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Ritzville's Lacey Miller to begin collegiate softball career

Lacey Miller fell in love with softball in third grade. She played throughout her schooling in the Lind-Ritzville Schools co-op. Now, she's ready to take it to the next level after earning a softball...

Rep. Newhouse cosponsors bill aimed at addressing high rural maternal mortality rates

On Sept. 9, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and four other cosponsors introduced the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act—H.R. 4243—in the U.S. House of Representatives, after a bill with the...

Teacher Profile Series: Washtucna teacher Lacii Rundquist

With the first day of school behind them, teachers everywhere, new and returning alike, are settling in to the new school year. One such teacher is Washtucna high school and middle school English...

Taking a look at the 50th Annual Ritzville Rodeo

The 50th edition of the Ritzville Rodeo took place September 30-31 and competitors came from across the Northwest and beyond to compete. In the bareback competition, Cooper Wicks of Enumclaw took the...

CBDL Task Force seeks input from stakeholders

The Columbia Basin Development League (League), the nonprofit “voice” of the Columbia Basin Project (Project) is seeking input from stakeholders to harmonize and prioritize Project development and support efforts going forward. A survey,...

WLCF Junior Livestock Sale nets over $96,000

The Wheat Land Communities' Fair Junior Livestock Sale recorded huge numbers on Aug. 31, as this year's auction grossed over $96,000, surpassing the totals from each of the previous three years. The...

Brief: My Farm, Your Table to take place Sept. 14

My Farm, Your Table is back for another edition this weekend, taking place from 2-6 p.m. in downtown Ritzville. Vendors will be downtown from 2-5 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., Stephanie Smith from the WSU School of Food Science will be giving a presentation....

Winning Mindset begins at Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

Paul Swanson Jr., a former Ritzville High School football player who went on to play for Arkansas State University, returned to Ritzville last week as part of Winning Mindset workshop program....

Broncos drop season opener to Davenport

The 2019 season got off to a rocky start for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, falling on the road 34-19 to the Davenport Gorillas in a non-league matchup on Sept. 6. The Broncos'...

Worst Seat In The House: Upon further review

Watching a sports telecast has changed throughout my lifetime. As a young lad you really only got to see a play once and if you missed it the people in the TV room would need to explain what happened so you would be caught up to live action again....

Legislative Commentary: Sept. 12, 2019

Dear Friends, The weather made this year’s harvest more of a challenge, but it’s past us now and I’m on to planting wheat for next year. In case you missed it, there was some nice news coverage of a “harvest bee” for a fellow Ritzville...

Column: Back to work in the other Washington

Each year, Congress breaks from session for what is referred to as “August Recess.” This month isn’t much of a “recess” at all, which typically implies time to play and relax. Instead, August Recess, more aptly called the August District...

Business Commentary: It is time to talk about our national debt

Our nation is on an unsustainable borrowing trajectory and it could get much worse unless voters start asking politicians: “How are taxpayers going to pay for what they promise!” We now owe over $22.5 trillion to lenders of which nearly half...

GALLERY: Students head back to school

The Journal recently asked parents and guardians to send us photos of their students heading back to school for the 2019-20...

Brief: Concert in Washtucna set for Saturday

A concert featuring Evergreen is set for this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Washtucna Community Church. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a...

Brief: Pancake breakfast returns to Gritman

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a pancake breakfast tomorrow, Sept. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend the breakfast, membership to the Senior Center is not...

Death Notices

Jerry Ernest Traver died suddenly and unexpectedly on August 20, 2019. Jerry was born on October 10, 1957, the youngest of nine siblings in Seattle, WA. He moved to the Ritzville area where he worked as a carpenter and painter. He met Nancy Hille...

JoAnn Eileen Sauer

JoAnn Eileen Sauer age 84 of Ritzville, WA died peacefully September 5, 2019 at Rose Garden Estates with her daughter and family at her side. JoAnn was the daughter of Henry Kiehn and Marie Becker...

Pearl Elizabeth (Telecky) Soularie

Pearl Elizabeth Telecky was born to Frank and Caroline Telecky as the fourth of seven children in Ritzville, Washington. Pearl graduated from Ritzville High School and attended Washington State...

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