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 By Brandon Cline    News

Klein crowned queen at Ritzville Rodeo banquet

Julia Klein was crowned as the queen of the 2020 Ritzville Rodeo at the association's annual banquet on Jan. 19, in front of a packed crowd at the American Legion Hall. Klein was... — Updated 1/4/2021

 By Brandon Cline    News

Two tapped for All-State-Band

RITZVILLE — Two local students have been named to the All-State Band. Amy Anderson and Alexis Melcher were selected to participate in one of the Washington Music Educators Association’s All-State performing groups this year,... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Quiet zone debate resurfaces at Ritzville City Council meeting

The Jan. 21 Ritzville City Council meeting started off on a familiar note, as the debate about designating the city as a quiet zone took center stage. The topic of the quiet zone... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos ride three-game win streak into final week of regular season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos have momentum heading into the final two games of the regular season, winning both of their league games in the past week. The Broncos got the... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Opinion

Letter from the Editor: Saying goodbye and giving thanks

Well, this is really the first time I’ve had to write one of these, so let’s see how it goes. This week will be my last with The Journal. I have recently accepted a position with a news organization in southwestern Washington,... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

EARH practitioner provides view on Wuhan coronavirus

East Adams Rural Healthcare nurse practitioner Julie Trofibio provided her perspective on the Wuhan coronavirus that originated in China and has spread across the globe, including in Washington state, at the Adams County Public... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ag groups, lawmakers react to recent trade deals

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed into law this week and the U.S. and China announced a preliminary trade agreement earlier this month, in a development that has brought a sigh of relief to agriculture... — Updated 1/30/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Busy week for LRS grapplers has highs and lows

A week with three events over a span of five days saw several Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestlers make progress on the mat, while the late grind of the season has been a challenge physically for a couple of Broncos. South League... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos enter homestretch after splitting pair of league games

As the regular season winds down, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos have turned their focus to closing out league play strongly and earning as high a seed as possible in the Northe... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

EWU program opens door to healthcare industry for high school students

An Eastern Washington University project is allowing high school students in the eastern part of the state who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare to participate in a program in a hospital, clinic or healthcare... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Fundraiser for Cody family set for Saturday

A fundraiser for the Cody family will be held at the Big Bend Bowling Alley in Ritzville this Saturday, Jan. 18. The event will raise funds for the family of Jess Cody, a Ritzville woman who was killed in a wrong-way collision... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Palouse to Cascades trail report to legislators seeks input from Adams County landowners

RITZVILLE - A meeting about the Adams and Whitman County portion of the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail was well attended in Ritzville on Jan. 8, with over 30 community members... — Updated 1/21/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos lose heartbreaker in Colfax, go 1-1 on weekend

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had everything working in the first half of the team’s road game against the Colfax Bulldogs, and a 5-1 start to league play was well within reach. Then, the third quarter happened. After jumpin... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Eight Broncos finish in top four at home tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team wasn't able to compete against the entire field that was expected at the team's home tournament over the weekend, but several LRS... — Updated 1/16/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Bringing rail service back to Ritzville

A passenger train hasn't stopped regularly in Ritzville for nearly 50 years, but a committed group of citizens is looking to change that fact after recent movement at both the... — Updated 1/14/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Two Bronco wrestlers take home first place finishes in Coulee City

It was, by most measures, a very successful weekend for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling squad at the Banks Lake Brawl in Coulee City, with two of the team’s grapplers winning their brackets and three others finishing in the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos match win total from last season with league sweep

What a difference a year can make for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball program. Just one year removed from a season where the team went 8-15 with an early exit in the... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

County's federal representatives react to killing of Iranian general

Adams County’s federal representatives had a mixed reaction to the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3, mostly falling along party lines. Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Kragt chosen to head hospital board in 2020

John Kragt was unanimously chosen by his fellow commissioners to be the next chairman of the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 board at its regular meeting on Dec. 19. The nomination for Kragt to lead the five-member... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

City of Ritzville's 2020 budget forecasts a busy year ahead

As the new year began this week, the 2020 budget for the city of Ritzville has also taken effect as well. It calls for a busy year ahead for the city, tackling a wide variety of projects and issues. As The Journal has reported in... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville woman killed in wrong-way crash

Two people were killed and five more were injured in a wrong-way crash about eight miles south of Lind on State Route 395 on the evening of Dec. 29. According to the Washington State Patrol one of the vehicles, a 2015 Toyota... — Updated 1/2/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Two killed, including Ritzville resident, in wrong-way crash near lind

Two people were killed and five more were injured in a wrong-way crash involving two vehicles about eight miles south of Lind on State Route 395 on the evening of Dec. 29. According to the Washington State Patrol one of the... — Updated 12/30/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Busy week has mixed results for Broncos basketball

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had a busy four-day stretch as they entered the Christmas break last week, playing two league games and one non-league game in that span. The... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville City Council agrees to update city financial policies

The Ritzville City Council agreed to update its financial policies beginning next year, after approving Resolution No. 2019-18 at its Dec. 17 meeting. The 16-page resolution was approved on a 6-1 vote, with councilmember Michelle... — Updated 12/26/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City of Ritzville receives state transportation grants totaling $978K

The Ritzville City Council unanimously approved two grant agreements for projects from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) at its Dec. 17 council meeting, totaling almost $1 million. The two agreements... — Updated 12/26/2019


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