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 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...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    April 18, 2019 

LRS tracksters get after it at home league meet

Clouds were still low in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 9th, but the Jimmie Snider Field was dry with a fast track and a bouquet of color as the Bronco thinclads hosted their first home meet of the season against 2B visitors. The season up to this...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 11, 2019

EARH Rehab Center an important resource in Ritzville community

The East Adams Rural Healthcare Rehabilitation Center lies, nearly unnoticed, on the southwest corner of 10th and Adams. It hasn’t always been that way; for a time, the trim single-story building housed a dental practice. Today, it’s the home of...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

School and church pair up to help bring new shoes to Lind students

More than 200 happy feet traveled home from Lind Elementary School last week. Every child between pre-school and sixth grade got a new pair of shoes on March 27, sponsored by the Lind Cavalry...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

EARH Board touches on number of topics at monthly meeting

The East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) Board met on March 28 for its regular meeting. All board members were present. Two guests visited to make presentations: Sharon Shelton, on behalf of Eide Bailly LLP, and Sharon DeGroot, who is consulting for...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    April 4, 2019

Track & field team travels to Deer Park for invitational

Two different weeks, two different track meets for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos track & field team. On March 20 – long before the snow melted – Cheney High School hosted the first track meet of the season for the Broncos. If you were there,...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

Lind Town Council bans tiny houses inside town limits

The Lind Town Council met on March 26, and was called to order at 7 p.m. by Mayor Paula Bell. Unfinished business brought up the request by the McKinney family (Farm to Table) to sell fruit and vegetables once a week from a refrigerated truck parked...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Response to Pastime reopening is resoundingly positive

A month past the opening of the renovated Pastime speaks to the positive changes and renovation work done at the iconic bar and grill. Sure, the front entry was temporarily closed due to a concrete...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Library to hold events for National Public Health Week

Next week (April 1–7) is National Public Health Week. Ritzville’s Public Library is celebrating by offering both “go” and “know” events for citizens’ benefit. A Community Health Walk (“GO”) is slated for Monday, April 1. Those who...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    March 28, 2019

Track & field squad kicks off season at Cheney jamboree

If you were at Cheney High School on March 20, you would think you came to watch a track meet in the Himalayas. The sun was out, temperature was in the low 60’s, and under ordinary circumstances, it would be a fine day for a track meet. Even with...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Ritzville Eagles crab feed succeeds in filling stomachs

At the appointed six o'clock hour last Friday evening, the Eagles Aerie lounge and dining area quickly filled with local residents eager to do battle with hard-shelled crab legs and claws at the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Shopping spree raffle raises $1,700 for church conference

January of this year found the Ritzville Nazarene Youth Group facing how to fund a project to send some of their group to a Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) in Phoenix in July. They advertised a raffle for a shopping spree at Harvest Foods. Tickets...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 21, 2019

Lind Town Council discusses offering new paid holidays, tiny house zoning

The Lind Town Council was called to order on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting minutes of February 26, 2019 were read and approved by the Council. Councilmembers Richard Baldwin, Rose Elkington, Myra...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 14, 2019

Friends of the Library Book Sale features new twists

Some opportunities occur only once a lifetime; others occur annually. One of the annual ones happens this weekend – at Ritzville's Carnegie Library. With eight years of experience, the Friends of...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 7, 2019

Lind Town Council continues process for Phase II FEMA Project

The Lind Town Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 26. Councilmembers Richard Baldwin, Jim Dworshak, Myra Horton, Rose Elkington and Kathy Vedder were present along with Mayor Paula Bell and Clerk/Treasurer Kylie Buell. Steve...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 7, 2019

EARH expected to have turned a profit in 2018

The Board of Commissioners for East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 28. Dr. Sackmann reported that new PA-C Juliette Shapiro has been worked into the schedule as allowed. There is a delay in...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 28, 2019

Local workshop and service project caps off National FFA Week

Approximately 70 FFA members representing chapters from District 9 gathered together in Lind on Feb. 22 for a climax event to National FFA Week. A day full of meetings, games, competitive activities...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 28, 2019

Ritzville artist overcomes challenges with love and determination

During the past year, the Ritzville Library has been seeking to display art by local artists-rotating to a new artist every few months. Recently, artist Chelsea Niesel contributed watercolor and...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 21, 2019

SkillSource program expands to Ritzville

The Ritzville Public Library now offers help and training for those seeking employment or occupational advancement. The Moses Lake SkillSource office has recently started sending a representative every week to the library to help interested...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 21, 2019

"Blind Date with a Book" offers incentive for reading

"It was a dark and stormy night." Would you pick a book to read based only on that opening line? That's the operational basis for the "Blind Date with a Book" event happening now at the Ritzville...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 14, 2019

Pastime renovations underway

The "Pastime Bar and Grill" sign has occupied the corner of Ritzville's Main and Washington for decades and is now overseeing a renovation of the storied pub. Dave Benedict and Aimee Guiles purchased...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 7, 2019

Chamber of Commerce hosts annual meeting, discuss next steps to increase reach

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Jan. 28 at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers conference room. The general public was welcome. The Ritzville Chamber of Commerce exists to “enhance and promote business and...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 7, 2019

Wheat growers discuss vast array of topics at regional conference in Ritzville

The American Legion Hall was filled nearly to capacity with wheat producers from the region on Wednesday, January 30, for the Dryland Wheat Growers Conference. Aaron Esser, Washington State University Agronomist, chaired the five-unit conference...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 31, 2019

Benefit Dinner & Auction raises $40,000 for Swift family

So ... you couldn't find an evening parking spot anywhere near downtown Ritzville last Saturday evening? Hordes of people streaming toward the Legion Hall? Well, you just got caught in a small town's...

 

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