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Articles from the August 15, 2019 edition

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Pamela Sue Brown (Hille)

Pamela Sue Brown (Hille) passed away on August 3rd, 2019 in her house. She was 64. There was a celebration of life for her immediate family and friends on Saturday August 17 at her... — Updated 8/21/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

Mini-Golfers take over Ritzville Golf Course

Smiles were big as a group of about 15 young golfers gathered around three professional instructors at the fifth hole green at the Ritzville Golf Course this week. Youth golfers... — Updated 8/14/2019


Area students named to EWU Dean's List

Eastern Washington University recently announced its Dean's List for the 2019 spring quarter. Students are placed on the Dean's List if they are an undergraduate student who earns... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Lost weekend

I think we all had a good idea that the Seattle Mariner season was going to be a long one, but hey, we were looking forward to Edgar getting introduced as a Hall of Fame inductee.... — Updated 8/14/2019


Alma Leisle Ferderer

Alma Leisle Ferderer died on August 6, 2019 at East Adams Rural Hospital with her daughter, Karen, by her side. She was born September 18, 1923 in Ritzville, WA to Michael Leisle... — Updated 8/14/2019


Sniders celebrate 50th anniversary

Please join us in wishing Jeff and Cathy Snider many more years: -Sunday, Aug. 18 -1-5 p.m. -Knuth Building at the Wheat Land Communities' Fairgrounds... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Company serving fried chicken opens Ritzville location

Chicken lovers rejoice! Ritzville diners will now find a Chester's Chicken stand located in the Ritz Food Mart near I-90. The franchise is owned and operated by Ritz Food Mart owner... — Updated 8/14/2019


Betty Lou (Steen) Elkington

Betty Lou (Steen) Elkington died in her sleep on August 6, 2019. Betty was born July 3, 1926 in Freewater, OR to Loren and Lucritia Steen. After graduating from Walla Walla High Sch... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Washington state to residents: Check your trees

The Washington Invasive Species Council has a message for the residents of Washington: Please check your trees. August is National Tree Check Month, and the WISC wants Washingtonians to take the time to check their trees and... — Updated 8/14/2019


New contest for WLCF photography entries announced

People entering their photos in the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair are reminded that photographs must be 8” x 10” and mounted securely on a 11” x 14” mat or mount board; no poster board, frames or glass allowed. Digital... — Updated 8/14/2019


Column: Liberty, equality, diversity and unity

The United States was founded on the values of liberty, equality, diversity, and unity. As Americans, we should work to promote these values every day. As I travel around Central Washington, I see these values reflected in our... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Business Column: Locomotives operated by battery are coming

More battery operated cars and trucks are making their way on to streets and highways, so why not trains? That may not be too far off if BNSF tests are successful. BNSF and Wabtec (... — Updated 8/14/2019


City to ration its owned properties as malfunctioning Well No. 9 pump waits to be reinstalled

Due to a malfunctioning pump motor, the City of Ritzville’s Well No. 9 has been out of service recently, according to a news release from Mayor Gary Cook. The city is currently working with contractors to have the motor... — Updated 8/14/2019


Brief: Skydivers to make appearance at DIG's Tournament

Skydivers from Skydive West Plains will be making an appearance during the 54th annual Danekas Invitational Golf (DIG) Tournament this weekend. The skydivers are expected to make their landing at the Ritzville Golf Course at 3:45... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City moves forward with Standpipe Recoating Project

The Ritzville City Council voted to move ahead with the Standpipe Recoating Project at the Aug. 6 council meeting. The city received a memo from Ben Varela, of Varela & Associates, on Aug. 5, who recommended that the city should... — Updated 8/14/2019


Land Transfers: Aug. 15, 2019

July 22 — Kyle Niehenke, Ritzville, to Jeanne Whitney; Lot 10, Block 60, Greene & Proutys 2nd; $200,000. July 29 — Kulm Land LLC, Lind, to Richard and Meghan Kulm; Lot 2, Kulm Land LLC short plat final plat; $200,000. July 29... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Levies on ballot in Adams County approved, look ahead to general election

The Aug. 6 primary election came and went quietly in Adams County, as four maintenance levies easily passed and the attention now turns toward the Nov. 5 general election.... — Updated 8/14/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: New RGS principal Cindy Deska

After four years of serving as the principal of Lind-Ritzville Middle School and Lind Elementary School, Cindy Deska will be moving to the Ritzville Grade School. She says she is ex... — Updated 8/14/2019


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