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Articles from the July 16, 2015 edition

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 By Katelin Davidson    News

Authors of book series modeled after Ritzville, restaurant visit Friday for breakfast, workshop

Authors Jennifer Conner and Jackie Marilla are traveling to Ritzville on Friday, July 17, to discuss their book series, believed to be modeled after Ritzville, and provide a New... — Updated 7/16/2015


Vacation Bible School offered in Washtucna

“Adventures on Promise Island” is the theme for Vacation Bible School at Washtucna Community Church on July 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by lunch for everyone prepared by cook, Codi Titus. Each day at Seaside... — Updated 7/16/2015


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 31, 2015. The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from educational institutions, civic,... — Updated 7/16/2015


Primary election votes narrow Legislative, Lind council races

Primary Election ballots are sent to registered voters on Friday, July 17, for the August 4 Primary Election. On the ballot, voters in Adams County will be voting on the State Representative position for the Fourth District for... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story


Maintenance, operation levies on Primary Election ballot

Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna Park and Recreation Districts have submitted annual maintenance and operation (M&O) levies for the Primary Election. Ballots are being sent to voters on July 17 for the Primary Election with all... — Updated 7/16/2015


Vote411 information available July 17

Vote, an internet-based Voter’s Guide produced by the League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) in collaboration with local Leagues around the state, will be available online beginning July 17. Voters will be able to... — Updated 7/16/2015


Harvest photo opportunities

With the wheat harvest season already underway, the Ritzville Journal is asking farmers and harvest workers to contact the office regarding the opportunity to take photos of this year’s harvest. Any harvest crew interested in... — Updated 7/16/2015

 By Courtney Geschke    News

Community center, historical museum project continues in Washtucna

Fourth of July weekend brought smiles and excitement with the annual parade through downtown Washtucna and activities followed in the park. Located at 287 SW Main Street is the future Washtucna Community Center and Historical Museu... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story



FIRST PLACE. Harlee Hennings (right) hoists the first place trophy in front of Ritzville Rodeo Queen Haley Oestreich and Aaliyah Yaegar. The three girls are part of the Ritzville... — Updated 7/16/2015


Lantrip retires after 30 years working for Adams County

Lifelong resident of Ritzville, Sheryl Lantrip, has moved into retirement after a dedicated 30 years with the Adams County Treasurer’s Office. In 1985, Lantrip read an ad for an... — Updated 7/16/2015



GRAIN TERMINAL. With the 2015 wheat season starting two weeks early, and even three weeks early in parts of Adams County, farmers are seeing an initial decrease in yields... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story



JULY YARD. The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce President Dave Ahrens (left) presented Ann and John Anderson with the July Yard of Month award earlier this month. The Andersons... — Updated 7/16/2015


David A. Roe, 1947-2015

Dave lived a fulfilled life. He died Friday, July 10th, surrounded by his family in Spokane. He was born in Imperial, NE and was raised on a dairy farm. That hard working ethic... — Updated 7/16/2015



SOFTBALL. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague softball award winners were (from left)Kim Gimmaka, Most Inspirational and Offensive awards; Sara Aldrich, Captains and Defensive awards; Jana... — Updated 7/16/2015


Barbara Lou Borth Van Buren

Barbara Lou Borth Van Buren, died July 6 in Lewiston Idaho. She was born December 22, 1939, in Lind to parents Rudolph and Barbara Borth. Services were held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Lewiston on Saturday, July... — Updated 7/16/2015


Measures are taken to improve wildfire management

In the middle of fire season, Smokey the Bear’s cautious message resonates through all of us: only YOU can prevent wildfires. However, fire prevention was an issue long before Smokey ever reminded us it was. Now more than ever,... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

Congratulations and Good Luck

It’s been over a week ago that the USA women won the soccer World Cup. They dominated their challengers by not allowing the other teams to score. It wasn’t until the final when... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story

 By Sandra Weigand    Opinion

Wild Horse Therapy

Recently, Mark and I spent four days at the Wild Horse Resort near Pendleton, Oregon. WH is a golf course, RV park, casino, hotel, and all-around good place to spend a few days away. A daughter and son-in-law joined us there. We... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story


Former mayor endorses Bell for council

The 2015 Primary Election is here Lind, Wash. Has 3 people running for council position No. 4. Candidate No. 1 Richard Baldwin Is not gainfully employed- does not abide by Town of Lind ordinances- has zero experience for the positi... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story


Alpha Omega tours offer exciting trips

In May I took a tour bus with Alpha Omega, went south toward Worley on Hwy 395 rest stop before Moscow. We stopped in Moscow, and saw the Appaloosa Heritage Center, continuing south on 95 to Lewiston, explored Lewis and Clark... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story


Feeling the effects of the ACA program

The Supreme Court has ruled on the Red Party’s attempt to trim Obama’s ACA program. Most of it will remain the same. How will this affect us and what will the future bring? On average, premiums for 2015 are between two percent... — Updated 7/16/2015


Voting in support of Bell in Lind

Town of Lind Residents, As a concerned citizen of Lind I am writing to ask you to re-elect Pula Bell to the town council. I have been attending council meetings for the last year and have noticed that Paula asks questions and is... — Updated 7/16/2015


Carlton Complex Fire anniversary a reminder to take proactive action on wildfire prevention, response

The threat posed by wildfire has been on the forefront of Washingtonians’ concerns this year for good reason, and Congress is moving forward with legislation to help prevent catastrophic wildfires. This week is the one-year... — Updated 7/16/2015 Full story


When forests become the “big polluters”

We associate air pollution with big cities, but millions of people are feeling the impacts of pollution from wildfires burning from California to Alaska and as far east as Colorado. It is one of the worst years on record for forest... — Updated 7/16/2015


LRS TRACK team continues successful season in Davenport

LRS TRACK. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague track and field team honored athletes for their achievements at a banquet after the track season had concluded. The award winners at the... — Updated 7/16/2015


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