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Hospital Board meeting change

The meeting of the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners has been rescheduled due to the holiday season. The commissioners will meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the East Adams Rural Healthcare conference room,... Full story


Local churches announce weekend holiday services

As the holidays draw near, many local churches have announced the schedules for their upcoming special holiday services. This weekend, the Emanuel Lutheran Church and the Ritzville Nazarene Church will be hosting their Christmas programs on Sunday,... Full story


Journal preps for holidays

The Ritzville Journal is preparing for the upcoming holidays, and would like to notify subscribers on closure dates. The Journal office will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. The deadline for the publications on those weeks continues to be the...

 By Haley Roybal    News    December 15, 2016

Ritzville City Council adopts proposed 2017 fee schedule

The Ritzville City Council adopted the 2017 proposed fee schedule during their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The meeting began with a public hearing regarding the proposed 2017 budget and revenue sources. Clerk/Treasurer Kris Robbins stated no changes...

 By Haley Roybal    News    December 15, 2016

Paranormal Investigation Group visits Ritzville

The historical attributes and buildings in Ritzville drew the interest of the Spokane Paranormal Group as they traveled through icy roads and deep snow to educate the community on their services and findings during recent investigations. Lead... Full story



NAUGHTY OR NICE. Prior to the Lind Christmas Parade, children had the opportunity to take a picture with Santa Claus and discuss Christmas wishes. Benjamin Haase reviews his Christmas list with Santa...



THE NORTH POLE. Among the floats at the Lind Christmas Parade was this float created by Tyran Doyle and friends called The North Pole. The float showcases Santa’s sleigh lead by his reindeer...



LIND CHRISTMAS PARADE. During the Lind Christmas Parade on Dec. 11, Cole Melcher’s life was honored through a lighted float pulling a cross with his name on it. Members of the family and friends... Full story



CF INDUSTRIES Ritzville Terminal Supervisor Dennis Schilling presents Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner with a donation from the company. The money is dedicated to purchase winter weather equipment...


Shop With a Cop event continues to strengthen community outreach program with area youth

Local law enforcement put on their uniforms every day to protect and serve, but one day out of the year; they perform a different service for the community by participating in the Shop With the Cop... Full story



LIND WINTER CONCERT. Students in preschool through fourth grade of the Lind Elementary School provided community members with an evening filled with holiday songs and laughs during their Winter...


Another interesting week

A Seattle professional team won another Major League championship over the weekend when the Seattle Sounders captured the MLS crown in a 5-4 penalty kick shootout victory over Toronto. The match was played in Toronto which means that one Seattle...


Four Bronco athletes travel to compete in Liberty Tournament

Four members of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague mat squad traveled to Spangle to begin their season by participating in the Liberty Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10. Head Coach Jason Hilzer took heavy weight wrestlers Samuele Bortolato, Aarron Phelps, Mich... Full story


Million wreaths across America

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed while serving in uniform. Normally, the fallen are remembered on... Full story


There’s snow way to win

Our beautiful fall weather inevitably gave way to winter, which finally reared its’ ugly head with freezing temperatures and six inches of snow on Dec. 5-6. It seems everyone must ‘re-learn’ driving habits to avoid insurance deductibles until... Full story


Effect of environment on learning

“Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting to control what is in our power,” said Epictetus, a stoic philosopher of ancient Greece. Many factors contribute to a successful education, not all of which are...


Lady Broncos return home to play Colfax, start league competition

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos had a busy week with three games against Tri-Cities Prep (TCP), Liberty and Colfax. The team began their week by traveling to Pasco to face TCP in a non-league... Full story



20 YEARS. Members of the Peace by Piece Quilt Guild gathered at Memories Diner on Dec. 10 to celebrate 20 years of membership and activity in the community. Many of the members have been active in... Full story


Broncos begin league games with an upset over Liberty

After competing in two nonleague games, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos went on the road for their first league match up on Friday. The Broncos returned home with a victory over Liberty for the...


Donna Lee Copeland

Donna Lee Copeland born Jan. 16, 1933, in Nebraska City, Nebraska, died on Oct. 2, in Salem surrounded by her children. Donna graduated with honors from Percival High School in Iowa. She raised her fa... Full story


Leonard Edward Martel

Leonard Edward Martel, aged 68, died surrounded by his family and his closest, lifelong friend on Monday, Dec. 5. Leonard an amazing man will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known...


Theodore “Ted” L. Hayes

Theodore “Ted” L. Hayes, 84, died in Moses Lake on Dec. 10. Ted graduated high school in Spokane Valley and went to WSU and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree. After college and a couple of jobs,... Full story


Wylie James Plumb

Wylie James Plumb was born to Cliff and Aydriann Plumb on Nov. 15. At birth, Wylie weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 21 inches in length. He joins siblings Lane, 6, and Mason, 3. Paternal... Full story


Ritzville Winter Concert Thursday

The Ritzville Grade School will be having their Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the school gym. The concert will include students in kindergarten through fourth grade singing holiday songs....


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