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Lind Town Council to discuss utility prices at special meeting

The Lind Town Council will hold a special meeting to consider raising utility prices. The special workshop meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. No final decision to raise prices will be made at the meeting. The meeting... — Updated 10/11/2019

Mennonite Country Auction raises over $100,000 for relief efforts

Hundreds of people from Adams, Lincoln and surrounding counties drove out to the Menno Mennonite Church on Oct. 5 for the 42nd Annual Mennonite Country Auction. Between booth... — Updated 10/10/2019

Ritzville bowling alley to close if new owner isn't found

The Big Bend Bowling Alley in Ritzville will close in a few months if a new owner can't be found, owner Todd Young told The Journal last week. "I don't think I can keep the doors... — Updated 10/10/2019

Grain drive being organized by Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni is currently organizing the Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni Grain Drive to benefit the Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter, 2 Farm Business Management Teams and the Ag Leadership class. We want to offer you the... — Updated 10/10/2019

Federal, state funds roll in for Ritzville and Lind

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced on Oct. 3 that the city of Ritzville and town of Lind were two of 25 rural local or county governments in the state to receive funding as part of the Community Development... — Updated 10/10/2019

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch

Ask Lind-Ritzville High School family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch to describe her job and she will respond with one sentence. "It's all about preparing kids for life,"... — Updated 10/10/2019

City partners with WSU for downtown revitalization project

The city of Ritzville is partnering with Washington State University for a project aimed toward revitalizing downtown Ritzville as part of WSU’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The RCDI is a collaborative effort between... — Updated 10/10/2019

First ACDC career fair blows away expectations

The Lind/Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Career Showcase made its debut last week at the Gilson Gym in Ritzville and organizers say it was more successful than they had even hoped.... — Updated 10/10/2019

Volleyball looks to regroup after straight-sets loss

A busy past two weeks for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team meant a longer rest period before getting back to action this week. LRS entered the week coming off a straight set loss to Liberty on Oct. 1,... — Updated 10/10/2019

Basketball legend, former Ritzville coach passes away

CHENEY – An Eastern Washington coaching legend passed away last week. According to the family, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame basketball coach... — Updated 10/10/2019

Broncos drop league opener to dynamic Colfax team

League play got off to a less-than-desired start for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team last week, falling 39-13 to the Colfax Bulldogs in Ritzville on Oct. 4. The... — Updated 10/10/2019

Column: High costs drive people to move

Too often, elected officials overlook the cumulative costs of regulations, taxes and fees on taxpayers; however, it comes back to bite them hard when people move, or take matters into their own hands by initiative. Consider what... — Updated 10/10/2019

Column: Dams and salmon can-and do-coexist

There has been a lot of buzz around the Snake River dams. In the decades-old argument, anti-dam advocates consistently point out that if the people of the Northwest love salmon, the dams have got to go. The communities I... — Updated 10/10/2019

Busy month ahead for Ralston Grange, including Fall Fest next Sunday

The Ralston Grange-sponsored “Fall Fest” will be held at their hall in Ralston on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at 2:00 p.m. There will be crafts to make to take home, pumpkin painting, games and snacks for kids ages 12 and... — Updated 10/10/2019

Brief: Pancake breakfast set for Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be holding its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, Oct. 11, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast. Membership to the Senior Center is not... — Updated 10/10/2019

Brief: Lind Community Yard Sale slated for this weekend

The 19th Annual Lind Community Yard Sale is set to take place this weekend, Oct. 11 and 12. The community yard sale will last from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, regardless of weather. Items that are expected to be... — Updated 10/10/2019

Brief: Washtucna Museum Fall Fun-raiser set for Saturday

The Washtucna Heritage Museum and Community Center will be hosting its fourth annual Fall Fun-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Rimrock Grange Hall in Washtucna. The fundraiser offers both a silent and live auction, as... — Updated 10/10/2019

Randy William Shimek

Randy William Shimek, 66, of Lind, Washington, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 due to complications from cancer. Randy was born July 30, 1953 to Jack and Clara Shimek. He graduated from high school in 1971 and earned his... — Updated 10/10/2019

Howard Walter Teske

Surrounded by family, Howard Walter Teske passed away peacefully at the age of 92, in Ritzville, WA on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Howard was born on December 20, 1926 to Walter and... — Updated 10/10/2019

Gayle Lorraine Williams

Gayle Lorraine Williams (Kincaid), 75, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 15, 2019 at home. She was currently living with her daughter in Kennewick, WA. Gayle was born in... — Updated 10/10/2019

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