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 By Brandon Cline    News    May 9, 2019

State capital budget includes funds for proposed Ritzville Business & Entrepreneurship Center

The $4.9 billion 2019-21 state capital budget (SHB 1102) was passed in both the Washington House and Senate last month on nearly unanimous votes, and was delivered to Governor Jay Inslee for his...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 9, 2019

Fifth graders get acquainted with justice at Law Day

Local area fifth graders had a fun and learning-filled morning out of the classroom on May 3, as they traveled to the Adams County Courthouse to participate in the annual Law Day. Students from...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 9, 2019

Memories Deli to provide another dining option on Main Street

Hungry on Main Street? Fear not, for more help is coming soon. Scott and Lori Gorman have been busy renovating the old gym at 202 W Main Ave. into a friendly, open, airy space which will be the home...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Brief: UW medical grad to give keynote address during National Prevention Week

Timothy Woodiwiss will be the keynote speaker during National Prevention Week next week at the Lind-Ritzville Schools. Woodiwiss will be graduating from the University of Washington medical school later this month, and has went through quite the...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Brief: Float reveal to take place next Thursday

The annual float reveal will take place at dusk next Thursday, May 16, in downtown Ritzville. The community is invited to attend the reveal. The first parade that this year’s float will participate in will be the Spokane Lilac Festival on May 18....

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Brief: Pancake breakfast set for May 10

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, May 10. The breakfast, which is held on the second Friday of every month, lasts from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend the breakfast,...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 9, 2019

Quiet zone, tiny houses discussed at Lind Town Council meeting

Lind’s Town Council met on April 23 with a plethora of topics on the agenda. A council quorum was present, and councilmember Kathy Vedder was excused from the meeting. Councilmember Rose Elkington shared the research she did regarding the Town’s...

 

Music on Main set for Memorial Day weekend

Blues, Southern Rock and Country sounds are destined for Main Avenue in Historic Downtown Ritzville on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Free live entertainment is being made possible through the efforts of...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Filing period for 94 elected offices in Adams County opens next week

The Adams County Auditor’s Office will be accepting filings for local offices beginning Monday, May 13. The filing period will close on Friday, May 17. The local offices open for filing include spots for: Ritzville City Council, Ritzville Mayor,...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Ritzville Livestock 4-H Club well represented at Junior Livestock Show of Spokane

The 84th annual Junior Livestock Show of Spokane was held last week on the Spokane County Interstate Fairgrounds. Nearly 700 youth exhibitors of cattle, hogs, goats and lambs traveled from throughout...

 

Column: Renewable energy and agriculture reduce carbon footprint in Central Washington

Last week, the House voted on legislation that would force the President to participate in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions in the United States and the world. On the surface, this bill paints a pretty picture: reducing our...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Business Column: Montana's new approach to homelessness could provide working blueprint

Montana’s legislature took the unusual step of exempting older, less-valued mobile homes from property tax as a way to stem homelessness. The bipartisan legislation, which Gov. Steve Bullock signed into law last week, aims to keep people in their...

 

Letter to the Editor: Recent Eagles renovations miss the mark

To the Editor, I commend the Eagles for trying to fix up their building, but am baffled as to why they choose to tart it up rather than restoring and preserving the historic facade. The brickwork...

 

Bonnie Lynn Templin

Bonnie Lynn Templin died on March 21, 2019, in Walla Walla, WA. She was 69 years old. Bonnie was born on March 7, 1950, in Spokane, WA, and was raised in Ritzville, WA. She was the youngest child born...

 

Peggy (Margaret A) Whitman

Peggy (Margaret A) Whitman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2019. She was born on April 8, 1927 to James and Reba Kaney. She...

 

Nancy J. (Dixon) Helgeson

Nancy J. (Dixon) Helgeson, 83, passed away on April 29 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. She is survived by her husband, John Helgeson, of nearly 66 years. They have lived in Ritzville since 2005 and have two daughters, Kim Jones and Carol...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Soybean producers may request referendum on recent Order

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced that soybean producers may request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order, as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act. Participation in...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 9, 2019

Non-league games a tune-up for Lady Broncos ahead of District Tournament

In a week that had no consequential games on the schedule, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos kept busy with a pair of non-league doubleheaders against 1A schools last week. The Lady Broncos...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 9, 2019

Season ends for Broncos with loss to Northwest Christian in playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos baseball season came to an end last weekend, as they fell to the Northwest Christian Crusaders in the second round of the Northeast 2B District Tournament on May 4. The Broncos, who ended regular season league play...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 9, 2019

Broncos track & field gear up for postseason push

The calendar page has turned to May, sunny days prevail, and the Track and Field season is moving to an end after a delayed start due to snow-covered tracks and fields. Now the meets are gateways to State and results of competition determine who can...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 9, 2019

Nine tracksters qualify for Districts next weekend

The following track and field athletes have qualified to move into the District Track and Field Meet on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at Central Valley High School. More information will be...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 9, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: Run along now

Sorry about not having a column last week but an unforeseen event took place that didn’t allow me enough time to write something last week. That does happen now and then. Oh well, what can I say? I’ve run out of excuses. A couple of weeks ago...

 

Violet (Vi) Kirschenmann Huber

Violet (Vi) Kirschenmann Huber was born to Rev. Rudolph and Erna Kirschenmann on September 6, 1929 at her grandparent's farm near Medina, North Dakota. At six weeks old, her mother took her to...

 

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