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Articles from the January 18, 2018 edition

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Library hosting Creative Corner on Jan. 20

The East Adams Library District is hosting a Glittery Hearts activity as the Creative Corner craft for the month on Jan. 20. The craft leader will be Linda Erdman. The activity begins at 11 a.m. Patrons who are interested in... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    News

Yaeger, Kin Kade begin reign as Ritzville Rodeo royalty

More than 100 people gathered at the Ritzville Rodeo Association’s annual banquet at the American Legion Hall on Jan. 14 to watch the coronation of the 2018 Ritzville Rodeo... — Updated 1/18/2018



PRINCESS BRIANNA KIN KADE poses with 2017 Ritzville Rodeo Queen Merlee Liberty after receiving her belt buckle and sash on Jan. 14. -Journal photo by Al Stover... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story


There is a Solution meetings move to TUMC

The Alcoholics Anonymous There is a Solution group is moving to the Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) in Ritzville on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m., starting on Jan. 23. Fresh, free coffee is provided at every meeting. For more... — Updated 1/18/2018


Rep. Mary Dye continues to champion broadband for rural Washington

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, has introduced new legislation addressing the increasing need for essential broadband services in counties across the state. Rural Washington remains outside the digital economy. Today’s world moves at... — Updated 1/18/2018


Adams County Budget Clarification

In the Jan. 11 edition of The Journal, there were multiple clarifications regarding the 2018 Adams County budget. Commissioner John Marshall assisted with providing clarifications. The 2018 budget was approved on Dec. 20 in Ritzvil... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Lind Town Council determines employee wages for 2018

During the Jan. 9 meeting, the Lind Town Council approved several action items, including two resolutions for 2018. The first resolution established the wages of Town employees for 2018. The resolution was originally scheduled to... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story


Lighting contest winners announced

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest. In the commercial division, Family Choice Dollar and Up received first. Justin Ziebell and Nicole Schaefer earned the best use of... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story


2017 Sports Year in Review: Celebrating athletic accomplishments

July Several Broncos athletes from spring sports teams were recognized for their contributions during the season. Among the recipients for the Lady Broncos softball team were Tessa O’Brien, who was the offensive player of the... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Dale Anderson    News

The Granddaddy of them all

There aren’t a lot of things that I can count on from day to day and be absolutely accurate. The one thing I do know is that the older I get the more funerals I’ll be... — Updated 1/18/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Regan, Rosen earn wins at South League match in Pomeroy

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team earned some success last week. The team competed in the South League match on Jan. 11 in Pomeroy. Two days later several wrestlers competed in the Crusader Classic at Northwest... — Updated 1/18/2018


Freedom for Iranians

On Martin Luther King Day, we celebrate the contributions of the civil rights icon whose famous “I have a dream” speech reminded Americans that ours strives to be a nation where no one is judged by the color of our skin, but... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story


Legislative Commentary

One of the more recent traditions in Olympia is a forum, hosted by The Associated Press, which brings news reporters and legislative leaders together a few days ahead of each new legislative session. This year, during the part... — Updated 1/18/2018


China’s sword policy cutting deep into recycling

Earlier this month, China launched its “national sword” policy, which bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported. Meanwhile, its upcoming March edict imposing a lower limit on contaminants, is having global... — Updated 1/18/2018


Learning to find the motivation to “never ring the bell”

Clichés become clichés for a reason: they present ideas that remain important, time and time again. This is true for the famous axiom, never give up. In his book, Make Your Bed, Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired)... — Updated 1/18/2018



LWK AWARDS. The Lady Tigercats volleyball award winners were (from left) Ashley Parker, Most Improved; Kristen Miller, Captain’s Award; Jazzmyn Gordon, Best All-Around; Autumn... — Updated 1/18/2018



THE LADY BRONCOS volleyball award winners were (back row, from left) Emma Aldrich, Captain Award and Best Teammate; Rachel Schell, Captain Award and Best Teammate; Alarah... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story



BRONCOS. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague football players receiving awards for the season were (from left) Conrad Ziemer, Scout Player of the Year Award; Easton Nelson, Special Teams... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story


Denise Ann Tompkins

Denise Ann Tompkins, 62, died on Jan. 9 with loved ones by her side. Denise was born in Odessa on May 13, 1955, to Victor and Bette Borth. She grew up on their family farm between... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos drop league games against Davenport, NWC

The hardships continued for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos’ basketball team as they entered the final three weeks of the regular season. The Lady Broncos posted a 55-34 l... — Updated 1/18/2018


Broncos ranked third in league after win against Davenport

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had a competitive week against league competitors the Davenport Gorillas and the Northwest Christian Crusaders. The Broncos hosted Davenport on... — Updated 1/18/2018



VAN FOR ZOEY. The Fannin family and representatives from the Ritzville Foursquare Church stand in front of the family’s newly purchased wheelchair accessible van outside of... — Updated 1/18/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Committee recommends options for student placement - School Boards to review, select plan for upcoming school year

After two recent special meetings, a local Steering Committee recommended two potential options of consolidation for the upcoming school year. Due to renovations at Lind-Ritzville High School (LRHS), set to begin this summer, the... — Updated 1/18/2018


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