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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News    August 29, 2019

Bill and Karen Curtis named parade's grand marshals

The Ritzville Community Parade will pay tribute to longstanding members of the community this weekend, as Bill and Karen Curtis were selected to be the 2019 Grand Marshals. The Curtises have lived in...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 29, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS health teacher Greg Whitmore

Greg Whitmore has several jobs at the Lind-Ritzville Schools co-op. Some of them are pretty high-profile, like head football coach and athletic director. However, if you ask him, Whitmore will make...

 

Ritzville Chamber's Harvest Fest kicks off with fair and rodeo

The Ritzville community is a town built around agriculture, celebrating a rich history of crops harvested from the fields surrounding the city. Throughout the next month, activities and events are...

 

Brief: Commercial League bowling meeting set for tonight

The Thursday night Commercial League bowling group is hosting a meeting tonight, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Big Bend Bowl. The league is set to start on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Any individual who is interested in participating in the league can sign up at Big...

 

Brief: Live music at Pastime Bar on Saturday night

The Old Dogs band will be performing at the Pastime Bar & Grill in Ritzville on Aug. 31. The band will be performing from 8-10 p.m. No cover charge is required....

 

Column: Central Washington is leading in clean energy production

There has been a loud nation-wide conversation about clean and carbon-free energy sources, and I am proud to represent Central Washington, where we are leading in renewable energy production. If you drive through our congressional district, you’re...

 

Labor Day epilogue: Unions and employers partnering for success

A few years ago on Labor Day, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee presented a compelling commentary on the need for employers and employees to set aside their differences and partner. That very same message should be heeded by our elected official...

 

Memorial Announcement

A memorial service in memory of Charlotte Pollo will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Ritzville Foursquare Church. Cookies and refreshments will be served following the service....

 

Death Notice

Thomas Roddy, 70, passed away in his home on Saturday, August 17th of natural causes....

 

LRS football season begins with Ritzville Jamboree

Practice is underway for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team, as the beginning of the season is just days away as they prepare to host the annual Ritzville Jamboree. For LRS football...

 

Athletic director to parents and athletes: don't abuse referees

Sportsmanship was the message of the day at the first Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athlete and parent meeting of the year. “Great sportsmanship takes a great team,” LRS athletic director Greg Whitmore said at the meeting. “Everything in my life is ba...

 

Inaugural LRS summer fitness program draws 36 athletes

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague athletic combine’s 2019 summer fitness program, run by PTA Performance of Spokane, has come to an end. In all, 21 high school athletes and 15 middle school athletes took part in the program. Of the 21 high schoolers, 12...

 

Worst Seat In The House: The great escape

Right around the end of school, Coach Whitmore has a football camp for the middle school kids. It is a great camp to teach these youngsters some of the fundamentals of the game and what to expect as future football players. This is a fun camp and I...

 

Henrietta (Hennie) Denton German

Henrietta (Hennie) Denton German died at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake on her 96th birthday in the early morning of Monday, August 19, 2019. Her three daughters, a granddaughter, and a son-in-law...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    August 29, 2019

Council approves street closure request for community parade

The Ritzville City Council touched on a number of different topics during its 48-minute meeting on Aug. 20, which included approving a street closure request for the Ritzville Community Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31. The request came from the Ritzville...

 

Submitted harvest photos continue to roll in

Maeve Morthuis took this photo of the Harding Farm harvest crew. To submit a photo of this year's harvest, email [email protected]

 

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