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Ritzville mayor to step down

RITZVILLE - Less than a half -year into his second term, Mayor Gary Cook has decided to resign. His last day will be March 31. Mayor Pro Tem pore Dennis Chamberlain will assume... — Updated 2/27/2020

Teachout takes seat as Journal editor

RITZVILLE - Katie Teachout has been named editor of The Ritzville Adams County Journal. Teachout, 58, replaces Brandon Cline, who recently resigned to return to his childhood home... — Updated 2/27/2020

Area judge in center of 'Red Flag' case

COLVILLE — An Adams County Superior Court judge has found himself amidst a legal battle over so-called “red flag” laws that may be headed to the state Supreme Court. Judge Steve B. Dixon presided over a hearing, as a... — Updated 2/27/2020

Code Officer talks continue in Lind

LIND --- Code enforcement continues to come up at Lind Town Council meetings. The council has taken the last several weeks to review town ordinances 11-01 and 11-02, which deal with what role a code enforcement officer would... — Updated 2/27/2020

Wild horse inmate study approved by house

OLYMPIA — Convicts working in a “Gentling Program” to help calm wild horses? That’s what Washington Ninth District Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy would like to see. Dye, whose Ninth District includes Adams County, introduced... — Updated 2/27/2020

Academic champs

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team may have been eliminated from the Northeast 2B district tournament last week, but they still have a state-wide award to... — Updated 2/27/2020

Boys lose heartbreaker as season ends

SPOKANE --- The Lind-Ritzville boys basketball team saw its season come to end last Thursday with a loss to Kettle Falls after a desperate full-court shot at the buzzer just... — Updated 2/27/2020

Girls eliminated at district tournament

SPOKANE - "We just couldn't shoot the ball." That's how Lind-Ritzville/Sprague head coach Steve Wellsandt summed up his team's struggle at the Northeast 2B district tournament. The... — Updated 2/27/2020

Ralston Grange to host going away party

RALSTON — The Ralston Grange is hosting a Going Away Potluck/Party for Deloris Allert at their hall on Thursday, March 5. The party starts at 5 p.m. and the potluck starts at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck... — Updated 2/27/2020

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