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100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times July 28, 1921 MORAN GAINS FREEDOM BY DARING JAIL BREAK In a bold escape at about 6:45 last night Tom Moran, an ex-convict, held in the... — Updated 7/29/2021

Improper merge sends man to Harborview

KITTITAS COUNTY – Charges are pending against a Moses Lake man after he attempted to merge into a lane of traffic on Interstate 90, allegedly causing another vehicle to roll over. According to a Washington State Patrol... — Updated 7/29/2021

Journal Lines

Westbound I-90 traffic backed up RITZVILLE – Westbound Interstate 90 traffic backed up for several miles from Sunday morning, July 25, until Monday morning, July 26, between Sprague and Ritzville. The backup covered much of the... — Updated 7/29/2021

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City hears requests for funding and safety

RITZVILLE – The mayor and city council heard two requests regarding funding and one request concerning public safety at their regular meeting July 20. During public comment at... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Towed vehicle catches fire on I-90

RITZVILLE – A vehicle caught fire three miles west of Ritzville on Interstate 90 as it was being towed by a motor home Wednesday afternoon, July 21. Driving the motor home was... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Chiefs, sheriffs concerned over new laws

SPOKANE VALLEY – Leading law enforcement officers from across Eastern Washington are warning residents that new laws will make it difficult to serve the public on possible... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Good bye July

Last week, I talked about the Olympics and my feelings about the games. I said I may not watch any of the coverage and as of this writing I haven’t watched this year’s... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Iron Legacy Ranch offers fun for all ages

RITZVILLE – Day camps of horse back riding lessons are in full swing at Iron Legacy Ranch near Ralston this summer. The Ranch, located at 651 N. Benzel Road, is owned by Heidi... — Updated 7/29/2021

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White House approval for free speech

It’s shaping up to be the year for conspiracy fans. UFOs are confirmed by the U.S. military and now government censorship through social media platforms is acknowledged. “We... — Updated 7/29/2021

Farewell to the Ritzville Journal

This is my last issue as editor of the Ritzville Adams County Journal, as I have accepted another job here in town. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for letting me share your stories over the past year and a half.... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Man remembered for service to country and community

RITZVILLE - Rudy Thaut is remembered as a man who served his community after service in the U.S. Army that included 42 months as a prisoner of war in a Japanese prison camp. "Rudy... — Updated 7/29/2021

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Richard Earl "Dick" Christenson,

The family of Richard “Dick” Christenson wishes to invite his friends, former co-workers and family friends to a Celebration of Life in his memory. Dick passed away January 4,... — Updated 7/29/2021

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