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 By Drew Lawson    News

Sprague voters cast ballots in election

SPRAGUE — Voters here had three local races or measures on their ballots this general election and made their voices heard Tuesday, Nov. 7. In a contested race for City Councilmember No. 5, Jeffrey Smith held a semi-narrow lead... — Updated 11/14/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Incumbents trail in Harrington races

HARRINGTON—Two challengers are leading incumbents in contested races for the Harrington School Board, though one race was more lopsided than the other after first returns were announced Tuesday, Nov. 7. Challenger Britney Wagner... — Updated 11/14/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Violence charges dropped against Harrington teacher

HARRINGTON — A local music teacher was cleared of domestic violence charges during a court appearance Thursday, Oct. 26. Seth Michael Bergman, 33, has been cleared of two charges -- fourth-degree assault-domestic violence and... — Updated 11/7/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos lose first game, 3-1

DAVENPORT-Taking advantage of a Lind-Ritzville/Sprague team down Zoe Galbreath, the Gorillas handed the Broncos their first loss outside tournament play of the season with a... — Updated 10/24/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Harrington teacher receives scholarship

HARRINGTON - A secondary English teacher here was one of just 70 teachers nationwide to receive the Fulbright Scholarship as part of the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Incumbents ahead in Odessa

ODESSA — Incumbents held comfortable leads over their opponents in local races for Mayor and Councilmember No. 5 after the first ballot count in the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 1. Incumbent mayor Bill Crossley had 162 votes.... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Harrington music teacher arrested, jailed

HARRINGTON - A local music teacher was arrested over the weekend and appeared in Lincoln County District Court Monday, July 31. 33-year-old Seth Michael Bergman of Harrington was... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Bergman given 15 years in prison

A Moses Lake man has been sentenced in the September murder of his wife near Edwall. Charles R. Bergman, 55, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Harrington mayor not seeking re-election

HARRINGTON — There will be a new mayor in town after the start of the new year. Current Mayor Jesse Silhan announced on his 75th birthday — Friday, May 19 — that he isn’t seeking re-election after his two-year term expires... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Harrington Car Show

Young and old, man and animal, filled Third Street in Harrington for the 11th Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 20. In addition to cars - that ranged from pre-1920s to modern rigs -... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Harrington school leader to retire

HARRINGTON—The first-year school district superintendent here will “explore” retirement at the end of the school year. John Cordell of St. Maries, Idaho, plans to depart the School District when his contract expires Friday,... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Multiple schools get bomb threat

ST. JOHN - Whitman County deputies checked out schools in St. John, Endicott, LaCrosse and Lamont on Wednesday, April 12, following a bomb threat sent to 44 districts acrosss the... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Livestock showcase slated

DAVENPORT—A junior livestock showcase once known as the Purple Ribbon Preview is returning this year with a new sponsor and name. The Washington State University Extension Office is sponsoring the 2023 Lincoln County Spring... — Updated 4/11/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Sprague sued over public records

SPRAGUE—A Langley man is suing the city of Sprague over a public records request. Court records show Eric Hood filed a civil lawsuit against the city Thursday, March 16, claiming the city didn’t respond to an email request for... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos take fifth at state

The Journal SPOKANE-All good things must come to an end. For the No. 9 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington Broncos, the end to a magical postseason run at the state 2B Boys... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos finish fifth at state

SPOKANE—All good things must come to an end. For the No. 9 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington Broncos, the end to a magical postseason run at the 2B Boys State... — Updated 3/4/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Brewster comes back to beat LRS

SPOKANE—The No. 9 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos built a nine-point lead against No. 5 Brewster in the 2B state semifinals Friday and looked like their magical run through the... — Updated 3/3/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos advance to semifinals

SPOKANE—The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Broncos boys team came into the 2B state tournament at the Spokane Arena ranked No. 9, but one wouldn’t know that based on LRS’s... — Updated 3/2/2023


Broncos to play in Spokane Arena

SPOKANE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball team opens state Hardwood Classic play today, Wednesday, March 1, in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The No. 9-ranked Broncos w... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls eliminated

SPOKANE VALLEY - After pushing the favored Liberty Lancers to overtime Monday, the Davenport girls team decided to keep its season alive in a big way against the... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys finish third

SPOKANE VALLEY — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington Bronco boys are finding their gallop at the right time. That was evident in the District 7 2B 3rd/4th Place game last weekend, when the Broncos pulled away from the... — Updated 2/13/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Bronco girls still alive at districts

SPOKANE VALLEY — After two games of play, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Harrington/Washtucna girls basketball team is still alive in District 7 2B play. However, the Broncos are facing elimination later this week after a... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By Drew Lawson    News

Crossovers: A new playoff wrinkle

SPOKANE VALLEY—Historically, postseason basketball at the B level has taken place over four weekends throughout the greater Spokane County area. Four weekends apparently wasn’t enough for District Nos. 6 and 7, as the two... — Updated 1/31/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Broncos sweep Reardan

REARDAN - The Broncos girls volleyball team remains undefeated in league sweeping rival Reardan on Sept. 27. The local Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington team topped the... — Updated 10/4/2022

 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 10/4/2022


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