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Colfax takes league win from LRS, Broncos return home to face Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos went on the road to face league competitor, the Colfax Bulldogs. The Broncos were handed a 29-13 loss by Colfax and Head Coach Greg Whitmore said the difference of the game came down to special teams. The game...

 

A grateful goodbye

Seven years ago, I walked through the doors of The Ritzville Journal to start my career as a journalist. I knew the role would help shape my future, but did not have any idea how much the next few years would impact my life. It has been an absolute...

 

Hospital District completes renovation projects at EARH

Renovation projects at East Adams Rural Healthcare are drawing to a close with the completion of concrete work on sidewalks and roof replacements. At the Board of Commissioners meeting on Sept. 27, the commissioners approved a contractor to complete... Full story

 

Historical Society meeting focuses on Native American heritage in Adams County

The annual meeting of the Adams County Historical Society drew a large crowd to the fellowship hall at Zion Philadelphia UCC on Sunday, Sept. 30, where attendees enjoyed a meal and presentation about... Full story

 

Food travels from farm to table at annual event

Locally raised livestock was the main dish during the My Farm, Your Table event at the American Legion Hall on Sept. 29. The event focuses on teaching about crops and the process of moving those...

 

LRS secures Homecoming win, preps for league competition

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos secured a 20-6 win against Columbia-Burbank during the Homecoming game on Sept. 21. The game served as the final nonleague contest, before the Broncos move into... Full story

 

My Farm, Your Table returns to downtown Ritzville

Local producers will take center stage at the second annual My Farm, Your Table event on Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Ritzville. Residents are invited to attend the afternoon event to discuss area... Full story

 

School boards provided with updates from administration, community

The Lind and Ritzville School Board of Directors were provided with updates regarding the first month of school, ongoing activities in extracurricular student activities, and an upcoming levy that will appear on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot....

 

Galbreath presents to AAUW chapter about Tech Trek experience

The members of the Ritzville Chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) enjoyed an energetic and informational presentation from Taylor Galbreath on Sept. 12. The local AAUW chapter... Full story

 

WLCF groundskeepers find Ritzville as home away from home

Dick Rauscher and Melinda Stanfield found a small slice of paradise when they discovered the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds in June. In what seemed to be a destined coincidence, the couple stum...

 

WLCF Junior Livestock Auction nets $78,018 - Committee honors Bob Schoessler with Lifetime Service Award

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Junior Livestock Sale ran without a hitch on Sept. 1, as exhibitors and buyers gathered at the fairgrounds for the annual event. According to Livestock Sale Treasure...

 

Broncos suffer nonleague loss to Northwest Christian

An on the road loss marked a 1-1 record for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team. The Broncos suffered a nonleague loss to Northwest Christian with a final score of 34-13. The Broncos had...

 

New Knuth kitchen honors decades of dedication

Area residents and family members of Wilma Knuth gathered on Aug. 31 for the unveiling of the newly remodeled kitchen in the Knuth Building on the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds. The project...

 

Andersons selected to serve as grand marshals for Ritzville Community Parade on Saturday

Attendees of the Ritzville Community Parade will see two familiar faces at the helm of the event, as Dale and Yvonne Anderson have been selected as the 2018 Grand Marshals. As active members of the co... Full story

 

Ritzville School Board awards bid for modernization project, construction expected to begin mid-September - Teachers present to Boards as salary negotiations continue

The Ritzville School District moved one step closer to progressing on the Lind-Ritzville High School (LRHS) modernization project, after the Ritzville School Board of Directors unanimously awarded the construction contract to Walker Construction on...

 

Hospital commissioners approve sale of EACC facility

With only three commissioners present, but with a quorum, the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the sale of East Adams Care Center and three parcels of property. The sale does not include the...

 

Broncos host annual Jamboree, prep to face Davenport

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos returned to the gridiron on Friday night to start preparing for the upcoming season. The Broncos hosted the annual Jamboree, with six area teams coming to Ritzville...

 

New administrator joins Lind-Ritzville team as high school principal

As the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School Districts prepare for the 2018-19 school year, new leadership will be in place for high school students. Kevin Terris joins the administration team in his firs...

 

School boards plan for upcoming year with approval of bids, budget

The monthly meeting for the Lind and Ritzville School Boards resulted in the approval of budgets, as well as accepting milk, fuel and bread bids for the local districts. The Boards met on July 26 to discuss plans for the upcoming school year, and... Full story

 

Senator Murray travels to Ritzville to listen to the potential impact of tariffs for local ag industry

Senator Patty Murray made a special trip to Ritzville on Aug. 7 to meet with agricultural industry leaders and receive feedback regarding the current tariffs situation in the nation. The ongoing... Full story

 

Lind-Ritzville Schools welcome new leadership in superintendent role

Amongst the changes for the 2018-19 school year, the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools will have new representation in the superintendent position. Donald Vanderholm is taking the helm in the...

 

Staffing, nursing retention primary focus of EARH Board

The East Adams Rural Healthcare Board of Commissioners returned their focus to staffing during the July 26 meeting. The primary focus for the Commissioners was retaining staff in the nursing department so as to decrease the amount of contractual... Full story

 

Audit report presented to Hospital Board

The Adams County Hospital District No. 2 received the December 2017 and 2016 financial audit report, prepared by Dingus Zarecor and Associates, during the July 26 Board of Commissioners meeting. The report included internal control improvements for...

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    July 26, 2018

Informational meeting provides insight on paid family, medical leave program

Representatives from the Employment Security Department (ESD) presented locally regarding the upcoming paid family and medical leave program, which benefits will be available starting in January 2020 with premiums beginning collection in 2019. The in...

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    July 26, 2018

EARH offering free healthcare classes to area residents

Improving mental and physical wellness is a primary focus of East Adams Rural Healthcare. As part of the focus on complete body health, EARH is offering complimentary classes for residents to attend...

 

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