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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News

Adams County farms received $2.46 million in aid from USDA

Over 600 farms in Adams County received a combined $2.46 million in federal payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an effort to help farmers recoup losses in 2018 from... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Ritzville Vietnam vet celebrated at ceremony in Moses Lake

Ritzville's Deni Atkinson (right) was one of more than a dozen Vietnam veterans who were honored and celebrated on July 29 in Moses Lake. Rep. Dan Newhouse (left), who hosted the... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Letter to the Editor: Chamber looking for volunteers to help man WLCF ice cream booth

Letter to the Editor, The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce ice cream booth is a tradition at our Wheat Land Communities’ Fair and Rodeo. We are looking for volunteers to man the ice cream booth. A vendor pass is available for... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Letter to the Editor: Take advantage of Ritzville Water Park before it closes for the summer

Come swim with us! Only one more week to enjoy swimming at our local pool before closing on August 27th. Adult swim from 5:00 to 6:00 is not only refreshing and relaxing, it recharges you for the rest of the day. The Water Park is... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Submitted photos: 2019 harvest season begins to wind down

With the 2019 harvest season winding down, The Journal will be sharing photos submitted by farmers and harvest workers of this year's harvest in Adams County. To submit a photo,... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Heidi Harting    Opinion

Library Corner: Library offers newest bestsellers, blockbusters

Working at a small library, you tend to wear a lot of different hats. No day is exactly the same. Some days include getting new items ready to go out on the shelves, signing people up for library cards, hosting a library program... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: A sporting life

When I read the morning paper I spend an inordinate amount of time reading the sports page. That has been something I’ve done since I was very young. Sports were an important part of who I was. Of course, when I say sports I... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Memorial Announcement: Betty Elkington

A memorial will be held for Betty Elkington at 11 a.m. at the Lind Community Church on Sept. 7. The address for the Lind Community Church is 114 E. Fifth St.... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Lois Schafer Cree

Lois Schafer Cree, 95 years young, passed away quietly on August 6, 2019 at Rose Garden Estate in the hometown of Ritzville, WA. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on August... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

County sets minimum bid on property near Lind

The Adams County Board of Commissioners has set a minimum bid of $10,000 for a county tax title property near Lind. The property, which has a Lind address but is outside of the town limits, is located at 125 E. Presnell Road. A... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Ralston Grange looking for volunteers for fair food and bingo concessions

The Ralston Grange concession at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair will be open Wednesday, August 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m., serving a potato bar that evening only. The meal is $5, except for those who have volunteered to be super... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Business Column: Drones planting trees in burned wildlands

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing a foothold in restoring fire-scorched forests. Firefighting drones grabbed the spotlight last April 15 as viewers around the world watched Notre Dame... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Column: Hardworking farmers deserve a strong trade agreement

A story out of Ritzville recently gained national attention: Larry Yockey is a fourth-generation wheat farmer, and for nearly fifty years, he hasn’t missed a harvest. Sadly, Larry was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer,... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Irene Rebecca Thompson

Irene Rebecca Thompson, 96, passed away peacefully Friday morning, August 9, 2019, in Ritzville, WA. Irene was born November 25, 1922 to Thomas and Eva McArthur in Duluth... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

EWU announces new tuition payment plans for 2019-20 school year

Lind-Ritzville High School students looking to attend an affordable university close to home will likely take a look at Eastern Washington University. It's a 45 minute drive from... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

County announces special filing period for offices with no candidates

If you’ve ever considered running for public office, now might be your chance. Some public office positions need filling. Adams County Auditor Heidi Hunt announced this week that several offices did not receive any candidates... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Brief: Theme announced for Children's Parade

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the theme of this year’s Ritzville Community Children’s Parade is “To Infinity and Beyond.” Participants are welcome to decorate their bikes or wagons... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Brief: Street-sweeping to take place next week

The Ritzville Public Works Department will be street-sweeping next week, and ask for the resident’s help to make sure vehicles aren’t impeding the sweepers. On Monday and Tuesday, sweeping will occur on North and South... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: New LRHS English teacher Zachary Swanger

Zachary Swanger knows a little something about the first day of school. He attended school here in the area. Directly after graduating high school, he attended college. This Septemb... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

Brief: LaCrosse Schools set open house for Aug. 26

The LaCrosse Schools will be hosting their annual community open house and welcome back dinner on Monday, Aug. 26. Burgers and salad will be served starting at 5:30, and the schools and classrooms will be open from 6:30 until 7:30... — Updated 8/22/2019

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Adams County Harvest Festival given the green light from Lind Town Council

The Adams County Harvest Festival in Lind scheduled for Saturday has been given final approval by the Lind Town Council. Event organizer Diane Kennedy presented the council with a... — Updated 8/22/2019

 

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