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DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service from May 1-9: May 1 Disorderly conduct in the 2100 block of West Bench Road, Othello. Deanna Ortiz, 30, of Othello,... — Updated 5/17/2022

News Briefs

Semi overturns near Lind LIND – A tractor-trailer overturned Friday, May 13, three miles south of the city, blocking U.S. Highway 395 for hours. The crash occured near Milepost 79 just after midnight, according to the... — Updated 5/17/2022

Captain's Cod docks in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – Captain's Cod food truck set up shop at 702 W. First Ave. on May 10, to the delight of local fish lovers. Business was brisk during lunch time as locals lined up for... — Updated 5/17/2022

Ritzville Festival Association set to dissolve

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Festival Association will dissolve by the end of the year. The remaining five board members reached the difficult decision at their March meeting.... — Updated 5/17/2022

Health office shares tuberculosis concerns

RITZVILLE – The rise in tuberculosis cases in Washington state has the Adams County health officer concerned. During a Wednesday, May 11, meeting with county commissioners serving as the board of health, Dr. Alex Brzezny... — Updated 5/17/2022

Grain train derails along highway 26

HOOPER - A grain train derailed along state Highway 26, west of the town of LaCrosse and east of Washtucna. About four train cars derailed, spilling grain along the railroad... — Updated 5/17/2022

Harrington to join athletic combine

HARRINGTON – The Broncos athletic combine appears to be growing, with more athletes joining local teams. The School District annonced that it is joining the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna athletic combine on a one-year trial... — Updated 5/17/2022

Whitmore to lead Entiat schools

RITZVILLE – Longtime Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Whitmore has been named Entiat School District superintendent. Whitmore announced his selection... — Updated 5/17/2022

Now I'm listening

Last year the NCAA approved student athletes being able to earn money for their name, image and likeness or NIL. I think that a lot of fans thought this was a good idea since... — Updated 5/17/2022

Nitro Nationals draw crowd to Vernita area

VERNITA - More than 1,000 hillclimb racing enthusiasts turned out Saturday, May 6-8, for the Washington Nitro Nationals. Port Angeles native Jake "The Animal" Anstett won four... — Updated 5/17/2022

Broncos softball lose play-in game

RITZVILLE – The hometown Broncos scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th and had the tying run at the plate, but it was not enough to knock off the visiting Davenport Gorillas in... — Updated 5/17/2022

Sports Briefs

Eagles place in district track RITZVILLE — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles had several athletes among the top competitors in the 1B District 7&9 boys meet Wednesday, May 11. Junior Logan Marconi took second in the... — Updated 5/17/2022

Broncos compete at division championships

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville senior Sydney Kinch took top honors in girls pole vault and long jump May 10 during the Northeast 2B-South division track and field championships here.... — Updated 5/17/2022

Fairchild 'fueled' my excitement for the military

As a young lady in her infancy of writing news, and in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army, my experience while flying with the Thunderbirds last Thursday in advance of... — Updated 5/17/2022

Gov. Inslee, Sen. Murray targeting wrong dams

Gov. Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray have their priorities backward when it comes to rebuilding Snake River salmon and steelhead runs. Instead of focusing on ripping out dams... — Updated 5/17/2022

Rabbit show hops into town

About 50 people and a couple of hundred rabbits assembled in the Livestock Building at the Wheat Land Communities Fairgrounds for a rabbit show May... — Updated 5/17/2022

Bobbie Wyatt

Bobbie Wyatt, 83, of Washtucna was called to heaven on Thursday, April 28, 2022. She was born on Jan. 7, 1939, in Bath New York. Bobbie is preceded in death by her husband, mother... — Updated 5/17/2022

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