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DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported the following calls for service from Sept. 4-10: Sept. 4 False alarm in the 700 block of South Ridgeview Loop, Othello. Vehicle prowl in the 800 block of... — Updated 9/19/2022


100 Years Ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 5, 1922 Try appealed street case in Superior Court The case of the City of Ritzville against William Koch, charged with obstructing... — Updated 9/19/2022

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Hwy 24

OTHELLO – The Washington State Patrol is looking for information on hit-and-run incident that left a pedestrian dead. The victim remains unknown, as does the driver of an unknown vehicle. According to the state patrol, the... — Updated 9/19/2022

Maverick gas station coming to Ritzville

RITZVILLE - As early as spring of next year, Ritzville will have a new Maverick gas station. "Maverick has told us they will build in the spring of 2023," according to Julie... — Updated 9/19/2022

Deutschesfest over the weekend

Hundreds of area residents and visitors attended Deutschesfest in nearby Odessa from Thursday through Sunday. A highlight of the event was the Chicken Dance (pictured)... — Updated 9/19/2022

County receives a "clean" audit

RITZVILLE – At a county commissioner’s meeting on Sept. 13, the state auditor’s office reported no uncorrected misstatements in the county’s financial statements, no significant internal control deficiencies, and no... — Updated 9/19/2022

'City girl' remains at helm of Ritzville Drug

RITZVILLE – Eight years ago pharmacist Corrina Gray resisted her father's entreaties. He goaded her to leave Spokane and take the reins of Ritzville Drug. But she considered... — Updated 9/19/2022

Broncos roll over Jaguars

PASCO – It was never a contested game. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington boys football team cruised to an easy win Friday, Sept. 19, over Tri-Cities Prepatory. The Broncos (2-1) led the Jaguars (2-1) from start to... — Updated 9/19/2022

How much?

I’m the kind of guy that enjoys sports and I appreciate the athleticism that is displayed. There is a lot of time and effort that goes into a successful athlete and team. It... — Updated 9/19/2022

Turkey season coming to Turnbull in fall of 2023

CHENEY – Turkey hunting is coming to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in the fall of 2023. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are opening 1,883 acres in the Long Lake Unit... — Updated 9/19/2022

Demolition Derby Winner

Kameron Dockins took first place in the Othello Rodeo Association's Demolition Derby on Sept. 15. Dockins took home $3,000 for the victory. Mike Bise took... — Updated 9/19/2022

Eric Logan wins all-around cowboy honors

OTHELLO – Eric Logan received the all-around cowboy honors from the Othello Rodeo on Oct. 16-17. Logan took home a total of $1,039 in prize money after taking second in steer wrestling and sixth in team roping. Overall, $35,269... — Updated 9/19/2022

Bronco runners compete in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE – The Broncos cross country team traveled to Walla Walla Point Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, to compete in the Wenatchee Invite. Lind-Ritzville junior Caleb Heater... — Updated 9/19/2022

Bronco girls remain unbeaten

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington girls volleyball team remained unbeaten after sweeping the Columbia (Burbank) Coyotes and Asotin Panthers last week.... — Updated 9/19/2022

Letters to the Editor

Col. Wright’s name correctly removed I have objected to the changes of creek names and the defacing of the Whitman statue at the college and removing the statue from the Capitol. It is a sign of the times and rebellious,... — Updated 9/19/2022

Seattle needs herculean effort for drugs, crime

Over the years, Seattle leaders faced “Herculean” challenges yet found the will, resources, and determination to come together and tackle them. Today’s conundrum is to... — Updated 9/19/2022

Catherine Louise (VanVleet) Pearce

Catherine Louise Principata was born on Jan. 11, 1924, in Helper, Utah. In 1943, she met and married Guy VanVleet while he was serving with the U. S. Army during World War II. The couple relocated to Ritzville where they raised... — Updated 9/19/2022

Robert "Bob" Walter Schoessler

Robert “Bob” Walter Schoessler passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of Spokane on Sept. 2, 2022 at the age of 79 after a long and difficult road with Alzheimer’s. Bob... — Updated 9/19/2022

Ronald "Ron" Lee Ziemer

Chaplain Reverend Ronald “Ron” Lee Ziemer, age 77, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., formerly of Lester Prairie, Minn., passed away on Fri., Aug. 19, 2022, at his home with his spouse,... — Updated 9/19/2022

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