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 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...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 18, 2019

Lind Town Council still concerned about festival planned for late August

Last month, Diane Kennedy told the Lind Town Council that she was waiting on its approval to take the next steps toward planning the Adams County Harvest Festival. The council gave her approval, conditioned on its members’ concerns being met by...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 18, 2019

Benge School remodeled for new school year

Almost 30 miles from Ritzville lies the unincorporated community of Benge. Benge is home to less than 100 people. Some of Benge's children, including all high schoolers, go to school elsewhere....

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 18, 2019

Trial for Ritzville man charged with rape pushed back to October

Michael A. Kuest’s trial for rape in the first degree has been rescheduled from next week to Oct. 22. Kuest, 27, of Ritzville has been in custody since he was arrested on June 3. He is being held on $250,000 bail. A pre-trial hearing and a suppress...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 18, 2019

Lind Town Council discusses banning, or limiting, fireworks

Lind residents have been complaining about people setting off fireworks, Councilwoman Rose Elkington told the rest of the council at the July 9 town council meeting. The issue was discussed, and will...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 11, 2019

LRHS junior to blast off to aerospace residency in Seattle

Lind-Ritzville High School junior Jessica Heater doesn't yet know what she wants to do with her future, but she says she's never thought much about space. She's thinking plenty about it now, ever...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 11, 2019

WSSDA plans next round of legislative lobbying for school districts

Ritzville School Board member Scott Carruth recently attended a Washington State School Directors Association meeting in Federal Way. He gave an overview of the meeting at the June 24 Lind-Ritzville School Cooperative board meeting. WSSDA is the...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 11, 2019

Ritzville man facing assault charge after allegedly injuring woman with car

A Ritzville man suspected of injuring a woman with his car may be facing a charge of second degree assault. Wade Hippen, 31, was arrested after a June 28 incident. The court found for probable cause, and the state can bring charges. Hippen could...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 4, 2019

Superintendent prepares for new school year

When Lind-Ritzville High School students return to school this September, they will be returning to a newly rebuilt building. However, that won’t be the only new feature the school has to offer. Lind-Ritzville School Cooperative Superintendent Don...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 4, 2019

Clean energy projects highlighted at annual ACDC banquet

Construction of Washington state's largest solar farm in Lind, new city branding for Ritzville and Othello and the publishing of Adams County Magazine are among the list of accomplishments the Adams...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 4, 2019

Lind Town Council approves Adams County Harvest Festival-with conditions

The Lind Town Council has approved plans for the Adams County Harvest Festival, but some conditions have been attached. Diane Kennedy, the organizer of the event, joined the June 11 council meeting to request formal approval for the festival....

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 4, 2019

Lind moves ahead with road paving application

The Lind Town Council has authorized Steve Nelson of Century West Engineering to fill out an application on behalf of the town to the Public Works Trust Fund for funding to pave several roads in Lind. The Public Works Trust Fund is a low interest...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 27, 2019

New LRHS building remains on track

The Lind-Ritzville High School is on track to open on time, according to the building's construction leaders. Derek Miller of Architects West and Dan Gordon of Construction Services Group tell The...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 27, 2019

Trial scheduled in July for Ritzville man charged with rape

Editor's note: this article contains some description of an alleged crime that may be disturbing to some readers. Michael A. Kuest, 27, of Ritzville will stand trial on a charge of rape in the first...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 27, 2019

Adams County adds three new graders via seven-year lease

Adams County has leased three new John Deere 770 G Motor Graders. Adams County Public Works Director Todd O'Brien informed the county commissioners at their meeting on June 24 that the graders had...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports    June 27, 2019

LRHS launches summer weight training program

Lind-Ritzville High School athletic director Greg Whitmore wants to help his athletes build strength over the summer, and he hopes it leads to more competitive teams at the school and less injuries...

 

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