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Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News    January 24, 2019

Nygren crowned Ritzville Rodeo Queen at annual banquet

A packed house of about 140 people filled the American Legion Hall on Jan. 20 to watch the coronation of the 2019 Ritzville Rodeo Queen, Rachel Nygren, as a part of the Ritzville Rodeo Association's...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

New times announced for Larry Swift Benefit Dinner on Jan. 26

Saturday evening, Jan. 26, is the night of a benefit dinner for Larry Swift, Director of Ritzville’s Public Works. The Eagles Lodge and Ritzville Gun Club are sponsoring the dinner and auction event with all proceeds going to Larry Swift. The...

 

Jan. 20 house fire in Ritzville leaves none injured

Ritzville and County firefighters were called to a residence at 10th and Adams at approximately just before 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, Jan. 20, to extinguish a fire which was reported to be in the living room area. The response included four trucks,...

 

Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce to hold annual General Meeting on Jan. 28

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual General Meeting next Monday, Jan. 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers building in Ritzville, 109 E 1st Ave. Business owners, managers...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 24, 2019

Ritzville council deals with housekeeping, talks infrastructure planning

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 15, as the council dealt with some housekeeping items and discussed Public Works’ infrastructure plan. The meeting started with the council voting to approve seven...

 

Ritzville Police Department Reports: Jan. 24, 2019

Jan. 9, 09:40 — A complainant was received regarding an older motor home parked on west Main Ave. and it smelled like sewer. An officer responded and did not note the sewer smell. The owner was contacted and to remove the vehicle by tomorrow or it...

 

Ritzville Gun Club scores: Jan. 20, 2019

23: Dennis Shepherd, Wes Frederick. 22: Scott Yaeger, Mike Bauer, Garrett Frederick. 21: Kierstin Witt, Adam Miller, Tyler Frederick, Lance Repp, Dennis Faechner, Tim Wellsandt, Colby Schell, Justin Simonson, Kyle Bauer, Ryan Frederick. 20 and...

 

Lind Gun Club scores: Jan. 20, 2019

25: Pete Franz. 24: Terry Utecht. 21: Curt Franz, Parker Jensen, Kirk Sager. 20 & under: Brody Folk, Kelvin Sager, Anna Franz, Corbin Sager, Hudson Sager, Alan Schlimmer, LeRoy Watson, Harold Folk, Debbie Kulm, Richard Kulm, Thomas Rosen, Randy...

 

Legislative Commentary: Jan. 24, 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 interview with the TVW...

 

Academy nominees make Central Washington proud

“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer,” World War Two hero Jimmy Doolittle once said. Last week, I had the privilege to announce my nomination of 11 volunteers across Central Washington for consideration to attend U.S....

 

The private sector is stepping up for tourism

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. That’s particularly true in difficult times when “business as usual” no longer works. As our national deficit approaches $22 trillion ($180,000 per taxpayer) and state and local governments...

 

Ralston Grange holds annual Planning Meeting

The Grange held its annual “Planning Meeting” on Jan. 15 to discuss upcoming activities, fundraisers and other events the Ralston Grange will sponsor in 2019. The Grange will continue fundraisers sponsoring a dinner for trail riders who overnight...

 

Broncos basketball drops pair of league games

It was a tough weekend for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team, as they dropped a pair of league games to fall to 2-5 in league play and 6-10 overall on the season. The Broncos started their weekend on the road in Spangle on Jan. 18...

 

Lady Broncos get big win over Colfax, playoffs in sight

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos split a pair of league games over the weekend to move to 4-3 in league play as the end of the regular season draws nearer. The Lady Broncos' weekend got off to...

 

Broncos wrestling holds sole home match of season

The interior of Gilson gym was brightly lit and full of energy on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15. It was the beginning of Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Bronco’s only home wrestling match of the season. At 7 p.m., well after an hour of competitor and team...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

"Box for Sox" a smashing success

Last Thursday, January 17, under cloudy skies and an incessant chilling rain, four young Scouts scrambled out of their vehicles to deliver the end of their campaign to collect pairs of socks to be...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

Gritman Senior Center holds annual meeting, elects new officers

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center board and interested parties gathered for the annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. Minutes from the previous year’s meeting were unanimously approved. Janet Sanger reported on the financial status of the...

 

Big Bend Co-op to refund $2.1 million to electric bill payers

The Board of Trustees of Big Bend Electric Cooperative, Inc. recently approved the refund of over $2.1 million to the Cooperative’s electric bill payers. Refunds are being mailed to consumers who purchased power from the Cooperative during the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

LRHS drama club keys in on life's normalities and oddities

There is an anticipatory hum among audience members prior to high school concert or drama presentations, and the evening of Wednesday, January 16 was no exception in the gym-theater of Lind Junior Hig...

 

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