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Articles from the October 23, 2014 edition

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Oktoberfest at Good Hope Lutheran Oct. 26

Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Lind Senior Center, located at 117 North I Street. The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Sunday... — Updated 10/23/2014


Flag football comes to Ritzville Saturday

Jimmie Snider Field is set to be the site of a flag football tournament for over 300 youth football players on Saturday, Oct. 25. The tournament kicks off at 9 a.m. and is expected to conclude around 4 p.m. Around 70 children from... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Clean up date in Lind set

At the regular meeting of the Lind Town Council, council members voted to set the date of the community clean-up for Nov. 1. The truck usually arrives at approximately 7 a.m. and stays until it is full. Community members can throw... — Updated 10/23/2014


Toddler Trick-or-Treat next week

Toddler Trick or Treat, organized by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce, is just around the corner. This year’s event is slated for Friday, Oct. 31, from 2-5 p.m. Participating businesses have agreed to provide an... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Adams County Commissioner Candidates District No. 3: Opponent Jessie Dominguez

Jessie Weno Dominguez Age: 33 Education: Othello High School Profession: Business Owner of DNZ Events Spouse: Amy Children: Noah and Elijah Dominguez Jessie Weno Dominguez is seeking election to the Adams County Commissioner... — Updated 10/23/2014


Adams County Commissioner Candidates District No. 3: Incumbent Jeffery W. Stevens

Jeffery W. Stevens Age: 61 Education: Mortuary Science Degree from California College of Mortuary Science Profession: County Commissioner for 16 years, previously owner of a funeral home in Othello. Spouse: Maureen Children:... — Updated 10/23/2014


Former judge endorses Hille

Adams County voters: You will soon have the opportunity to determine who will be your Ritzville District Court Judge for the next four years. I would strongly recommend that you cast your vote for Adalia Hille the sitting Judge... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Candidate forum unbiased

In response to the letter written by Linda Erdman regarding the Voter Information Forum sponsored by AAUW, we firmly state that no candidate received questions prior to the Forum. Ritzville Branch AAUW Sherie R. Schafer, Harriet... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Experience matters for district court judge

I’d like to take an opportunity to share my support for Carolyn Benzel for District Court Judge. I have a rather unique perspective of her work ethic and character that leads me to wholeheartedly support her for judge. Prior to... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Suggesting waiting for the future for bond issues

It has been brought to my attention that some in the community believe that because I suggested a no vote on the hospital bond issue I am in favor of the hospital closing. Nothing is further from the truth. How could I possibly... — Updated 10/23/2014


Quality care at hospital

Hospital provides many services. Recently I spent 6 days at the Ritzville Hospital using the “Swing be” as rehab for a knee replacement. I was amazed at the number and variety of services they provide. The first day was very... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Upcoming book club dates

The Book to Movie, AAUW, Page Turners, Liquid Lit and Ritzville Public Library Book Clubs have all announced upcoming book club dates. The Book to Movie Book Club is open to all ages, but teenagers are encouraged to read the book b... — Updated 10/23/2014


Town of Lind recognized for involvement with infrastructure project

While at the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) conference in Wenatchee, Mayor Jamie Schmunk received a community impact award on the behalf of the Town of Lind for its Waste Water Treatment Plant project. The... — Updated 10/23/2014


Town water projects continue in Lind

With the final pay request to close the Waste Water Treatment Plant approved by the Lind Town Council at its regular meeting on Oct. 14 the town prepared to move forward with securing funding for its Stormwater project. The final... — Updated 10/23/2014


Blitz Build construction begins at Pet Rescue

After being selected out of nearly 180 different nonprofit organizations earlier this year, construction began on Adams County Pet Rescue’s new facility in conjunction with the filming of Animal House’s pilot episode on... — Updated 10/23/2014


EACHF auction deemed successful

With nearly a sold out attendance, the 22nd Annual Wine and Microbrew Tasting and Auction proved successful as locals gathered together at the American Legion Hall to support the East Adams County Healthcare Foundation. The theme... — Updated 10/23/2014


Ritzville community garden shares crop

With two acres of land under his care Jud Prescott was able to deliver over 24,000 pounds of squash to Second Harvest as well as three containers estimated at 800 pounds each to... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

MedStar provides Landing Zone training in Benge

The Adams County Fire Protection District No. 6 and Northwest MedStar partnered to conduct a Landing Zone training course in Benge on Oct. 6. Over 30 volunteer firefighters and... — Updated 10/23/2014


Division Street Project continues

Construction continues on Division Street with the contractor reporting to engineer Jake Youngren that concrete would begin to be poured on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Crews would be moving... — Updated 10/23/2014



FLAMING BUBBLES. Alexe Heimke, Education Coordinator for the Mobius Science Center, shows the crowd at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School Community Science night on Oct. 14 how a... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


Igniting interest in science

Lind-Ritzville Middle School hosted its Community Science night on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with Alexe Heimke, Education Coordinator for the Mobius Science Center, putting on a display of... — Updated 10/23/2014


Galen R. Schwietzer

Galen R. Schwietzer died in Ritzville on Oct. 15. A celebration of Galen’s life will be held at the Rimrock Grange Hall in Washtucna at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. A full obituary will run next week.... — Updated 10/23/2014


Terri Ann (Depee) Montano

Terri Ann Montano died on Oct. 16. Terri was born in Vancouver on March 21, 1964. She moved to Cheney in 1982 before settling in Spokane. Terri received two degrees with honors from Eastern Washington University: A BA in... — Updated 10/23/2014

 By Dale Anderson    News

The World Series is Running Wild

The World Series is finally here and the two teams left standing had to work extra hard to make the cut. You see, both of these teams are Wild Card teams that had to play for... — Updated 10/23/2014 Full story


The benefits of AP classes at Lind-Ritzville High Schoo

Many people have preached before that if something is hard, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try; it just means you should try harder. This determined mentality is a valuable characteristic in all aspects of life, especially... — Updated 10/23/2014


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