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Articles from the September 20, 2018 edition

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LRHS Homecoming assembly Sept. 21

The Lind-Ritzville High School ASB will host the Homecoming pep assembly on Friday, Sept. 21, at 1:45 p.m. in Gilson Gymnasium. The public is welcome and invited to attend.... — Updated 9/20/2018


EALD to host author reading

Writer Layne Hansen will visit the Ritzville Public Library for an author reading on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Hansen is the author of “Careful Measurements,” which was released in June. There will be a Q&A session with Hansen... — Updated 9/20/2018


Lind Senior Center serving brunch

The Lind Senior Center will be serving a brunch for the community on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes a Denver omelet, biscuits and gravy, hash brown casserole, juice and coffee. The cost of the... — Updated 9/20/2018


Homecoming week underway for the Broncos

Homecoming week is in full swing for students at Lind-Ritzville High School (LRHS) and the Broncos are gearing up for competition in both volleyball and football. On Sept. 14, the... — Updated 9/20/2018


Historical Society Meeting Sept. 30

The Adams County Historical Society will host their Annual Dinner and Program on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Ritzville Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Society. The cost... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story


My Farm, Your Table event returns to Ritzville

Area residents are invited to attend the second annual My Farm, Your Table event in downtown Ritzville on Sept. 29. The event begins at 1 p.m., and will conclude with a meal comprised entirely from local products. The event will... — Updated 9/20/2018


StageWest show directed by Ritzville residents

StageWest’s next theatrical production “Love Letters” by J.R. Gurney, will be directed by Ritzville resident Harry Schafer and assisted by Kathryn Schafer. It is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner... — Updated 9/20/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Lind Council approves loan repayment schedule

During the Sept. 11 meeting, the Lind Town Council approved a loan repayment schedule with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). The repayment schedule is for the loan for the Storm Water Project. The Council... — Updated 9/20/2018


Treasurer’s Office to reimburse Public Works for cleaning foreclosed properties

At the Sept. 17 meeting, the Adams County Commissioners provided a consensus to Adams County Treasurer Laura Danekas to utilize money from the current expense, and the Treasurer’s operation and maintenance funds to reimburse the... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Galbreath presents to AAUW chapter about Tech Trek experience

The members of the Ritzville Chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) enjoyed an energetic and informational presentation from Taylor Galbreath on Sept. 12. The... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story



BUILDING DEDICATION. Community members packed into the recently completed addition at the Lind Community Church on Sunday, Sept. 16. The new addition to the fellowship building... — Updated 9/20/2018

 By Al Stover    News

EALD holds artist’s reception for Hershey

The East Adams Library District (EALD) hosted an artist’s reception for interim Menno Mennonite Pastor Lyn Hershey to showcase his paintings and discuss his artwork with library... — Updated 9/20/2018

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos defeat Tekoa-Rosalia in league opener

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team opened Northeast 2B South League play on Sept. 13 in Tekoa, with a 3-0 sweep against the Lady Timberwolves. The Lady Broncos controlled the match with scores of 25-20, 25-15... — Updated 9/20/2018

 By Dale Anderson    News


It has been awhile since I watched Jeopardy but I remember that every once in a while they would have a category that was comprised of questions that were left over from previous... — Updated 9/20/2018


Delisting recovered gray wolf would demonstrate progress

Once hunted to near-extinction in the lower 48 U.S. states and listed by the federal government as an endangered species in 1974, gray wolves (Canis lupus) are thriving in the U.S. and in Washington state, with more than 5,000... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story


Avoiding trouble tweeting

Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has mushroomed. His pointed tweets are often the top news story each day. Twitter, Facebook and the other apps are pervasive and even though Google and some others... — Updated 9/20/2018


Voting “no” for Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is your typical left wing politician out trying to buy votes with our money by promising to vote against cuts in Medicare and Social Security benefits. As an economist she knows, but fails to mention, these programs are... — Updated 9/20/2018


Hospital District is progressing

To plan where you’re going, you need to remember where you’ve been. It’s worth looking back a bit every now and then. Your District has accomplished quite a lot over the past few years. First and foremost, in 2014 it averted... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story


Lavina D. Baumann

Lavina D. Baumann passed away September 7, 2018 in Everett, WA, at the age of 92. Lavina was the first of two children born to Edmund and Bertha Kusler in North Dakota. The Kuslers... — Updated 9/20/2018



SCHOOL DONATION. Members of the Ritzville Eagles No. 2739 delivered school supplies to the Ritzville Grade School after the start of the school year. The school supply items were... — Updated 9/20/2018


Miller, Russell join Lind Elementary staff paraprofessionals: Joneel Russell

The Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools hired two staff members to serve as paraprofessional educators at Lind Elementary School, Alicia Miller and Joneel Russel. Miller and Russell... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story


Miller, Russell join Lind Elementary staff paraprofessionals: Alicia Miller

The Lind-Ritzville Cooperative Schools hired two staff members to serve as paraprofessional educators at Lind Elementary School, Alicia Miller and Joneel Russel. Miller and Russell... — Updated 9/20/2018


Cub Scouts meeting on Sept. 20

The Ritzville Cub Scout Pack 73 is inviting local youth to join their ranks. The first pack meeting will be Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Dens will meet 2-4 times per month as determined by the Den Leader.... — Updated 9/20/2018 Full story


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