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 By Abigail Beaton    News

Wheat harvest shows low-yield, so far

RITZVILLE - Local agriculture officials say this year's wheat harvest has been lacking due in part to unusual weather early in the growing season.. Ritzville Warehouse Co. – w... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Lind council postpones rule changes

LIND — With Councilman Robert Dew excused and Councilwoman Myra Horton attending via phone call, the town council postponed making changes to its rules and procedures. The rules and procedures were presented by Clerk/Treasurer B... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Commodity prices rising, but not as fast as costs

ELTOPIA — With world politics and economics unstable, agriculture leaders are noting the value of local commodities has increased, but so have costs. The U.S. Wheat Association reported a rise in wheat pricing by an average of 2... — Updated 8/1/2023


National Night Out planned

OTHELLO - The Adams County Sheriff's Office are planning several events to meet and learn more about constituents as part of the National Night Out campaign. Families and friends... — Updated 7/24/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Forum shines light on candidates

LIND — While residents wound down after a sunny summer day, the race for town council position Nos. 4 and 5 began to wind up during a candidate forum July 17. Modeator Robert Meader gave the candidates an array of questions to t... — Updated 7/24/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

West Nile virus detected in mosquitos

PASCO — Benton Franklin Health District officials have issued a warning for the West Nile virus after detecting it in the Richland area. A mosquito in Richland tested positive for the virus July 21, officials said. More than a w... — Updated 7/24/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Resident calls for Lind transparency

LIND — A local woman believes town officials need to be more transparent when conducting the public’s business. During the July 11 Town Council meeting, resident Briana Osborn, who is also running for Town Council Position No. 5, c... — Updated 7/24/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Homicide victim's remains found

CONNELL — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed July 11 that remains found six miles east of the city are those of a 2019 homicide victim. The remains of Estella Torres-Rodriguez, 52, were recovered between Connell and... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Bell recall effort fails

LIND — The petition to recall Mayor Paula Bell was dismissed in Adams County Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon, July 12. The decision comes as voters are headed to the polls to elect town council members. Three residents f... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Rehaume takes over police

OTHELLO - A familiar face in the Police Department has been sworn in as the city's new top cop. Former Assistant Police Chief David Rehaume, 60, was promoted and sworn in June 3 as... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Council moves forward on Well No. 7

LIND — The Town Council approved a work order to provide an analysis of Well No. 7 during its meeting Tuesday, July 11. Work order No. 4 allocates $9,493 for labor toward the total $44.250 cost of the well project. The town has a... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Junior grangers finding acceptance in fairs

PASCO — An old organization is making a comeback in Washington state, bolstered by woke shifts in Washington State University Extension Office’s 4-H and school-based Future Farmers of America programs. Washington State Grange, fou... — Updated 7/11/2023


Museum to remodel condemned building

CONNELL - North Franklin Heritage Museum plans to remodel the condemned building that used to house a historical bank. The work will cost an estimated $400,000, so museum officials... — Updated 7/11/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Online academy graduates first student

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville School Districts online program has graduated its first student. Thomas Bache-Wiig graduated from Lind-Ritzville Academy earlier this month. Bache-Wiig graduated from the academy, with the full s... — Updated 7/3/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

New burger shop opens in Odessa

ODESSA — A local entrepreneur is opening a new restaurant in downtown Odessa. Nate Lathrop opened 410 Burgers at the intersection of Birch Street and First Avenue on Friday, June 30, just in time for the Odessa Car Show over the h... — Updated 7/3/2023


Mobile clinic to visit Lind

LIND - An East Adams Rural Health mobile care unit will be here Thursday, July 27. The unit will park at City Park, 317 E. Second St. The clinic is taking new patients and will be... — Updated 7/3/2023


School ag program tops state

RITZVILLE — The local middle and high school agriculture program has received a statewide honor. The Lind-Ritzville middle and high school agricultural program was recently selected by the Washington Association of Agricultural E... — Updated 7/3/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Dermatology clinic offers new service

RITZVILLE — Spokane and Liberty lake-based dermatology practice Clinic 5C plans to expand services in general dermatology here. The providers are open to seeing new patients and will be visiting the first Friday of every month a... — Updated 6/27/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

McMorris Rodgers, others tour Ice Harbor

BURBANK - Several members of the congressional House Energy and Commerce Committee spent Monday in Eastern Washington, specifically to learn about the importance of dams on the... — Updated 6/27/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    Sports

Freedom Rodeo returns

BASIN CITY — Freedom Rodeo preparations are in full swing. This year, the rodeo returns to the July 4 holiday – performances are set for July 3-5 – after being moved up last year to be able to facilitate Professional Rodeo Cowbo... — Updated 6/27/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Book describes life on Benge-area ranch

BENGE - A former Adams County resident has written a book about childhood on a Macall-area sheep ranch in the late 1930s. Richard W. Etulain, 84, a professor emeritus at University... — Updated 6/20/2023


FFA students win awards

KENNEWICK — The Lind-Ritzville High School Future Farmers of America chapter placed second in the state team Meats Evaluation last month. The high school team also had several high-placing individuals at the 93rd annual state c... — Updated 6/20/2023


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