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Man remembered for service to country and community

RITZVILLE - Rudy Thaut is remembered as a man who served his community after service in the U.S. Army that included 42 months as a prisoner of war in a Japanese prison camp. "Rudy g... — Updated 8/3/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Iron Legacy Ranch offers fun for all ages

RITZVILLE – Day camps of horse back riding lessons are in full swing at Iron Legacy Ranch near Ralston this summer. The Ranch, located at 651 N. Benzel Road, is owned by Heidi... — Updated 8/3/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    Opinion

Farewell to the Ritzville Journal

This is my last issue as editor of the Ritzville Adams County Journal, as I have accepted another job here in town. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for letting me share your stories over the past year and a half.... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Improper merge sends man to Harborview

KITTITAS COUNTY – Charges are pending against a Moses Lake man after he attempted to merge into a lane of traffic on Interstate 90, allegedly causing another vehicle to roll over. According to a Washington State Patrol... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

City hears requests for funding and safety

RITZVILLE – The mayor and city council heard two requests regarding funding and one request concerning public safety at their regular meeting July 20. During public comment at the... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Towed vehicle catches fire on I-90

RITZVILLE – A vehicle caught fire three miles west of Ritzville on Interstate 90 as it was being towed by a motor home Wednesday afternoon, July 21. Driving the motor home was... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

The harvest is on

RITZVILLE – Area farmers are busy harvesting fields, with the drought affecting yields and protein counts of some crops. Mark Schoesler spoke from his combine while harvesting... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Washington's DOE declares drought emergency

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology issued a drought emergency for nearly all of the state July 14. A drought emergency declaration means water supply is projected to b... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Council considers drought resolution for fireworks

LIND – Town council discussed drafting an ordinance or resolution to restrict fireworks in the case of extremely dry conditions at their July 13 meeting. Mayor Paula Bell said Lind Fire Chief Kevin Starring was unable to attend... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Ballots have been mailed

RITZVILLE - Ballots have been mailed for the August 3 Primary Election. If you did not receive an Adams County Voters' Pamphlet in the mail, you can pick one up in the Adams County elections office at 106 W Main or the Adams... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Fire crews knockdown Fishtrap Flames

FISHTRAP – Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1, led by Fire Chief Mitch Lowry, responded to a fire near Fishtrap Lake Sunday, July 11, around 7 p.m. Fishtrap Lake is a... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Softball players awarded honors

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville-Sprague softball team honored players with awards at their annual banquet last month. Named Captains for the team are Kelsey Billigmeier and Sadie... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

Locals receive awards from Caring Neighbors

RITZVILLE – Seven local non-profits recently received financial awards from Caring Neighbors. The Ritzville Fire Department was given $3,000 to go towards the purchase of air... — Updated 7/13/2021

 

Dinner and show a success

RITZVILLE - Krystal Hernandez, right, smiles after the rush of cooking 41 plates of Carne Asada for the Ritzville Eagles' membership drive dinner and comedy show Friday, July 9.... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

RDDA looks for support in hiring executive director

RITZVILLE – A request from the Ritzville Downtown Development Authority (RDDA) for the city council to write a letter in support of the RDDA applying for a grant was turned down... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Legislation placing restrictions on law enforcement takes effect next week

RITZVILLE – Law enforcement officers will be doing business differently, with new legislation signed by Governor Inslee May 18 going into effect July 25. Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick gave city council members a heads-up... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Local Ritzville resident arrested - again

RITZVILLE – Local resident Brian Massy is in jail again. Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick said Massy was arrested without incident by officers of the Ritzville Police Department assisted by Adams County Sheriff's deputies... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Vehicle ignites on Highway 395

LIND – Volunteer firefighters quickly responded to a vehicle that caught fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 395, about four miles north of Lind Thursday afternoon, July 1. Th... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Hoopsters named to All League Teams

RITZVILLE - Northeast 2B league basketball teams named their All-League players, with three Bronco girls and two Bronco boys receiving this distinguished honor. For the NE 2B Girls... — Updated 7/8/2021

 

Whitmore named State Athletic Director of the Year

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville School District's Athletic Director, Greg Whitmore, was named the Washington State Athletic Director of the Year by the Washington State Secondary... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Adams County gets new clerk

RITZVILLE – Katie Sloan is the new Adams County Clerk, sworn in to her position Wednesday, June 30. She was to begin taking over responsibilities in her new role the following... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Othello receives state rec. grants

OTHELLO – The city was awarded $1,350,000 in grants from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which will be used to improve Lions Park. The city plans to use the funding to replace 1950's playground... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Fire danger burn restrictions put in place

RITZVILLE – Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of County Commissioners enacted Fire Danger Burn Restrictions during a special meeting Thursday, June 29. Resolution 2021-1 restricts unauthorized open burning,... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Inslee denies requests for drought emergency

RITZVILLE – Governor Jay Inslee is refusing requests to declare a drought emergency in Washington state. "As the extremely hot temperatures have reminded us, much of eastern Washington, including our wheat-growing regions, is in... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Video of bike theft leads to arrest

RITZVILLE – Law enforcement officers arrested a man for theft and criminal trespassing after a residential video showing a man taking a bicycle from a home was forwarded to the police department. Brian Massy of Ritzville, age 33,... — Updated 7/8/2021

 

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