Adams County Cops & Courts

DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported the following calls for service from Sept. 18-24: Sept. 18 Assist Washington State Patrol at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and West Park Street,... — Updated 9/27/2022


100 Years Ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 12, 1922 Nab Heimbigner on Liquor Charge Federal officers made some arrests here during the fair on charges of selling liquor to... — Updated 9/27/2022

A visit to Eastern

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, traveled to Cheney last week to meet with students and staff at Eastern Washington University. During his trip, he... — Updated 9/27/2022

Contract considered with Adams County Pet Rescue

RITZVILLE – With a 10-year county contract coming to an end in December, staff from Adams County Pet Rescue (ACPR) met with county commissioners on September 20 to consider options for the future. Hiring an Animal Control... — Updated 9/27/2022

Hibbs to ride at Iron Legacy

RITZVILLE – Saddle up. The Iron Legacy Ranch will host a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2, to help Miss Rodeo Washington Lexy Hibbs. The event will run from 1-5 p.m. at the ranch, 651... — Updated 9/27/2022

Revenue shortfalls impact projects

RITZVILLE – The pandemic may be waning, but its effects are still being felt. At the Adams County commissioner’s meeting on September 20, Public Works Director Todd O’Brien discussed his department’s struggles. He noted... — Updated 9/27/2022

Man arrested in death of wife

SPRAGUE – The U.S. Marshal Service has apprehended a man wanted in connection with the death of his wife. Charles Bergman, 54, of Moses Lake, was arrested Friday night, Sept. 23,... — Updated 9/27/2022

Six properties declared "nuisances"

RITZVILLE - At its meeting on September 20, the city council held a "show cause" hearing regarding six properties deemed "nuisances" as defined by Ritzville's city code.... — Updated 9/27/2022

Name your price

I think we are all looking at the rising cost of living and we’re wondering where it will end or if it will end. I think it is frustrating when those people in power have a... — Updated 9/27/2022

Volleyball team resumes action

RITZVILLE – After a nearly a week off the court, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington volleyball team returns to the court this week. The Broncos (4-1) were scheduled to travel to Reardan (4-1) on Tuesday, Sept. 1,... — Updated 9/27/2022

Broncos runners compete in Spangle

SPANGLE – The Broncos cross country team competed in the North and South All-League Meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Liberty High School. Junior Caleb Heater finished 47th overall for the Broncos. He competed the 5,000-meter race... — Updated 9/27/2022

Eagles defeat Vikings in OT thriller

ST. JOHN – It took four overtimes for the Eagles to upend a winless Garfield-Palouse football team, 54-48, in a Class 1B matchup Friday night, Sept. 23. "I told the guys all week... — Updated 9/27/2022

Broncos Country rides

RITZVILLE – The scoring came early and the scoring came often for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos when the Davenport Gorillas paid a visit. The scoring was nonexistent on the... — Updated 9/27/2022

Letters to the Editor

Reader backs Smiley for senate Tiffany Smiley is an articulate, energetic natural leader who will fight crime, fentanyl, illegal immigration, inflation and over-spending. She will support border protection, energy independence... — Updated 9/27/2022

Garbage, an important energy source

If you live in Spokane, you know about its waste-to-energy facility which burns up to 800 tons of solid waste a day and can generate 22 megawatts of electricity---enough to power... — Updated 9/27/2022

Sprague Days

SPRAGUE – The annual Sprague Days celebration here was held Sept. 10-11. The weather was nice, and the parade was one of the longest in years for the event sponsored by the city... — Updated 9/27/2022

Carol Tesch

Carol Tesch passed away on Aug. 31, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Washtucna Bassett Park on Oct. 15, 2022 - 11:00 am. Please join us... — Updated 9/27/2022

Margaret Cassens (Peot)

Margaret Cassens (Peot), longtime resident of Cottonwood, Ariz. died late in Aug. 2022. Margaret was born on a snowy day in January 1933, on the family ranch in Washtucna ,Wash.... — Updated 9/27/2022

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