VFW recognizes area students at annual essay awards program

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1146 held its annual essay awards program at the American Legion Hall last Sunday afternoon, highlighting students from fourth through ninth grade... — Updated 12/12/2019

Lind-Ritzville Schools' music department holding annual winter concerts

With winter break fast approaching, Lind-Ritzville Schools’ music department is hosting its annual winter concerts. Dec 9 was the Ritzville K-4 concert. Dec. 11 was Lind’s concert featuring students in grades K-8. Finally on... — Updated 12/12/2019

Adams County Health Officer issues influenza alert

Adams County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny issued an alert regarding influenza activity in the county in a news release on Dec. 9. The Adams County Health Department said it... — Updated 12/12/2019

Ritzville City Council passes 2020 budget

The Ritzville City Council voted to approve the $14.5 million 2020 budget ahead of schedule at its Dec. 3 council meeting, a budget that calls for the hiring of a fifth officer at the Ritzville Police Department. Much of the... — Updated 12/12/2019

Brief: Census Bureau now recruiting for 2020 Census Operation in Adams County

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it is now hiring temporary Census Takers in Adams County in advance of its Nonresponse Followup Operation for the 2020 Census. The pay rate is $16 per hour. Applications can be made online at... — Updated 12/12/2019

Teacher Profile Series: Lind-Ritzville Schools' Jennifer York

When graduation comes this June, teachers everywhere will be saying goodbye to a class of students. For many teachers, this means saying goodbye to children they have worked with... — Updated 12/12/2019

Four juveniles arrested after high speed chase that started in Ritzville

Four juveniles led Adams County Sheriff deputies on an 18-mile chase at speeds greater than 100 mph last week. All four have been arrested and booked into the Martin Hall Juvenile... — Updated 12/12/2019

LRS basketball teams win league openers in comfortable fashion

Girls basketball The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball team improved to 3-1 Tuesday with a 64-21 home victory against Upper Columbia Academy. Eliza Galbreath paced the Lady... — Updated 12/12/2019

LRS home basketball games to be streamed live

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Athletic Director Greg Whitmore announced on Dec. 6 that LRS home basketball games will be streamed live this season. Lind-Ritzville High School, with the help of the Bronc Boosters, has partnered with the... — Updated 12/12/2019

Lady Broncos split season's first two games

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball head coach Steve Wellsandt was anxious to see his 2019-20 team in action. After seeing his team play three games in five days, he is looking... — Updated 12/12/2019

Broncos 'exceed expectations' in season's opening weekend

LRS boys basketball head coach Dustan Arlt said his team exceeded his expectations in almost every facet of the game in the 2019-20 season's opening weekend, as his team went 2-0... — Updated 12/12/2019

Column: Hydrogen fuel cells gaining momentum

In the coming decade, investors are betting that hydrogen will become a prominent fuel which can eliminate CO2 discharges from the vehicles it energizes. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) the... — Updated 12/12/2019

Weekly Column: Promoting rural STEM education

Science, technology, engineering, and math – more commonly known as STEM – have become some of the most highly demanded careers in our nation’s economy. Schools across the country and in Central Washington have emphasized... — Updated 12/12/2019

Ritzville Eagles hosting pancake breakfast with Santa

A free pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9-11 a.m. in the Ritzville Eagles dining room. Children attending the breakfast must be accompanied by an... — Updated 12/12/2019

Playing those holiday tunes...

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A hug from St. Nick!

A group of children hug Santa following the annual Children's Movie Matinee on Dec. 7. Santa arrived with members of the Ritzville Fire Department, who... — Updated 12/12/2019

Brief: Christmas meals to be offered next week by senior centers

Both the H.E. Gritman Senior Center and the Lind Senior Center will be hosting Christmas meals next week. The Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a ham dinner with all of the fixings on Thursday, Dec. 19. Reservations must be... — Updated 12/12/2019

Brief: Gritman Senior Center pancake breakfast set for Friday morning

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be holding its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, Dec. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast. Membership to the senior center is not... — Updated 12/12/2019

Andrew G. Hennings

Andrew G Hennings was born in Spokane, WA on Aug. 27, 1968. Andrew passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2019 in Anchorage, AK. He graduated from Ritzville High School in 1987. He was... — Updated 12/12/2019

Joseph William Holland

On December 7, 2019, Joseph William Holland (age 78) passed away peacefully at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, WA, after a battle with pneumonia. A loving father, grandfather and... — Updated 12/12/2019

Irene M. Scheeler

Irene M. Scheeler, age 86. A long-time resident of Lind, WA until her final two years, passed away on November 22, 2019 in Spokane Valley, WA. Irene was born on May 10, 1933 to... — Updated 12/12/2019

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