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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Washington

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Washington State, allowing federal emergency aid to be made available for the state to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
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Library closes to public

RITZVILLE — East Adams Library District closed library branches in Benge, Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna to the public last week, but but will be providing curbside service at the Ritzville branch. Patrons can request items by... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
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Schoesler calling for suggestions on government handling of coronavirus

OLYMPIA — Rep. Mark Schoesler is asking for advice on how government can help minimize the disruption the COVID-19 situation is causing. "If you have a suggestion let me know, because starting today we're making the... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

White sturgeon season closes on Lower Columbia

PLYMOUTH — The white sturgeon fishing season in the John Day Pool is closed. The pool, downstream from McNary Dam, closed to sturgeon fishing last Wednesday, state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said. The agency is... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
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Edict prompts school sports suspension

RITZVILLE — Local school officials have suspended athletics programs and activities until at least the end of next month. The postponement followed an executive order issued Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee to slow the potential spread... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
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State Patrol looking for hit and run driver

SIDESWIPED: A Washington State Patrol vehicle was damaged Friday night along Interstate 90 when it was sideswiped by a tractor-trailer. Trooper Jason P. Aebischer was inside the... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Fannie Ott's Celebration of Life postponed

The celebration for Fannie Ott that had been planned for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at Zion Philadelphia UCC in Ritzville has been postponed at this time. With the state... — Updated 3/17/2020

 
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Councilwoman Plumb recognized

RITZVILLE - City Councilwoman Michelle Plumb recently earned the Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities. Plumb said the training was free of... — Updated 3/12/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Senior Menus

Lind Senior Center Lind Senior Center serves meals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 677-3620 between 9-9:45 a.m. for reservations. Milk, coffee, ice tea and water are available with all meals. Wednesday Clam chowder,... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Obituary

Fannie (Athos) Ott went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 14, 2020, surrounded by her family in Kennewick, Wash. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Flossie... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
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Community Briefs

Scholarship program set for March 21 LIND — The 2019-20 Lind-Ritzville Distinguished Young Woman program will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 21, in the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium. This year’s participants are Grace... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
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Free Press acquires Gazette

COLFAX — The Ritzville Adams County Journal has two new sister newspapers. Free Press Publishing recently purchased the Whitman County Gazette and Colfax Daily Bulletin. The newspapers were owned by Gordon Forgey since 2001,... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Ralston Grange to host going away party

RALSTON — The Ralston Grange is hosting a Going Away Potluck/Party for Deloris Allert at their hall on Thursday, March 5. The party starts at 5 p.m. and the potluck starts at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck... — Updated 2/27/2020

 
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Teachout takes seat as Journal editor

RITZVILLE - Katie Teachout has been named editor of The Ritzville Adams County Journal. Teachout, 58, replaces Brandon Cline, who recently resigned to return to his childhood home... — Updated 2/27/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Lind Gun Club scores

LIND — Here are the Lind Gun Club Scores for Feb. 16: 25 — Carson Schlimmer, Garrett Schlimmer. 23 — Alan Schlimmer. 22 — Anna Franz. 21 — Brody Folk, Terry Utecht. 20 and under — Harold Folk, Ayden Franz, Craig... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
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Ritzville Gun Club scores

RITZVILLE — Here are the Ritzville Gun Club Scores for Feb. 16: 38 Shooters 24 — Dave Breazeale, Scott Yaeger, Justin Simonson 23 — James Wahl, Jake Dewald 22 — Travis Simonson, Dennis Faechner 21 — Mike Stromberger,... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Neighbor Briefs

Hospital offers paid internship RITZVILLE —Eastern Washington University’s Project Hope is offering a paid internship at East Adams Rural Hospital this summer through for students interested in health care. Interested students... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
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News Briefs

Mayor hosts java chat RITZVILLE — Have a cup of coffee and discuss city issues with the mayor. Coffee With the Mayor will take place from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Uniquely Washington, 116 W. Main St. “I’m hoping... — Updated 2/20/2020 Full story

 
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Wellsandt named Coach of Year

RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball head coach Steve Wellsandt was voted the Northeast 2B-South coach of the year. “Of course, coaches don’t put in all the time and hard work for individual honors,... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Hoop teams move on in districts

The Lind-Ritzville Sprague boys and girls basketball teams both picked up wins in their first matchups of the district tournament on Thursday. The LRS girls won 46-42 over Kettle Falls in a back-and-forth game. They will play... — Updated 2/14/2020 Full story

 
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Area girls make All-State band

WASHTUCNA — Two local students have been selected for all-state music groups. High school senior Calby Van Hollebeke will play oboe in the All-State Wind Symphony. Meanwhile, fifth-grader Natahlia Rundquist was chosen for the... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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State seeks rail comments

OLYMPIA — The deadline to comment on the 2019 Washington State Rail Plan has been extended until Tuesday, Feb. 18. Comments can be made online or via mail, state Department of Transportation officials said, noting new webpages... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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Free Press purchases Odessa Record

ODESSA — The Odessa Record is now part of the Free Press Publishing family. Terrie Schmidt-Crosby, the previous owner since June of 2008, is staying on as editor of the publication. Linda Goodman will remain the newspaper’s... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
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First semester honor roll announced

RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville schools have released the names of students making the honor roll for the first semester. They are: 4.0 grade-point average Brock Kinch, Brody Boness, Addy Colbert, Zoe Galbreath, Harlee Hennings,... — Updated 2/6/2020

 
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Kahlotus farmer injured in ATV mishap

KAHLOTUS - A local farm was airlifted to a Tri-Cities-area hospital Saturday following an ATV crash near Gill Road and state Highway 260. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's... — Updated 2/6/2020

 

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