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Business After Hours at WSU Extension Office

WSU Extension will host a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, March 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the office located at 205 West Main Avenue. The office is hosting an open house starting at 4 p.m. the same day. The event will include... — Updated 3/17/2016


Annual DYW Program takes center stage March 18

The annual Distinguished Young Woman program is rolling into Ritzville once again, bound to take place on March 18 starting at 7 p.m. Five high school junior girls are... — Updated 3/17/2016


Easter egg hunts begin Saturday

The Ralston and Ritzville communities are hosting annual Easter egg hunts on Saturday, March 19, for area youth to participate in. The annual Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Ralston Park on March 19 at 9 a.m.... — Updated 3/17/2016


Community churches announce Easter, Holy Week services

The area churches have announced when their worship days will be for Holy Week and Easter. The New Hope Center, located at 701 West Main Avenue in Ritzville, will hold their Sunday Easter Service on March 27 at 10:30 a.m. The... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Community forums scheduled for Ritzville bond

Two community forums related to the Ritzville School District’s capital projects proposal have been scheduled on March 29 and April 5, both at 7 p.m. The meetings will be in the Grade School gymnasium. For more information... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Grange scholarship deadline April 1

April 1 is the deadline for applying for the David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship, sponsored by the Ralston and Rimrock Granges. Up to $3,000 is available to high school seniors, home-schooled graduating seniors, or graduates... — Updated 3/17/2016


I-90 homicide suspect facing trial in April

Manuel Argomaniz-Camargo, 33, is facing first degree murder charges with a domestic violence enhancement after being arrested in connect to the murder of Ana Veronica Montelago Garcia. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Mosquito control begins for 2016

With increased moisture this winter and spring, there is room for more small stagnant ponds that can hold water for mosquito larva to grow to adult mosquitoes. The Adams County Mosquito Control District will begin its surveillance... — Updated 3/17/2016


East Adams Rural Healthcare officially moves into new, remodeled building

After nearly nine months of construction, Phase A has been completed at East Adams Rural Hospital. Last week, hospital employees moved the Clinic, Business Office, Administration offices and a temporary Hospital Nurses’ Station... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story

 By Rachel Plager    News

Lind Council discusses delay of stormwater project

The meeting of the Lind Town Council occurred on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. beginning with the council hearing updates from Alan Gay from Stantec. Gay advised he has not heard back from the Department of Ecology (Ecology) and has... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


State Library loans EggBot to Ritzville Public Library

The Washington State Library lends equipment to libraries across the state to provide Science Math Engineering and Technology (STEM) resources for patrons. This equipment is lent to libraries for multiple weeks and then shipped to... — Updated 3/17/2016


Classroom Based Assessment helps students with career goals

A U.S. Department of Labor report states that 65 percent of students in school right now will find employment in careers that don’t exist yet. Undeniably, it is a challenging task to prepare students for careers they don’t know... — Updated 3/17/2016


Gun Club Scores

Sprague Gun Club Division III 24: Travis McKay. 23: Kyle Cordill, Wyatt Sitton, Jesse Stevens. 20 and under: Lauren Cordill, Sandi Swannack, Krystal Cordill, Kerry Johnson. Lind Gun Club Trophy Shoot Results March 6 Class A:... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

Final Wrap Up

I found that the most difficult thing in writing a weekly column is to either have too little to say or too much. Last week’s column though being about the right length didn’t... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Ritzville Library staff providing tech assistance

With the recent changes in Internet providers, community members are welcome to ask the Ritzville Public Library staff to help them update their email addresses. The staff at the library can help set up a new account for free,... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Water storage solutions needed to reduce threat of drought

Hot summers, several years of low snowpack, and the severity of recent drought across the West illustrate the extent to which water is truly the lifeblood of Central Washington and our economy. Unlike the west side of the... — Updated 3/17/2016


More gigantic ships

Get ready! More colossal container ships are coming. We got a glimpse of the future this leap year when the Benjamin Franklin sailed into Elliott Bay. Four years from now, hopefully, many mega-container ships will dock in Puget... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Supporting the local school district

I am now and have always been proud to be a member of the Ritzville Community. No matter where my travels have taken me people always knew I am from a small town in eastern Washington by the name of Ritzville. One of the biggest re... — Updated 3/17/2016


Respecting others’ opinions regardless of vote

I voted yes! Why? Well my neighbor has a sign out that said to vote yes; Didn’t want to hurt their feelings. I voted no! Why? I’m on Social Security. Can’t these people live within their income? We bought them a new gym... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Marla Jo Bennett

Marla Jo Bennett was born at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, on March 15, 1952. She was the first child born to Bernard A. and Irene R. Bennett. Marla spent her early years in... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Emma Hilzer Kosek

Emma Hilzer Kosek, 99, passed away March 4, in Ritzville. She was born to Henry and Katherine Hilzer in Ritzville on Jan. 31, 1917. Emma graduated Ritzville schools in 1935. She... — Updated 3/17/2016



NHS STUDENTS. Four Lind-Ritzville High School students were inducted to the National Honor Society on Feb. 24. The students are (from left) Morgan Lane, Emma Aldrich, Emily Rosen... — Updated 3/17/2016



LADY TIGERCATS. The five members of the LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Lady Tigercats basketball team receiving awards at the annual banquet in Washtucna on Feb. 24 are (from left)... — Updated 3/17/2016


Emma Joy Heider

On March 7, Gavin and Aimee Heider welcomed Emma Joy Heider into their family. She was born eight pounds and 11 ounces and joins her two-year-old brother Henry. Emma Joy was born... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


Legislative Commentary

Dear Friends, Last week was to be the final week of the 2016 legislative session. That is no longer the case, mostly because the Senate and House of Representatives did not reach an agreement on updating the operating budget... — Updated 3/17/2016 Full story


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