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God save the sailor

RITZVILLE - U.S. Navy Veteran Terry Janssen of Post Falls, Idaho, suffered no injuries when the semi he was driving southbound on Highway 395 rolled over, five miles south of... — Updated 10/29/2020

Adams County Land Transfers

OCTOBER 1 Amy N. Valdez and Concepciaon Valdez, III, wife and husband, Othello, to Joseph Walker and Jaimyn Walker, husband and wife, Moses Lake - 1820 E. Madera St., Othello. $310,000. Randal J. Heidenreich and Martha E.... — Updated 10/27/2020

Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

October 16 Agency Assist - West I-90 near milepost 218 Ritzville Deputies assisted WSP with an unruly subject during a traffic stop. Theft - 2200 block West Rainier Road Othello Theft at the location. Complainant allowed suspect... — Updated 10/27/2020


RITZVILLE – In Ritzville, almost 40 businesses have signed up for the Chamber of Commerce’s Trick-or-Treating, taking place Friday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Look for orange flyers in windows of participating businesses,... — Updated 10/27/2020


Republicans call for special session

OLYMPIA – Senator Mark Schoesler hosted a teleconference meeting with members of the House and Senate caucuses to call for a special session to address urgent topics including... — Updated 10/27/2020


Advent calendar designed for those in need of food

RITZVILLE – The Food Pantry is holding a November food drive for Christmas baskets to be delivered in mid-December. Ashlee Oostra of Ritzville is challenging community members to... — Updated 10/27/2020


Caravan of Hay

COLFAX - Have you noticed the amount of hay trucks on Whitman County highways late this summer and fall? The harvested area for hay is up by 60,000 acres in Washington since 2019,... — Updated 10/27/2020


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 25, 1920 LOCAL HOSPITAL WILL BE CLOSED The Ritzville Hospital which has been maintained for several years will be closed. Miss C.L.... — Updated 10/27/2020


Chicken BBQ fundraiser this Friday

RITZVILLE - The Ritzville Lions Club will be barbecuing chicken halves Friday, Oct. 30, and have them ready for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Wheatland Fair Grounds.... — Updated 10/27/2020


Convenience at the drop of a box

RITZVILLE – Drop boxes are now available in Ritzville and Othello for accepting documentation for the Adams County Assessor's office and tax payments for the Adams County... — Updated 10/27/2020


Open Season

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Plenty of Seats Available

We have finished week 7 of NCAA college football, and teams like Army have played seven games, and the Big 10 and Mountain West Conference (MWC) have played their first. Several... — Updated 10/27/2020


Political Cartoon

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No reason why a government shutdown should occur, even in a deficit

DURING the last two state budget cycles, Washington lawmakers have come dangerously close to forcing a government shutdown due to failures in the budget process. The current... — Updated 10/27/2020

Voters should reject R-90, support Espinoza

Olympia is clearly out of touch with Eastern Washington, and you won’t have to look any further than your ballot to figure that out. In addition to the East versus West gubernatorial battle, you’ll find Referendum 90, pitting... — Updated 10/27/2020

Community blood drive on tap

RITZVILLE — Lind Ritzville High School National Honor Society is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Monday, November 23 from 12:30 -2:30 pm at East Adams Rural Hospital Conference room. Donors may schedule an appointment by... — Updated 10/29/2020

School Menu

WASHTUCNA – The Washtucna School District menu for next week is as follows: Breakfast every day is cereal, fruit, juice and milk. Nov. 2: Sandwiches, chips, fruit, veggies and milk. Nov. 3: Chicken nuggets, garlic toast, fruit,... — Updated 10/27/2020


Burroughs Home gets roof repair and restoration

RITZVILLE – Construction and roofing crew members with Authentic Restorations finished up repairs to the porch and roof of the Frank R. Burroughs Home Museum Friday, Oct. 16.... — Updated 10/27/2020

Senior Menus

RITZVILLE - The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving the following: Oct. 28: Chicken Alfredo, sauteed veggies, and garlic bread. Oct. 29: HB Steak, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy. Nov. 2: Fish, macaroni and cheese,... — Updated 10/27/2020

Open burning allowed

ADMAS COUNTY – Open burning is allowed beginning Friday, Oct 23, for Ritzville Adams County Fire District No. 1, City of Ritzville, Lind Adams County Fire District No. 2 and Washtucna Adams County Fire District No. 7. It will... — Updated 10/27/2020


Roberta Lee Roberts Buch

Roberta Lee Roberts Buch was born February 7, 1935 in Spokane, Washington. As a child, she lived in Aire Junction, Spokane and later Marengo, Washington. She graduated from... — Updated 10/27/2020

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