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 By Brandon Cline    News    June 6, 2019

LRHS grads earn over $250,000 in scholarships

Thirty-five young adults celebrated one of the biggest milestones of their life last weekend at the Gilson Gymnasium, as they graduated and received their diploma from Lind-Ritzville High School in...

 

Lind Combine Derby set for this weekend

The Town of Lind is once again anticipating thousands of visitors to flood into their town this weekend for the 32nd Annual Lind Derby Extravaganza Weekend. The annual event kicks off entertainment...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 6, 2019

Washtucna grad nets over $150,000 in scholarships

Savannah Evelyn Perez, valedictorian of the 2019 graduating class from Washtucna High School, commented that the graduation ceremony was the smallest any audience members will ever attend. And so it...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 6, 2019

School boards adopt new policies, new course offerings coming

The Lind and Ritzville school boards met for their monthly meeting on May 28, as the boards adopted three new policies, approved several significant personnel changes, and district principals highlighted new course offerings for the 2019-2020 school...

 

Brief: Ritzville Public Library looking for artists

The Ritzville Public Library is looking for artists that would be interested in displaying their works at the library. Kylie Fulmer, Director of the East Adams Library District, said that the library has both wall space and the tops of the...

 

Brief: Ritzville pool to open next week

The Ritzville Water Park will open on Monday, June 10. Hours will be from 12-8 p.m. daily. Swim lesson schedules and sign ups are available at the pool office during open hours. Discounted family passes are available for purchase on Thursday, June 6...

 

Brief: Steak Night returns to Pastime

The Pastime Bar & Grill has brought back a favorite from over the years. Steak Night has returned, and will be held every Thursday night at the bar....

 

Column: Caring for the land and serving people

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) motto is, “Caring for the land and serving people.” That is exactly what the students of USFS Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers do. With 25 locations across the country, these Civilian Conservation Centers...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Business Column: Fix to Boeing's Max 737 critical to Washington

Last January, Boeing was poised for another record year. The company’s order book burst at the seams. Things seem to be going Boeing’s way. In 2019, Boeing planned to step up deliveries of KC46 aerial refueling jets to the U.S. Air Force and the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Chamber taking signups for Ritzville Community Yard Sale

The Annual Ritzville Community Yard Sale, hosted by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce, is quickly approaching! This year’s dates are June 15-16. If you are interested in participating and being listed on the map, please call 509-659-1930 or...

 

Michael Ray-Patrick Sitko

Michael (Mike) Ray-Patrick Sitko, age 74, passed away at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA on May 9, 2019. He was born November 17, 1944 to Alfred and Marion Sitko in Colfax, WA. Mike...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 6, 2019

Gormans open Memories Deli and Hidden Treasures in downtown Ritzville

Ritzville has gained what every small town needs: a deli where sandwiches make your mouth water. Scott and Lori Gorman have opened Memories Deli and Hidden Treasures. The hidden treasures-type places...

 

Adams and Lincoln County well-represented at statewide FFA level following elections

The Washington FFA Association elected new state officers during the final session of the state convention in Pullman on May 11, and Adams and Lincoln County are well-represented by the new officers,...

 

Gavilon Grain assets acquired by Columbia Grain, office will remain in Lind

In a news release on June 3, Columbia Grain International, LLC announced that it had acquired all grain handling assets of Lind’s Gavilon Grain Group, LLC. The assets acquired by Columbia Grain includes 15 grain handling facilities in Ritzville, Mo...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 6, 2019

Community members question Lind council over tiny housing issue

The Lind Town Council held a regular meeting on May 28, as the council discussed the recent ordinance to ban tiny houses, as well as preparations for the Lind Combine Derby weekend. Community member Barbara DeVore was in attendance to ask for an...

 

Legislative Commentary: June 6, 2019

Dear Friends, It’s been a little more than a month since the Legislature adjourned. I was back at the Capitol about 10 days ago for a meeting of the Select Committee on Pension Policy, but for the most part I’ve been able to stick pretty close...

 

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