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 By Al Stover    News    October 4, 2018

Lind Town Council receives infrastructure project updates

During the Sept. 25 Lind Town Council meeting, Century West Engineering Projects Manager Steve Nelson provided updates on the Town’s infrastructure improvement projects. Nelson said the first phase of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

 By Al Stover    News    September 27, 2018

Ritzville Council sets special meeting for 110 funds, cargo containers

Businesses and organizations seeking 110 funding in 2019 need to submit their applications by Oct. 10, and are encouraged to attend the 110 presentation meeting on Oct. 16. During the Ritzville City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Cook said 110 funding... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    September 27, 2018

Historic H.E. Gritman building restoration is underway

Ritzville residents who walk by the H.E. Gritman Building in the next couple of weeks may see crews working to restore the structure’s brickwork. Building owner Brenda Owens said she contracted with Wolf Creek Contracting to rehabilitate the...

 By Al Stover    News    September 27, 2018

Library Coding Club open to children, adults

Children who want to learn the basics of coding can attend the East Adams Library District’s (EALD) Coding Club every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Ritzville Public Library. The Coding Club provides chi...

 By Al Stover    News    September 27, 2018

Hansen visits Ritzville Public Library for author reading event

Novelist Layne Hansen visited the Ritzville Public Library on Sept. 22 as a part of the East Adams Library District’s (EALD) local author series. During the event, Hansen read the introduction and...

 By Al Stover    News    September 27, 2018

Schafer places in league race, Connell Invitational

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos cross country team began league competition with a Northeast 1B/2B League meet at the Colfax Golf Course on Sept. 18. Linnea Schafer finished 14th in the 2.95-mile womens’ race with a personal record (PR) of 20... Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports    September 27, 2018

Lady Broncos volleyball goes 0-3 in matches

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team hit a few mid-season hurdles after they went 0-3 in competition last week. LRS began with a 3-1 loss to defending Northeast 2B South League...

 By Al Stover    News    September 20, 2018

Lind Council approves loan repayment schedule

During the Sept. 11 meeting, the Lind Town Council approved a loan repayment schedule with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). The repayment schedule is for the loan for the Storm Water Project. The Council terminated the contract...

 By Al Stover    News    September 20, 2018

EALD holds artist’s reception for Hershey

The East Adams Library District (EALD) hosted an artist’s reception for interim Menno Mennonite Pastor Lyn Hershey to showcase his paintings and discuss his artwork with library patrons on Friday,...

 By Al Stover    Sports    September 20, 2018

Lady Broncos defeat Tekoa-Rosalia in league opener

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team opened Northeast 2B South League play on Sept. 13 in Tekoa, with a 3-0 sweep against the Lady Timberwolves. The Lady Broncos controlled the match with scores of 25-20, 25-15 and 25-13. The win...

 By Al Stover    News    September 13, 2018

Ritzville Council approves My Farm, Your Table street closure

At the Sept. 4 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved a request from the East Adams Library District (EALD) and the Washington State University Extension Office to close traffic on Main Avenue, from Adams Street to Washington Street, on Sept.... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    September 13, 2018

Cardenas, Valdovinos compete in motocross

Area residents at motocross events might want to look out for a couple of familiar faces. Cousins Julio Cardenas and Robert Valdovinos, both of Lind, compete in motocross, an off-road motorcycle racin...

 By Al Stover    Sports    September 13, 2018

Broncos cross country team competes in Wilbur, Moses Lake

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos cross country team opened the season with a busy week of competition. The Broncos ran in the Wilbur-Creston jamboree at the Big Bend Golf and Country Club on Sept. 5. The team ran a distance of two miles during the...

 By Al Stover    Sports    September 13, 2018

Lady Broncos open season with win against Columbia-Burbank

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team began the 2018 season on Sept. 6 with a nonleague win against Columbia-Burbank. LRS defeated the Lady Coyotes in four sets, 25-12, 18-25, 27-25 and 26-24. The Lady Broncos opened with a strong...

 By Al Stover    News    September 6, 2018

County proposes sales tax increase to enhance criminal justice services

Adams County submitted a measure proposing a sales and use tax increase in the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. If approved, the measure would increase sales tax in Adams County in the amount of three-tenths of one percent. The revenue generated from...

 By Al Stover    News    September 6, 2018

Commissioners open bids for Lind-Hatton, Damon overlay project

During the Sept. 4 meeting, the Adams County Commissioners opened bids for the Lind-Hatton and Damon Road Overlay project. The project consists of an overlay of a .93-mile portion of roadway from Lind-Hatton Road to Damon Road. Adams County Public...

 By Al Stover    News    September 6, 2018

Lind Town Council approves CDSI contract amendment

The Lind Town Council voted 4-0 at the Aug. 28 meeting to approve a contract amendment between Consolidated Disposal Services Inc. (CDSI) and the Town for garbage collection. Council Member Kathy Vedder was absent. At the Aug. 14 meeting, Mayor...

 By Al Stover    News    September 6, 2018

LRHS senior class raises funds at fair

Lind-Ritzville High School seniors Devin Schafer and class Co-President Lakai Panter have attended the annual Wheat Land Communities’ Fair over the years. However, the 2018 fair was the first year...

 By Al Stover    News    August 30, 2018

Local pastor’s art on display at Ritzville Public Library

The East Adams Library District (EALD) is hosting an exhibit featuring paintings by Lyn Hershey at the Ritzville Public Library. Hershey currently serves as a pastor at the Menno Mennonite Church....

 By Al Stover    News    August 30, 2018

County commissioners approve RAP application

The Adams County Commissioners awarded the McManamon Bridge project bid to Halme Construction Inc., at the Aug. 27 meeting. Halme Construction Inc. came in as the low bidder at $1,742,171.02, which was $100,526.95 under the engineer’s estimate. In... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    August 30, 2018

State auditor’s office reports no deficiencies during Adams County exit audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office completed an exit conference with Adams County regarding a financial statement and federal grant compliance audit for the 2017 fiscal year. The conference was held during the Aug. 27 Adams County Commissioners...

 By Al Stover    News    August 30, 2018

Ritzville City Council approves Wage Scale amendment, street closure

During the Aug. 21 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved an ordinance to modify the 2018 city budget. The ordinance amends the budget and the salary schedule to include wage increases for...

 By Al Stover    News    August 30, 2018

Senate candidate Hutchinson visits Ritzville

Washington State Senate Republican candidate Susan Hutchinson stopped at the Lasting Legacy Wildlife Museum in Ritzville for an event on Aug. 23. Elected officials, and residents of Adams County... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    August 23, 2018

Adams County Commissioners sign solid waste interlocal agreement

The Adams County Commissioners voted 2-0 to adopt an interlocal agreement for the county Solid Waste Comprehensive Management Plan at the Aug. 20 meeting. Commissioner Chairman John Marshall was absent from the meeting. Public Works Director Todd... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    August 23, 2018

Lind Council discusses engineering agreement, income survey

During the Aug. 14 Lind Town Council meeting, Mayor Paula Bell presented a draft of the consultant agreement with Century West Engineering for engineering services. The Town selected Century West from three finalists for engineering and consultation...


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