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Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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Adams County 911 celebrating 50 years

The Adams County 911 Communications office is celebrating 50 years of 911 service. The employees will be hosting a 50th Anniversary Reception in both Ritzville and Othello. The Ritzville reception is being held on Friday, Feb. 16,... — Updated 2/15/2018


LR FFA hosting donation drive

Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day from the Lind-Ritzville FFA chapter. This February, the chapter has a few important activities and events going on. Every year, our chapter donates supplies and our time to the Spokane... — Updated 2/15/2018


Blood drive at LRHS on Feb. 28

Lind-Ritzville High School will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the mobile bus next to Gilson Gym. Donation hours are from 12:45-3:45 p.m. The blood drive is hosted in coordination with Inland Northwest Blood Center... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Hunter education class available

There are currently 10 seats remaining for the Hunter Education Traditional Classroom Course in Lind. The classroom meetings are scheduled from 5-8:30 p.m. daily on Feb. 19-22 at the Lind Gun Club. The range day and field... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville City Council approves Varela’s design work proposal

The Ritzville City Council went approved the Dam Safety Office (DSO) engineering contract from Varela and Associates for $16,800 at their Feb. 6 meeting. Council voted 6-1 to approve the contract with Council Member Mark Weigand... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Ritzville Chamber hosts annual membership meeting

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce held the annual general membership meeting on Feb. 7, with more than 30 residents, business owners and local leaders in attendance. The meeting served as an opportunity for the board members... — Updated 2/15/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville City Council awards $120,070 in 110 funds

During the Feb. 6 meeting, the Ritzville City Council voted to approve the allocation of the city’s 110 funds for 2018. A total of $141,733 was requested from local organizations and businesses to help fund a variety of... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Special Election results

The Feb. 13 Special Election initial results have all local measures passing, including Replacement Educational Programs and Operation levies in four local school districts, and a capital improvement levy for the Ritzville Water... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story



STATE BOUND. LRS wrestler Tristan Regan shakes hands with his opponent Republic’s Damon Jager after pinning him in the first period of their match during 1B/2B Regionals on Feb.... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Lenten Soup Supper schedule

The Ritzville Ministerial Association has announced the 2018 Lenten Soup Supper schedule. The hosting churches will provide the meal beginning at 6 p.m. weekly and a worship service will follow the meal at 7 p.m. The Trinity... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

Beating the team, that beat the team

Last week I told you about some big upsets that took place over that weekend. Funny thing is there have been a lot of big upsets from nonconference opponents this season. If you... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Lind, Ritzville Gun Club Scores

Lind Gun Club, Jan. 28 25: Dakota Kok. 23: Peter Franz, Shane Strohmaier, Alan Schlimmer, LeRoy Watson. 22: Curt Franz, Randy Kulm. 21: Carson Schlimmer, Garrett Schlimmer, Terry Utecht. 20 and under: Anna Franz, Debbie Kulm,... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Trump administration has right to reverse federal overreach

The right to an individual’s life, liberty, and private property underpins any free society. It is a well-established principle enshrined in the Constitution’s fifth Amendment that under a limited government, no individual can... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Legislative Commentary

When we’re on the floor of the Senate chamber debating and voting on legislation, it’s known as “floor action.” At this point in the session, when the full Senate is working through bills that were moved forward by the... — Updated 2/15/2018


Treat others as you want to be treated

What began as a season of political madness has spread throughout our society, and even into many churches. Character assassination has become a staple of our day. It does not matter if the charges are true or verifiable. The... — Updated 2/15/2018


Cities balancing budgets with fees

Have you carefully checked your utility bills lately? Most people don’t unless they are monsters like the ones for garbage in Scranton and Los Angeles. In Vancouver, Washington, our garbage and recycling bill now has an added... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Students compete, succeed at FBLA Regional Conference

Lind-Ritzville High School (LRHS) Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) chapter competed successfully at the Northeast FBLA Winter Regional Conference in Spokane on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Seventeen LRHS students joined the group... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos finish 2-1 in first week of District Tournament

With the regular season behind them, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team moved into the District Tournament at West Valley High School. The Lady Broncos opened t... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story


Broncos start strong at District Tourney with back-to-back wins

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had an exciting outing in the first week of the District Tournament, and were able to secure two victories to improve their standings in the compe... — Updated 2/15/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports

Phelps, Regan qualify for state wrestling championships - Ryan moves on as alternate to Mat Classic XXX

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Bronco wrestlers Aarron Phelps and Tristan Regan needed only one win at the Regional Tournament to secure their spots in their weight divisions at the Mat Cla... — Updated 2/15/2018


Carol Sue (Nealey) Williams

Carol Sue (Nealey) Williams, 82, died peacefully at home Oct. 12, 2017. She was born June 3, 1935, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane to Duran B and Mabel I Nealey. Attended... — Updated 2/15/2018


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