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Articles from the January 3, 2019 edition

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Year in Review: Looking back on 2018

January Memories Diner opened its doors to their customers one last time on Dec. 30. Lori Gorman-Anderson and Scott Gorman, who both own and worked in the restaurant, held a semi-re... — Updated 2/1/2019


Letter to the Editor: Notifying public of raffle winners

Washtucna Heritage Museum would like to notify the public in regards to the winners of our recent two-month raffle of three items. The Chrome Book donated by Gigamedics was won by Debi Balfe of Ritzville. The queen-size quilt made... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: Controlled emotions

Over the years I’ve seen a real change in sports when it comes to celebrations and emotional breakdowns. For whatever reason it seems to me that every first down in football or three point basket or dunk leads to an emotional... — Updated 2/1/2019


Pastor's Message: Challenging yourself with a new way to goal-set

New Year’s resolutions are now underway—for at least the next two weeks. Wouldn’t it be better to resolve to never undertake New Year’s resolutions in the first place? In practice, we already never follow through with the... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Ways to drain the swamp

Many pundits predict American political warfare will worsen in 2019 and grow more ruthless in 2020—our next presidential election year. The swamp that candidate Donald Trump promised to drain is expanding. James Astill,... — Updated 2/1/2019


End of old Congress, beginning of New Year

As 2018 comes to a close, so does the 115th Congress. It is an honor to represent the diverse interests of the Fourth Congressional District, and I am especially proud of the accomplishments we achieved that will improve the... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Steve Salins    News

Lind Town Council meets for final time in 2018

Lind’s Town Council meeting on Wednesday, the day after Christmas, was unusually short—probably not unexpected for a meeting in the middle of the protracted holiday season. Mayor Paula Bell called the meeting to order, the... — Updated 2/1/2019


Bill Pond

Bill Pond passed away in Lind on Dec. 29 at the age of 76. Born in Chewelah, WA to Selma and William Pond, he moved to Lind with his mom when he was 5-years-old. Bill worked at the... — Updated 2/1/2019


Census Bureau announces job openings for 2020 census

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring workers for temporary jobs available in Adams County Wash., in advance of the 2020 Census for the Census Takers position. The position pays $14.50 per hour. Those interested can apply online at:... — Updated 2/1/2019


Caring Neighbors donates to local area food banks

The Caring Neighbors board recently donated $650 each to the Ritzville Food Pantry, Othello Food Bank, Connell Food Bank and Basin City Help Services. The donated money will be used to help purchase food for families in need. In... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Steve Salins    News

Adams County Courthouse added to National Register of Historic Places

December 7, 2018 became more than Pearl Harbor Day for residents of Ritzville and Adams County. The Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) notified... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Process starts for Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Starting this month, eligible employees in Washington and most employers will begin paying premiums through a statewide insurance program that will go toward Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits starting in January of 2020. Senat... — Updated 2/1/2019


Adams County elected officials sworn-in

 — Updated 2/1/2019


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