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Looking Back

10 years ago

- Pioneer Days winners were announced, including Craig Sweet in the belly flop, Addie Schneider, Sydney Zeiler, Shaylen Eldridge and Virginia Fries in the chalk art contest and - - - - - - Davenport Fire Department for best in show in the Main Parade.

Sherman Johnson and Taria Holcomb shared their thoughts with the public as candidates for Reardan Mayor, as did Joy Howard and Leanne Merkel in a contested race for town council.

- Wildfire danger escalated in north Lincoln County, creating new rules around forest industrial activities.

25 years ago

- Doris Hein announced she wouldn’t seek a fourth term as Lincoln County Treasurer, while incumbents Auditor Shelly Johnston, Sheriff Dan Berry, County Clerk Joyce Denison and Assessor Frosty Freeze all filed for re-election.

- 35 people gathered in the Davenport High School gym to discuss youth safety.

- Thomas Ben Biss, who was accused of burning down Bubba’s Steakhouse in Almira, took his claim to the state Court of Appeals.

50 years ago

- Richard Sweet, former manager of the Big Bend Fertilizer in Harrington, joined the staff at the Odessa Union Warehouse.

- Ervin Oestreich of Harrington was appointed to the Lincoln Hospital board of commissioners.

- Odessa VFW baseball topped Davenport 5-4 in the local VFW tournament championship game.

75 years ago

Alta Yount of Wilbur was appointed Lincoln County nurse.

Sheriff Frank Rambo announced an all-call resuscitator at the Sheriff’s Office.

The Lincoln County Commissioners approved forming a new cemetery district in the Spring Creek/Crescent area north of Reardan.

100 years ago

Local farmers expected a big yield while preparing for winter wheat harvest.

Davenport chose its staff of teachers for the school year: Donald Reed, Edna Graham, Ethel Cummings, Gertrude Lang, Cecil Robe, Walter Wynstra, Margaret Clancy, Hazel Peth, Ruth Finnecum, Marie Anderson, Catherine Thomas, Mildred Fraser, Kathryn Conklin, Bessie Cleary and Lucille Parsons.

The farm labor employment office sponsored by the Davenport commercial club was opened after a vote by the club due to a dearth of laborers for district haying.


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