Police Profile Series: Sgt. Mark Cameron

RITZVILLE - In the past two editions of the Police Profile Series, we met officers who served in law enforcement in the military before becoming police officers. Today, we meet a... — Updated 2/19/2020

Uniquely Washington going out of business

RITZVILLE - Seven months after moving across Main Street into a newly remodeled Snyder Block Building, Uniquely Washington is shutting its doors. Owners Dennis and Mary Chamberlain... — Updated 2/19/2020

FBLA brings home awards

RITZVILLE - Twenty-eight members of the Lind-Ritzville Future Business Leaders of America team traveled to Spokane Valley for the winter regional conference earlier this month and... — Updated 2/19/2020

High-capacity magazine ban bill 'dead'

OLYMPIA — A bill that would have limited the number of rounds of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold is “dead” for this legislative session. Substitute House Bill 2240 was on the docket for a second reading in the House,... — Updated 2/19/2020

Police Profile Series: Ritzville's Matt Carlson

RITZVILLE - Matt Carlson grew up here. But if you told him he'd be back working as a police officer, even he may be surprised, not about being a police officer though. He knew he... — Updated 2/12/2020

LRS students sell Hershey Kiss Roses for Valentine's Day

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville High School students in Andy Williams' floral design class are creating roses made out of Hershey Kiss candies for an FFA fundraiser. Annika Holland,... — Updated 2/12/2020

Verizon outage hampers 911 service across region

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington Verizon cellular customers were left without the possibility of calling 911 on Monday night, Feb. 10, due to a fiber issue that interrupted service. Service was eventually restored after a couple... — Updated 2/12/2020

Bill would end advisory votes

OLYMPIA — Four Western Washington senators apparently don’t want to hear what voters think of tax and fee increases approved by the Legislature. They are co-sponsoring a bill to do away with public advisory votes, also known... — Updated 2/12/2020

Ground breaking set for wind farm

LIND — Work is set to start in March on the Rattlesnake Flat wind farm. The project is being developed by Clearway Energy Group. Project development director Nick Benjamin said recently that mobilization will begin around March... — Updated 2/12/2020

Quiet zone meeting gets heated

By Jeremy Burnham The Journal RITZVILLE - Every seat was filled and some residents stood as more than 30 people squeezed into City Hall for a public meeting on turning the city... — Updated 2/14/2020

Bronco wrestlers finish fourth at District

SPANGLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team finished a distant fourth-place in the 1B/2B League-South wrestling tournament Thursday night, Feb. 6, at Liberty High... — Updated 2/12/2020

Hoop teams move on in districts

The Lind-Ritzville Sprague boys and girls basketball teams both picked up wins in their first matchups of the district tournament on Thursday. The LRS girls won 46-42 over Kettle Falls in a back-and-forth game. They will play... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story

Kahlotus considers athletic options

KAHLOTUS — The recent Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sports classification list for schools for the next four years raised some questions about the local district. On the list, Kahlotus High School is listed... — Updated 2/12/2020

Worst Seat in the House: So what?

So what if... Well, up until a week ago last Sunday I watched all of the last 53 Super Bowls. This was a run that I was most proud of but more importantly it basically it says,... — Updated 2/12/2020

Lind Gun Club

LIND — Here are the Lind Gun Club scores for Feb. 9: 25: Carson Schlimmer and Garrett Schlimmer. 23: Pete Franz, Alan Schlimmer and Terry Utecht. 22: Anna Franz, Ayden Franz, Mike Gering and LeRoy Watson. 21: Brody Folk and... — Updated 2/12/2020

Hoops teams make postseason

RITZVILLE — Both Lind-Ritzville/Sprague basketball squads will be the No. 2 seed of Northeast 2B-South division at the district tournament this week at West Valley High School in Spokane. More importantly, both teams earned a... — Updated 2/12/2020

Ritzville Gun Club scores

RITZVILLE — Here are the Ritzville Gun Club scores for Feb. 9: 24: Wes Frederick 23: Scott Yaeger, Ryan Frederick, Ben Geschke, Gage Bauer 22: Jason Heider, Dave Breazeale, James Wahl, Travis Simonson, Travis Dewald, William... — Updated 2/12/2020

Broncos say goodbye to seniors

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys and girls basketball teams said goodbye to their seniors on Tuesday. The girls team honored varsity players Brinley Moore and Eliza... — Updated 2/12/2020

Lady Broncos split final league games, end season in second place

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team had already wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the district before playing its final game at home against Colfax on Tuesday... — Updated 2/12/2020

Wrestlers compete in final tuneup before postseason

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling team hosted an afternoon of matches Saturday to help coaches finalize seeding for Thursday's district tournament at Liberty High... — Updated 2/12/2020

Public records should remain accessible to all

When House Bill 1888 was proposed this year to help protect state employee unions from an ongoing battle with the Freedom Foundation, the media was strong in opposition against... — Updated 2/12/2020

Bill would keep boys out of girls sports

Boys are boys and girls are girls. There's no in-between, at least when it comes to sports. I know it's not politically correct to say that in this day and age. But genetically... — Updated 2/12/2020

Ralston Grange continues activities

RALSTON — For 2020, Ralston Grange will continue to sponsor activities, fundraisers and programs that they have provided in the past. Those activities include the Cribbage Tournament, a community Easter Egg Hunt, dinner and... — Updated 2/12/2020

Library Corner

The Library District is throwing on a party hat for 2020, a big year for celebration. It’s the centennial of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote. The 19th Amendment was ratified Aug. 18, 1920, and added the words:... — Updated 2/12/2020

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