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Whitman County group to gather

The Whitman County Historical Society is inviting the public to attend the meeting on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the renovated LaCrosse Market. Historical photographs are on display during the meeting, and those in attendance... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story


Fall carnival planned at TUMC

The Stayin’ Alive youth group is sponsoring a fall carnival on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The community is invited to attend, enjoy carnival games and activities. Hotdogs and... — Updated 10/25/2012


New Ritz Theatre changes weekend movie

Due to the difficulty in obtaining 35mm film, the movie showing at The New Ritz Theatre this weekend will be, “Here Comes the Boom,” instead of the originally planned “Hotel Transylvania.” According to owner, Dora Kramer,... — Updated 10/25/2012


Lind-Ritzville FFA off to Nationals

The 85th annual National FFA Convention is underway in Indianapolis, Ind. and a group of Lind-Ritzville FFA chapter members have gone to compete at the national level. The convention runs from Oct. 24-27, and 10 local members plan... — Updated 10/25/2012


Veterans encouraged to attend assembly

Students at Lind-Ritzville High School are encouraging all veterans from Lind and Ritzville to attend the Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, in Gilson Gymnasium at 8:45 a.m.  A slideshow of local veterans is being... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story


Horse department tallies results from WLCF

The horse department results for the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair were: Gymkhana high point winners: Brix Curtis, leadline; Rachel Nygren, 10 and under; Peyton Curtis, 11-17; Michelle Hennings, 18 and over. Peyton Curtis was the... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story


Burning season opens this weekend

Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 Chief Scott Kembel and Ritzville Fire Department Chief Andy Lefevre, have announced that burning season is open for areas serviced by the two agencies. The season ends in the spring when... — Updated 10/25/2012


RSD seeks new board member

The Ritzville School Board is seeking an individual to fill the vacancy in the position of director of District No. 4. The position became available for nominations or applications following the resignation of Shannon Flynn. All... — Updated 10/25/2012


FFA Alumni organizing grain drive

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni is organizing the first annual Grain Drive to benefit the Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter and the farm business management class. The drive is geared towards encouraging local producers to donate bushels... — Updated 10/25/2012


Archived obituaries available online

The 1965 obituaries from the Ritzville Journal are now being posted online as they are completed. To access them online visit the USGenWeb archives at and search Adams County, Washington obituaries. The project... — Updated 10/25/2012


Ambulance Association looks for financial support

The Ritzville Volunteer Ambulance Association (RVAA) is asking for community support and funding to help build new facilities for the equipment and meeting room for the volunteers. Currently, the RVAA consists of about a dozen... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Herr honored with safety leadership award

The Washington Hospitals Workers’ Compensation Trust has selected East Adams Rural Hospital (EARH) Chief Nursing Officer, Brenda Herr, as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Safety Leadership award. CEO/CFO Gary Bostrom is... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story



Charlene Hoeft hoists the largest pumpkin she can find at Andy’s Produce Stand in the Sterling Bank parking lot. Hoeft, who volunteers at the stand, was helping a customer move... — Updated 10/25/2012


Caring Neighbors donates to Bikes for Books program

The Caring Neighbors board recently donated $1,350 to the Paul Revere Lodge No. 205 Bikes for Books program. By meeting reading goals, third through fifth grade students enrolled... — Updated 10/25/2012

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Mud Cousins: Tough Mudder an electrifying family event for Baumanns

While most families use the holidays and birthdays for quality family time, the Baumann cousins took family bonding to the extreme last month. The team of seven, appropriately... — Updated 10/25/2012


Benefit dinner raises over $8,500

As of Tuesday evening, the benefit dinner to support the expense of upcoming medical treatments for Bob Tracy helped raise $8,795, with donations still coming in. The Ritzville Frat... — Updated 10/25/2012


Fair Results: Wheat Land Communities’ Fair announces awards

The 2012 Wheat Land Communities’ Fair results This year the fair saw a total of 1,982 entries from 261 exhibitors, of which, 60 were in 4-H, 26 in FFA, 53 in open youth and 122 ad... — Updated 10/25/2012


Vote, it’s important

The outcome of the General Election will result in new directions for the nation, the state of Washington, Adams County, and individual cities and towns. We encourage you to carefully consider the choices on your ballot and vote... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story


In support of Kim Wyman

Adams County Auditor Nancy McBroom and I enthusiastically support Kim Wyman for Secretary of State. As your Secretary of State for the past twelve years, I fully understand the qualities needed to serve successfully in that... — Updated 10/25/2012


Marshall is straightforward candidate

I’m writing to express my support for John Marshall, candidate for Adams County Commissioner, District 1; the position held by Rudy Plager for 12 years (3 terms). I’ve known and worked with both men when I was an Adams County... — Updated 10/25/2012


Regular season draws to a close for T-cats

The LaCrosse-Washtucna Lady Tigercats played in the last, regularly scheduled, league game against Colton on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Colton. The Lady Tigercats lost in three sets, with scores of 13-25, 8-25, 19-25. “The girls did... — Updated 10/25/2012


Lady Broncos to meet Davenport at districts

The Lady Broncos will have a second opportunity to send Davenport packing when they meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the first round of the district volleyball tournament in Davenport. The Lady Broncos finished their regular season... — Updated 10/25/2012


Tigercats outrun SJE, 60-18

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats ran away with a 60-18 win against St. John-Endicott on Friday, Oct. 19. Along with the win, the Tigercats also celebrated 10 athletes... — Updated 10/25/2012 Full story


Whitmore named as coach of the week

After leading the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague football team to a 34-0 victory over Reardan, head coach Greg Whitmore was announced as one of week seven’s “NFL High School Coaches of the Week.” The Seattle Seahawks and Sterling... — Updated 10/25/2012


O’Neill, Ruzicka lead LRS to 33-14 rout of Bulldogs

The Broncos are the undisputed champions of the league and remain undefeated going into their final regular season game of the year this week against Liberty. This will be senior ni... — Updated 10/25/2012


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