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 By Brandon Cline    Sports 

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

 By Brandon Cline    Sports 

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

 By Brandon Cline    News 

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

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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

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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

 By Brandon Cline    News

Newhouse co-sponsors bipartisan farm and immigration bill

A bipartisan bill aimed toward addressing immigration and farm issues that is co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse passed the House Judiciary Committee last week, and now moves on to consideration by the U.S. House of... — Updated 12/5/2019

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LRHS' Whitmore to hold weight loss presentation

LRHS health teacher, athletic director and head football coach Greg Whitmore will be holding a presentation next Wednesday that promises to help attendees discover the secret to losing weight. Whitmore is holding the event as the... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Revised hospital budget approved, draws scrutiny

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners approved a revised 2020 budget at its Nov. 21 meeting, which drew scrutiny from one of the board’s commissioners. Chief financial officer Gary Bostrom explain... — Updated 12/5/2019

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City council debates tourism funding allocation

Discussion surrounding how the city has initially suggested to allocate tourism funding for 2020 was plentiful during the Ritzville City Council meeting on Nov. 19. The 110 Tourism Funds, collected by the city through a bed tax... — Updated 11/26/2019

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Where Ritzville residents stand on local issues

City of Ritzville Clerk-Treasurer Julie Flyckt disclosed partial results to an ongoing city survey that asks about many local issues at the city council meeting on Nov. 19. The... — Updated 11/26/2019

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Avista installing smart meters in Ritzville area

Avista recently announced that it is beginning to install new smart meters in Ritzville and Adams County. Last week, The Journal received a letter from Avista stating that a crew wo... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

LRS volleyball crowned academic state champs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague volleyball team has won the WIAA Scholastic Awards Program state championship for 2B volleyball teams. The award is given to the team with the highest... — Updated 11/21/2019

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WWI poster series on display at Ritzville Public Library

The East Adams Library District was recently awarded a World War I poster series that will be on display at the Ritzville Public Library the rest of this month. The poster series, “World War I: Lessons and Legacies,” explores... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Four Bronco football players receive league honors

Four LRS Bronco football players received a total of six All-Opponent Team honors in the Northeast 2B South Division. On offense, senior linemen Cole Cameron and Spencer Miller were... — Updated 11/21/2019


Washtucna museum receives $5,000 donation from Avista

The Washtucna Historical Museum and Community Center received a $5,000 donation from Avista on Nov. 13, which will go toward helping to repair the museum's roof. The donation came... — Updated 11/21/2019

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Witnesses sought in multi-vehicle collision involving Adams County resident

An Adams County resident was injured in a multi-vehicle collision in the early morning of Nov. 14 that has the Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to the collision. Othello’s Blanca Garza, 50, was travelling northbound in... — Updated 11/21/2019

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Giving Tree returns to Ritzville's Umpqua Bank

With the holiday season underway, the Giving Tree is making its return to Umpqua Bank as Christmas inches closer. Forms for The Giving Tree are now available to be picked up at Umpqua Bank on 108 E 1st Ave. The forms need to be... — Updated 11/21/2019

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Eyman writes letter to Adams County Commissioners as part of statewide effort

On Nov. 18, anti-tax activist Tim Eyman emailed Adams County Commissioners as part of a statewide effort to have county-level government officials to intervene in a lawsuit against... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Shed fire breaks out on E. Alder Avenue in Ritzville

A shed with a woman living inside of it caught on fire in the early evening in a Ritzville neighborhood on Nov. 14, and was quickly put out by emergency responders. According to Rit... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Fire breaks out on E. Alder Avenue in Ritzville

A shed with a woman living inside of it caught on fire in the early evening in a Ritzville neighborhood on Nov. 14, and was quickly put out by emergency responders. According to... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Season ends for Broncos in crossover loss to Colfax

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team saw its season come to an end on Nov. 8, falling 59-13 to the Colfax Bulldogs in the Northeast 2B crossover playoffs. The Broncos,... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

EARH Community Forum: Where the hospital is and where it aims to go

East Adams Rural Healthcare held its inaugural community forum on Nov. 4 with the discussion centered around issues the hospital is currently facing, as well as steps that can be taken to try and ensure a stable future. The forum... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City releases 2020 preliminary budget

The city of Ritzville unveiled its preliminary budget for next year at its Nov. 5 city council meeting, which projects a fund increase of 34% from the 2019 total final budget due largely to state and federal funding that the city h... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

EACH Foundation Auction & Dinner raises thousands

The East Adams County Healthcare Foundation went back decades for its old-school dance-themed auction and dinner, raising several thousands of dollars at the annual event on Nov.... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Hospital Board expects revenue jump in 2020 budget

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Directors approved its 2020 budget at its Oct. 23 board meeting, clearing the annual budget hurdle a month earlier than... — Updated 11/7/2019


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