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Ex-Lind High School student returns home to share story of perseverance and passion

A former Lind High School student shared his story to LRMS and LRHS students on May 16, and if nothing else asked them to take away this one simple concept: imagine the unimaginable for yourself....

Spring Fest set to take over Ritzville this weekend

Four days of free family fun returns to Ritzville on Memorial Day weekend as part of the annual Spring Fest. Hosted in coordination with local organizations, this year's Spring Fest continues to...

Ritzville mayoral race to be contested, more local filing period updates

Filing week across the state of Washington wrapped up last Friday, and residents in eastern Adams County should prepare to see more of the same, familiar faces for the near future. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any drama on the ballot...

Alumni Banquet set for this weekend in Ritzville

Ritzville High School Alumni/Lind-Ritzville High School alumni will gather for the 114th annual banquet and meeting this Saturday, May 25 at Gilson Gymnasium. Alumni who have not yet received their tickets and name badges need to contact Marilyn...

Journal office closed for Memorial Day

The Ritzville Journal office will be closed to the public on Monday, May 27, for the holiday and for staff members to attend community events. The Journal office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. Deadline for submissions for the May 31...

EALD to host guest speaker as part of Mental Health Awareness Month

The East Adams Library District will be hosting Emily Richman, MS, LMHCA, as a guest speaker as part of its ‘Access Health at East Adams’ program tonight, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the Ritzville Public Library basement. Richman is a licensed...

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...

The Ritzville Community Float was unveiled during the annual float reveal on May 16, with this year's float being a wintery theme. The Distinguished Young Woman of Lind-Ritzville, Katheran Gingrich,...

Recent renovations all a part of Eagles' plans

The facade of the Eagles Aerie on Washington Street changed in May this year. The recent facelift is simply one of many renovations the Hall has undergone in the history of the facility. The Journal...

Gigamedics and Nicole's Hair Studio implement new signage

Gigamedics and Nicole's Hair Studio installed new signage for their businesses on Main Avenue this...

Art in the Park returns this weekend

Art in the Park returns to the Ritzville City Park on Memorial Day weekend from May 24-26. The event, sponsored by the Boots & Brushes Western Art Association, begins at 12 p.m. on Friday and includes music and food vendors throughout the weekend....

Kinch leads the way for Broncos at District Meet

Last Friday afternoon marked the start of the final path at the District Meet for track and field athletes seeking a place at the 2B State Championships. The pathway to State is shaped like an...

Worst Seat In The House: Has it really been that long ago?

Alumni weekend is here and I really have trouble grasping onto the fact that the class of 1969 graduated from RHS 50 years ago. I say this because I graduated 49 years ago and it is really amazing that time has gone by this quickly. Throughout the...

LRS softball season ends in District Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball season came to an end over the weekend in the Northeast 2B District Tournament, as the team came up one win shy of guaranteeing a second consecutive...

Letter to the Editor: What happened to small-town tradition?

Dear Editor, I am so disappointed to read that there will not be a Memorial Day service at Ritzville Cemetery. This tradition has been appreciated by our town in the past. Words cannot express our community’s sentiment over this loss. Sincerely,...

Letter to the Editor: Ritzville Eagles thank community for support with recent renovations

To the Editor of the Journal, Dear Sir, As many in the community may have noticed, the local chapter of the Ritzville Eagles have completed renovations and upgrades to our exterior. The recent repairs to the brick and mortar will go a long way...

City Hall'er: Spreading thanks and wishing you a good Memorial Day weekend

Summer is nearly upon us. Where does the time go? Memorial Day weekend is a special time for the Ritzville community, with the annual alumni celebrations, car show, concerts and Art in the Park. It seems fitting that I send out an appreciation for...

Business Column: Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will become abundantly clear. That review is expected...

Ritzville Museum meeting held, Board looking for volunteers

The Ritzville Museum Board held their annual meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. New elected officers for the 2019-2020 year are Randy Flyckt, Board Chair, Dale Anderson, Vice President in charge of the Depot, Susie...

Rev. Jingling to hold Memorial Day prayer service

Reverend Charles Jingling will be holding a prayer service for fallen service members at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, May 27. Anyone is welcoming to join Rev....

Two LRHS students to participate in three-day music festival at Pacific University in Oregon

Two Lind-Ritzville High School band members will be participating in a high school music festival in Oregon. Senior Caden Liberty, trumpet, and junior Cole Cameron, baritone, will be traveling to...

Neil Dale Reeve

Neil Dale Reeve, born Aug. 6, 1927, passed away on May 14, 2019. Neil was the fifth of eight children born to Vernon and Ruth Reeve in Kahlotus Washington. Neil married Evelyn Arnst on October 26,...

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