May 21, 2024

  • D's on Main opens downtown

    Dale Brown, The Journal | May 14, 2024

    RITZVILLE – A new restaurant officially opened on Main Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, May 11. D's on Main, 214 W. Main Ave., occupies the building formerly owned by Mi Jalisco, which moved to a building near Interstate 90. The D's on Main building was known as The Circle-T Inn for more than 50 years. A historic sign at the building's entrance states that Del and Bob Templin built the original restaurant in 1946 and later expanded it with a bar and dining...

  • Politicos file for offices

    The Journal | May 14, 2024

    RITZVILLE — Dozens of candidates filed for offices up for grabs this year. Those officially registering their candidacies during filing week, May 6-10, are: Adams County Commissioner District No. 1 — David Lobe, R-Ritzville; Dan Blankenship, R-Ritzville; Hank Rivard, R-Othello; and Jay R.Weise, R-Othello. Superior Court Judicial Position No. 1 — K. Peter Palubicki of Ritzville. Precinct Officers Othello City Council District No. 1 — Kim Bailey. Ritzville Ward No. 1 — Heidi Hunt. Ritzville Ward No. 3 — Randy J....

  • Colorful aurora borealis

    May 14, 2024

    A G5 (extreme) geomagnetic storm resulted in one of the most brilliant displays of northern lights, scientifically known as aurora borealis, on Friday night, May 10. The colorful aerial display was visible across Eastern Washington. Pictured, the colorful sky silhouettes farm...

  • Massage therapist expands to Ritzville

    Dale Brown, The Journal | May 14, 2024

    RITZVILLE – Massage therapist Roxanne Potter recently set up shop downtown, adding local clients to her services in Lacrosse and St. John. Potter, her husband David, and their three daughters moved from upstate New York to Eastern Washington in 1994. "David changed jobs and we hooked up with Judy Harder in Hooper," she said. Hooper, located along the southern bank of the Palouse River, is a rural community east of Washtucna in Whitman County. Her husband was farming and...

  • Track, float on tap today

    The Journal | May 14, 2024

    RITZVILLE — The city will host a track meet and float unveiling today, Wednesday, May 15. The Class 1B District 7/9 and Class 2B District 7 regional track meet hits Jimmie Snider Field at noon. After the first day of track concludes, the Miss Ritzville float unveiling is slated for 8 p.m. downtown. Day 2 of the track meet is set for Saturday, May...

  • Local law agencies observe National Police Week

    Olivia Harnack, The Journal | May 14, 2024

    OTHELLO — National Police Week began Sunday, May 12, and local law enforcement professionals are recognized for their dedication and sacrifice. “This week provides a special opportunity for us to recognize and honor the outstanding efforts of our Adams County law enforcement team and all law enforcement professionals across the nation,” said Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner. National Police Week also recognizes the family members of law enforcement officers as they play a vital role in supporting the officers. A...

  • Public Records

    May 14, 2024

    Jail Log RITZVILLE — The Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reported the following individuals in custody from May 13: May 13 Talita Flores-Pastelin, 25, fourth-degree assault-domestic violence. Booked into the Benton County Jail. Antonio Vargas, 39, first-degree burglary and first-degree assault. Booked into the Franklin County Jail. Land Transactions RITZVILLE – The Adams County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions from May 6-10: May 10 Gonzalez Maurilio Neponceno of Othello, mobile...

  • FROM THE FILES

    May 14, 2024

    125 Years Ago Adams County News May 17, 1899 John Campbell is languishing in the city bastille with a sore head and a fine of $20 and costs, the result of being drunk and disorderly and resisting Marshal Rettig, who as conservator of the peace of the city, protested against his using the sidewalk for a horse path and the voluble display of adjectives said bad man from Bitter Creek was hurling vindictively and promiscuously at our inoffensive citizens. As the hilarious...

  • Cemetery mapping to begin in June

    Dale Brown, The Journal | May 14, 2024

    RITZVILLE – Florida-based ViaVista Mapping will begin collecting field data and generating maps next month at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. According to a service agreement with the city, mapping services will include scanning for sub-surface anomalies and unmarked burials using ground-penetrating radar. The devices can also detect disturbed soil caused by wooden or metal caskets, voids in the earth with little to no surviving skeletal remains, ceremonial burial objects, vaults, improperly positioned or unmarked...

  • Williamson qualifies for state

    The Journal | May 14, 2024

    TUMWATER — At least Lind-Ritzville/Sprague golfer will compete for a state title this week. Lance Williamson placed eighth in the district golf tournament Wednesday, May 2, at Meadowwood Golf Course in Liberty Lake. Williamson will play again May 21-22 at Tumwater Valley Golf Club, 4611 S.E. Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater, in the 1B/2B state boys and girls golf championships. And with a little luck, he won’t be the lone Bronco on the course. Beau Fode finished 18th at districts, good enough to earn a state-alternate...

  • Great job!

    Dale Anderson | May 14, 2024

    I can remember years ago when athletes were often called dumb jocks. Oh there were a few that struggled to stay eligible but for the most part players had to understand football or basketball plays, or baseball signals in order for the team to succeed. Our quarterbacks called the plays not like the coaches do today. We had to know the offense backwards and forwards and what we needed to do against this team’s defense which was different than last week’s defense. In...

  • Girls playing this week at district

    The Journal | May 14, 2024

    SPOKANE — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls are still alive in the fastpitch playoffs picture this week. District tournament play was set to begin Tuesday, May 14, at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly St. The No. 4-ranked Broncos were schedule to open the tournament against No. 5 Asotin at 4 p.m. The two teams split when they faced off earlier this season in Ritzville. The winner was slated to advance to the district semifinals against the winner of the Jenkins (Chewelah) versus Liberty (Spangle) game at 6...

  • Consequences of breaching the Snake River dams

    Jason Mercier | May 14, 2024

    The Snake River dams are critical to the infrastructure of our region, providing not only reliable power but also many other economic benefits. Removing these dams would have many negative impacts. You don’t have to take my word for it. Here are some of the findings from the multi-year public process in 2020 conducted by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration:: “[Breaching] would not meet the objective to Provide a...

  • Family caregivers won't benefit

    Elizbeth New | May 14, 2024

    The May 1 meeting of a WA Cares oversight commission should be must-see-TV, as it made one thing super clear: There is going to be a lot of disappointment if WA Cares remains a mandatory program funded by 58 cents (or more) of every $100 a worker earns. Not only will some workers not qualify for the money they're being told should give them peace of mind about possible long-term-care needs, Washingtonians who do qualify for a WA Cares benefit won't be able to fully choose how...

  • Welcome to My Kitchen

    Laura Estes | May 14, 2024

    Families all have a collection of favorite recipes. They may be great-grandma’s go-to potluck dish, mom’s midweek special or a Pinterest find. Most lists include a favorite cookie, and Marble Cookies, submitted by Kelly Weber, Odessa, are a favorite in her family. The recipe comes from a Mrs. Fields cookbook. Marble Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup salted butter,...

  • Senior Menus

    May 14, 2024

    RITZVILLE – Here are the meals being offered by the H.E. Gritman Senior Center in Ritzville and the Lind Senior Center in Lind. H.E Gritman Senior Center The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving the following: • Wednesday, May 15 - Turkey noodle soup, salad and roll. • Thursday, May 16 - Chicken parmesan, vegetable and garlic bread. • Monday, May 20 - Liver & onions, salad and vegetable. • Tuesday, May 21 - Chicken nuggets, jell-o salad and biscuits. • Wednesday, May 22 - Beef tips, mashed potatoes, vegetable...

  • Charles J Schmidt

    May 14, 2024

    Charles J Schmidt Nov. 15, 1946 - May 7, 2024 Charles J Schmidt was born Nov. 15, 1946 in Spokane, Wash. to Albert and Molly Schmidt. He attended Ritzville schools starting in kindergarten, and he graduated from Ritzville High School in 1965. The friends he made in school became his lifelong friends. The first love of his life was every car he owned starting with a 1957 Chev Bel Air and ending with a 1955 Chev. He married Faye in 1973 and became a father to Shelly. In 1974 Nikki was born. Charles and Faye recently...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    May 14, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE Adams County Annual Burn Ban June 1st through September 30th A reminder from the Adams County Fire Marshal’s Office. Adams County’s annual burn ban is set to go into effect on June 1, 2024, and will be in effect until September 30, 2024. The County wide burn restrictions were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners as part of the Adams County Fire Prevention Code in September of 2021 and are effective through September 30th each year within the unincorporated areas of Adams County. Agricultural and...

  • RESOLUTION NO. R-029-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC CO LOCATION BUILDING

    May 14, 2024

    RESOLUTION NO. R-029-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC CO LOCATION BUILDING Notice is hereby given by the Board of Adams County Commissioners that sealed bids will be received at their office in the Courthouse, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, Washington, 99169 until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read for purchase and delivery of the following: Supply of Fiber Optic Co Location Building, for the Adams County, Washington State Broadband Office Project....

  • RESOLUTION NO. R-030-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC MATERIALS

    May 14, 2024

    RESOLUTION NO. R-030-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC MATERIALS Notice is hereby given by the Board of Adams County Commissioners that sealed bids will be received at their office in the Courthouse, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, Washington, 99169 until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2024, and will be opened and publicly read on May 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, for purchase and delivery of the following: Supply of Fiber Optic Materials for the Adams County, Washington State Broadband...

  • ADAMS COUNTY NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY

    May 14, 2024

    ADAMS COUNTY NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY Adams County is seeking the service of a qualified consultant with the ability to perform Cultural Resource Survey for the Bridge #411-3 Sackman Road Bridge Replacement Project, CRP-201. It is anticipated that this work will begin June of 2024 and is to be completed August of 2024. This solicitation will be for one project. Adams County reserves the right to amend terms of this request or to withdraw the request at any time, regardless of how much time and...

  • NOTICE OF APPLICATION & SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION

    May 14, 2024

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION & SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION Pursuant to RCW 43.21C.080, notice is hereby given that Adams County did on May 9, 2024, made a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS), for the following application. Project: LUA2024-0016 Cunningham Solar Description of Proposal: Obtain a Conditional Use Permit to construct and operate Cunningham Solar (Project), a 2.99 megawatt alternating-current (MWac) solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility on 20 acres within the Agricultural Zone. The Project will...

  • NOTICE

    May 14, 2024

    NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at East Adams Rural Hospital in the conference room downstairs and via Zoom. The information to call in is listed below. Dial in +1-253-215-8782 USA Toll Meeting number (access code): 880 2863 6262 Meeting password:145356 John Kragt, Chair Board of Commissioners East Adams Rural Healthcare Published May 8 and 15,...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    May 14, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE Case No.: 24-4-00437-32 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN W. DEWALD, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as...

  • CIVIL SUMMONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADAMS

    May 14, 2024

    CIVIL SUMMONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADAMS No. 23-2-00117-01 AVAIL 1 LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS & DEVISEES OF MILTON EIDAHL; UNKNOWN HEIRS & DEVISEES OF DONNA EIDAHL AKA DONNA C. EIDAHL AKA DONNA CLAIR EIDAHL; TERRY EIDAHL; CINDY EIDAHL AKA CINDY ALEXENKO; JAMES EIDAHL; SUMMERSET WEST WATER ASSOCIATION; STATE OF WASHINGTON; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS/COHABITANTS OF THE SUBJECT PREMISES Defendants. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: Unknown Heirs & Devisees of...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE ADAMS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION – OPEN SEAT

    May 14, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE ADAMS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION – OPEN SEAT The Adams County Planning Commission is made up of a seven-member citizen advisory board that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. The Planning Commission advocates for the land and the County’s overall health, safety, and welfare in all land use applications. The Commissioners work to ensure land uses are developed in appropriate areas of the county. By becoming a member of the Planning Commission you are given the opportunity to help...

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