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Articles from the July 25, 2019 edition

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 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: Benge's Bob Moore

Six years ago, teacher Bob Moore thought he worked in a "small" elementary school. The Ritzville native worked at Mona Elementary School in Mona, Utah. Mona Elementary School... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Washington sworn-in

William “Bill” Hyslop was sworn-in as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington on July 18. Hyslop, 68, has practiced law in the Spokane area for nearly four decades and previously served as U.S.... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Overpass near Ritzville struck by truck­ for third time in 12 months

Earlier this month, the Danekas Overpass on I-90 near Ritzville was struck by a truck. This isn't the first time this has happened. Or even the second time. The accident on July 2... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Amy Hille    Opinion

Library Corner: EALD provides for a healthy dose of knowledge

A current ad campaign stemming from the partnership of the American Library Association and the National Institutes of Health states, “Because librarians know information is the best medicine for healthcare questions,” and... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: A real hit

On Sunday, Edgar Martinez was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Gar wasn’t the first person with Mariner ties to be inducted as that honor went to... — Updated 7/25/2019


Legislative Commentary: July 25, 2019

Dear Friends, I have to believe each of us can come up with at least one example of “I remember where I was when…” with the “when” being an important moment in history. I have several, and the 50th anniversary of one is... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

LRS summer weight training program up and running

Over 25 student-athletes were packed in the Gilson Gymnasium weight room Monday morning taking part in the third week of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos athletic summer weight tr... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

EALD awarded grant to produce presentation on women's suffrage in Adams County

With the 2020 centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment drawing closer, the East Adams Library District announced on July 19 that they have been awarded a grant to create a presentation on women winning the right to vote in... — Updated 7/25/2019


51 campers across state attend Camp Na-Bor-Lee

Ten local youth attended 2019's Harry Potter themed 4-H Camp Na-Bor-Lee from July 10-13. This year included a record 22 counselors and 51 campers with attendees coming from as far... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Column: America's renewed interest in the Moon

With all of the attention on the 50th anniversary of the Lunar landing, many are looking ahead to the next half-century of space exploration. Of particular interest is returning to the Moon, which may come as early as 2024. For... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Scheduling hearing rescheduled in rape case

A scheduling hearing for Michael A. Kuest scheduled for July 22 has been pushed back to July 29 after Douglas Phelps, Kuest’s attorney, failed to show up for the hearing. Superior Court Judge Steve Dixon first skipped Kuest’s... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Opioids data shines light on pain pills usage in Adams County

Over 3.5 million prescription pain pills were supplied in Adams County from 2006 to 2012, according to a recently released nationwide database from The Washington Post. The Post... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City hires new Public Works Director, awards bid for Koch Well

The City of Ritzville has hired a new Public Works Director to replace the outgoing Larry Swift, but the new director is a familiar face for city officials. Dave Breazeale, an employee in the Public Works Department, was hired as... — Updated 7/25/2019


Brief: Journal accepting harvest photos

With the harvest season underway, The Ritzville Journal will be accepting photos of this year’s harvest from farmers and harvest workers. Any harvest crew that is interested in submitting their harvest photos for publication can... — Updated 7/25/2019


Brief: Lind Community Church to host VBS

The Lind Community Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School all next week. The VBS begins on Monday, July 29 and lasts through Friday, Aug. 2. Each day lasts from 9-11:30 a.m. No pre-registration is required to participate,... — Updated 7/25/2019


Ballots mailed out for Aug. 6 primary election

Registered voters in Ritzville, Lind and Washtucna should have received their ballots in the mail for the upcoming primary election on Aug. 6. Voters who require a replacement ballot or need additional voting assistance are asked t... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

New report shows crime in Ritzville down

The crime rate in Ritzville dropped by 5.9% in 2018 in comparison to 2017, according to the Crime in Washington Annual Report released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and... — Updated 7/25/2019


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