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Eighth graders celebrate promotion to LRHS

Lind-Ritzville Middle School eighth graders were honored at the annual promotion ceremony on June 4 in Lind. Promoted students who attended the ceremony were (back row, from left) Jessica Besel,...

Hannas, Young named Derby co-champs

When the dust finally settled in the Lind Lions Club Arena on Saturday night, two drivers emerged victorious and shared the title as the winner of the 32nd Annual Lind Combine Demolition Derby. Caleb...

Gigamedics owner aims to serve Ritzville community

There's a new sign in town: "Gigamedics," which marks the new location of Ritzville Computers after they moved a couple of blocks south on Main Street from the corner of Division Street and Main...

Sculpture of American flag constructed near fairgrounds

If you've driven out to the Wheat Land Communities' Fairgrounds any time in the past couple of weeks, you undoubtedly noticed the newest addition to the Ritzville community art scene: an enormous...

Brief: Pancake breakfast set for tomorrow at H.E. Gritman Senior Center

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be holding its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, June 14, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend the breakfast, membership to the Senior Center is not...

Infrastructure the focus at Ritzville City Council meeting

A fairly brief Ritzville City Council meeting on June 11 turned attention away from the ongoing process for the proposed memory care center and nuisance ordinance ‘show cause’ hearings, and toward infrastructure developments and potential...

Brief: Yard sale set for Saturday in Washtucna at Snyder Park

The Washtucna Heritage Museum and Washtucna School Band will be holding a yard sale in Snyder Park on Saturday, June 15. Prices at the yard sale are set by donation, and the yard sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the...

Brief: Open burning season now closed

Open burning within Adams County and the city limits of Ritzville closed at dusk on June 10, according to municipal and Adams County officials. No open fires for the burning of vegetation or other matter are permitted in town or in rural areas...

Lady Broncos softball holds end-of-season banquet

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team recently held its end-of-season banquet, where they celebrated the season and recognized players for their contributions. Award winners include...

Worst Seat In The House: I remember that

There is a saying that I like to use now and then: “Time flies when you are having fun!” If that is the case I must be having a blast. Just last Friday it occurred to me that I had been retired for a year. On June 1st I remembered that it had...

Column: 75 years and counting

This past week, we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, otherwise known as D-Day. Many of us know D-Day as an event that eventually resulted in victory for the Allied forces in World War II. Thousands of brave American...

Business Column: Normandy D-Day clicker innovation

During World War II, the American GI earned the reputation for being innovative, adaptable and resilient. Nowhere was that more evident than the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. For example, Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, commander of the 101st Airborne...

Participating addresses announced for Ritzville Community Yard Sale

The annual Ritzville Community Yard Sale is this coming weekend, June 15 and 16. There are currently 25 yard sales participating this weekend. If you are interested in having a yard sale and aren’t on the list, please stop by Ritzville City Hall...

Five graduate from LaCrosse High School

Five students from LaCrosse High School took a giant step forward in their lives on June 8, graduating in front of friends, family and community members. Those five students combined to earn more than $27,600 in scholarships. Alynn Harder received:...

Robert "Bob" Clarence Oestreich

Robert "Bob" Clarence Oestreich, 87, passed away June 3, 2019 in Ritzville, WA. Bob was born October 22, 1931 in Astoria, Oregon to parents, Clarence and Alice Oestreich and joined his two sisters,...

Memorial Service announcement for Frances Reimers Rabaliati

A memorial service for Frances Reimers Rabaliati will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Hood River Alliance Church, 2650 Montello Ave, Hood River, Oregon. You are welcome to come celebrate her life with us. Cards and flowers are...

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