Highway 395 southbound lane closure

RITZVILLE — The southbound lane of Highway 395 from milepost 82 to milepost 79 near Highway 21 south of Ritzville will be closed for reflector repair, according to the DOT. Travelers are advised to expect some delays. Work... — Updated 5/6/2021

Adams County Cops & Courts

April 23 Deputies were dispatched to an animal problem call on the 600 block of South Saddle Road in Othello. Complainant informed deputies of a pack of dogs that attacked complainant's dog hours prior. Deputies were dispatched... — Updated 5/4/2021

USDA offering loans to farmers, ranchers

SPOKANE VALLEY – Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank have a resource to turn to — the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). FSA is offering two... — Updated 5/4/2021

The hunt for space junk is on

DAVENPORT – "BOOM!" What sounded like a bomb going off to Sami Guhlke hit the sky's soundwaves as the Reardan resident walked with her dog to pick up eggs from her family farm's... — Updated 5/4/2021

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times May 5, 1921 RITZVILLE WINS HONORS IN COUNTY SCHOOL MEET Ritzville schools won first place in the scholastic work at the county meet held... — Updated 5/4/2021

News Briefs

Candidate filing period coming up ADAMS COUNTY – The county auditor's office will be accepting filings for local offices from May 17 - 21. The list of open positions is available on the Adam's County Auditor's webpage under... — Updated 5/4/2021

Auditor's office reviews citizen's complaints

RITZVILLE – Adams County Commissioners heard from the Washington State Auditor's office April 26, after a citizen voiced several complaints about the Adams County Sheriff's office. Sean Bates of Othello contacted the State... — Updated 5/4/2021

School district applies for four-day week

WASHTUCNA – School board members approved a resolution for the school district to apply to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for a three-year waiver to move to a four-day school week beginning next fall,... — Updated 5/4/2021

EWU names presidential search committee

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University's search for its next president has officially begun. At a special meeting on Monday, April 19, the university's Board of Trustees... — Updated 5/4/2021

Lind struggles to keep city staff on board

LIND – Mayor Paula Bell reported David Christian resigned April 13, and advertisements for his replacement had no response as yet, at the April 27 council meeting. She reported Chris Miller has also submitted a two-week notice,... — Updated 5/4/2021

Tennis team wins one, drops one

DAVENPORT – The Lind-Ritzville-Sprague-Washtucna tennis team won all their matches when they traveled to Davenport Tuesday, April 27. Hunter Cameron beat Davenport's Kale Smith 6-2, 6-3. Amy Anderson beat Davenport's Makenzie... — Updated 5/4/2021

Golfers travel to Tekoa, Colville

TEKOA – The Lind-Ritzville-Sprague-Washtucna Broncos traveled to Tekoa for a league meet with a 9-hole score Thursday, April 29. Lance Williamson shot a 48, Blake Esser 55, Max... — Updated 5/4/2021

Softball team hosts the Asotin Pirates

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville-Sprague-Washtucna softball players hosted the Asotin Pirates Wednesday, April 28. They lost the first game 10-0. Asotin Head Coach Willie Wingfield... — Updated 5/4/2021

Broncos lose one, win one over Pirates

RITZVILLE - The Broncos hosted the Asotin Pirates on the baseball field, losing the first game but coming back to win the second. Drew Kelly and Jay Harder pitched three innings... — Updated 5/4/2021

Letter to the Editor

Response to last week's editorial by Greg James. At first I was shocked that anyone would compare people hooked on drugs to people who are prostitutes. Anyone with half a brain would not call this a victimless crime. Has he not... — Updated 5/4/2021

Lawmakers wanted an income tax lawsuit – they'll get two

Public records show lawmakers plan to use the capital gains income tax to set up a lawsuit to try to impose a broad-based graduated income tax. They’re going to get not one, but... — Updated 5/4/2021

Community Brief

Students making the grade at EWU CHENEY – Eastern Washington University announced the following students made the Dean's List for winter quarter. Ritzville: Jesse Anderson, Alexandria Barnett, MollyAnn Hane, Julia Klein,... — Updated 5/4/2021

Transportation supervisor goes the distance

RITZVILLE - School district transportation supervisor Lynn Sackmann was recognized for going "Above and Beyond" at the April 28 school board meeting. "In an extremely challenging... — Updated 5/4/2021

Ritzville's Dance Candyland

Thirty-two dancers of all ages from Karen Kinch's Mixed Attitudes Dance classes performed "Dance Candyland" at the airport hangar in Ritzville Friday, April 30. Kinch said the... — Updated 5/6/2021

Death Notice

Burial service for Sharon (Curtis) Provost will be on Sat., May 15th, at 2 p.m., at the St. John cemetery, Pastor Lynn Nelson will be officiating. For those that would like, we will get together and visit at the St. John... — Updated 5/4/2021

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