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Gingrich selected as 2020 Distinguished Young Woman

Katheran Gingrich was recognized as the Distinguished Young Woman of Lind-Ritzville for 2020 on March 16 at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium in Lind, winning out over four other...

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 21, 2019

Feb. 25, 16:25 — Received request from a subject at a local gas station to have an officer respond to assist a subject who appeared to be in need of assistance, but had a language barrier. On duty officer responded and determined the subject was...

Ritzville Eagles annual crab feed set for this Friday

The Ritzville Eagles annual crab feed will take place on Friday, March 22. The crab feed, which costs $30 per person, includes 1 1/2 crabs, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad and garlic bread. The feed lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets can be...

Lind Town Council discusses offering new paid holidays, tiny house zoning

The Lind Town Council was called to order on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting minutes of February 26, 2019 were read and approved by the Council. Councilmembers Richard Baldwin, Rose Elkington, Myra...

Legislature aims to make daylight saving time permanent in state

OLYMPIA—Washington residents could vote to make daylight saving time year-round under a bill state senators passed on Tuesday, March 12. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5139 was approved in a 46-3 vote, just two days after clocks were set...

Lawmakers consider extending eviction process timeline

Protecting tenant rights through increasing the length of eviction proceedings is part of eviction-reform legislation, currently in the state House of Representatives. The House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary heard public testimony on...

Library to host presentation on early 20th century women travelers

The Ritzville Public Library will be hosting a free presentation and public discussion with writer Tessa Hulls on Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. Using historical photographs, primary documents and hand-drawn illustrations, Hulls will take participants...

Worst Seat In The House: Let the games begin

I watched a lot of basketball this past week with all of the conference tournaments going on. There were several that were very interesting to watch and might just be a precursor to the outcome of the NCAA tournament. Our local teams of interest...

Letter to the Editor: Solving Ritzville's Main Street parking dilemma

Dear Editor, Re: Downtown businesses employee parking. I have hesitated writing about this topic, but after run-ins with a few elderly people having difficulty caused by this issue in the past couple weeks I have felt compelled to do so. I have...

Legislative Commentary: March 21, 2019

Dear Friends, To get a good sense of how the priorities differ this year between the left side of the Senate aisle and our conservative side, let’s look at what happened Wednesday. That was the “house of origin cutoff” day, meaning bills that...

Letter to the Editor: Thanking the East Adams Rural Healthcare staff

Recently we were faced with the decision to need swing bed care. It was fortunate to have such a facility at East Adams Rural County Hospital in Ritzville. The overall care was exceptional. The effort put forth by the traveling nurses and NAC to...

Business Column: Oil companies betting on electric technology

Across the pond, London-based BP and Netherlands-headquartered Shell are looking to invest in innovative electric technology which is very good news. The two international oil giants, both of which have oil refineries in northwest Washington,...

Column: Honoring Marine Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman

This week, the Tri-Cities community will come together in honor of U.S. Marine Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman of Richland. In a formal ceremony, community members, family, friends, Marine Corps brothers-in-arms, and local leaders will designate the...

Pastor's Column: "Community"

Throughout this Lenten season the focus of our weekly soup suppers is “Community.” The question you may ask though might be, exactly what is “community”? The dictionary definition is pretty simple: community is a group of people who live in...

50th Anniversary Announcement: Don and Lavonne Saunders

Don and Lavonne Saunders are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary March 22, 2019. They were married at Manito United Methodist Church in Spokane. A special celebration is set for Saturday,...

Fran Marie Reimers

Fran Marie Reimers (Rabalaiti) passed away at the age of 67 on March 6, 2019 in White Salmon, WA. Fran was born on January 13, 1952 in Ritzville, WA to Winston ( Blackie) Reimers and Louise (...

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