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Free Dump Day April 7

The Town of Lind is hosting its Free Dump Day on April 7. The dump truck will be in town and residents can bring their waste beginning at 8 a.m. until it is full. The truck will not accept appliances, paint, chemicals or tires. For more information,... Full story

 

Blood drive to support local teacher

A Washtucna Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 10, will be held in support of Washtucna educator, Janet Camp. The blood drive runs from 2:45-6:15 p.m. at the Washtucna School and is hosted by the Inland Northwest Blood Center. The Washtucna... Full story

 

Quality assurance training for WLCF exhibitors on April 22

All Wheat Land Communities’ Fair market livestock exhibitors are required to be current with their quality assurance certification. Since the formerly utilized program Pork Quality Assurance is no longer available, the Wheat Land Communities...

 

Washtucna bingo nights

The Washtucna Lions Club will be hosting two bingo nights during the month of April. The first event is being held on Saturday, April 7. The group will then host another bingo night on April 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and socializing,...

 
 By Al Stover    News    April 5, 2018

Lind to award first phase of FEMA project to WM Winkler Company

The Town of Lind took another step in the beginning stages of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) road improvement work. During the March 27 meeting, Century West Engineering Project Manager Steve Nelson informed the Lind Town Council the...

 
 By Al Stover    News    April 5, 2018

Lind Town Council sets public hearing for potential zoning change

During the March 27 meeting, the Lind Town Council voted to schedule a public hearing for a potential rezoning property on Third Street from residential to commercial. The hearing is scheduled for April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall before the... Full story

 
 By Al Stover    News    April 5, 2018

People For People host Mobility Summit in Ritzville

Representatives from organizations in Adams and Lincoln counties and interested citizens attended the Ritzville Mobility Summit on March 23 at East Adams Rural Healthcare. The summit was hosted by People For People (PFP), a 501(c)3 nonprofit...

 

LOCKED ON

LOCKED ON. During the Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt on March 24, Wade Green remained focused on capturing another egg during the annual event. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

GOLDEN EGG WINNERS

GOLDEN EGG WINNERS at the Ritzville Community Easter Egg Hunt were (from left) Lucas Hofstee, Camden Gordon and Joey Duff. The three young men located the golden eggs hidden throughout Ritzville City... Full story

 

LIND EGG HUNT WINNERS

SEVEN YOUNGSTERS came away with prizes for finding gold and silver eggs during the annual Lind Easter Egg Hunt at the town park on March 31. Winners are (from left) Kasen Knodel, Gemma Boettcher,...

 

SIBLING HELP

SIBLING HELP. Hannah Boyd (right) places an egg in the basket for her brother Samuel Boyd during the March 31 Washtucna Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Washtucna Associated Student Body. -Journal...

 

LIND EASTER HUNT

LIND EASTER HUNT. Children packed the Lind Town Park on March 31 to participate in the annual Lind Easter Egg Hunt. Particpants who found the gold and silver eggs received a reward. -Journal photo by... Full story

 
 By Dale Anderson    News    April 5, 2018

Another season wraps up

If you read this column as religiously as I write them you would know that my prediction for the women’s NCAA basketball championship was wrong. I admit it, but I also admit that I don’t like to make predictions. I like to watch the games and hop...

 

Schell, Melville record points for LRS track team

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team competed in the Glen Wolf Memorial Invite in Deer Park on Friday, March 30. The LRS women’s team placed fifth 58 points. Senior athlete Rachel Schell, who placed first in the 100-meter and the 200-met... Full story

 

Blown Away - Golfing in the wind and other opportunities

Brimming with confidence and anticipation, I strolled to the tee box. In one gloved hand, I held my club, in the other the ball and tee. There was no doubt in my mind that the dimpled fuchsia orb atop the tee was about to be dispatched for a soaring... Full story

 

Water pressure mounting in West as population spikes

As we deal with our population growth, we must address sufficient supplies of drinkable fresh water for residential, commercial, agriculture, fisheries and industrial needs. Not only will our numbers continue to climb, but so will competing...

 

Raising the alarm to save our dams

One of the most urgent issues we face right now in Central Washington is the ongoing threat to dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Just this week, a Ninth Circuit Court panel rejected arguments for an injunction to pause a forced spill order by...

 

Keeping the ethics of volunteerism alive

It was the late, great Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” About a quarter of Americans consider the question in earnest and take action. The...

 

Broncos golf compete in local matches

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos golf team began their season with two Northeast 2B League matches in March. The Broncos competed in Ritzville on March 20, followed by a match in Harrington on...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    April 5, 2018

LRS Broncos baseball goes 0-2 in league against Asotin

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team had two more bumps in the road after Asotin swept them in a Northeast 2B South League doubleheader on March 31. The Panthers defeated the Broncos 6-0...

 

CARING NEIGHBORS

CARING NEIGHBORS. Ritzville City Council Member Mike Schrag (left) accepts $750 donation from Caring Neighbors, represented by Dale Anderson. The Caring Neighbors board recently donated $750 to the...

 

Congress approves Wheat Growers’ request for $1 million to fund Falling Numbers research

For more than a year, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and the Washington Grain Commission have been working with a group of Pacific Northwest industry stakeholders and members of the region’s federal delegation to increase falling numbe... Full story

 

Stevens resigns as County Commissioner

Jeffrey Stevens resigned from his seat as Adams County Commissioner District 3 on March 15. His resignation letter states he had originally intended to retire in August, but was persuaded to stay on the board through the budgeting cycle. “The...

 

Eleanor Marie Schell

Eleanor Marie Schell daughter of Henry and Katherine (Kammerzel) Melcher was born July 3, 1918 at Schrag. She went to county grade school and worked on the farm with her brother and sister doing chore...

 

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