Second man arrested in odometer fraud

OTHELLO - A second man has been arrested in connection with an odometer fraud case. Terry Ryan Cissne, 49, of Pasco, was arrested Thursday, April 4, and booked into the Franklin... — Updated 4/9/2024

Glimpse of an eclipse

With a little patience and a high-density filter, Eastern Washington residents were able to catch a glimpse of the Monday, April 8, solar eclipse. In our region, at about 11:35... — Updated 4/9/2024

Work on pump station progressing

RITZVILLE – The City Council approved paying $179,643 toward the Well No. 8 project during its April 2 meeting. The payment was for work performed through March 22 by Varela... — Updated 4/9/2024

Lind Alumni Association reunion set for May 4

LIND — The annual Lind Alumni Association banquet will take place Saturday, May 4, in the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium, formerly Lind High School. This year, the organization is planning a 1 p.m. luncheon, rather than... — Updated 4/9/2024

Winter's last gasp brings snow

RITZVILLE – Residents across Eastern Washington woke up to an unexpected surprise on Friday, April 5, as snow blanketed various parts of the region. National Weather Service meteorologist Steven Van Horn said the snowfall... — Updated 4/9/2024

Public Records

Sheriff’s Log RITZVILLE – TThe Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported the following calls for service from March 17-23: March 17 2:25 a.m. —Assist resident in the area of Milepost 74 U.S. Highway 395, Hatton. 8:22 a.m.... — Updated 4/9/2024

FROM THE FILES

125 Years Ago Adams County News April 12, 1899 Mayor Peters means just what he says when he declares that the city ordinances enforcing sanitary regulations are to be strictly and... — Updated 4/9/2024

Poll: Reichert leads Ferguson for Governor

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County gubernatorial hopeful and former King County Sheriff has the most support in a poll on who should replace Gov. Jay Inslee. In an Echelon Insights poll on behalf of Concerned Taxpayers of Washington,... — Updated 4/9/2024

Stumpjumpers take over

Area youth among those racing at Irby IRBY - Five area youth were among the racers competing in events during the Stumpjumpers 52nd annual Desert 100 race weekend. Competing... — Updated 4/9/2024

The next steps

By the time you read this you will know who the men’s NCAA basketball champion is. All I can say is that the two best teams are playing for the crown. I’ll watch as I always do... — Updated 4/9/2024

Broncos return from spring break

RITZVILLE — Following a week off of school for spring break, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague teams return to a more regular schedule this week. On Tuesday after the newspaper went to press, the Broncos girls fastpitch softball and... — Updated 4/9/2024

Five Marmot wrestlers win weights

SPOKANE — Five grapplers from the Lind-Ritzville Marmots club reached the championships at the Jason Crawford Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, March 30. Four brought home a title in what is considered the youth... — Updated 4/9/2024

Solar, wind parts fill up dumps

While wind and solar farms generate “greenhouse gas free” electricity, there are ongoing concerns over their impacts on our environment especially as a rapidly growing number... — Updated 4/9/2024

Lawmakers failed on WA Cares changes

A state public-relations campaign is underway suggesting that because the state Legislature passed a bill allowing people to use a WA Cares Fund benefit to receive long-term care... — Updated 4/9/2024

Community float construction starts

RITZVILLE – Visit the Ritzville Festivals building on Sunday afternoons, and you'll see Temple Gefre, Brooklyn Norton, Madisyn Cameron and their families busily preparing this... — Updated 4/9/2024

A glimpse into Ritzville, personal reflections

I didn’t grow up in Ritzville in the traditional sense, but the city is still is dear to my heart. It makes me think of cold Popsicle juice dripping down my hand as I walk home from the pool on a Thursday night during an... — Updated 4/9/2024

'Stomp and Shout' coming

RITZVILLE - Ritzville Public Library will host a special presentation of "Stomp and South: The Untold Story of Northwest Rock & Roll" on April 19. The program will take pace at... — Updated 4/9/2024

Students participate in Reading Month

WASHTUCNA — Preschool and elementary school students participated in Reading Month in March, reading hundreds of books and thousands of pages. This year’s theme was “Grow Where You Are Planted.” This year, the preschool... — Updated 4/9/2024

Floriculture team takes fourth

CASTLE ROCK - The Lind-Ritzville High School FFA floriculture team took fourth-place March 23 in a career development event at Castle Rock High School. Lind-Ritzville was the... — Updated 4/9/2024

Senior Menus

RITZVILLE – Here are the meals being offered by the H.E. Gritman Senior Center in Ritzville and the Lind Senior Center in Lind. H.E Gritman Senior Center The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving the following: • Wednesday,... — Updated 4/9/2024

William "Billy" George Harder, Jr.

William "Billy" George Harder, Jr. William "Billy/Bill Jr." George Harder Jr., 62, died April 1, 2024, in Kahlotus, Wash. Billy was the first child born to Bill Harder Sr. and... — Updated 4/9/2024

Terry "Terue" Theodora (Grimmesey) Janzen

Terry "Terue" Theodora (Grimmesey) Janzen Terry was born on July 15, 1930, in Tokyo, Japan. She lived in Japan until 1939, when she moved to California with her family, Orris R.,... — Updated 4/9/2024

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