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Registration looms for wheat meeting

RITZVILLE – The annual Washington State University Dryland Wheat Producer meeting will take palace Jan. 23. The event will take place at the local American Legion, 106. W. Broadway. This year's program includes programs on: --... — Updated 1/17/2020

Columbia Basin Foundation scholarship applications open

The time for high school seniors to start finalizing their college plans is here. One task involved in this busy season is searching and applying for scholarships. Columbia Basin Foundation announced that its 2020 scholarship... — Updated 1/16/2020

Washington legislators propose data privacy laws as 2020 session begins

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally-collected personal data and image. Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers... — Updated 1/16/2020

State Sen. Schoesler co-sponsors bill that would abolish Discover Pass fees

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville and Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville,... — Updated 1/16/2020

Sprague Chamber event to announce Citizen of the Year

SPRAGUE – The Sprague Chamber of Commerce will announce the community’s Citizen of the Year during a celebration Monday, Jan. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Sprague School, S. 512 F St. The event includes silent and live... — Updated 1/16/2020

Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame to honor the region's farmers

PASCO - Orvalla Hafer, the late co-founder of Hafer Farms, will be inducted into the Mid-Columbia Hall of Fame on Jan. 16 in Pasco. Ramond and Orvalla Hafer settled in Adams County and established Hafer Farms in Othello. Hafer,... — Updated 1/16/2020

State seed commission to host annual meeting

The Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission will be hosting its annual meeting on Feb. 6 at the Spokane Ag Show at the Spokane Convention Center. Growers will hear updates on issues pertaining to seed growing in the region, as well... — Updated 1/16/2020

Dryland wheat producer meeting set for next Thursday

The Washington State University Extension office in Ritzville will be hosting a dryland wheat producer meeting at the American Legion Hall next Thursday, Jan. 23. Six topics will be discussed at the meeting. Aaron Esser, WSU... — Updated 1/16/2020

Snow hits eastern Adams County over weekend

A Town of Lind worker spent Friday afternoon clearing the snow from the streets of Lind. The work came as the first major snowstorm of the season hit the area, with... — Updated 1/16/2020

Lind and Ritzville school districts propose increased levies in special election

The Lind and Ritzville school districts have two property tax levies they are asking for in a special election on Feb. 11. Ballots will be mailed on Jan. 24. Voters will be asked to approve or reject a replacement Educational... — Updated 1/16/2020

Worst Seat In The House: Goodbye, Hello

It’s been about 55 years ago or so when then Beatles had a hit song titled Goodbye, Hello. Considering what has happened in the last week at WSU I think the title of the song is quite appropriate. Last Thursday it was announced... — Updated 1/16/2020

Lady Broncos knock off defending state champs, on five-game winning streak

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team added two more wins against quality opponents last week as the Broncos took down defending state champion Tri-Cities Prep 48-44 at home Friday and Colfax 54-31 on the road... — Updated 1/16/2020

Broncos lose heartbreaker in Colfax, go 1-1 on weekend

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had everything working in the first half of the team’s road game against the Colfax Bulldogs, and a 5-1 start to league play was well within reach. Then, the third quarter happened. After... — Updated 1/16/2020

Eight Broncos finish in top four at home tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team wasn't able to compete against the entire field that was expected at the team's home tournament over the weekend, but several LRS... — Updated 1/16/2020

Ritzville Gun Club scores: Jan. 5 & Jan. 12

Jan. 5, 2020 46 Shooters 24-Garrett Frederick, Dave Breazeale, Travis Simonson 23- Jason Heider, Scott Yaeger, Chris Steinmetz, Ryan Frederick, Tyler Frederick, Colby Schell, Walter Weber 22-Gage Bauer, Mike Geschke, Lance Repp... — Updated 1/16/2020

Library Corner: How you can play a part in what's being offered at the Ritzville Public Library

Imagine getting to hold the future in your hands. As the main purchaser for the library, that’s the way I feel every month as I look through catalogs and reviews of upcoming books that won’t be released for months. Should we... — Updated 1/16/2020

Guest Column: State Rep. accused of domestic terrorism asks for due process

Under our Constitution, anyone accused of a crime has right to see all the evidence against them, to face their accusers, and to call witnesses in their defense. I have been falsely accused of being a “domestic terrorist” by... — Updated 1/16/2020

Guest Column: It's time to define when 'adulthood' is

The minimum age to purchase tobacco is now 21, a move that has been applauded on both sides of the aisle as a means to prevent hundreds of thousands of premature deaths. Yet the same people implementing the new law don’t seem... — Updated 1/16/2020

Larry Oscar Erichsen

Larry Oscar Erichsen, entered his heavenly home on January 2, 2020 at the age of 77. His passing, peaceful and restful, at the Hospice Home in Spokane, was the result of a nine... — Updated 1/16/2020

Glenna J. Snider

Glenna J. Snider, 95 passed away on Jan. 4 in Lewiston, ID. She was born July 22, 1924 in Batavia, Ohio to Donald and Lorena (Kupers) Hawkins. She graduated from Harrington in 1942... — Updated 1/16/2020

Carol Marie Lund

Carol Marie Lund passed away peacefully January 7, 2020 at her apartment while living at the South Hill Village Assisted Living retirement home. Carol was born to Richard and... — Updated 1/16/2020

Dorothy Schmidt Franz

Dorothy Schmidt Franz (age 98) passed peacefully in Moses Lake on January 9, 2020.  She was born April 27, 1921 to Peter Jacob (PJ) Schmidt and Katherine Unruh Schmidt of Goessel,... — Updated 1/16/2020

Visitation Notice

A public visitation for Jessica Cody has been announced and will be held on Friday Jan. 17, 2020 at Danekas Funeral Home, 207 E. Main Ave., in Ritzville, WA. The public visitation will last from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00... — Updated 1/16/2020

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