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Lane closed on Highway 395

RITZVILLE — The left lane of Highway 395 will be closed from milepost 94 south of the I-90 off ramp to I-90 south of Ritzville for roadwork today, May 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until further notice. There may be slight delays,... — Updated 5/13/2021

Adams County Cops & Courts

April 30 Deputies responded a complainant advising of squatters on her property on the 500 block of South Saddle Road in Othello. Deputies responded to a vehicle collision in a orchard that occurred on the 300 block of South... — Updated 5/13/2021

Southwest adds Chicago, Orange County flights

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – It continues to get easier and easier to get to all kinds of places outside of Spokane with the ease of new non-stop airline travel. Once the butt of a joke that “you can’t get there from here,” Spokane... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Day of Prayer celebrates 70 years

RITZVILLE – The 70th annual National Day of Prayer was observed Thursday, May 6. Barry and Dede Boyer, and Pastor Bill Cox of the Foursquare Church in Ritzville and Odessa,... — Updated 5/13/2021

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From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times May 12, 1921 MAY LOCATE COLLEGE HERE That Ritzville is being very favorably considered as a possible site for the location of the new... — Updated 5/13/2021

Washington wildfire victims granted temporary tax relief

OLYMPIA – Malden-area residents and other Washington residents rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September are in for some tax breaks this year. Senator Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) sponsored the... — Updated 5/13/2021

Four-car collision on Highway 17

ADAMS COUNTY – WSP reported a four-car collision on Highway 17 shortly after 3:30 p.m. May 9. Vehicles one and two were traveling southbound and vehicles three and four were traveling northbound near milepost 23.4 when vehicle... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Driver ejected in one-car collision

ADAMS COUNTY – A driver was life-flighted to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland with head trauma, after the vehicle he was driving overturned on the shoulder of Interstate 90... — Updated 5/13/2021

Drivers charged with DUI on I-90

MOSES LAKE – Two drivers were charged with DUI in a rear-end collision on Interstate 90 May 9. Henry U. Garcia Varela of Ephrata was driving westbound in lane two shortly before 2:30 p.m. and attempting to merge into lane one... — Updated 5/13/2021

Time to file for office

ADAMS COUNTY – Candidate filing week for offices in Adams County begins next week, Monday, March 17, and runs through Friday, May 21. To file for a board member position on the Lind and Ritzville School Boards, the deadline to... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Broncos finish 4th in Division

COLFAX – Lind-Ritzville-Sprague competed among five teams at a Division Championship with three individuals taking four first-place finishes Friday, May 7. Sophomore Hayden... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Softball senior night

Seniors softball players were honored last week. From left are Jordyn Fode, Kelsey Billigmeier, Sadie Miller and Nyleana... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Broncos host Kettle Falls, Wilbur-Creston

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville-Sprague hosted Kettle Falls for a tennis match Saturday, May 8. Doubles team Serena Block and Alexis Melcher defeated Kettle Falls' Karyss Pfeffer and... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Senator Schoesler warns of higher future gas prices

OLYMPIA – Senator Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) summed up the 2021 legislative session with bad news. "This session was very bad for Washington's everyday, hard-working... — Updated 5/13/2021

Local honor roll students announced

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School Principal Kevin Terris announced students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the first semester for inclusion on the honor roll are the following. Seniors: Brody Folk,... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Teachers celebrated in Washtucna

WASHTUCNA – Teachers were honored every day last week for Teachers Appreciation Week, Principal Michael Amend reported. On Monday, teachers arrived at their buildings via a red... — Updated 5/13/2021

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