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Articles from the October 30, 2014 edition

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Blanket drive for the homeless ends Nov. 1

Last year over 2,000 people did not have shelter during the winter in Spokane including children. Many of them were turned out of shelters due to lack of space. To help a group is collecting new and gently used sleeping bags,... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


Producer information sessions for Farm Bill programs

Area Farmers and Ranchers who are interested in learning about two of the Farm Service Agency’s new programs will have opportunities to do so in their local areas soon. In Ritzville the meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3,... — Updated 10/30/2014


Halloween activities slated

During Halloween this year, several organizations offer different support for trick-or-treaters during the days activities. The Ritzville Grade School will hold its annual Fall Festival on Friday. It begins at 12:50 p.m. to 1:50... — Updated 10/30/2014


Soup Supper Tuesday, Nov. 4

The Lind Community Church will be holding a Soup Supper and Silent Auction at the church located at 114 E 5th in Lind. It will be held election night, Nov. 4, and serving from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will consist of four varieties of... — Updated 10/30/2014


Lind-Ritzville FFA teams head to nationals

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter had three teams qualify to compete at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, this year. After finishing first in state in their respective contests, the students are currently in... — Updated 10/30/2014


Veterans Day assemblies

The Lind-Ritzville High School and Middle School will be hosting assemblies on Thursday, Nov. 6, in honor of Veterans Day. The middle school assembly begins at 10 a.m., in the middle school gymnasium. The high school assembly will... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


Ralston Grange hosting a Veterans Appreciation Night

The Ralston Grange will be hosting a “Veterans Appreciation Night” at their hall in Ralston on Wednesday, Nov. 12, for veterans along with their families and friends and community members. The evening will begin with a potluck... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


DYW, Wonderland float garners parade awards

The Ritzville Wonderland Float and the Distinguished Young Women of Ritzville have been traveling this summer representing our community at various area parades. The first parade we attended was the largest parade of the season,... — Updated 10/30/2014


LaCrosse resident awarded for service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Weather Service’s National Weather Service recognized Nancy Taylor of LaCrosse for over 40 years of service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program with the agency’s Thomas Jefferson... — Updated 10/30/2014


Lind residents discuss stormwater solutions

Maintenance of existing and any new stormwater infrastructure was the number one priority for Stantec engineer Alan Gay and grant writer Meredith Noble during the second planning meeting of the Lind Stormwater Project. Gay... — Updated 10/30/2014



TRAIN SIGNAL. During the dedication ceremony of the semaphore on Oct. 18, the signal was moved into the three positions to demonstrate how it was used for train... — Updated 10/30/2014



CURATOR L.R. Keith thanked countless donors, volunteers... — Updated 10/30/2014



ZOO ANIMALS. Mae McRae proved to be the cutest lion at the Benge Halloween Carnival. The McRae family dressed up as zoo animals for the event. -Journal photo by Katelin... — Updated 10/30/2014



BENGE HALLOWEEN. The Benge Elementary School hosted the annual Halloween carnival on Friday, Oct. 24. Above, teacher Janet Morgan paints a hand design for Sienna Roberts. -Journal... — Updated 10/30/2014


4-H Achievement Day honors members, leaders

Members and leaders of area 4-H groups gathered at the Washtucna Lions Den to recognize the achievements of their members and leaders during the year on Saturday, Oct. 11. The... — Updated 10/30/2014

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Lending a helping hand: Thrift store in Washtucna assists those in need

Carol Tesch will be the first one to tell you life is not always easy, having known firsthand the difficulties and struggles that can occur. But instead of letting negativity into h... — Updated 10/30/2014


Gridiron Girl

DASHING DIVA. During the Kindergarten and first grade games, Zoey Galbreath dodges a Wilbur-Creston defender on her way to the end zone during the annual flag football tournament... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


College and Career Week

There is no time like the present. While it is important to live in the moment and seize each day as it happens, it is equally important to plan ahead and think about the future. Without a guideline, goals, or even a guess of what... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

A View from the Locker Room

It’s been nearly two weeks ago when word came out of Seattle that the Seahawks had traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets. I’m sure that you were just as surprised as I was. W... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


Local yarn group launches Blankets for Barracks Troops project

A local yarn group has taken on a project to support troops who are returning to Fort Hood, Texas, after a deployment. The project is Blankets for Barracks Troops and is being spearheaded by Megan Palmer, the Family Readiness... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


Delta, Alaska Competition Has an Interesting Twist for Boeing

While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansio... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story


Health care vital for local communities

As a former Ritzville resident and fourth generation farmland owner, I wish to share my personal observations gleaned from annual return visits and from the many articles and commentary in the Journal. Having a B.S. degree in... — Updated 10/30/2014 Full story



From the news in recent months we have all become aware of the horrific atrocities that are being committed in Iraq by the Islamic terrorist organization known at the Islamic State. It’s difficult for a normal person to even... — Updated 10/30/2014



TEAMWORK. Quarterback Lance Williamson fakes a hand-off to Calvin Miller, before giving the ball to Deacon Haase during an afternoon game. -Journal photo by Katelin... — Updated 10/30/2014



LWK COURT. The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Tigercats Homecoming Court were honored Oct. 17. The court members are Logan Miller, Stephanie Kelly, Clayton Hartwell, Kristen Miller,... — Updated 10/30/2014


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