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Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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Fire truck ride available for second grade students

The Ritzville Fire Department will be taking second grade students on the fire truck during the Ritzville Community Parade on Sept. 3. Parents can drop their children off at the fire station on First Avenue at 10:30 a.m. before... — Updated 8/25/2016


Registration open for Ritzville Parade

The Ritzville Community Parade is on Saturday, Sept. 3, beginning at 11 a.m. Entry forms can be picked up at the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce office, and participants are asked to submit the parade forms by Wednesday, Aug.... — Updated 8/25/2016


Registration open for Reviving Rural Downtowns workshop

For the second year, the Reviving Rural Downtowns workshop is returning to Ritzville. Registration for the Sept. 21-22 event is now open. The event is held in historic downtown Ritzville and includes additional workshops on... — Updated 8/25/2016

 By Haley Roybal    News

Kahlotus Fire destroys 28,000 acres, requires citizens to evacuate

A massive fire threatened homes and crops near Kahlotus and required fire crews from neighboring counties to assist in fighting the flames. The fire started on Sunday, Aug. 21, on Highway 260 near Connell and quickly spread east... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story


LRS Broncos return to the gridiron Friday

The annual Ritzville Jamboree kicks off the gridiron season for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team on Friday, Aug. 26. The jamboree begins at 6 p.m. at Jimmie Snider Field. The annual event allows coaches from across... — Updated 8/25/2016

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Lind-Ritzville administrators prep for school year

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards discussed the upcoming school year and administrators shared their goals for the year during the monthly meeting on Aug. 22. The meeting served as the second opportunity for new Superintendent... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story


Analyzing sports history through tailgating

Friday, Aug. 26, marks the beginning of football season for Lind/Ritzville-Sprague athletes, coaches, and supporters. The annual jamboree, starting 6 p.m. at Jimmie Snider Field, symbolizes not only the start of football season,... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

Good times, bad times

I think there are a lot of things that we remember and will no doubt ever forget. It might be a shocking situation with historical implications or it might be the timing of somethin... — Updated 8/25/2016

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Hunt to appear on ballot after receiving write-in votes

John Hunt will appear on the General Election ballot as the opponent in the Adams County Commissioner District No. 1 position after receiving 5.47 percent of votes from write-in nominations during the Primary Election. Previously... — Updated 8/25/2016


Preserve dams to produce clean energy

Throughout the August district work period, I have traveled throughout all eight counties of Washington’s Fourth District. I always get diverse questions from constituents on a range of topics, and I enjoy these conversations. I... — Updated 8/25/2016


IRS strikes Olympic gold

Guess who was among the first to welcome our Olympic athletes back home from Rio? None other than the IRS. For U.S. athletes, winning an Olympic medal comes with pride, glory and a hefty federal tax bill. According to TIME,... — Updated 8/25/2016

 By Haley Roybal    News

Ritzville Council approves support resolution for John Wayne Trail

The Ritzville City Council approved two street closures at their Tuesday meeting on Aug. 16. The meeting began with a proposal from CenturyLink to put fiber lines throughout the city, which requires an easement area on the... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story

 By Haley Roybal    News

Commissioners adopt countywide moratorium on marijuana business

The process of regulating the Initiative 502 codes regarding the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana retail and processing continues as the Adams County Commissioners made their first step in trying to have set boundary... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story


Volunteers needed to assist with field painting

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague football team is in need of community members willing to volunteer to paint the field prior to home games this season. Volunteers are needed the Thursday before a Friday home game at noon to help paint... — Updated 8/25/2016



DIG’S TOURNAMENT. The annual Dig’s Tournament drew 72 golfers to the Ritzville Municipal Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 21, to compete in the 51st annual event. The golfers... — Updated 8/25/2016



PHASE C. In the final phase of the construction project at East Adams Rural Hospital, contractors are looking at an expected completion date in October. After the completion of... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story


Dakota Callee Moore

Dakota Callee Moore was born at Deaconess Hospital on April 30 to Brady Moore and Amber O’Brien. At birth, Dakota weighed eight pounds and measured 21 inches. She joins... — Updated 8/25/2016

 By Katelin Davidson    News

McCreary Real Estate expands services to Ritzville residents

A new venture combined with an opportunity to serve the local community was all Troy Ryan needed to agree to serve as a real estate agent for McCreary Real Estate. Establishing a... — Updated 8/25/2016

 By Haley Roybal    News

Lind, Ritzville respond to rural structure blaze

Fire season continues to hit hard in Adams County as Lind and Ritzville Fire Departments responded to a structure fire on Thursday, Aug. 18. Lind Assistant Fire Chief Rubben Labes s... — Updated 8/25/2016


Irma Eve-Lynne Gfeller

Irma E. Gfeller died on Aug. 21 at her home in Lind at the age of 85. She was born on Feb. 8, 1931, in Torrington, Alberta, to Emmanuel and Magdalena Bossert and was a 1954... — Updated 8/25/2016


Richard Leo Clinesmith

Richard Leo Clinesmith, 85, died on Aug. 2 at Hospice House in Spokane. He was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Endicott, the son of James and Elsie (Honn) Clinesmith. He grew up in Benge,... — Updated 8/25/2016 Full story


Ralston Grange expands menu at WLCF

The Ralston Grange food and bingo concession at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair, in addition to the kraut ranza and German sausage, will also be offering Frito chili pies and cheesy Bratwurst this year. The food concession... — Updated 8/25/2016


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