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Articles from the May 24, 2012 edition

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Bernadine Hegle

Bernadine (Doerschlag) Hegle passed away at the age of 95 on May 13 in Spokane. She was born May 11, 1917, to Louis and Gertrude Dahmen Keller in Sprague, Wash. She had an older bro... — Updated 5/24/2012


Poison hemlock growing in Washington

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), a poisonous weed to people and animals, can currently be found growing throughout Washington State. Ingestion of a small amount of this noxious weed can be fatal. In 2010, Washington State had... — Updated 5/24/2012


Fink, Dirks announce engagement

Neil and Lecia Fink of Odessa are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Laurece Fink, to Adam Jay Dirks of Ritzville. They will unite in marriage on July 14,... — Updated 5/24/2012


Schulhauser twins

Eric and Aimee (Wellsandt) Schulhauser are pleased to announce the arrival of twin boys, Ethan Robert and Aidan Walter, born on April 21 at Deaconess Women’s and Children’s... — Updated 5/24/2012


Registration open for Summer Reading Program at the Library

Readers of all ages can explore the night this summer as the Ritzville Public Library presents “Dream Big – Read!” during their summer reading program. Weekly programs start Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m. and include story... — Updated 5/24/2012


Washtucna FFA earns awards at convention

During the Washington State FFA Convention, the Washtucna FFA chapter competed in multiple competitions and earned top honors. The chapter took 16 students to the state convention... — Updated 5/24/2012


Ritzville FFA successful at state convention

The Ritzville FFA chapter traveled to the Washington State FFA Convention on May 10-12 to compete and receive multiple awards. The chapter took 34 members to Pullman for the conference on the Washington State University campus.... — Updated 5/24/2012


Many RHS alumni are lending their support to Project 56

This weekend is always one of my favorites of the year. It is the time that I get to see fellow alumni from good old Ritzville High School! I have the added benefit of not just seeing everyone I went to school with but all the... — Updated 5/24/2012


Memorial Day is more than a three-day party weekend

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two-dozen cities and towns laying claim to... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


Band turns in fantastic Lilac Parade performance

Once again, I would like to congratulate the Ritzville High School band on their performance at the Lilac Parade last Saturday night in Spokane. I am so proud to say I am a former Ritzville resident, and although I now live in... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


Project 56 is seeking donations for yard sale

It’s spring cleaning time and Project 56 wants your unwanted items for a community yard sale. The yard sale is set to take place on Saturday, June 16, in the Gilson Gym parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donate your unwanted... — Updated 5/24/2012


Broncos upset Warden, fall in quarterfinals to DeSales

The game of baseball was ever so sweet and then a bit bitter for the LRS Broncos Saturday during the regional playoffs. They started the Saturday session with an upset victory over... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


Junior golf camp sign ups underway

Junior Golf Camp begins on Monday, June 18, at the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course. Sign ups are now being accepted and the fee is $40 per golfer. The fee covers the lessons, a tournament, barbeque, awards and t-shirts for each... — Updated 5/24/2012


LRS tennis sending athletes to state

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague tennis team had three athletes qualify for the state tournament and one athlete is eligible as an alternate. The group of four athletes travels to the 2B State Tennis Championships at the Yakima Tennis... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


LRS track, seven athletes qualify for state

At the 2B District 7 Meet at Whitworth in Spokane on Saturday, May 19, the LRS track and field team showed just how much talent they possess. The team now has seven athletes... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


Wargo moves on in tennis for Tigercats

Justin Wargo is moving on to represent the LaCrosse-Washtucna Tigercat tennis team at the state finals this weekend at the Yakima Tennis Club. Wargo has been a leader on the Tigercat team all season as he competes as the No. 1... — Updated 5/24/2012


Golf League results noted

Round two golf scores for the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course’s League have been posted. Team 11 posted a total of 93 the win the day. Team members are Gary Galbreath, Clete Galbreath, Jim Heider, Jeff Holland and Rich Allert.... — Updated 5/24/2012


Stamper, Harder, Fleming on to state

During the District 9 2B Championships on Friday, May 18 at Clarkston High School, the SJELW team earned top places in many events. The LaCrosse-Washtucna team is sending three athletes on to the state tournament on Friday, May 25... — Updated 5/24/2012



VINTAGE SIGN OF THE TIMES. John Rankin, president of the Ritzville Downtown Development Association checks the fit of a piece of new neon that will be installed on the... — Updated 5/24/2012


Assault reported in Washtucna School

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an assault that had occurred around May 7, at the Washtucna School. The complaint was filed on May 16 by a grandparent of the 14-year-old victim. The complainant advised... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


Turn out for town hall demonstrates community's desire for good health care

Community members and representatives from local businesses all congregated and filled the C. J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall on May 17, to participate in a Town Hall forum put on by East Adams Rural Hospital. Scott O’Br... — Updated 5/24/2012


Float captures first award at Lilac parade

The 2012 “Girls ‘n Pearls” float made their first parade this past Saturday in Spokane for the Lilac Parade. It was a long day filled with lots of laughter, fun, waiting... — Updated 5/24/2012


There's several ways to support Project 56

The Project 56 committee scheduled two new fundraisers, one that is taking place this weekend. Cow Creek Mercantile has agreed to donate 10 percent of profits made on May 26 to Project 56. The group asked local businesses to make... — Updated 5/24/2012


Adult water aerobics start in June

Adult water aerobics are set to begin at the Ritzville Water Park on Tuesday, June 12. The class is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m., weather permitting. It is requested that participants bring waterproof dumbbells to use during the... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


Community shred day, hosted by students

The Ritzville High School Honor Society is hosting a community wide shred day on Saturday, June 2. The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. The shredders are going to be set up at 203 West Broadway, across from the Adams... — Updated 5/24/2012 Full story


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