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Articles from the March 15, 2018 edition

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Music group coming to Mennonite Church

The Menno Mennonite Church is hosting a music group on Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, and all community members are invited to attend. The Saturday performance is at 6:30 p.m., and the Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. The... — Updated 3/15/2018


Ralston Easter Egg Hunt March 24

The annual Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Ralston Park on Saturday, March 24, at 9 a.m. The egg hunt begins at 9 a.m. and a continental breakfast and games in the Ralston Grange Hall will follow. Kids of all... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


Lind Chamber hosting bingo night

The Lind Chamber of Commerce is hosting a bingo family entertainment night on Saturday, March 24, from 4-8 p.m. The event will be held at the Lind Lions Club building. Bingo cards can be purchased for $.50 each, per game. The... — Updated 3/15/2018


Ralston Grange announces upcoming spring events

Carly Gillette, owner of the local antique store “Remember When...?” will present a program featuring some of the unusual and interesting items in her shop following the Ralston Grange’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 20.... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


2018 WLCF Royalty applications now available

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Board is accepting applications for 2018 fair royalty. Three positions are open to young ladies, 14-18 years of age, who live within the boundaries of the Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna School... — Updated 3/15/2018


Newhouse announces 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the start of the fourth annual Congressional Art Competition for the Fourth District, inviting all high school students in Central Washington to participate. Every spring, the Congressional Instit... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


Yerxa Memorial Fund

MEMORIAL FUND. Pat and Jensen Yerxa (left) present East Adams Library District (EALD) Director Kylie Fullmer with a $2,500 check from the Kathy Yerxa Memorial Children’s Book... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


Rep. Dye’s broadband bill passes the Senate

Rural Washingtonians are one-step closer to having access to reliable high-speed Internet. A measure sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy removes the restrictive definition of “rural” from the existing statute and lets all... — Updated 3/15/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville Council addresses action items, RPD signing interlocal agreement

During the March 6 Ritzville City Council meeting, the Police Chief Dave McCormick informed the Council the Police Department will be joining the Central Basin Investigation Team (CBIT) through an interlocal agreement. According... — Updated 3/15/2018

 By Al Stover    News

SWAC approves Solid Waste Management Plan update

The Adams County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) approved the updates to the county’s Solid Waste and Moderate Risk Waste Management Plan (SWMRWMP) with a vote of 8-1 at their March 7 meeting. The SWMRWMP is a document... — Updated 3/15/2018


Janie Lee Orr Geriene

Janie Lee Geriene died in her sleep on Jan. 8 at her home in Kenmore, Washington. She was born Janie Lee Orr in Wichita, Kansas, to Leslie Milton Orr and Charlene Bernice Mclean on Feb. 1, 1934. She had two siblings, Marylin Orr... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


Ester Marie Cech Hein

Ester Marie Cech Hein died Feb. 3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born on Sept. 29, 1925, to James and Wilma Cech. She joined two older brothers, Amil and Orin. She grew up in... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


Robert (Bob) Schultz

Robert (Bob) Schultz died in the late afternoon on Sunday, March 4, while resting peacefully at the family farm where he was born and raised. He was born to Adolph and Lydia Schultz... — Updated 3/15/2018


Steven J. Hays

Steven J. Hays, 86, died on March 10. A full obituary and service information will be published at a later date.... — Updated 3/15/2018


Trophy Shoot Awards

AWARD WINNERS. During the annual Ritzville Gun Club Trophy Shoot, Joe Cushner (left) received the Miss-N-Out award and Jason Heider earned the Annie Oakley award... — Updated 3/15/2018


Trophy Shoot Memorial Awards

Memorial Trophy Winners were (from left) Justin Benzel receiving the Hanson Memorial (16-yard) and Carl Schell Memorial (high handicap and high 16-yard) awards; Wes Frederick... — Updated 3/15/2018


Trophy Shoot

TROPHY SHOOT. The doubles winners at the Ritzville Gun Club on March 4 were (from left) Jim Heider, Class C; Dave Breazeale, Class B; and Garrett Frederick, Class... — Updated 3/15/2018


Trophy Shoot Handicap Winners

Handicap winners. The handicap winners and the classification they received awards in during the annual Ritzville Gun Club Trophy Shoot were (from left) Justin Benzel, Class A;... — Updated 3/15/2018


Trophy Shoot 16-Yard

16-yard AWARDS. The 16-yard winners at the annual Ritzville Gun Club Trophy Shoot were (from left) Travis Dewald, Class A; Justin Simonson, Class B; Jim Heider, Class C; Mike... — Updated 3/15/2018


Students discover passion, careers in health science

From the time students begin their first day of preschool, they are faced with the infamously daunting question: what do you want to be when you grow up? Through the years, the answer changes hundreds of times. Exposure to new... — Updated 3/15/2018

 By Dale Anderson    News

Win or go home

The NCAA brackets have been announced and there are a lot of people that are disappointed, angry, infuriated, questioning and flummoxed. Well, I’m sure that at least a couple of... — Updated 3/15/2018


WSMC Region 1 Math contest results

Several Lind-Ritzville High School students competed at the Washington State Math Council (WMSC) Region 1 contest at Eastern Washington University on March 7. Ellie Gering, Shontz Yaeger and Julia Klein won the Team Problem event.... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


Legislative Commentary

The legislative session ended late Thursday night, on schedule. Unfortunately, wrapping up on time was about the only good thing I can say about our entire final week in Olympia. We saw the new Senate majority ignore the state... — Updated 3/15/2018


Reforms needed to improve school safety

Something that has been lacking in the current national debate on firearms is trust and good faith. Responsible gun owners mourn the innocent victims of mass shootings. Responsible gun owners want to keep our communities safe.... — Updated 3/15/2018


Ireland: Cleaner, greener and more prosperous

This St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, the Irish have lots to celebrate. Ireland is cleaner, greener and more prosperous. Ireland is an island nation roughly one-third the size of Washington with 4.7 million people. It is no longer... — Updated 3/15/2018 Full story


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