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Looking Back

10 years ago

- Davenport Theatrical’s performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace” wrapped up summer productions.

- 20,000 honeybees quietly invaded the play area at Davenport United Methodist Church, requiring the assistance of a Reardan-based beekeeper to exterminate.

- State Reps Matt Manweller and Judy Warnick met with 10 locals in the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting room to discuss the 2013 legislative session.

25 years ago

- The Davenport school board planned to vote on a $3.35 million budget for the upcoming school year.

- Davenport city council members approved the purchase of a new police car, though the vote was a tight 4-3 result. Jeff Wilkie, Eleanor MacDonald, Denise Hayes and Donna Batch were in favor, while Morian Hutchens, Mike Stormo and Becky Buck were opposed.

- Reardan’s new sewer lift station went on line.

50 years ago

- Davenport city policeman Gene Curtice told council it should consider hiring a second patrolman or enter into a contract with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

- Burlington Northern Railroad officials investigated the derailment of a freight train near Mondovi.

- The first anniversary of the Lincoln County Historical Museum was celebrated at Pioneer Days.

75 years ago

- Funeral services were held for Frank Larrabee, a Lincoln County pioneer and operator of a hardware store in Edwall since 1898.

- Democratic Rocklyn farmer Fred Magin declared his intention to challenge Republican incumbent W.A. Conrad for Lincoln County Commissioner.

- Royden Schoonover of Odessa was charged with auto theft by Prosecuting Attorney Fred Campbell for the second time in two years.

100 years ago

- Flossie Stewart, a young girl from Reardan, suffered bruises and was knocked unconscious when a car driven by Walter Williams, a high schooler from Davenport, went off a bank on Old Sunset Highway near Paul Jahn’s farm.

- The legality of absentee votes cast in Lincoln and Pend Orielle Counties in a June 1923 election were questioned.

- James Freece of Davenport was elected chairman of the Lincoln County Columbia Boy Scout district. Jim Goodwin of Davenport was elected secretary, while Rev. Zabel of Odessa was elected deputy scout commissioner. W.E. Shrader of Harrington headed the camp department.


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