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Family night set at Lind Community Church

Lind Community Church is holding a “Family Movie Night” on Sunday, Feb. 12, in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. The movie, “Fireproof” begins at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and snacks are provid... — Updated 2/9/2012


Senior center to serve pancakes

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center hosts a pancake breakfast on Friday, Feb. 10, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The center hosts a pancake breakfast on the second Friday of every month. Pancakes are served with the choice of ham or... — Updated 2/9/2012


Don’t forget to vote by Feb. 14

The special election for the Maintenance and Operations levy, in both Lind and Ritzville School Districts, concludes on Feb. 14. All ballots must be returned or postmarked by the Feb. 14 deadline. Drop boxes are located at... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Silent auction to benefit annual Western Art Show

The Ritzville Art Gallery is hosting a silent auction from Jan. 19 until Feb. 14, which features regional and national Western artwork. The auction features many ideal and unique Valentine’s Day gifts. Bid on select pieces of... — Updated 2/9/2012


Rep. Fagan to host tele town hall meeting Feb. 21

With the updated state revenue forecast slated to be announced Thursday, Feb. 16, and the 2012 legislative session heading into days of budget negotiations, Rep. Susan Fagan hosts a Ninth District telephone town hall meeting... — Updated 2/9/2012


St. John Hardware cancels pair of meetings

St. John Hardware & Implement’s Precision Farming & Guidance meetings are cancelled. St. John Hardware & Implement Inc. plans to reschedule at a later date.... — Updated 2/9/2012


RAC announces ornament results

Ritzville Art Center recently announced the results from the first annual Christmas ornament contest. Proceeds made from the contest totaled $233 and were donated to the Adams County Pet Rescue organization, in addition to food... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Lind Alumni Banquet scheduled

The members of the Lind Alumni Association met recently to plan the annual Alumni Banquet and meeting. The Banquet is in the Lind High School gymnasium on May 12, at 6:30 p.m. Cathy Jo’s Catering has been chosen to cater the... — Updated 2/9/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Stakeholders gather for ACDC luncheon

On Thursday, Feb. 2, the Adams County Development Council hosted the annual stakeholders luncheon at Chen’s Family Dish in Othello. The host of the event, Ken Johnson, welcomed... — Updated 2/9/2012


Tax forms available at Ritzville library

The Ritzville Public Library has IRS tax forms available at the front desk. Forms available include the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms (along with instructions), as well as forms for employee business expenses, child care expenses,... — Updated 2/9/2012

 By Stephen McFadden    News

Suspect leads law enforcement on chase through fields, fences

A Washington State Patrol pilot and his airplane proved vital in a local attempt to capture a driver who refused to yield to law enforcement and led them on an hour-long adventure through the rolling hills and coulees between... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Big Bend Electric Cooperative to refund $1.98 million to users

The Board of Directors of Big Bend Electric Cooperative, Inc. recently voted to refund more than $1.98 million to the Cooperative’s consumers. Refunds are being mailed to consumers who purchased power from the Cooperative during... — Updated 2/9/2012


DSHS’ Othello office has closed

Effective Jan. 30, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Community Service office located on 1025 S. First Avenue, Othello, is no longer open to the public. Services can only be accessed in person at the Moses Lake... — Updated 2/9/2012


Lind Chamber looks to collect dues

Lind Chamber of Commerce reminds members that dues for the 2012 year are due. Forms can be picked up at Jim’s Market, Town of Lind office or contact the chamber by phone at 677-3665, or at [email protected] Officers for the... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Season ends for Lady Tigercats

Regular season play ended for the LaCrosse-Washtucna Lady Tigercats on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Lady Tigercats ended their season on the road against Tekoa-Oakesdale and Rosalia. “I was pleased with the end of the season,” said... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Little Guy wrestlers prep for first match

The first Little Guy Wrestling tournament of the season is on March 3, at Royal City. That match is followed by trips to Warden, Moses Lake, Reardan and Almira-Coulee-Hartline.... — Updated 2/9/2012


Lady Broncos advance to tourney, play Saturday

Rebounding from a rough first half of the season, the Lady Broncos have turned in a better than respectable effort in the stretch, improving to sixth place in league standings and earning a trip to the district basketball tournamen... — Updated 2/9/2012


Fifth in league, Tigercats continue to districts

The Tigercats finished regular season ranked fifth in the league, continuing the team’s basketball season for at least one more week. The Tigercats defeated the Tekoa-Oakesdale... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Sixth seed a good spot for Broncos

Finishing sixth in league play may prove to be beneficial to the Broncos. It means they play either Davenport or Reardan on Saturday in the first round of the district tournament... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Wrestlers head for Regionals

After a successful sub-regional tournament Saturday in Warden, three LRS wrestlers are going to the regional tournament in Kittitas this Saturday. Keanu Niezwaag finished second at... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


RGS collecting Labels for Education

The Ritzville Grade School is participating in the Labels for Education program in hopes of earning enough points to purchase a die cutting machine. The Labels for Education program collects labels and caps from participating... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


Washtucna schools earn achievement award

Washtucna Public School is a recipient of the 2011 Washington Achievement Award, being honored for Overall Excellence for a multi-level school and Outstanding Achievement in Science. This is the second year in a row that Washtucna... — Updated 2/9/2012


Young writers recognized by wheat growers

During the Adams County Conservation District Wheat Growers meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, nine students received awards for their soil essays. The sixth grade students from Lind,... — Updated 2/9/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Bounty of donated used spectacles make Doyle's effort successful

Micheala Doyle began collecting donated eyeglasses on Jan. 2, and after the first month-long session of her project, has successfully collected 161 pairs of glasses. Doyle is... — Updated 2/9/2012


Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship available

Applications are now being taken for the 17th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund has been established in memory of Ken Troutt, renowned Auctioneer for many Northwest bull sales. Scholarships of $500 will... — Updated 2/9/2012 Full story


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