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Articles from the February 14, 2019 edition

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 By Steve Salins    News

Pastime renovations underway

The "Pastime Bar and Grill" sign has occupied the corner of Ritzville's Main and Washington for decades and is now overseeing a renovation of the storied pub. Dave Benedict and... — Updated 12/19/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ranch employee kills wolf near Sprague Lake

A gray wolf was shot and killed in a "caught-in-the-act" incident on a northeastern Adams County ranch near Sprague Lake on Feb. 4, according to the Washington Department of Fish... — Updated 2/15/2019


Ruben J. Knodel

Ruben Joseph Knodel was born November 6, 1924 in Lind, Washington to Emma and Gustave Knodel. He grew up on the family farm 8 miles east of Lind. He went to school in Ralston,... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: If you are good enough...

To say the least, it has been an interesting week for all of us. You remember Groundhog Day? Apparently the groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year and spring was going to be just around the corner for us. Why are we paying... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

How new WIAA changes may-and may not-affect LRS

The WIAA Representative Assembly voted Jan. 28 to approve two new amendments regarding the Association’s classification system, which will go into effect starting with the 2020-21 school year. The amendments significantly alter... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos split first two games of conference tournament

After a week of inclement weather and a pair of postponements, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball squad is trying to get its postseason back on track. Following a... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

All four LRS wrestlers advance to State-without playing a single match

Due to inclement weather that affected driving conditions throughout the state, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association cancelled all regional wrestling tournaments in the state. That included the Regional Tournament... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Weather wreaks havoc for Broncos in postseason

It's been a tumultuous week for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team, as the winter weather that has pounded the state has wreaked havoc on the schedule for the... — Updated 2/13/2019


Ritzville Gun Club Scores: Feb. 11, 2019

25: Scott Yaeger, Garrett Frederick. 23: Wes Frederick, Travis Simonson. 22: Travis Dewald, Mike Geschke, Colby Schell, Doug Wahl, Justin Ziebell. 21: Jason Heider, James Wahl, Justin Simonson. 20 and under: Dave Breazeale, Joe... — Updated 2/13/2019


Land Transfers: Feb. 14, 2019

Feb. 1 — Venus A. Stoner, Othello, to Harold L. Stoner, Jr., Lot 29, Columbia No. 2, $0. Feb. 1 — Steven G. and Lori Jean Oestrich, Ritzville, to D & A Pastime LLC, care of David and Amy Benedict, Ritzville, Lot 1, Block 9,... — Updated 2/13/2019


Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 14, 2019

Jan. 24, 12:17 — A request was received from an elderly subject who fell on the ice in front of the Post Office and needed help getting into her car. An officer responded and assisted as needed. The city crew was contacted and... — Updated 2/13/2019


Loretta Jean Greenwalt Schoonover

Loretta Jean Greenwalt Schoonover went to our Lord on Tuesday, Nov., 2019 with her daughter Mary Ann (Punkie) at her side. She was residing at DeSansos Assisted Living in Jerome, Idaho in their loving care at the time of her death.... — Updated 2/13/2019


Legislative Commentary: Feb. 14, 2019

Dear Friends, One of the more newsworthy things coming out of Olympia this week had to do with the independent commission of citizens that sets the pay of “statewide elected officials” -- from the governor to Supreme Court... — Updated 2/13/2019


Column: Good news and bad news abound for East Adams Rural Healthcare

The good news is that it looks like your District will have ended 2018 with a six-digit profit. We have to say “looks like” because the final audit adjustments are not completed, but that seems to be what the number will end up... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Emma Scher    News

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however zoning requirements and other laws make them difficult to legally place. A tiny house is usually between 100 and 400 square feet but can... — Updated 2/13/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Council moves ahead with 1st Avenue Project bid, discusses Appliance Pickup Day

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 5, with a host of topics on the agenda. The council kicked off the meeting in an executive session to discuss the contract for a new golf manager at the... — Updated 2/13/2019


LRHS Community Blood Drive set for Feb. 27

The Lind-Ritzville High School Community Blood Drive will take place Feb. 27, and sign-ups are now being taken. The bus will be at the Lind Middle School from 8:45-11:30 a.m., and then move to EARH in Ritzville in the... — Updated 2/13/2019


EALD holds "Blind Date with a Book" program

The East Adams Library District is holding its “Blind Date with a Book” program during the month of February. People will be able to read and rate the books they read, and turn in their entries to the library for a chance to... — Updated 2/13/2019


DYW program slated for March 16 at LRMS

The 2019-20 Distinguished Young Woman program will be held on March 16, at 7:00 p.m in the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium in Lind. This year’s participants are Kelley Carleton, Katheran Gingrich, Alabama Rushing, Taylor... — Updated 2/13/2019


EALD Director to be guest speaker at next Ralston Grange meeting

Kylie Fulmer, director of the East Adams Library, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Ralston Grange to be held on Feb. 19 at their hall in Ralston. Fulmer will talk about current projects at the library as well... — Updated 2/13/2019


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