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 By Rachel Plager    News    June 2, 2016

Lind Council discusses chickens within town limits

The Lind Town Council met on May 24 with the discussion focused on the Animal Ordinance for the town and whether it will include chickens. The meeting began with the approval of the claims. Councilperson Kathy White asked why procedure has included...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    May 26, 2016

Ritzville City Council works towards grant completion

The May 17 meeting of the Ritzville City Council began with two requests from residents in attendance. The first request came from Amy Galbreath who requested the council’s approval to set up a firework stand near the Conoco Station. She will open...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    May 26, 2016

Lady Broncos close out their season in Regional Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague fastpitch softball team’s post-season ended on Tuesday, May 24, in the Regional Tournament. The placing for the Regional Tournament took place on May 17 in Spokane at the...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    May 19, 2016

Lind signs contract with Ecology

The Lind Town Council met on May 10 with a large group of citizens in attendance. Alan Gay from Stantec began the meeting by advising the council he had the contract for the Stormwater project in hand from the Department of Ecology (Ecology) and it...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    May 19, 2016

Residents weigh in on the future of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Preliminary recommendations for trail management of the current John Wayne Pioneer Trail from the Columbia River east to Malden have been drafted by the Washington State Parks. The Legislatures and public have presented an increased interest in the...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    May 19, 2016

Lady Broncos secure trip to the Regional Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos will be moving on to the Regional Tournament in Spokane on May 21 after winning two loser out games on May 10. After entering the District Tournament at number five the Lady Broncos were matched up against...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    May 12, 2016

New councilmember sworn in for Ritzville City Council

The Ritzville City Council met on May 3 where numerous presentations took place. The first order of business was the swearing in of Michelle Plumb as Council Member five at large to replace Ben Cross, who recently resigned his post. The Boy Scout...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    May 12, 2016

Creative Corner held at Ritzville Library

In November the Ritzville Public Library started a new program aimed at adults, Creative Corner. This is normally held on the third Saturday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and features a...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    May 5, 2016

Lind’s Stormwater Project construction delayed until 2017

The regular meeting of the Lind Town Council took place on April 26 beginning with a report from Town Engineer Alan Gay who is contracted through Stantec in regards to the ongoing Stormwater Project. Gay began by discussing uses for monies left on...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    May 5, 2016

Lady Broncos enter District Tournament ranked fifth in league

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague fastpitch softball team finished their regular season 9-9 and in fifth place. They will be playing in the first round of the District Tournament on May 10 in Springdale. The team will face either Tekoa-Rosalia or Wilbur in...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    May 5, 2016

LRS baseball season concludes with Springdale doubleheader

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague baseball team finished their season last week with two final doubleheaders on April 26 and April 30. Head Coach Jason Aldrich and Assistant Coach Jason Hilzer were both very impressed with the team’s progress over the cou...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 28, 2016

New technology installed in Ritzville Council chambers

The Ritzville City Council met on Tuesday, April 19, with new technological improvements made to improve future meetings. Two televisions are mounted to the wall so when presentations are used one will face the audience and the other faces the...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 28, 2016

Broncos golf hosts final home match

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos golf team participated in four matches within the last three weeks. The first took place at the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course on March 29 at 2 p.m. Results from...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 28, 2016

Lady Broncos currently ranked sixth in the NE 2B League

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos are working on playing their last games before they enter the District Tournament on May 10. They had just one league doubleheader last week against the...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 28, 2016

Broncos baseball team plans to finish the regular season strong

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos have worked to finish their last regular games by showing off all they have learned from this season. They started the week strong in a doubleheader against the Rear...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 21, 2016

Mayor of Connell addresses Lind Town Council

On April 12 the Lind Town Council met at their regular time for the first meeting of the month. The meeting began with the approval of the check warrants. Because of the glitch in the Bias Software used there were three additional checks from...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 21, 2016

Lincoln Day Dinner in Ritzville welcomes Republicans from across the state

The Adams County Republican Party hosted the 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 16, at the American Legion Hall in Ritzville. There were approximately 100 people in attendance. The evening beg...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 21, 2016

Broncos prep for second half of season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos were given a bye during last week and only played one doubleheader against the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves on April 16. The game began slowly with the score tied 1-1 heading into the top of the fifth inning. Easton...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 21, 2016

Lady Broncos begin looking toward district playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos played three doubleheaders last week and currently have a 6-6 record. They are currently ranked sixth in the Northeast 2B League. Head Coach Todd O’Brien stated the team will need to win another few games to...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 14, 2016

Washington Poet Laureate to host workshop in Ritzville

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will be visiting Ritzville on April 16. Governor Jay Inslee appointed Marshall to the position in February. He is...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 14, 2016

Ritzville City Council pass multiple resolutions

The Ritzville City Council meeting took place on April 5 and began with an hour-long executive session with Attorney Milt Rowland in regards to the Well 9 project. The meeting opened with Rowland asking the council to pass Resolution 2016-05, which o...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 14, 2016

Former Highway 10 route to receive new signage

Former United States Highway 10 is an east-west highway built in 1926. It was one of the original long-haul highways and originated in Detroit, Michigan and extended to Seattle. In Adams County, Highw...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 14, 2016

Broncos hold top team to four runs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague baseball team competed against the undefeated Colfax Bulldogs on April 9, and proved to be a tough competitor for their opponent. The Broncos were able to force Colfax into...

 
 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 14, 2016

Lady Broncos split doubleheader

The Lady Broncos were able to push ahead to win their first game of the day on April 9 when they faced the Colfax Lady Bulldogs at noon on their home field. The two teams were evenly matched and...

 
 By Rachel Plager    News    April 7, 2016

Boxwood Home and Garden Grand Opening April 9

Residents may have been wondering about changes happening to the building located at 408 West First Avenue in Ritzville over the past few months. A new coat of paint on the previous Blue Bike...

 

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