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Wilsey to present at AAUW meeting

Tawna Wilsey is scheduled to speak on Oct. 12 at the Ritzville branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting to the Lind-Ritzville High School science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and science class students at...


National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8

More than six million young people across the country celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. Many 4-H clubs reorganize for the new 4-H year in the fall. The 4-H Youth Development Program is de...


Emergency food, shelter program announced

The Adams County Emergency Food and Shelter Board invites nonprofit organizations to submit applications for emergency funding for 2017. Adams County received $8,924 in funding last year and this year the amount is up to $10,399. Any agency that...


Parents, coaches address concerns to Lind-Ritzville School Boards

Members of the coaching staff at Lind-Ritzville Schools joined with parents in addressing concerns with a perceived decision to decline a former assistant coach from renewing the position during the upcoming school year during the Lind and Ritzville...


Annual Lind Auction raises $4,300 for Chamber

Lind residents and members from the surrounding communities gathered at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the Lind Chamber of Commerce Auction. Between both the live and...

 By Haley Roybal    News    October 6, 2016

Farm-to-School Program provides meals for Lind students

Students have the opportunity to advance their agricultural knowledge and skills in Amanda Klindworth’s Farm-to-School Program at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School. The focus of the class is to not...


Annual Mennonite Auction nets over $116,000

With more donations and contributions still being tallied, the 39th annual Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale has already raised over $116,000 during the event on Saturday, Oct. 1. The annual e...


LRHS STEM Club explores Mineral Ridge

On Friday, Sept. 30, LRHS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) club embarked on its first of several field trips. The group traveled to Mineral Ridge on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where a three-mile hike featured discussions on forest...

 By Dale Anderson    News    October 6, 2016

Good enough isn’t good enough

The firing season has begun in college football already. Les Miles received a reprieve late last season at LSU, but a less than stellar 2016 start brought the head coach his walking papers. Oh, and a big buyout check in the 10 million dollar range.... Full story

 By Haley Roybal    Sports    October 6, 2016

Lady Broncos claim league victory against Reardan, prep for TR

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos completed their third consecutive week of traveling to matches with a match on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Reardan and another on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Colfax. During Thursday night’s match, the volleyball team... Full story


WAWG continues to seek relief for farmers affected by falling wheat numbers

In an effort to alleviate a burden on wheat producers, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) led the charge in requesting the Risk Management Agency (RMA) waive a reporting procedure when wheat farmers are hit with a low falling number...


Have we lost our way?

It’s not only sad, but disheartening to see the amount of the Clinton’s “power and influence”. When, as a society, did we “decide” that openly blatant corruption was worthy of reward? Meanwhile, honesty and fairness are considered weaknes... Full story


Incident at local school raises concerns

I have heard about an issue that is greatly disturbing. Some boy who was sent to Washtucna because he had been a problem somewhere else bought a tazer. Then he tazed three students. The parents were upset. The Superintendent and the school board for... Full story


Finding a prescription for “top-down” fever

I am convinced that there is a recurring “top-down” fever that strikes Washington, D.C., which gives rise to the idea that more government regulations are the answer to creating economic prosperity and supporting job growth. In reality, one-size-... Full story


Regulating America out of jobs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce looked at the cost of regulations in America and found that excessive regulations are undercutting our economy and costing us jobs. Federal rules alone in the past few years have exploded and the Chamber finds it cost...


Welcoming new teachers to local schools: Lind School District - Claudine Simeral

Assisting Ann Marie Saetre and Marie Borth in the Special Education Department is Claudine Simeral, a new Special Education Para-Professional. Prior to moving to Adams County, Simeral grew up in Shelt...


Welcoming new teachers to local schools: Lind School District - Jeff Durham

A new face walks the halls of Lind Elementary School; Jeff Durham is the new fifth grade teacher at the school. Originally from Toldeo, Durham is comfortable in a small town environment and is... Full story


Welcoming new teachers to local schools: Lind School District - Marie Borth

A Lind-Ritzville High School alumnus Marie Borth has been hired as the new Special Education Para-Professional for the Lind-Ritzville Middle School. Growing up in Ritzville, she is familiar with the...


Welcoming new teachers to local schools: Lind School District - Sarah Dinkins

Originally from Chewelah, Sarah Dinkins is the new fourth grade teacher at the Lind Elementary School. After graduating from high school, Dinkins joined the Navy as Information Technician (IT) and...


Welcoming new teachers to local schools: Lind School District - Jenna Brown

Jenna Brown is the new counselor for the Lind School District. Brown grew up on a farm outside of Oakesdale and attended high school there. After graduation, she attended Eastern Washington...


Lady T-cats record win against Touchet

The Lady Tigercats had a week filled with competition, first matching up against two league teams before hosting their Homecoming match against nonleague opponent, the Davenport Lady Gorillas. The LaC...


Top-ranked Liberty Christian upsets the Broncos at home

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos had their work cut out for them on Friday night, when they hosted Liberty Christian in a league battle. The Crusaders maintained a consistent lead from the...


Blakely Lucille Galbreath

Scott and Amanda Galbreath welcomed Blakely Lucille Galbreath to the world on Aug. 1 in Kennewick. At birth, Blakely measured 21.5 inches and weighed nine pounds, two ounces. Blakely joins brother... Full story


Terrance Johnson

Terrance Johnson died on Oct. 2 in Ritzville. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 10, at Danekas Funeral Home from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Danekas Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m....


Ford “Rollie” Bennett

Ford “Rollie” Bennett, 72, of Lind, died unexpectedly in his own home on Sept. 24. The funeral service will be held Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Idaho Legion Hall. Burial will be at the Hill...


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