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Articles from the April 11, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News    April 11, 2019

Downtown parking controversy reaches Ritzville City Council

The downtown parking controversy that has been the talk of the town as of late reached the Ritzville City Council meeting on April 2. Most of the discussion about downtown parking has been centered...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 11, 2019

EARH Rehab Center an important resource in Ritzville community

The East Adams Rural Healthcare Rehabilitation Center lies, nearly unnoticed, on the southwest corner of 10th and Adams. It hasn’t always been that way; for a time, the trim single-story building housed a dental practice. Today, it’s the home of...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 11, 2019

Avista to purchase power from proposed wind farm in Adams County

Avista announced late last month that it has selected to purchase power generated by the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind Project in Adams County. The proposed project, which is now being developed by...

 

Brief: Easter egg hunts slated for Saturday morning

The annual Ritzville Community Easter Egg Hunt and the Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt are both set for 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 13. The Ritzville Eagles Auxiliary and Aerie will host the Ritzville event at the Ritzville City Park. The event is...

 

Brief: Gritman Senior Center to host monthly pancake breakfast this Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, April 12. The breakfast, which is held on the second Friday of every month, lasts from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend the...

 

Innovia Foundation now accepting applications for scholarship program

Innovia Foundation (formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation) is accepting applications to the David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship program until Friday, April 19. This scholarship is available to students who are graduating seniors or...

 

Letter to the Editor: Bob's TV and Appliance closing its doors

The Bob’s TV and Appliance store at 208 N. Division will permanently close in the next 60-90 days. No worries though, I will still provide repair services from my home, in addition to other service calls to the community. My work phone number,...

 

Legislative Commentary: April 11, 2019

Dear Friends, One of the many flaws in the 2019-21 budget proposed a week ago by the Senate’s Democrat majority was that it lacked new funding to allow 20 more students at WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane. When the budget came...

 

Column: USDA launches new navigation tools on Farmers.gov

The old saying, “the customer is always right” may hold true as a best practice for business, but it just rarely seems to apply to services provided by the government. In my many conversations with farmers in Central Washington, it is clear that...

 

Business Column: State lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty new state spending plan. The budget may not be sustainable even with a substantial increase in taxes. It may force legislators to return to the State Capitol to cut...

 

Pastor's Column: Sinners in the hands of a loving God

One of the most famous – or infamous – sermons in American history was preached in 1741 by a Massachusetts minister named Jonathan Edwards. The title was “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” It was the quintessential “fire and...

 

Previewing this year's Arbor Day events in Ritzville

The City of Ritzville will celebrate Arbor Day on April 26 with local fifth grade students helping to plant trees throughout the city. This year, trees will be planted at the Ritzville City Hall at...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    April 11, 2019

LRS baseball drops doubleheader, looks ahead to matchup against Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team fell in a league doubleheader on the road against the Asotin Panthers on April 6, dropping to 0-4 in league play on the season. The Broncos fell 8-1...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    April 11, 2019

Lady Broncos coach finds plenty of positive takeaways in split against Asotin

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball squad picked up its first league win of the season last weekend, picking up a split over the Asotin Panthers in a league doubleheader on the road on April 6. In what was its most complete game of the...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: April 11, 2019

March 3, 20:10 — A traffic stop was conducted by the on-duty officer of a vehicle being driven without tail lights in the area of 4th Ave. and Division St. After some conversation and a false name being given by the driver, Andrew M. Pacher (29) of...

 

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