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Open for business

The Pastime Bar & Grill opens its doors for the first time at 6 p.m. tonight, March 7, since undergoing a change of ownership and remodel. Owners Aimee Guiles and Dave Benedict received their...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 7, 2019

Schools ponder strategies for making up flurry of snow days

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards met on Feb. 25 for their monthly meeting, with a host of items on the agenda. LRMS and Lind Elementary School principal Cindy Deska reported to the boards that the elementary school’s Family Math Night has been...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre comes to Lind for musical

Join King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and a host of others in a musical wonderland this Friday, March 8th at the Middle School Gym in Lind when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 40 local students from Lind Elementary, Lind-Ritzville...

 

Date set for annual Easter Egg hunt

Ritzville Eagles Auxiliary and Aerie are gearing up once again for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year it will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the Ritzville City Park. Members of the Eagles Auxiliary will be starting to ask for donations from...

 

Lenten Soup Supper schedule announced

The Lenten Soup Supper schedule for this year has been announced. The St. Agnes Catholic Church will be hosting the supper on March 20, the Foursquare Church will host on March 27, the Trinity United Methodist Church will host on April 3, and Zion...

 

Above & Beyond

Juana Ortiz (middle) was the recipient of the February Above & Beyond award by the Lind-Ritzville schools. Ortiz was awarded for "always giving her best, always with a smile, always with a...

 

Legislative Commentary: March 7, 2019

Dear Friends, We’d been hearing a rumor that Governor Inslee would make an announcement today about his presidential aspirations. When the Democratic majority in the Senate tried to force a final vote yesterday on the renewable-energy legislation...

 

Column: Congress approves landmark bill for Yakima Basin, Okanogan County

‘Gridlock’ might seem to be the best word to describe divided government in Washington D.C. these days. However, last week, despite the partisan differences in the nation’s capital, bipartisanship and pragmatism won in what can only be...

 

Business Column: California wildfires spark debate over underground power transmission lines

November’s Camp Wildfire was California’s deadliest killing 86 people and destroying 14,000 homes along with more than 500 businesses. The financial fallout is forcing PG&E, northern California’s electric utility, to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

 

EARH joins Grand Columbia Health Alliance as founding member

Grand Columbia Health Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that six central Washington hospitals have founded a new healthcare partnership. The six founding members in the Alliance are Columbia...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 7, 2019

Feb. 15, 08:15 — A report was received from a local truck stop of a two semi’s that had been in an accident and the drivers were requesting contact with a police officer. The responding officer assisted the drivers in exchanging information. No...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    March 7, 2019

Spring sports season off to a rocky start

The 2019 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague spring sports season is off to an ominous beginning, to say the least. Frequent snow and consistently cold weather in the month of February have wreaked havoc on the...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    March 7, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: A different perspective

I was able to spend four days at the State ‘B’ basketball tournament in Spokane last week and I had a great time. The weather has raised havoc with school and extracurricular activities around here. There are a bunch of people that figured they w...

 

Ritzville Gun Club: Trophy Shoot 2019

16 yards Class A: Travis Dewald Class B: Scott Yaeger Class C: Tyler Frederick Class D: Mike Stromberger Veteran: Tim Wellsandt Ladies: Michelle Hennings Junior: Gage Bauer Sub Junior: Harlee Hennings Handicap Class A: Wes Frederick Class B: Tyler...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 7, 2019

Lind Town Council continues process for Phase II FEMA Project

The Lind Town Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 26. Councilmembers Richard Baldwin, Jim Dworshak, Myra Horton, Rose Elkington and Kathy Vedder were present along with Mayor Paula Bell and Clerk/Treasurer Kylie Buell. Steve...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 7, 2019

EARH expected to have turned a profit in 2018

The Board of Commissioners for East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 28. Dr. Sackmann reported that new PA-C Juliette Shapiro has been worked into the schedule as allowed. There is a delay in...

 
 By Levi Hoeft    News    March 7, 2019

Bulldog News: LRMS kicks off Sacred Heart Supply Drive this month

LRMS started their Sacred Heart Supply Drive this month and we appreciate any donations. Good job to all of the students who were eligible all semester, they will be rewarded with a trip to Laser Quest! Missoula Children’s Theatre starts March 4...

 

LRHS and LRMS Honor Band members to perform in Spokane

LRHS and LRMS Honor Band members will be performing at the INB Performance Arts Center in Spokane on March 11 at 7 p.m. as part of the Bi-County Honor Band. LRHS Honor Band members auditioned for...

 

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