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Relay planning meeting set for Monday, April 14

The Ritzville Relay For Life committee members are hosting a meeting on Monday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Best Western Plus Bronco Inn to discuss the 2014 Relay For Life event. The meeting is open to the public and any individual interested in...

 

Bingo benefit Saturday

The Super Bingo fundraiser to benefit The Ritz Theatre, sponsored by the Ralston Grange, begins on Saturday afternoon, April 12, at the grange hall. All proceeds go to The Ritz Theatre fund to help in the purchase of digital projection equipment....

 

Rep. Fagan hosting tele town hall April 14

Ninth District state Rep. Susan Fagan invites district constituents to join her for an hour-long telephone town hall Monday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. To participate, residents dial toll-free 1-800-278-7161. Phone lines open shortly before the call...

 

Easter egg hunts begin this weekend

The Easter holiday festivities are kicked off with Easter egg hunts in the Ritzville, Lind, Ralston and Washtucna communities, beginning this week. The annual Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Ralston Park on Saturday, April 12, at...

 

Easter services provided by local churches

Many local churches are hosting special Easter church services in recognition of the holiday. The following list of services are those provided at the time of publication. Emanuel Lutheran Church The Emanuel Lutheran Church’s Easter services begin...

 

Lind Chamber to host a Town Hall meeting

The Lind Chamber of Commerce is inviting all Lind residents and citizens from the surrounding area to attend a Town Hall meeting on April 17. The meeting is being held in the Lind Senior Center and begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Refreshments and ch...

 

Expect healthcare survey takers to visit next week

Community members throughout Adams County have an opportunity to offer their opinions on health care and other health related issues by participating in a community health opinion survey. The...

 

Big Bend Community College Job, Career Fair set for April 17

One of the biggest and best-attended job and career fairs in Eastern Washington will be held April 17 at Big Bend Community College. The 21st annual Job and Career Fair at BBCC features 64 exhibitors representing a diverse group of employers and 11...

 

4th Annual Tail Waggin’ Walk, Run

The Fourth Annual Tail Waggin’ Dog Walk and Fun Run to support Adams County Pet Rescue (ACPR) is scheduled for Sunday, April 27. Check-in and registration for the event is from 1-2 p.m. at the Zion Philadelphia Church of Christ. Individuals who...

 

Community Garden begins new season

After successfully completing the first season at the Lind Community Garden, directors and volunteers are preparing for the second year at the site. With the beginning of the second season, community members can expect to see some changes and...

 

Hometown Family welcomes nurse practitioner

Currently in her third year with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with the University of Arizona, Ashley Jones has joined the staff of Hometown Family Medicine to complete her clinical...

 

Hay Growers Association slates field day

Northeast Washington Hay Growers’ Association announces its spring field day on May 10 at Larry Kiewert’s Hawk Farm, a little over six miles north of Deer Park on Sherman Road. The annual field day is popular with area hay growers because there...

 

Brett George Roberts

A memorial service for Brett George Roberts, son of Gary and Dena Freese Roberts will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ. A buffet luncheon will be held following the service at the American...

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports

March 15, 9:09 p.m. – Lind complainant advised of hearing and feeling an explosion coming from East Sixth Street. It was determined to be a neighbor throwing a firecracker at the complainant’s dogs. The neighbor was advised not to throw any more...

 
 By Dale Anderson    News    April 10, 2014

A New Era...

If you are anything like me then you were cheering for the Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA tournament. Former WSU Coach Tony Bennett brought this program along nicely in his five years as their head coach. His best offensive player was Joe Harris...

 

All-state football players raising funds

Dylan Hartz, Ryan Whitmore and Tyler Frederick will play in the East-West All-Star Football game in Yakima. It is very rare for one school to send three players to the game. To do so, each player must raise $500 as their individual fundraising...

 

Broncos, Indians split doubleheader

After dismantling Reardan, 14-2, in the first league battle of the season on Tuesday, the LRS Broncos fell in the twilight game of the doubleheader, 5-2. In the first game the Broncos had their way with Reardan, scoring four runs in the first...

 

Protecting American workers and their paychecks

Every day, I hear from hardworking people in Central Washington who are struggling to support their families and put food on the table. At a time when three-quarters of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck, the Obama Administration is...

 

RDDA, Rankin deserve high praise for theatre’s rebirth

If viewing a major motion picture is the goal, you can do that anywhere. If what you seek is to combine a bit of nostalgia with modern entertainment, then the venue you select must be carefully chosen. Ritzville has always had a diamond in the rough...

 

Citizenship rules have changed

When President Obama granted amnesty to about 900,00 Latino immigrants (whose parents where illegals) I immediately thought of people I knew who followed the rules to become citizens. They were from Europe and they had gone through Ellis Island...

 

Former Lind students make vice president’s list

Samuel Rich and Thomas Schuler have been named to Big Bend Community College’s Vice President’s List for the 2014 winter term. The two students earned a spot on the list by completing 12 or more graded credits while maintaining a grade point...

 

HONOR SOCIETY

The Lind-Ritzville High School National Honor Society hosted an induction ceremony on March 26. Students present at the induction ceremony are (from left) are Brian Campbell, Travis Ste. Marie,...

 

HONORS

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School students present to be inducted into National Honor Society are, back row: Mickayla Hall, Spencer Gering, Eliza Galbreath, Camden Smith, Brooke Koch and Hailey Kulm....

 

Lady Broncos sweep Reardan

The Lady Broncos sent Reardan home Tuesday with a pair of Northeast 2B League loses and a clear message. The message? The Lady Broncos are building a successful fastpitch program and league opponents...

 

Borths come home to expand Flash’s Auto Body & Paint

The father and son duo of Brian and Ryan Borth have officially began expanding their business from Spokane to the Ritzville community. The Borths purchased the previous Herb’s Auto Body Shop at the...

 

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