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DYW program tops chamber agenda

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the monthly general membership meeting on Wednesday, March 12, at noon in the H.E. Gritman Senior Center. The program for the meeting includes members of Distinguished Young Woman (DYW). The 2013...

 

Railroad crossing closed March 15-16

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is closing the Hatton crossing beginning at 6 a.m. on March 15 and ending at 6 p.m. on March 16. The railway crossing is located at the south end of Hatton on Garrison and Hatton roads....

 

Cribbage tournament planned at Ralston Grange

The Ralston Grange is hosing a cribbage tournament on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Ralston Grange Hall. The afternoon tournament also expands to other board games if individuals do not know how or do not want to play cribbage. The...

 

Keystone Battery meeting

The Keystone Light Artillery Battery is meeting on Sunday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. The meeting location is 505 East Third Avenue in Ritzville. For more information, call Ron Evans at 659-0594 or visit the organization’s website at...

 

Community round table meeting in LaCrosse

LaCrosse Community Pride is hosting the second community meeting at the Gathering Place in LaCrosse, on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. A large group attended the first meeting with many ideas on keeping LaCrosse moving forward. The goal of this...

 

Drones in Agriculture

The Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello will host Dr. Sindhuja Sankaran. She will be speaking about the future impact of drones in agriculture. Drones are aerial vehicles that do not carry humans and are computer operated. The Federal Aviation...

 

Palouse Falls bill passes Senate

The efforts of the fourth through sixth grade classes at Washtucna School have paid off as the bill they helped draft has now passed the Senate. House Bill 2119, designating Palouse Falls as the state’s official waterfall, passed the Senate with a...

 

MOBIUS SCIENCE NIGHT

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium was filled with students and parents Tuesday night to be awed by the scientific experiments conducted by a team from the Mobius Science Center of Spokane....

 

Community involvement scholarship deadline is March 7

The deadline for the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Center for Quality Communities scholarship is March 7. Applications for the scholarship can be picked up at Ritzville City Hall during regular business hours. The AWC Center for Quality...

 

Eagles Auxiliary making plans for Easter egg hunt

Members of the Auxiliary from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2739 will be contacting area businesses during the upcoming weeks as they gather donations for the annual community Easter egg hunt. The annual event will be held on April 12 in the...

 

LRHS Honor Roll students announced

The students earning honor roll status at Lind-Ritzville High School for the second term of semester one have been announced. Students who received honors designation have maintained a 3.6-3.79 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. Freshmen...

 

Bulldog News: LRMS boys’ basketball season ends

The boys just completed their basketball season on Thursday, March 27. The A team won five games. They were very excited not only because they had finally finished the season, but it was Retro Night for the A team. The boys wore old Bulldog uniforms...

 

Barking Points: Bi-County Honor Band

Music is the only subject that combines every aspect of learning: the math of counting beats, the science of sound waves and resonation, and the history of composers and music eras on top of the hand-eye coordination required to make it pleasing to...

 

Broncos’ basketball teams academic state champions

The LRS basketball teams have not only been successful on the hardwood this season, but also in the classroom, as both teams were named 2B academic state champions. With 11 athletes filling the roster for the LRS Broncos, the boys’ team has an...

 

GREENHAND MEMBERS

On Feb. 19, the Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter inducted members in the categories of Discovery, Greenhand and Chapter Farmers. The FFA chapter members being inducted as Greenhands during the ceremony at...

 

CHAPTER FARMERS

Lind-Ritzville FFA members receiving their Chapter Farmers Degree are (back row, from left): Emmanuel Huitron, Bryson Gering, Dane Wahl and Ryan Frederick. Front row are Dinah Gadberry, Taylor Kulm...

 

DISCOVERY MEMBERS

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter continues to grow with the involvement of students from Lind-Ritzville Middle School. Over 50 middle school students received their Discovery pin for their involvement...

 

BATTLING

Dalyn Killian is surrounded by Colfax defenders as she fights to get a shot off. The Lady Broncos were defeated Saturday at a regional game by Colfax, 44-38. Killian and Jenna Bennett led the team...

 

Morton-White Pass, LRS Broncos face-to-face once again at state

On paper, the best team in the state tournament bracket that isn’t from the Bi-County is Morton-White Pass. The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos have had a taste of the Timberwolves during the past...

 

Washtucna music students qualify for state

Junior Gail Harder and freshman Britte Harder competed in the Southeast Washington Solo/Ensemble Festival on Feb. 1 and received superior ratings. Gail received first in French Horn Solo and Britte...

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News    March 6, 2014

FFA chapter focuses on outreach efforts

During National FFA Week, the Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter took time away from informing the public about agriculture and stepped into a volunteer role to provide outreach to families in need. After...

 
 By Dale Anderson    News    March 6, 2014

The Little Things...

I woke up early on Sunday morning not so much that I wanted to, but because my mind wanted to drag my body out of bed. My body wasn’t quite ready to attack the day so my mind started to wander. The first thing that my mind started to think about...

 

Is California a glimpse into our future?

It’s not often we get a chance to peer into the future to see the consequences of our actions. California has given us that opportunity. Before the rains returned to California, the news was full of dramatic stories about the drought there. Mother...

 

Read the book: Don’t wait for the movie

This past weekend the new film “Son of God” was released in theaters around the country. The producers are the same who created last year’s hit mini-series The Bible. While the mini-series tackled the entire Bible, Son of God focuses...

 

Hartz receives EWU Presidential Scholarship

Dylan Hartz, from Ritzville, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship of $3,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors with a 3.8 or higher cumulative GPA, a...

 

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