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Articles from the June 27, 2013 edition

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Washtucna to welcome car lovers

Antique cars, trucks and motorcycles roll into Washtucna on Saturday, June 29, for the eighth annual Washtucna Classic Auto Show at the local ball field. This year the highlighted car on display is a 1924 Ford Model T. Aside from... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Block Party celebrates health, community

The second annual Grateful to be Alive Block Party on Friday provides an excellent opportunity for families and residents to join together in an afternoon of celebrating healthy living, the importance of community and a fundraiser... — Updated 6/27/2013


Coffee for a Cause Friday at Sunny Spot

Sunny Spot Floral and Gifts is hosting Coffee for a Cause on Friday, June 28, in support of the Grateful to be Alive Block Party. One dollar from every coffee purchase during regular business hours at Sunny Spot is being donated... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Trinity harvest service and barbecue

Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) is hosting the annual Harvest Worship Service on Sunday, June 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All families involved in farming are welcome to attend. This annual worship focuses upon giving... — Updated 6/27/2013


Journal sets early deadlines for holiday

The deadline for submissions for next week’s edition of The Ritzville Adams County Journal is Monday at noon, as the paper will be printed on Tuesday, July 2. Next week’s newspaper will be delivered to local subscribers on... — Updated 6/27/2013


Hoopfest photos, team info wanted

Numerous athletes and community members will head to Spokane Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament on the planet this weekend, June 29-30 in downtown Spokane. The Journal is requesting team information and... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Teams selling Rainer cherries

The Junior High and High School girls softball teams are selling Rainer cherries for $20 for a five-pound bag. To preorder a bag of cherries, which will be ready after July 4, contact Paul McAnally at 660-1700.... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story

 By Janis Rountree    News

Heidenreich’s new single debuts July 6

Ritzville native Chelsey Heidenreich is preparing to release a new single titled “All the Late Nights” on Saturday, July 6. The single is the title track for her upcoming album.... — Updated 6/27/2013


UI announces Dean’s List

The University of Idaho announced 2,062 students made the Dean’s List for spring semester 2013. To achieve this honor, undergraduate students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 GPA or higher on a minimum of 10 graded... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Birds of Play and Cool Threads 4-H Clubs

Birds of Play and Cool Threads 4-H Clubs, leaders and parents had an outing on May 25. The group started in Washtucna and went geo caching. The group found Danekas Final, Danekas 53, Danekas 43 and Danekas 36, but didn’t find... — Updated 6/27/2013


ACSO develops new webpage

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has a new web page available for citizens of the county to keep informed with policies and information regarding the department. The new website," target... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Community garden takes root in Lind

The Lind Community Garden and Education Center has started to take shape and with a recent donation by the Columbia Basin Foundation, garden directors are encouraging community... — Updated 6/27/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Benzel retires, ends 42-year career as Ritzville’s barber

For the past 42 years, Bruce Benzel has stood behind his customers as a friend and trusted barber at The Hair Center. Thursday, June 27, marks Bruce’s last day as a barber in the... — Updated 6/27/2013


City working with potential buyer for old high school

A report indicating that asbestos is not present in the old high school has cleared the way for the city to proceed with its efforts to identify a buyer for the hazardous building who has the means to demolish it. Monday, Mayor Lin... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story



Ian Youngren, pictured with parents Darrel and Bev Kulm, graduated from Washington State University on May 4 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Food Systems.... — Updated 6/27/2013



Head coach Greg Whitmore accepts a $1,000 donation to the football program from Brett Taylor (shaking hands) and his father, Greg Taylor. The father and son duo are the owners of... — Updated 6/27/2013


Sprague announces second semester honor roll

The Sprague High School faculty has announced honor roll students for the second semester. Students placed on the honor roll list maintained a 3.33-4.0 grade point average (GPA) during the final semester of courses. Caeli Ulrich... — Updated 6/27/2013


Swanger awarded EWU scholarship

Sprague High School 2013 graduate Zachary Swanger has been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship for $2,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. Swanger graduated as Salutatorian from Sprague High School on... — Updated 6/27/2013


Brehm selected to participate in aerospace residency

The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that Matthew Brehm from Lind-Ritzville High School will be participating in one of the four WAS Summer Residency sessions held in June and July at the Museum of Fligh... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Dolores Lucille Spesock

Dolores Lucille Spesock died on Monday, June 24, at the Life Care Center of Ritzville. She was born in 1918 to Roy and Ina (Smithson) Reitenour in Ridgeville, Indiana. Her family... — Updated 6/27/2013


Energy drinks dangerous for young people

Monster beverage and various other brands of beverages that are laced with caffeine, sugar and various items that cause them to be addictive are finally starting to be brought under criticism. These drinks are more dangerous to... — Updated 6/27/2013


Clarification of theater financing

This is to clarify John Rankin’s statement last week in reference to the Kramers inability to secure financing for updating the theater 35mm equipment to digital equipment. I did not try to secure financing for the conversion,... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Cost of a new hospital is a necessary woe

Mr. James Preston’s letter last week recognized that the community wants and needs a Critical Access Hospital, but took issue with the cost of the proposed new facility. Perhaps to him, as to me and no doubt you, $10 million... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Don Ringwood named as the grand marshal

When I think about my dad I think of Sprague. I think about fishing in Sprague Lake, hunting upland birds, hiking or riding the trails of the Columbia Plateau, wheat farms, ranchers, cows, horses and hay ground. This is my home,... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


Retiring Benge teachers thank community for all of the support

Mary Ault, and I would like to thank all our friends, family, all of our students, past and present, and their families for the wonderful support you have all given us during these combined 68 years of teaching at the Benge... — Updated 6/27/2013 Full story


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