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 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019 

Adams County Harvest Festival given the green light from Lind Town Council

The Adams County Harvest Festival in Lind scheduled for Saturday has been given final approval by the Lind Town Council. Event organizer Diane Kennedy presented the council with a liquor license,...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019 

Teacher Profile Series: New LRHS English teacher Zachary Swanger

Zachary Swanger knows a little something about the first day of school. He attended school here in the area. Directly after graduating high school, he attended college. This September will be the firs...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019 

County announces special filing period for offices with no candidates

If you’ve ever considered running for public office, now might be your chance. Some public office positions need filling. Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt announced this week that several offices did not receive any candidates during the initial...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019 

EWU announces new tuition payment plans for 2019-20 school year

Lind-Ritzville High School students looking to attend an affordable university close to home will likely take a look at Eastern Washington University. It's a 45 minute drive from Ritzville and has...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019 

County sets minimum bid on property near Lind

The Adams County Board of Commissioners has set a minimum bid of $10,000 for a county tax title property near Lind. The property, which has a Lind address but is outside of the town limits, is located at 125 E. Presnell Road. A public hearing was...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 15, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: New RGS principal Cindy Deska

After four years of serving as the principal of Lind-Ritzville Middle School and Lind Elementary School, Cindy Deska will be moving to the Ritzville Grade School. She says she is excited to return to...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 15, 2019

Company serving fried chicken opens Ritzville location

Chicken lovers rejoice! Ritzville diners will now find a Chester's Chicken stand located in the Ritz Food Mart near I-90. The franchise is owned and operated by Ritz Food Mart owner Bob Bajwa. Chester...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 15, 2019

Washington state to residents: Check your trees

The Washington Invasive Species Council has a message for the residents of Washington: Please check your trees. August is National Tree Check Month, and the WISC wants Washingtonians to take the time to check their trees and swimming pools for...

 

Mini-Golfers take over Ritzville Golf Course

Smiles were big as a group of about 15 young golfers gathered around three professional instructors at the fifth hole green at the Ritzville Golf Course this week. Youth golfers are sharpening their... Full story

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 8, 2019

New electric chargers coming to Ritzville

Looking for a fast place to charge your electric vehicle in Ritzville? Soon, you'll be able to do it in the parking lot of Cow Creek Mercantile by I-90. Earlier this year, Cow Creek Mercantile owner...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 8, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: Lind-Ritzville Middle School math teacher Christina Heater

When the Lind-Ritzville High School closed for construction, it affected more people than just the students and teachers at the high school. It affected everyone at all the schools in the co-op,...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 8, 2019

Brief: LRS recognized for transportation safety

The Washington State Patrol’s recent inspection of the Lind-Ritzville Schools’ buses went so well that the state superintendent took notice. Chris Reykdal, the state of Washington’s superintendent of public education, and John Batiste, chief...

 

EARH to provide sports physicals in Ritzville, Sprague

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Athletics Director Gregg Whitmore is reaching out to his Bronco and Bulldog athletes about sports physicals for the upcoming school year. All school athletes are required to undergo physicals to participate. The physical is...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 8, 2019

School boards approve new budget

A budget was approved, milk and bread contracts were signed and tours were planned during the July Lind-Ritzville Schools board meeting Sept. 29. The Lind and Ritzville school boards gathered inside the Lind-Ritzville Middle School for the second...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 1, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: New LRMS and Lind Elementary principal Darrell Lembcke

The first day of school can be stressful for anyone, especially for someone starting at a new school. Meeting new people and learning a lot of new names can add to the already present stress of...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 1, 2019

Uncertainty still surrounds harvest fest planned for later this month in Lind

A major deadline has passed for the Adams County Harvest Festival and uncertainty remains. For now, the Lind Town Council has agreed to give Diane Kennedy more time to obtain some licenses and permits required for the event to take place. The...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 1, 2019

WSU medical professor visits Ritzville Library's Access Health series

Genes, and what they can mean, was the topic at the latest edition of the Ritzville Public Library’s monthly Access Health series. Dr. Theodore Chauvin, a professor of genetics at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine, w...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 1, 2019

Lind considers purchase of truck

The Town of Lind is considering buying a pickup truck for town use. At the July 23 Lind Town Hall meeting, Mayor Paula Bell presented the council with a page containing information on 10 vehicles she has looked into. The town’s vehicle fund...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 1, 2019

Gingrich heads to Distinguished Young Woman state competition

Katheran Gingrich, Lind-Ritzville's Distinguished Young Woman, is on her way to Pullman to compete in the state round of the national competition on Aug. 3. Gingrich, 17, is a junior at...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 25, 2019

New report shows crime in Ritzville down

The crime rate in Ritzville dropped by 5.9% in 2018 in comparison to 2017, according to the Crime in Washington Annual Report released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs....

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 25, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: Benge's Bob Moore

Six years ago, teacher Bob Moore thought he worked in a "small" elementary school. The Ritzville native worked at Mona Elementary School in Mona, Utah. Mona Elementary School serves around 250...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports    July 25, 2019

LRS summer weight training program up and running

Over 25 student-athletes were packed in the Gilson Gymnasium weight room Monday morning taking part in the third week of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos athletic summer weight training program. Stu...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 25, 2019

Overpass near Ritzville struck by truck­ for third time in 12 months

Earlier this month, the Danekas Overpass on I-90 near Ritzville was struck by a truck. This isn't the first time this has happened. Or even the second time. The accident on July 2 marks the third...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 18, 2019

Uniquely Washington back in business

When Dennis and Mary Chamberlain stood in their Uniquely Washington store on Main Street in downtown Ritzville a few years ago, they could look across the street and see the Snyder Block Building, a...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 18, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS' Thomas Pulliam

Thomas Pulliam is more than just a high school math teacher. While he is a Lind-Ritzville High School math teacher, he's also the superintendent of the Benge School District, a teacher in the online...

 

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