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RRA Drill Team fundraiser July 15

The Ritzville Rodeo Association (RRA) Youth Drill Team is hosting their first fundraiser as an established team on July 15. The RRA Youth Drill Team will be located at Umpqua Bank from 12-3 p.m. on Friday to wash cars and accept... — Updated 7/14/2016


Goodwill truck in Washtucna

The Goodwill truck will be picking up donations in of Washtucna July 15-17. The proceeds will be split between the Community Center, Historical Society, and the Spay Neuter Your Pet organization (SNYP). The truck will be parked... — Updated 7/14/2016


Afternoon in the Park July 17

On Sunday, July 17, the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ritzville Ministerial Association have partnered to offer an afternoon in the park. The afternoon will feature hot dogs, bottled water, plates and silverware... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story


Deadline extended to submit parade grand marshal nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for this year’s Ritzville Community Parade grand marshal has been extended to July 20. The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from educational institutions, civic,... — Updated 7/14/2016


Modular skate park demonstration in Lind July 27

The Town of Lind has been chosen by the American Ramp Company (ARC) to have an all-wheel pump track installed to demonstrate how to use the track properly. Anyone who owns a bike, skateboard, or scooter is welcome to join the... — Updated 7/14/2016


Two LRMS students set to attend Tech Trek

Two Lind-Ritzville Middle School students, Essance Holland and Grace Saint John, have been selected to attend Tech Trek, a weeklong science, technology, engineering and mathematics... — Updated 7/14/2016


Ritzville City Council approves Golf Course Manager Contract

The Ritzville City Council approved the Golf Course Manager Contract, at their meeting on Tuesday, July 5. This agreement described the duties and responsibilities of both the City of Ritzville and Daniel Duff regarding to the Ritz... — Updated 7/14/2016


City dedicates Sprenger Memorial

Ritzville City Park is the host of the newest memorial within the city, and an official dedication ceremony on July 8 recognized the Sprenger family for their donation and... — Updated 7/14/2016

 By Haley Roybal    News

Wild land fire claims estimated 2,000 acres

A massive fire put up quite the fight on Saturday, July 9, as Ritzville and surrounding communities united to battle the enormous flames. The fire believed to have started at a... — Updated 7/14/2016

 By Dale Anderson    News

Your Life Matters

Last week was certainly one filled with remarkable sadness, when eleven police officers in Dallas were shot protecting peaceful protestors. Five of those officers were killed by... — Updated 7/14/2016


Developing new approaches to control Zika outbreak

The Zika virus, infecting people in 39 countries and territories, currently has no approved treatments or vaccines. Problems associated with the disease are abundant. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story


Maintaining low cost electricity vital for Washington’s clean tech industries

Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive advantage for energy intensive industries and now it is vital to our... — Updated 7/14/2016


A better way for healthcare

Imagine a national health care system that works for the people who require care: patients who are able to schedule appointments and be seen by a doctor of their choice for high-quality, life-saving care that does not break the... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story


COMMUNITY OP-ED: American Legion Hall rental status

I am writing this letter as my year as the Ritzville Lions Club President has recently ended and we are transitioning to the summer months. During my year as President I learned several things that I thought community members would... — Updated 7/14/2016


Ritz Theatre fundraiser successful

Congratulations Ritzville you came through again. The four-day garage/rummage sale for The Ritz Theater, held at the Lions Club in June, was a huge success thanks to all of your donations and purchases. The main hall was full of... — Updated 7/14/2016


Poor choice in Fourth of July illustration

After perusing the post July 4 edition of the Journal, I am still scratching my head as to the point of the editorial cartoon. (A stunned George Washington looking out over a sky full of problem centered fireworks). Being as I... — Updated 7/14/2016


Surprises with presidential candidates

If one of the two presidential candidates are elected, we will have set a record for having chosen one of the most disliked candidates in the history of our sharply divided country. Both The Red and The Blue are pleading for their... — Updated 7/14/2016


EWU announces Dean’s List for 2016 Spring Quarter

Eastern Washington University has released the Dean’s list for the spring quarter, which ended June 10. These students were recognized for receiving a GPA of 3.5 or higher and earning 12 quality hours. The students from... — Updated 7/14/2016



BASEBALL AWARDS. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague baseball team celebrated their season at the Ritzville City Park. From left, Easton Nelson, Silver Slugger Award; Chandler Widman, Mr.... — Updated 7/14/2016



TRACK. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field award winners are (from left) Sierra Kiel, Most Improved; Holly Nygren, Team Captain and Most Inspirational; Alan Field, Team... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story



LADY BRONCOS. On June 30, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos gathered at the Ritzville City Park for their annual banquet. The award winners are: (back row, from left) Emily... — Updated 7/14/2016


Jeriah Timothy Snyder

Rebecca and Jason Snyder are excited to announce the birth of their son, Jeriah Timothy Snyder. Jeriah was born on May 18 at 3:02 a.m. at Trios in Kennewick. At birth, he weighed... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story


Lucy Kate Wellsandt

Andy and Amy (Gordon) Welllsandt are proud to welcome their daughter Lucy Kate Wellsandt. Born on May 12 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane Valley, Lucy weighed six pounds,... — Updated 7/14/2016

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Ellis begins as Lind-Ritzville Schools superintendent

As the former Royal High School principal, Matthew Ellis began his role as superintendent for the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School District at the beginning of the month. Ellis... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story


Lester Ernest Snyder

On July 5, Lester Ernest Snyder, 94, died at Sunshine Adult Family Home in Spokane Valley, surrounded by his family. Lester was born on Dec. 15, 1921, in Ralston, Washington, to Benton H. Snyder and Bessie M. Stratton Snyder and... — Updated 7/14/2016 Full story


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