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ACDC: Schoesler to address development council audience

The Adams County Development Council (ACDC) is hosting the 2013 Annual Stakeholder Luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at noon at the C.J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall. Senator Mark Schoesler of Ritzville will serve as the... — Updated 1/3/2013


Snowflakes to support Sandy Hook Elementary

The Ritzville Girl Scout Troop No. 1310 is set to host a community snowflake making party on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m., at the Ritzville Grade School cafeteria. The Girl Scouts decided to host the event after staff at Sandy Hook... — Updated 1/3/2013


Chamber gathers for breakfast meeting

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, beginning at 7 a.m. at Jake’s Café on First Avenue.  The breakfast meeting will include election of board members and officers for... — Updated 1/3/2013


Q&A for interested EMTs

A question and answer session for individuals interested in becoming an EMT has been set for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. at EARH. An EMT instructor will meet with prospects during this time and answer any questions. The EMT class... — Updated 1/3/2013


State’s alcohol ignition interlocks now include cameras

Alcohol ignition interlocks in Washington will soon have a feature designed to prevent others from performing breath tests for the driver. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, a camera will snap a picture every time the machine is used,... — Updated 1/3/2013


Harland Eastwood’s new book available

Local author Harland Eastwood has released a new book titled “Welcome to Ritzville” that follows the history of the town when Ritzville was the largest shipping point in the world. It also displays examples of the downtown... — Updated 1/3/2013


Snow shovelers ready to help

Four young individuals have volunteered their time to be of assistance to any Ritzville resident in need of assistance for shoveling driveways or sidewalks surrounding the home. The fee is by donation only, and individuals can... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story


Newspaper format changes

This week’s edition of The Journal comes to you in a significantly altered state. Like the majority of newspapers across the state, your community newspaper has been forced to conform to the industry’s new width. Most... — Updated 1/3/2013


2012 NEWS: What happened in last year’s headlines

January Washington state’s minimum wage increased by 37 cents on Jan. 1 to make the current minimum wage $9.04 an hour. The increase left local business owners nervous and... — Updated 1/3/2013


Dayton tourney unsuccessful outing for Lady T-cats

The Lady Tigercats traveled to the Dayton Tournament looking to earn the first win of the season, but returned home empty handed. The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus girls’ team battled against Dayton and Elgin at the tournament,... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story


Tigercats undefeated at Dayton tournament

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats continued their winning season during the Dayton Tournament on Dec. 27-28. The Tigercats faced Dayton and Elgin during the tournament, and added two wins to this season’s flawless record... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story


2012: The Year in Sports

January The New Year brought instant success for both of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague basketball teams, as the teams racked up multiple back-to-back wins after returning to the court after the holiday break. The LRS Broncos won... — Updated 1/3/2013


Lady Broncos get close in 52-48 loss

A crucial free throw bucket by Sydney Nelson tied the game at 44 with about two minutes left in the game, but the Lady Broncos came up just short against the Lady Eagles, 52-48,... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story


Broncos run away from SJE, 82-44

With Tyler Frederick dominating underneath at post and Colby Starring draining threes, the Broncos rolled to an 82-44 non-league win over St. John-Endicott last Friday. The Broncos... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story


We deserve the truth about Benghazi

Three months after the worst terrorist attack on an American diplomatic outpost since the 1998 Embassy bombing, the state department is trying to clarify what happened in Benghazi this past September 11. Congress was to be briefed... — Updated 1/3/2013


Constantly rising newsprint costs lead to narrower Journal

It was inevitable. Sooner or later the printing plant in Cheney was going to follow the rest of the industry and move to a narrower roll of newsprint. If you are a subscriber to a daily newspaper, such as the Spokesman-Review or th... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story



Four generations of Harold and Doris Schoessler (far right) gathered over the holidays in Spokane. Pictured with Doris are daughter, Kathy Schoessler; granddaughter, Courtney... — Updated 1/3/2013


Miller, Wahl to lead local school boards

The Lind and Ritzville school boards elected new leadership for each board during the combined school board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20. For the Ritzville School Board, Marci Miller was reelected to serve as the board chairman,... — Updated 1/3/2013

 By Dale Anderson    News


This column was actually written last week, but sometimes things get lost in cyberspace. Most columns I’ve written have been time sensitive, but not this one thank goodness. So... — Updated 1/3/2013


Biomass a good source of renewable energy

As we look ahead in 2013, the cost and availability of electricity will become more important to our families, farmers, merchants and factories. Washington is blessed with abundant low-cost hydropower, which supplies 75 percent of... — Updated 1/3/2013 Full story


Ritzville Police Report

Dec. 19, 11:21 a.m. – Chief Dave McCormick responded to a suspicious circumstance in the 100 block of West Birch Avenue. Complainant advised of subjects in a green Chevrolet SUV going through a neighbor’s vehicle. Chief... — Updated 1/3/2013


Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

Dec. 22, 7:37 p.m. – Ritzville complainant requested a hulk vehicle form on East Franz Road. Deputy Jeffrey Lane responded and provided the proper paperwork. Dec. 22, 3:43 p.m. – Ritzville complainant advised dispatch of a... — Updated 1/3/2013


County Republicans to meet

A reorganizational meeting to elect leadership for the Adams County Republicans is being held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. in the Adams County Public Works building. The Public Works building is located at 210 West Alder in... — Updated 1/3/2013


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