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Paint night at Big Bend Bowl

Big Bend Bowl Family Fun Center is hosting “Paint Like a Master” on Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The class will be located in Bear Bottom Fridays Bar and Grill in the bowling alley. The cost for the class is $40, which includes... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Food Pantry closed first week of August

The Ritzville Food Pantry will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 1. For more information, call 659-4449.... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Witt to participate in Washington DYW high school scholarship program

Eleven Washington high school seniors will participate in the Saturday, Aug. 4, Distinguished Young Women Washington scholarship program at Pullman High School’s theater. Those participating in the 2018-19 program include... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

July continues to serve as Adult Abuse Prevention Month

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) continues to see a sharp increase in adult abuse reports across the state. Adult Abuse Prevention Month in July is intended to raise awareness and remind everyone to remain... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By Al Stover    News

Adams County to submit projects for RAP funding

During the July 23 meeting, the Adams County Commissioners provided a consensus for project recommendations from Public Works staff members for the 2019-2021 Rural Arterial Program (RAP) funding application. According to the RAP... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Residents urged to take steps to stay healthy in hot weather

In response to forecasted heat, state health officials are issuing a health advisory and urging people to take precautions. Groups at increased health risk from extreme heat include older adults, people with chronic medical... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

WSDOT seeks feedback for US 395 improvements

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking feedback for the proposed U.S. Highway 395 Safety Corridor Improvements project. Residents can visit the website https://395openhouse.com/ to learn more... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville Council approves 2019-2024 TIP, comprehensive plan

At the July 17 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved a resolution to adopt the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for 2019-2024. During the public hearing, Council Member Scott Yaeger noted six of the seven... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville City Council to submit 2018 TIB funding application

The City of Ritzville is preparing to submit seven projects to the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) for grant funding. The Ritzville City Council voted to authorize Mayor Gary Cook to sign the TIB Preliminary... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By Al Stover    News

Adams County Fair changes to Othello Fair

The Adams County Fair scheduled for Sept. 12-15 will be officially going under a new name, the Othello Fair with the theme of “Cowboy Boots and Family Roots.” The Othello Fair Association, formerly the Adams County Fair... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News

Informational meeting provides insight on paid family, medical leave program

Representatives from the Employment Security Department (ESD) presented locally regarding the upcoming paid family and medical leave program, which benefits will be available starting in January 2020 with premiums beginning collect... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Journal staff available to take harvest photos

With the harvest season underway, the Ritzville Journal is asking harvest workers to contact the office regarding the opportunity to take photos of this year’s harvest. Any harvest crew interested in participating is asked to... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

HARVEST UNDERWAY

HARVEST UNDERWAY. Grain moves up the conveyer belt to be added to one of many outdoor grain piles at the Danekas Road grain terminal, east of Ritzville. The 2018 wheat harvest... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Al Stover    News

Cyclist races through Ritzville on a cross-country ride to raise awareness for rare skin disorder

Robb Freed spent the day and evening at the Best Western Bronco Inn in Ritzville on July 19. The next day, he left on his bike, Rowan, and began the ride to Spokane. The City of Rit... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News

EARH offering free healthcare classes to area residents

Improving mental and physical wellness is a primary focus of East Adams Rural Healthcare. As part of the focus on complete body health, EARH is offering complimentary classes for... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

BEN ELLIS

BEN ELLIS helps unload wheat from a truck at the main Ritzville Warehouse Co. terminal on July 24 in Ritzville. The 2018 wheat harvest season has begun all over Adams County as... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By Dale Anderson    News

It was, and will be, entertaining

I talked a little about the Major League All-Star game last week and the Mariners that were chosen to play in the game. The Mariners came very close to having back-to-back MVPs. If you remember last year’s game you would have rem... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 

House approves bill with big wins for rural Washington

The federal government plays an important role in Central Washington and across the West when it comes to a host of issues that impact rural communities. The federal government must manage vast tracks of federal lands including... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Legislative Commentary

A year ago today the longest legislative session in state history finally ended. It was no fun being away from the farm during the run-up to harvest, but at least the heavy lifting we did in 2017 had much to do with the 2018... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Mining contaminated waters to increase copper supplies

The massive Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, is one of the world’s largest superfund sites and has been described as a giant sink filling with metal-laden, acidic water from over 10,000 miles of underground mine workings. It has... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

There is no place like home

My grandmother, Davida Hille, was one of my favorite people in the world. She passed away a few years ago. It has been very difficult for me. One thing that helps though is to see all of you. All of you remind me of her and the... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

Oklahoma

A live performance you don’t want to miss is at the high school auditorium in Davenport through Sunday’s matinee on July 29. Many of the actors are professionals with strong singing voices and lively dancing. I envy their... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

ALL-LEAGUE SOFTBALL

ALL-LEAGUE SOFTBALL. Lacey Miller (left) and Tessa O’Brien were named to the Northeast 2B League All-Opponents team during the NE 2B District Tournament in May. Miller and... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 

GARRETT FREDERICK

GARRETT FREDERICK received First Team NE 2B South All-League honors at the District Tournament earlier this year. Frederick is moving into his junior year for the Broncos. -Photo... — Updated 7/26/2018

 

POOL NODDLE CRABS

POOL NODDLE CRABS. During the East Adams Library District’s July 19 Kids Craft event, local youth like (from left) Natalie Katsel, Lilly Fannin and Erien Najera, had the chance... — Updated 7/26/2018 Full story

 

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