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Articles from the August 1, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville farmers unite for one of their own

The Ritzville farming community rose to the occasion for one of their own last weekend, in a big way. On July 28, some 17 combines, as well as semis and bankout wagons, were put... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: New LRMS and Lind Elementary principal Darrell Lembcke

The first day of school can be stressful for anyone, especially for someone starting at a new school. Meeting new people and learning a lot of new names can add to the already... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Uncertainty still surrounds harvest fest planned for later this month in Lind

A major deadline has passed for the Adams County Harvest Festival and uncertainty remains. For now, the Lind Town Council has agreed to give Diane Kennedy more time to obtain some licenses and permits required for the event to... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

Brief: Gilson Gym to be closed Aug. 12-18 for repairs to address asbestos

The Lind-Ritzville High School’s Gilson Gym will close from August 12-18 for repairs, Athletic Director Gregg Whitmore informed The Journal on Sunday. Contractors will be performing abatement work to remove asbestos from the... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Brandon Cline    News

Hospital Board considers putting recruitment contract on ice

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners and new East Adams Rural Healthcare CEO Corey Fedie weighed the possibility of tossing out their contract... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

Land Transfers: Aug. 1, 2019

July 5 — Darrin and Raeann Fleming, Ritzville, to Kyle and Randi Niehenke; Described as follows: PTN N 1/2, NW 1/4, SW 1/4, & W 1/2, SE 1/4, NW 1/4, SW 1/4, SEC 33, TWP 19, RGE 36; $323,000. July 23 — Thomas Evavold,... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

WSU medical professor visits Ritzville Library's Access Health series

Genes, and what they can mean, was the topic at the latest edition of the Ritzville Public Library’s monthly Access Health series. Dr. Theodore Chauvin, a professor of genetics at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd Sc... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind considers purchase of truck

The Town of Lind is considering buying a pickup truck for town use. At the July 23 Lind Town Hall meeting, Mayor Paula Bell presented the council with a page containing information on 10 vehicles she has looked into. The town’s... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

Weekly Column: We remember the Carlton Complex fire

Five years ago, Washington state experienced the most catastrophic wildfire in its history. The Carlton Complex fire raged through Central Washington, burning more than a quarter of a million acres and leaving more than 500 homes a... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Column: Examining alternatives to flaring natural gas

In oil rich West Texas, shale producers and pipeline owner Williams Co. are fighting over whether new “burning off of natural gas” permits should be approved. It is a battle between companies that are usually aligned. Flaring... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Don Vanderholm    Opinion

Guest Column: Providing an update on the LRHS Modernization Project

The high school project is moving forward with no foreseeable delays in starting school. Landscaping and other work will likely continue after school picks up again, but interior work should be finished with no impact on the... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Millie Hopkins    Opinion

Library Corner: Summer youth programs abound at EALD

We offer so many different activities and programs at East Adams Library District for youth! This summer, we have daily activities for kids including GAMERZ, Lego Club, kid crafts, and free movie showings. On August 8, NASA... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

Letter to the Editor: Chamber gearing up for WLCF

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair. Every year at the fair, the Chamber of Commerce can be counted on to serve up some great ice cream! Proceeds from the Ice Cream Booth are... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

CF Industries makes $4,000 donation to Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1

Dennis Schilling, superintendent of CF Industries' Ritzville Terminal, presents Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 Fire Chief Scott Kemble with a check. CF Industries has... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

Legislative Commentary: Aug. 1, 2019

Dear Friends, Harvest time has come to my farm and others in the area. Every harvest is at least a little different from all the others before it; as much as I might like to see another record wheat-cutting day like we had a year... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: What a team

I think we can all look back on a favorite team that we were a part of with fond memories. There can be a lot of different reasons, such as great teammates, coaches or having a lot of success. I honestly think that winning is a... — Updated 8/1/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Gingrich heads to Distinguished Young Woman state competition

Katheran Gingrich, Lind-Ritzville's Distinguished Young Woman, is on her way to Pullman to compete in the state round of the national competition on Aug. 3. Gingrich, 17, is a... — Updated 8/1/2019

 

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