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Articles from the August 18, 2011 edition

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Red flag warning in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity until 8 p.m. for Fire Weather Zone 677 as well as Grant and Douglas Counties in Fire Weather Zone 673. Gusty winds and low relative... — Updated 8/18/2011


Walk-A-Thon, concert top VBS finale Friday

Area residents are invited to watch a Walk-A-Thon this Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. on the Lind Elementary School play field. Following the program, the Lind Ministerial Association invites the community to an ice cream social and... — Updated 8/18/2011


Flag football registration forms now available

Area students in grades K-6 who are interested in participating in the 2011 flag football season need to submit registrations by Aug. 31, 2011. Contact Cami Galbreath at 659-0333 or via e-mail at [email protected] for more... — Updated 8/18/2011


Lind school board resets meeting

The Lind School Board has moved its regular August meeting from Monday, Aug. 22, to Monday, Aug. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school library.... — Updated 8/18/2011


Auction tops Lind chamber meeting

The Lind Chamber of Commerce will meet this Monday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. to continue efforts in planning for the dinner auction in October. All chamber members, including those who haven’t been at a meeting in a while, are... — Updated 8/18/2011


Lind, Ritzville School Boards plan joint sessions

Directors for the Lind and Ritzville School Districts have a full slate of meetings and discussions coming in the next few weeks. The Lind and Ritzville School Boards will meet for a combined board retreat on Tuesday, Aug. 23,... — Updated 8/18/2011


Toxic blue-green algae found near Lind-Coulee boat launch at Potholes

The Grant County Health District (GCHD) has found toxic blue-green algae in the Potholes Reservoir, about a half mile west of the Lind-Coulee boat launch. Algae has also been seen at the Job Corps Dike. Late last week, warning... — Updated 8/18/2011


NFPA urges extreme caution when using gel fuel

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public to employ extreme caution when using gel fuel, a product typically used with fire pots, personal fireplaces, and some patio torches. Stop, drop and roll may not... — Updated 8/18/2011

 By Jennifer Larsen    News

Lind Health Center prepares to reopen clinic

Lind residents recently received a letter from the Lind Health Center, Inc. about its future plans for the building it owns in Lind and who will provide medical services at the site. According to the letter, “The Board of... — Updated 8/18/2011


Speeding enforcement nets 155 tickets in Adams and Grant Counties

Between July 15 and Aug. 7 extra law enforcement patrols were out in search of speeding drivers. During the patrols in Adams and Grant Counties, 155 speeding tickets were written in addition to 10 aggressive driving citations, one... — Updated 8/18/2011


Washtucna to receive state record preservation grant

Secretary of State Sam Reed announced on Aug. 3 that 33 local government agencies throughout Washington are receiving grants totaling $200,000 to help them meet their responsibilities for preserving and improving access to public... — Updated 8/18/2011 Full story


Labor Day parade preparations underway

The Ritzville Festivals Association is gearing up for the upcoming Ritzville Community Parade set for Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. Entry forms are available from Jan Marshall or Debi Balfe at Ritzville City Hall. The forms must... — Updated 8/18/2011

 By Jennifer Larsen    News

Fast attacks limit damage in trio of weekend blazes

Wheat, stubble and rangeland were the only casualties of three different fires last weekend in the Ritzville area. Firefighters spent between two and three hours Sunday afternoon on... — Updated 8/18/2011

 By Jennifer Larsen    News

Relay For Life of Ritzville raises $19,000

The Relay For Life of Ritzville committee will meet Monday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at Best Western Bronco Inn to wrap up this year’s event. Committee members and team captains need... — Updated 8/18/2011


Letters of support for candidates — our policy

Our country’s foundation is based on the Constitution of the United States. We all too often take the document for granted as we exercise our rights as citizens in this free country. During the campaign season, we tend to raise... — Updated 8/18/2011


Citizen has questions for city council

To the editor, More questions for candidates seeking a City of Ritzville office: 1. Will you support or oppose any future attempts to remove the Ritzville Public Library from the Carnegie building? (Answers must be yes or no, not s... — Updated 8/18/2011 Full story


Broncos football launches card fundraiser

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague football team is again selling discount cards as a fundraiser. Just like last year, the cost is $20. For every card sold, the LRS football team receives $17. Last year’s sales allowed 32 players... — Updated 8/18/2011


Annual ladies tournament attracts 40 golfers, visitors

The Ritzville golf ladies hosted another successful golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course. A total of 40 ladies from Elk, Colbert, Colfax, Endicott, Leavenworth, Spokane, Cle Elum, Ellensburg,... — Updated 8/18/2011 Full story


NAAE to fete Lind ag program, educator at national convention

The agriculture program at Lind Junior/Senior High School has been selected as the 2011 Washington State Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program. Andy Williams serves as the instructor for the program.... — Updated 8/18/2011


Local schools set registration dates, fees

Area school districts have provided the following list of important dates and prices for the upcoming school year. Athletic fees must be paid before athletes are allowed to practice. There are some differences in the fees for each... — Updated 8/18/2011


INCF awards scholarships to area students

Inland Northwest Community Foundation recently awarded 147 scholarships totaling $170,014 to area students for the 2011-2012 upcoming school year. The foundation currently has 26 scholarship funds. LaCrosse High School:... — Updated 8/18/2011


Services set for Ralph Danekas, former county commissioner, city councilman

Ralph H. Danekas, 90, died, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Spokane from injuries suffered in an accident while mowing his lawn at his home in Ritzville. The son of Henry J. and Anna (Ros... — Updated 8/18/2011 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

A Lot to Like...

We had the annual Anderson Family reunion this past weekend. It was held in a park outside of Tumwater. It was a great Saturday, mild and no rain. Several of our west side reunions... — Updated 8/18/2011


Ritzville agronomist garners national award

Aaron Esser, agronomist at WSU Extension in Adams County, was selected as the national winner in the Search for Excellence in Crop Production awarded by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA). He received... — Updated 8/18/2011


Research grants for improved toilets bring memories of foreign travel

So Bill Gates is going to put up the dough for research grants to scientists to come up with a better toilet than what we’ve got now. He believes better sanitation is needed in developing countries to help slow the spread of... — Updated 8/18/2011


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