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Ritzville Rodeo Annual Banquet

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...

 By Al Stover    News    January 11, 2018

Cook to represent Ritzville on SWAC for another term

The Ritzville City Council went through a light agenda at the Jan. 4 meeting with one of the items being a council consensus for Mayor Gary Cook to sit on Adams County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) for another four-year term. Cook said...


Chiefs provide winter fire safety precautions for residents

Local fire chiefs remind residents it is important for homeowners to practice fire safety and prevention in their homes, especially during the winter. During the winter months, people spend more time indoors and will use different methods to heat... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    January 11, 2018

Lind Council approves 2018 budget

During the Jan. 5 special meeting, the Lind Town Council approved the proposed 2018 budget, totaling $2,720,339.02. The proposed budget was originally going to be an agenda item on the Dec. 28 meeting, but the meeting was postponed due to extreme wea...

 By Al Stover    News    January 11, 2018

Adams County Commissioners approve 2018 budget

During the Dec. 20 regular meeting in Othello, the Adams County Board of Commissioners approved the 2018 budget, totaling $30,332,995. Commission chairman Jeff Stevens explained one of the goals for creating the 2018 budget was to utilize the...


Bible Study course available

The Ritzville Foursquare Church is holding a 10-week Bible Study in the church’s fellowship room every Monday from Jan. 15 to March 19. The title of the study is “Hearing God Through Your Dreams” by Charity Virkler Kayembe and Mark Virkler....


Remembering the top news stories for the second half of 2017

July During the July 5 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved a fee agreement with Carpenter, McGuire and DeWulf for legal services. The approval of the agreement with the law firm includes the... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    January 11, 2018

East Adams Library District opens Washtucna branch

When Loretta Walker moved to Washtucna in 2004, she traveled to Ritzville apply for a library card at the public library. She learned she was unable to utilize the Ritzville Library’s full services...


Clarification and corrections

In the Dec. 21 edition of The Journal, Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ was incorrectly referred to as “The Zion Church of Philadelphia United Church of Christ.” Also in the Dec. 21 edition, the fee changes in the Lind Town Council... Full story


Looking Back: 2017 Local Sports Year in Review

January The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team went 5-5 in games for the month, which included a four-game winning streak against Northeast 2B League opponents, Northwest Christian, Wilbur-Creston, Kettle Falls and Mary Walker. The...

 By Al Stover    Sports    January 11, 2018

Hailey Roderick takes second in Springdale Tournament

Hailey Roderick was the sole athlete who representing the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling team in the Girls’ Mix and Match tournament in Springdale on Jan. 5. Four Broncos wrestlers traveled to Springdale the next day to compete in the Springdale... Full story


Loss of officer reminds us to honor those who serve, protect

In our nation’s capital, there is a beautiful memorial of sculpted lions keeping watch that honors to the nation’s law enforcement officers. Among the quotes set in the memorial’s stone is one from Tacitus: “In valor there is hope.... Full story


School Board Recognition Month

By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. Our...


Good manners still count in business

Our parents drilled into our heads that saying “please” and “thank you” were not only part of everyday life, but were essential to operating a successful business. They are the basic ingredients of “Good Manners.” For more than 30 years,...


New flu vaccine could reduce future sick leave

It doesn’t take a scientist to know that the flu, which peaks during winter, is dangerous. From 2010 to October of 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports as many as 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths from influenza. Sim...

 By Al Stover    Sports    January 11, 2018

Lady Broncos drop games to Columbia-Burbank, St. George’s

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team began 2018 with back-to-back losses. The Lady Broncos endured a 56-30 loss to Columbia-Burbank on Jan. 2. They returned to Gilson Gym on Jan. 6...


Broncos have strong first half performance against St. George’s

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had successful outings on the hardwood, posting a nonleague win before playing a competitive first half against the league’s top team, St. George’s. The Broncos...


Pancake Breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host a Pancake Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will feature pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage, biscuits and gravy, and coffee with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For...


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