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Adams County approved for Phase 2

RITZVILLE — Adams County has been approved to move to Phase 2 of the four-phase state "Safe Start" program, Adams County Economic Development Director Stephen McFadden announced... — Updated 5/22/2020

Troopers to be out in full force for Memorial Day weekend

RITZVILLE — The Washington State Patrol is planning extra patrols for the Memorial Day weekend. District 4 troopers from Ritzville, Colfax and Spokane detachments will be looking for speeding, distracted driving and seat belt... — Updated 5/21/2020

Sheriff's Office seeks DOC escapee whereabouts

SPOKANE -- The Spokane County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Task Force is asking for the public's help to find the following wanted fugitive. Douglas J. Farmer is wanted for... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

Cheney hit with unemployment fraud

CHENEY – A financial fraud apparently launched in Africa has found its way to the West Plains. According to police, so far at least nine incidents have been reported of an unemployment scam authorities are calling very... — Updated 5/21/2020

Flag tradition carries on for Memorial Day

RITZVILLE - Flags were put up to honor veterans in observance of Memorial Day starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, in a volunteer effort led by Jeff... — Updated 5/22/2020


PORTLAND, Ore. - A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his father in Ritzville remained in the Multnomah County Inverness Jail on Tuesday morning, booked on several... — Updated 5/21/2020

City's main water tank back online

RITZVILLE - City water users were treated to full-pressure showers and the freedom to irrigate lawns to their heart's content, with the Standpipe water tower coming back online... — Updated 5/21/2020

Ritzville weather

High Low Prec. May 13 65 46 0 May 14 65 37 0 May 15 59 42 0.11 May 16 68 43 0 May 17 69 47 T May 18 68 46 0.16 May 19 64 47 0.03 Note: Readings are for previous 24 hours; Year-to-date Precipitation: 4.83 in. Record of... — Updated 5/21/2020

Ritzville commodities

Commodity Price Soft White Wheat, bushel........................$5.38 White Club, bushel.................................$6.88 Hard Red Wheat, bushel. ........................$5.11 DNS, bushel................... — Updated 5/21/2020

Burger's Up: Caddy Shack opens at golf course

RITZVILLE - The Caddy Shack is now open at the Ritzville Golf Course, serving burgers and sandwiches to those playing golf as well as guests just up to enjoy the view of the... — Updated 5/21/2020

Sprint boat race rescheduled to fall

ST. JOHN – Sprint boat racing has been postponed until the fall due to the coronavirus quarantine rules. Webb's Slough announced its June 20 race date has been rescheduled to... — Updated 5/22/2020

Food for Thought

These are unprecedented times and a lot of strange decisions have been made - good and bad - in the name of science. Whatever your thoughts here is merely some food for thought.... — Updated 5/21/2020

Letters to the Editor

Sign R-90 to regain sex ed control In March, our state Legislature voted to require comprehensive sex education in every public school. It did this despite many thousands of residents communicating their concerns and opposition... — Updated 5/21/2020

Testing and tracing isn't voluntary

Voluntary must have a different meaning inside state government offices. Last Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee and other participants in his coronavirus press conference said participation... — Updated 5/21/2020

Parents honor 2020 graduates

RITZVILLE- Parents of recent Lind Ritzville alumni honored 2020 graduates by painting their names on the high school football field, along with a carefully applied likeness of the... — Updated 5/21/2020

'Just help one person'

RITZVILLE - A line of firetrucks, family, friends, ambulances and Adams County Sheriff's department vehicles paraded past Marsha Bradshaw's home on 5th Ave Monday to honor her for... — Updated 5/21/2020

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times May 20, 1920 Alumni Association holds annual banquet The 15th annual banquet of the Ritzville High School Alumni Association was held at... — Updated 5/21/2020

Jessica Heater

For her hard work preparing for the AP English, Literature and Comp... — Updated 5/21/2020

Ashton Cousins

For bringing his 'A game' in science... — Updated 5/21/2020

Mitchell Lowry

For his dedication and commitment to online learning. He is the son of Mitchell and Margaret... — Updated 5/21/2020

Obituary policy

Free Press Publishing newspapers accept paid death notices and paid obituaries. Death notices cost $20 and may include name, age, date and location of death. The base cost for obituaries is $100 for up to 450 words and one... — Updated 5/21/2020

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