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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News    August 22, 2019

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 recent and ongoing...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

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 liquor license,...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

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 September will be the firs...

 

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 p.m. The annual...

 

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 and dress in their...

 

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 streets. On Wednesday and...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

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 during the initial...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

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 Ritzville and has...

 

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 Minnesota. She was the...

 

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, allowing him to only...

 

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 Cathedral in Paris go up...

 

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 superintendents or judge...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

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 public hearing was...

 

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 23, 2019 at the New...

 

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....

 

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 or helping someone...

 

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 don’t mean every...

 

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, please email...

 

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 ice cream booth...

 

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 one of the...

 

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 event, presented the...

 

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