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National Day of Prayer Service at TUMC

The Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) in Ritzville is hosting a 30-minute prayer service to commemorate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. The service begins at 12:15 p.m. at the church, located at 107 West Second... — Updated 5/2/2013


Jacob Blankenship to speak at Washtucna Community Church

Jacob Blankenship will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, May 5, at the Washtucna Community Church (WCC). Blankenship is the son of Cathy and Scott... — Updated 5/2/2013


Junior Livestock Show in Spokane now underway

Over 600 4-H and FFA members will converge on the Spokane County Interstate Fairgrounds May 1-5, for the 78th annual Spokane Junior Livestock Show. Several area youth will be exhibiting their market livestock beef, swine, sheep... — Updated 5/2/2013


Chamber meeting includes hospital update

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly general membership meeting on Thursday, May 9, beginning at noon at the Ritz Roadhouse. Guest speaker Gary Bostrom, CEO/CFO of East Adams Rural Hospital is presenting... — Updated 5/2/2013


Washtucna Child Find Screening

The Washtucna School District is offering a free screening clinic on May 14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Washtucna School. The screening is for children ages newborn to five years old. Developmental areas screened include vision,... — Updated 5/2/2013


Foundation scholarship deadline extended

East Adams Healthcare Foundation (EAHF) awards a $1,000 Ronald W. Baumann Memorial Scholarship annually to a high school or college student working towards a career in the healthcare field. The Foundation has extended the deadline... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


Blackwood Legacy Quartet in concert

The Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sprague, have recently announced concert dates for The Blackwood Legacy Quartet. Direct from Nashville,... — Updated 5/2/2013


Upcoming book clubs

The AAUW and Ritzville Public Library Book Clubs have scheduled meetings for the month of May. The AAUW Book Club is meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in The Ritz Roadhouse. The club is discussing “The Immortal Life of... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


Governor signs Schoesler bill to create list of state-agency fees

Sen. Mark Schoesler’s successful effort to make state government more transparent received a final endorsement April 23 when the governor signed his bill requiring an online inventory of state-agency fees. Senate Bill 5751... — Updated 5/2/2013


BBCC receives $535,500 to fund projects

Big Bend Community College has been awarded $535,500 for on-campus energy efficiency projects.In addition to energy savings, the project will provide safety and security benefits for students and staff by improving exterior... — Updated 5/2/2013


Geocache added to Memorial Day weekend events

The Memorial Day weekend festivities in Ritzville have now expanded to include a geocaching event titled Ritzville Small Town Cache Cow. The geocaching contest is being held in conjunction with the annual Historic Ritzville Days... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


Face the World Foundation seeks host families

Face the World Foundation (FTW) is currently registering host families from now until June 15 for the fall semester of high school. Host families provide international high school students a loving home, meals and a bed. FTW... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


RHS Alumni Banquet set for May 25

The Ritzville Alumni Association is set to host the annual Ritzville High School Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Honored classes at this year’s banquet include the graduating class of 2013; the 25-year... — Updated 5/2/2013


Wampum raises $13,000

According to the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair (WLCF) treasurer, Aaron Esser, the annual Wampum event raised around $13,000 to benefit the local fair, the largest amount recorded in recent history. An estimated 140 community... — Updated 5/2/2013


Six candidates selected for principal in Lind

Following the board of directors’ approval at the April board meeting of the resignation of Brian Ellis as principal the Lind School District, school administrators conducted interviews for six candidates on April 30 and May 1.... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story



Fire and emergency medical personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover on U.S. 395 at milepost 95 on Sunday afternoon. They worked quickly to rescue two patients. One was... — Updated 5/2/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Residents create block watch

A group of local residents living in the west portion of Sixth and Seventh Avenues have began a Block Watch in cooperation with local law enforcement in an effort to increase... — Updated 5/2/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Fairway Café to open Friday

Ritzville residents and visitors to the community will have another dining option when the Fairway Café officially opens its doors to customers on Friday, May 3. The café,... — Updated 5/2/2013


Michaelson releases new books

David Michaelson’s latest adventure novel, “The Patriot Element,” is now available at Davenport Times office, Cow Creek Mercantile, Ritzville Art Gallery and through online booksellers, including Barnes & and... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


Ritzville parade forms available at chamber, online

The Ritzville Community Parade is set for Saturday, Aug. 31, during Labor Day weekend in downtown Ritzville. Parade entry forms are available at the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce office, located at 111 West Main Avenue, as... — Updated 5/2/2013


Broncos 12th at Riverside Invitational

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague team took 12th place at the Riverside Invitational on Saturday, April 21. Ryan Whitmore led the boys’ team by earning a second place finished in the 110-meter hurdles and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles... — Updated 5/2/2013


Tigercats turn in track results

The SJELW track and field team competed in the District 9 1B/2B meet in Dayton on April 24. The SJELW girls’ team continues to be a dominant force on the track and finished third overall with 67 points. Darcy Stamper led the... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


LW tennis earns win over Wilbur-Creston

The LaCrosse-Washtucna Tigercats met Wilbur-Creston in Ritzville at a neutral site on Saturday, April 27, to battle in the last league match of the season. The Tigercats went home with a 4-1 record, but had to forfeit two matches... — Updated 5/2/2013


Hoof Prints

On May 6, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) is coming to the Lind-Ritzville High School. The Blood Drive is sponsored by Lind-Ritzville Honor Society and is located in the Gilson Gym. It starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.... — Updated 5/2/2013 Full story


Washtucna announces honor roll

The Washtucna School District has announced third quarter honor roll for students in the seventh through 12th grades. Students who achieved honor roll honors by maintaining a 3.25-3.49 grade point average (GPA) are eighth grade... — Updated 5/2/2013


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