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Articles from the April 21, 2016 edition

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Blackwood Legacy Quartet concert scheduled

The Blackwood Legacy Quartet, direct from Nashville, will be in concert on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Lind Community Church. Admission is free to this community-wide, non-denominational event, and a free-will offering will be received for...


Annual Gumball Rally April 24

The 11th Annual Gumball Rally, sponsored by the Ritzville Classic Car Club, begins from Ritzville City Park on Sunday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and all participants can register for $10. All vehicles must be in safe...


State Parks offer ‘free day’ on Earth Day, April 22

In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day at all state parks on Friday, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks. The “free days” are in...


Goodwill truck in Lind Saturday

The Lind Calvary Assembly of God is again sponsoring the Goodwill Truck in Lind on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The truck will be parked next to the Lutheran church at 120 West Third Street. No...


Alliance brings five-county region together for business recruitment

In ­the competitive world of business recruitment, communities usually compete against each other to recruit new companies. Four economic development groups are taking a different approach by working together to collectively market a five-county...


Lind-Ritzville students prepare for annual plant sale

During the week leading up to Mother’s Day, the Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter hosts an annual plant sale to provide gift ideas for moms, as well as assist local homeowners with their landscaping and gardening needs. The sale begins on May 5 with a...

 By Rachel Plager    News    April 21, 2016

Mayor of Connell addresses Lind Town Council

On April 12 the Lind Town Council met at their regular time for the first meeting of the month. The meeting began with the approval of the check warrants. Because of the glitch in the Bias Software used there were three additional checks from... Full story


House fire in Ritzville remains under investigation

For the second time in a month, the Ritzville Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed house fire in the evening on April 14. The Ritzville Fire Department received the call about the fire at 109...

 By Rachel Plager    News    April 21, 2016

Lincoln Day Dinner in Ritzville welcomes Republicans from across the state

The Adams County Republican Party hosted the 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 16, at the American Legion Hall in Ritzville. There were approximately 100 people in attendance. The evening beg...


Rudy Thaut

Rudy Thaut, 98. I imagine there are few people reading this who didn’t know or hadn’t heard of our grandfather. There were also few greater men than our grandfather who, throughout their lives, fought through all obstacles with strength and...

 By Dale Anderson    News    April 21, 2016

Tired of the Rhetoric

I had a feeling bad things were going to happen when so many people lined up to run for the Presidency of the United States. It used to be about a one-year event. Around the first of December several candidates announced their wish to pursue this... Full story

 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 21, 2016

Broncos prep for second half of season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos were given a bye during last week and only played one doubleheader against the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves on April 16. The game began slowly with the score tied 1-1 heading into the top of the fifth inning. Easton... Full story

 By Rachel Plager    Sports    April 21, 2016

Lady Broncos begin looking toward district playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos played three doubleheaders last week and currently have a 6-6 record. They are currently ranked sixth in the Northeast 2B League. Head Coach Todd O’Brien stated the team will need to win another few games to... Full story



The Highway 10 signs along Ritzville’s First Avenue were paid for by John Rankin and not the City of Ritzville. Two Seniors were honored at their final home game on April 19, Brandon McClure and Matt Vercoe. In the obituary for Leslie Loren Franke...


Presidential candidates must be ready for the task at hand

As of April 8 we are down to five. Many are talking about conventions which could prove to be interesting. That is because the debaters have been used to point out the weaknesses of each candidate! I am disappointed by the caliber of both red and...


Voting in support of school bond

Making a major investment in the rehabilitation and renovation of Ritzville’s school facilities is a critical step toward the future. The $12,800,000 local bond and the $4,725,000 in state matching funds are vital investments in the big picture....


Legislative Commentary

Twenty-four years as a state legislator and two years as Senate majority leader have put me on a first-name basis with people with some pretty impressive résumés: leaders of the biggest industries and companies in our state, members of Congress,... Full story


No rate regulation of broadband Internet

We live in an astounding time of technological progress, during the “Information Age.” Since the 1990s, the Internet has flourished and created a digital marketplace, revolutionizing the world economy and the way commerce is conducted. Private... Full story


Students gain exposure to the reality of college

College preparedness continues to be of high interest for LRHS students and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) club members. The search for future college and career opportunities is what led a group of students to tour the Eastern... Full story


LRS Broncos track team excels at area meets

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had the opportunity to host the NE 1B/2B League meet in Ritzville on April 12, and both teams finished with high scores. The LRS boys finished second with 91... Full story


Blake Caroline Selcho

Tyler and Dianne Selcho welcomed their first child, a daughter, on April 7, 2016. At birth Blake Caroline Selcho weighed six pounds one ounce, and was 18 and a half inches long. Maternal grandparents... Full story



AAUW BANQUET. The Ritzville Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) presented scholarships to five students who have shown excellence in the Science, Technology, Engineering...


Potluck at Senior Center April 22

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a potluck on Friday, April 22, beginning at noon. All are welcome to attend, and bring a dish and utensils....


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