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Ralston Grange to host potluck, meeting

The Ralston Grange is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Ralston Grange hall. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a dessert potluck and is followed by the meeting that begins at 7:30 p.m. The group plans to discuss the... — Updated 2/16/2012


Civil War group meeting this weekend

The Keystone Light Artillery Civil War reenactment group has a meeting on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted at 505 East Third Avenue in Ritzville. For more information or questions about the meeting, contact Ron... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


School boards to tour classrooms

The Ritzville and Lind school boards are having a special board meeting on Feb. 22, and Feb. 24. The purpose of these special board meetings is to visit classrooms in both the Lind and Ritzville School Districts, with no action to... — Updated 2/16/2012


Gritman Senior Center plans monthly potluck

H.E. Gritman Senior Center is hosting its monthly potluck on Friday, Feb. 24 at 12 p.m. The program topic is “Five Wishes” and is presented by William Riley of Area Aging and Adult Care. The program has been featured on CNN... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


Wrestlers prep to depart for Tacoma Dome, state tournament

The Broncos will have two representatives on the mat in the Tacoma Dome this weekend during the WIAA’s Mat Classic. Keanu Niezwaag (138 pounds) and Grayson Morris (220) both... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


Empire Health Foundation releases request for proposals

Empire Health Foundation (EHF) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to invite applications from community-based multi-sector partnerships interested in applying for grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to be... — Updated 2/16/2012


Ritzville Grade School to host Family Reading Night

Ritzville Grade School is hosting a Family Reading Night on Tuesday, Feb. 28, as part of the Read Across America project. The event includes a free “Green Eggs and Ham” breakfast for dinner, guest readers, game, crafts, a book... — Updated 2/16/2012


Mayor encourages students to apply for AWC scholarship

Ritzville High School seniors may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Association of Washington Cities. Mayor Linda Kadlec would like to recommend a Ritzville applicant for this scholarship. She is encouraging students to... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


'The Magic of Relay' chosen as theme for 2012 Ritzville Relay For Life

The Relay For Life of Ritzville official theme is now “The Magic of Relay,” so teams are encouraged to dress up in Disney costumes or have decorations. The Relay For Life of Ritzville begins on July 13 at the Ritzville High... — Updated 2/16/2012


Wheat Land Communities' Fair seeks 2012 royalty

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Board is now accepting applications for 2012 Fair Royalty. There are three positions open to young ladies, 14-18 years of age. Candidates must live within the boundaries of the Lind, Ritzville... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


School levies pass with ease

Local school districts can breathe a collective sigh of relief following the ballot count on Tuesday night. Maintenance and operations levies for the Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna School Districts are passing easily. Voters in the... — Updated 2/16/2012


Board member needed for library

The Ritzville Library District No. 2 is looking for a person interested in completing a term on the Board of Trustees following Terry Janzen’s resignation earlier this year. The five-member library board meets on the fourth... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


Adams County Pet Rescue, dedicated to finding good homes for animals

Since 2008, Adams County Pet Rescue has found forever homes for 978 dogs, 10 horses and about 30 cats. The 2011 Adams County Pet Rescue annual report located in rural Eastern Washington State is an all volunteer non-profit... — Updated 2/16/2012


Lady Broncos split Districts play, meet Davenport

After a painful loss to Northwest Christian in the opening round of district basketball play, the Lady Broncos rebounded with a 55-37 shelling of Kettle Falls, recording their... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


Tigercats start strong in district play

The Tigercats played in their first district basketball game against Pomeroy on Feb. 9, walking away with the first win over Pomeroy this season. The Tigercats beat Pomeroy with a... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


Broncos live to play another day

Head coach Dustan Arlt knows there are no easy wins in post-season play. Liberty made that clear on Monday when they made the Broncos stay focused for four quarters in a loser-out... — Updated 2/16/2012


Two Broncos advance to state wrestling

Keanu Niezwaag and Grayson Morris have run the tournament gauntlet in wrestling and have enjoyed enough success to earn a trip to the WIAA Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome this... — Updated 2/16/2012


Hoof Beat: Student News from Ritzville Grade School

On Monday, Feb. 6, the junior high Lind/Ritzville/Sprague Broncos played Liberty at Liberty. The “B” team played at 4 p.m. The starters were Ryan Frederick, Damien Rouleau, Patrick Bartz, Dylan Moore, and Aaron Ritz. Unfortunat... — Updated 2/16/2012


Swim Legends: Ritzville's pool hosted serious talent

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in the series of 11 articles. We published installment No. 7 instead of this one last time. Next week we will publish article 8. Part Six: The Summer of 1958 The Amateur Athletic Union of the... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


Churches announce plans for Lent services

The Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ invites the community to join and celebrate the season of Lent. The theme of the mid-week service is, “Glimpses of Grace”. Zion Philadelphia hosts a joint service with Emanuel... — Updated 2/16/2012


Soul searching needed to find what’s best hospital

In the paper there was an excellent article on the Hospital board and the action it took regarding the hospital administrator. I want to be very clear, I did not and do not support the action of the old board and administrator in t... — Updated 2/16/2012


Make repair of city infrastructure a priority

It appears to me that a lot of consideration and effort is going on in City Government to acquire new business to our community. I only wish that you folks would also think about getting some grant dollars to repair our aging... — Updated 2/16/2012


CEO not the source of district’s longstanding issues

Mark Barglof did not cause rift in this community. It has been festering for many years. I worked at the hospital in 2001. The employees attended several meetings where plans to remodel the hospital were presented. Here we are,... — Updated 2/16/2012


Changes needed nationally for brighter future

I wonder what would happen to our deficit if the federal government cut the salaries and benefits of federal employees to make them comparable to workers in the private sector. What would happen if real limits were set on... — Updated 2/16/2012


John Jacob Hennings

John Jacob Hennings, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the age of 90, at Life Care Center in Ritzville. He was born Sept. 26, 1921 at a farm home near Emden Station, Adams County,... — Updated 2/16/2012 Full story


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