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Special election for East Columbia Basin Irrigation District

Through a petition by landowners, the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District is having a special district-wide election for Feb. 8. All landowners within the district are encouraged to vote in the election. The special election... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story


Park and Rec, local school districts place measures on Special Election ballot

Local school districts in Adams County, and the Adams County Park and Recreation District No. 4 have placed propositions on the upcoming Feb. 13 Special Election ballot. Previously known as the Maintenance and Operation (M&O)... — Updated 2/1/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Horton appointed to Lind Town Council

The Lind Town Council appointed Myra Horton to the council during the Jan. 23 meeting. After a 15-minute executive session, council appointed Myra Horton to the vacant No. 4 Ward position. Horton took over the seat from Paula... — Updated 2/1/2018

 By Al Stover    News

TPP agreement could have negative impact on U.S. wheat

A trade agreement between 11 countries could have a negative effect on United States’ wheat exports to Japan in the future. On Jan. 23 in Tokyo, Japan, the 11 in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) announced they had reached a... — Updated 2/1/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Hospital Board reviews accountability audit

The State Auditor’s Office presented the initial draft of the accountability audit to the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners on Jan. 25. The Spokane-based audit team submitted the audit to the... — Updated 2/1/2018



JUNIOR CHEERLEADERS. A total of 67 junior cheerleaders took the court at Gilson Gym on Saturday, Jan. 27, to participate in the annual Junior Cheerleader night. This year’s theme... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story



CHEERTOPIA. A total of 67 junior cheerleaders took the court at Gilson Gym on Saturday, Jan. 27, to participate in the annual Junior Cheerleader night. This year’s theme was... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

At times it really matters

My wife and I went to the movie Friday night, “Farmers for America.” It was a documentary that was well done and really informative. I didn’t get nostalgic and think that... — Updated 2/1/2018


Bulldog News: LRMS student updates

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School students came back from their two-week winter break excited to see friends and teachers. While most went home after school, the boys basketball team got ready for their first game three days after... — Updated 2/1/2018


Legislative Commentary

The legislative session in Olympia has reached the one-third mark already. The dozen Senate policy committees have one more week to take action on bills, then those of us serving on budget committees (I’m continuing to serve on W... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story


March for Life, federal legislation show support for unborn

On Friday, Jan. 19, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators joined together and walked along the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 45th Annual March for Life. In full view of the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol, and... — Updated 2/1/2018


North Korean guest workers booted

It’s not good to be a North Korean guest worker these days. As part of stepped up sanctions against the rouge nation’s accelerated nuclear and ballistic missile development programs, countries around the world are expelling... — Updated 2/1/2018


Interdependence of education and democracy

“The original purpose of U.S. education was to shape citizens who share a common ideal and have the knowledge, skills and inclination to uphold the tenets of democracy,” explained Anna Saavedra, policy researcher at the Researc... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story


John Packard Hughlett

John Packard Hughlett was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Wembo Nyama, Belgian Congo, to William and Violet Hughlett, missionaries to the African Continent. He spent his childhood in the... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story


Final regular season games are crucial to the Broncos league standings

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos are on the final stretch of the regular season, with only three games remaining until postseason competition. After a win against Tekoa-Rosalia... — Updated 2/1/2018

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos add Tekoa-Rosalia, Asotin games to winning streak

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team added two more Northeast 2B South League wins on the path to the postseason. On Jan. 26, the Lady Broncos recorded a 62-47... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports

Broncos finish regular season at Mix and Match, South League match

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team finished their regular season with the Mix and Match event at Gilson Gym on Jan. 23 and the final South League match on Jan. 27 in... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story



JAN MILLS takes a slice of cake from the tray of baked goods at the Ritzville Foursquare Church on Jan. 24. The event was put together as a way to say “thank you” to everyone... — Updated 2/1/2018 Full story


Ritzville Chamber Membership Meeting Feb. 7

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Best Western Bronco Inn. Members, and perspective members and volunteers, are invited to attend. The... — Updated 2/1/2018


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