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Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Nov. 7

Oct. 20 — Sheriff deputies assisted the Ritzville Police Department with a reported stabbing at the 100 block of E. 3rd Avenue in Ritzville. Oct. 20 — A complainant advised he was in a dispute involving residency and property... — Updated 11/7/2019

Kuest trial delayed until 2020

The trial of Michael Anthony Kuest, the man charged with rape in the first degree in connection to an alleged incedent in June, has been delayed until January after Kuest saw another court-appointed attorney withdraw from his... — Updated 11/7/2019

Farm Service county committee candidates announced

The Adams County Farm Service Agency has announced the following candidates have been nominated to serve on the Adams County Farm Service Agency Committee, representing Local Administrative Area (LAA) 3 for the upcoming three... — Updated 11/7/2019

Lind School Board position filled by a career educator

An empty seat on the Lind School Board has been filled by Jim Weidemann. Weidemann was appointed by the existing board members on Oct. 28 and will serve through 2021, when the seat will be up for election. Weidemann moved to Lind... — Updated 11/7/2019

Lind-Ritzville Schools adopt 10 new policies

The Lind and Ritzville school boards voted to adopt 10 new policies at their monthly meeting on Oct. 28. Highlighting new additions is Policy 2409, which allows Lind-Ritzville Schools Co-Op Superintendent Don Vanderholm to create... — Updated 11/7/2019

Breaking: Pastime Bar and Grill burglarized, arrest made

The Pastime Bar and Grill in downtown Ritzville was burglarized early in the early morning of Nov. 7. Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick confirmed that Walker Banry, 20, of... — Updated 11/7/2019

Cook holds big lead in mayoral race

Ritzville Mayor Gary Cook is on his way to being re-elected to a second term as Ritzville's mayor on Tuesday night, currently receiving 77.78% of the vote against challenger David... — Updated 11/7/2019

Hospital Board expects revenue jump in 2020 budget

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Directors approved its 2020 budget at its Oct. 23 board meeting, clearing the annual budget hurdle a month earlier than... — Updated 11/7/2019

EACH Foundation Auction & Dinner raises thousands

The East Adams County Healthcare Foundation went back decades for its old-school dance-themed auction and dinner, raising several thousands of dollars at the annual event on Nov.... — Updated 11/7/2019

Worst Seat In The House: It's good to pay attention

I made the trek to Roos Field with my good buddy Kenny G on Saturday. Ken has access to special opportunities with his ticket package and Saturday it was a meet and greet with school president Mary Cullinan and Athletic Director... — Updated 11/7/2019

Schafer places seventh at regionals, moves on to state

A week after Lind-Ritzville/Sprague's Linnea Schafer was named All-League at the District 7 championships, Schafer finished No. 7 at the regionals in Chewelah, easily qualifying... — Updated 11/7/2019

LRS volleyball falls in first round of NE 2B playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Bronco volleyball team hoped to advance to the state tournament by winning the Northeast 2B championship tournament. That’s not going to happen after LRS fell to Chewelah in the first round Tuesday in... — Updated 11/7/2019

Broncos lose heartbreaker on Senior Night

With just about two minutes left in last Friday's Senior Night game, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos held a 13-7 lead over the visiting Asotin Panthers, thanks to a stifling... — Updated 11/7/2019

Guest Column: Cost of wind projects continues steady decline

The U.S. wind industry is booming—expanding from 1.5 gigawatts of cumulative installed capacity in 1998 to 96.4 gigawatts of installed capacity in 2018. At the same time, the cost of these projects continues to go down.... — Updated 11/7/2019

Column: Campaign reform needed to protect taxpayer funds

To taxpayers, it’s just plain common sense. Elected officials, public employees and supporting boards and agencies cannot use taxpayer resources to campaign for or against a candidate or office or to endorse or oppose any... — Updated 11/7/2019

Column: A real, meaningful solution for America's farms

When I talk to farmers in Central Washington and across the country, having access to a stable and legal workforce is often their number one concern. Each year, it becomes harder to hire domestic workers, and farm owners have... — Updated 11/7/2019

RVAA receives $1,200 donation from CF Industries

CF Industries superintendent Dennis Schilling presents a check of $1,200 from CF Industries to Roni Kinney, who is representing the Ritzville Volunteer Ambulance... — Updated 11/7/2019

Washtucna Lions Club Turkey Bingo set for Nov. 23

The Washtucna Lions Club will be holding their annual Turkey Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 23. A meal will be served at 5 p.m., with bingo play beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lions Club, at 240 SW Main... — Updated 11/7/2019

Lind Community Church Soup Supper and Auction set for this Saturday

The Lind Community Church is making final preparations for their annual Soup Supper and Auction. It will be held this Saturday, Nov. 9, at their church in Lind. Serving time will begin at 5 p.m., as well as the silent auction.... — Updated 11/7/2019

Washtucna community prom set for next Saturday

The community of Washtucna will be holding a Great Gatsby Community Prom next Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Washtucna Gym. The prom will feature performances from the Washtucna High School Jazz Band and Friends, recorded... — Updated 11/7/2019

Saying goodbye to Daylight Savings Time

A gorgeous photo of a sunset taken near the Tokio Weigh Station around 6 p.m. last week by Free Press Publishing publisher Roger Harnack. With the end of Daylight Savings Time on... — Updated 11/7/2019

Washtucna Heritage Museum Funraiser raises almost $9,000

Attendees enjoying the Washtucna Heritage Museum 'Fun'raiser that was held on Oct. 12. The fundraiser raised over $8,900, according to event organizers, and was attended by more... — Updated 11/7/2019

Brief: Ritzville Lions Club Turkey Bingo set for all day Saturday

The Ritzville Lions Club will be holding their annual Turkey Bingo this Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Attendees can win one of the 160 large turkeys being awarded to bingo winners on... — Updated 11/7/2019

Karla Gayle Van Vleet Fowles

Karla passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 1, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Karla was born July 21, 1945 in Pittsburgh, California to Don Burton and Annie... — Updated 11/7/2019

Shannon Jean Morris

Shannon Jean Morris was born on December 8, 1961 in Tonasket, Washington to Keith and Mary (Feddersen) Morris, the second of five children. Shannon grew up on a cattle ranch in... — Updated 11/7/2019

Etta Irene Snouffer

Etta Irene Snouffer passed away peacefully on October 20, 2019, at Olathe Hospice House. Etta and twin sister Ella were born to Oscar and Katie Gillogly in Louisburg, Kansas on... — Updated 11/7/2019

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