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Gallery to host Friday open house

The Ritzville Art Gallery is hosting an open house this Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. where anyone is invited to peruse the fine art by regional artists, as well as an assortment of ornaments that serve as fundraisers for... — Updated 12/13/2012


Pancakes on the menu for Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host the monthly pancake breakfast on Friday, Dec. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage and coffee, are on the menu with a suggested donation of $5 per person. The... — Updated 12/13/2012


Second round of Turkey Bingo in Washtucna

Residents have a second opportunity to win a turkey or cash prizes during the second Turkey Bingo event in Washtucna on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Lions Den on Main Street. Turkey Bingo is hosted by the Washtucna-Benge Lions Club... — Updated 12/13/2012


Christmas production at Nazarene Church

On Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Ritzville Nazarene Church will share the wonder of the season with a production entitled, “A Christmas Gift Sent Special Delivery.” Everyone is invited to rekindle the joy of the... — Updated 12/13/2012


Date change for school board meeting

The Lind and Ritzville school boards have changed the regular meeting date due to the Christmas holiday. The December school board meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Ritzville Grade School gymnasium, beginning at... — Updated 12/13/2012


Christmas concerts

Students are participating in annual Christmas concerts throughout the next week. Washtucna Elementary School is hosting the annual Winter Concert on Dec. 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the band room at the Washtucna School. On Dec.... — Updated 12/13/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Knodel continues Hams From the Heart

The season of giving is underway, as is the second annual Hams From the Heart project helping to benefit local residents. Brandon Knodel is hard at work collecting donations in orde... — Updated 12/13/2012


Local author releases new book

David Michaelson’s latest novel, “The Piddingtons” is now available at Davenport Times office, Cow Creek Mercantile, Ritzville Art Gallery and through online booksellers including Barnes &, and... — Updated 12/13/2012


Kahlotus student’s hosted free community Thanksgiving

Kahlotus DECA students, in collaboration with the FFA, organized and held the Second Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 6-8 p.m. More than 100 attendees showed up to eat a traditional... — Updated 12/13/2012


Six-Year street plan nets county commissioners’ seal of approval

The Adams County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013-2018 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) during the morning session on Monday, Dec. 3. Adams County Engineer Scott Yaeger presented the TIP plan explaining... — Updated 12/13/2012


Schoesler chosen as new leader for Senate GOP

OLYMPIA (AP) – Republicans have chosen Sen. Mark Schoesler as the party’s leader in the Washington state  Senate. The GOP announced its new Senate leadership team on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 5. The party is looking... — Updated 12/13/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Try shopping locally: Christmas a good time to support area merchants

During this hectic holiday season, many local residents make the trek to neighboring cities to shop for Christmas gifts for family members and friends. But area businesses encourage residents to stay local this holiday season, not... — Updated 12/13/2012


Lind parade lights up downtown

The 13th Annual Lind Lighted Christmas Parade was a huge success on Sunday, according to Chamber representatives. Twelve lighted entries were on display for a record audience... — Updated 12/13/2012


Washtucna 4-H goes geocaching

The Washtucna Birds of Play 4-H Club had a GPS meeting on Sat, Nov. 3. We went geocaching after we reviewed how to program the handheld GPS’s. We found the “When it Rains it Pours” geo-cache in Washtucna. By Sperry we found... — Updated 12/13/2012


Turkey Trot deemed a success

Trotters of all ages came out Thanksgiving morning for the 25th anniversary run of the Turkey Trot. Mike and Harriet Lynch awarded prizes before starting off in front of the New Ritz Theatre. The Great Feather award for the most... — Updated 12/13/2012


Tigercats successful with 3-0 record

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats went on the road Friday evening to battle Tekoa-Oakesdale, and returned home with the first league win of the season. The Tigercats swept the court and earned a 70-43 win. Head coach Mike... — Updated 12/13/2012


Lady Broncos struggle early

The first three games of the regular season weren’t kind to the Lady Broncos as they were handed a trio of losses. New head coach John Galbreath expects the team to rebound this weekend. Liking their chances for a pair of wins... — Updated 12/13/2012


Injuries hinder Lady Tigercats on hardwood

The Lady Tigercats had two tough weekend games against Tekoa-Oakesdale and Liberty Christian, but the team lost more than the games, they also lost athletes. Head coach Don Kemper... — Updated 12/13/2012


Broncos open with big wins over NWC, Reardan

With just five practices as a team, the LRS Broncos have rolled to a trio of victories. After defeating Columbia-Burbank in the season opener at home on Friday, 64-32, the Broncos... — Updated 12/13/2012


Wondering if council will address concerns over new business

Gary Templin raises some interesting issues and some of those issues are worthy of serious attention by anyone concerned for the welfare of the community. None of the issues raised by Mr. Templin however, are likely to be... — Updated 12/13/2012


Midwest drought stays in the headlines

The drought in the Midwest just keeps making headlines! The Midwest lies above Lake Ogallala, which is the largest underground lake in the U.S. It is large in the area of its borders, but not in its capacity as the farmers, towns... — Updated 12/13/2012


Community support for students appreciated

I know Mr. Roettger already wrote a letter of thanks but many of you have asked me about how the student “scholarship” turned out. When it was certain that our boys’ football team would be heading to the Tacoma Dome for the... — Updated 12/13/2012


Marilyn J. Eastwood

Marilyn J. Eastwood died on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, due to severe injuries suffered after a fall in her home. She was born May 14, 1932, to Bill and... — Updated 12/13/2012

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

A basketball mind, but not the body...

I’m sure that you’ve listened to someone speak, and the person really had you in their grasp. It doesn’t matter if that person was a clergyman, a politician, an inspirational speaker or a coach if they said something that... — Updated 12/13/2012


Aid in snow removal: move seldom used cars off streets

We have not had any measurable snow yet, but it is on the way. In recent years, the city snowplows and grader have had incidents while plowing that have resulted in damage to parked vehicles along the curb. It is requested of all... — Updated 12/13/2012


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