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Wedding Announcement

Galbreath to wed Jamison SPOKANE – Mitch Jamison of Garfield will be marrying Hallie Galbreath of Ritzville April 24th in Spokane. Galbreath, the daughter of Greg Galbreath and... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Community Brief

Honor society sponsoring blood drive RITZVILLE — The Lind Ritzville High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, May 12. The blood drive bus will be at Gilson Gym with collection times of 12:30 p.m.... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Rescued horse on Templin ranch

RITZVILLE – "It was find a home or go to the glue factory," Curtis Templin (pictured holding the horse) said. "I retired and just had to find something to do," McDonald said of... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Tree City USA celebration planned for Arbor Day

RITZVILLE – The city Tree Board will be celebrating Arbor Day at the City Park on Wednesday, April 14, and the public is invited. The event begins at 10 a.m. Morning festivities include the presentation of colors by the Boy... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Baby delivered and revived off Interstate 90

MOSES LAKE – Great communication and teamwork on the part of Washington State Patrol troopers and staff is credited for delivering and reviving a newborn along the highway. WSP Spokane Communications Officer (CO) Christine... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Man pleads guilty to child pornography, sex trafficking

SPOKANE – A Warden man pled guilty to production of child pornography and child sex trafficking, pursuant to a plea agreement, March 31. Senior District Judge William Fremming Nielsen will decide whether to accept the plea agreem... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Othello man charged with vehicular assault

OTHELLO – An Othello man was charged with driving under the influence and vehicular assault April 3. Juan R. Castro, 32, was driving northbound on Highway 17 when he failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway. The 2007... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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10-digit dialing coming to 509 area code

RITZVILLE – A change to 10-digit dialing is coming to the 509 area code in October. Mandatory dialing of the area code starts Oct. 24, according to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). On that date calls made without... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Bill to help cool heat-emitting cities passes House, Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill authored by Rep. Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) to help cool heat-emitting cities such as Seattle passed the House and Senate unanimously, and is on its way to the governor. Dye said larger coastline cities retain heat fro... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Washtucna man injured in rollover

FRANKLIN COUNTY – A Washtucna man was injured in a single vehicle rollover when the trailer he was towing oscillated, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled. The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. April 1. Trever L.... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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The Journal named official newspaper

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Adams County Journal will again serve as the official publication for the county here following a unanimous vote by commissioners Monday morning. Adams County commissioners opened bids for the print... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Warden man killed in early morning collision

GRANT COUNTY – A 57-year-old Warden man was deceased at the scene and residents of Connell and Ephrata sent to the hospital when a tractor trailer struck a pickup truck from behind early Friday morning, Mar. 26. Froylan D. Valdiv... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Community Briefs

Washtucna schools considering four-day week WASHTUCNA – The Washtucna School District is considering going to a four-day school week on a permanent basis, starting with the 2021-22 school year, and is requesting community input.... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Area churches announce plans for Easter services

Emanuel Lutheran Church has the following Holy Week schedule: Maundy Thursday service April 1 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church at 218 West 3rd Street in Sprague. Good Friday service April 2 at 7 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Chur... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Students inducted into National Jr. Honor Society

LIND – Students from Lind-Ritzville Middle School were inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society last week. Pictured, from left, are front row: Erien Warren, Jackson Nichols,... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Capital budget offers funding for rural broadband

OLYMPIA – The 2021-23 Senate capital budget proposal unveiled March 25 will provide needed funding to increase broadband in rural parts of Washington, said 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler. The Senate proposal dedicates $490... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Senator Schoesler opposes 'climate commitment' bill

OLYMPIA – Senator Mark Schoesler (R- Ritzville) opposed a bill passed by the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week 13-10. Schoesler said the Democrat-sponsored "carbon cap... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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State to receive millions in COVID-19 funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced 27 community health centers in Washington state will receive a combined total of $213,959,125 million in American Rescue Plan funding to support COVID-19 vaccination... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions can apply for grants

OLYMPIA – Businesses have until April 9 to apply for the fourth round of Working Washington small business grants. This latest grant round focuses on brick-and-mortar businesses directly impacted by COVID-19 public health... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
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Adams County commissioners pass William Wills' resolution

LIND – Adams County commissioners have officially recognized the contributions of a local civic leader who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88. On March 15, commissioners passed Resolution No. R-015-2021 honoring... — Updated 3/26/2021

 
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Funding set to help schools, daycare centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The city of Ritzville is projected to receive an estimated $360,000 as part of $2.66 billion set aside for Washington counties and municipalities in American Rescue Plan funding, Senator Patty Murray's office... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
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Innovia announces $1.2 million in grants

SPOKANE – Innovia Foundation will be awarding $1,205,780 in grants to 133 different organizations in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho through a Community Grant Program and Arts & Culture Recovery Grant Program. A... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
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Two sentenced in drug trafficking case

SPOKANE – Two men have been sentenced for trafficking Fentanyl-laced pills across Eastern Washington. Josue Medina-Perez, 24, and Francisco Delgado, 35, both of Phoenix, Ariz., were sentenced in U.S. District Court for the... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
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Adams County to receive $3.88 million

RITZVILLE – Adams County is projected to receive an estimated $3.88 million in educational and other funds from the most recent federal coronavirus stimulus plan, the American Rescue Plan. Lind-Ritzville Superintendent Don... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
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Man charged for following too close

KENNEWICK – An Othello driver was charged with following too close after a collision sent a Kennewick man to the hospital. The collision occurred around 1:38 p.m. Friday, Mar. 12. Both vehicles were traveling southbound on... — Updated 3/16/2021

 

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