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LAND TRANSACTIONS RITZVILLE – The Adams County Assessor reporting the following land transactions between June 13-20: June 16 Manuel Elizondo Martinez of Othello, 1725 E. Palos Verde Lane, Othello, to Jeffery and Christina... — Updated 6/23/2022

FROM THE FILES

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times June 22, 1922 A. L. Win has purchased the interest of the C. W. Myers estate in the jewelry store which has operated for so many years... — Updated 6/23/2022

Census of Agriculture counts

RITZVILLE – Rural residents are encouraged to sign up and be counted in the 2022 Ag Census. Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until... — Updated 6/23/2022

News Brief

Patricia Phillips to pursue teaching job RITZVILLE – The clerk for the county commissioners is stepping down from her post. Clerk of Board Patricia Phillips submitted her resignation to commissioners during a June 14 meeting,... — Updated 6/23/2022

Lind town council discusses code violations, enforcement

LIND – Code enforcement issues dominated discussion during the June 14 Town Council meeting. Code enforcement officer Henry Thoma told council members that the town had included letters on house numbers and unlicensed vehicles... — Updated 6/23/2022

Ritzville man facing child-sex charges

RITZVILLE - A local man is being held in the Adams County Jail on sex-related offenses after allegedly using his Facebook account to try to lure young girls to his East Weber Road... — Updated 6/23/2022

Summer intern helping out at The Journal

CHENEY - A West Virginia University student has been joined Free Press Publishing and the Ritzville Adams County Journal as a summer intern. Brenton "Brent" Johnson, 26, of... — Updated 6/23/2022

Everybody loves a parade

LIND – Thousands of people lined the downtown streets Saturday morning, June 11, for the town's annual Kiddie and Grand parades. The parades drew dozens of entries, including... — Updated 6/23/2022

Eagle coaches return

Last week the EWU Eagle coaches came to Ritzville for golf and steak dinner hosted by the Ritzville Lions Club. This event has been going on for a long time and we only missed the... — Updated 6/23/2022

Sprint boats hit Webb's Slough

ST.JOHN – First-time sprint boat racers were among the top competitors Saturday, Jun 18, at Webb's Slough. Jason Perkins of Cheney drover the No. 145 Pour Decision boat to first... — Updated 6/23/2022

Drones can help scorched forestlands

Regenerating millions of western forested acres scorched by large wildfires is a herculean task costing hundreds of billions. However, healthy growing woodlands are essential to... — Updated 6/23/2022

Capital gains income tax battle to remain in courts

The next steps on whether Washington will remain income tax free will be in the courts, as the I-1929 ballot campaign to repeal the capital gains income tax has suspended its... — Updated 6/23/2022

UW employees visit Schoesler's farm

RITZVILLE – University of Washington faculty visited Sen. Mark Schoesler's farm recently to learn about Eastern Washington agriculture. "I was more than happy to meet Wednesday... — Updated 6/23/2022

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