May 25, 2024

  • 'Tucna to recognize alumni

    The Journal | May 21, 2024

    WASHTUCNA — Local high school alumni will gather Saturday, May 24, to recognize their peers. The Washtucna Alumni Association Luncheon Banquet and meeting will take place at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 730 E. Booth Ave. A reception follows. Alumni President Lawrence Lawton said he is happy to welcome returning alumni to the event where band students will prepare and serve lunch. “Our luncheon banquet will allow for daytime travel and to allow time to visit with other alumni groups in our area,” he said. “Please...

  • Ritzville alumni return for banquet

    The Journal | May 21, 2024

    RITZVILLE — Graduates of Ritzville and Lind-Ritzville high schools will meet for the 117th alumni banquet Saturday, May 25, in Gilson Gymnasium. The catered event begins at 6 p.m. and is expected to be attended by about 200 alumni. The toastmaster for the evening is Tyler O’Brien, from the Class of 2015. The 6 p.m. banquet will feature the traditional roll call of classes, induction of the incoming class of 2024, and special recognition of the classes of 1924, 1949, 1974 and 1999. Class pictures will begin at 4 p.m. in...

  • Former Buick dealership being remodeled

    Dale Brown, The Journal | May 21, 2024

    RITZVILLE – Resident Keith Graham is remodeling a building at 114 W. Broadway Ave., next door to the American Legion Hall. The building formerly housed a Buick dealership called Rogel Motor Co., according to a 1960 Journal-Times. Graham noted that roll-up garage-style doors on the Broadway side of the building were replaced by large windows. County records show the building's current owner is Kurtis Graham, brother of Keith Graham. Keith Graham said he plans to remove most...

  • Legion hall gets a facelift.

    May 21, 2024

    Workers at the C.J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall in Ritzville are busy upgrading the building exterior-painting masonry, repairing stucco, and replacing lap siding on the West Broadway side of the...

  • From the Files

    May 21, 2024

    125 Years Ago Adams County News May 24, 1899 Merchant Snyder has just had completed on his 80-acre farm in the suburbs, a fine well with plenty of water. A regular old-fashioned camp meeting will be held at Tyler commencing May 25th and continuing about ten days. Rev. Jno. Koch is having a Woodmanse windmill and pump erected on his new well this week by the Ritzville Hardware Co. 100 Years Ago Ritzville-Journal Times May 22, 1924 S.S. Schuler, contractor, falls dead yesterday...

  • Broncos qualify for state track

    The Journal | May 21, 2024

    YAKIMA - Several Broncos are headed to the state track meet this coming weekend following a solid performance in the regional championships May 18 on Jimmie Snider Field. Zach Klein, Brody Boness, Shawn Steinberger, Brock Kinch, Damon Schilling and Bridger Moore will represent the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys at the state meet Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, at Eisenhower High School's Zaepfel Stadium, located at the intersection of South 40th Avenue and Tieton Drive....

  • Another big weekend

    Dale Anderson | May 21, 2024

    Last Wednesday and Saturday Lind Ritzville High School hosted the state regional track meet at Jimmie Snider Field and our wonderful track. 1B and 2B teams from Districts 7 and 9 were at the event with top individuals and relay teams heading to the state meet at Eisenhower High School in Yakima this Friday and Saturday. Adam Dirks and I were at the triple jump on Wednesday and the long jump on Saturday. We manned the pit with the help of several high school track team members...

  • Golfers go to state

    May 21, 2024

    Two Lind-Ritzville/Sprague golfers are competing in the state tournament May 21-22 at Tumwater Valley Golf Club. Lance Williamson, left, and Beau Fode flank Coach Jack Welker at a high school send-off last week. According to Athletic Director Dustin Arlt, a practice round was scheduled for Monday, May 20. Competitors who finished in the top half of a field of roughly 60 golfers Tuesday qualified to compete in the final round Wednesday. Williamson placed eighth at district...

  • Broncos softball head to state

    Jake Hull, The Journal | May 21, 2024

    RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos enacted revenge on the Asotin Panthers by winning a winner-to-state game 16-2, advancing the Broncos to state. The district tournament was played on Tuesday, May 14, in Spokane at Dwight Merkel Complex. The first game for the Broncos was against Asotin, where the Broncos took the 8-5 victory, knocking Asotin to the losers bracket. The Broncos out-hit the Panthers 12-6 in the game, leading to their three-run differential. Hannah...

  • Othello City League volleyball registration to close

    The Journal | May 21, 2024

    OTHELLO – A final call for the city adult co-ed volleyball league has been sounded. The city’s annual league will see a closing deadline of Friday, May 24, this week. This year’s first season of adult volleyball will only consist of a maximum of 12 teams, which are encouraged to consist of three men and three women. The Othello Parks and Recreation Department advises that if teams cannot consist of an evenly split three men and three women, teams should attempt to balance with a line up of the following: • Thee men...

  • Honor kin of those killed in service

    Don C. Brunell | May 21, 2024

    On Memorial Day, we traditionally honor Americans in our military who gave their lives in battle for our country. It is called the “Ultimate Sacrifice,” and they died protecting our freedoms and keeping us safe. In recent times, we have acknowledged our citizens in uniform who continue to suffer with permanent combat emotional and physical scars. They are alive largely because our battlefield survival is dramatically improving, and our accompanying rehabilitation expands....

  • Someone paid for your freedoms

    Roger Harnack | May 21, 2024

    Disappointingly, many Americans are worried about silly first-world problems like where to go boating or what to barbecue over the upcoming weekend. Too many view this upcoming three-day break as an excuse to eat, drink and party, never giving a thought as to why Memorial Day is observed. So while you’re anxiously awaiting the long weekend, take time to remember, understand and plan to observe Memorial Day. Memorial Day is dedicated to the men and women killed while serving...

  • Bronco Day on tap for weekend

    The Journal | May 21, 2024

    RITZVILLE — Bronco Days will bring a mix of fun activities and a somber remembrance to the city this coming weekend. The celebration will include a parade, car show, live music, a cornhole tournament and vendors. There will also be a Fireman’s breakfast and a Memorial Day observance. The Friends of the Library Book Sale opens the weekend. Starting at 10 a.m. Friday, the book sale at The Learning Garden, 310 W. Main Ave., closes at 5 p.m., before running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. As the book sale closes for the...

  • Float unveiled

    May 21, 2024

    The Miss Ritzville float was unveiled Thursday night downtown, just two days before its appearance in the Torchlight Parade in downtown Spokane. The parade was delayed by a shooting on the parade route, but the shooting did not include any parade participants. The float took first place in judging in Spokane. Miss Ritzville Temple Gefre waves to her fans in downtown Ritzville on Thursday. At right, the float features the royal court and a...

  • Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

    May 21, 2024

    LIND – Residents celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from May 22-29 are: Anniversaries May 23 – Jerry and Debbie Knodel May 26 - Cory and Elissa Wagner May 28 - Alan and Shelley Strohmaier May 29 - Chris and Andrea Steinmetz Birthdays May 22 - Jerry Alan Branson and Laureen Reyling May 24 - Tresa LeAnn Ackley May 26 - Jennifer Sager May 27 - Krista Undeberg-Mercer and Danielle Jensen May 28 - Beau Fode and Caroline...

  • Marching to the beat

    May 21, 2024

    The Lind-Ritzville/Srague band, led by director Jennifer York, marches through downtown Ritzville last Thursday while belting out...

  • Lind alumni banquet

    May 21, 2024

  • Teresa (Terry) Charolotte DeVore

    May 21, 2024

    Teresa (Terry) Charolotte DeVore May 14 2024 to April 18, 1949 Teresa "Terry" Charolotte DeVore passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 14, 2024. Terry was born April 18, 1949, in Yakima, Wash. She Graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1967 and then attended Yakima Valley Community College. Terry was a stay-at-home mom during her boys' younger years before beginning her work career. She enjoyed her time as a dispatcher and jailer at the Adams...

  • Rebecca (Becky) Main

    May 21, 2024

    Rebecca (Becky) Main April 22, 2024 On April 22, 2024, Rebecca (Becky) Main passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 52 after battling multiple health issues over the years. She is survived by her parents, Dean and Carol Hill; husband, Rodney Main; and her children, Jamie, Mandi, Dakota and Casey, with the help of many extended family along the way. Becky was the biological mother of three children and a stepmother to one; however, many considered her their surrogate...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    May 21, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE Adams County Annual Burn Ban June 1st through September 30th A reminder from the Adams County Fire Marshal’s Office. Adams County’s annual burn ban is set to go into effect on June 1, 2024, and will be in effect until September 30, 2024. The County wide burn restrictions were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners as part of the Adams County Fire Prevention Code in September of 2021 and are effective through September 30th each year within the unincorporated areas of Adams County. Agricultural and...

  • RESOLUTION NO. R-029-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC CO LOCATION BUILDING

    May 21, 2024

    RESOLUTION NO. R-029-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC CO LOCATION BUILDING Notice is hereby given by the Board of Adams County Commissioners that sealed bids will be received at their office in the Courthouse, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, Washington, 99169 until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read for purchase and delivery of the following: Supply of Fiber Optic Co Location Building, for the Adams County, Washington State Broadband Office Project....

  • NO. R-030-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC MATERIALS

    May 21, 2024

    NO. R-030-2024 NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS FOR SUPPLY OF FIBER OPTIC MATERIALS Notice is hereby given by the Board of Adams County Commissioners that sealed bids will be received at their office in the Courthouse, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, Washington, 99169 until 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2024, and will be opened and publicly read on May 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, for purchase and delivery of the following: Supply of Fiber Optic Materials for the Adams County, Washington State Broadband Office...

  • ADAMS COUNTY NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY

    May 21, 2024

    ADAMS COUNTY NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY Adams County is seeking the service of a qualified consultant with the ability to perform Cultural Resource Survey for the Bridge #411-3 Sackman Road Bridge Replacement Project, CRP-201. It is anticipated that this work will begin June of 2024 and is to be completed August of 2024. This solicitation will be for one project. Adams County reserves the right to amend terms of this request or to withdraw the request at any time, regardless of how much time and...

  • NOTICE OF APPLICATION & SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION

    May 21, 2024

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION & SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION Pursuant to RCW 43.21C.080, notice is hereby given that Adams County did on May 9, 2024, made a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS), for the following application. Project: LUA2024-0016 Cunningham Solar Description of Proposal: Obtain a Conditional Use Permit to construct and operate Cunningham Solar (Project), a 2.99 megawatt alternating-current (MWac) solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility on 20 acres within the Agricultural Zone. The Project will...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    May 21, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SPOKANE Case No.: 24-4-00437-32 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN W. DEWALD, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent that arose before the decedent’s death must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as...

  • CIVIL SUMMONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADAMS

    May 21, 2024

    CIVIL SUMMONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ADAMS No. 23-2-00117-01 AVAIL 1 LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS & DEVISEES OF MILTON EIDAHL; UNKNOWN HEIRS & DEVISEES OF DONNA EIDAHL AKA DONNA C. EIDAHL AKA DONNA CLAIR EIDAHL; TERRY EIDAHL; CINDY EIDAHL AKA CINDY ALEXENKO; JAMES EIDAHL; SUMMERSET WEST WATER ASSOCIATION; STATE OF WASHINGTON; JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS/COHABITANTS OF THE SUBJECT PREMISES Defendants. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: Unknown Heirs & Devisees of...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE ADAMS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION – OPEN SEAT

    May 21, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE ADAMS COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION – OPEN SEAT The Adams County Planning Commission is made up of a seven-member citizen advisory board that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. The Planning Commission advocates for the land and the County’s overall health, safety, and welfare in all land use applications. The Commissioners work to ensure land uses are developed in appropriate areas of the county. By becoming a member of the Planning Commission you are given the opportunity to help...

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