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 By Drew Lawson    News

Community turbine meeting set for Harrington

HARRINGTON - Those closely following proposed wind turbine project developments will have a chance to learn more about various community viewpoints and issues soon. The Lincoln... — Updated 3/25/2024

 By Drew Lawson    News

Harrington man injured in crash

HARRINGTON—A local man was injured in a one-car rollover crash three miles east of the city on State Highway 28 Monday, March 4. Francis M. Pate, 59, of Harrington was injured after his gray 2000 Toyota Camry left the Highway a... — Updated 3/6/2024

 By Drew Lawson    News

Counties discuss electing coroner

DAVENPORT —County Commissioners in Lincoln and Adams Counties are opposed to their counties holding an elected coroner position. Commissioners from the neighboring counties met here Monday, Feb. 26 to discuss House Bill 1326. T... — Updated 2/27/2024

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Bronco boys eliminated at Districts

SPOKANE VALLEY-The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball team saw their season come to an end last week. The Broncos fell to Davenport 62-56 in a thrilling overtime loser-out game... — Updated 2/13/2024

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Bronco boys blitzed

SPOKANE VALLEY-The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball team hung around in the first half, but ultimately couldn't match the firepower and depth of Northwest Christian (Colbert)... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Lind-Ritzville falls in Davenport

DAVENPORT- The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington basketball teams struggled Jan. 16 against the Gorillas. In the girls game, Davenport pulled away in the second half for... — Updated 1/23/2024

 By Drew Lawson    Sports

Davenport appeals WIAA classification

DAVENPORT—The School District joined 11 others in challenging the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Class 2B athletics enrollment criteria. The Davenport appeal was filed Dec. 22, with school officials r... — Updated 1/9/2024

 By Drew Lawson    News

One killed in crash east of Sprague

SPRAGUE — One man was killed and two women were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 about four miles east of the city Thursday, Dec. 7. Angel A. Cuevas, 22, George was pronounced deceased after being transported to S... — Updated 12/12/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Opinion

The 10 best, worst Christmas songs

As soon as the turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes are put away on Thanksgiving, it's officially time to turn the holiday calendar to Christmas. Notice I didn't mention mashed... — Updated 12/5/2023

 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 o... — 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 l... — 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 m... — 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. S... — 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 this ye... — 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, June... — 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 S... — 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 rec... — 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


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


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