June 15, 2024

  • Drought still a concern in state

    The Journal | Jun 11, 2024

    RITZVILLE — Despite slightly above-normal rainfall in the region, federal officials are holding steady on their drought declaration heading into June. According to a NOAA water-year report released last week, May precipitation was above normal by 3%. But for the water year beginning in October, it’s only 91% of normal. Streamflow forecasts for June through September range from 77% of normal to 102%, according to the analysis. The drought status remains in place because winter snowfall across much of the Pacific...

  • City council approves projects

    Dale Brown, The Journal | Jun 11, 2024

    RITZVILLE – At a relatively short June 4 meeting, the City Council addressed three primary issues on its “action agenda.” First was the approval of bid advertisements for two street and sidewalk projects. Both bids will be opened Wednesday, June 26. One project will involve pavement maintenance and curb ramp replacement covering 2.5 blocks along East First Avenue, from Division Street through mid-block on Palouse Street. The other project will involve demolition and reconstruction of sidewalks along both sides of...

  • Public Records

    Jun 11, 2024

    Jail Log RITZVILLE – The Adams County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reported the following individuals in custody from June 6-10: June 6 Armando Lopez-Correa, 32, was arrested for two warrants and is held in the Benton County Jail. June 10 Justin Favaro, 34, was arrested under a warrant and is held in Benton County Jail. Nicole Martinez, 19, was arrested under a warrant and held in the Franklin County Jail. Justin Favaro, 34, was arrested under a warrant and is held in the Benton County Jail. Sheriff’s Log RITZVILLE...

  • FROM THE FILES

    Jun 11, 2024

    125 Years Ago Adams County News June 14, 1899 Team ran away The well-known old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rosenoff, pioneers of Adams County, started out from the city Monday for a visit to the farm at the German church five miles west, and in some manner their team became unmanageable and ran away, severely injuring Mrs. Rosenoff. Local and Personal Several of our citizens who were vaccinated have been suffering considerable inconvenience from the operations, in some cases...

  • Community forum highlights child-care needs

    Dale Brown, The Journal | Jun 11, 2024

    RITZVILLE — Following a tasty meal at the C.J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening, May 21, about 20 community members, mostly parents with young children, attended a presentation by Soren Newman, Ph.D, The associate director at Arrowleaf Consulting, she presented preliminary results of a child care needs assessment conducted from March to April. Newman shared data gathered from listening sessions, interviews, and a survey. The goal: building a multi-purpose space for early learning. She noted that...

  • Combine combat

    Jun 11, 2024

    Lind Lion's Club arena filled with combine derby and race fans Friday and Saturday. The event included car, pickup and grain truck races, as well as the main event, the Lind Lion's Combine Derby. For more on the Combine Derby, see Page...

  • There is hard work ahead

    Dale Anderson | Jun 11, 2024

    A couple of months ago I was asked by several 8th grade boys that I had the opportunity to coach the last two falls and winters if I would give the promotion address for their class. Now these are 14 year olds so I told them that if they were serious I would certainly do it. Well it turns out they were serious and now it was my turn to put together some words of wisdom. I also had the opportunity to substitute teach for these classes when they were in 6th and 7th grade so I...

  • Lind hosts 35th annual combine derby

    Matthew Strissel, Journal reporter | Jun 11, 2024

    LIND - Thousands of fans turned out Saturday, June 8, to witness the destruction of farm equipment during the 35th annual Lind Lion's Club Combine Derby. Weekend festivities also featured a car show, parade through town, a barbecue in the park, car racing, and pickup and grain truck races, including an Australian Pursuit and powder puff races. For photos of the parade, see Page 7. The weekend was capped off with a live performance Fred Bauer band in the arena. The Combine...

  • Lawmakers need to change growth law

    Mark Harmsworth | Jun 11, 2024

    Demographia has just published a study, authored by Wendell Cox, that compares the affordability of housing in the international marketplace. The conclusions show that while Washington state isn’t the most expensive, it is on its way to the top spot. What’s sad is it’s all avoidable with some simple changes to state policy. Currently, Seattle ranks 73 out of 100 of the most affordable major cities to live. The study summarizes that the high prices are “largely the...

  • Employee stock ownership plans work

    Don C. Brunell | Jun 11, 2024

    Who would have thought that a small Oregon natural grain mill owner’s death would make national news or be the subject of a lengthy feature article in the New York Times? However, 94-year-old Bob Moore’s passing in February did. The Times is published just off Broadway in the heart of Big Apple’s network television and theater district. Moore, with his white beard, wire-rim eyeglasses, newsie cap and bolo tie became a “food poster person” approaching the notoriety...

  • Foreign exchange student experiences Ritzville

    Dale Brown, The Journal | Jun 11, 2024

    RITZVILLE – This past school year, Cindy Julien, a foreign exchange student from France, took part in this rural community and gained firsthand experience of its culture. Last August, Julien arrived from Sainte-Flour, a town of about 6,000 inhabitants in a mountainous region of central France. She hails from a small-town community where her parents and relatives are farmers. As a result, her transition to life in Ritzville has not been a tremendous culture shock. Previous...

  • Fuller named to Dean's List

    The Journal | Jun 11, 2024

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — An Othello man has been named to the Dean’s List of Tennessee Tech University. Nickolas Fuller of Othello earned the honor for the spring 2024 semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, students must attend the university full-time and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.1 on the 4.0 scale. “Tennessee Tech students continue to excel in the classroom and beyond. Their dedication to their studies and determination to succeed helps make Tech a place that we can all be glad to call home,...

  • Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

    The Journal | Jun 11, 2024

    LIND — The following residents are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from June 12-18: Anniversaries June 15 — Shane and Caitlin Strohmaier. June 16 — Ty and Cortnie Strohmaier. Birthdays June 12 — Ilonia Branson and Connor O’Neill. June 14 — Alec Lobe and Cameron Osborn. June 15 — Alan Field June 16 — Kenna O’Neill. June 17 — Michaela Nichols, Eric Labes and Landyn Beard. June 19 — Jill Stout and Kaysen...

  • Lind Parade

    Jun 11, 2024

    Thousands of people visited Lind on Saturday, June 8, for the annual Grand Parade and Combine...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes | Jun 11, 2024

    June schedules are full of graduations, Father’s Day, weddings and other end of the school year events. Coordinating meals often requires flexible dishes, no fuss and the ability to hold warm while waiting for diners. Pork Chop-Rice Bake, another recipe submitted by Mary White of Spokane Valley fits this description. Mary states she received this recipe from her high school best friend, who often makes this recipe when entertaining visitors. The recipe can be prepared,...

  • Dean Whitman

    Jun 11, 2024

    Dean Whitman Celebration of Life will be held Saturday June 22, 2024 at the American Legion Hall Ritzville, WA at 2:00...

  • Janice R. Schroeder Sullivan

    Jun 11, 2024

    Janice R. Schroeder Sullivan Memorial service will be held Saturday June 22, 2024 at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA at 1:00...

  • John Baumann

    Jun 11, 2024

    John Baumann It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, John F. Baumann, who went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2024, at the age of 69. He was surrounded by his loving family in his final moments before he peacefully passed. He was a kind, gentle man, with a good sense of humor. His passions included watching all Washington State University sports, cheering on the Seattle Mariners, riding around on his scooter while...

  • CITY OF RITZVILLE,

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    CITY OF RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 1st AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS (DIVISION ST TO PALOUSE ST) Sealed bids will be received by the City of Ritzville, Washington, at City Hall located at 216 E Main Avenue, Ritzville, WA 99169 until 11:00 AM on June 26, 2024 and will then and there be opened and publicly read aloud. The improvements for which bids will be received are generally described below: This Contract provides for the improvement of *** East 1st Avenue from Division Street to Palouse Street and Palouse Street...

  • STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE/TRANSFER OF WATER RIGHT UNDER ONE (1) SUPERSEDING GROUND WATER CERTIFICATE

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE/TRANSFER OF WATER RIGHT UNDER ONE (1) SUPERSEDING GROUND WATER CERTIFICATE TAKE NOTICE: That Sean Jenks, Jenks Holding Company, LLC of Moses Lake, WA, has made application for change/transfer of a water right in order to add points of withdrawal and change a portion of the place of use as granted under Superseding Ground Water Certificate No. 3369-A(A). That Superseding Ground Water Certificate No. 3369-A(A) authorizes the withdrawal of 360 gallons...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will be held on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 am. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Master Planning and Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held at the Legion Hall. John Kragt, Chair Board of Commissioners East Adams Rural Healthcare Published June 12,...

  • Ritzville City Council Requesting Letters of Interest for City Council Ward #2 Position

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    Ritzville City Council Requesting Letters of Interest for City Council Ward #2 Position The City of Ritzville Council Ward #2 has become vacant, and the City of Ritzville City Council and Mayor are requesting statements of interest to fill the vacant City Council Ward #2 position. The elected position will be an appointment by the City Council from approximately July 2024 through December 2025. An individual will be considered for selection based on review by the City Council and must be a registered voter and city resident...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at East Adams Rural Hospital in the conference room downstairs and via Zoom. The information to call in is listed below. Dial in +1-253-215-8782 USA Toll Meeting number (access code): 880 2863 6262 Meeting password:145356 John Kragt, Chair Board of Commissioners East Adams Rural Healthcare Published June 12 and 19,...

  • NOTICE OF MEETING

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    NOTICE OF MEETING A PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Adams County Mosquito Control District will meet in regular session Monday, June 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM at the Washtucna Town Hall. David Beus Clerk/Manager Published June 12,...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO: Agencies and Adjacent Landowners of Record FROM: Andie Lorenz, Building and Planning DATE: June 3, 2024 RE: Notice of Conditional Use Permit Application Pursuant to RCW 43.21C.080, and Adams County Code, you have been identified as a possible adjacent property owner to receive notification of an upcoming public hearing. Notice is hereby given that Adams County did on May 8, 2024, make a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) related to a Conditional Use Permit application that proposes to to...

  • ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF WASHTUCNA MAIN WELL DEEPENING

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF WASHTUCNA MAIN WELL DEEPENING The Town of Washtucna (Owner) is requesting Bids for the Main Well Deepening Project. Bids will be received by the Town via online submission only until 11:00 AM June 26, 2024. At that time the Bids will be opened and read aloud in a public web conference via the following link: http://meet.google.com/rbc-vfgi-jzc A bid summary will be issued after opening, emailed to all bidders, and posted on the Varela Website. Scope of Project The project consists of...

  • NOTICE TO VENDORS

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    NOTICE TO VENDORS The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District purchases materials, equipment and supplies estimated to cost between $10,000 and $50,000 as set forth in RCW 39.04.190. Quotations are solicited through District communications to vendors having requested to be listed to receive such notifications. To be included on District vendor lists contact: Purchasing Agent Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District 1720 S Central Ave, PO Box 188 Quincy, WA 98848 (509) 787-3591 (509) 787-3906 FAX Published June 5 and 12,...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Ritzville Journal | Jun 14, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING NO. 24-4-03735-4 KNT IN THE ESTATE OF KAY MARIE MCDONALD Deceased. The administrator named below has been appointed as administrator of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the administrator or...

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