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 By Rod Larse    Sports 

Broncos beat Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos cruised to an easy win while putting on an offensive display at Medical Lake, Friday night, Oct. 8. The Class 2B, No. 1-ranked... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News 

Revenue projected to increase

RITZVILLE – Clerk-Treasurer Julie Flyckt presented a memo outlining 2022 projected revenue during the Oct. 5 City Council meeting. The 2022 budget year is expected to be a combination of increased and decreased revenue,... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News 

State senator assaulted in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – A political activist has been arrested in connection with an assault on Sen. Mark Schoesler. Glen R. Stockwell, 71, of Ritzville, a former candidate for various... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News 

Homecoming: Spirit Week activities get underway

RITZVILLE – Activities are underway for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Spirit Week, Oct. 11–16. The week features a dress up days, parade, pep rally, royal coronation and... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Whitmore named Seahawks' Coach of the Week

SEATTLE - Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Head Football Coach, Greg Whitmore, was named a Seahawks' high school coach of the week, for week 1 of the 2021 high school football season. Written, October 1, on the Seahawks.com Friday round up... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Broncos top Cougars

CHEWELAH – The Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos scored 13 points in the 1st quarter and added 2 more touchdowns in the 4th quarter, while holding the Jenkins (Chewelah) Cougars scor... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Harrington club closes for season

HARRINGTON – The Harrington Golf and Country Club closed for the season Oct. 3. Asked how the season went, General Manager Melissa Gilmore said, "Awesome!" A labor shortage... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Floriculture team joins internship workshop

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville FFA Floriculture Team participated in an internship, September 25, hosted by the American Institute of Floral Designers. Initially the students... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Runners compete in Lewiston, Cheney

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lind-Ritzville –Sprague Cross Country team competed in Lewiston, Idaho, on Sept. 28, and Cheney on Oct. 2. In Lewiston, sophomore Caleb Heater came in... — Updated 10/13/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports 

Galbreath named Player of Week

RITZVILLE – A local football player has been named a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association statewide Athlete of the Week. Junior Lind-Rizville/Sprague quarterback Chase Galbreath was named the Class 2B boys Player of... — Updated 10/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Morris sentenced to 23 and a half years

RITZVILLE – Grayson Douglas Wrae Morris (27) pleaded guilty to 1st degree homicide in Adams County Superior Court on Monday, October 4. Morris was accused in the May 14, 2020... — Updated 10/7/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

School boards review essential functions

LIND – School District Superintendent Don Vanderholm reviewed continuity of operations plans with Lind and Ritzville School Boards on Sept. 27. The plan ensures primary, mission essential functions of the district continue to be... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Council receives results of survey

RITZVILLE – The City Council received results of the recent community survey from City Clerk Julie Flyckt, at a regular meeting Sept. 21. The survey covered demographics, quality of life, satisfaction with city services,... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Last month's burglary investigations continue

RITZVILLE – Police continue to investigate a rash of seven burglaries that occurred last month in the area of East Main and East First streets. One of the burglaries was residential, police said. The back door was forced open... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

LRS vs Kettle Falls game cancelled

KETTLE FALLS – Last Thursday night’s high school football game between Lind-Ritzville/Sprague and Kettle Falls canceled due to COVID-19 issues at Kettle Falls. “Our kids were disappointed obviously. We were ready to play and... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Ritzville man arrested, again

RITZVILLE – A local man was arrested early Friday evening after allegedly trespassing at Ritzville Golf Course. Brian Massey of Ritzville was arrested on a probable cause of... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

County conducts public works business

RITZVILLE – The Adams County Solid Waste Division will call for bids on new solid waste trailers to haul garbage from transfer stations. Public Works Director Todd O’Brien met with county board of commissioners recently to... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Arson Suspect Found Along I-90

RITZVILLE – A transient man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 16, and booked into the Adams County Jail in connection with a local fire. Tyler Thomas Kraus, age not reported, remained in the county jail Monday morning, county records... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

County Passes Financial Audit

RITZVILLE – Heather Peterson and Phillip Ventress of the Washington State Auditor’s Office met with the Adams County commissioners via video to conduct the exit conference concerning a financial audit completed September 1.... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Ritzville man arrested, again

RITZVILLE – A local man was arrested early Friday evening, September 10, after allegedly trespassing at Ritzville Golf Course. Brian Massey, age 33, of Ritzville, was arrested on... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Fireworks hearing set

RITZVILLE – The City Council will host a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, for an ordinance amending Chapter 2.28 of the city code, concerning fireworks. The ordinance, was drafted July 1. It addresses emergency... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Broncos, Tigers unbeaten volleyball invitational

RITZVILLE – The Odessa Tigers and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos both left the Ritzville Invitational Volleyball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11, unbeaten. That means they did not play each other, setting up an interesting... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Duffey leads emergency management

OTHELLO – Adams County has a new emergency manager. Sandi Duffey, 60, has been hired as Adams County Emergency Management Director. She succeeds Jay Weise who was elected county... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Broadband intiative gets reboot

RITZVILLE – A Public Works broadband project to be funded by a grant from the state Department of Commerce and intended to bring high-speed Internet to Ritzville has undergone a change of direction. Initially, the plan was to... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

LRS beats Liberty in season opener

RITZVILLE – In a defensive battle, the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos beat the Liberty Lancers 18-7 on Friday night. "These were two evenly matched teams", said LRS head coach Gre... — Updated 9/9/2021

 

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