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Ritzville Rodeo Annual Banquet Jan. 14

The Ritzville Rodeo Association is holding its annual banquet on Jan. 14 at the American Legion Hall. The event will include the welcoming of the 2018 royalty Queen Aaliyah Yaeger and Princess Brianna Kin Kade, as well as the farewell of 2017...


Firefighters respond to collisions in icy weather - Lind Fire Department battles structure fire

Adams County Fire Protection Districts No. 1 and No. 2 responded to multiple collisions from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, including one resulting in a fatality. Lind Fire Chief Kevin Starring said the agency responded to four collisions in a span of 24...



RIBBON CUTTING. The Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners (from left) Ross Heimbigner, Jerry Crossler, Eric Walker, CEO/CFO Gary Bostrom, Stacey Plummer and Jerry Snyder,...


Year in Review: Revisiting 2017

January Julia Klein was announced as the Credit For Kids program winner through Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU). Lind School District Principal Cindy Deska nominated Klein for the program for her...

 By Dale Anderson    News    January 4, 2018

Bowled Over

I saw a lot of football games in the last couple of weeks. I thought there would be some good match-ups and a few of the early games weren’t too bad. But there were a few blowouts and mismatches, and it was good that there was a basketball game or...

 By Al Stover    Sports    January 4, 2018

Broncos wrestlers place in Pomeroy, Banks Lake Brawl tourneys

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team returned to action to compete in the Pomeroy Tournament on Dec. 29. The next day, they traveled to Coulee City to compete in the Banks Lake Brawl Tournament. At the Pomeroy Tournament, Aarron Phelps... Full story


Bob’s Big Bend Bowl League Scores

Alley Cats Dec. 13 Rehn Grain 30-19, Napa 29-20, Ritzville Hardware 20-29, The Strays 19-30. High scratch games: Stephanie Geschke 174, Debi Balfe 169, Nancy McBroom 150. High scratch series: Debi Balfe 444, Stephanie Geschke 429, Lily Staley 393....

 By Al Stover    Sports    January 4, 2018

Lady Broncos defeat Dayton in final 2017 nonleague game

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team ended 2017 on a high note, with a 53-14 nonleague win against Dayton on Dec. 30. Head Coach Steve Wellsandt said the Lady Broncos had a consistent lead throughout the game, but started slow... Full story


Broncos return from break with a win over Dayton

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had one outing during the winter break to compete in a nonleague game against Dayton on Dec. 30. The Broncos were initially scheduled to play Columbia-Burbank on Dec. 28, but dangerous weather conditions postponed...


Progress Report for 2017

2017 is now behind us; we are mid-way through the 115th Congress, and it is timely to take stock and focus on the progress made for Central Washington and the country during the past year. As your representative in Congress, two of the most important... Full story


Keeping your resolutions in the New Year

Have you seen the usual claims about how New Year’s resolutions fail? Would you admit that you’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions and the promises you made to yourself failed to pan out? Perhaps it’s not the promises that failed, but... Full story


Online sales good for Washington papermakers

Curbside recycling bins are packed with cardboard shipping boxes from Christmas online shopping. The uptick in consumer shipments is not only good news for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS, but our nation’s papermakers. According to...


Remembering the top discoveries of 2017

2017 was a year of monumental discoveries. With potential to drastically change the future, these discoveries should be acknowledged as the bridges that will lead to new breakthroughs in the New Year. In February, the National Aeronautics and Space...



LIONS CLUB. In December, the Ritzville Lions Club held their annual Christmas party. During the event, members celebrated Herb Janzen’s 55 years as an active member. Lion Janzen (right) received... Full story


Tamara Lynn Hayes

Tamara (Tami) Lynn Hayes died Dec. 28 at 59 years old after a short battle with cancer in her Moses Lake home. She was born Feb. 2, 1958, in Mount Vernon, to Phyllis (Oppewall) Kinsman and Bert...



STUDENT HONORS. The Lind Elementary School students who earned Student of the Month awards for December are (back row, from left) Caden Gimmaka, Aiko Valles-Ceciliano, Sonia Landis, Jackson Phelps...

 By Al Stover    News    January 4, 2018

Memories Diner holds farewell party, says goodbye to customers

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-retirement party as a way to...


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