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 News    May 3, 2018

Lind Alumni Banquet on May 5

The Lind Alumni Association has announced the annual Lind Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 5, at Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium. The Journal staff will be at the school to take photos of the honored classes from 5:30-6 p.m. Members of the... Full story

 News    May 3, 2018

Final performances of StageWest’s play May 4-6

Ritzville citizens help make StageWest’s production of Craig Rickett’s “Seeds of Change” a success. Kathryn Schafer and Bill Sager have brought to life their characters of Joy Miller and Reggie Coulter with their performances. There are only...

 News    May 3, 2018

Cattlemen’s meeting May 10

The Lincoln-Adams Cattlemen’s Associations will be hosting a meeting at the Washington Association of Wheat Grower’s building on May 10 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current issues the industry is facing. The WAWG building...

 News    May 3, 2018

EARH hosting Open House

In coordination with National Hospital Week, the East Adams Rural Healthcare is hosting an Open House for community members. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9 at the local facility. During the Open House, community members are...

 News    May 3, 2018

Blood drives scheduled for May

In coordination with the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC), there are two blood drives scheduled in Ritzville during the month of May. On May 16, there is a blood drive at Lind-Ritzville High School from 12:15-3:15 p.m. Donor registration will be...

 News    May 3, 2018

Filing period opens Monday, May 14

The Adams County Auditor’s Office will be accepting filings for local offices beginning Monday, May 14. The filing period will close on Friday, May 18. The local offices open for filing are Auditor, Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Ritzville District...

 News    May 3, 2018

State temporarily suspends The Pastime’s liquor license

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued an Administrative Violation Notice (AVN) to the Ritzville Pastime on April 27 for violating state liquor laws. The WSLCB suspended the establishment’s liquor license from April 27 to... Full story

 By Al Stover    News    May 3, 2018

Lind Town Council applies for grant to support airport repairs

During the April 24 meeting, the Lind Town Council approved a resolution supporting and authorizing the Town to submit an Airport Aid grant application to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division. The Airport Aid...

 News    May 3, 2018

Tree Board seeks volunteers for First Avenue beautification project

The City of Ritzville Tree Board is seeking volunteers to help with the First Avenue Beautification project. Saturday, May 5, will be the first of three weekends in May where the city will begin with landscaping and planting of flours, shrubs, grass...

 By Al Stover    News    May 3, 2018

Ritzville prepares for First Avenue construction project

Residents can expect to see crews begin rehabilitation work on First Avenue during the month of May. The project, designated the First Street Rehabilitation project by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), will consist of...

 By Katelin Davidson    News    May 3, 2018

ACO decision postponed for EARH

In the absence of two commissioners, the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 board decided to postpone the decision to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). As the primary discussion item for the April 26 meeting, the commissioners... Full story

 News    May 3, 2018


SHAKE IT. The fun of dance was evident in every age group, as displayed by young dancers (from left) Gemini Correll, Kenadie Hays, KatieJo Hennings and Bella Najera.The dancers made sure to give 100...

 News    May 3, 2018


FIFTH GRADE dancers (from left) Savannah Carruth, Addy Colbert, Madisyn Cameron and Hannah Hille execute the opening moves of their second dance number on April 24. The large group of intermediate...

 News    May 3, 2018


BEGINNERS. Perhaps the happiest dancers of the day were the beginners group, which included youngsters like Paige Williamson (center) and Aubrey Fannin. The young dancers performed two dance numbers...

 News    May 3, 2018


ADVANCED DANCERS (from left) Collette Nichols, Taylor Utecht, Sydney Kinch (back row), Julia Klein, Baylor Moore and Jordanne Webb perform a graceful opening number on April 24 at the Lind-Ritzville... Full story

 News    May 3, 2018


JUMP AND SHOUT. Perhaps the most spirited group of dancers at the Mixed Attitudes Dance recital in Lind on April 24 were the group of young dancers, including (front row, from left) Yasenia Bernal,...

 By Katelin Davidson    News    May 3, 2018

Wampum draws large crowd to support WLCF

The Knuth Building played host to a large turnout of supporters for the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair annual Wampum dinner and auction event. The building was packed to the brim with local attendees...

 News    May 3, 2018


HAND OFF. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Jesse Ryan sprints down the track to complete a smooth hand off to fellow teammate Josh Crouse during the annual Undeberg Invitational in Ritzville on April 28....


Students find innovation, inspiration at Design EXPO

What has become a Lind-Ritzville High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Club tradition continued, as a group of students traveled Friday to Moscow, Idaho for the 25th University of Idaho (U of I) College of Engineering’s annua... Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News    May 3, 2018

Maybe Spring is here

I’ve lived through 65 springs, a couple of which I have no recollection, and it seems that each one has its own signature. Knowing that the Undeberg Invitational was going to be the last Saturday in April, I followed the weather patterns for all of...


Broncos golf team continues to improve

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos boys and girls golf team ended April with two matches. On April 17, The Broncos competed in a league contest hosted by Asotin at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Clarkston. Spencer Gering and Morgan Brausen both finished...

 By Al Stover    Sports    May 3, 2018

Lady Broncos sweeps Tekoa-Rosalia in doubleheader

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos softball team gained some momentum on April 24 when they swept Tekoa-Rosalia in a rescheduled Northeast 2B South League doubleheader, winning 19-2 and 17-0. The Lady Broncos began game one with a strong lead,... Full story


Progress in Congress on protecting Northwest hydropower

For months, my Pacific Northwest congressional colleagues and I have been raising our voices and working on legislation to prevent increasing forced spill at the lower Snake and Columbia River dams from raising electricity rates in our region by $40...


Yogi’s wisdom is worth thinking about

The late great philosopher Yogi Berra once proclaimed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” It sure ain’t! Lots has changed over the last 60 years since Yogi was the catcher for the legendary New York Yankees. Hopefully, in the years...

 News    May 3, 2018

Ritzville fifth grade students celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees

The City of Ritzville celebrated another year of being recognized as a Tree City USA on April 27 during the annual Arbor Day event. The Ritzville fifth grade students joined in the celebration to assi...


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