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Solar farm hiring event April 23

Strata Solar Development and Swinerton Renewable Energy is holding a hiring event on April 23 from 2-7 p.m. at the Lind Senior Center on 117 N. I Street. The event will be is for the 28 megawatt Adams-Nielson Solar Farm project near the Town of...


Mixed Attitudes Dance recitals announced

The Mixed Attitude Dance Recitals have been announced in the local communities. Mixed Attitudes Dance performances are instructed by Karen Kinch, and include dancers from four local communities. The first performance occurs on April 19 at 1 p.m. at...


Worship, healing service April 29

The Ritzville Foursquare Church is hosting a worship and healing service on Sunday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. that is open to the entire community. Prior to the service, there will be a potluck for all those attending at 5 p.m. at the church. Any...


WSP, Lind Fire Department respond to fatality collision

Washington State Patrol and Adams County Fire Protection District No. 2 responded to a one-vehicle fatality collision on April 16, on Interstate 90, 20 miles west of Ritzville. According to a WSP report, Jose A. Piniero, 56, was driving a 1997 Honda...


Planning Commission approves conditional use permit for Ritzville School District project

The City of Ritzville Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit based on the Ritzville School District’s application for construction, following a staff review and presentation during the April 11 meeting. A public hearing... Full story


Lind Council prohibits marijuana operations in town

As a major discussion point over the past few of years, the Lind Town Council members unanimously approved a marijuana ban within town limits during the regular meeting on April 10. The ordinance prohibits the production, processing, retailing and... Full story



CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT. Linda Kubik (left) listens to Cheryl Haase’s order, while Ritzville Downtown Development Association (RDDA) President John Rankin (center) makes a fresh batch of popcorn during...


AAUW presents four young women with scholarships

The Ritzville branch of American Association of Business Women (AAUW) presented four area scholars with scholarships during a banquet at the Emanuel Lutheran Church on April 11. The scholarships were...

 By Dale Anderson    News    April 19, 2018


After the NCAA basketball season ended, we started seeing big names from big schools declare for the NBA draft. The ones that opted for an agent will not be able to return to play college ball. Those who didn’t sign with an agent can choose to retu... Full story


LRS track and field team succeeds at area meets

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team had two outings over the course of the past week, and returned home with top finishes in multiple events. On April 10, the LRS team traveled to Odessa to compete in the NE 1B/2B League Meet. The LRS wom... Full story


Good riddance to the old and outdated tax system

“And don’t let the door hit you on your way out,” one might say to the old tax code that allocated more of American families’ earnings to the federal government. Tuesday, April 17, was the final filing day under the outdated federal tax...


Streamlining regulations helps Americans compete

President Donald Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements calling the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst deal ever made.” On his first...


Hospital District seeks public input

We are “East Adams Rural Healthcare”. To the great majority of people, “healthcare” means being healed when sick or injured. That is very certainly a key part of what we do, but it is by no means our full mission. We are also deeply... Full story


Broncos tennis team nets league wins against Davenport, Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague tennis team returned to the courts to compete against Harrington, Davenport and Reardan. The weather has provided the Broncos with challenging outings, as well as forcing...

 By Al Stover    Sports    April 19, 2018

Lady Broncos sweep Davenport, fall to Liberty in league battle

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team captured their first doubleheader sweep of the season on April 10 after they defeated Davenport, 10-0 and 12-6. On April 14, LRS dropped both...

 By Al Stover    Sports    April 19, 2018

LRS Broncos baseball goes 4-3 during busy week of competition

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team had a busy week of competition, playing seven games in a six-day span. The Broncos began the week by sweeping Reardan in a rescheduled Northeast 2B... Full story


WSU Extension, Library District awarded the Northwest Farm Credit Rural Community Grant

Northwest Farm Credit Services is proud to award WSU Adams County Extension and East Adams Library District in Ritzville a $500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant. “WSU Adams County Extension and E...


Students engage in experiential learning on Florida trip

Experiential learning, made possible by engaging directly in the topics at hand instead of working in a traditional in-class environment, is arguably the most effective strategy for student growth.... Full story


Boness selected for Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

In recognition of his dedication to safety, community stewardship and leadership, local elementary student Brody Boness, from Ritzville Grade School, was recently chosen to be inducted into the 2018 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame. He will be...


School lunches primary topic for Ag Issues FFA team

The Lind-Ritzville Ag Issues team presented five separate public presentations in preparation for their competition at the Washington State FFA Convention in Pullman on May 10-12. The Ag Issues team selected school lunches as their topic and focused... Full story


Spring sports in full swing

SPRING SPORTS. After weeks of inclement weather, spring sports teams are resuming regular schedules and preparing for post season play. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague baseball team played in Ritzville on...


Elizabeth Nicole Ruddell

April 21, 1979 – April 12, 2018 Elizabeth Nicole Ruddell passed away into the loving arms of Jesus at her home in Ritzville, WA on April 12, 2018. After patiently waiting for years to get her... Full story


Gail Ann Smith

Born on October 14, 1939 in Ritzville Washington, Gail entered into rest on April 14, 2018 in Spokane Washington. Gail graduated from Ritzville high school, Ritzville, Washington class of 1957. She... Full story


Annual Gumball Rally April 22

The 13th Annual Gumball Rally and Poker Run, sponsored by the Ritzville Classic Car Club, begins from Ritzville City Park on Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m. The group will gather on the Columbia Street side of the park in the picnic area before leaving...


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