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 By Rod Larse    Sports

Bicycle adventurers pause in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – Bicyclists from the Fuller Center, an ecumenical Christian group, had dinner and stayed the night May 27 as guests of the Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ,... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Two Bronco girls win championships

CHENEY – Two Lind-Ritzville athletes brought home state titles Saturday from the culminating 1B/2B/1A track and field meet at Eastern Washington University. Junior Myra Miller... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Sports combine approved

LIND – The combined Lind and Ritzville school boards unanimously approved adding the Harrington to the existing Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna athletic combine during a meeting Monday, May 23. Earlier in the month the... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

One injured near Sprague Lake

SPRAGUE – One person was injured in a single car crash on eastbound Interstate 90 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 25. According to the Washington State Patrol, Daniel A. Mishler, 33, of Redmond, Wash., was... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Ritzville High School Valedictorian, Salutatorian honors announced

RITZVILLE – Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been announced for Lind-Ritzville High School Class of 2022. Valedictorians are Dakota Killian, Sydney Kinch and Amy Anderson.... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Driver advances to state "Bus Roadeo"

LIND – Lind-Ritzville Transportation Bus Driver Jamie Schmunk placed first in the Educational Services District No. 1010 "Bus Roadeo" on May 14 in Spokane. The "'Bus Roadeo"... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Chamberlain banned from City Hall

RITZVILLE – A sitting city councilman is threatening legal action if the mayor continues to try to ban him from City Hall. Ward No. 4 Councilman Dennis Chamberlain said May 17 that may have to resolve the access issue through... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Deputy-involved crash investigated by state patrol

HATTON – The Washington State Patrol is investigating a May 5 crash involving an Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The deputy, who Sheriff Dale Wagner declined to name before press time, sustained minor injuries in a crash... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Kinch wins District pole vault

LIBERTY LAKE – Lind-Ritzville senior Sydney Kinch won the girls pole vault at the 2B District 7 Championship, held Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, at Ridgeline High School.... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    Sports

Local athletes headed to state

RITZVILLE – Several Bronco athletes are headed to state competitions in golf, tennis and track this week. Amelia Court and Hunter Dinkins are headed to the state golf tournament in Deer Park on May 24 and 25. Lance Williamson is... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Historic railroad film wanted

RITZVILLE – Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum volunteers are looking for old film of trains and railway depots in the city and Adams, Lincoln and Grant counties. The goal is... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Arrest made in theft

TOKIO – A Moses Lake-area man was arrested May 19 in connection with a theft at Big B Truck Stop on April 27. Andrew M. Packer, 32, was arrested and booked into the Adams County... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

City Council discusses downtown homelessness

RITZVILLE – The City Council meeting, May 17, produced a discussion on downtown homelessness. At-Large Councilwomen Marsha Smith started the discussion by asking about an individual – identified by Police Chief Dave McCormick... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Rod Larse    News

Two county offices to be contested

RITZVILLE – With candidate filings closing last Friday, two county offices will be contested in the 2022 election cycle. In the race for Adams County sheriff, Ritzville Police Officer Mathew Carlson of Ritzville will challenge in... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 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    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

 

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