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WLCF Wampum auction returns Saturday

Another night of fun, food and fundraising is slated on Saturday, April 28, for the annual Wampum auction. Wampum serves as the primary fundraiser for the Wheat Land Communities... — Updated 4/26/2018


National Day of Prayer breakfast

On May 3, community members are invited to gather for a National Day of Prayer breakfast at Jake’s Café in Ritzville. The purpose of the event is to join people together and pray for a united nation. The event is from 6:30-7:30... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story


National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people, EARH hosting Open House

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story


County Commissioners amend Six-Year transportation plan

The Adams County Board of Commissioners approved an amendemnt to the county’s 2018-2023 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan at the April 23 meeting. One of the amendments to the plan, which was adopted on Dec. 11, 2017, was... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville Council hears drag racing event presentation proposal, begins consideration

Moses Lake’s Oscar Garcia wants to bring drag racing to the City of Ritzville. Garcia spoke at the April 17 Ritzville City Council meeting to gauge interest about potentially holding a drag racing event at the Ritzville... — Updated 4/26/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Thompson appointed to vacant County Commissioner position

Terry Thompson will fill the vacant Commissioner District No. 3 position on the Adams County Board of Commissioners. During the April 16 meeting in Ritzville, the Adams County Board of Commissioners voted to appoint Thompson to... — Updated 4/26/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Administrators present yearend plans to School Boards

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards participated in discussions involving the end of year plans for the local school districts. During the April 23 meeting, the board members also inquired about moving the Lind-Ritzville High Scho... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    News

Flyckt appointed as Ritzville Clerk-Treasurer

During the April 17 meeting, the Ritzville City Council voted 4-2 to confirm Mayor Gary Cook’s appointment of Julie Flyckt as the City’s new Clerk-Treasurer. Flyckt takes over the Clerk-Treasurer position after former... — Updated 4/26/2018


Grain Commission meeting in May

The Washington Grain Commission will hold its annual meeting May 23-24 at the commission office building in Spokane. The meeting will begin Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. The meeting will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 24.... — Updated 4/26/2018



VINTAGE CARS. The oldest, and brightest, cars attracted the most attention during the Gumball Rally on April 22. The guided tour took the group through multiple cities, including a... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story



GUMBALL RALLY. A large group gathered in Ritzville City Park on Sunday morning to participate in the 13th Annual Gumball Rally and Poker Run, hosted by the Ritzville Classic Car... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story


Babbitt, Hille celebrated for 50 years of P.E.O. membership

Vel Babbitt and Yvonne Hille were honored for their 50 years of membership in Chapter AR, P.E.O. at an evening salad potluck on April 19 at the home of Amy Galbreath. Seventeen AR m... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story



JOEL STACKS of Moses Lake completes a behavioral survey while PeopleReady’s National Trade Recruiter Stephanie Romero examines his application. PeopleReady Service Trade, one of... — Updated 4/26/2018


Project 56 makes $6,000 donation to track program as Ritzville prepares to welcome nearly 600 athletes to the Undeberg Invite

As the final act of the Project 56 Committee, a $6,000 donation was made to the local track program. The funds are the remaining donation monies collected during Project 56’s... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

Phoning it in

I had and interesting weekend, well you could say that anyway. When I got up Saturday morning I looked at my phone and noticed that I had two missed phone calls and a voicemail. I... — Updated 4/26/2018


Selecting new LRHS student leaders - ASB elections to undergo proposed bylaw changes

With the end of a school year comes the beginning of new student leadership. As is customary each spring, Associated Student Body (ASB) elections will be held to replace current officers with new leaders. This spring’s ballot,... — Updated 4/26/2018

 By Al Stover    Sports

LRS baseball splits doubleheader with Springdale

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team went 1-3 in the past week of competition The Broncos split an April 17 nonconference doubleheader against Springdale, winning 11-2 in game one and losing 8-7 in game two. In game... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story


Broncos golf competes in league match in Colville

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos golf team traveled to Colville on April 10 to compete in a Northeast 2B League match, hosted by Kettle Falls. Morgan Brausen led the Broncos boys after hitting an 89 over 18 holes. Dirk Dahlman... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos sweep Springdale in nonleague doubleheader

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos fastpitch softball team began the last leg of their regular season on April 17 with a sweep over Springdale in a nonconference doubleheader, winning 9-7 and 20-16. In game one of the... — Updated 4/26/2018


Broncos return home to compete in the Undeberg Invite

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team are preparing for competition as they host their first meet of the season: the Undeberg Invitational. With nearly 600 athletes expected to compete, the Broncos are prepped and ready... — Updated 4/26/2018


Holocaust remembrance fading

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, the late Elie Wiesel, once said of that horrific state-sponsored genocide that, “to forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story


Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy

Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won’t be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages. Meanwhile, there are millions of high-paid... — Updated 4/26/2018 Full story


AAUW award clarification

Thank you so much to The Journal for featuring the AAUW’s scholar recognition dinner. We had four amazing young women who deserved to be honored for their academic work in the STEM subjects during their high school careers. We... — Updated 4/26/2018


Saying farewell to Ritzville

We are saying our farewells to Ritzville this month, but it’s not goodbye. Our lives have been so impacted by Ritzville that it will always be “home”. We came here as newlyweds in 1962 because of teaching opportunities, our... — Updated 4/26/2018


Junior high, high school rodeo comes to Ritzville

The Ritzville Rodeo Arena will serve as the center of rodeo competition on April 27-29. Colville is renting the Ritzville facilities to host a junior high and high school rodeo contest. Rodeo action begin at 5 p.m. on Friday,... — Updated 4/26/2018


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