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Lind School Board sets work session

Notice was given recently by Robert Roettger, Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of the Lind School District, that the Board of Directors of Lind School District No. 158, Adams County, Washington, has scheduled a work... — Updated 1/12/2012


SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE: Hospital district sets special meeting for Friday

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners will conduct a special meeting on Friday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. in the downstairs conference room at the hospital. State law requires public entities to give 24... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Pancake breakfast served this Friday at senior center

This Friday, Jan. 13, is the first pancake breakfast of the new year sponsored by the H.E. Gritman Senior Center. These breakfasts serve as fundraisers for the group. Pancakes with your choice of ham or sausage is served from 7:30... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Cow Creek to host Business After Hours Jan. 18

Cow Creek Mercantile/Spike’s Deli & Pizza will be the center of activity on Wednesday, Jan. 18, as they host the next Business After Hours. To celebrate the effort, the local business will partner with the Ritzville Area Chamber... — Updated 1/12/2012


Roettger to present levy info for Ritzville chamber

Superintendent of Ritzville and Lind School Districts Rob Roettger will be the guest speaker at the next monthly general meeting of the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber meeting is a no-host luncheon on Thursday,... — Updated 1/12/2012


Women’s Bible study classes

A new, nondenominational, eight-week women’s Bible study class will begin the first week in February and conclude the last week in March. The discussion follows topics from the book entitled “Discerning the Voice of God; How... — Updated 1/12/2012


Wrestlers on the home mat tonight

LRS wrestlers will host their only home wrestling match of the year this Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Gilson Gymnasium. The match starts at 6 p.m. and features wrestlers from defending state champion Warden, Tri-Cities Prep, Liberty,... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Lind community blood drive

Inland Northwest Blood Center is hosting a blood drive at Lind High School on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. To sign up to donate blood at the event, contact LeRoy Watson at 677-3536 or... — Updated 1/12/2012


Pheasants Forever to host banquet, tickets available

Pheasants Forever will be hosting the 13th annual Pheasants Forever Banquet on Jan. 28 at the American Legion Hall at 5 p.m. Happy Hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a barbequed pork roast and buffet at 7 p.m. with the auction t... — Updated 1/12/2012


Olson leaves Ritzville City Council

Ann Olson has resigned from the Ritzville City Council. Mayor Linda Kadlec read Olson’s letter of resignation during a council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. According to Olson’s letter, she resigned effective Jan. 1, 2012, due... — Updated 1/12/2012


Police looking for theft suspect

Ritzville Police are looking for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who reportedly stole batteries from Ritzville Tire Company. The incident... — Updated 1/12/2012

 By Stephen McFadden    News

Plummer, Snyder to lead hospital board

Stacey Plummer will serve as chairman of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2’s Board of Commissioners this year. A veteran member of the board, Plummer was re-elected in... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story



This is the new graphic the Project 56 Committee is using to monitor its fund raising effort for the new all-weather track at Ritzville High School. In the past couple of months... — Updated 1/12/2012


Redistricting creates tenth congressional district, Hastings to serve Adams County

The four voting members of the Washington State Redistricting Commission unanimously approved the final version of the Washington State Redistricting Plan on Sunday, Jan. 1. The... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


County not impacted by state’s Legislative redistricting effort

The final plan approved by the four voting members of the Washington State Redistricting Commission on Sunday, Jan. 1, did not bring any changes to the Adams County legislative... — Updated 1/12/2012


Plager to lead commissioners

The Adams County Commissioners elected a new chairman of the board at their regular meeting on Jan. 3. Rudy Plager will be the new chairman for the board, as Roger Hartwig will be the new vice-chairman of the board. Every year... — Updated 1/12/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Three-year grant to aid Adams County victims of domestic violence

The New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services received a three-year grant in September from a donation from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that was given to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


DUI arrests increased with the holiday season

The results of the recent Holiday DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 24, 2011, through Jan. 2, 2012, were released on Jan. 4. In Adams and Grant Counties, 94 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Turnovers cause trouble for the Lady Tigercats

The Lady Tigercats struggled against both St. John-Endicott and Tekoa-Oakesdale, losing both games on Jan. 6 and 7. The Lady Tigercats lost to St. John-Endicott with a final score of 35-53. Logan Harder scored a total of 16 points,... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Four-in-a-row for Lady Broncos

Four straight wins have helped lift the spirits of the Lady Broncos, as they bagged three league victories and a non-league triumph over Rosalia. Since the end of the Christmas vacation the team has defeated Liberty, 45-20,... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Broncos selected to play in All-Star Classic

Brent Stromberger has been selected to play in the Earl Barden East-West All-Star Classic this summer in Yakima. Few players from the 2B, 1A and 2A classifications are selected to participate in this event. Chris Steinmetz has... — Updated 1/12/2012 Full story


Youth wrestling to begin end of January

The time has arrived for the Ritzville Youth Wrestling to begin. The first parent meeting and practice is Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Gilson Gymnasium. All practices will run from 6–7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Tournaments... — Updated 1/12/2012


Consistency: Tigercats on a mission, in search of balanced performance

The Tigercats struggle to find consistency after losing a close game with St. John-Endicott and then winning the next night against Tekoa-Oakesdale. Head coach Mike Jones is focusin... — Updated 1/12/2012


New Year nets trio of wins for Broncos

The last three games have had a happier ending for the Broncos, as the Christmas break has proved to be beneficial. The Broncos have won three straight this year, including two... — Updated 1/12/2012


Hoof Beat: Student News from Ritzville Grade School

On Monday, Jan. 9, the fifth-12th grade band students had their very first concert of the year! Many members of the community came to the grade school gym to support the Ritzville School Bands. All of the band members did a great... — Updated 1/12/2012


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