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Articles from the September 19, 2013 edition

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Mystery tour returns to Ritzville

The City of Ritzville is soon to be the location of a mystery tour provided by Inland Empire Tours on Wednesday, Sept. 25. All of the occupants of the charter bus have no idea where or what they are about to encounter when they... — Updated 9/19/2013


Action for Jackson’ benefit this Saturday

The Ritzville Eagles Club is hosting an “Action for Jackson” benefit dinner on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The two-hour dinner is to benefit Jackson, the grandson of Kris and Vonnie Messerschmidt, who is... — Updated 9/19/2013


Medication management seminar in Ritzville

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is hosting a medication management seminar titled, “Meds I Take” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 12:30 p.m. On the menu for the luncheon is chef salad, half of chicken salad sandwich and dessert. The... — Updated 9/19/2013


Lind Elementary sets open house

Lind Elementary School is hosting an open house for students and parents on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 7-8 p.m. The event begins in the cafeteria with a welcome and staff introductions from principal Guy Strot, immediately followed... — Updated 9/19/2013


Tickets on sale for annual Lind banquet

Tickets are now on sale for Lind’s annual Chamber Dinner and Auction to be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Lind Grange Hall building. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Connie Field at... — Updated 9/19/2013


City makes bricks, wood available for purchase

Brick and wood from the now demolished old high school and from the trees removed from Ritzville City Park following Sunday’s storm are available for purchase. Tuesday, the Ritzville City Council approved a resolution that establ... — Updated 9/19/2013


City approves dispatch contract

Ritzville City Council members unanimously approved an updated local inter-agency agreement with Adams County for police dispatch and jail services. This is a renewal of a longstanding agreement between the city and the county.... — Updated 9/19/2013


Community yard sale planned

This year’s 12th annual Lind Community Yard Sale is being held Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The cost to participate is $10 per family. Anyone interested in participating should contact... — Updated 9/19/2013

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Storm packs a punch, knocks out power, downs countless trees

A severe storm shook Ritzville Sunday evening and left a pile of destruction behind it. The storm hit the Ritzville area around 8 p.m. on Sept. 15 and brought sustained wind gusts... — Updated 9/19/2013



Power was knocked out in Ritzville Sunday evening as high winds snapped power lines and in some cases, power poles. This transformer was found on the ground in an alley. -Journal... — Updated 9/19/2013


Crews, volunteers respond to clean up Ritzville

Mayor Linda Kadlec started Tuesday’s Ritzville City Council meeting by delivering praise for the community response following Sunday night’s freak storm. Public works crews,... — Updated 9/19/2013



This section of fence couldn’t stand up to the wind at Jimmie Snider. The storm also filled the gymnasium with dust.... — Updated 9/19/2013



Mike Lynch cuts up a large tree on the golf course near Eleventh Avenue. It’s a familiar scene. Lynch cut up another tree a few feet away when it fell a couple years... — Updated 9/19/2013



The high winds snapped this tree on the golf course along Bauman Road.... — Updated 9/19/2013



Adam Colbert, operating an excavator, was among a long list of volunteers helping to clear debris in the city park.... — Updated 9/19/2013



This large tree fell on the roof of Life Care Center of Ritzville. No injuries were reported.... — Updated 9/19/2013


Seven teachers join Lind staff

The Lind School District welcomed seven new staff members to the two schools this year. With the 2013-14 school year already underway, three of the new staffers teach in the... — Updated 9/19/2013


T-cats fall to Soap Lake in nonleague game, 48-14

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats went on the road last Friday night to take on the Soap Lake Eagles, and returned home with the second nonleague loss of the season. The Tigercats, who put the first points on the board,... — Updated 9/19/2013


Lady T-cats fourth at Rosalia Tourney

The Lady Tigercats went on the road last week to battle against Tri-Cities Prep (TCP) in a nonleague match, and participated in the Rosalia Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Tigercats secured a fourth place finish at the Rosalia... — Updated 9/19/2013


Broncos rack up 40-21 win over Warden

Four touchdowns by Connor O’Neill and 486 yards of total offense led the LRS Broncos to a 40-21 defeat of the Warden Cougars. The Broncos’ defense was equally successful,... — Updated 9/19/2013


People need to be re-educated on new hospital, bond

Are the “Friends of East Adams Rural Hospital” really friends of the present hospital? They appear to be friends of passing a huge, long-term bond to pay for a NEW hospital. They are now trying to re-educate us and convince us... — Updated 9/19/2013


Removal of dams increases electricity rates

The railroads have announced that they can haul grain in 110 car unit trains for less money per ton, then barges on the Snake River can transport it. Almost immediately the fish people want to tear out the Snake River Dams. They... — Updated 9/19/2013


Uniting for a good cause

On Sunday night Mother Nature came to Ritzville. In the morning light we saw the aftermath of her fury and were left with are jaws dropped. The night of the storm, Larry Swift stopped by the Fire Station and told me that the City... — Updated 9/19/2013


Good job on clean up efforts

Kudos to Mayor Linda Kadlec, city employees, as well as the volunteers who have been covering the city to assist citizens in the clean up after the recent storm. Barry Boyer, Ritzville... — Updated 9/19/2013


Mayor’s message to citizens after the Sunday night storm

Relating to Sunday night’s storm… we have just experienced Mother Nature at her best – or at her worst! She has visited us with a vengeance, depending on where you live in Ritzville. However, I wanted to let the residents... — Updated 9/19/2013


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