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Community Yard Sale this weekend

This weekend is the 11th Annual Lind Community Yard Sale running from Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Directional maps are available at Jim’s Empire Market located at 113 West Second Street... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Yard sale planned by Washtucna Lions

The Washtucna Lions Club is hosting a yard sale fundraiser this weekend, Oct. 12-14, at the Washtucna Snyder Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Everyone is invited to attend the yard sale and enjoy free coffee while browsing the... — Updated 10/11/2012


Last meeting of the year for Ralston Grange

The last regular meeting of the year for the Ralston Grange has been set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Ralston Grange Hall. Any and all Ralston Grange members are encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss the plans for... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Good Hope Lutheran to host Oktoberfest

The Good Hope Lutheran Church is set to host the annual Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Lind Senior Center and all are welcome to attend. The morning begins with worship at 9 a.m. under the leadership of Pastor... — Updated 10/11/2012


Statewide WSP radio change due to federal rules

Washington State Troopers working in the Yakima area are the first to switch over to a new digital radio system developed because of a change in rules by the Federal Communications Commission. Troopers all over the state will... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Free BBCC classes offer introduction to aircraft maintenance

A three-week class for people interested in an aviation mechanics career starts Oct. 26 at Big Bend Community College. Space is limited, so you should apply as soon as possible, said Rebecca Milligan, recruiting coordinator for BBC... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Halloween themed lunch at senior center

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving a Halloween themed lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The complete menu of Halloween-themed foods is available for all ages. The menu for the meal includes mummy rag soup, monster finger... — Updated 10/11/2012


Lind Council awards bid for treatment plant

The Lind Town Council unanimously approved to award the bid for the Wastewater Treatment Plant to Kearsley Construction, Inc. during the regular meeting on Oct. 9. Kearsley Construction was the low bidder with a base bid of... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story

 By Stephen McFadden    News

Physicians, hospital district embark on new partnership

Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 and a pair of local physicians launched a brand new relationship last week as the doctors return to the hospital on a part time, structured basis to help serve the district’s patients... — Updated 10/11/2012


Applications for hotel/motel tax funding due Oct. 31

Local organizations and entities that plan to apply for funds from the City of Ritzville from its annual Hotel/Motel Tax allocation can pick up applications at city hall. Completed applications are due on or before Wednesday, Oct.... — Updated 10/11/2012


Council sets budget workshop

The Ritzville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. for a budget workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 16. This is the first step for the full council to discuss expected revenues and expenses for 2013. The meeting is open to the public and... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Mennonite Country Auction attracts crowd, big money

The 35th annual Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale has been deemed a success, after raising an estimated $120,000 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Chairman of the auction, Howard... — Updated 10/11/2012



Athletes, friends, family and fans were all sporting pink t-shirts Saturday when the LRS Lady Broncos hosted Odessa-Harrington for a volleyball match in Lind. The local team sold... — Updated 10/11/2012


School plans Veteran’s Day assembly

The Lind-Ritzville High School students are inviting all veterans from Lind and Ritzville who have served in the military to attend the Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Gilson Gym at 8:45 a.m.  The... — Updated 10/11/2012


Online guide features local candidates

Voters across the state can find information about the candidates on their ballots by visiting The League of Women Voters of Washington (LWVWA) has added the community’s information to to serve as... — Updated 10/11/2012


Chamber board members encourage support of levy

Recently there has been a lot of discussion on the proposed two-year special levy for the track that will be appearing on the November ballot. The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce’s main mission is to encourage growth for our... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Voters in Washtucna need to support pool levy

So the fall is upon us and winter is around the corner. Not long from now, in fact before you know it, it’ll be spring again. Your children will be daydreaming of summer and making all kinds of plan. What will I do this summer?... — Updated 10/11/2012


Lady T-cats struggle during away games

The LaCrosse-Washtucna Lady Tigercats traveled to Liberty Christian on Oct. 4 for hard fought league game. It took five matches to determine the winner of the Thursday night game, but the Lady Tigercats returned home without the le... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Tigercats winning season continues with 40-point victory

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus football team continues to steamroll the competition with a 66-36 win over the Pomeroy Pirates last Friday night. The Tigercats remain undefeated in league play and are 5-1 on the season. Multiple... — Updated 10/11/2012


Lady Broncos split court outings

The LRS Lady Broncos split their recent volleyball outings, defeating St. George’s and falling to Odessa-Harrington. Tuesday night they defeat St. George’s in four games, 21-25, 25-9, 25-15 and 25-6. Saturday while playing in... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Broncos prep to welcome league rival, Reardan

Greg Whitmore works hard to make sure the LRS football players don’t look past an opponent. That was the focus last week as the Broncos prepared for a road trip to Davenport and a... — Updated 10/11/2012


New pharmacist joins staff at Ritzville Drug

A new face greets customers at the pharmacy of the Ritzville Drug Company from Wednesday through Saturday. John Flores began working part-time at the pharmacy last week and... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Irene Opal Selcho

Irene Opal Selcho passed away peacefully at the age of 92, on Saturday, Oct. 6, due to kidney failure, she was surrounded by her family. She was born on the Plager family farm at... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Loren Elmer Woodside

Loren Elmer Woodside passed away at the age of 82, on Saturday, Sept. 29, as a result of an auto accident following a day of hunting. He was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Spokane, to Lyda... — Updated 10/11/2012 Full story


Evelyn Weber

Evelyn “Evie” Weber passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the age of 82. She was born on May 16, 1930, to Anna (Franson) and Robert White of Ritzville. She grew up 12 miles... — Updated 10/11/2012


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