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 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS principal Kevin Terris

Kevin Terris has just started his second year as principal of Lind-Ritzville High School, but he has been in education for longer than that. Much longer. "This is my 24th year in pu... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Lind awarded $750,000 for water service improvement

The town of Lind has been selected by the State of Washington Department of Commerce to receive $750,000 of federal funds to make multiple water-related improvements. The funds come from the federal government’s Community... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports 

Schafer continues to lead the way for LRS cross country

The cross country season continues to roll on. While head coach Morgan Hunt's team is made up of mostly new runners, last year's lone girls team runner Linnea Schafer is back and is... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports 

Lady Broncos go 3-1 in eight-day, four-match stretch

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team faced another tough stretch last week, playing four games in eight days. The Lady Broncos went 3-1 during that period, winning all three league matches while dropping a... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

First ACDC career fair blows away expectations

The Lind/Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Career Showcase made its debut last week at the Gilson Gym in Ritzville and organizers say it was more successful than they had even hoped.... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch

Ask Lind-Ritzville High School family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch to describe her job and she will respond with one sentence. "It's all about preparing kids for life," K... — Updated 10/17/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Ritzville bowling alley to close if new owner isn't found

The Big Bend Bowling Alley in Ritzville will close in a few months if a new owner can't be found, owner Todd Young told The Journal last week. "I don't think I can keep the doors... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Volleyball looks to regroup after straight-sets loss

A busy past two weeks for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team meant a longer rest period before getting back to action this week. LRS entered the week coming off a straight set loss to Liberty on Oct. 1, 25-12,... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Mennonite Country Auction raises over $100,000 for relief efforts

Hundreds of people from Adams, Lincoln and surrounding counties drove out to the Menno Mennonite Church on Oct. 5 for the 42nd Annual Mennonite Country Auction. Between booth sales... — Updated 10/10/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind Town Council to discuss utility prices at special meeting

The Lind Town Council will hold a special meeting to consider raising utility prices. The special workshop meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. No final decision to raise prices will be made at the meeting. The meeting will... — Updated 10/11/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: New LRHS teacher Bryce Court

The Journal's teacher profile series has spoken to several teachers who came to east Adams County from a larger area in seek of a smaller community to call home. The opposite can... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Lady Broncos go 2-2 in four game league stretch

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos girls volleyball squad has had a busy eight days. Between Tuesday Sept. 24 and Tuesday Oct. 1, the Lady Broncos have played four matches. LRS swept Upper Columbia University at home on Sept.... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

LRS transportation supervisor selected as delegate to national transportation congress

Lynn Sackman, Lind-Ritzville Schools’ director of transportation, has been selected to represent Washington as a delegate to the 2020 National Congress on School Transportation, LRS Superintendent Don Vanderholm announced this... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Burn bans lifted yesterday in Adams County

Area burn bans are set to be lifted as of Sept. 26, leaders of area fire districts announced recently. Joel Bell, the chief of the Ritzville Fire Department, says burning can start on Sept. 26. Residents must call the sheriff’s o... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: Washtucna teacher Lisa Landstrom

A new Washtucna teacher hopes her experience with homlessness will help her in dealing with students who are facing that, and other difficulties. Lisa Landstrom, who already has seven years of teaching experience, decided she... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Volleyball splits week, wins league game

A league win and a non-league loss may not be a perfect week, but it's definitely better than the reverse. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team fell to Odessa... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Season in full swing for Broncos cross-country team

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague cross country team’s season is in full swing as the LRS Broncos took part in two meets last week. This followed a week that saw the team race in a Spokane area invite meet that included several 4A... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: Washtucna teacher Joel Boutelle

Growing up, Joel Boutelle didn’t want to be a teacher; he wanted to be a marine biologist. After 38 years as a teacher though, Boutelle will tell you things worked out pretty well. Boutelle, who is starting his first year as a... — Updated 9/19/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Decommissioned army helicopter will fight wildfires in state

A Vietnam-era army helicopter will be serving a new purpose next year in time for the wildfire season. The 49-year-old Huey helicopter was given to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for free. The DNR will spend... — Updated 9/19/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Lady Broncos open season with pair of wins

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team had a strong opening week of play, defeating Reardan on the road on Tuesday and Columbia Burbank at home on Thursday. Tuesday... — Updated 9/19/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

My Farm, Your Table speaker emphasizes food safety, educating public on food production

Dr. Stephany Smith was the guest speaker at the 2019 My Farm, Your Table event in Ritzville on Saturday Sept. 14. Smith is a professor at Washington State University and a... — Updated 9/19/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: Washtucna teacher Lacii Rundquist

With the first day of school behind them, teachers everywhere, new and returning alike, are settling in to the new school year. One such teacher is Washtucna high school and middle... — Updated 9/12/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Ritzville's Lacey Miller to begin collegiate softball career

Lacey Miller fell in love with softball in third grade. She played throughout her schooling in the Lind-Ritzville Schools co-op. Now, she's ready to take it to the next level after... — Updated 9/12/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Taking a look at the 50th Annual Ritzville Rodeo

The 50th edition of the Ritzville Rodeo took place September 30-31 and competitors came from across the Northwest and beyond to compete. In the bareback competition, Cooper Wicks... — Updated 9/12/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Winning Mindset begins at Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

Paul Swanson Jr., a former Ritzville High School football player who went on to play for Arkansas State University, returned to Ritzville last week as part of Winning Mindset... — Updated 9/12/2019

 

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