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Articles from the March 28, 2019 edition

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 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Response to Pastime reopening is resoundingly positive

A month past the opening of the renovated Pastime speaks to the positive changes and renovation work done at the iconic bar and grill. Sure, the front entry was temporarily closed due to a concrete...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 28, 2019

City council gives OK for new fire truck purchase

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19, as they addressed a laundry list of items on the agenda. Ritzville Fire Department Chief Joel Bell notified the council that he traveled to Touchet on March 17 to take a...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Library to hold events for National Public Health Week

Next week (April 1–7) is National Public Health Week. Ritzville’s Public Library is celebrating by offering both “go” and “know” events for citizens’ benefit. A Community Health Walk (“GO”) is slated for Monday, April 1. Those who...

 

Caring Neighbors donates over $10,000 to local area organizations

Caring Neighbors, the nonprofit entity established by Big Bend Electric Co-op, announced last week that their board recently donated over $10,000 to local area organizations. Among the donations...

 

Letter to the Editor: Saying thank you to an amazing community

Dear Editor, For the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out how to thank an entire community for everything they have done for us. And the truth is, there are no words that could ever...

 

Legislative Commentary: March 28, 2019

Dear Friends, This week brought some happy news for those in the Legislature who like to spend, spend, spend. The year’s first state revenue forecast, released Wednesday, basically predicts there should be another $860 million available for the...

 

Eldo "Roy" Klein

Eldo "Roy" Klein passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019 at the age of 89. Roy, the oldest of three children and only son, was born to Ray and Hulda Klein in Gackle, North Dakota on July 4, 1929. Whe...

 

Diane H. Schell

Diane H. Schell, 83 of Bend, OR, entered rest January 10, 2019, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born January 18, 1935, in Ralston, WA to Rudolph and Helen Knodel. She married Harmon Schell Sr. on April 6, 1956, in Ritzville,...

 

Death Notice: Bonnie Lynn Templin

Bonnie Lynn Templin passed away on Thursday March 21, 2019. A full obituary with a service time and date will run in a couple of weeks. Arrangements are handled by Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA....

 

Wheat Land Communities' Fair seeks royalty applicants

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Board is accepting applications for 2019 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 Districts and are...

 

Livestock Program meeting announced

Under the 2014 Farm Bill, Congress enacted a number of disaster assistance programs to assist livestock producers affected by severe weather conditions. These programs, which have been reauthorized in the most current 2018 Farm Bill include the Lives...

 

Ralston Grange to host party marking end of winter

The Ralston Grange is hosting a “End Of Winter Family Party” at their hall in Ralston this Sunday, March 31. The event will start at 2:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a either a snack, finger food or a dessert to share. There is no...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 28, 2019

March 1, 08:47 — A complaint was received from Adult Protective Services reporting possible financial exploitation of an elderly adult. The case has previously been reported, investigated, and determined unfounded. A copy of the report was...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    March 28, 2019

Lady Broncos drop doubleheader to begin season

After two cancelled games and a jamboree to start the season, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team finally took the field on March 23, nearly a month after the first day of practice....

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    March 28, 2019

Broncos baseball team starts season with a home doubleheader-in Pullman

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team stepped onto the diamond for the first time this season on March 22—with a twist. After the cancellation of the season-opening jamboree in Connell and two league doubleheaders, the Broncos took on...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    March 28, 2019

Track & field squad kicks off season at Cheney jamboree

If you were at Cheney High School on March 20, you would think you came to watch a track meet in the Himalayas. The sun was out, temperature was in the low 60’s, and under ordinary circumstances, it would be a fine day for a track meet. Even with...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Ritzville Eagles crab feed succeeds in filling stomachs

At the appointed six o'clock hour last Friday evening, the Eagles Aerie lounge and dining area quickly filled with local residents eager to do battle with hard-shelled crab legs and claws at the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Shopping spree raffle raises $1,700 for church conference

January of this year found the Ritzville Nazarene Youth Group facing how to fund a project to send some of their group to a Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) in Phoenix in July. They advertised a raffle for a shopping spree at Harvest Foods. Tickets...

 

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