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 By Brandon Cline    News    February 14, 2019 

Ranch employee kills wolf near Sprague Lake

A gray wolf was shot and killed in a "caught-in-the-act" incident on a northeastern Adams County ranch near Sprague Lake on Feb. 4, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife....

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    February 14, 2019 

Council moves ahead with 1st Avenue Project bid, discusses Appliance Pickup Day

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 5, with a host of topics on the agenda. The council kicked off the meeting in an executive session to discuss the contract for a new golf manager at the Ritzville Golf Course,...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Weather wreaks havoc for Broncos in postseason

It's been a tumultuous week for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team, as the winter weather that has pounded the state has wreaked havoc on the schedule for the Northeast 2B Conference...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    February 14, 2019 

All four LRS wrestlers advance to State-without playing a single match

Due to inclement weather that affected driving conditions throughout the state, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association cancelled all regional wrestling tournaments in the state. That included the Regional Tournament that four...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Lady Broncos split first two games of conference tournament

After a week of inclement weather and a pair of postponements, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball squad is trying to get its postseason back on track. Following a first-round bye in...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    February 14, 2019 

How new WIAA changes may-and may not-affect LRS

The WIAA Representative Assembly voted Jan. 28 to approve two new amendments regarding the Association’s classification system, which will go into effect starting with the 2020-21 school year. The amendments significantly alter the classification...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    February 7, 2019

Principals provide update following end of first semester

The Lind and Ritzville School Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Jan. 28, as they received updates from the principals and Superintendent Don Vanderholm following the end of the first semester of the school year. Lind-Ritzville High...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    February 7, 2019

LRHS Modernization Project currently on track and within budget

The Lind-Ritzville High School Modernization Project is on-schedule and proceeding according to plan, according to an update provided by Superintendent Don Vanderholm at the Lind and Ritzville School...

 

Broncos win opening game of conference tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team opened Northeast 2B Conference Tournament play in winning style on Feb. 5, defeating the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 54-49 to move into the tournament's...

 

Four LRS grapplers advance to Regionals on Feb. 9

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling squad took seven wrestlers to the South League Tournament in Pomeroy on Feb. 2, and four of those wrestlers will be advancing to this weekend’s Regional Tournament in Liberty. Wrestlers who finished in t...

 

Lady Broncos earn first-round bye in conference tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team ended the regular season on a high note last weekend, and in doing so clinched the South’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Northeast 2B Conference Tournament that began earlier this...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 31, 2019

Ritzville tow truck stolen, recovered in northeastern Oregon

A Ritzville tow truck was stolen and was later found—along with the driver who allegedly stole it—in a northeastern Oregon town last week. According to Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick, the department received a phone call from the manager...

 

Lady Broncos sweep league games, playoffs begin next week

The Lind-Ritzville Lady Broncos surged ahead as the end of the regular season draws nearer, winning a pair of league games last weekend to improve to 6-3 in league play on the season. It was a...

 

Broncos wrestlers finish regular season play, set sights on playoffs

The regular season is in the rearview mirror for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling squad, as they now have their sights set on the postseason. The Broncos wrapped up regular season play with a South League match in Colfax on Jan. 26, with...

 

Broncos basketball loses pair of heartbreakers

It was a backbreaking weekend for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team, as they lost a pair of heartbreakers on back-to-back days to fall to 2-7 in league play on the season. The...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 24, 2019

Nygren crowned Ritzville Rodeo Queen at annual banquet

A packed house of about 140 people filled the American Legion Hall on Jan. 20 to watch the coronation of the 2019 Ritzville Rodeo Queen, Rachel Nygren, as a part of the Ritzville Rodeo Association's...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 24, 2019

Ritzville council deals with housekeeping, talks infrastructure planning

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 15, as the council dealt with some housekeeping items and discussed Public Works’ infrastructure plan. The meeting started with the council voting to approve seven...

 

Broncos basketball drops pair of league games

It was a tough weekend for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team, as they dropped a pair of league games to fall to 2-5 in league play and 6-10 overall on the season. The Broncos started their weekend on the road in Spangle on Jan. 18...

 

Lady Broncos get big win over Colfax, playoffs in sight

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos split a pair of league games over the weekend to move to 4-3 in league play as the end of the regular season draws nearer. The Lady Broncos' weekend got off to...

 

Lady Broncos sweep pair of weekend league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos thrashed their way through two league games last weekend, winning both games handily and improving to 3-2 in league play. The dominance started on Jan. 11...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 17, 2019

CF Industries awards Ritzville School District $3,750 in mini-grants

The Ritzville Terminal of CF Industries awarded teachers in the Ritzville School District $3,750 in mini-grants on Jan. 14, as a part of the company's Classroom Mini-grant Program. Through the...

 

Broncos basketball earns split decision in weekend tilts

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team split a pair of league games last weekend, as they now sit with a 2-3 record in league play and a 5-8 record overall on the season. The Broncos came... Full story

 

Broncos wrestling has busy week as season wears on

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling squad took to the mats three times last week, as postseason play continues to draw nearer. The team first traveled to Ephrata on Jan. 8 to take part in the second Ephrata Mix & Match of the season. Eighth...

 

Broncos basketball gets first league win

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos returned from a long break this past weekend with a pair of home games, picking up their first league win of the season against the Reardan Indians and falling to...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 10, 2019

Ritzville City Council approves 110 Fund awards for 2019

The Ritzville City Council briskly made its way through its first meeting of 2019, with only a few items to address on the agenda. Councilman Mike Schrag was excused from the meeting, with all other councilmembers present. With the passing of the...

 

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