Lind man arrested in crossbow attack

LIND — A stolen vehicle and a crossbow led to the arrests of two women and a man Thursday, Feb. 22. David Scott Douglas, 54, and Ashley Lovonne Hendrickson, 36, both of Lind; and Sabrina Marie Myers, 46, of Washtucna, were all... — Updated 2/27/2024

Counties discuss electing coroner

DAVENPORT —County Commissioners in Lincoln and Adams Counties are opposed to their counties holding an elected coroner position. Commissioners from the neighboring counties met here Monday, Feb. 26 to discuss House Bill 1326.... — Updated 2/27/2024

Maycumber in race for 5th District

REPUBLIC - A second Republic resident has announced their candidacy for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber,... — Updated 2/27/2024

People in these 19 industries donated the most money to Donald Trump

As the Trump campaign actively courts deep-pocketed donors, it's worth looking at which groups and industries have donated most heavily to him during the current election cycle.... — Updated 2/29/2024

How many high school and college students are using AI tools?

Since the public launch of Open AI's ChatGPT in November 2022, artificial intelligence tools have become widely used by the general public. But one group was particularly quick to... — Updated 2/29/2024

County broadband moving closer

RITZVILLE – Adams County Public Works Director Todd O’Brien updated county commissioners on the construction of a broadband network slated to serve Lind, Othello and Ritzville during their Feb. 20 meeting. “From my... — Updated 2/27/2024

Pesticide ban proposed

OLYMPIA — A proposal in the Legislature calls for neonicotinoid pesticides — known for their harmful effects on the nervous systems of insects — to be banned for household use. Sen. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, sponsored the... — Updated 2/27/2024

Public Records

Jail Log RITZVILLE — The Adams County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reported the following individuals in-custody from Feb. 19-26: Feb. 26 Jose Lopez-Cardonda, 28, fourth-degree assault-domestic violence, felony harassment,... — Updated 2/27/2024


125 Years Ago Adams County News March 1, 1899 Local and Personal Clarence Hays, clerk in the Hotel Ritzville, had the misfortune to lose the index finger of his left hand Monday...

How a national shortage of truck parking impacts more than just truckers

In 2023, a Greyhound bus exiting an Illinois highway collided with three semi-trucks parked along an exit ramp, killing three bus passengers. That same year, a woman in Modesto,... — Updated 2/29/2024

Lind-Ritzville spring sports practices begin

RITZVILLE — Spring sports officially began Monday, Feb. 26, with practices starting for tennis, boys baseball and girls fastpitch softball. Track practice was slated to start Tuesday, Feb. 27, and golf on Monday, March 4.... — Updated 2/27/2024

Hunting rule changes proposed

OLYMPIA — Hunters can comment on a proposed rule change governing seasons for the next three years. State Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are proposing changes to game-management unit boundaries, landowner hunting... — Updated 2/27/2024

Gun Club reports results

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Gun Club reported the following results of recent shoots: Feb. 18 (46 Shooters) 25 — Harlee Hennings and Garrett Frederick 24 — Jake Dewald, Ryan Frederick, Cameron Benitz, Mike Stromberger, Ben... — Updated 2/27/2024

Dam compact words matter

Let’s take a few words that should be on the minds of all Eastern Washingtonians concerned over efforts to breach Snake River dams — agreement, restoration and sovereign, to... — Updated 2/27/2024

Small, but impactful wins

Let me begin with some political realities about your state Legislature. Republicans, and I am one, are in the minority. The Senate Republican Caucus, of which I am the chairwoman,... — Updated 2/27/2024

Miss Ritzville Contestants

This year's Miss Ritzville program is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Ritzville Grade School gymnasium. The five participants vying for the title are, from left,... — Updated 2/27/2024

Lind Birthdays

LIND – The following local residents are celebrating birthdays from March 1-5: March 1 — Lucas Beard and Tim Hayes March 2 — Sheri Dworshak March 3 — Shelley Miller March 4 — Hailey Grant Kerr and Kellisa Kulh March 5... — Updated 2/27/2024

Fruitful Insights: Apples, oranges and Literature

Why is it that when we are asked to introduce ourselves our minds go blank and we become strangers in our minds? What should be a simple straightforward task becomes uncomfortable and strenuous. How and where do I begin to... — Updated 2/27/2024

Klothing Closet opens

KAHLOTUS — The community has a new organization in town to help indigent residents. The Kahlotus Community Klothing Closet opened Feb. 10 in the Lion’s Club, 255 E. Wenston St. The Lion’s Club donated the space in exchange... — Updated 2/27/2024

Rose Mary "Rocky" Henson

Rose Mary "Rocky" Henson July 28, 1944- Feb. 13, 2024 Rose Mary "Rocky" Henson, age 79, of Sprague, Wash. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. She was born on July 28, 1944, in... — Updated 2/27/2024

Rita LaPearl Grams Imler

Rita LaPearl Grams Imler Sept.7, 1933 - Nov. 10, 2023 Rita LaPearl Grams Imler was born on Sept. 7, 1933, to Reinhold and Mary Grams in Ralston. She died on Nov. 10, 2023, at the... — Updated 2/27/2024

Carol Joy Sullivan

Carol Joy Sullivan Nov. 27, 1941 - Feb. 20, 2024 Carol Joy Link Sullivan went to her Lord on Feb. 20, 2024. She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Rick) Kelley and Evon (Mike)... — Updated 2/27/2024

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