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 By Rod Larse    News 

Whitmore to lead Entiat schools

RITZVILLE – Longtime Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Whitmore has been named Entiat School District superintendent. Whitmore announced his selection... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports 

Broncos softball lose play-in game

RITZVILLE – The hometown Broncos scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th and had the tying run at the plate, but it was not enough to knock off the visiting Davenport Gorillas in... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports 

Broncos compete at division championships

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville senior Sydney Kinch took top honors in girls pole vault and long jump May 10 during the Northeast 2B-South division track and field championships here.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Captain's Cod docks in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – Captain's Cod food truck set up shop at 702 W. First Ave. on May 10, to the delight of local fish lovers. Business was brisk during lunch time as locals lined up for... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Ritzville Festival Association set to dissolve

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Festival Association will dissolve by the end of the year. The remaining five board members reached the difficult decision at their March meeting.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Health office shares tuberculosis concerns

RITZVILLE – The rise in tuberculosis cases in Washington state has the Adams County health officer concerned. During a Wednesday, May 11, meeting with county commissioners serving as the board of health, Dr. Alex Brzezny... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Harrington to join athletic combine

HARRINGTON – The Broncos athletic combine appears to be growing, with more athletes joining local teams. The School District annonced that it is joining the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna athletic combine on a one-year trial... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Nuisance ordinance bogs down

RIZTVILLE – The City Council continued discussions on the amended nuisance ordinance, May 3. The ordinance applies to unsightly and/or unsanitary conditions on property within the city. Several questions were raised over the prop... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

NE2B track championships decided

COLFAX - Both the boys and girls Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna track teams finished eighth at the Northeast 2B League Championship on Tuesday, May 3, at Colfax High School. Ten... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

Broncos split with Colfax

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Bronco boys baseball team wrapped up the regular season splitting a doubleheader with the Colfax Bulldogs on Friday, May 6. The... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Ritzville grade school students celebrate Arbor Day

RITZVILLE – On a brisk spring morning, 30 Ritzville Grade School fifth- assembled inside the City Council Chambers to commemorate Arbor Day. The students participated earlier in... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Students advance to nationals

SPOKANE – Eight Lind-Ritzville High School students have qualified for the National Future Business Leaders of America Conference competitions. Owen Telecky, Bronc Hutsell,... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Grants awarded to area groups

RITZVILLE – Two different organizations are providing grants to area recipients. Big Bend Electric Co-op’s Caring Neighbors is providing $2,290 grants to local organziations. And Spokane Teacher Credit Union is providing $100... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Livestock team wins FFA State Championship

SPOKANE – Six students from Lind-Ritzville High School won the State Championship in the Future Farmers of America Livestock Judging Contest on May 4 at the Junior Livestock Show... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Mud Wars!

RITZVILLE – The first annual Mud Wars were held at Lind-Ritzville High School, May 4. The competition features teams of students, dressed in a theme of their choosing, engaging in... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

School Board position filled

RITZVILLE – A local resident has been appointed to the School Board. Erin Repp was interviewed by members of the School Board on Monday, April 25, and appointed to fill the... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

Umpires clash with Kettle Falls

RITZVILLE – Bad behavior was on display Saturday, April 29, when the Kettle Falls Bulldogs came to town for doubleheaders in boys baseball and girls fastpitch softball. The games were delayed 2 hours due to weather. In the 7th... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

Court hired as girls basketball coach

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville has a new high school girls basketball coach. Bryce Court was selected for the post from among two candidates – the other being the middle school... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

Tennis team splits with Reardan

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna tennis team split six matches with Reardan on Wednesday, April 27, on the Broncos home court. In girls singles, Destiny Wells and Liberty Mcclanathan both came away with wins.... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

Annual Undeberg Invite held

RITZVILLE – More than 500 athletes from 28 schools converged on Ritzville, on a cool gray Saturday, April 29, with occasional drizzle, for the annual Undeberg Invitational Track... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Bids received for Adams County paving project

RITZVILLE – Adams County Commissioners opened three bids for a 4-mile paving project on Booker Road during a meeting last week. The project calls for a 3-inch asphalt overlay on Booker Road from Foley Road to the Adams/Grant... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Seniors on track to graduate

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School has 27 seniors on track for graduation June 4, the Lind and Ritzville school boards learned during a meeting last week. In addition, the district has five seniors who may not be walking in... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Patient Transfers remains a problem for hospital

RITZVILLE – While COVID-19 cases have declined in recent weeks, East Adams Rural Hospital continues to face challenges transferring critically ill and trauma patients to larger hospitals in the region. The problem is more of a st... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Steel plate likely cause of I-90 fatality

RITZVILLE – Investigators from the Washington State Patrol are looking for help determining the origin of a steel plate, and how it came to be a factor in a fatal incident on... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Council considers paving projects

LIND – The Town Council had a public hearing April 26 for residents to provide input into the proposed quail Loop paving project. The hearing was in anticipation of applying for a Community Development Block Grant to fund the... — Updated 5/3/2022


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