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 By Steve Salins    News    February 7, 2019

Chamber of Commerce hosts annual meeting, discuss next steps to increase reach

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Jan. 28 at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers conference room. The general public was welcome. The Ritzville Chamber of Commerce exists to “enhance and promote business and...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    February 7, 2019

Principals provide update following end of first semester

The Lind and Ritzville School Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Jan. 28, as they received updates from the principals and Superintendent Don Vanderholm following the end of the first semester of the school year. Lind-Ritzville High...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    February 7, 2019

LRHS Modernization Project currently on track and within budget

The Lind-Ritzville High School Modernization Project is on-schedule and proceeding according to plan, according to an update provided by Superintendent Don Vanderholm at the Lind and Ritzville School...

 

LRHS and LRMS announce Honor Roll for first semester

High school Over 40 students at Lind-Ritzville High School were named to the first semester Honor Roll for the 2018-19 school year. Twenty LRHS students maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in the first semester: Amy Anderson, Sharon...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 7, 2019

Wheat growers discuss vast array of topics at regional conference in Ritzville

The American Legion Hall was filled nearly to capacity with wheat producers from the region on Wednesday, January 30, for the Dryland Wheat Growers Conference. Aaron Esser, Washington State University Agronomist, chaired the five-unit conference...

 

H.E. Gritman Senior Center to host monthly pancake breakfast

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, Feb. 8. The breakfast, which is held on the second Friday of every month, goes from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast....

 

Column: Late-term abortion extremism on display in New York, Virginia

The issue of abortion is likely one of the biggest fault lines that divide Americans, but there is one aspect of this ongoing debate that is not controversial: According to a 2018 Gallup poll, only 28 percent of Americans believe that abortion...

 

Letter to the Editor: Keep America great

In response to Mr. McCallum’s opinion article “Look beyond border to solve immigration,” I agree that a wall wouldn’t solve all of our problems, but with added technology, surveillance and more agents, it would solve many of them....

 

Letter to the Editor: Sen. Patty Murray leads the charge

According to an article published by Breitbart on Feb. 4, “Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130) to protect babies who have survived failed abortions. Sasse went to the floor of the...

 

LRMS named "School of Distinction"

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School was recently recognized as a "School of Distinction" by the state of Washington for the year of 2018. Above, left to right: Shannon Callant, Raegan Snider,...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Why quit now?

I live in an interesting home. On Saturday my wife and I were in the car and I mentioned something about the Super Bowl and she asked when it was going to happen. I said, “Tomorrow!” She laughed and wondered if I was going anywhere to watch the...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 7, 2019

Jan. 20, 19:35 — The PD responded to a residential fire on South Adams and assisted the Fire Department with traffic control as needed. Jan. 21, 10:38 — A complainant was received from a subject who had been looking at purchasing a vehicle...

 

Broncos win opening game of conference tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team opened Northeast 2B Conference Tournament play in winning style on Feb. 5, defeating the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 54-49 to move into the tournament's...

 

Four LRS grapplers advance to Regionals on Feb. 9

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling squad took seven wrestlers to the South League Tournament in Pomeroy on Feb. 2, and four of those wrestlers will be advancing to this weekend’s Regional Tournament in Liberty. Wrestlers who finished in t...

 

Ritzville Gun Club scores: Feb. 4, 2019

24: Travis Dewald, Travis Simonson, Kyle Bauer, Justin Ziebell, Jake Dewald, Garrett Frederick. 23: Scott Hennings, Wes Frederick. 22: Brian Kramer, Chris Steinmetz, Andrew Witt. 21: Jason Heider, Adam Miller, Dennis Shepherd, James Wahl, Scott...

 

Lind Gun Club scores: Feb. 3, 2019

24: Carson Schlimmer, Terry Utecht. 22: Pete Franz, Alan Schlimmer. 21: Blake Bennett. 20 & under: Ayden Franz, Richard Kulm, LeRoy Watson, Craig Cooper, Curt Franz, Brody Folk, Garrett Schlimmer, Anna Franz, Taylor Kerr, Debbie Kulm, Randy Kulm,...

 

Lady Broncos earn first-round bye in conference tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team ended the regular season on a high note last weekend, and in doing so clinched the South’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Northeast 2B Conference Tournament that began earlier this...

 
 By Sean Harding    News    February 7, 2019

Lawmakers propose lowering B&O tax for some rural manufacturers

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee would reduce the business and occupation tax for manufacturers and publishers of printed materials and periodicals, excluding newspapers. It would also...

 

Obituary: Alven Loren Dyck

Alven Loren Dyck was born July 22, 1925 to Frank and Lena (Schrag) Dyck. He had three brothers-Ray, Clinton and Leo-and a sister, Nora (all deceased). He passed away at Monroe House in Moses Lake,...

 

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