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Pancake breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host its monthly pancake breakfast Friday, April 14, from 7:30 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.... — Updated 4/13/2017


Area churches announce Easter services

In honor of the Easter Holiday, area churches are hosting special services. The New Hope Center will have their Resurrection Sunday Service on Sunday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. The Lind Community Church will have a Good Friday... — Updated 4/13/2017


Homestead Family Grain to present in Ralston

At the next meeting night of the Ralston Grange on Tuesday, April 18, Homestead Family Grain, a locally owned and operated farm family group, will present a program on wheat, milling flour and making pasta. The evening begins at... — Updated 4/13/2017


Soul Cafe hosting drug, alcohol use forum

The Soul Café will be hosting a community forum on medical effects of alcohol and drug consumption on Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The discussion will be about health risks involved with drug and alcohol... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story



The Adams County Commissioners appointed Carolyn Benzel to Adams County Court Position No. 2, not elected her, as stated in the April 6 edition of The Journal.... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story


Commissioners select Wheeler Excavation for Lind-Warden Road project

The Adams County Board of Commissioners signed a contract with Wheeler Excavation LLC of Benton County for the emergency road repairs on Lind-Warden Road during the regular meeting on April 10. After excess moisture from rainfall... — Updated 4/13/2017


2017 filing period opens in May

The Adams County Auditor’s Office will be accepting filings for local offices beginning Monday, May 15, through Friday, May 19. In Adams County, there are 92 offices open for filing. Of those offices, the local positions include... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story


Commissioners approve resolution to support John Wayne Trail

The Adams County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on April 3, stating their support for improvements to be made to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. Morgane Roth discussed the matter with the Commissioners during a March 27... — Updated 4/13/2017

 By Haley Roybal    News

Ritzville Council reviews traffic concerns on Main Avenue

The Ritzville City Council discussed revising the speed limit on Main Avenue and possible traffic safety precautions, during the regular meeting on Tuesday, April 4. Ritzville resident Scott Carruth brought the issue to the... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story

 By Haley Roybal    News

Skyhawks to host sport camps for area youth

The amount of recreational activities offered in Ritzville is expanding as the Adams County Park and Recreation Department is working with Skyhawks Sports Academy to host a variety of sport camps this summer. In an effort to... — Updated 4/13/2017



EGG HUNTER. Titus Weishaar carefully examines his basket of eggs during the Ralston Easter Egg Hunt on April 8. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson... — Updated 4/13/2017



DARING DASH. The Ritzville Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Ritzville Eagles, garnered a large crowds and participants like Wyatt Sams and Christa Carpenter had to make... — Updated 4/13/2017


Ritzville Police Department Reports

Feb. 21, 2:18 a.m. – A complainant on West Sixth Avenue advised of a beeping noise inside of the home. An officer responded and located a smoke alarm with dead batteries. The homeowner was advised to obtain fresh batteries... — Updated 4/13/2017


Mental health surveys, seminars help raise awareness

“It is an odd paradox,” began actress Glenn Close, “that a society which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.” Close is... — Updated 4/13/2017

 By Dale Anderson    News

Flight of the Phoenix

For those of you that read this column you may have noticed that there was something missing from The Journal last week as in no Worst Seat. There is a very good reason why, I was... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story


LWK tennis competes against Davenport

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats went on the road to face Davenport on the tennis courts on March 29. The Tigercats’ No. 1 girls doubles team of Serenity Davis and Kiernan Hartwell competed in the first match of the day.... — Updated 4/13/2017


Tigercat track team travels to Dayton Invite

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats competed in the Dayton Invite on March 28. The meet proved successful for the female athletes of the team, as they netted 40 points and finished third as a team. For the men’s team, Trey... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story

 By Haley Roybal    Sports

LRS Broncos struggle to make contact at the plate, fall to Liberty

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team had difficulty finding consistency on the field as they suffered losses against Liberty on Saturday, April 8, in a league doubleheader. Head Coach Jason Aldrich said he expected Libe... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story

 By Haley Roybal    Sports

Lady Broncos fight weather conditions to earn league win

The Lady Broncos had a bittersweet weekend resulting in a split game against the Liberty Lancers on Saturday, April 8, in a league doubleheader. Head Coach Todd O’Brien said the weather conditions tremendously affected the... — Updated 4/13/2017


‘A Good and Faithful Judge’

Fourteen months ago, the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia left a void on the nation’s highest court. Not only did the court lose an esteemed colleague, but the nation lost an eloquent advocate for... — Updated 4/13/2017


Entrepreneurs remain the key to America’s success

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to market makes our nation great. Their success generates the tax revenue that funds our schools and puts people to work. Many “big... — Updated 4/13/2017 Full story


Easter Egg Hunts scheduled Saturday

In honor of the Easter holiday, the Washtucna and Lind communities are hosting easter egg hunts for local youth on Saturday, April 15. The Washtucna Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Washtucna Associated Student Body and will... — Updated 4/13/2017


Appreciation for county crews

We are all well aware of the road problems caused by the snow melt and the additional rain, but the folks who live “out in the boonies” on dirt roads are particularly aware of the situation. We are some of those folks and we... — Updated 4/13/2017


Laws need to be followed

The law is the law, or is it? I believe that most of you have heard of someone getting a ticket or being arrested and then nothing really happened. During my lifetime, I have seen people get by without going to jail or paying a... — Updated 4/13/2017


King Tut and King Jesus

One of the most remarkable archeological discoveries in history occurred in 1922 when the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was unearthed. For over 3,000 years, the concealed tomb hid an elaborate coffin containing the... — Updated 4/13/2017


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