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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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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 unti... — Updated 4/12/2018

 By Al Stover    News

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... — Updated 4/12/2018

 By Al Stover    News

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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018

 By Dale Anderson    News

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.... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018 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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018


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... — Updated 4/12/2018 Full story


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