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School District to re-evaluate opening plan

RITZVILLE - The Lind School District and Ritzville School District Boards of Directors will be holding a special meeting Monday evening, Oct. 5, to re-evaluate and amend the... — Updated 10/2/2020

 
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Adams County Health Department issues air quality advisory

ADAMS COUNTY - The county health department issued the following public health advisory Sept. 14: Air quality in Adams County, and throughout much of Central and Eastern Washington,... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By The Journal    News 

WHAT'S HAPPENING FOR HALLOWEEN

RITZVILLE – In Ritzville, almost 40 businesses have signed up for the Chamber of Commerce’s Trick-or-Treating, taking place Friday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Look for orange flyers in windows of participating businesses, or... — Updated 10/27/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors 

Open burning allowed

ADMAS COUNTY – Open burning is allowed beginning Friday, Oct 23, for Ritzville Adams County Fire District No. 1, City of Ritzville, Lind Adams County Fire District No. 2 and Washtucna Adams County Fire District No. 7. It will... — Updated 10/27/2020

 
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Chicken BBQ fundraiser this Friday

RITZVILLE - The Ritzville Lions Club will be barbecuing chicken halves Friday, Oct. 30, and have them ready for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Wheatland Fair Grounds. It... — Updated 10/27/2020

 
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Convenience at the drop of a box

RITZVILLE – Drop boxes are now available in Ritzville and Othello for accepting documentation for the Adams County Assessor's office and tax payments for the Adams County... — Updated 10/27/2020

 
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Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

RITZVILLE — Here are the Adams County Sheriff’s Office dispatch calls for the week of Oct. 3-9: Oct. 3 • Suspicious activity, 300 block East Third Street, Lind — Subject filling a water tank in the back of a pickup. The veh... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
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Kira and Tyler tie the knot

CANNON BEACH, Ore. - On Aug. 29, Kira Kay Preston, daughter of Jim and Joyce Preston of Ritzville, and Tyler Bernard Decker, son of Jim Decker of New York and Tracy Harris of... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Students asked to register

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School Athletic Director Greg Whitmore is asking parents and guardians of middle school and high school student athletes intending to participate in sports this school year to register on... — Updated 10/9/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Sign up for free trainings

RITZVILLE – High school and middle school student-athletes and coaches are encouraged to sign up for free Mindset Wednesdays training sessions. “I have listened to these speakers before, so this should be an excellent series... — Updated 10/9/2020

 
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Briefly

School increases time on campus RITZVILLE – Lind and Ritzville School Boards unanimously approved adding Lind-Ritzville Stages of Reopening 2020-2021 Matrix B to Appendix A of the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools 2020-2021... — Updated 10/9/2020

 
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Minimum wage will increase Jan. 1

OLYMPIA — Despite the economic downtown due to coronavirus quarantine orders, the state's minimum wage is set to increase again Jan. 1. The state Department of Labor and Industries announced last week that the minimum wage will... — Updated 10/6/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

October 10 is State Parks free day

OLYMPIA – Visitors to Washington State Parks can enjoy a free day, where a Discover Pass is not required, Saturday, Oct. 10. This free day is in recognition of World Mental Health Day, and is the 10th of 12 State Park free days... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Livestock sale nets nearly $67,000

RITZVILLE – A total of 29 exhibitors entered 51 total market animals in last week’s Wheat Land Communities Fair Junior Livestock virtual livestock show and sale. Dr. Michael Colle of the University of Idaho evaluated all... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
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Small business grants available

RITZVILLE – A new round of emergency grants is available to local small businesses through Adams County Development Council. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for businesses in the county with up to 20 employees. The grant... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
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City of Lind secures grants for waterline repairs

LIND – The Vulcan Street Waterline Repair Project will be covered by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture. Patrick Sheehy of Century West Engineering reported two grants are available — one for $30,000 and... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Target shooting banned

OLYMPIA – Two state agencies have banned target shooting on the lands they manage in their efforts to prevent wildfires. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the state Department of Natural Resources have banned target... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Scholarships awarded to area students

SPOKANE – Five area high school graduates were recently awarded college scholarships from the Innovia Foundation of Spokane. Innovia manages over 30 scholarship programs on behalf... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Library has tablets, hotspots available for checkout

RITZVILLE – East Adams Library District was selected to receive $5,450 in grant funds to advance digital equity and provide outreach support, the Washington State Library recently announced. The funding, provided by the federal... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By The Journal    News

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Sept. 2, 1920 REPORT GOOD CROPS AT WASHTUCNA Washtucna is a thriving, progressive little city, one of the most substantial in the county.... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By The Journal    News

Levies failed to pass

ADAMS COUNTY – Both the Lind Park and Recreation 3, and the Ritzville Park and Recreation 4, maintenance and operations levies failed to pass in the August 3 primary election, by a narrow margin. The Ritzville Adams County... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By The Journal    Sports

Ski racers warm up at Four Seasons Campground

Todd Miller of Spokane Valley rides his race ski, a Kawasaki SXR, during a warmup for the World Finals on Saturday at Sprague Lake. Miller was one of several Jet Skiers to hit the... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
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Sherrif's office hit with COVID-19

RITZVILLE – Adams County Sheriff’s Department announced a correctional staff member, a staff member outside of the facility and three inmates of the Adams County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19. According to... — Updated 8/18/2020

 
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Local law firm expanding

RITZVILLE – Carpenter, McGuire & DeWulf, PS. attorneys at law with full time offices in Davenport, Odessa, Ritzville and Colfax, recently changed its name to McGuire, DeWulf,... — Updated 8/18/2020

 
 By The Journal    News

Kahlotus on campus Aug. 31

Kahlotus School District will return to school on-campus August 31 with new superintendent Jose-de-Jesus Melendez (see feature in next week’s Back to School issue). Lamont/Sprague School District will also be returning August... — Updated 8/18/2020

 

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