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Bartley, RHS grad, to perform in Ritzville Friday

Garrett Lee Bartley is scheduled to perform at the Wooden Nickel on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Bartley, a 1998 Ritzville High School graduate, is an up-and-coming singer in the Spokane area. Bartley got a band together about eigh... — Updated 1/26/2012


H.E Gritman Senior Center annual meeting

H.E. Gritman Senior Center is holding their annual meeting and potluck lunch on Friday, Jan. 27. Topics to be reviewed include, election of board members and accomplishments from the past year. Accomplishments noted include the fol... — Updated 1/26/2012


Lind Senior Center to host Bingo, stew feed this Sunday

The Lind Senior Center will host the annual Stew Feed and free White Elephant Bingo on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the center location on North I Street, in downtown Lind. Bingo will run from 2-4 p.m. with the stew feed to follow, from 4-5... — Updated 1/26/2012


Trinity to host Loyalty Sunday

Each January, Trinity United Methodist Church holds Loyalty Sunday, this year on Jan. 29. This is a special Sunday with the theme, “Invest God’s Way.” Members, friends, and visitors can pledge their time and talents to God... — Updated 1/26/2012


Banquet, auction support Pheasants Forever projects

Habitat improvements and support of youth-related activities are the prime focus of the local chapter of Pheasants Forever. This Saturday supporters of Pheasants Forever will gather for the group’s annual banquet and auction.... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story


FBLA Super Bowl fundraiser planned

The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Ritzville High School is partnering with Subway to deliver Subway sandwiches and platters the day of the Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 5. FBLA students are collecting orders in person,... — Updated 1/26/2012


School boards set work session

The Lind and Ritzville school boards plan to meet on Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Ritzville High School’s home economics room. The work session is focused on developing a Lind/Ritzville Cooperative Agreement for the schools next... — Updated 1/26/2012


Rep. Schmick to host ‘telephone town hall’

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, is inviting constituents in the 9th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 2. The community conversation begins at 6:35 p.m. and conclude after one hour. To... — Updated 1/26/2012


Wheat production grower meeting set at Legion Hall

The WSU Research in the Dryland Cropping Area and Adams Conservation District Wheat Growers Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the American Legion Hall. This meeting is co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Adams... — Updated 1/26/2012

 By Stephen McFadden    News

Commissioners to face packed agenda, possible termination of CEO

By normal standards, the agenda for tonight’s hospital district meeting is crowded with discussion items. Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Commissioners will receive information and consider action on a variety of... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story


ACDC luncheon set in Othello

Adams County Development Council is hosting their annual Stakeholders luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event begins at noon at Chen’s Family Dish in Othello. The 2012 annual report presentation and keynote speaker, Jonathon... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story


Hope for Hayden benefit dinner set

“Hope for Hayden” benefit dinner is Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Lind Grange Hall, located at 404 West First Street in Lind. The benefit event runs from 6 – 10 p.m. with music by Sanger Sounds and a catered buffet by Cathy... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story


Kick-Off meeting for Relay For Life

The Relay For Life of Ritzville hosts the annual Kick-Off meeting on Feb. 6 at the Best Western meeting room at 6 p.m. Relay For Life of Ritzville meetings are scheduled to be the first Monday of every month. At the meeting,... — Updated 1/26/2012

 By Janis Rountree    News

Lind rallies around Jenkins' family with benefit feast

The Lind Grange Hall hosted a luncheon fundraiser last Sunday for Lind community member Ray Jenkins and his wife, Glenda. Ray is currently battling cancer. According to school distr... — Updated 1/26/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Flat revenues bring some cuts for Adams County

The Adams County Commissioners budget for 2012 shows relatively little change from the previous budget, mainly because of the current economy and it not being a time for drastic changes. “There is not a lot of change from last ye... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Roettger shares levy data with Ritzville chamber

Superintendent of Lind and Ritzville schools, Rob Roettger, presented the proposed M&O levy for the Ritzville school district at the Ritzville Chamber of Commerce meeting on Jan. 19. The ballots for the special election regarding... — Updated 1/26/2012


Caring Neighbors donates to RPD

The Caring Neighbors board recently donated $500 to the Ritzville Police Department. The money went towards the purchase of a spike strip that is to be carried in an officer’s... — Updated 1/26/2012


Winter weather increases chances of carbon monoxide poisoning

As colder weather blankets the country, many are finding their blankets are not enough to keep warm. Many are suffering from power outages caused by adverse weather conditions and turning to alternative power sources for heat,... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story


USPS increases several postage rates

The United States Postal Service announced the increased prices for mail services on Jan. 22. Mailing services with increases include: first-class mail, standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services, along with... — Updated 1/26/2012


Concerned about abuse of welfare

Resist those urges! Please use self-control and birth control. We can’t afford to have people producing children when they can’t afford to care for them. Forty-nine percent of Spokane County births were paid for by Medicaid in... — Updated 1/26/2012


Questioning special meetings by hospital board

Congratulations to our newly elected board members. Since sworn into office the board has called three “Special Meetings” at the cost of $104 per each board member, two of which were called by the new members. The first... — Updated 1/26/2012


Local levy support critical for our schools

A year ago, while visiting Olympia, Gov. Christine Gregoire told us the state’s finances are in poor shape, forcing difficult decisions that will ultimately result in decreased funding for our communities. One year later, it’s... — Updated 1/26/2012


Lady Tigercats fall to bottom of league

The Lady Tigercats fell once more to the Lady Pirates of Pomeroy with a final score of 20-45. The Lady Tigercats lost to Pomeroy earlier in the league season by almost the same score, 25-43. Anne Fleming led the team in scoring... — Updated 1/26/2012


Snow days hinder the Tigercats

After being snowed out of the Friday game against Colton, the Tigercats played in the second league match-up against the Pomeroy Pirates. The Tigercats once again faced defeat with a final score of 42-57, resembling the Tigercats... — Updated 1/26/2012


Broncos prep for key games

The boys and girls basketball teams can improve their standings in league this weekend with key victories as the end of the regular season looms on the horizon with five games... — Updated 1/26/2012 Full story


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