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Broncos basketball gets first league win

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos returned from a long break this past weekend with a pair of home games, picking up their first league win of the season against the Reardan Indians and falling to...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 10, 2019

Big Bend Co-op gives back to community through nonprofit organization

Short-time Ritzville residents may notice regular news articles reporting that “Caring Neighbors” has donated monies to various groups. It would be easy to assume that “Caring Neighbors” refers to a small local charitable group—but as it...

 

Town of Washtucna looking for councilmembers

The Washtucna Town Council is looking for council members. Members should reside in the town limits. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Please contact Mayor Brian Hille if interested....

 

H.E. Gritman Senior Center to hold pancake breakfast, annual meeting

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a pair of events in the following week. On Jan. 11, the Senior Center will host its monthly pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast. The Senior Center will also...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 10, 2019

Ritzville City Council approves 110 Fund awards for 2019

The Ritzville City Council briskly made its way through its first meeting of 2019, with only a few items to address on the agenda. Councilman Mike Schrag was excused from the meeting, with all other councilmembers present. With the passing of the...

 

Norman James Sackmann

Norman James Sackmann passed peacefully from natural causes on December 29, 2018. Norman was born in Lind, WA on December 11, 1933 in the midst of a winter blizzard on the family wheat farm. Norman attended school from K through 12 in the Lind...

 

Legislative Commentary: Jan. 10, 2019

Dear Friends, Maybe you’ve heard the old line that suggests the making of laws is like the making of sausage. In that sense I guess the sausage-making that went on at my farm a week ago was like a warm-up for the lawmaking ahead -- because the...

 

Lind Gun Club scores: Jan. 6, 2019

23: Alan Schlimmer. 22: Pete Franz, Terry Utecht. 21: Blake Bennett, Mike Gering, Kirk Sager, Garrett Schlimmer, LeRoy Watson. 20 & under: Randy Franz, Debbie Kulm, Carson Schlimmer, Anna Franz, Curt Franz, Brody Folk, Thomas Rosen, Roger...

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Jan. 10, 2019

Dec. 31, 2:22 p.m. — A Ritzville complainant advised of several subjects in two vehicles shooting firearms and that the rounds were ricocheting near them. Two officers responded to the scene and determined that the subjects were shooting in a safe...

 

Kicking off the 116th Congress

Last Thursday, I took an oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution as the representative of the people of the Fourth Congressional District in the 116th Congress. It is an honor to be entrusted with this office to represent the people of...

 

Boeing hopes to build upon record year

Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated and within our country, Washington is the best. The study reaffirmed that “Washington’s economy and industry...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Winning matters

The annual what have you done for me lately portion of professional football has come and gone as numerous coaches have been fired and the latest and greatest offensive or defensive coordinator is being pursued and interviewed. Oh and some of the...

 

Melvin C. "Corky" Kiehn

Melvin C. "Corky" Kiehn was born on March 27, 1938 in Ritzville, WA to Carl and Agnes Kiehn and passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. He was preceded in death by his...

 

Ritzville Gun Club scores: Jan. 6, 2019

24: Dave Breazeale, Scott Steinmentz, Walter Weber. 23: Mike Geschke, Wes Frederick. 22: Adam Krause. 21: Travis Dewald, Jason Heider, Markham Nichols, James Wahl, Tyler Frederick, Travis Simonson, Jim Heider, Doug Wahl, Mike Bauer, Aaliyah Yaeger,...

 

LRS wrestling squad steadily getting more mat experience

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling squad got plenty of mat time in during winter break, and they’ll be getting even more matches in both this week and next. The LRS grapplers took part in the Ephrata Mix & Match on Dec. 14, a format where...

 

Lady Broncos fall in two close home games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team returned to the court last week for its first games since Dec. 21, falling in two narrow and hard-fought games at home. The Lady Broncos faced...

 

2018 Year in Review: The year that was

April The Town of Lind took another step in the beginning stages of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) road improvement work. During the March 27 meeting, Century West Engineering Project...

 

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