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Fire truck rides 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. 2. Parents can drop their children off at the fire station on First Avenue at 10:30 a.m., before... — Updated 8/31/2017


Journal office closed Monday

The Ritzville Journal office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, 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. 7 edition of the... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story


Family-friendly activities slated for Labor Day weekend

Families, community members and exhibitors alike are all preparing for the annual Wheat Land Communities’ Fair, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 31. The event provides visitors with four fun-filled days of family friendly activities,... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Ann, Terry Olson selected as Grand Marshals

Each year, the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce selects individuals to serve as the Grand Marshals for the Ritzville Community Parade. These residents must embody the meaning of... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Pedal tractor track constructed in memory of Cole Melcher

Eight-year-old Cole Melcher loved being a country boy. He found joy out in the fields, following in the footsteps of his father, and playing in the great outdoors. And like any... — Updated 8/31/2017


Ice Age Flood presentation on Sept. 11 at the Ritzville Library

On Sept. 11 in the Ritzville Public Library, there will be a lecture on a regional Ice Age Floods feature, beginning at 7 p.m. This lecture will take a look into how the Ice Age Floods changed the course of the Columbia River in... — Updated 8/31/2017


Tickets available for Historical Society Dinner, Program

Tickets are now available for the annual Adams County Historical Society Dinner and Program, scheduled for Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. The cost for the dinner and program is $25 per ticket. Alex McGregor is serving as the keynote speaker... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story


Newhouse honored with Spirit of Enterprise Award

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) was honored at the Tri-City Regional Chamber’s August Membership Luncheon in Pasco on Wednesday, Aug. 23, when he was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Katelin Davidson    News

NWRHN presents to Hospital Board Commissioners

Jac Davies from Northwest Rural Health Network (NWRHN) completed a presentation during the regular meeting of the Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners on Aug. 24. East Adams Rural Healthcare is a member of... — Updated 8/31/2017


Women bowlers needed

The Wednesday night women’s bowling league is seeking additional bowlers to join the league. League begins on Wednesday, Sept. 6. There is a brief meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. at Bob’s Big Bend Bowl and bowling begins at 6:30... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Lind Council approves water system improvements list, contract with CDSI

The Lind Town Council unanimously approved to update the system improvements list for the town, as well as signed a contract with Consolidated Disposal Services, Inc. (CDSI) to continue garbage services for the town, during the... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Al Stover    News

Benge FD’s year consists of new vehicle, leadership changes and fires

The Adams County Fire Protection District No. 6 in Benge is having an eventful 2017, including the addition of a new vehicle to its fleet. At the end of February, the department... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story



YOUNG KIDS, like Wade Palmer, will have a blast racing and pedaling tractors around the newly installed track at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fairgrounds, during the Labor Day... — Updated 8/31/2017



FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Students in the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School District returned to school on Monday, Aug. 28. This group of students at Ritzville Grade School (center,... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story


Adams County Sheriff’s Office Reports

Aug. 13, 7:45 a.m. – A Lind complainant advised dispatch of a single-vehicle collision on West First Street. Deputy Juan Garcia responded to the area and took a report after he found no one was in need of medical assistance.... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Dale Anderson    News

All in

As a new school year begins and fall sports games get going, I’m sure most of us are wondering how the next group of teams will fare. The talent levels for each particular team... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story


Link Crew program builds relationships between students, develops leaders at Lind-Ritzville High School

Many a sage has acknowledged that there are three types of people in the world: those who watch things happen, those who make things happen, and those who wonder, “What just happened?” In efforts to develop the culture of LRHS... — Updated 8/31/2017


Safeguard veterans’ Second Amendment rights

The Second Amendment is an individual right guaranteed to Americans in our Constitution. Especially after the fight for independence against the British, the Founders understood the importance of an armed citizenry. In Federalist... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story


Taxing robots to slow down worker displacement

Last February, the European Parliament rejected a tax on robots, but took the first steps to regulate their development and deployment. The legislation also aims to establish liability for the actions of robots including... — Updated 8/31/2017

 By Al Stover    News

Link Leaders Program begins at Lind-Ritzville High School

A student’s first year in high school can be a tough transition, especially in the first several weeks. While new students are adjusting to their classes and homework, they are... — Updated 8/31/2017


Broncos return to the gridiron during Jamboree, prep for Asotin

The Lind¬-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos hosted the annual Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 25, to help them prepare for the start of the regular season. The Jamboree is used as a benchmark for... — Updated 8/31/2017


Ritzville Library Grand Reopening

The Ritzville Public Library is having a Grand Reopening party, Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. The community and visitors are invited to join the library in celebrating the building’s new elevator. During the event, the library... — Updated 8/31/2017 Full story


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