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Articles from the January 29, 2015 edition

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Ralston Grange sponsoring cribbage tournament

The Ralston Grange is sponsoring a cribbage tournament at the hall on Saturday, Jan. 31, beginning at noon. There is a $5 entrance fee to participate, and no experience is necessary. All of those participating will be taught how... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


Live performance from American Idol contestant

On Jan. 30 Ritzville Grade School first through fifth grade students and Lind-Ritzville High School students will enjoy a live performance by Lovey James, a current American Idol contestant. James is a 16-year-old from Protland,... — Updated 1/29/2015


Lind-Ritzville FFA selling Little Caesar’s Pizza

The Lind-Ritzville FFA members will be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza until Jan. 30. The profits from the sales will go toward sending members to the State FFA Convention in Pullman. The convention will be held May 14-16. The... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


‘Big Data’ topic at Spokane Ag Expo

Today’s computerized farming equipment and the ability to collect a range of detailed information has created a growing concern over that operational information. “Big Data” will be a big topic of discussion at next week’s... — Updated 1/29/2015


Senate page positions available for students

Senator Mark Schoesler is accepting applications from teenagers from the Ninth Legislative District who want to spend a week serving as Senate pages during the 2015 legislative session in Olympia. The session will end Sunday,... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


Food recall issued for multiple cheese products from a Yakima company

The Adams County Health Department wants residents to be aware that Queseria Bendita, LCC of Yakima is recalling all lots of Panela, Queso Fresco, Requeson, Cotija fresh soft cheese products and sour cream to include all best by... — Updated 1/29/2015


Fire department continues upgrades

Generous donations from local businesses and organizations will help the Ritzville Fire Department continue to upgrade its equipment. Fire Chief Jim Bostic reported a total of $7,500 has been received by the fire department from... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


County continues road maintenance

With the unseasonal warmth and high amount of rainfall which closed many gravel roads in the county last weekend maintenance crews were working on erosion repair as well as wash boarding on gravel roads throughout the county report... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


Lind, Ritzville, Sprague Gun Club Scores

Ritzville Gun Club, January 25, 50 shooters 24: Jason Heider, Scott Hennings, Scott Yaeger, Justin Simonson. 23: Ron Manke, Wes Frederick, Justin Benzel, William Green, Travis Dewald, Andrew Witt. 22: Jim Heider, Kyle Bauer, Marty... — Updated 1/29/2015

 By Dale Anderson    News

Does it really matter?

Here we are trying to figure out what we will be eating during the Super Bowl game on Sunday and what have we been inundated with for the past week and a half? Deflate Gate!! You... — Updated 1/29/2015


Broncos’ season winds down with non-league wins

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos started last week’s games on Tuesday, Jan. 20, against the Connell Eagles. The Broncos jumped to an early lead, scoring 23 points in the first quarter to the Eagles’ 17. The Broncos’ scoring... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


League play concludes for the Lady Broncos on Jan. 31

After a heartbreaking loss to Reardan on Saturday, Jan. 17, the Lady Broncos rallied to take down two non-league opponents and one league rival last week. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Lady Broncos hosted the Connell High School Lady... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


Welcoming Aspen Kathleen

I lay my weary head upon the pillow and snuggled into the sofa, hoping for at least a few hours’ sleep. I chose the sofa instead of the guestroom because I was caring for my grandniece, Annie, while her mom and dad were in... — Updated 1/29/2015


Moving Beyond the Gas Tax

With gas prices plummeting to less than $2 a gallon, some politicians think this is the ideal time to increase state and federal gas taxes. The theory is when gasoline is expensive, voters vehemently oppose higher gas taxes; but... — Updated 1/29/2015


LRHS students prepare for engineering event

In a growing society and a constantly evolving world, there are some skills that will always be useful. In Greece around 400BC, the idea of a catapult was designed and brought to life. Centuries later, engineers created new... — Updated 1/29/2015


Soil Conservation District awards student essay winners

The Adams County Soil Conservation District awarded three Washtucna students with awards for their essays about rotational grazing after selecting the students from an annual essay... — Updated 1/29/2015


Milton David Wahl

Milton David Wahl, died January 9 in Spokane. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the... — Updated 1/29/2015


Ruth Leona (Lobe) Gillis

Ruth Leona (Lobe) Gillis, at 97 died on January 22, at the Life Care Center in Ritzville. Ruth was born on May 2nd, 1917 to John and Lydia Lobe of Odessa Washington. Ruth graduated... — Updated 1/29/2015



WRAPPED UP. Bronco athlete Michael Wheeler and his opponent wrap up before Wheeler earned the pin on Tuesday night. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson... — Updated 1/29/2015



MAT BATTLE. During the first round at the Broncos’ Mix and Match Tournament on Jan. 27, Bronco Josh Rosman fights for the upper hand against his Moses Lake competitor. Rosman won... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


Lady T-cats’ season concludes Saturday in Washtucna

The Lady Tigercats’ season is coming to a close as the team prepares for the final two league games. After a long and hard fought season, the Lady Tigercats are looking to add... — Updated 1/29/2015 Full story


Tigercats prep for final season games against SJE, Liberty Christian

With only two games left in the season, the LWK Tigercats are still battling for their first season win. The Tigercats conclude their season this weekend, playing St. John-Endicott... — Updated 1/29/2015



PEO CELEBRATION. Seven members of Chapter AR- PEO, Ritzville traveled to Kennewick to celebrate Maxine Wilsey’s 50-year anniversary as a Chapter AR- PEO member. Maxine was a... — Updated 1/29/2015


Maurice Wayne Meline

Maurice Wayne Meline, 80, son of Robert and Anna Meline, loving husband of Joyce, died on January 21. Maurice was born in Kearney, Nebraska on August 24, 1934. He spent his younger... — Updated 1/29/2015



TAKE DOWN. Bronco Matt Vercoe takes down the Moses Lake opponent during the Broncos’ Mix and Match Tournament on Jan. 27. Vercoe was the only Bronco to earn a win in the first... — Updated 1/29/2015


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