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Local Students Graduate from Gonzaga University SPOKANE – Two Gonzaga University students from Washtucna participated in graduation exercises Sunday, May 9, 2021. These students have either completed their undergraduate degree... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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McCain Foods donating 1.5M Meals to Feeding America

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill – McCain Foods USA, supplier of frozen potato and snack food products, will be donating 1.5 million meals to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. "This partnership... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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Illegal entry means no 'green card'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that illegal aliens claiming a temporary protected status are not eligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion, noting those... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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New pump station opens northeast of Warden

WARDEN – A new pump station seven miles northeast of the city will provide irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland. The EL 47.5 station was dedicated Thursday... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
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Traffic stop leads to drug bust

RITZVILLE – Wednesday morning, June 9, Adams County Deputies contacted a subject who was stopped in the middle of the roadway on 1st Avenue in Ritzville in a rental vehicle with New Mexico license plates. Upon the investigation... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
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Sports Briefs

Golfers end season on high note DEER PARK – The Lind Ritzville Sprague golf team ended their season with three golfers qualifying for the regional tournament. Lance Williamson shot 93, Hunter Dinkins 94, and Amelia Court 120.... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
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Four states compete in Jackpot

RITZVILLE – Contestants in four states converged upon the Wheat Land Communities Fairground for the Wheatland Jackpot Sunday, May 23. Contestants were judged on heifers, steer... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
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State Veterans Cemetery commenorates Memorial Day

MEDICAL LAKE – The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs State Veterans Cemetery will not hold a public ceremony for Memorial Day this year, but a virtual Memorial Day Observance will be available on the cemetery's Facebook... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
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Khot to lead AgWeatherNet

PULLMAN – Washington State University professor Lav Khot has been named interim director of AgWeatherNet. Khot takes over as director for Dave Brown, who stepped down. “We want to make sure this high-quality data is collected... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
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Local honor roll students announced

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School Principal Kevin Terris announced students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the first semester for inclusion on the honor roll are the following. Seniors: Brody Folk,... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Washington wildfire victims granted temporary tax relief

OLYMPIA – Malden-area residents and other Washington residents rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September are in for some tax breaks this year. Senator Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) sponsored the bipartisan... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Driver ejected in one-car collision

ADAMS COUNTY – A driver was life-flighted to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland with head trauma, after the vehicle he was driving overturned on the shoulder of Interstate 90... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Four-car collision on Highway 17

ADAMS COUNTY – WSP reported a four-car collision on Highway 17 shortly after 3:30 p.m. May 9. Vehicles one and two were traveling southbound and vehicles three and four were traveling northbound near milepost 23.4 when vehicle... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Drivers charged with DUI on I-90

MOSES LAKE – Two drivers were charged with DUI in a rear-end collision on Interstate 90 May 9. Henry U. Garcia Varela of Ephrata was driving westbound in lane two shortly before 2:30 p.m. and attempting to merge into lane one... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Time to file for office

ADAMS COUNTY – Candidate filing week for offices in Adams County begins next week, Monday, March 17, and runs through Friday, May 21. To file for a board member position on the Lind and Ritzville School Boards, the deadline to... — Updated 5/13/2021

 
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Community Brief

Students making the grade at EWU CHENEY – Eastern Washington University announced the following students made the Dean's List for winter quarter. Ritzville: Jesse Anderson, Alexandria Barnett, MollyAnn Hane, Julia Klein,... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
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USDA offering loans to farmers, ranchers

SPOKANE VALLEY – Underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank have a resource to turn to — the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). FSA is offering two... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
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News Briefs

Candidate filing period coming up ADAMS COUNTY – The county auditor's office will be accepting filings for local offices from May 17 - 21. The list of open positions is available on the Adam's County Auditor's webpage under... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
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Couple celebrates 50th

RITZVILLE – David and Penny Ragsdale, Nine Mile Falls, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception held at the Washington Wheat Growers in Ritzville.... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
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Producers can sign up for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

RITZVILLE – Sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 has been reopened as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced. The initial... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
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Five area students named to honor rolls

SPOKANE — Three students from Ritzville and one from Othello made the honor roll at Spokane Community College for 2021 winter quarter, which ended in March. The honor roll lists students who achieved a grade point average of 3.0... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
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Briefs

Pedestrian killed in crosswalk EPHRATA – A Soap Lake woman was deceased at the scene when she was struck by a vehicle as she was crossing Highway 28 (Basin Street) in a painted crosswalk in Ephrata Wednesday, April 21. Larissa... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
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Benge in need of new fire hall

BENGE – The Volunteer Fire Association is doing a fundraiser on behalf of Adams County Fire District #6 to go towards the purchase and construction of a new Fire Hall in Benge.... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
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News Briefs

COVID-19 vaccines now available statewide for those age 16 and older ADAMS COUNTY – As of last Thursday, April 15, everyone age 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can now receive one in Washington state, Adams County Healt... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
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Journal Lines

City warns about low water pressure RITZVILLE – Residents on city water can expect low pressure this week, as the water standpipe is being inspected and the tank has to be drained... — Updated 4/13/2021

 

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