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 By Drew Lawson    News

Bergman waives extradition in Pennsylvania

DAVENPORT—54-year-old Charles R. Bergman of Moses Lake, who is charged with first-degree premeditated murder of his 53-year-old wife Theresa Bergman, waived extradition in Pennsylvania and will be brought back to Lincoln County... — Updated 10/13/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Husband charged with first-degree murder

SPRAGUE — A Moses Lake man has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after the dead body of 53-year-old Theresa Bergman was found 12 miles northwest of the city off... — Updated 10/12/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Husband charged with first-degree murder

SPRAGUE – A Moses Lake man has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder after the dead body of 53-year-old Theresa Bergman was found 12 miles northwest of the city off Stolp Road around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.... — Updated 10/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

New apartments coming to Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE-It has been tough to find housing on the West Plains recently, but a new option is coming soon. The Park Apartments have been under construction on the north end of... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Fall hunting season brings promising outlook

CHENEY-A flip of the calendar to September means that for most seasons, it's time to hunt. Many big game, small game and bird hunts began Sept. 1, while others begin later in the... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

Looking to expand our coverage

Since the Davenport Times and Odessa Record merged to create the Lincoln County Record-Times, our two-person news staff has worked together to report on news, community and sports items in Davenport, Odessa, Reardan, Harrington... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport tops ML in soccer opener

MEDICAL LAKE-The Davenport soccer team is coming off a 2021 season with mixed results, finishing first in the NE2B in the regular season but falling to rival Reardan in the league... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Deep Creek Fire burns 109 acres

DEEP CREEK- A blaze that erupted Sunday, Aug. 28, north of U.S. Highway 2 burned 109 acres and two structures, including a shed and barn. The fire was located between Wood Road and... — Updated 9/2/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Missiles, murders and mystery

BLUESTEM – Entering the missile site owned by Peter Davenport just north of Bluestem Road between the city of Davenport and Harrington requires unlocking two gates and wandering down old roads largely overgrown by sage brush. To... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Gonzaga baseball coach arrested for DUI

REARDAN-Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf was arrested by Reardan Police and booked into Lincoln County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence late... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced in attack on Sen. Schoesler

DAVENPORT—A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was sentenced for one charge last week. Glen Roy... — Updated 6/9/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced for assaulting Sen. Schoesler

DAVENPORT—A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was sentenced for one charge last week. Glen Roy... — Updated 6/6/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

District 7 2B Tournament second round turns out one upset

Spokane Valley--The second round of the District 7 2B Tournament featured two overtime contests, mostly expected results and one surprising result that affected the outlook of the... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

District 7 2B bracket set

Spokane Valley--The basketball postseason has arrived in the Northeast 2B League, with all 11 boys and girls teams earning their spots in the double-elimination tournament... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Woman killed in two-car crash on Wood Road

DEEP CREEK--An adult woman was killed this morning in a two-car crash near the 6500 block of North Wood Road in Spokane County northeast of Reardan. The crash occurred around 7 a.m., according to a press release from the Spokane... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Cheney man arrested for alleged Sprague burglary

SPRAGUE—A Cheney man was arrested and booked into Lincoln County Jail Saturday morning in connection to a burglary at a Sprague address. Bruce Paul Havens, 48, who resides on the 25400 block of South Columbia Basin Highway just... — Updated 12/23/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Opinion

Disappointing decision regarding 2B football playoffs

Last week, the WIAA unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. These allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state playoffs in these sports, which around here, include football,... — Updated 10/14/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Reardan blows by Medical Lake, 7-1

MEDICAL LAKE-The Reardan girls soccer team capped off an improved non-league schedule with a convincing 7-1 victory over the Medical Lake Cardinals on Monday, Oct. 4. Reardan... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Opinion

Are we too divided to remember?

Have we become too divided as a country to properly honor those lost to tragedy? This question has crossed my mind multiple times in the last week, which was largely focused on recollecting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    Sports

Preps athletes will see new masking guidelines

DAVENPORT — Masks will still be a part of sports this year, but face covering rules won’t be as restrictive to start the 2021-22 school year. The state Department of Health released new guidelines that mandate masks in some... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

The space hunt is on

DAVENPORT—“BOOM!” What sounded like a bomb going off to Sami Guhlke hit the sky’s soundwaves as the Reardan resident walked with her dog to pick up eggs from her family farm... — Updated 5/6/2021

 
 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Liberty tops Davenport in straight sets

DAVENPORT - The Gorillas (0-2) battled for a set and a half, but are still searching for their first set and match victories this season after getting swept at the hands of the... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Medical Lake leadership discusses 2021 outlook

MEDICAL LAKE—A popular sentiment after the shutdowns and hardships of 2020 may be for residents to plead for everything to “get back to normal.” However, simply hoping for things to get back to the way they were may not... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

'Sonny' times ahead for Airway Heights?

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — James “Sonny” Weathers is in the last of his initial four-year term as a city council member, elected in 2017. He’s also now in his first year as mayor, taking over for Kevin Richey, who resigned at the... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Council tables deputy mayor selection

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — The domino effect of former Mayor Kevin Richey’s resignation, former Councilman Steve Lawrence’s resignation and Councilwoman Jennifer Morton’s approved extended absence for several months due to... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

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