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 By Katie Teachout    News 

Asphalt truck overturns on northbound U.S. Highway 395

LIND - A day after an oil tanker crashed on U.S. Highway 395, law enforcement are dealing with a second incident. U.S. Highway 395 northbound was closed at Milepost 78 at about 4... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Tanker truck overturns on Highway 395

LIND - A tanker semi carrying hydraulic oil overturned on U.S. Highway 395 at Milepost 75 shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, spilling oil into the median and onto the... — Updated 6/18/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Bronco girls to face Kettle Falls at home June 17

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos will face off against Kettle Falls in their second play-off game at home Thursday, June 17. Athletic Director Greg Whitmore said the... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Delays on I-90 westbound expected June 16

RITZVILLE — The Washington State Department of Transportation announced travelers should expect some delays on westbound Interstate 90 due to pavement repairs. Drivers will be detoured at the Tokio/Danekas Road interchange.... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Senior wrestlers honor parents at last home match

RITZVILLE - Parents of Lind-Ritzville High School senior wrestlers were honored at the last home match of the season in Gilson Gymnasium June 8. The tournament featured teams from... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Bronco girls host St. George's in play-offs game

RITZVILLE - The Broncos, seeded No. 1, host no. 8-seeded St. George's tonight in the first of three loser-out District Champion play-off games scheduled for this week. Tonight's... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Class of 2025 promoted to freshmen

LIND – Eighth-graders celebrated accomplishments over the past year at their promotion at Lind Middle School Wednesday, June 9. Several students took turns at the podium, with... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports 

Broncos pin their opponents

RITZVILLE – The Broncos hosted a league wrestling tournament with Chewelah, Colfax, Pomeroy, Liberty and Davenport competing Tuesday, June 8. Wrestling for the Broncos was... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports 

Broncos enter playoffs

RITZVILLE – The girls' basketball team enters this week's play-offs seeded number one, with a home game against St. George's Tuesday, June 15. "We were in a 3-way tie with... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

Upper classmen work with new freshmen

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School juniors and seniors who volunteered to be Link Leaders as mentors for incoming freshmen in the fall had the opportunity to show the Class of 2025 around the school last week. This is the... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Lind hires new public works crewman

LIND – Council members and Mayor Paula Bell held an executive session during their June 8 meeting, after which councilwoman Kathy Vedder made a motion to offer Steven Thompson the fulltime position with the City Public Works... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Schoesler meets with farmers close to home

RITZVILLE – Senator Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) attended the Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ meeting in Ritzville last week, the first in-person meeting for the organization since COVID pandemic restrictions began.... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Lind-Ritzville graduates 33

RITZVILLE – Thirty-three graduates making up the Lind-Ritzville High School Class of 2021 graduated at an afternoon ceremony on the athletic field Saturday, June 5. Principal... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Play is up on Ritzville's golf course

RITZVILLE – The municipal golf course is back to regular hours of 8 a.m. to an hour before dusk seven days a week, with three new greens established and ready to golf on. "It will... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Washtucna Pool to open June 12

WASHTUCNA – Adams County Park and Recreation District No. 2 will be opening the Washtucna Pool June 12, according to Park and Recreation District President Codi Titus. Hours will... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Water Park to open June 16

RITZVILLE – Adams County Park and Recreation District No. 4 announced the Water Park will be opening June 16. Hours this year are different, with the pool open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and closed every... — Updated 6/8/2021


Class of 2021 receives almost $340,000 in scholarships

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville graduates received a total of $339,770 in scholarships this year. The following awards and scholarships were given to the class of 2021 at their graduation ceremony Saturday, June 5. Scholarships Julia... — Updated 6/8/2021


LRS staff members get recognized for going above and beyond

RITZVILLE – Kathy McAnally, Spanish teacher for Lind-Ritzville High School received the Above and Beyond award from High School Principal Kevin Terris at the May 26 school board... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Wanted: suspect in attempted homicide

OTHELLO – After extensive ongoing investigation the Adams County Sheriff's Department team arrested and booked Sergio Munguia for suspicion of attempted homicide 2nd degree,... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Sprague graduation a memorable occasion

SPRAGUE – Seven students graduated in the Class of 2021 from Sprague High School, with each one of them playing a role in the afternoon commencement ceremony Saturday, June 5.... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Vanderholm introduces "Balanced Calendar"

RITZVILLE — School Superintendent Don Vanderholm introduced the idea of year-round school, called "Balanced Calendar," to Lind and Ritzville School Board members May 26. Vanderholm said when he first heard of the idea, he wasn't... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Veterans remembered and honored

RITZVILLE – Many U.S. flags fluttered in a breeze while Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11446 Commander Jeff Kissler and sole Color Guard Marine Corps Veteran Bo Gingrich greeted a... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Trinity Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

RITZVILLE – Trinity Methodist Church welcomed Pastor Ella DeDeaux of Odessa as their new pastor May 1. DeDeaux and her husband James DeDeaux moved from Mississippi to Odessa at... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Commissioners inspect county jail

RITZVILLE – Adams County Commissioners performed their quarterly inspection of the county jail Wednesday, May 26. Jail Commander Nick Williams led them through every area of the... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Health officials warn of heart conditions after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

RITZVILLE – Adams County Health Officials put out a public health alert warning of possible reactions to the COVID-19 vaccination, including myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), or pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane e... — Updated 6/3/2021


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