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 By Steve Salins    News    June 20, 2019

14th Lind Coaster Car Derby draws big crowd

Sunshine came early over the hills of Lind on Sunday, June 9. All was quiet after the Combine Derby the previous day, so the morning held no indication of the Coaster Cars Derby set for later in the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 20, 2019

Lind awarded $55,000 grant to develop traffic plan

The Lind Town Council met for a regular meeting on June 11, as the Town was awarded a grant to put together a traffic plan and discussed potential concerns over a proposed festival. Steve Nelson, an engineer from Century West Engineering, joined the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 13, 2019

Gigamedics owner aims to serve Ritzville community

There's a new sign in town: "Gigamedics," which marks the new location of Ritzville Computers after they moved a couple of blocks south on Main Street from the corner of Division Street and Main...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 6, 2019

Washtucna grad nets over $150,000 in scholarships

Savannah Evelyn Perez, valedictorian of the 2019 graduating class from Washtucna High School, commented that the graduation ceremony was the smallest any audience members will ever attend. And so it...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 6, 2019

Gormans open Memories Deli and Hidden Treasures in downtown Ritzville

Ritzville has gained what every small town needs: a deli where sandwiches make your mouth water. Scott and Lori Gorman have opened Memories Deli and Hidden Treasures. The hidden treasures-type places...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 6, 2019

Community members question Lind council over tiny housing issue

The Lind Town Council held a regular meeting on May 28, as the council discussed the recent ordinance to ban tiny houses, as well as preparations for the Lind Combine Derby weekend. Community member Barbara DeVore was in attendance to ask for an...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 30, 2019

Iron Legacy Ranch aims to serve

A large, red riding Arena seems misfit among green and brown rolling hills, but that is the focal point of the Iron Legacy Ranch located south of Ritzville and east of Highway 261. The Ranch opened...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 30, 2019

EARH Board talks new hires, future of Washtucna clinic

The East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) Board met on Thursday, May 23, as it discussed new hires, its relationship with a recruiting firm and the future of the Washtucna clinic. CEO Gary Bostrom reported that Dr. Anthony Anderson has been hired to joi...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 30, 2019

Three LRS tracksters compete at 2B State Championships

Track isn't an easy sport. You're very alone-run, throw, jump-all by yourself. No offensive line to block for you, no open teammate to pass your shot to, no outfielder to back you up or catch your...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 23, 2019

Kinch leads the way for Broncos at District Meet

Last Friday afternoon marked the start of the final path at the District Meet for track and field athletes seeking a place at the 2B State Championships. The pathway to State is shaped like an...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 23, 2019

Recent renovations all a part of Eagles' plans

The facade of the Eagles Aerie on Washington Street changed in May this year. The recent facelift is simply one of many renovations the Hall has undergone in the history of the facility. The Journal...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 16, 2019

Lind's water system, tiny house zoning discussed at yesterday's Town Council meeting

A quorum was present for the Lind Town Council meeting on the evening of March 15, as discussion centered around the Town's water system and tiny house zoning. Kathy Vedder was not present but was...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Eight LRS athletes advance to District Meet

Jimmie Snider Field was awash in color and activity for the last time this season on May 7, as 13 track and field teams sent their athletes to the Sub-District Meet to vie for limited slots on a path...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Golf team ends season at District Tournament

Two members of the Ritzville Golf Team rode with Coach Nick Weishaar to the Meadowood Golf Course near Liberty Lake last Monday, May 13, with hopes of keeping alive a tenuous opportunity to move on to the State Meet. They came close, but...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 9, 2019

Memories Deli to provide another dining option on Main Street

Hungry on Main Street? Fear not, for more help is coming soon. Scott and Lori Gorman have been busy renovating the old gym at 202 W Main Ave. into a friendly, open, airy space which will be the home...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 9, 2019

Quiet zone, tiny houses discussed at Lind Town Council meeting

Lind’s Town Council met on April 23 with a plethora of topics on the agenda. A council quorum was present, and councilmember Kathy Vedder was excused from the meeting. Councilmember Rose Elkington shared the research she did regarding the Town’s...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 9, 2019

Broncos track & field gear up for postseason push

The calendar page has turned to May, sunny days prevail, and the Track and Field season is moving to an end after a delayed start due to snow-covered tracks and fields. Now the meets are gateways to State and results of competition determine who can...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 9, 2019

Nine tracksters qualify for Districts next weekend

The following track and field athletes have qualified to move into the District Track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at Central Valley High School. More information will be...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 2, 2019

Over $10,000 raised for fairgrounds at Wampum

In a quiet evening on the Fairgrounds, after a very windy Ritzville day which included the major Undeberg Track Meet at Jimmie Snider Field, some 80 to 100 folks parked on the grass, crossed the...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 2, 2019

Cold, windy day can't dampen 14th Undeberg Invitational

Jimmie Snyder Field on the campus of Lind-Ritzville High School was decked out with color and readiness to host the 14th annual Uderberg Track and Field meet. Grandparents, community members,...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 2, 2019

Softball league offers reprieve from duties of every day life

Softball... play for the fun of it? Yes, that's happening almost every Wednesday evening in a casual women's league. It's been going on for years, maybe decades. They play every Wednesday evening at 6...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    April 25, 2019

Three of four LRS golfers already qualified for sub-district tournament

LRS’s golf team has traveled both south and north in the past two weeks. Last Tuesday, April 16, found the team traveling to the far southeast corner of Washington to match strokes with host Asotin at a Clarkston golf course. The team is down to fo...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    April 25, 2019

Broncos tracksters set 14 personal records over weekend

A cloudy rain-threatening day covered the Spokane Falls Community College campus as 67 teams converged for the Van Kuren Track and Field Invite on April 13. Lind-Ritzville sent a portion of the track...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 18, 2019

Lind Town Council discusses 7th Street water leak, receives Phase II project update

The Lind Town Council held a regular meeting in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 9. A quorum was present;, with councilmember Kathy Vedder participating via speakerphone. Mayor Paula Bell asked councilmember Jim Dworshak to give a brief recap...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    April 18, 2019

LRS golfers finally hit the links in Colville

The Lind-Ritzville golf team traveled north to Colville’s Dominion Meadows Golf Course on Tuesday, April 9, for their first match of the season. Three earlier scheduled matches had been cancelled due to winter’s late snow melt. This match was...

 

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