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Lind Lions Club plants over 1,000 eggs in city park

LIND - The Lions Club hid over 1,000 eggs in the city park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The playground in the park was taped off into four categories: ages 1-3, Preschool and... — Updated 4/6/2021


That NW Bus as colorful and beloved as ever

WASHTUCNA - That NW bus, a popular stop for tourists traveling to Palouse Falls and college students heading to Pullman, saw lots of action as it got yet another coat of paint... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Latest donation could seal the deal

LIND – Hagen Carlson received a check from Big Bend Electric in the amount of $800 towards his fundraiser to purchase oxygen machines for school gymnasiums. Carlson, a... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Kadlec appointed as Ritzville's Interim Mayor

RITZVILLE – City council met for a special meeting to select an interim mayor Thursday, April 1, following the resignation of Mayor Gary Cook March 31. Mayor Pro Tem Scott Yaeger... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Teacher Kneale enjoys youngsters' personalities

RITZVILLE – Second-grade teacher Chelsea Kneale was chosen for the Above and Beyond Award, presented by Principal Cindy Deska at the Lind-Ritzville School Board meeting. "Chelsie... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Graduation waiver approved

LIND – In their school board meeting Tuesday, Mar. 30, Lind and Ritzville members unanimously approved an emergency waiver of high school graduation credits. This is in addition to a policy already in place which authorizes the... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Kids score big in Easter Egg Hunt

LIND – The Lions Club hid more than 1,000 eggs in the city park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The playground in the park was taped off into four categories: ages 1-3,... — Updated 4/6/2021


Killian named 2022 Distinguished Young Woman

RITZVILLE – Four Lind-Ritzville high school juniors competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women program, with a showcase event highlighting the girls' talent, fitness and... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Dust storm prompts I-90 closure

RITZVILLE – Part of Interstate 90 was closed for much of Sunday, due to high winds and blowing dust. The closure began at 3:30 p.m. and lasted until the late evening, with the... — Updated 3/30/2021


Broncos fall in post-season

SPANGLE - The Broncos girls fell short Monday night, 3-2, and were eliminated from post-season play by the Liberty (Spangle) Lancers. Set scores in the NE2B league semifinal were... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Cross Country competes in Kettle Falls

KETTLE FALLS – The Broncos high school and middle school runners competed in a league qualifier in Kettle Falls Saturday, Mar. 27, with freshman Caleb Heater moving on to the league championship in Asotin Saturday, April 3.... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Whitmore honored by students, WIAA

RITZVILLE – Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) staff traveled over from Renton Thursday, Mar. 25, to honor Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and 2020 WIAA... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Distracted driver rolls vehicle off Highway 261

RALSTON – A vehicle traveling north on Highway 261, south of Ralston near Herman Road, rolled and came to rest in a wheat field Monday morning, around 8 a.m. The driver, a... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Othello man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges

RITZVILLE – An Othello man pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, in Adams County Superior Court Monday, Mar. 22. Felipe Tapia-Perez, 27, remains in Adams County Jail on $50,000 bail... — Updated 3/30/2021


Lind town council considers quiet zone

LIND – Councilperson Jim Dworshak presented information on quiet zones at the Mar. 23 town council meeting. Dworshak said for a quiet zone to be in place, the town would have to accept full accountability, and insurance would be... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Project started to replace the McElroy Coulee bridge

RITZVILLE – The dilapidated McElroy Coulee Bridge south of Ritzville on Highway 261 is getting replaced. The bridge is located at milepost 57.7, at the junction of Leisle Road... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Easter Egg Hunts: some cancelled, others improvised

WASHTUCNA – The school's All Student Body (ASB) will be sponsoring a Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 2, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to drive by the Washtucna school, and volunteers will give adults bags ful... — Updated 3/30/2021 Full story


Dakota Killian selected as 2022 Distinguished Young Woman

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville's Distinguished Young Women Showcase event brought four young women vying for scholarships and awards to the stage to show off their talents Sunday, Mar.... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Mayor Cook presides over last meeting

RITZVILLE – For his last City Council meeting, Gary Cook included a letter summing up his 17 years of service, first as a councilman and the last five as mayor. Cook said when he... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Pastime reopens on Saint Patrick's Day

RITZVILLE – The Pastime officially reopened Wednesday, Mar. 17, after closing in mid-November due to Coronvirus restrictions. Owners Dave Benedict and Aimee Guiles held a soft... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Candidates interviewed for interim mayor

RITZVILLE – The City Council interviewed the two remaining candidates - Councilwoman Debbie Chapman and former Mayor Linda Kadlec - for interim mayor Tuesday, Mar. 16. The council... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Schoesler reports on bills passed by Senate

OLYMPIA – Tuesday, Mar. 8, was the deadline for the Senate to pass it's own bills, other than those considered "necessary to implement the budget." "With floor cutoff now... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Attorney drills health officer with questions

RITZVILLE – Adams County Health Officer Dr. Alex Brzezny presented county commissioners an update on the status of COVID-19 in the county and elsewhere at their Mar. 10 meeting. Following the presentation, Adams County... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Blood drive brings donors old and new

RITZVILLE – A community blood drive at Lind-Ritzville High School netted units of blood for East Adams Rural Healthcare Friday, Mar. 12. "It's been a pretty good day. We had some... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Concern expressed over water usage

LIND – Town council heard from a citizen concerned about upcoming use for Well No. 6 at their March 9 meeting. Darla Shaver told council members her well was still recovering from the amount of water pumped out of the town's... — Updated 3/16/2021


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