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Benzel places 7th at Palouse Ridge

PULLMAN – Ritzville native and PGA professional Ryan Benzel and amateur Ben Minyard of Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish, placed seventh in the Pacific Golf and Turf PNW PRO-AM Championship, Oct. 6-7 at Palouse Ridge Golf Course.... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By The Journal    News 

RPD Officer to retire

Officer Tom Gracie of the Ritzville Police Department has submitted paperwork to retire October 23. According to Police Chief Dave McCormick Gracie intends to move to Idaho and begin an encore career outside law... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Broncos xcountry run at Richland Invite

RICHLAND – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna cross country team ran against strong competition Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Richland Invite. Hosted by Carmichael Middle School, the Broncos harriers didn’t place as a team.... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Agencies to protect, restore shrubsteppe

OLYMPIA – State Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say they need to spend nearly $4 million in the next two years to protect pygmy rabbits and sage grouse from over development and wildfires in Eastern Washington. To that... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
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Area resident joins Journal news staff

CHENEY – A local woman has been hired as a reporter for Free Press Publishing. Sarah D. Stephens, 45, of Cheney, began working on stories for the Ritzville Adams County Journal... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Brief

WAWG offers scholarships RITZVILLE – The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Students participate in 4-H events at fair

RITZVILLE – At the Wheat Land Communities Fair, 4-H hosted its Demonstration and Fashion Review contest on Sept. 4. Three people participated in the Fashion Review. Merit McRae modeled two outfits that her grandmother made for... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

News Briefs

Meet the Candidates Forum LIND – A “Meet The Candidates” forum will be held October 4 at the Lind Lions Club, located at E. 108 First. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program starts at 7:00. Rail Crossing Repair RITZVILLE ... — Updated 9/21/2021

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Official Ritzville Rodeo results

RITZVILLE – Here are the official Pro-West results for the two-day Ritzville Rodeo on Sept. 3-4: Bareback – 1. Tyler Smith of Idaho, $431.52. 2. Ross Dowling of Cheney, $264.48. Saddle bronc – 1. Jesse Kirby of Cheney,... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Livestock sale brings in more than $100K

RITZVILLE – The annual Wheat Land Communities' Fair livestock sale brought in more than $100,000. "The livestock sale surpassed the $100,000 mark this year, ending at $100,779 plu... — Updated 9/16/2021

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Volleyball season under way

RITZVILLE – The girls high school volleyball season was scheduled to get under way here Tuesday, Sept. 7. The local Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos will host Class 2B perennial powerhouse Colfax. Gametime was 6:30 p.m. in the gym... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Sports Briefs

Volleyball coaches still needed RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville schools were scrambling Monday to find two more volleyball coaches even as the first high school practice was allowed to begin. The high school team was to start... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Briefs

Flea Market coming to St. John ST. JOHN – Flea Market and More will hit the St. John Fairgrounds from Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 25-27. The event runs from 11 a.m. to dark Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to dark Thursday and... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Ralston Grange prepares for fair

RALSTON – The Ralston Grange concession at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair will open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. There will be a potato bar that evening only, Grange officials said. Fair superintendents and judges with... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Tips for entering flowers at the fair

RITZVILLE – As the area gears up for the annual Wheat Land Communities Fair, the past and present superintendents for plants and flowers are offering some tips to remember when deciding what flowers to bring to a fair: ... — Updated 8/24/2021

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Access Palouse Falls for free Aug. 25

WASHTUCNA — Visitors and area residents will be able to enjoy Palouse Falls and Lyons Ferry state parks along state Highway 261 without paying a fee Wednesday, Aug. 25. Washington State Parks will open all of its parks for free... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

News Briefs

Farmers eligible for emergency loans RITZVILLE — Following last month’s USDA designation of 14 Eastern Washington counties as a natural disaster due to drought, the Farm Service Agency is offering emergency loans to producers.... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Lind-Ritzville tennis players recognized

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School tennis team members were recognized recently for their efforts during an abbreviated season. Hunter Cameron received the Most Improved... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Larse joins Ritzville Journal's news team

RITZVILLE – Longtime resident Rod Larse has joined the newsroom of The Ritzville Adams County Journal as a reporter. Larse, 62, was hired Aug. 4 as a part-time reporter. "Rod's... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Franklin County woman tests positive for West Nile virus

KENNEWICK – A Franklin County woman is the first to be infected with West Nile virus this summer in the area. The woman, in her 50s, lives in Franklin County, but works in Benton County and has traveled to Walla Walla, Benton Fra... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

News Briefs

Minimal rain finally falls in Ritzville RITZVILLE – A brief rain shower blew through the city late Sunday morning, Aug. 8, bringing a small amount of precipitation. The shower was accompanied by 15 mph winds from the southwest... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

New heat wave on its way

RITZVILLE – It’s about to get hot, again. The National Weather Service has issued a new excessive heat watch for most of Eastern Washington, and Ritzville is in the center of... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Excessive heat watch issued by NWS

RITZVILLE – After a short reprieve Sunday, expected high temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a new excessive heat watch Monday for Adams County. The watch... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Train advocates plan passenger service session

RITZVILLE – Train advocates will meet Friday, Aug. 20, to talk about what they can do to possibly restore passenger rail service to the city . All Aboard Washington’s “2021 Train Trek” is set for 1:30 p.m. in City Hall,... — Updated 8/5/2021

 
 By The Journal    News

Special filing period opens

RITZVILLE – Races that did not attract candidates in the Aug. 3 primary election will be reopened for a special filing period. According to Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt, the special filing period will run from Aug. 16-18 for... — Updated 8/5/2021

 

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