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Blood drive at EARH on Feb. 12

East Adams Rural Healthcare will host a blood drive on Monday, Feb. 12. Donation hours are from 9-10:30 a.m. Registration can be completed on the mobile bus on Feb. 12, and appointments can be scheduled with Kellie Ottmar at... — Updated 2/8/2018


Clothing giveaway for local families in need

The Lind Calvary Assembly of God is hosting a clothing giveaway for local families in need of attire. The giveaway will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 16-17. The clothing provided is all washed and in good condition. The... — Updated 2/8/2018


StageWest Theatre hosting auditions

The Stagewest Community Theatre is hosting open auditions for the “Seeds of Change” production. Auditions will be held Friday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Auditions will be held at 639 Elm Street... — Updated 2/8/2018


Blind Date With a Book returns

The East Adams Library District is once again having its, “Blind Date With a Book” in February. At the front of the library, there are books that are wrapped so patrons cannot see the cover. Library patrons will check out... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story


Swannack named to MSU Honor Roll

Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2017. Among the list of Dean’s Honor Roll is Leah Swannack of Lamont. The Dean’s Honor Roll includes the 3,416 students earning grade point... — Updated 2/8/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville Council receives crack seal cost presentation

During the Jan. 17 Ritzville City Council meeting, Council Member Scott Yaeger provided the council with a spreadsheet relating to the cost of materials to purchase for crack sealing city streets in 2018. At the Oct. 3, 2017,... — Updated 2/8/2018


VFW recognizes annual youth essay award winners

The VFW Post No. 11446 in Ritzville presented local students with awards for their essays in the Patriot’s Pen competition. Essay winners in the third grade local contest were... — Updated 2/8/2018


Lind, Ritzville Gun Club Scores

Ritzville Gun Club, Jan. 14 – 54 Shooters 25: Scott Yaeger. 24: Jason Heider, Travis Simonson, Chris Green. 23: Mike Stromberger, Scott Hennings, Dale Swift, Justin Benzel, Tyler Frederick. 22: Garrett Frederick, Tim Wellsandt, R... — Updated 2/8/2018

 By Dale Anderson    News

Singing the Blues

It was quite a weekend if you were paying attention to games played on Saturday and Sunday. I’m talking about college basketball on Saturday and the Super Bowl on Sunday. If... — Updated 2/8/2018


Big Bend Bowl League Scores

Alley Cats, Jan. 3 Rehn Grain 12-9, Ritzville Hardware 11-10, The Strays 10-11, Napa 9-12. High scratch games: Stephanie Geschke 191, Terri Abney 171, Debi Balfe 165. High scratch series: Stephanie Geschke 492, Kathy Geschke 445,... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story


Legislative Commentary

It looked like the House Democrats’ introduction of a capital gains tax bill might qualify as the worst tax news of this past week in the Legislature. That was until the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee met Thu... — Updated 2/8/2018


Stories from State of the Union show reasons for American optimism

Last Tuesday, I listened carefully as President Trump addressed the nation in his first State of the Union. The President’s message aimed to unify Americans behind a common vision while sharing inspiring stories of service,... — Updated 2/8/2018


Washington’s carbon tax differs from British Columbia

In Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing lawmakers to enact a new tax on carbon gas emissions before the legislature adjourns on March 8. Inslee wants Democrats, who now control the legislature, to approve a $20 metric ton levy. He... — Updated 2/8/2018


LRMS Honor Roll students announced

The list of Honor Roll students from Lind-Ritzville Middle School has been announced for the first semester. The students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) are Amy Anderson, Brock Kinch, Sydney Kinch, Alexis Melcher,... — Updated 2/8/2018


A SEAL’s guide to continually maintaining hope and inspiring others

When conditions are bleak, maintaining hope is not easy: never mind inspiring hope in other people. However, in his book, “Make Your Bed”, Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) cites spreading hope in the face of... — Updated 2/8/2018


Sprague announces Honor Roll students

The Sprague High School administration has released the list of students who were named to the Honor Roll during the first semester. Students on the Honor Roll list maintained a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) or above. In the... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story


Broncos narrowly secure third place seed going into Districts

Following four consecutive losses, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos were still able to secure a third-place seed in the NE 2B South League standings. The Broncos fell to Reardan,... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos earn win over Reardan, lose to Liberty, Colfax

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team wrapped up their regular season last week by going 1-2 in Northeast 2B South League play. The Lady Broncos opened the week... — Updated 2/8/2018



BIG BIKE. The Tekoa Trail and Trestle Association brought the “Big Bike” to Ritzville, and later Lind, to help raise awareness for the John Wayne Trail. The purpose of the bike... — Updated 2/8/2018


Pancake Breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host a Pancake Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will feature pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage and coffee with a suggested donation of $5 per person. The... — Updated 2/8/2018



LIND STUDENTS. The January Students of the Month at Lind Elementary School were recognized at an assembly on Jan. 31. The Student of the Month recipients were (back row, from left)... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    News

LRHS Health class puts spotlight on social media addiction, distracted driving for students

Although social media is popular among high school-aged students, spending too much time on a website can affect a person’s health in a negative way. For the last two years, Lind-Ritzville High School Athletic Director and... — Updated 2/8/2018

 By Al Stover    Sports

Broncos mat squad advances to Regionals

Four athletes from the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos wrestling team earned spots at the 1B/2B Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 10 in Reardan. Two additional athletes will serve as... — Updated 2/8/2018


Stanley V. Neace

Stanley V. Neace of Asotin died at age 92 on Jan. 30 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston. Stanley was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Endicott, to Stanley D. and Elsie (Evanson) Neace. He... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story


Albert Joseph Dinsmore

Albert (Al) Joseph Dinsmore, 89, of Moses Lake, died on Jan. 23. Albert was born in Seattle on April 29, 1928, to Leona (Crawford) and Ellis Isaac Dinsmore. He and his three... — Updated 2/8/2018 Full story


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