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Pancake breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is hosting a pancake breakfast on Friday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 a.m. until noon. The center hosts a pancake breakfast on the second Friday of every month. Pancakes are served with the choice of ham or sausage, with a...

 

Children’s Theatre production on Friday at Ritzville Grade School

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is traveling to Ritzville Grade School to put on a performance of Blackbeard The Pirate on Friday, Feb. 13. Students from the local school district participate as the actors for the performance about the quest...

 

County surpluses multiple vehicles

The Adams County Commissioners opened their public hearing on Resolution-008 to declare 10 vehicles in the Adams County lot as surplus. Public Works Director Todd O’Brien said the county could no longer utilize the vehicles. He also said anything... Full story

 

Adams County facility fined for multiple air quality violations

Fertilizer producer Perfect Blend has been fined $32,000 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for air quality violations, including releasing excess particle pollution into the air. At high concentrations, small particles can cause...

 

County enters agreement for inmate housing

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department may have the option of housing inmates in the Sunnyside Police Department’s prison pending an agreement between the county and the City of Sunnyside. Sheriff John Hunt and Adams County Prosecutor Randy...

 

Fire safety rating for Ritzville department remains the same, despite improvements

Despite the numerous improvements to the Ritzville Fire Department in response to the Washington State Rating Bureau’s inspection early last year, the Fire Safety rating of seven became official on Feb. 1. This means insurance rates in Ritzville ar...

 

Fundraiser for Adams County Sheriff’s Posse

The Adams County Sheriff’s Posse is hosting a spaghetti feed and silent auction at the Eagles Lodge in Othello on March 13. Money raised at the event will go to help fund the returning K-9 program in Adams County. Admission is $10 per person and...

 

SINGING FOR THE CROWD

SINGING FOR THE CROWD. Lovey James, American Idol Contestant, performed for Ritzville Grade School and Lind-Ritzville High School students on Jan. 30. Her performance was made possible by a grant...

 

COLLISION ON COLUMBIA

COLLISION ON COLUMBIA. A collision at the intersection of Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue on the afternoon of Feb. 4 closed the intersection for nearly an hour. The driver of the blue minivan... Full story

 

REACHING

REACHING. Matt Leffel struggles for the shot during the District Tournament at Reardan. The Broncos face the Colfax Bulldogs on Feb. 12 in a loser-out contest for the fifth place seed into the...

 

TOURNAMENT PLAY

TOURNAMENT PLAY. Jenna Bennett goes for a contested shot during the District Tournament in Reardan. The Lady Broncos play the Reardan Lady Indians on Feb. 12 for third or fourth place into the...

 

A page has been turned

A few weeks ago I received a text that merely said, “Vernon Adams is going to the Oregon Ducks!” I could only answer with, “Nooooo!” I thought there was a chance Adams would stay at EWU to do everything he could to bring another National...

 

Honor Roll

Washtucna School District The Washtucna School District has announced the honor roll students for the second semester. The students who achieved a Superintendent Scholar grade point average (GPA) of a 3.76-3.99 are eighth grade student Madisyn...

 

Presidents’ Day

In the long stretch of monotony that occurs during the daily grind of winter, weekends blow by with disproportional speed. Schools and federally operated businesses find themselves with an extra day mid-February, in observance of some of our...

 

Lind, Ritzville, Sprague Gun Club Scores

Sprague Gun Club, Week Five, Division III 23: Travis McKay, Kyle Cordill. 22: Kent Korthuis, Rowdy Buechner. Women: Krystal Cordill 13, Sandi Swannack 22, TJ Buechner 21, Tracey Korthuis 18. Ritzville Gun Club, February 8 – 46 Shooters 24: Scott... Full story

 

Tigercats wrap up season on the road against Gar-Pal

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats’ basketball season concluded last week after two games against Oakesdale and Garfield-Palouse. The Tigercats end the season with a 0-15 record. The Tigercats traveled to Oakesdale on Feb. 3 and returned...

 

Regulations, taxes are hurting businesses nationwide

For the first time in American history, entrepreneurship is in decline. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, businesses are dying faster than they’re being formed. Each year, 400,000 new businesses start up nationwide; 470,000 close their doors....

 

Don’t Beat Yourself Up: Do What Jesus Did

Pastor John Hunsberger, Trinity United Methodist Have you recovered from the Seattle Seahawks loss in Super Bowl Forty-Nine? The Patriots didn’t win on their last minute play. The Seahawks beat themselves. Is this how it is with our lives? There...

 

Basketball season concludes for Lady Tigercats

The Lady Tigercats season came to a conclusion after the final league games against Oakesdale on Feb. 3 and Garfield-Palouse on Friday, Feb. 6. The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus team earned two wins this year against College Place and ended the season...

 

Betty Lou Rowcliffe

Betty Lou Rowcliffe, 65, died February 1, in Ritzville. She was born to Jack and Opal Warbrick on November 16, 1949 in Springfield, Oregon. She met and married Harold Rowcliffe on December 19, 1970... Full story

 

WRAPPING UP

WRAPPING UP. In the first round of competition, Bronco Michael Wheeler wraps up David Just in an effort to earn a win at the sub-regional contest held in Ritzville. -Journal photo by Katelin... Full story

 

Broncos wrestlers compete in sub-regional tournament

Of the eight members of the Broncos mat squad only two are slated to move on into the sub-regionals tournament, as alternates. The rest of the Brronco squad was eliminated during the District 7/9... Full story

 

DAVIS

DAVIS. David and Betty Davis from Maple Valley, formerly from Lind, celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on Jan. 29. They were married on January 29, 1944, in Lind. Their children are: Sue Ellen...

 

Broncos prepare for last chance battle with Colfax

After finishing their regular season with two difficult losses to the Colfax Bulldogs and the St. George’s Dragons, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos entered the District Tournament in Reardan on Feb. 4. Their first opponent was the Northwest Chri...

 

Washtucna School District welcomes new superintendent

With the start of the New Year, the Washtucna School District welcomed Vance Wing to serve in the leadership role of superintendent for the district. Wing dove straight into his responsibilities at...

 

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