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Articles from the July 18, 2013 edition

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DYW sets send-off reception for Killian, Wahl

A reception is being hosted on Sunday, July 28, to celebrate the send-off of the Distinguished Young Women of Lind and Ritzville to the state program in Pullman. The reception is being hosted at the Zion Philadelphia United Church... — Updated 7/18/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Local pools depend on levies

After the maintenance and operation (M&O) levy failed in Washtucna last year, the levy is again finding its way back to voters’ ballots for the upcoming Aug. 6 primary election. Ritzville and Lind parks and recreation districts a... — Updated 7/18/2013


Caring Neighbors makes donation to fire department

Caring Neighbors recently donated $1,000 to Adams County Fire District No. 7 to help pay for the purchase of a defibrillator. The $1,000 donation was presented at the eighth annual... — Updated 7/18/2013


Relay nets over $6,000

The Ritzville Relay For Life kicked off at the Ritzville Rodeo Grounds on Friday night with an estimated 80 participants joining together in an evening of fundraising in an effort t... — Updated 7/18/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Schoesler addresses crowd at Chamber

Senator Mark Schoesler addressed a large crowd of community members during the general membership meeting of the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce on July 11 to discuss the outcome of the two special sessions. For Schoesler, the t... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story



Elena J. Hennings, daughter of Curtis and Erika Hennings and a 2009 graduate of Ritzville High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University on May 4 with a... — Updated 7/18/2013


Annual auto show draws crowd in Washtucna

The Eighth Annual Washtucna Auto Show served as a host to a large variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles at the Washtucna ball field on Saturday, June 29. The annual event... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story


Duane “Bunk” Koch

Duane “Bunk” Koch died at the age of 71 in his niece’s home in Rogers, Arkansas, on July 13. Bunk was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Ritzville to Berthold and Hilda (Heiydt) Koch, the... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story


John “Casey” Rios

John “Casey” Rios, died at the age of 22 at his home in Hatton, on Monday, July 1. He was born on Aug. 2, 1990, to Augustine and Dana (LaChapelle) Rios in Kennewick. He was a lo... — Updated 7/18/2013


Hospital should become profitable before running bond

There is a question I’d like to have answered. How come there is no surgical unit in the plans for the new hospital? It seems to me that minor surgery would be a good thing to help make a hospital profitable. Why is it necessary... — Updated 7/18/2013


Hospital employees support upcoming bond

The majority of the employees of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 wish to express their support of the upcoming General Obligation Bond. As healthcare providers, it is essential that we are able to continue providing... — Updated 7/18/2013


Support for commissioner Snyder, hospital

In response to Barry Boyer’s July 11 editorial, I would like to fill in the blanks for one of his examples: I trust hospital commissioner Jerry Snyder because, although he did campaign to preserve our current facility, since he... — Updated 7/18/2013


This is the right time to invest in new hospital

A new public hospital is a weighty investment requiring careful consideration rather than swift emotional reactions or knee jerk negative responses. This is an expensive long-term investment we all must give careful, rational... — Updated 7/18/2013

 By Dale Anderson    News

Think or Apologize...

I’m sure that we have all heard a comment made by someone that was meant to be funny but turned out to be something quite hurtful. It may have only been the usage of one word but... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story


Ritzville Police Department Report

June 5, 9:46 a.m. – Dispatch advised of a complainant requesting contact in regards to an identity theft. Chief Dave McCormick contacted the complainant by phone who advised a female subject, and former roommate, used the... — Updated 7/18/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Karin (Klettke) Neuman: Passion for science leads to cancer research career

For Karin (Klettke) Neuman, it was the challenge of science classes that created the determination and passion to keep delving deeper into the field of science. A 1999 graduate of Ritzville High School and the daughter of Margaret... — Updated 7/18/2013


Sieverkropp and Lantrip wed

Cheryl Sieverkroop, daughter of Elena Sieverkropp and the late Eldred Sieverkropp of Ritzville, became the bride of Anthony Lantrip, son of the late Thurman and Norene Lantrip, on... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story


Grace Abigail Lynch

Frank and Holly Lynch of Los Angeles, Calif., are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, daughter Grace Abigail, born on June 16. At birth, Grace weighed 9 pounds, 14... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story


Second Harvest truck in Ritzville this Friday

On Friday, July 19, the Emanuel Lutheran Church is hosting the Second Harvest food truck from 10 a.m. to noon in the church parking lot. This event is sponsored by the Adams County Thrivent Chapter and is open to anyone from... — Updated 7/18/2013 Full story


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