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Articles from the May 16, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News    May 16, 2019

City holds 'show cause' hearings in effort to impose nuisance ordinance

Nine ‘show cause’ hearings were the stars of the Ritzville City Council meeting on May 7, as the City continues its crackdown on properties violating Ritzville’s nuisance ordinance. Collectively, the nine hearings took close to an hour to get...

 

Brief: Menno Mennonite Church to host special services this weekend

The community is invited to join the Menno Mennonite Church for special services this weekend. Pastors Lyn and Jeanie Hershey have served as co-pastors for the past two years. They will be returning to their former home at Payette, Idaho. There will...

 

Brief: The Collective Adventure to host Youth Night Out

The Collective Adventure will be hosting a Youth Night Out event tomorrow, May 17, at 6 p.m. The event will include music, food, games and spoken word poetry. Axe of Mercy, a band out of Lind, will also be performing. The event is taking place at...

 

Iron Legacy Ranch holds grand opening

Sarah Tracy (in photo) gives a demonstration during the recent grand opening of the Iron Legacy Ranch. The Journal will have more coverage of the ranch's opening in the coming issu...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 16, 2019

First Avenue Project currently ahead of schedule

The First Avenue Project is ahead of schedule, according to an update provided by councilmember Scott Yaeger at the most recent Ritzville City Council meeting on May 7. The project, which spans from J...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    May 16, 2019

Capital budget includes funds to repair Washtucna Heritage Museum roof

With other big-name projects in Adams County also receiving funding in the 2019-21 state capital budget, it might have been difficult to notice the $24,000 that had been set aside in the budget for the Washtucna Heritage Museum. But for the museum,...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    May 16, 2019

Lind's water system, tiny house zoning discussed at yesterday's Town Council meeting

A quorum was present for the Lind Town Council meeting on the evening of March 15, as discussion centered around the Town's water system and tiny house zoning. Kathy Vedder was not present but was...

 

Ritzville Eagles continue exterior renovations

The Ritzville Eagles continued renovations on the exterior of their lodge this week, installing a new awning. The Journal will have more coverage of the renovations in the coming i...

 

Legislative Commentary: May 16, 2019

Dear Friends, I’ll start by congratulating the thousands of WSU students who were awarded degrees this past Saturday, at the end of the 2019 spring semester. And by thanking the state Department of Transportation’s branches in Spokane and...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Editorial: Celebrate Memorial Day by making a difference locally

Memorial Day weekend is often a time for families to take a break from the monotony of everyday life, to pack into their cars, RVs and trailers for an extended weekend of camping, or maybe just staying at home for a weekend of relaxing and...

 

Column: Celebrating National Small Business Week

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy.” A lot of people don’t realize exactly how many small businesses are all around us. Whether it be a storefront on Main Street in downtown Ritzville, the local fruit stand off the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Vacation Bible School returns next month

Dear Editor, As the school year nears an end, most of us think of summer. On June 17, Ritzville Community Vacation Bible School gears up. With an African Safari theme this year, we remember that When Life is Wild, God is Good. We will meet many wonde...

 

Letter to the Editor: Help needed for honoring Memorial Day

With Memorial Day approaching, the American Legion Post 51 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 11446, would appreciate any help that is available for putting up the flags on the 24th of May at 5:30 in the evening. The take down of the flags will...

 

Marriage Announcement

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Bucher exchanged wedding vows on Friday April 5, 2019 in front of family and friends in Las Vegas, NV. Carsen is the daughter of Jeff and Kim Quinnett of Spokane and Nathan is...

 

Virginia Fellows Slipper

Virginia Fellows Slipper, 101, passed away on May 8, 2019. Virginia was born to Fred C. and Effie Fellows in Lyman, Washington. She attended primary school in Lyman and graduated from Sedro-Woolley...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Eight LRS athletes advance to District Meet

Jimmie Snider Field was awash in color and activity for the last time this season on May 7, as 13 track and field teams sent their athletes to the Sub-District Meet to vie for limited slots on a path...

 
 By Brandon Cline    Sports    May 16, 2019

2019 tennis campaign ends at District Tournament for LRS

The tennis season came to an end for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos last week in the Northeast 2B District Tournament. No players from the Broncos were able to advance to the Regional Tournament t...

 
 By Steve Salins    Sports    May 16, 2019

Golf team ends season at District Tournament

Two members of the Ritzville Golf Team rode with Coach Nick Weishaar to the Meadowood Golf Course near Liberty Lake last Monday, May 13, with hopes of keeping alive a tenuous opportunity to move on to the State Meet. They came close, but...

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports    May 16, 2019

Worst Seat In The House: I remember him...

Is it my imagination or have all of the really great Mariner highlights come to an end? The team that started out 13-2 with what seemed to be a 5 game lead over their AL West rivals are now mired in a major slump slotted in third place but by the...

 

Ritzville hotel recognized for customer care excellence

Ritzville's Best Western Bronco Inn recently received the Champion Customer Care Award at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts' District II Meeting held recently in Calgary, Alberta. The award was...

 

Nancy Jane Schafer

Nancy Jane Schafer passed away on April 19, 2019, in Ritzville, Washington. She was born in Benkelman, Nebraska, to Frank and Luella Atrz on January 13, 1941. She was the youngest of three children....

 

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