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Two-vehicle collision on icy roads

RITZVILLE - Three people were involved in a two-vehicle collision this morning, Nov. 25, on the icy surface of westbound I-90 eight miles east of Rtizville. Dyllin Hoisington and... — Updated 11/25/2020

Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

November 13 Citizen Assist – 100 block Bronson Street Hatton Complainant advised a subject had changed the locks at the location. Suspicious – 2200 block West Barbara Road Othello Unknown female at the location. She advised... — Updated 11/25/2020

Winter Fest features old favorites and new celebrations

RITZVILLE – Winter Fest is soon upon us, and the Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule for this year’s Jingle Bell Shop, Gingerbread Contest, Holiday Word Search, Tree Lighting, and Ritzville’s first-ever Santa... — Updated 11/25/2020


Architect signs on for restoration work

RITZVILLE – Exciting changes are coming to the Orris Dorman Building on the corner of Washington and Main, with an architect signing on to draw plans for restoration of offices... — Updated 11/25/2020


Correction: An article in last week’s Ritzville Adams County Journal titled “Double or nothing? Try 5:1” listed Randy Roth as the Ralston Grange President. Jerry Snyder is the Ralston Grange... — Updated 11/25/2020


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Nov. 25, 1920 Thanksgiving, 1920 Thanksgiving Day for Ritzville promises to be a normal fall day. The weather in a way typifies the... — Updated 11/25/2020


Mayor of Lind asks for good judgment until pandemic passes

LIND – With Governor Inslee shutting the state down again with COVID-19 restrictions, the Journal reached out to local mayors to find out what they see as impacts of the... — Updated 11/25/2020


Trot off that turkey before Thanksgiving dinner

RITZVILLE – Don’t forget the Turkey Trot, the annual Thanksgiving morning tradition is happening tomorrow, Nov. 26, despite the lastest shut-downs. In it’s 33rd year, the... — Updated 11/25/2020


Semi rolls over on I-90 ramp at Schoessler Road

RITZVILLE – A semi truck with a 20-foot container rolled over in a non injury collision as it was entering I-90 Westbound at Schoessler Road late Wednesday morning, Nov. 18.... — Updated 11/25/2020

Ritzville takes hit for large wedding

GRANT COUNTY – A COVID-19 “spreader event” attributed to Ritzville by news media sources did not involve Ritzville residents, according to Adams County Health Department spokesperson Karen Potts. Ritzville became national... — Updated 11/25/2020



There is an old saying that news travels fast. But it seems that bad news travels even faster with no brakes. Today’s subject is, of course, the wedding. We first heard about it... — Updated 11/25/2020


WIAA ready to go, but waiting on state guidelines

RITZVILLE – Athletic Director Greg Whitmore said the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Nov. 17 decision to keep high school sports to three seasons and move it... — Updated 11/25/2020

There's still a lot to be thankful for

Yes, Gov. Jay Inslee has issued new orders shutting down your favorite gym and movie theater, and limiting service at your favorite diner or watering hole. Yes, you’re directed to wear a mask when you go in public. And yes,... — Updated 11/25/2020


School sports needed now more than ever

Ever since I was lucky enough to become the Executive Director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be... — Updated 11/25/2020

Lots of stuff happening at the library these days

RITZVILLE – New items are available at East Adams Library District, just in time for winter holidays and extra time spent inside. The library is closed to indoor guests, but staff are available to help with ordering items for... — Updated 11/25/2020


"Storywalk" allows for reading while walking

RITZVILLE – Young children and their parents or guardians have a fun activity to check out, with the recent installation of a “Storywalk” along the Ritzville Walking Path.... — Updated 11/25/2020


Thomas Edward Braden

Thomas Edward Braden was born in Beloit, Kansas on September 6, 1945, to Loren and Susan Braden of Hunter, KS. He was the 5th child of the couple. When he was 18 months old he... — Updated 11/25/2020 Full story

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