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Planning meeting for RHS Class of 1968 reunion

The Ritzville High School Class of 1968 will hold a planning meeting at the home of Randy and Shirley Roth on Monday, April 16, at 1 p.m. Members of the class are encouraged to attend this meeting where final plans will be made for the Alumni...


Early office closures at The Journal

The Ritzville Adams County Journal office will be closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13, to allow editorial staff to attend local events and meetings. The office will resume regular hours on Monday, April 16, at 9... Full story


Area Grange members invited to attend meeting

The Whitman County Pomona Grange is inviting all Adams County Grange members to attend a potluck and informational invite at the Rimrock Grange Hall in Washtucna. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. with a potluck to follow at... Full story


Ralston Grange announces events

The Ralston Grange will hold its next monthly meeting at their hall in Ralston on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Plans will be made for a number of upcoming activities including the Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup on State Highway 261 planned for...


Local Arbor Day events planned

The City of Ritzville will celebrate Arbor Day on April 27 with local fifth grade students helping to plant trees throughout the city. This year, trees will be planted at the Ritzville City Park, Ritzville Municipal Golf Course and Ritzville City...


Ritzville residents perform with StageWest Theatre

Veteran Ritzville Community Theatre members are now helping StageWest Community Theatre with their spring production. Director Nancy Kuonen stated the addition of Kathryn Schafer and Bill Sager to the cast of this production and the extraordinary...


Tree Board seeking donations, volunteers

The Ritzville Tree Board is seeking monetary donations and volunteers to help with the First Avenue beautification project. The goal of the project is to install landscaping and trees along First Avenue to make it more attractive to residents, and...


Library kiosk set to open Benge

The East Adams Library District (EALD), formally the Ritzville Library District No. 2, is opening a library kiosk for Benge residents, beginning Tuesday, April 17. EALD will be hosting an informational meeting for Benge residents on April 17 at 7...


Wheatland Jackpot returns May 27

The Fifth Annual Wheatland Jackpot where youth from across Washington and northern Idaho enter their prospect steers and heifers will be held Saturday, May 27, at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds in Ritzville. The show starts at 11 a.m.... Full story


Infant Immunization Week April 21-28

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. This year, NIIW is April 21-28. Children are exposed to thousands of germs... Full story


RHS, LRHS Alumni Banquet tickets mailed

Tickets for the 2018 Ritzville High School (RHS) and Lind-Ritzville High School (LRHS) Alumni Banquet have been mailed. The Alumni Banquet will be held on May 26 at 6 p.m. at Gilson Gymnasium in Ritzville. Tickets are $25 each until May 23, with the...

 By Al Stover    News    April 12, 2018

Ritzville Council selects Varela for engineering services

During the April 3 Ritzville City Council meeting, Council Member Scott Yaeger announced the Public Works Committee selected Varela and Associates Inc., for engineering consulting services. Yaeger said the committee, Mayor Gary Cook and Public Works...

 By Al Stover    News    April 12, 2018

Perez paints mural for Washtucna

People who travel down Main Street in Washtucna near Bassett Park, may notice a mural in a window of the former Central Lodge. The mural is of a landscape of the upper hills near Palouse Falls with... Full story


Three Washtucna music students receive honors

Washtucna students Meya Hamilton, Jersey Hamilton and Calby Van Hollebeke recently participated in music contests. Meya Hamilton, grade 6 soprano, participated in the All–State Youth Honor Chorus...


Caring Neighbors donates $1,300 to East Adams Library District

The Caring Neighbors board recently donated $1,300 to the East Adams Library District for community summer reading programs for books, summer performers and computer access. Caring Neighbors is a...


Congressman Newhouse visits with Ritzville community leaders, business owners

Trade issues, water and tax reform were the primary topics during a community leaders meeting with Congressman Dan Newhouse on April 3 in Ritzville. The meeting was followed by a tour of downtown... Full story


Bulldog News: LRMS March events revisited

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School students had a game night and dance on March 9 with a “blackout” theme, which the students wore all black. On St. Patrick’s Day, the students played a game throughout the day where the boys could not talk to...

 By Dale Anderson    News    April 12, 2018

Getting a good laugh

In the past couple of weeks, my wife and I saw a couple of comedy shows featuring well-known comedians. To say the least, we laughed a lot. Humor with comedians runs the gamut. Most topics are not off limits and there are a lot of things that we can...


LRHS seniors announce plans after graduation, provide advice for underclassmen

High school graduation is too often misinterpreted as a finish line. In reality, it does not symbolize an end, but rather a checkpoint. For many seniors, the checkpoint lies on the path toward higher education, leading to exciting potential for... Full story


Trade war could hit Washington hard

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard. Avoiding that possibility should be our primary goal. Our state is our nation’s third largest... Full story


Trade wars target Washington agriculture

I recently traveled across Washington’s Fourth Congressional District to speak with farmers from each county to hear their concerns about an upcoming Farm Bill. One of the largest concerns expressed by farmers had little to do with congressional...


We want to hear from you

As the City of Ritzville, our function is to provide you with police, fire, water, sewer, streets, garbage, parks, and other services. We are also asked by you, the taxpayer, to pass and enforce certain laws that provide general safety and welfare...


Lady Broncos fastpitch splits league doubleheader with Asotin

The Lady Broncos softball team came ready to play in a league contest against Asotin on March 31 in Ritzville. Their initial intensity faltered in the second game of the doubleheader, leading to...


Broncos Little Guy wrestling squad finishes the season strong

The Lind-Ritzville Little Guy wrestling squad wrapped up this season’s competition at the Jason Crawford Memorial Tournament on April 7 at the Spokane Convention Center. This year’s squad was...


RDDA hosting classic movie night

The Ritzville Downtown Development Association (RDDA) will be hosting a classic movie night on April 14. The movie will be “Gone With the Wind” and begins at 6 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre. The admission cost is $10, and includes a beverage. Full... Full story


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