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Eric Logan wins all-around cowboy honors

OTHELLO – Eric Logan received the all-around cowboy honors from the Othello Rodeo on Oct. 16-17. Logan took home a total of $1,039 in prize money after taking second in steer wrestling and sixth in team roping. Overall, $35,269... — Updated 9/19/2022

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100 Years Ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 5, 1922 Try appealed street case in Superior Court The case of the City of Ritzville against William Koch, charged with obstructing a... — Updated 9/19/2022

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County receives a "clean" audit

RITZVILLE – At a county commissioner’s meeting on Sept. 13, the state auditor’s office reported no uncorrected misstatements in the county’s financial statements, no significant internal control deficiencies, and no... — Updated 9/19/2022

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Othello sports schedule

OTHELLO — Here are schedules for the remaining fall sports matchups for the Othello Huskies: Football Sept. 16 – Away, Ephrata Tigers Sept. 23 – Home, Selah Vikings. Sept. 30 – Away, Grandview Grehounds Oct. 7 – Home,... — Updated 9/15/2022

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Lancers upend Broncos, 27-26

SPANGLE — The Northeast 2B’s top-ranked Broncos boys football team was stunned Friday night, Sept. 9, in a 27-26 loss to the Lancers. It’s the first regular season loss for the senior-laden Broncos since the 2020 season.... — Updated 9/15/2022

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Bronco runners compete in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY – Several Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington runners competed Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Valley Christian School Jamboree. Broncos middle school runner Bryce Fannin, a sixth-grader, won the boys 1-mile in... — Updated 9/15/2022

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Schoesler: Free bus fares discriminatory

OLYMPIA – Sen. Mark Schoesler is calling a new program that subsidizes mass transit in urban areas as unfair to rural residents. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, further calls the program that went into effect in eight areas of Puget... — Updated 9/15/2022

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Prime time for catalytic converter thefts

From June to August of this year, 11 catalytic converters were reported stolen in Lind and Ritzville, according to records provided by the Adams County Sheriff and City of Ritzville Police departments. Most catalytic converter... — Updated 9/15/2022

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Webb's Slough results

ST. JOHN – Here are the results of the final sprint boat race of the season Saturday, Aug. 27, at Webb's Slough: Modified Class – Pour Decisions, driver Jason Perkins of Cheney... — Updated 9/13/2022

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Bulls buck into Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK – Professional Bull Riders will buck into town for the Sept. 9-10 Tri-Cities Classic. The Toyota Center event will include some of the best bull riders in the world and... — Updated 9/8/2022


Jolly presides as grand marshal

RITZVILLE – Local resident Barbara Freese Jolly will preside over this year's Ritzville Community Parade as grand marshal. Jolly, 87, has been active in local rodeo and 4-H... — Updated 8/30/2022


Fair & Rodeo

Rodeo events on tap Friday, Saturday RITZVILLE – It's rodeo time. The Ritzville Rodeo takes over the fairgrounds arena on Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 2-3. Grand entry starts... — Updated 8/30/2022

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Bronco Jamboree

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Harrington Broncos boys football team tuned up for the regular season Saturday, Aug. 27, hosting a jamboree. Visiting teams... — Updated 8/30/2022

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'Tucna getting together

WASHTUCNA – A community get-together is being planned for Sunday, Sept. 11, to help neighbors get to know neighbors. “Washtucna has seen an influx of new residents in recent years,” organizer Donna Stoess said. “Often, it... — Updated 8/30/2022

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Brown joins The Journal

RITZVILLE – A local man has joined the staff of The Ritzville Adams County Journal as a part-time reported. Dale Brown, 67, began work earlier this month. He'll be covering news... — Updated 8/23/2022

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Boat launched closed for revamp

OTHELLO – The Glen Williams Access Area at the Potholes Reservoir will be closed for construction until Dec. 15. Construction on the estimated $800,000 boat launch improvement project began Monday, Aug. 15. Boat launch... — Updated 8/16/2022

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Irrigation cutoff date set

BRUCE — With the end of the growing season looming, the South Columbia Irrigation District will be shutting off water Friday, Oct. 21. The announcement made Friday, Aug. 12, also came with the announcement that ditchrider... — Updated 8/16/2022

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USDA offers conservation grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award up to $12 million to increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. Ranchers and farmers can apply for the grants through Sept. 22. “Privately... — Updated 8/16/2022

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Man held on slaying of former teacher

OTHELLO – A Franklin County resident is being held on $2 million bail in connection with the death of a former Othello School District teacher. Chiloe LaRae Chervenell, 49, was booked into the Franklin County Jail on Aug. 11 on... — Updated 8/16/2022

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Body may be missing Othello-area man

WARDEN — Officials believe they have found the body of a missing rural Othello man. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday that it had recovered a body near the Warden Outfall fishing area off State Highway 262.... — Updated 8/16/2022

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County Sheriff's Posse volunteers recognized

RITZVILLE – Two county residents were recognized Wednesday, Aug. 3, for their volunteer work with the Adams County Sheriff's Posse. During the posse's monthly meeting, Sheriff... — Updated 8/9/2022

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Sheriff's Office vehicle sustains minor damage

OTHELLO - An Adams County Sheriff's Office vehicle sustained minor damage Thursday, Aug. 4, when a deputy tried to apprehend the driver of a stolen car. The driver and occupants of... — Updated 8/9/2022

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Week starts off with triple digits

RITZVILLE – After a brief reprieve from triple digit highs, Adams County was back under an excessive heat warning Monday and Tuesday. The National Weather Service said the temperatures Monday and Tuesday were expected to range... — Updated 8/9/2022

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Election Results

RITZVILLE – Election officials continue to count late-arriving ballots in the Aug. 2 primary election. As of Monday morning, Aug. 8, the Adams County Auditor's Office was... — Updated 8/9/2022

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Second suspect booked in July 18 attack

OTHELLO – A local man on the lam since July 18 was listed among those booked into the Adams County Jail in Ritzville on Monday. Michel Joe Rocha, 36, of Othello, was wanted in... — Updated 8/9/2022


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