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Ritzville Chamber seeks volunteers

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help at the ice cream booth during the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. The chamber is looking for donations as well. To volunteer or donate,... — Updated 8/30/2018


Journal office closed Monday

The Ritzville Journal office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Journal staff will return to the office at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The deadline for content for the Sept. 6 edition remains at... — Updated 8/30/2018


Entertainment, activities scheduled for Labor Day weekend

Families, community members and exhibitors alike are all preparing for the annual Wheat Land Communities’ Fair, beginning Thursday, Aug. 30. The event provides attendees with four fun-filled days of family friendly activities,... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Andersons selected to serve as grand marshals for Ritzville Community Parade on Saturday

Attendees of the Ritzville Community Parade will see two familiar faces at the helm of the event, as Dale and Yvonne Anderson have been selected as the 2018 Grand Marshals. As activ... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story

 By Al Stover    News

Local pastor’s art on display at Ritzville Public Library

The East Adams Library District (EALD) is hosting an exhibit featuring paintings by Lyn Hershey at the Ritzville Public Library. Hershey currently serves as a pastor at the Menno... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Al Stover    News

County commissioners approve RAP application

The Adams County Commissioners awarded the McManamon Bridge project bid to Halme Construction Inc., at the Aug. 27 meeting. Halme Construction Inc. came in as the low bidder at $1,742,171.02, which was $100,526.95 under the... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Ritzville School Board awards bid for modernization project, construction expected to begin mid-September - Teachers present to Boards as salary negotiations continue

The Ritzville School District moved one step closer to progressing on the Lind-Ritzville High School (LRHS) modernization project, after the Ritzville School Board of Directors unanimously awarded the construction contract to... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Al Stover    News

State auditor’s office reports no deficiencies during Adams County exit audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office completed an exit conference with Adams County regarding a financial statement and federal grant compliance audit for the 2017 fiscal year. The conference was held during the Aug. 27 Adams Co... — Updated 8/30/2018


One killed in rollover crash south of Ritzville

One person was killed after a one-car rollover collision on U.S. Route 395, south of Ritzville city limits on Aug. 23. A Washington State Patrol report stated at approximately 2:45 a.m., Loren McGhan, 18, was driving a 2000... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Hospital commissioners approve sale of EACC facility

With only three commissioners present, but with a quorum, the Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the sale of East Adams Care Center and three parcels of property. The sale does... — Updated 8/30/2018


Community blood drive Sept. 17

A community blood drive will be held at Sprague High School on Monday, Sept. 17, in coordination with the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Donation hours are from 9:15-11:45 a.m. INBC needs an average of 200 blood donors every day... — Updated 8/30/2018


Local students head back to school

STUDENTS IN THE Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School Districts went back to school on Monday, Aug. 27.... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story


Local students head back to school

STUDENTS IN THE Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School Districts went back to school on Monday, Aug. 27. Students in both districts were enthusiastic about returning to school,... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville City Council approves Wage Scale amendment, street closure

During the Aug. 21 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved an ordinance to modify the 2018 city budget. The ordinance amends the budget and the salary schedule to include wage... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Senate candidate Hutchinson visits Ritzville

Washington State Senate Republican candidate Susan Hutchinson stopped at the Lasting Legacy Wildlife Museum in Ritzville for an event on Aug. 23. Elected officials, and residents... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

The nice thing about fall

We made it through a few weeks of hot weather like we always seem to do. I know we complain about it, but that just helps us feel good about feeling bad. It happens every year... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story


Forest management reforms needed to stop our forests from going up in smoke

The sight and smell of choking haze and dangerous levels of smoke from burning forests have become all too common during our Pacific Northwest summers. Major fires have struck Central Washington time and again, year after year,... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story


Trade wars hit state’s cherry growers hard

Last April, Washington wheat, apple and cherry growers hoped U.S. and China trade negotiators would resolve differences and prevent imposition of damaging tariffs on our state’s leading crops. Unfortunately, that did not happen... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story


Broncos host annual Jamboree, prep to face Davenport

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos returned to the gridiron on Friday night to start preparing for the upcoming season. The Broncos hosted the annual Jamboree, with six area teams... — Updated 8/30/2018



HARVEST FESTIVAL. The second annual Adams County Festival took place in downtown Lind on Aug. 25. Throughout the day, residents and visitors had the opportunity to meet and shop... — Updated 8/30/2018



STREET DANCE. Faith Draper dances with Taila Marshall during the street dance at the second annual Adams County Harvest Festival Aug. 25 in downtown Lind. -Journal photo by Al... — Updated 8/30/2018 Full story


Robert “Bob” Owen Pence

May 24, 1944 – August 20, 2018 Robert “Bob” O. Pence passed away at 4:30 pm with his brothers and sisters at his side, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, WA after suffering a... — Updated 8/30/2018


Commercial League bowling meeting Aug. 30

The Thursday night Commercial League bowling group is hosting a meeting on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. The league is set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Any individual who is interested in participating in the league can sign up at... — Updated 8/30/2018


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