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Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

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Pumpkin carving event set for Oct. 29

The Ritzville Eagles are hosting a Kid’s Pumpkin Carving event on Monday, Oct. 29, from 4 - 6 p.m. Prizes and treats are available at the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Eagles Lodge is located at 105... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos on a roll, prep for district play-in game

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos are on a roll at exactly the right time as they prepare for postseason play this week. The Lady Broncos swept all three matches—two of... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story



THE RALSTON FALL FEST took place on Sunday, Oct. 21. Kids of all ages came out to participate in games, such as the giant candy corn bean bag toss, and craftmaking such as pumpkin... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


Nov. 6 General election ballots mailed out

Ballots for the Nov. 6 general election were mailed out last week to voters in Washington state. Voters have until 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 to return their ballots at designated drop boxes located at: Ritzville City Hall, Adams County Publ... — Updated 10/25/2018


Public hearing on cargo container ordinance set for Nov. 6

A date has been set by the Ritzville City Council for a public hearing regarding the proposed ordinance that would ban cargo containers in residential zoning districts in the city. The public hearing is set for Nov. 6, the next... — Updated 10/25/2018

 By Brandon Cline    News

Q&A, Part II: Adams County Commissioner candidates Mike Garza and Terry Thompson

The Ritzville Adams County Journal conducted interviews with the two candidates running for the Adams County Commissioner District No. 3 position, Miguel A. “Mike” Garza and... — Updated 10/25/2018

 By Brandon Cline    News

Q&A, Part II: Adams County Treasurer candidates Janet Manke and Kayla Meise

The Ritzville Adams County Journal conducted interviews with the two candidates running for the Adams County Treasurer position, Janet Manke and Kayla Meise. Over the past two... — Updated 10/25/2018


Public input sought to address state park solutions in eastern Washington

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is continuing a public process that will lead to long-term recreation and land-use plans for three southeastern Washington state parks: Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry and Lewis and... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


Adams County Courthouse being viewed for prestigious nomination

The Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation announced on Oct. 18 that the Adams County Courthouse in Ritzville is being considered for nomination to the State and National Register of Historic Places by the... — Updated 10/25/2018

 By Brandon Cline    News

Cargo container ordinance remains focus of city council meeting

The Ritzville City Council met for its regular meeting on Oct. 16, while earlier in the evening the council reviewed 110 Fund applications from organizations in the city. Like the previous city council meeting on Oct. 2, a sizable... — Updated 10/25/2018

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lind celebrates completion of state’s largest solar plant

Local, state and federal officials joined project stakeholders at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Adams-Neilson Solar Farm in Lind. Gov. Jay Inslee—a proponent of clean and re... — Updated 10/25/2018



SO CLOSE, BUT YET SO FAR. The NFL Flag Football league came to Ritzville this past weekend, with games taking place throughout the morning and afternoon on Oct. 20. Above, a player... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


now is the time for action

Boy oh boy, it sure sounds dire when you read the fliers from Initiative 1631. It will be hard to pay all the price hikes the big oil companies say we will pay, even though the oil companies are making billion dollar profits.... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


Broncos football return from bye week with two games left on the schedule

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team comes off of their bye week focused on closing out the season on a high note with two games left on this year’s schedule. The Broncos (0-3 in league play, 2-5 overall) close out... — Updated 10/25/2018

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Flag wavers

I would have to say that if you were to order up a day to host ESPN Game Day you couldn’t have asked for anything better than what arrived Saturday morning in Pullman. As they... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


Lend a helping hand to those who help us

Your Hospital District is but one of a number of organizations in east Adams County that are concerned, to one degree or another, with health care. Few if any of those organizations have the kind of budget that similar... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


Simple math and common sense

The October 18, 2018 article that appeared in the Journal, “Immigrants in Washington: A profile for the Midterms” (furnished by the American Immigration Council), espouses the following “immigrant” contributions to our... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


Answer to prayer: Pastor Brunson joins list of captured Americans freed

Americans across the country and of all faith backgrounds can celebrate the return of our fellow citizens held unjustly overseas –some for practicing their faith. Many prayers have been answered. In October 2016, on the night of... — Updated 10/25/2018


Volunteers needed to help those who help us

We need your help. Those in the communities of eastern Adams County who care about healthcare, please respond. The East Adams County Healthcare Foundation is in need of volunteers. The legacy of having an auction and donations... — Updated 10/25/2018 Full story


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