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New hospital PA-C is all about teamwork

East Adams Rural Healthcare has a new physician's assistant (PA), and recent college graduate Julie Shapiro has spent the past month getting to know her new patients and getting comfortable in her...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 21, 2019

SkillSource program expands to Ritzville

The Ritzville Public Library now offers help and training for those seeking employment or occupational advancement. The Moses Lake SkillSource office has recently started sending a representative every week to the library to help interested...

 

Changes to The Journal and how they affect you

With recent changes to The Journal, our newspaper has also restructured the way people and businesses can send The Journal obituaries, legal notices and classifieds inquiries. Those who wish to submit an obituary are encouraged to email...

 

Bake sale fundraiser to be held on Feb. 22

A bake sale to raise funds for Diamond Spain will happen in the Umpqua Bank lobby this Friday, Feb. 22. The purpose of the sale is to raise funds to support Diamond Spain’s attendance at a Stanford University 10-day “Advanced Emergency...

 

Legislative Commentary: February 21, 2019

Dear Friends, This fifth week of the 2019 legislative session began with a snow day for a lot of people, due to the 18 or so inches that fell (and stayed) around the Olympia area in a four-day period. But by today, the “snowmageddon” (or...

 

Column: Bipartisan border deal signed by president is significant progress

Last week, Congress came together to pass, and President signed into law, bipartisan legislation that prioritizes securing our border and keeps the federal government open. The legislation may not have provided as much as I would have liked for...

 

Business Column: Amazon an example of growing resistance to corporate incentives

The circumstances leading to Amazon’s decision to scrap its New York City project are trends corporate leaders need to examine closely. There are cultural and political shifts in America which are changing the way business is done. Amazon walked...

 

Pastor's Column: Just a closer walk

I walk. A lot. Maybe I waved when you drove by. (If I didn’t – Sorry! I always mean to.) Maybe we visited as you watered your plants last summer, or shoveled your sidewalk last week. Since I moved to Ritzville in July, I’ve walked every block o...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    February 21, 2019

"Blind Date with a Book" offers incentive for reading

"It was a dark and stormy night." Would you pick a book to read based only on that opening line? That's the operational basis for the "Blind Date with a Book" event happening now at the Ritzville...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Feb. 21, 2019

Jan. 29, 02:54 — A complainant from an address on East 6th Ave. called and reported someone had just stolen her tent out of her garage. An officer responded and was unable to locate any evidence that would indicate garage had been entered and a...

 

Death Notice: Colleen G. Blauret

Colleen G. Blauret passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Services are set for Saturday March 2, 2019. Full obituary will run in next week’s paper with time and place of Service. Arrangements are being handled with Danekas Funeral Home...

 

Colfax ends Lady Broncos' postseason run

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball season came to an end last weekend, after the Lady Broncos made a spirited run in the Northeast 2B Conference Tournament. Following a 59-31 win...

 

Broncos season ends with loss to Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball season came to an end last week, as the Broncos were eliminated in their third game of the Northeast 2B Conference Tournament. After three consecutive...

 

Lind Gun Club Scores: Feb. 17

24: Carson Schlimmer, Terry Utecht. 22: Pete Franz. 21: LeRoy Watson. 20 & under: Blake Bennett, Thomas Rosen, Alan Schlimmer, Garrett Schlimmer, Mike Gering, Brody Folk, Randy Franz, Anna Franz, Roger Hochstetler, Richard Kulm, Craig Cooper, Taylor...

 

Ritzville Gun Club Scores: Feb. 17

25: Jason Heider. 24: James Wahl, Travis Simonson, Tim Wellsandt, Kyle Bauer, Mike Bauer. 23: Scott Yaeger, Adam Miller, Scott Steinmetz, Scott Hennings, Ryan Frederick. 22: Garrett Frederick, Travis Dewald, Joe Cushner, Dennis Shepherd, Colby...

 

LRS grapplers perform well at State Tournament in Tacoma

A long and winding season came to an end for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling team, as four grapplers put up a tough fight at the Mat Classic in Tacoma last weekend. None of the LRS wrestlers...

 

Worst Seat In The House: You may need to buy a program

Hard to imagine with the weather being what it is all around the country that spring training for Major League baseball teams is underway. For the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners it has a little deeper meaning since they will be playing th...

 
 By Levi Hoeft    News    February 21, 2019

Bulldog News: February, 2019

Last month, the boys basketball team started their season. They have played a few games so far and have been very successful. This month, the Lind-Ritzville Leadership class is hosting a toy drive, for Sacred Heart Providence Children's Hospital....

 

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