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Community invited to weigh in on education

RITZVILLE — An online community forum is planned for Wednesday evening, March 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. "Say Yes to Education — Expanding Community Support for Education in Lind Ritzville" is the kick-off event to a two-year effort... — Updated 3/2/2021

Adams County Cops & Courts

February 12 DUI- 700 block South Thacker Road Othello Suspicious vehicle near a residence at the location. The vehicle was in a collision. Oscar Pineda-Aploinar, 32, of Othello was arrested and booked into jail for DUI.... — Updated 2/25/2021

Annual CBDL conference will be online

CASHMERE – The Columbia Basin Development League will be holding their annual conference virtually this year, March 4 from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. This year's conference theme is "With One Voice," and topics will include the... — Updated 2/25/2021

Residents complain about commissioners following the law

RITZVILLE – County commissioners signed a resolution saying they will hold all their regular meetings at the County Courthouse except for one meeting per calendar quarter outside the county seat. Previously, commissioners held... — Updated 2/25/2021

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From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Feb. 24, 1921 BIG PARTY AT WELLER HOME A big party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Weller near Ralston last Friday night. There... — Updated 2/25/2021

Grainland Acres Annexation plans moving forward

RITZVILLE – A public hearing for the Grainland Acres Annexation, Comprehensive Plan and Zone Amendment held at city council's Feb. 16 meeting had one participant from the public. Mark DeWulf, attorney general counsel for Big... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Ritzville's City Hall open to the public

RITZVILLE – City Hall opened their doors to the public for the first time in almost a year Wednesday, Feb. 17. The opening came following unanimous approval by city council at... — Updated 2/25/2021

Lind-Ritzville schools begin community partnership for education improvements

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville School District has been named as one of five rural school districts to participate in a rural education initiative. Innovia Foundation received a $150,000 grant for the College Spark Outcomes... — Updated 2/25/2021

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They're back

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School students were allowed back together on campus as a full student body Wednesday, Feb. 17. The school board approved the campus moving to... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Athletic Director announces rules for spectators at school events

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville School District Greg Whitmore announced superintendents from the district continue to meet to review and set guidelines for the safe implementation of... — Updated 3/2/2021

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Broncos sweep Gorillas

DAVENPORT — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos came to town and used strong serve attacks and solid defense to sweep Davenport (0-1) in three sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-10. It was... — Updated 2/25/2021

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'Mudbowl Jamboree'

REARDAN— Football was back in muddy, jamboree form Monday, Feb. 22, as the Reardan Indians hosted the Davenport Gorillas and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos for varsity and junior... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Cross country meet at St. George

RITZVILLE – The Broncos were ready to join area schools at St. George in Spokane Saturday, Feb. 20, but the event was cancelled Friday, due to snow. They are next scheduled to... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Getting better

I think that most people look at the coming week and will either be excited or maybe a bit apprehensive. If your calendar looks like ours does, you would most likely think really?... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Rural access to affordable housing investments

We are fast approaching the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session. There have been some challenges conducting business as usual for the Legislature during this unusual time... — Updated 2/25/2021

Appealing to restrictions on the First Amendment

In the past 22 years, by working together with our thousands of heroic supporters, we’ve qualified 17 statewide initiatives for a public vote. They all limited the governments’ power over us and have saved taxpayers $46.9... — Updated 2/25/2021

FBLA student members compete at Winter Conference

RITZVILLE – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students competed in the 2021 Winter Conference, held online January 30 - Feb. 12. Advisor Steve Greenwalt said 25 students from Lind-Ritzville competed in various... — Updated 2/25/2021

Chamber looks forward to St. Patrick's Day

RITZVILLE – The Chamber of Commerce is planning events around St. Patrick's Day including an open house night for businesses and a scavenger hunt. "Our hope is the hunt will end with coupons to local businesses, and our Board... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Cheers! Local girls receive long-awaited awards

RITZVILLE – High school cheerleaders received awards earned during last year's sports seasons Thursday, Feb. 18. "Due to COVID, we were not able to have our awards banquet last... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Gerald "Tony" Dennis Lutes 1948 -2021

Gerald "Tony" Dennis Lutes passed away Feb. 18th, 2021 at his home in Sprague, Wash. His years-long battle with multiple myeloma, diabetes, and many other health ailments ended... — Updated 2/25/2021

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Malinda (Jantz) Zilliox 1921 - 2021

Malinda (Jantz) Zilliox was born Mar. 25, 1921 in the family home near Ruff, Wash. She attended a country school for three years. In 1930 the family moved to a farm near Ritzville,... — Updated 2/25/2021

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