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Lind-Ritzville DYW program set for Saturday

This year's Distinguished Young Women program has arrived, and is set to take place at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium this Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Five participants are competing for...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 14, 2019

Friends of the Library Book Sale features new twists

Some opportunities occur only once a lifetime; others occur annually. One of the annual ones happens this weekend – at Ritzville's Carnegie Library. With eight years of experience, the Friends of... Full story

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 14, 2019

Ritzville City Council makes appointment to Planning Commission, receives bids for 1st Avenue Project

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on March 5, where they vacated an alley and approved an appointment to the Planning Commission. The council kicked off the meeting by addressing Ordinance 2129, which would vacate an...

 

Legislative Commentary: March 14, 2019

Dear Friends, You won’t find me sending a ton of text messages, or using the “LOL” kind of shorthand when I do. But if I had to describe this past week in a text, the abbreviation “SMH” – for “shaking my head” – would be a good choi...

 

Column: Congress must do more to condemn anti-Semitism

A member of Congress makes a hateful remark, and House congressional leaders of the same political party respond by swiftly condemning and then strip that representative of all committee assignments—a severe punishment. If you think I’m...

 

Business Column: Trade issues unite Washington's congressional delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be. While Democrats and Republicans are at one another’s throats on most...

 

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Adams County Public Works Department

We would like to heartily commend the County Department of Public Works for the yeoman work they do every year in keeping our roads passable. Both the drivers—who are out long hours in bitter weather—and the office staff— who schedule and...

 

Benjamin Otis Sitton

Benjamin Otis Sitton, March 5, 2019 in the presence of our Lord, born on February 28, 1929 to Virgil Benjamin Sitton and Thelma Marie Leonard Sitton at his Grandma Leonard's home in Ritzville, WA....

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 14, 2019

Feb. 20, 08:25 — A subject residing on East 6th Ave. called to report someone was in the basement and she was going down there to get him out. Instructions were provided to the responding office to come in the side door. The officer responded and... Full story

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 14, 2019

State Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office

A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous vote on March 6. Senate Bill 5511 would establish the Governor’s Statewide Broadband Office, require the Public Works Board to crea...

 

Boys and girls basketball hold end-of-season banquet

The boys and girls basketball teams held their end-of-season banquet on March 6 at the Ritzville Grade School gymnasium, as players and their families celebrated the 2018-19 season with good times...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    March 14, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Riding the big bus

There was an interesting article in the Spokesman this past Sunday concerning the way the Gonzaga Bulldog basketball teams travel to and from away games. They go via a private jet that fits the players and coaches of the respective teams. It is a...

 

Lind Gun Club: Trophy Shoot 2019

Class A – Pete Franz Class B – Garrett Schlimmer Class C – Randy Franz Class D – Craig Cooper Ladies – Anna Franz Junior – Brody Folk Sub-Junior – Ayden Franz Class A: Scott Steinmetz Class B: Justin Simonson Class C: Mike Geschke High...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 14, 2019

Adams County official presented with award from state association

Stephen McFadden, Adams County Economic Development Director and Ritzville resident, was presented with the Emerging Professional Award by the Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA) on March 5. McFadden, the former publisher and editor...

 

Ritzville Eagles to host annual crab feed

The Ritzville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie is hosting its annual crab feed on Friday, March 22. The crab feed goes from 6 to 8 p.m., and the meal includes 1.5 crabs, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad and garlic bread. The feed is to support...

 

Land Transfers: March 14, 2019

Feb. 20 — Palos Verdes LLC, a business in Othello, to Gabriela Arizmendi, Lot 3, Block 3, Sand Hill Estates No. 2 Major Plat, $290,000. Feb. 22 — Antonio Rodriguez, Othello, to Omar and Antonio Gonzalez, Lot 8, Block 5, Ridge View No. 1, 1976...

 

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