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Commission Board to re-advertise farm lease

RITZVILLE – The Adams County Commission expected to open bids for the lease of 34 acres adjacent to the County Fairgrounds in Othello during its Nov. 15 meeting. But no bids were received. The property was granted to the... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Nov. 24, 1921 Ten inches snow falls Snow Covers Northwest The finest November snowstorm in a great many years fell here Saturday and... — Updated 11/24/2021

City to raise employee wages

City employees will be getting a raise next year if the proposed 2022 budget is approved. Using a 2021 Association of Washington Cities salary survey for comparison, officials said employees lag behind their peers in... — Updated 11/24/2021

Extra state patrols on Highway 26 this week

WASHTUCNA – Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday break at Washington State University, the Washington State Patrol is stepping up traffic enforcement on state Highway 26. Last week,... — Updated 11/24/2021

Broncos Eliminated

Wide receiver Nick Libes races past an Onalaska defender in Saturday's loss to the... — Updated 11/24/2021

Turkey Truck

A Thanksgiving-themed classic truck sits along Division... — Updated 11/24/2021

News Briefs

Christmas box distribution signup RITZVILLE – The Food Pantry is accepting signups for its Christmas Box distribution through the month of November. Signups are done at the Food Pantry, 104 W. Main Ave., during regular hours, 9... — Updated 11/24/2021

State program designed to buy private water rights

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Ecology is offering money for local governments to buy private water rights to make “water banks.” The program allows counties, cities,... — Updated 11/24/2021

Man killed in morning wreck

RITZVILLE – A Snohomish man was killed early Sunday morning, Nov. 21, when his car overturned near Milepost 222 of Interstate 90, about two miles east of the city. According to Washington State Patrol, Tony T Phelps, 37, of... — Updated 11/24/2021

Redistricting plan could split county

RITZVILLE – Adams and Franklin counties could be dived between two different legislative districts if the state Supreme Court approves a new redistricting map previously... — Updated 11/24/2021

Picking winners or not

On Sunday I was sort of watching a NFL game that had been long decided when the network switched over to a more competitive game which was actually in the early stages of overtime.... — Updated 11/24/2021

Loggers eliminate Broncos, 54-15

SPOKANE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football season ended Saturday afternoon, Nov. 20, with a 54-15 loss to the Onalaska Loggers at Gonzaga Preparatory School. "They... — Updated 11/24/2021

By George, McGovern was right

Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was never a darling of conservatives; however, in his later years he shocked fellow Democrats by his outspoken backing for streamlining... — Updated 11/24/2021

Time to recall, reconnect, give thanks

The last 20 months have been exceedingly difficult for most Americans. Across the country there have been coronavirus mandates, riots, increasing taxes, job losses and more. The... — Updated 11/24/2021

Christmas party returns to Ralston

RALSTON – The Christmas Potluck and Party will return this year at Ralston Grange No. 943 on Sunday, Dec. 5, after a one-year hiatus. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the grange hall on state Highway 261 and is open to everyone,... — Updated 11/24/2021

Thanksgiving Recipes

Baked goods are staples at many family gatherings. Whether hosting family for the holidays, reunions or weekly Sunday night dinners, hosts can make dessert that much better by... — Updated 11/24/2021

Court goes above and beyond

RITZVILLE – Ritzville high school social studies teacher, Bryce Court was recognized by the high school for going "Above and Beyond" the last week of October. Before coming to... — Updated 11/24/2021 Full story

Walter Martin Erdman (Walt)

Walter Martin Erdman (Walt) passed away at Coventry House in Othello, Wash. on Oct. 29, 2021. He was born June 1, 1937 to Albert Martin Erdman and Ida (Sauer) Erdman. Walt was born... — Updated 11/24/2021

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