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Three seek county commissioner position 1: Don Gentry

Age: 69 Resides in Othello Education: Graduated from Forks High School, Wash. 1971 graduate from Washington State University with a bachelors degree in forestry and range... — Updated 7/26/2012


Stamp collectors to gather

The Inland Empire Philatelic Society is hosting the annual Rendezvous in Ritzville on July 28 at 1 p.m. at Jakes Restaurant. The annual meeting is in association with the Tri-City Stamp Club from Kennewick. Speakers for the event... — Updated 7/26/2012


Three seek county commissioner position 1: John Marshall

Age: 61 Resides in Ritzville Education: Graduated high school in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Studied aircraft maintenance with the United States Army from 1969-71. Attended trade schools,... — Updated 7/26/2012 Full story


Three seek county commissioner position 1: Incumbent Rudy Plager

Age: 57 Resides in Paha Education: 1973 graduate of Lind High School. Current profession: Adams County Commissioner, elected in 2000. Spouse: Joni Children: Morgane and Jared. A... — Updated 7/26/2012 Full story


Vacation Bible School returns to Washtucna

Washtucna Community Church is holding a four-day vacation Bible school (VBS) beginning Monday, July 30, and running through Thursday, Aug. 2. The theme is “Son Rise National Park,” and is open to kids from preschool through... — Updated 7/26/2012 Full story


Perez, DYW seniors to compete for scholarships

Nineteen Washington high school seniors are traveling to Pullman at the end of the month to compete in the 2012-13 Distinguished Young Women scholarship program. The young women arrive in Pullman on July 31 to begin practicing... — Updated 7/26/2012


Water Park marks 10th anniversary

A 10-year birthday celebration for the Ritzville Water Park has been slated for Saturday, July 28, from 1-6 p.m., hosted by the local Parks and Recreation District committee. The... — Updated 7/26/2012


Meals offered at area senior centers, all are welcome

Lind Senior Center Lind Senior Center serves meals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If you have not signed up for a meal, please call 677-3620 between 9-9:45 a.m. to be included. Monday: Baked fish, fried potatoes and... — Updated 7/26/2012


Contest offered for local poets

The Celestial Arts Society is sponsoring a free poetry contest with a $1,000 grand prize being offered to the last poet standing. There are 50 prizes worth $5,000. Poems can be of 21 lines or fewer, on any subject and in any... — Updated 7/26/2012


Lind, Ritzville battle water challenges

On July 10, the Town of Lind sent a letter to the Lind School District and the Adams County Cemetery District No. 3, requesting that the entities reduce the amount of water to irrigate the properties. The school district and... — Updated 7/26/2012

 By Stephen McFadden    News

Class ring brings back memories

A brother’s love never diminishes, even years after a sibling has passed. The bond is strong and when a sibling dies in a tragic incident, the pain is just that much more... — Updated 7/26/2012


Candidate invested in Adams County

During the many decades of both public and private law enforcement on both sides of the Cascades, I have had the opportunity to work with many prosecutors and their deputies. Some were in that public office just to use it as a... — Updated 7/26/2012


Flyckt sensitive to local issues

I am writing in support of Randy Flyckt for Superior Court Judge. There are many improvements that can be made to improve the criminal justice system in Adams County. In order to make those improvements the county needs a superior... — Updated 7/26/2012


Flyckt has the right experience

We are supporting and voting for Randy Flyckt for Adams County Superior Court Judge. We encourage those that live in Adams County to join us. Randy Flyckt will bring with him to the bench a breadth of current experience from his... — Updated 7/26/2012


Based on merit, Flyckt wins

I urge you to vote for Randy Flyckt for Superior Court Judge. I had the privilege of serving as Mr. Flyckt’s Chief Deputy Prosecutor for over four and a half years, between 2006 and 2010. Not only is Randy Flyckt the finest... — Updated 7/26/2012 Full story


Election is about integrity

On Oct. 4, 2010, Brian Miller registered to vote in Adams County declaring under oath that his residential address is in Ritzville. On May 9, 2012, Brian Miller filed his Washington State Declaration of Candidacy for the position... — Updated 7/26/2012


Race your voice in support of agriculture

I read Eric Maier’s editorial from the April 19 edition of The Journal, and I agree with him. I think there are a few points that could be added to the list of items he stresses. All a person has to do is look at the history of E... — Updated 7/26/2012


LRS basketball successful in summer league play

The LRS Broncos boys’ basketball team wrapped up their summer basketball schedule in mid-July. It was a very successful summer for the boys’ team. Because of the great commitmen... — Updated 7/26/2012


Fair seeks department superintendents

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair is in need of volunteers to serve as superintendents in three departments. Superintendents are needed for field crops, photography, and fruits and vegetables. Volunteers are also needed to... — Updated 7/26/2012


Emergency haying and grazing for CRP

On July 23, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that because of the current severe drought, all counties, including Adams County, with a drought level of D0 or higher are approved for emergency haying and grazing... — Updated 7/26/2012


Washtucna schools award students

The Washtucna school district recognized all honor roll students from the seventh-11th grade during an awards banquet at the conclusion of the school year. The second semester honor roll students maintaining a 3.25-3.49 GPA... — Updated 7/26/2012 Full story


Squires to lead Grain Commission

Glen Squires has been selected to lead the Washington Grain Commission as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Squires, who has worked for the WGC and its precursor, the Washington Wheat Commission, for 19 years, was... — Updated 7/26/2012


Ritzville Police Report

June 8, 5:40 p.m. – Officer Hunter Klewin responded to an agency assistance call at Sun Mart on West Galbreath Way. A male subject had fainted and lost consciousness. Officer Klewin stood by as the ambulance crew arrived and... — Updated 7/26/2012


Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

May 23, 11:22 p.m. – Agency assistance was requested by WSP Trooper Randall Elkins with a DUI arrest on I-90 westbound near milepost 220. Deputy Aaron Madison responded. May 23, 5:50 p.m. – While on patrol, Deputy Dan Verhey... — Updated 7/26/2012


Fall wedding planned for Maier, Espindola

Eric and Pam Maier, of Ritzville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Adriana Maier, to Adrian Espindola, son of Art and Susie... — Updated 7/26/2012


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