Screami... — Updated 4/28/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

School continues search for new principal

DAVENPORT—The search for a new principal remains ongoing, but a candidate may be selected by next Wednesday, according to discussion at the school board’s regular meeting Monday, April 25. Superintendent Jim Kowalkowski’s... — Updated 4/28/2022

 By Drew Lawson    News

School district to expand principal search

DAVENPORT—The school district is planning to broaden its search for a new principal by opening the door for a new elementary school principal and moving current principal Noelle Carstens to the middle/high school, the school... — Updated 4/2/2022


Reardan FFA presents issues to Commissioners

The Reardan FFA chapter came to the Lincoln County Commissioners' meeting Monday, March 21 to give two presentations on issues presently faced in the agricultural community. The... — Updated 3/25/2022


Masks come off in schools

The lifting of the state's mask mandate in most instances effective March 12 meant Monday, March 14 was the first time in nearly two academic years that children didn't have to... — Updated 3/18/2022


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