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Pancake breakfast Friday

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


Veteran’s Appreciation Night Sunday

Veteran’s Appreciation Night, hosted by the Ralston Grange, will take place at their hall in Ralston on Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning with a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The Grange will be providing ham and turkey, beverages and table service. Attendees...


Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni meeting

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni Association is hosting the annual general membership meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Ag shop in Ritzville, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is open to public and any individual interested in becoming an FFA Alumni...


Opportunity for Lind-Ritzville Schools to win special $5,000 grant from CF Industries

CF Industries is offering school districts where its distribution terminals are located, which includes the Lind-Ritzville School District, the opportunity to win a $5,000 grant. The special grant marks a milestone for CF’s Classroom Minigrant...

 By Al Stover    News    November 9, 2017

Washtucna receives $750,000 from Community Development Block Grant for new well

In September, the Town of Washtucna was notified they received a $750,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) program. The money from the grant will go toward drilling and constructing a...


Giving Tree applications now available at Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank is continuing the tradition of having a Giving Tree in order to assist community members. Applications to be listed on the Giving Tree are now available at the bank branch during regular business hours. For any community member unable to...


Bell controls Lind mayoral race - Results from Adams County General Election

Lind voters in the Nov. 7 General Election returned a majority of ballots in favor of Paula Bell to serve as the next Lind Town Mayor. Bell received 131 votes for 76 percent of votes, while Incumbent Jamie Schmunk received 41 votes. In the statewide...


Ritzville Festivals not hosting Christmas tree sale

The Ritzville Festivals Association will not be selling Christmas trees this year. Boxwood Home and Garden in Ritzville will be selling trees this year. The Ritzville Festivals Association appreciates everyone who has supported the organization by... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    November 9, 2017

Veterans Day: Maurice Root reflects on time in Vietnam

Veterans Day is a time when civilians of all ages show their gratitude and support to those who proudly wore a military uniform and served our country. Some veterans fought on the front lines while... Full story



PENNY AUCTION. Sierra Kiel hands Beverly Lomax the wreath she won during the Ritzville Festival Association’s Penny Auction on Nov. 4 at the American Legion Hall. Lomax was one of several attendees... Full story


STEM challenge builds skills in engineering, teamwork

Seven students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Club represented LRHS in the annual Bi-County STEM Challenge (BCSC) on Monday. The team, which included Cole Cameron, Grace St. John, Trinity Bonita, Spencer Gering, Cinthia Guiz... Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News    November 9, 2017

It’s not always the best option

Usually about this time of the year we hear from disgruntled fans about what a horrible coach they have leading their football team over the edge of the tallest cliff in the state. The guy has to go and it doesn’t seem to make any difference how ma...


Season draws to a close for the Broncos in the Crossover game

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos battled not only against the league’s top team, but also in less than ideal weather conditions, on Nov. 3 in Liberty. The Broncos competed in the Crossover game against the Liberty Lancers, but the 52-6 loss... Full story


Never too late to honor our heroes

As Americans, our heartfelt hope is that all of our heroes receive due recognition for great bravery and sacrifice. Our collective memory as a nation must expand to include all of our heroes’ stories of honor and service. This Nov. 11, on Veterans...


Dog groomer potentially coming to Ritzville

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am so tired of having to drive out of town, to Moses Lake or Spokane, to get my dog groomed; I could spit! However, I have spoken to a five-star mobile groomer who is willing to come here to Ritzville, if...


Remembering Ed Carlson, Vietnam POW

Since last Veterans Day, Ken Burns’ in-depth documentary on the Vietnam War has aired. It is a powerful reminder of an unpopular war in which many “baby boomers” fought and died. It also prompts memories of the brutal treatment of American POWs...


LWK Tigercats volleyball program, season ends at Districts

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Lady Tigercats not only ended their season on Saturday, but also participated in the last athletic event for the cooperative. The final District Tournament match had an... Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports    November 9, 2017

LRS Broncos volleyball concludes season at District 7 Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos concluded their 2017 season in the second round of the Northeast 2B District 7 Tournament on Nov. 2. The Lady Broncos lost a three-set semifinal match against C...

 By Al Stover    News    November 9, 2017

Melville finishes 12th at 1B/2B State XC Championships

The Broncos’ Rose Melville finished her senior cross country season at the 1B/2B State Championships on Nov. 4 at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Melville finished 12th in the 5,000-meter race...



NEIL AND EVELYN REEVE celebrated 70 years of marriage on Oct. 26. The couple celebrated the significant anniversary with their children. The Reeves were married on Oct. 26, 1947, at Evelyn’s... Full story


Washington wheat industry calls for “no harm”

The Washington wheat industry urges its Congressional delegation to communicate to the highest levels of government that renegotiation of existing trade agreements “do no harm” to agricultural exports. The Washington Grain Commission (WGC) and...

 By Al Stover    News    November 9, 2017

Ritzville Youth Boxing teaches discipline, boxing fundamentals

Residents and visitors who step inside the Ritzville Fitness Center on Monday through Thursday at around 5 p.m., will notice a group of children practicing boxing maneuvers or engaging in a cardio... Full story


Melville places 12th in State Cross Country

FOCUSED FORM. Rose Melville focuses on the course in front of her during the 1B/2B State Cross Country Championships in Pasco on Saturday, Nov. 4. As a senior participating in her first year of cross...


Turkey bingo returns to Ritzville

The family favorite Turkey Bingo event returns to the C.J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11, hosted by the Ritzville Lions Club. From 12-8 p.m., attendees have the chance to win a turkey or two, just in time for...


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