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Lind-Ritzville FFA members make plans for upcoming year

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter is excited as a new year of competitions and activities are approaching. We have already had many of our members participate in activities at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair that was held in... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story


Richard L Phelps

Richard L Phelps of Washtucna died September 13, 2018. He was born on Dec. 4, 1933, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. A memorial will be held Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at 510 4th St. in Benton City Washington.... — Updated 10/4/2018

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Head and Shoulders

It has been nearly two weeks ago when the WSU Cougars came up a bit short against the USC Trojans. Late in that game as the Cougars were driving for a possible go ahead touchdown or at least a game tying field goal, Coug QB Garner... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story


Colfax takes league win from LRS, Broncos return home to face Reardan

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos went on the road to face league competitor, the Colfax Bulldogs. The Broncos were handed a 29-13 loss by Colfax and Head Coach Greg Whitmore said the difference of the game came down to special... — Updated 10/4/2018


Broncos runners compete in 1B/2B South League meet

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos cross country team ended the first month of the season after competing in the Northeast 1B/2B South League meet at the St. John Golf Course on Sept. 25. In the girls’ 5,000 meter race, Linnea... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story


The Russians are indeed coming

In the 1960s, there was a popular movie called: “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming”. The plot was a Soviet naval commander runs his sub aground off a Massachusetts coastal island and sends two English-speaking... — Updated 10/4/2018


U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement promising for Washington farmers

Two of the most important trading relationships in terms of purchasing U.S. manufacturing and agriculture exports are Canada and Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect in 1994 to reduce trade... — Updated 10/4/2018


A grateful goodbye

Seven years ago, I walked through the doors of The Ritzville Journal to start my career as a journalist. I knew the role would help shape my future, but did not have any idea how much the next few years would impact my life. It... — Updated 10/4/2018


Frontier Girls hosting food drive Oct. 4-5

The Frontier Girls are holding the annual People Helping Pantries Food Drive in conjunction with their sponsoring organization the Ritzville Eagles. The Ritzville Frontier Girls Troop No. 372 will be at Harvest Foods on Oct. 4 and... — Updated 10/4/2018


Ice Age Floods presentation slated for Oct. 8

Dr. Gene Kiver will visit the Ritzville Public Library on Oct. 8 from 7-8 p.m., to give a presentation “Exploring Washington’s Geology,” sponsored by the Ice Age Floods Institute Palouse Chapter. During the presentation,... — Updated 10/4/2018


Mennonite Country Auction slated for Saturday

The Mennonite Country Auction (MCA) will once again be raising money for relief efforts nationally and around the world conducted through the Mennonite Central Committee. This year marks the 41st annual sale and auction. It will... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story


Gabriella Hope Staley

October 3, 2012 – August 29, 2018 Gabriella Hope Staley earned her wings suddenly and unexpectedly on August 29, 2018 at 5 years of age. Gabby is survived by her parents Paul and... — Updated 10/4/2018

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos volleyball split pair of league matches

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team split a pair of matches last week as they hit the halfway point of league play. The Lady Broncos took care of business in... — Updated 10/4/2018



DONATION. Dennis Schilling (right), Superintendent of CF Industries’ Ritzville Terminal, presented Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 Chief Scott Kembel with a $1,000... — Updated 10/4/2018


Hottman Sisters coming to the Ritz Theatre

The Hottman Sisters will take center stage at the Ritz Theatre on Oct. 9, and the doors open at 6 p.m. The group is a three-piece indie pop/rock band who are on a national tour promoting their latest single, “Fire”. Pre-sale... — Updated 10/4/2018


USDA offers targeted farm loan funding for underserved groups and beginning farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Washington Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brian Dansel reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted farm ownership and farm-operating loans to underserved applicants as... — Updated 10/4/2018

 By Al Stover    News

Lind Town Council receives infrastructure project updates

During the Sept. 25 Lind Town Council meeting, Century West Engineering Projects Manager Steve Nelson provided updates on the Town’s infrastructure improvement projects. Nelson said the first phase of the Federal Emergency... — Updated 10/4/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Hospital District completes renovation projects at EARH

Renovation projects at East Adams Rural Healthcare are drawing to a close with the completion of concrete work on sidewalks and roof replacements. At the Board of Commissioners meeting on Sept. 27, the commissioners approved a... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story


SR 26 Adams County bridge repairs, detour begin Oct. 15

October into November, when Washington State University students and fans travel for football games, and traffic volumes can double, is not an ideal time to close a 17.5-mile section of State Route 26 and reroute drivers on a... — Updated 10/4/2018



AALIYAH YAEGER competed in the barrels race (above) and poles on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 at the Ritzville Rodeo Arena as part of the Washington State Junior High and High School... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story



RODEO ACTION rolled into Ritzville on Sept. 28-30 to welcome the Washington State Junior High and High School Rodeo Finals, where local cowgirl Harlee Hennings competed in the... — Updated 10/4/2018

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Historical Society meeting focuses on Native American heritage in Adams County

The annual meeting of the Adams County Historical Society drew a large crowd to the fellowship hall at Zion Philadelphia UCC on Sunday, Sept. 30, where attendees enjoyed a meal and... — Updated 10/4/2018 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Food travels from farm to table at annual event

Locally raised livestock was the main dish during the My Farm, Your Table event at the American Legion Hall on Sept. 29. The event focuses on teaching about crops and the process... — Updated 10/4/2018


Washington Wheat Growers disappointed in Farm Bill expiration

Absent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) are urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to immediately pass a short-term extension... — Updated 10/4/2018


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