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Community Yard Sale Saturday

The 11th Annual Ritzville Community Yard sale rolls into the city this Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A list of addresses is available in a cutout ad in this week’s issue of the newspaper on Page 9, as well as on a free map available at... Full story

 

ACDC annual banquet June 18

Tickets are available for the Adams County Development Council’s Annual Banquet, being held in the showroom of Evergreen Implement in Othello. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a wine tasting featuring Foxy Roxy Wines. Dinner will be served at... Full story

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    June 16, 2016

Fundraiser for the Ritz Theatre during annual Community Yard Sale

The Ritz Theatre has served as a historic landmark and provided a beloved community pastime for countless years. When the theatre risked closure, the Ritzville Downtown Development Association (RDDA) made the decision to step up to operate the...

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    June 16, 2016

Ritzville City Council begins hearings for neglected properties

The Ritzville City Council turned their attention to a long list of Show Cause hearings during their regular meeting on June 7. The Show Cause hearings address a list of properties throughout the City of Ritzville that have been contacted regarding t...

 

RGS student inducted into the 2016 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

Taylor Galbreath of Ritzville Grade School is a new inductee to the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame. Galbreath was recognized for showcasing her courage and leadership in her school’s Safety Patrol program and was one of the top 10 outstandin...

 

BIG HIT

BIG HIT. Jim Oswald slams into driver Cody Kulm during the annual Combine Derby on Saturday. Oswald would eventually move on to win the championship title with fellow opponent, Chad Overmyer....

 

FIRST YEAR

FIRST YEAR. During the second heat of the Lind Combine Demolition Derby on June 11, first time drivers Josh Houck in “I Want To Go Fast” and Kyle Young in the fan favorite combine “Jaws... Full story

 

LET’S GO RACING!

LET’S GO RACING! As one of the two grain truck drivers, Jamie Morse tries to outrun Jesse Adams in a pickup. Because of the lack of grain trucks, Morse opted to race against pickups, which resulted...

 

DERBY ROYALTY

DERBY ROYALTY. During the annual Lind Combine Demolition Derby weekend, Princess Chelsie Watterson (left), Queen Cinthia Guizar (center) and Princess Brianna Kin Kade (right) represented as Derby... Full story

 

CURT FRANZ

CURT FRANZ returned to the arena to compete on Saturday with his combine, Minimum Effort. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

CELEBRATION

CELEBRATION. First time driver Caleb Hannas shows his excitement after winning the second heat. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

CRASHING

CRASHING. Grain Digger driver Eric Labes catches some speed before running into the back end of Tyran Doyle’s combine during the first heat of the Lind Combine Demolition Derby on June 11. -Journal... Full story

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    June 16, 2016

Ritzville Water Park reopens for summer under new management

Summer is in full swing with the reopening of the Ritzville Water Park on June 10. The local establishment is prepared to welcome patrons back to the pool and is making plans for another successful... Full story

 

KIDDIE PARADE

KIDDIE PARADE. Prior to the start of the Lind Grand Parade, area youth took to the streets for the annual Kiddie Parade. Harper and Taytum Labes enjoyed throwing candy to the crowd while they cruised... Full story

 

RITZVILLE RODEO QUEEN

RITZVILLE RODEO Queen Peyton Curtis rode in the Lind Grand Parade on Saturday. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson... Full story

 

PIRATE SHIP

PIRATE SHIP. Ed Favilla guided his Pirate Ship combine through the parade and received the best decorated combine award. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

LIND-RITZVILLE BAND

THE LIND-RITZVILLE Band members such as Abby Gering (center) marched in the Lind Grand Parade on Saturday morning before the start of the Derby. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

GRAND MARSHALS

GRAND MARSHALS Jerry Busherd and Myra Horton wave to Horton’s son Brad O’Neill along the Lind Grand Parade route on June 11. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

Swannack qualifies to compete at world’s largest rodeo

Tommi Sue Swannack, a junior at Sprague High School, has earned a position on the Washington National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyoming. On July 1...

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    June 16, 2016

Two veteran drivers split Combine Derby title

Fourteen combines battled in the Lind Lions Club Arena on June 11 in hopes of becoming the victor of the Lind Combine Demolition Derby. When the dust settled, two drivers remained and split the title... Full story

 

PROMOTION

PROMOTION. The Lind-Ritzville Middle School eighth grade students were honored at the annual Promotion ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, at the middle school gymnasium. A total of 50 students were recogn...

 
 By Dale Anderson    News    June 16, 2016

Remember others as well

I’m old enough to have seen a few Muhammad Ali fights. Back in the day, if you wanted to see a championship fight, you needed to travel to Spokane and see it on a closed circuit screen at the old Spokane Coliseum. Then about two or three weeks...

 

Ritzville Library provides learning opportunities during summer

“Books give soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to imagination, and life to everything,” said Ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Many of those who have experienced the power of reading, like Plato, can attest to its importance... Full story

 

America’s answer to terrorism must be strength

To face a threat, we must begin by calling it exactly what it is. Our nation has once again been attacked by radical Islamists. Early Sunday, Americans woke up to the horror that 49 innocent individuals had been killed and dozens wounded in an insidi...

 

Oregon’s tax measure potential boom for Washington

Washington’s next economic development plan may be written by Oregon voters next November. The plan’s centerpiece is a new gross receipts tax, which would transform Oregon from one of the nation’s lowest business tax burden states to one of...

 

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