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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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Wrapping up the 2018 Year in Review

July After a farming legacy built around wheat production, a new crop is slated for potential harvest in Adams County. NRG Renew is proposing a wind farm to be constructed in easter... — Updated 1/31/2019


Bob Westergard

Bob Westergard went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 21, 2018. Bob was born in Brigham City, Utah on October 7, 1939 five minutes after his twin brother Billie. The twins... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: How to stay undefeated

College football has ended with the final two championship games. The FCS version saw North Dakota State drop EWU on January 5th and on Monday January 7th Number 2 Clemson upset... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos wrestling has busy week as season wears on

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling squad took to the mats three times last week, as postseason play continues to draw nearer. The team first traveled to Ephrata on Jan. 8 to take part in the second Ephrata Mix & Match of... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos basketball earns split decision in weekend tilts

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team split a pair of league games last weekend, as they now sit with a 2-3 record in league play and a 5-8 record overall on the season... — Updated 1/31/2019


Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Jan. 17, 2019

Jan. 1, 04:21 — East Alder a complainant called reporting he believed someone had been messing with his medication and trespassing in his residence. An officer responded and spoke with the complainant for some time and a... — Updated 1/31/2019


Letter to the Editor: Thank a school board member

Dear Editor: 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... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

While many eyes are on trade talks between our country and China, America’s port leaders are positioning their seaports to compete for increasing volumes of container traffic. After container shipments surged in... — Updated 1/31/2019


Reopen the federal government and address border security, immigration reform

As of this writing, today is the 24th day of the partial federal government shutdown – the longest in our history. The funding of certain portions of the federal government and border security have unfortunately become highly... — Updated 1/31/2019


Legislative Commentary: Jan. 17, 2019

Dear Friends, It’s customary for me, as leader of one of the four legislative caucuses, to do a round of media interviews on the opening day of a legislative session. You never know exactly what the questions will be, but my... — Updated 1/31/2019


Ritzville Gun Club scores: Jan. 13, 2019

25: Brian Kramer 24: Garrett Frederick, Travis Dewald 23: Dale Swift, Ben Geschke, Colby Schell, Wes Frederick, Jason Heider, Scott Yaeger, Harlee Hennings 22: Mike Geschke, Travis Simonson, Kyle Bauer, Adam Krause 21: Ryan... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

CF Industries awards Ritzville School District $3,750 in mini-grants

The Ritzville Terminal of CF Industries awarded teachers in the Ritzville School District $3,750 in mini-grants on Jan. 14, as a part of the company's Classroom Mini-grant Program.... — Updated 1/31/2019


Ritzville Rodeo Banquet set for Jan. 20

The Annual Ritzville Rodeo Banquet will be held Jan. 20 at the Legion Hall beginning at 5 p.m., with a catered prime rib dinner being served by Good Old Boys BBQ. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 & under.... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos sweep pair of weekend league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos thrashed their way through two league games last weekend, winning both games handily and improving to 3-2 in league play. The dominance... — Updated 1/31/2019


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