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Articles from the October 11, 2018 edition

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Community yard sale set for this weekend

The Lind Community Yard Sale is set to take place this weekend from Oct. 12-13. The yard sale is sponsored by the Lind Chamber of Commerce, and there are more than a dozen sale locations throughout the town. The sales are open... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story


Peter James Hilzendeger

July 15, 1945 – September 30, 2018 Peter James Hilzendeger passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2018, after a very brief battle with aggressive lung cancer. Pete was born... — Updated 10/11/2018

 By Brandon Cline    News

Mennonite Country Auction raises big money

More than $120,000 for relief efforts around the country and the world was raised at the Mennonite Country Auction on Oct. 6 at the Menno Mennonite Church. The auction kicked off... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story


LRMS Farm-to-School program continues to grow

Residents who drive on Sixth Street in the morning near Lind-Ritzville Middle School (LRMS) may notice students working in a garden near the football and baseball fields. Some... — Updated 10/11/2018

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Watching for fun

I got to see some good football this weekend. The EWU Eagles played Southern Utah in a game that started at noon local time. Since the game started that early and as long as Eagle games normally last I still got back home in time... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story


Legislative Commentary

Dear Friends, Let me start with a salute to the WSU graduate who was awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award for valor, at the White House on Oct. 1. Ronald Shurer II, from Puyallup, earned his degree in... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story


Trip to Cheney is well worth your time

If you haven’t already seen StageWest’s current production of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, do yourself a favor and grab some friends to go see it with you this weekend. It’s not a mushy romance, but rather a character study... — Updated 10/11/2018


Proposed carbon fee hurts families, businesses

Give Gov. Jay Inslee and backers of Initiative 1631 credit. They are persistent in their quest to invoke a fee on carbon emissions. Voters will decide its fate on Nov.6. Since Inslee was first elected, he pushed to reduce CO2... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story


Ban “gag” clauses to make prescription drugs more transparent, affordable

One of the biggest challenges facing healthcare consumers today is the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. President Trump acknowledged the problem in his Inauguration address, saying, “One of my greatest priorities is to... — Updated 10/11/2018

 By Brandon Cline    Opinion

Allow me to introduce myself

Hello, devoted reader. I am Brandon Cline, the new managing editor at the Ritzville Adams County Journal. I never really know what to say when I write these articles introducing myself, but here goes nothing. I was born and raised... — Updated 10/11/2018


Iva Jo Hollenback Kuster

August 25, 1928 – October 8, 2018 Iva Josephine Hollenback was born in Spokane August 25, 1928. After seven children and having an obvious sense of humor, her parents Fred and Jennie (Roth) Hollenback allowed family members to... — Updated 10/11/2018

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos volleyball split pair of league matches for second straight week

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team split a pair of league matches for the second consecutive week, winning easily in straight sets and losing another brutal fiv... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos football hangs tough early with Reardan, falters in second half

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos fell 24-14 to the Reardan Indians on Oct. 5, as they fell to 0-2 in league play and 2-4 overall. The Broncos were stellar defensively in the... — Updated 10/11/2018


Award-winning film ‘Farmer of the Year’ coming to Ritzville

The Ritz Theatre announces the screening of the ‘coming of aging’ feature film, Farmer of the Year. The film, by the Metaline Falls husband and wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, stars Emmy-nominated Barry... — Updated 10/11/2018


Washington State Parks announces 2018-2019 winter schedule

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission today announced its 2018-2019 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open for camping or day-use activities. The winter schedule is available online at... — Updated 10/11/2018


2018 WLCF Results

Beef Classes In the beef classes, there were seven 4-H market steers, four FFA entries and 10 open entry calves. Alyssa Williams received grand champion for 4-H market beef, and Abby Gering earned grand champion for FFA. Reserve ch... — Updated 10/11/2018


McFadden receives national designation of Certified Economic Developer

Stephen McFadden, Adams County Economic Development Director, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment... — Updated 10/11/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville City Council continues 2019 budget conversations

The Ritzville City Council continued its 2019 budget conversations during its latest meeting on Oct. 2, while discussions regarding the potential ordinance that would ban cargo containers on residential properties consumed much of... — Updated 10/11/2018


Volunteers needed at local athletic events

Volunteers are needed for upcoming local athletic events, according to Lind-Ritzville High School Athletic Director Greg Whitmore. For the middle school football game on Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., volunteers are needed to help run the... — Updated 10/11/2018


Burn ban lifted in Lind and Ritzville

The Adams County Fire Protection Districts in Lind and Ritzville announced that the burn ban in both towns have been lifted this week. Questions on the lift of the burn ban can be sent to Kevin Starring at 509-6... — Updated 10/11/2018


Ritzville Museums host thank you event for volunteers

The Ritzville Museum Volunteers hosted a thank you social hour event for individuals who had volunteered at the two local museums over the summer. The event consisted of... — Updated 10/11/2018


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