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Pancake breakfast Friday at senior center

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host its pancake breakfast on Friday, April 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Breakfast will feature pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage, juice and coffee with a suggested donation of $5 per person. The breakfast...

 

AAUW to honor three local scholars

Three young women have been named as scholars to be honored by the local Ritzville Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW). The three young women, their parents and a teacher chosen by each to share in the honor will be guests for...

 

Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference April 17

Adams County Development Council and the Grant County Economic Developmental Council invites community members to a day of inspiration, learning and regional networking Friday, April 17, at Othello Community Hospital. This interactive forum from 8...

 

Upcoming book club dates announced

The Ritzville Public Library holds free monthly book clubs that are open to the public. Book clubs are open to all ages with extra copies of book club titles available at the library. Liquid Lit Book Club invites 21 and older to pair classic books... Full story

 

Digital Literacy workshops now available through the Ritzville Library

There is a real need for computer classes in the area that promote digital literacy skills. Living in an increasingly digital environment both the young and old can benefit from improving their digital literacy skills, whether making themselves more...

 

Golf lessons to begin in May at Ritzville course

Golf lessons will be available by Owen McClain, PGA, at The Ritzville Golf Course in May. Private and group lessons available for both men and women of any skill set will begin Thursday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. For information or to sign up for the...

 

Broncos girls track team places third at Deer Park Invite

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team competed in the Deer Park Invitational on April 3. The Broncos’ girls track team returned home with a third place finish, earning 73.1 points during the meet. The girls were led to their third place f...

 

Lady Broncos fall to Colfax

The Lady Broncos played a double header against Colfax, one of the top teams in the league Friday, April 3. Head coach Todd O’Brien stated the first game of the double header went heavily in favor for Colfax, with the best pitcher out of the...

 
 By Courtney Geschke    News    April 9, 2015

Commissioners discuss county clean-up day success

Public Works Director Todd O’Brien provided the Adams County Commissioners with a general update on gravel road maintenance, statistics from the countywide clean up day, and updates on the renovations to the courthouse. O’Brien informed the...

 

Three-vehicle collision leaves two injured

Two people were injured after severe weather conditions caused multiple collisions on northbound State Route 395 on April 6. The collision occurred five miles south of Lind, around 1 p.m. According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision began...

 

Watch Bloomsday with Empire Health Foundation

May 2 is Bloomsday in Spokane, and Empire Health Foundation would like to offer its newly renovated Philanthropy Center as a resource for rural community members traveling to Spokane for the event. Empire Health Foundation is a private health convers... Full story

 

Success in the Washington State Math Competition

Competition is often great motivation for success. This is far from a new revelation; comparisons are not uncommonly used to check progress and stimulate improvement. Student athletes understand this well; athletic competitions are prime examples of...

 

Washtucna High School seniors travel to Oregon

On April 3-5 the Washtucna Seniors traveled to Portland, Oregon for their senior trip. The seniors have participated in multiple fundraisers throughout the year in preparation for this trip. You could see them at every home game hosted by Washtucna... Full story

 

LWK track begins season in Lapwai

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus track and field team traveled to Lapwai, Idaho, on March 25 on compete in a District 9 1B/2B meet. With three athletes competing, the team scored eight points. Women’s Results 100: 23, Katie Sanderson 16.35. 28,... Full story

 

Washington’s workforce is ever-changing

Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect on Wednesday, April Fool’s Day. This pricey west coast city is basically the first metropolis to push employers into providing higher wages. I think it is unfortunate that the west side...

 

Willa Mina Alice (Rinker) Jacque

Willa Mina Jacque died on March 20 at the Walla Walla General Hospital. Willa was born on Jan. 5, 1933 in Lind to Bert Tinker and Mildred (Motley) Rinker. She went to Comptroller School in Spokane and worked at the Crescent Department Store. Head...

 

LWK tennis starts season against Davenport

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus tennis team began league competition against Davenport on March 28. The Tigercats returned home with a 3-2 victory. In the No. 1 singles position, Logan Miller faced Rick Newmeyer. The match went in favor of Newmayer...

 

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities: Striking a Better Balance for Public Land Management

The Pacific Northwest is true timber country, blessed with an abundance of forests that provide rich natural resources and recreation in Central Washington. The health and management of public forests like Okanogan and Gifford-Pinchot National...

 

New Rail Safety Regulations Welcome

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has announced new rules that reduce the vapor pressure in oil tanker cars leaving his state’s booming oil patch. The goal is to reduce the risk of fiery explosions like the one that killed 47 people in...

 
 By Dale Anderson    News    April 9, 2015

Changes I’d like to see

The game of basketball is one of my favorites for a lot of different reasons. But like all good things there are a few things that bother me and I would like to see a change or two. Now, these are things that bother me and maybe most other people...

 

PRINCESS

PRINCESS. An annual tradition at the Life Care Center of Ritzville is to have animals available for the children to interact with after the Easter egg hunt. -Journal photo by Courtney...

 

EASTER FIRSTS

EASTER FIRSTS. Kensley Baumann rummages through the eggs she spilt out of her basket and searches for more during the Washtucna Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. -Journal photo by...

 

RISE AND SHINE

RISE AND SHINE. Paisley Miller displays not everyone was anxious to get out and hunt for eggs at the Life Care Easter Egg Hunt on April 3. She remained content with a single egg, but enjoyed seeing...

 

WASHTUCNA WINNERS

WASHTUCNA WINNERS. The recipients of the Grand Prize baskets at the Washtucna Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 3 are (back row, from left) Colby Tracy, Jeffery Zupan and Lucas Sitton. Front row:...

 

DOUBLE TROUBLE

DOUBLE TROUBLE. During the Lind Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, the smallest participants needed extra guidance from parents in order to find eggs. -Journal photo by Courtney Geschke...

 

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