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Business After Hours returns

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ritzville are partnering to sponsor the return of Business After Hours on May 16 at 5 p.m. The event will be held outside of Ritzville City Hall, with barbecued food provided free of charge.... Full story


Ritzville Museums hosting annual meeting May 15

The Dr. Frank R. Burroughs’ Home/Depot Museum annual meeting will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. in the conference room at The Ritz Roadhouse. All current and potential volunteers are encouraged to attend. During the meeting, the 2018...


Pancake Breakfast date changed to May 18

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host a Pancake Breakfast on Friday, May 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will feature pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage and coffee with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For more information...


Lee Dewyze coming to the Ritz Theatre

American Idol Winner Lee Dewyze will be performing at the Ritz Theatre on May 17. Local singers opening the show are Chelsey Heidenreich, Katheran Gingrich and Travis Shaw. Presale tickets are available for $17 for all ages, and the ticket price... Full story


Blood drives scheduled in Ritzville on May 16, 18

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


Strata Solar to hold hiring events

Strata Solar Development and Swinerton Renewable Energy is holding a hiring event on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Othello Skillsource office on 165 N. First St. There will be two more hiring events on May 10 and May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....


Ralston Grange hosting events in May

The Ralston Grange will host a dinner at their hall on Tuesday, May 15. The men of the Grange will fix and serve the dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m. The annual “Dinner for the Ladies” event is open to all, as is the program that follows the...

 By Al Stover    News    May 10, 2018

Ritzville Council adopts county solid waste plan

During the May 1 meeting, the Ritzville City Council adopted the Adams County Solid Waste and Moderate Risk Management Plan. Mayor Gary Cook explained the Adams County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) prepared and updated the plan for 2018. He...

 By Katelin Davidson    News    May 10, 2018

EARH moves forward with joining an ACO

During a special meeting of the Adams County Board of Commissioners Hospital District No. 2 on May 4, the three commissioners present made the decision for East Adams Rural Healthcare to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). At the regular mee...

 By Al Stover    News    May 10, 2018

Flyckt begins role as Ritzville Clerk-Treasurer

Julie Flyckt has spent her career working in a variety of industries and helping others, and now she has the opportunity to do the same for her hometown. Flyckt was recently appointed as the new Clerk...



LITTLE LEAGUE season is in full swing for teams in the local area. Young athletes like Jayden Flowers are having success on the local diamonds, learning the country’s favorite pastime sport. There...


Local exhibitors succeed at Jr. Livestock Show

The 83rd annual Jr. Livestock Show of Spokane was held May 1-5, attracting more than 500 youth exhibitors from Washington, Idaho and Montana. The event showcases market and prospect beef, hog, sheep,... Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News    May 10, 2018

More than just feel good

So the NFL draft concluded a little less than three weeks ago. There had been a lot of anticipation about what the Seattle Seahawks would be doing this year. After all the “Legion of Boom” has been broken up with Richard Sherman going to San Fran... Full story


Graduates show gratitude for those who ‘help paddle’

In reflecting success and accomplishment, the question arises, “How did it happen?” And from there: “Who helped it happen?” According to Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired), the answer to “who” should be miles long. In his... Full story


Ellie Gering places fourth in league golf match

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys and girls golf team finished the regular season on May 1 after they competed in a league match at StoneRidge Golf Course in Blanchard, Idaho. Ellie Gering recorded her highest finish of the season after she came in... Full story


Broncos track team preps for postseason competition

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team had two more successful outings over the course of a week. The team first competed in the NE 2B League Championships on May 1 at Colfax High School. The LRS women’s team finished sixth with 56.5...


Central Washington stories show need for opioid abuse answers

“My brother is an addict. I am raising his daughter.” That is one of the many responses I received when I asked constituents of the Fourth Congressional District how opioids and heroin abuse have affected people in our community. The responses...


New approaches needed to fight super wildfires

With western wildfires growing in size and destroying more homes, farms and businesses, there is a need for new tools and approaches. The infernos are spreading so fast they are outstripping our ability to fight them in traditional ways. Meanwhile, t... Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News    May 10, 2018

The Journal subscription, paper rates to increase June 1

Effective June 1, 2018, The Ritzville Adams County Journal will be increasing subscription rates, as well as the cost of an individual newspaper. This change comes after years of discussion, and the need for the business to match the increasing... Full story



STUDENT OF THE MONTH award winners for the month of April were announced on April 30 at the Lind Elementary School. The students being recognnized for their achievements were (back row, from left)...



Lori Ann Woodside King – Class of 1978 -Journal photo by Al Stover... Full story



Elissa Bouwman Wagner – Class of 2008 -Journal photo by Al Stover... Full story



CELEBRATING 30 YEARS. Members of the Lind High School Class of 1988 gathered at the Lind Lion’s Club on May 5. Alumni in the back row include Robert Marr, Trevor Field, Chris Madison, Brian Ellis...



SENIORS. Camden Smith and Emily Rosen represented the Lind-Ritzville High School Class of 2017 at the Lind Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 5. Both students are members of the Lind community. -Journal... Full story



Class of 1968 members in Lind on May 5 were (back row, from left) Julie Huse Larson, Greg Strohmaier and Gene Niederkleine. Middle row: Anne Smart, Iris Butler Hill, Cindy Beckley Quarles and Jenness...


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