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 By Steve Salins    News    May 2, 2019

Over $10,000 raised for fairgrounds at Wampum

In a quiet evening on the Fairgrounds, after a very windy Ritzville day which included the major Undeberg Track Meet at Jimmie Snider Field, some 80 to 100 folks parked on the grass, crossed the...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 2, 2019

Cold, windy day can't dampen 14th Undeberg Invitational

Jimmie Snyder Field on the campus of Lind-Ritzville High School was decked out with color and readiness to host the 14th annual Uderberg Track and Field meet. Grandparents, community members,...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 2, 2019

New CEO hired at East Adams Rural Healthcare

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners met for its monthly meeting on April 25, and several days later announced that they had hired a new CEO, ending a monthslong process. Since the last regular monthly meeting on...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 2, 2019

School boards approve new policies concerning bullying, instructional materials

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards met for their monthly meeting on April 22, where they approved new policies that deal with topics such as bullying, course design and the selection and adoption of instructional materials. Policy No. 2020 The...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Lind Alumni Banquet reunion set for May 4

Members of the Lind Alumni Association have announced the annual Lind Alumni Banquet is being held this coming Saturday, May 4, at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium, formerly Lind High School. Photos of the honored classes will be taken by...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

RVAA to host annual EMT flower sale fundraiser next week

The Ritzville Volunteer Ambulance Association will be hosting its annual EMT flower sale fundraiser next week. The flower sale will be held from May 8-10 at the Ambulance Building, at 315 E 1st Ave. The sale will go from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day....

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    May 2, 2019

Legislature adjourns on time with new budget, new spending

OLYMPIA —The Washington State Legislature adjourned minutes before its midnight deadline on April 28, ending its 105-day session on time for the first time since 2009. Before the $52.4 billion biennium operating budget saw final passage, lawmakers...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

RMA to hold no-host breakfast and prayer today

Ritzville Ministerial Association president Ryo Olson is inviting the public to join the RMA for a “no-host” breakfast and prayer today, May 2. The breakfast and prayer takes place from 6-8 a.m. at Jake’s Cafe. May 2 is the National Day of...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 2, 2019

Students plant trees at City Hall to help celebrate Arbor Day

The City of Ritzville and LRS fifth graders celebrated Arbor Day the best way they could on April 26, by planting four new trees on the grounds of City Hall and discussing the importance of leaving a...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Ritzville Fiber Fest set for all day on Saturday

The Ritzville Fiber Fest is set to take place this Saturday. The festivities will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers Building at 109 E 1st Ave. There is a $5 registration fee, and those interested in...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

EALD now offering free online educational courses

East Adams Library District (EALD) is offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com. Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning...

 

Monthly Column: Next CEO at EARH hired, new state budget consists of both positives and negatives

The exciting news is that your District has settled on a new Chief Executive Officer to take over from retiring CEO Gary Bostrom. The new CEO is Mr. Corey Fedie. He comes to us from the Kit Carson County Health Service District in Burlington,...

 

Letter to the Editor: Undeberg Invite provides inspirational moment

It was a cold and stormy day last Saturday at the Undeberg Invitational, where over 600 tracksters and volunteers gathered to hear Greg Whitmore, Athletic Director for Lind-Ritzville High School, welcome entrants from 33 schools. He emphasized...

 

Column: Christians targeted on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

Easter Sunday is the holiest day for observant Christians worldwide. It is the day followers of Jesus Christ celebrate his resurrection, and many believers choose to be baptized or receive their first communion on the special day. It is the day on wh...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 2, 2019

Lady Broncos sweep Tekoa-Rosalia, finish 5-5 in league

The end of the regular season is drawing nearer for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team, as they ended league play on a high note last week. The week started with a home non-league d...

 

Lanny L. Lautenslager

Lanny L. Lautenslager, 76, died peacefully at home on April 19, 2019. He was born in St. John, WA on August 9, 1942 to the late Dan and Helen Lautenslager. Lanny grew up on the family farm and...

 

Ritzville Museums preparing to open for the Summer season

The Ritzville Museums Committee and Volunteers are preparing for another season for the Burroughs Home and the Train Depot Museum. The annual meeting for all volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. This will be a no-host luncheon in...

 

Death Notice: Margaret "Peggy" Whitman

Margaret “Peggy” Whitman Passed away April 25, 2019 in Ritzville, WA. A full obituary and photo will run in next week’s paper with date and time of service....

 
 News    May 2, 2019

EARH to hold free screening event as part of Alliance

The new Grand Columbia Health Alliance (Alliance) was established by six local healthcare partners to serve and care for the residents and families of Adams, Grant, and Lincoln counties. As founding members of the Alliance, five of the hospitals—Co...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 2, 2019

Broncos baseball preps for postseason

Non-league games are all that’s left on the schedule for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball team before the district tournament, which included three games last week. The Broncos hosted the Lakeside Eagles for a doubleheader on April 24. F...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 2, 2019

Softball league offers reprieve from duties of every day life

Softball... play for the fun of it? Yes, that's happening almost every Wednesday evening in a casual women's league. It's been going on for years, maybe decades. They play every Wednesday evening at 6...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    May 2, 2019

'Winners' from the recently completed legislative session

OLYMPIA – The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to end on April 28, if the operation, transportation, and capital budget all pass the Legislature and are signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Key issues this session have ranged from...

 

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