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 By Al Stover    News    September 7, 2017

The Ritz Theatre to celebrate its 80th anniversary

The Ritzville Downtown Development Association will celebrate the Ritz Theatre’s 80th anniversary with a fundraiser on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. The admission for the event is $10 for all ages and includes...

 

Desert Praise Quartet coming to Ritzville

The Ritzville Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting the Desert Praise Quartet on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The church is located at 108 W. Second Avenue in Ritzville....

 

My Farm, Your Table event slated for Sept. 8 in downtown Ritzville

The Washington State University Lincoln-Adams Extension Agronomy and the Ritzville Public Library are hosting the My Farm, Your Table event, Sept. 8, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Main Street between Washington and Adams streets. During the event,... Full story

 

50-year class planning reunion

The Ritzville High School Class of 1968 will have a meeting to continue making plans for their 50th year class reunion to be held next year during Alumni weekend. The meeting will be held at the home of Randy and Shirley Roth on Monday, Sept. 11, at...

 

Healthy living promoted at Fair on Saturday

The 12th Annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair returns on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is hosted by Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2. Due to the current poor air quality levels, the Health Fair will be hosted at the... Full story

 

Bowling leagues starting soon

The fall bowling leagues are set to begin in the upcoming weeks. Bowlers who are interested in joining the league are asked to contact Bob’s Big Bend Bowl by calling 659-0540. Bowling league nights are Monday and Thursday, and Wednesday for... Full story

 

Fall museum hours announced

The Ritzville Museums are now open by appointment for the fall months. To schedule visits to the museums, call Gaynel Gering for visits to the Railroad Museum at 659-1279, or Nancy Burke for tours of the Burroughs’ Home at 659-4...

 

New school year brings changes for staff, students

Students in the Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School District returned to school on Aug. 28, and the School Board of Directors for both districts met that evening to discuss districtwide updates and goals for the school year. As new students enter the d...

 

PRACTICING PARADE WAVE

PRACTICING PARADE WAVE. Zach Borth tentatively waves to the crowd while his sisters tow him down Main Avenue during the annual Junior Parade. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson...

 

ALWAYS YOUNG AT HEART

ALWAYS YOUNG at heart, Kevin Swartz rings the bell on his El Katif, Dirty Dozen fire truck while cruising through the annual parade in downtown Ritzville. -Journal photo by Katelin... Full story

 

ROYALTY

ROYALTY. As one of her final acts as Wheat Land Communities’ Fair royalty, Rachel Nygren rode in the Ritzville Community Parade on Sept. 2. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson... Full story

 

DISTINGUISHED DADS

DISTINGUISHED DADS. As part of the time honored tradition in Ritzville, the fathers of the Distinguished Young Women hopped aboard the Ritzville “Dutch Delite” float to head down Main Avenue for...

 

VETS ON THE FARM

VETS ON THE FARM. Deni Atkinson was one of the passengers on the Vets on the Farm float in the Ritzville Community Parade on Sept. 2. The Vets on the Farm program is starting to be implemented in...

 

JUDAH PETERSON

JUDAH PETERSON was one of many children who rode in the Stick Horse Barrel Races, Sept. 2. Despite taking a tumble on the course, Peterson finished the race....

 

BEST OF SHOW

BEST OF SHOW. J.C., owned by Beth North, received “Best of Show” during the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Dog Show, Sept. 2. She took top honors in different categories like Shortest Legs,...

 

WASHTUCNA 4-H

WASHTUCNA 4-H Exhibitor Lucas Sitton remains calm during Sheep Fitting and Showing, and keeps control of his market lamb....

 

PATRICK REPP

PATRICK REPP made a new friend Lucy the alligator. Repp was one of the many children who attended the Reptile Man show during the Fair.... Full story

 

PRIZE PIG

PRIZE PIG. Emily Rosen remains focused on the judge during the Swing Fitting and Showing classes. As a senior, this was Rosen’s final year at the fair....

 

MARSHMALLOW

MARSHMALLOW served as Dove Dormaier’s trusty steed during the lead line Gymkhana class on Sept. 3 at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair. During the event, Stephanie Dormaier helped her daughter in... Full story

 

4-H GOAT SHOW

4-H GOAT SHOW. The 4-H exhibitors in the Goat Fitting and Showing class on Friday, Sept. 1, were (from left) Ben Dennis, Emma Dennis, Bailey Dennis and Camron Olson....

 

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT. As a favorite Wheat Land Communities’ Fair tradition, Raegan Snider participated in the annual Horseshoe Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 3, at the fairgrounds.... Full story

 

YOUNGEST EXHIBITOR

YOUNGEST EXHIBITOR. Friday afternoon’s Open Fitting and Showing class in the beef department attracted many young showmen, including Austyn McKay, who was the youngest exhibitor participating in...

 

Pancake breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host a Pancake Breakfast on Friday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will feature pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage and coffee with a suggested donation of $5 per person. The breakfast serves as...

 

BARBECUE IN THE PARK

BARBECUE IN THE PARK. Father and son, Scott and Hayes Hennings, were two of many volunteers who served food at the Ritzville Gun Club’s annual barbecue in the City Park on Saturday, Sept. 2. The...

 

FIRST PASSENGERS

FIRST PASSENGERS. Austin Kragt and former librarian Marge Dyke were the first official passengers of the new elevator at the East Adams Library District building on Sept. 2. Dyke said even before the... Full story

 

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