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 By Brandon Cline    News    June 20, 2019 

Biosolids, soil health key topics at 103rd annual Lind Field Day

The 103rd edition of Washington State University's Lind Field Day took place at the Lind Dryland Research Station on June 13, as WSU and United States Department of Agriculture researchers shared...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    June 20, 2019 

Cars, pickups and grain trucks light up Lind Lions Club Arena

Cars, pickups and grain trucks raced for glory-and prize money-on both days of the 32nd Annual Lind Combine Demolition Derby on June 7 and 8....

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 13, 2019

Hannas, Young named Derby co-champs

When the dust finally settled in the Lind Lions Club Arena on Saturday night, two drivers emerged victorious and shared the title as the winner of the 32nd Annual Lind Combine Demolition Derby. Caleb...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 13, 2019

Sculpture of American flag constructed near fairgrounds

If you've driven out to the Wheat Land Communities' Fairgrounds any time in the past couple of weeks, you undoubtedly noticed the newest addition to the Ritzville community art scene: an enormous...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 13, 2019

Infrastructure the focus at Ritzville City Council meeting

A fairly brief Ritzville City Council meeting on June 11 turned attention away from the ongoing process for the proposed memory care center and nuisance ordinance ‘show cause’ hearings, and toward infrastructure developments and potential future...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 6, 2019

LRHS grads earn over $250,000 in scholarships

Thirty-five young adults celebrated one of the biggest milestones of their life last weekend at the Gilson Gymnasium, as they graduated and received their diploma from Lind-Ritzville High School in...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 6, 2019

School boards adopt new policies, new course offerings coming

The Lind and Ritzville school boards met for their monthly meeting on May 28, as the boards adopted three new policies, approved several significant personnel changes, and district principals highlighted new course offerings for the 2019-2020 school...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 30, 2019

Rural care a passion for new doctor at EARH

Earlier this month, East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) welcomed a new doctor to its family with the addition of Dr. Anthony Anderson, MD, as a family medicine specialist. Anderson most recently...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 30, 2019

Proposed memory care center takes big step forward

A lengthy Ritzville City Council meeting on May 21 resulted in significant progress toward the overall completion of East Adams Rural Healthcare’s (EARH) sale of property to Gibraltar Senior Living, who plan on developing the property into a...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 30, 2019

Ominous beginning can't put a damper on third annual Art in the Park

An ominous beginning couldn't put a damper on this year's Art in the Park, as the show staged its third annual event at the Ritzville City Park and is beginning to feel like a mainstay during...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 23, 2019

Ex-Lind High School student returns home to share story of perseverance and passion

A former Lind High School student shared his story to LRMS and LRHS students on May 16, and if nothing else asked them to take away this one simple concept: imagine the unimaginable for yourself. Tim...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 23, 2019

Ritzville mayoral race to be contested, more local filing period updates

Filing week across the state of Washington wrapped up last Friday, and residents in eastern Adams County should prepare to see more of the same, familiar faces for the near future. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be any drama on the ballot...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 23, 2019

LRS softball season ends in District Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball season came to an end over the weekend in the Northeast 2B District Tournament, as the team came up one win shy of guaranteeing a second consecutive be...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 16, 2019

City holds 'show cause' hearings in effort to impose nuisance ordinance

Nine ‘show cause’ hearings were the stars of the Ritzville City Council meeting on May 7, as the City continues its crackdown on properties violating Ritzville’s nuisance ordinance. Collectively, the nine hearings took close to an hour to get...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 16, 2019

First Avenue Project currently ahead of schedule

The First Avenue Project is ahead of schedule, according to an update provided by councilmember Scott Yaeger at the most recent Ritzville City Council meeting on May 7. The project, which spans from J...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 16, 2019

Capital budget includes funds to repair Washtucna Heritage Museum roof

With other big-name projects in Adams County also receiving funding in the 2019-21 state capital budget, it might have been difficult to notice the $24,000 that had been set aside in the budget for the Washtucna Heritage Museum. But for the museum,...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Editorial: Celebrate Memorial Day by making a difference locally

Memorial Day weekend is often a time for families to take a break from the monotony of everyday life, to pack into their cars, RVs and trailers for an extended weekend of camping, or maybe just staying at home for a weekend of relaxing and...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 16, 2019

2019 tennis campaign ends at District Tournament for LRS

The tennis season came to an end for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos last week in the Northeast 2B District Tournament. No players from the Broncos were able to advance to the Regional Tournament t...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 9, 2019

State capital budget includes funds for proposed Ritzville Business & Entrepreneurship Center

The $4.9 billion 2019-21 state capital budget (SHB 1102) was passed in both the Washington House and Senate last month on nearly unanimous votes, and was delivered to Governor Jay Inslee for his...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 9, 2019

Fifth graders get acquainted with justice at Law Day

Local area fifth graders had a fun and learning-filled morning out of the classroom on May 3, as they traveled to the Adams County Courthouse to participate in the annual Law Day. Students from...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 9, 2019

Non-league games a tune-up for Lady Broncos ahead of District Tournament

In a week that had no consequential games on the schedule, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos kept busy with a pair of non-league doubleheaders against 1A schools last week. The Lady Broncos...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 9, 2019

Season ends for Broncos with loss to Northwest Christian in playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball season came to an end last weekend, as they fell to the Northwest Christian Crusaders in the second round of the Northeast 2B District Tournament on May 4. The Broncos, who ended regular season league play...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 2, 2019

New CEO hired at East Adams Rural Healthcare

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners met for its monthly meeting on April 25, and several days later announced that they had hired a new CEO, ending a monthslong process. Since the last regular monthly meeting on...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 2, 2019

School boards approve new policies concerning bullying, instructional materials

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards met for their monthly meeting on April 22, where they approved new policies that deal with topics such as bullying, course design and the selection and adoption of instructional materials. Policy No. 2020 The...

 

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