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Lind-Ritzville FFA Banquet May 31

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Banquet is scheduled for May 31 at 5 p.m. The banquet returning to the Knuth Building on the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds again this year. The banquet features a dessert only meal, and junior high... — Updated 5/31/2018


Graduations begin this weekend

Students from Lind-Ritzville, Kahlotus, LaCrosse and Washtucna high schools are receiving their diplomas on Friday and Saturday. Kahlotus High School graduation is set for 7 p.m. on June 1 in Braddock Gymnasium. On Saturday, June... — Updated 5/31/2018


Lind Parade registration still open

The Annual Lind Grand Parade and Lind Kiddie Parade are scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 9, in downtown Lind. The Kiddie Parade starts the day’s festivities at 10:45 a.m., and is sponsored by the Lind Lions Club. This... — Updated 5/31/2018



In the article “Ritzville Council approves wayfinding sign proposal” printed in the May 17 edition of The Journal, it was inaccurately written the information background review would begin in June 2019 and the project would be... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Lind Town Council begins engineering consultant search for stormwater project

During the May 22 meeting, the Lind Town Council authorized staff to begin the advertising process for hiring an engineering consultant. The selected engineering firm would help the Town in drafting an application for a stormwater... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Hospital Board discusses recruitment, write-offs

The Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners discussed future recruitment for physicians, continuing write-offs and approved for East Adams Rural Healthcare to become a smoke-free campus during the May 24... — Updated 5/31/2018



PEOPLE’S CHOICE. The Ritzville Fire Department received the People’s Choice Truck award for the antique fire truck the department entered into the show. During the show on... — Updated 5/31/2018



UNIQUE DECOR. Among the long line of unique vehicles, some owners took the opportunity to use different decor pieces to draw attention to their vehicles. At the May 27 car show,... — Updated 5/31/2018



CLASSIC CARS. The Classics on Main Car Show stretched from Division Street to Adams Street in downtown Ritzville on Sunday, May 27, providing visitors with two solid blocks of... — Updated 5/31/2018



STAND OUTS. Among the sea of red and blue vehicles at the Classics on Main Car Show was a pop of yellow from a 1931 Plymouth PA Coupe. The car drew attention from all ages of... — Updated 5/31/2018



DRIVING IN STYLE. This 1936 Chevy pickup caught the attention of show attendees Sunday afternoon in downtown Ritzville with its stylish paintcolors. -Journal photo by Katelin... — Updated 5/31/2018



BROWSING. Among the crowd of visitors on Sunday, May 27, local resident Doug Hille took the opportunity to browse through the two blocks of classic vehicles. -Journal photo by... — Updated 5/31/2018


Classics on Main attracts large crowd to downtown Ritzville

The Classics on Main Car Show coordinators awarded nine awards on Sunday, May 27. The People’s Choice Car award went to Ron Williams from Moses Lake for his 1956 Chevy Bel-Air.... — Updated 5/31/2018



CHAMPION STEER. Tara Tellefson exhibited the grand champion steer at the Sixth Annual Jackpot Show on Saturday. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson... — Updated 5/31/2018


Local exhibitors shine at Wheatland Jackpot Show

The Sixth Annual Wheatland Jackpot Show attracted nearly 20 youth exhibitors to the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds on May 26 to show their prospect steers and heifers.... — Updated 5/31/2018



BEST IN SHOW. Surrounded by her artwork, Cheri Lisk holds the Boots N’ Brushes 2018 Best in Show award she received at the annual Art in the Park event on May... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Art in the Park stages second successful show in Ritzville

The Ritzville City Park once again played host to an assortment of artists for the annual Art in the Park from May 25-27. During the three-day event, sponsored by Boots N... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Adams-Neilson Solar Farm

Officials from Avista Utilities, Strata Solar and elected officials came to the Town of Lind for the groundbreaking ceremony on May 24 for the Adams-Neilson Solar Farm. The... — Updated 5/31/2018


Memorial Day Ceremony

The Ritzville VFW Post No. 11446 and American Legion Post No. 51 hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery on May 28 to honor those to have served their... — Updated 5/31/2018


Lind-Ritzville FFA competes at State, preps for Nationals

State FFA convention is a time for fun, and serious competition. This year the Lind-Ritzville chapter is taking a large group of contestants eager to compete. This year we have teams competing in Ag communications, Ag Sales, Ag... — Updated 5/31/2018


Thank you for your support

We are all born with a genetic endowment, the biochemical blueprints of our DNA, that dictates who we are. However, this is not the end of the conversation of who we are meant to be. Rather, our environments constantly impact gene... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Dale Anderson    News

Never gets old

It took me a while to really appreciate the alumni weekend. This was 113 for good old RHS and I think number six for the LRHS alumni. I recognize that some people could care less... — Updated 5/31/2018


Broncos tennis season concludes at Regionals

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague tennis season came to a close on May 19 at the Regional Tournament. The Broncos had five athletes qualify to compete at the tournament and battled for the chance to make it the State Championships. In... — Updated 5/31/2018

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos finish season at State Softball Tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos concluded their season at the 2B State Softball Tournament on May 25 in Yakima. After a day of practice, the Lady Broncos opened up the State Tournament on Friday morning with a 12-2 loss to No.... — Updated 5/31/2018


Bad labels are tough to shed

The battle in Seattle over the city council’s imposition of a head tax on large companies is generating disparaging labels which local elected leaders likely will come to regret. As a mayor, the last things you want are “anti-b... — Updated 5/31/2018


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