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 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

Trick-or-Treaters descend on downtown businesses

RITZVILLE - Kids are taking advantage of the Chamber of Commerce's business Trick-or-Treat event throughout town Friday, Oct. 30 until 4:30 p.m. Don't let the wind scare you away!... — Updated 10/30/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

H2O elves deliver water to those in need

LIND – The town of Lind has been without water for at least the last 48 hours, and citizens are helping each other out by delivering water to those who need it. Resident Denise... — Updated 10/30/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Crash sends four to hospital

CONNELL — A multiple-vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailers sent several people to the hospital Wednesday evening, Oct. 21. Stephan W. Meuchel, 44, of Longview, was ch... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum loses Keith

RITZVILLE – Long-time curator and custodian of the Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum, L.R. Keith, will be resigning from his position after nearly 15 years of volunteer... — Updated 10/29/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

Burroughs Home gets roof repair and restoration

RITZVILLE – Construction and roofing crew members with Authentic Restorations finished up repairs to the porch and roof of the Frank R. Burroughs Home Museum Friday, Oct. 16.... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Republicans call for special session

OLYMPIA – Senator Mark Schoesler hosted a teleconference meeting with members of the House and Senate caucuses to call for a special session to address urgent topics including... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Advent calendar designed for those in need of food

RITZVILLE – The Food Pantry is holding a November food drive for Christmas baskets to be delivered in mid-December. Ashlee Oostra of Ritzville is challenging community members to... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Three-way truck collision sends four to hospital

CONNELL – A multiple-vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailers sent several people to the hospital Wednesday evening, Oct. 21. Stephan W. Meuchel, 44, of Longview, was... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Election ballots posted online as "rejected"

ADAMS COUNTY – An article titled “Adams County Current Results” posted online Thursday, Oct. 22 left some voters concerned. The article, posted on, claimed a total of 2571 ballots had b... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Sheriff accused of election law violations

RITZVILLE - A post endorsing candidates in two county commissioner races was pulled off the Adams County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, after a complaint was filed Oct. 12 with... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Community raises funds for Washtucna museum

WASHTUCNA - A boxed dinner and silent auction proved successful in raising needed funds for the Washtucna Heritage Museum and Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 17. The annual... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Coaches, athletes happy to be back

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville middle and high school athletes began practicing Monday, Oct. 12, in after-school training camps. "Athletes are thrilled to be participating in sports... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Communities plan Halloween activities

RITZVILLE — The Chamber of Commerce made a unanimous decision to move ahead with Fall Fest events, including trick-or-treating. Local businesses will open their doors to costumed... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Lind hires two public works crew members

LIND - Brandon Stinnett and Chris Miller are the city's newest Public Works Department employees. The two were chosen out of four applicants, officials said. Mayor Paula Bell... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Duvall offering massage services

RITZVILLE - Chad Duvall found his passion in life, and those walking into Interconnection Therapeutic Massage are the benefactors of his epiphany. Duvall was 19 when he first... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Can't keep a good man down

RITZVILLE - Dr. Warren Kragt was back in his office Thursday, Oct. 15, after undergoing eye surgery two days earlier. While not treating patients himself, the office is open... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Broncos second in national livestock contest

RITZVILLE- Lind-Ritzville FFA team members Taylor Galbreath, Reagan Snider, Jay Harder, Lane Tellefson and Alyssa Williams took second place in the NILE Virtual Livestock Judging... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Schools move to 'Stage 3.0' of reopening

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville School District moved to Stage 3.0 of a phased-in, reopening program, Monday, Oct. 19. "This means all K-5 students will have the opportunity to parti... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

City okays purchase of new police truck

RITZVILLE – City council members approved purchase of a new Ford F-150 for the police department. City Clerk-Treasurer Julie Flyckt said Police Chief Dave McCormick met with Mayor Gary Cook and herself earlier in the day to look... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

City installs storm drain line

RITZVILLE – Homeowner Jerry Furman was happy to see the city's Public Works crew install a new storm drain line for half a block near his home at the corner of Washington and... — Updated 10/18/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Businesses face fines for coronavirus mask violations

RITZVILLE – Zip's Drive In restaurants in Ritzville, Colfax and Spokane Valley are three of several businesses recently fined by the Department of Labor and Industries for public... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Hennings finishes fall season in high school rodeo

RITZVILLE – Lind Ritzville High School freshman Harlee Hennings competed in four rodeos this fall with the Washington State High School Rodeo Association. Hennings competed in... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Water tower paint

The city's logo was painted on the main water tower by the golf course last week by Rolf Goetzinger. While some miss the turquoise color of the former paint job, Public Works... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Kids return to school part time

RITZVILLE – Kids are back on campus today. Ritzville Grade School students getting off the bus Monday morning and waiting to be let into the building said they were happy to be... — Updated 10/15/2020


Boxwood blooms with new ownership

RITZVILLE – The Boxwood Home and Garden Center is under new ownership, with Mitch and Debbie Starring taking over October 6. The transfer of ownership went seamlessly, with... — Updated 10/15/2020


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