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Articles from the February 25, 2016 edition

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Goodwill truck in Washtucna

The Goodwill truck will be in Washtucna at the Community Center located at 287 SW. Main Street. The truck will be there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. They will accept most anything except larger... — Updated 2/25/2016


Ronald McDonald Drive ends Feb. 26

The Lind-Ritzville FFA is conducting their annual Ronald McDonald House fundraising drive, which concludes on Feb. 26. There are boxes at multiple local businesses during this week for item collection. The Lind-Ritzville High... — Updated 2/25/2016 Full story


The Eagles gear up for Easter

The Ritzville Eagles Auxilary and Aerie are gearing up once again for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the hunt will be held on Saturday, March 19, at the Ritzville City Park. The members of the Eagles will begin asking for... — Updated 2/25/2016 Full story

 By Rachel Plager    News

Ritzville City Council discusses Well No. 9, animal control issues

The Ritzville City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. with a 15-minute executive session with Milton Rowland who represents the City for the ongoing Well No. 9 project. The meeting... — Updated 2/25/2016

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Ritzville School Board votes to place bond on April ballot

After attending a Facilities Committee meeting last week, the members of the Ritzville School Board voted unanimously on Monday, Feb. 22, to place the $12.8 million bond back on the April ballot. The bond failed on the February... — Updated 2/25/2016



LADY BRONCOS. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos battled on the hardwood on Feb. 19-20 for the right to compete in the Regional Tournament. The Lady Broncos lost their first... — Updated 2/25/2016



BRONCOS BASKETBALL. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos and Lady Broncos battled on the hardwood on Feb. 19-20 for the right to compete in the Regional Tournament. The Broncos... — Updated 2/25/2016


Terry Tufts

Terry Tufts, born on Nov. 20, 1948, in Conrad Montana, died on Feb. 7, in Hammond, Louisiana. Terry graduated from Ritzville High School in 1967. The celebration of his life will be held in Baton Rouge, and also in Ritzville at a... — Updated 2/25/2016


Michael John Kin Kade

Michael John Kin Kade, 44, of Dayton died on Feb. 14. Mike is survived by his wife Jessica, daughter Brianna, stepdaughter Kristen Smith, mom Micaela Kin Kade, brother Mark Kin Kade, sisters Christy (Scott) Carruth and Heidi Kin... — Updated 2/25/2016

 By Dale Anderson    News

Who do you blame?

In my travels I often listen to a sports call in show. Some are interesting while others not so much. On President’s Day I was on the road and I was listening to a program where... — Updated 2/25/2016


The revolutionary legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

“I don’t worry about my legacy,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once said. “Just do your job right, and who cares?” Last week, with the sudden passing of Justice Scalia at the age of 79, our country lost a jurist... — Updated 2/25/2016


Cop recruitment top priority across America

Public safety agencies across America face the same problems as other employers—finding enough qualified workers. The difference is our safety is increasingly at risk. Law enforcement leaders are working harder at recruitment,... — Updated 2/25/2016


Legislative Commentary

Last week saw the Senate complete its first round of all-day voting for this session. During a seven-day pause from committee work all 49 senators relocated to their desks on the “floor” of the Senate chamber to cast votes on... — Updated 2/25/2016


STEM Awareness Week inspires students

Innovation and inspiration go hand in hand. A big part of Lind-Ritzville High School’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Club is innovation, the club presented their inaugural STEM Awareness Week to inspire... — Updated 2/25/2016 Full story


Gerald Bruce Allert

Gerald Bruce Allert, 70, of Sprague, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital, Spokane. Gerry was born on Nov. 18, 1945, in Pasco, the son of... — Updated 2/25/2016 Full story


Velda I. Miller

Velda Irene Miller died on Feb. 21 at Sacred Heart Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded in love by her family. Velda was born in Gackle, North Dakota on Dec. 19, 1932, to Ray... — Updated 2/25/2016

 By Rachel Plager    Sports

Bronco wrestlers compete at State Tournament, Hawks places sixth

The Bronco mat squad traveled to Tacoma this past weekend to compete in the 28th Mat Classic State Tournament at the Tacoma Dome. There were 24 mats set up and non-stop competition... — Updated 2/25/2016

 By Rachel Plager    Sports

Lady Broncos place fifth to move on to Regional Tournament

The season will continue for the Lady Broncos team this weekend at Mt. Spokane High School for the Regional Tournament. It has been a tough road but the team ultimately pulled... — Updated 2/25/2016


Broncos secure trip to Regionals with double-overtime win

Attendees of the Friday night Sub-Regional game at Mead High School got their money’s worth when the Broncos and Asotin pushed the Regional Tournament qualifying game into... — Updated 2/25/2016



STUDENT OF THE MONTH for January at the Lind Elementary School were honored at an assembly on Jan. 29. In the back are from left: Faith Draper, Ryan Anderson, Hunter Rushing,... — Updated 2/25/2016 Full story



DECEMBER. The Lind Elementary School honored the December Students of the Month at an assembly in the Elementary School. In the back row from left, Liz Cruz, Nicholas Labes, Elijah... — Updated 2/25/2016



HUNTER SAFETY. The Ritzville Gun Club and Pheasants Forever hosted a Hunter Education class during the first week of February with 17 students receiving their orange card on Feb.... — Updated 2/25/2016


Birth and Baby celebrates 30 years in business

Thirty years ago Jake and P.J. Jacobsen started a store by the name of ‘Babikis’ in Seattle, which sold natural fiber clothing. At this time there was a very small section of... — Updated 2/25/2016 Full story


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