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Talent show features local performers

The talent show makes its return after a hiatus during the past few years. The activity serves as a kick off of the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair and begins at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday). The Ritzville Lions Club will start the... — Updated 8/30/2012


Commercial bowling league meeting set

The Commercial Bowling League is reminding participants of the upcoming meeting on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at Big Bend Bowl. The meeting is to discuss the upcoming season, which begins on Thursday, Sept. 6.... — Updated 8/30/2012


Fair, Rodeo open today, to provide activities for all

Families, community members and exhibitors alike are all preparing for the annual Wheat Land Communities’ Fair, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 30. The event provides visitors with four fun-filled days of family friendly activities,... — Updated 8/30/2012


Senior center breakfast fundraiser this weekend

The fundraiser breakfast and silent auction to help raise funds to replace the damaged air conditioning unit in the H.E. Gritman Senior Center is Saturday, Sept. 1. The event is being hosted by staff members from Rose Garden Estate... — Updated 8/30/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Metal sculpture artists honored as grand marshals

The distinct creativity and talent of local artists has been captured in the metal sculptures that span throughout the entire city of Ritzville, and this weekend, five of those artists are to be honored for their contribution to... — Updated 8/30/2012


Caravan Program begins next week

The Ritzville Nazarene Church’s Caravan Program begins on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with registration from 6-7:15 p.m. at the church. Parents are asked to come with their child for registration. Caravan is a Bible-based scouting... — Updated 8/30/2012


Lind-Ritzville FFA vendor booth offers variety

The Lind-Ritzville FFA chapter is selling barbeque pork and beef for $10 a pound in the vendor booth at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair. In addition to the pork and beef sales, the chapter at the Lind-Ritzville FFA Burger Booth... — Updated 8/30/2012


DSHS mobile unit to assist clients at Health Fair

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is one of the many vendors who will be present at the annual Health Fair event on Saturday, Sept. 8. DSHS is bringing the mobile Community Services Office (CSO) to the event. The... — Updated 8/30/2012


Park and Rec. District No. 4 meeting change

The Ritzville Park and Recreation District No. 4 has announced a meeting change for their monthly meetings. Beginning Sept. 1 meetings are held once a month, instead of twice, on the second Monday of the month. For the month of... — Updated 8/30/2012


Hospital district brings health fair downtown Sept. 8

The annual Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 is hosting the annual Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Health Fair is set up in Pioneer Plaza in downtown Ritzville. East Adams County Healthcare... — Updated 8/30/2012



Julie Hartz fills in a horseshoe with assistance from Blaze the Bronco and Easton Nelson on Aug. 23. The Bronc Boosters painted horseshoes on Bauman Road to lead visitors to... — Updated 8/30/2012


In praise of the positive in Ritzville and in favor of future investment

Our community needs to continue to move forward, and we can move forward by spending money to encourage growth in our community. I will happily support funding the bond levy for Project 56. We are being asked to spend $0.66 per... — Updated 8/30/2012


Show support for your community, attend the fair, rodeo

It’s easy to say you support your community. It’s easy to be an armchair quarterback and critique how an event or organization operates or forecast its success or failure. But if you don’t get involved, you truly can’t say... — Updated 8/30/2012


ASSE seeking host families

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school... — Updated 8/30/2012


Grid teams turn out for jamboree

Five football teams, including the LRS Broncos, will take part in this Friday’s jamboree in Ritzville, giving coaches and fans their first look at the gridiron teams in game... — Updated 8/30/2012


Lind women graduate basic training

Two local ladies graduated from Basic Military Training (BMT) on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas to receive the title of Airman Basic. Alexandria Whitaker... — Updated 8/30/2012


Regina Katherina Naasz Allan

Regina (Mikki) Katherina Naasz Allan passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, at Life Care Center of Ritzville. She was born on April 16, 1930, to Johannes (Johnnie) Rudolph and Anna (Schauer) Naasz. She was raised with five brothers and two... — Updated 8/30/2012


Esther Greenwalt

Esther Greenwalt passed away in Moses Lake on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the age of 93. She was born to Michael and Amelia (Bohnet) Winter on Jan. 6, 1919, in Irby, Wash. In 1941, she... — Updated 8/30/2012


James E. Murphy, Jr.

James E. Murphy, Jr., passed away at the age of 96 on Saturday, Aug. 18, in Hemet, Calif. He was born in Ritzville on Jan. 27, 1916, to James E. Murphy Sr. and Ruby Murphy. He was... — Updated 8/30/2012


CPoW grill steaks for first year medical students

On Thursday, Aug. 9, the Third Annual Grant County Farm Bureau in conjunction with other agricultural organizations from across Washington, such as Cattle Producers of Washington... — Updated 8/30/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Studying Wheat: Field trials provide vital research data for farmers

Over the past four years, AgVentures NW, LLC have been involved with wheat strip trials in Eastern Washington, and earlier this summer, Mike Miller hosted a field day at his family... — Updated 8/30/2012


ANNIVERSARY: Gardner’s to celebrate 50th

John Sr. and Susan Gardner are celebrating 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Sept. 1. They were married in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 1962. Together they have raised four children,... — Updated 8/30/2012

 By Dale Anderson    News

Giving It All...

The time for the football season is upon us and many of us are ecstatic. Others are most likely a little ho hum because they don’t appreciate the battles and the fight for yards a... — Updated 8/30/2012


Federal healthcare law: A string of broken promises

President Obama’s national health care law was passed with lofty promises but no details. Few lawmakers read the 2,000-plus page bill before voting on it, but supporters promised it would expand access to health care, cut health... — Updated 8/30/2012


Ticket prices for this year’s fair, rodeo

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair and Rodeo event provides four days of family friendly entertainment and activities. Ticket prices at the gate beginning Thursday, Aug. 30, are $60 for a four-day family pass. The pass only... — Updated 8/30/2012


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