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 By Brent Johnson    News

LRS prepares for school year with staff turnovers, pay increases

LIND – The Lind and Ritzville school districts have spent the summer adapting to a number of staff changes and increases in pay and benefits, while enrollment numbers have gone down slightly since 2021. Both school boards met J... — Updated 8/3/2022 Full story

 By Brent Johnson    News

Ritzville and Adams County agree to matching funds on broadband project

RITZVILLE – The City Council voted last Tuesday to contribute $85,877 in matching funds for its portion of the Adams County Broadband Project. The match will come from the city’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery fund. A grant of... — Updated 8/3/2022


FBLA members return from Chicago conference

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America had an eventful trip to its national conference in Chicago, Ill., earlier this month. The theme of t... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Brent Johnson    News

Ritzville council updates nuisance ordinance

RITZVILLE -- The City Council amended the nuisance ordinance to provide for more effective enforcement of penalties during its July 5 meeting. Ordinance No. 2159 pertains to the unsightly or unsanitary conditions on property within... — Updated 7/14/2022

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Lind ag pilot killed in plane crash

LIND – An experienced local crop-dusting pilot was killed in a plane crash Saturday, July 2. Pilot Gavin Morse, 38, of Lind, was pronounced dead at the scene in a field west of t... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Brent Johnson    News

Two new officers 'on track' for academy

RITZVILLE – The Police Department may soon have two new officers. During the Tuesday, June 21 City Council meeting, Police Chief Dave McCormick said Ryan Borden and Robert Dew have passed their physical fitness tests and are ... — Updated 6/28/2022

 By Brent Johnson    News

Man charged in Washtucna shooting

RITZVILLE – A local man is being held on $500,000 bail after being arrested in connection with a shooting in Bassett Park on Monday, June 20. Steven Allen Stone, 35, of Washtucna, was booked into the Adams County Jail on charges o... — Updated 6/28/2022

 By Brent Johnson    News

FFA teams bring home awards

PULLMAN – The Lind-Ritzville chapter of Future Farmers of America closed out this school year with a solid record of achievements, bringing home high marks from Career D... — Updated 6/22/2022


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