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Chamber gears up for first Harvest Fest promotion

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing to utilize the new city branding by starting promotion for an upcoming Harvest Fest event. Harvest Fest will span through the entire month of September, and any local events can... — Updated 7/19/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Recruitment, finances remain forefront of Hospital Board discussion

The Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Hospital Board of Commissioners continued discussion on recruitment, as well as discussing upcoming changes to the healthcare industry and the current financial report for the District.... — Updated 7/5/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Wind farm proposed for eastern Adams County

After a farming legacy built around wheat production, a new crop is slated for potential harvest in Adams County. NRG Renew is proposing a wind farm to be constructed in eastern... — Updated 7/5/2018

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Vacating process begins at LRHS - Ritzville School Board schedules special meeting for review of Lind Community Church rental contract

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards reviewed the exit process currently underway at Lind-Ritzville High School, as well as moved forward with plans for the upcoming school year during the meeting on June 25. The initial agenda... — Updated 6/28/2018

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Lind Field Day provides research for rotational crop alternatives for dryland wheat farmers

The annual Lind Field Day at the Lind Experiment Station allowed farmers with an opportunity to visit the research field plots and learn about alternatives to current practices on... — Updated 6/21/2018

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Federal firearms license allows Jingling to complete transactions locally

Eastern Washington residents will no longer have to travel a long distance to purchase a firearm, but now can utilize a local resource to help complete the transaction. Ritzville... — Updated 6/14/2018

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Lind-Ritzville grads net over $396,000 in scholarships

Amongst the large crowd packed into Gilson Gymnasium on June 2, 40 individuals proudly stood out as they took a step towards their future after receiving their diploma from... — Updated 6/7/2018 Full story

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Lind, Ritzville School Boards approve athletic combine contract

The Lind-Ritzville School Boards of Directors unanimously approved the athletic combine agreement for Lind-Ritzville/Sprague-Lamont/Washtucna-Kahlotus during the May 29 meeting. During the meeting, the Directors also unanimously... — Updated 6/7/2018

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Hospital Board discusses recruitment, write-offs

The Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners discussed future recruitment for physicians, continuing write-offs and approved for East Adams Rural Healthcare to become a smoke-free campus during the May 24... — Updated 5/31/2018 Full story

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Ritzville Museum Volunteers welcome new board members, prep for summer season

The Ritzville Museum Volunteers hosted their annual meeting on May 15, and welcomed new volunteers and board members to the nonprofit organization. With over 25 people at the meeting, it was the highest attendance at the meeting... — Updated 5/24/2018 Full story

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LRHS students participate in National Prevention Week

Students at Lind-Ritzville High School attended an assembly on May 14 to start discussions and awareness regarding substance abuse and mental health as part of National Prevention... — Updated 5/17/2018 Full story

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Career connected learning topic of Rural Pathways conference

At 21 locations across the state of Washington, participants of the Rural Pathways to Prosperity conference on May 9 gathered to discuss and learn about the importance of career connected learning for young people. The topic was a... — Updated 5/17/2018

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EARH moves forward with joining an ACO

During a special meeting of the Adams County Board of Commissioners Hospital District No. 2 on May 4, the three commissioners present made the decision for East Adams Rural Healthcare to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).... — Updated 5/10/2018

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The Journal subscription, paper rates to increase June 1

Effective June 1, 2018, The Ritzville Adams County Journal will be increasing subscription rates, as well as the cost of an individual newspaper. This change comes after years of discussion, and the need for the business to match... — Updated 5/10/2018 Full story

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ACO decision postponed for EARH

In the absence of two commissioners, the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 board decided to postpone the decision to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). As the primary discussion item for the April 26 meeting,... — Updated 5/3/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Wampum draws large crowd to support WLCF

The Knuth Building played host to a large turnout of supporters for the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair annual Wampum dinner and auction event. The building was packed to the brim wi... — Updated 5/3/2018

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Bartlett opens computer store in downtown Ritzville

Following in his father’s footsteps, Cory Bartlett is the newest business owner to join the Ritzville downtown district. With the opening of Gigamedics, Bartlett brings a... — Updated 5/3/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Administrators present yearend plans to School Boards

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards participated in discussions involving the end of year plans for the local school districts. During the April 23 meeting, the board members also inquired about moving the Lind-Ritzville High Scho... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

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Planning Commission approves conditional use permit for Ritzville School District project

The City of Ritzville Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit based on the Ritzville School District’s application for construction, following a staff review and presentation during the April 11... — Updated 4/19/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Lind Council prohibits marijuana operations in town

As a major discussion point over the past few of years, the Lind Town Council members unanimously approved a marijuana ban within town limits during the regular meeting on April 10. The ordinance prohibits the production,... — Updated 4/19/2018 Full story


Broncos tennis team nets league wins against Davenport, Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague tennis team returned to the courts to compete against Harrington, Davenport and Reardan. The weather has provided the Broncos with challenging outings,... — Updated 4/19/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

School lunches primary topic for Ag Issues FFA team

The Lind-Ritzville Ag Issues team presented five separate public presentations in preparation for their competition at the Washington State FFA Convention in Pullman on May 10-12. The Ag Issues team selected school lunches as... — Updated 4/19/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Congressman Newhouse visits with Ritzville community leaders, business owners

Trade issues, water and tax reform were the primary topics during a community leaders meeting with Congressman Dan Newhouse on April 3 in Ritzville. The meeting was followed by a... — Updated 4/12/2018 Full story


Lady Broncos fastpitch splits league doubleheader with Asotin

The Lady Broncos softball team came ready to play in a league contest against Asotin on March 31 in Ritzville. Their initial intensity faltered in the second game of the... — Updated 4/12/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

AR collection primary topic at Hospital Board meeting

Accounts receivable collection and clarification stood as the primary discussion for the Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners during the March 22 meeting. The District recently hired three additional staff... — Updated 3/29/2018 Full story


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