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Ritzville student named ambassador by Washington Association of Wheat Growers

Two high school seniors have been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers and will serve as the Washington Wheat Ambassadors for the upcoming year. Lacey Miller of Ritzville and Evan Henning of Thornton were selected after... — Updated 11/1/2018


WSDOT: Begin preparations now for winter season

The falling leaves and colder weather can mean only one thing – snow and ice are just around the corner. With the changing seasons, now is the perfect time for travelers to shift their focus towards winter driving. The... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Serious changes

It was quite the Saturday for local college football teams. The Whitworth Pirates remained unbeaten and atop the Northwest Conference dropping the Pacific Boxers 37-19 at the Pine... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lind-Ritzville cross country qualifies one runner for State Cross Country Meet

Lind-Ritzville cross country runner Linnea Schafer has qualified for the State Cross Country Meet after advancing through the Regional Meet on Oct. 27 at the Harrington Golf Course. Schafer, a sophomore, finished with a time of... — Updated 11/1/2018

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos football falls against tough Asotin team

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team ended its regular season on Oct. 26 with a 35-13 loss on the road to the Asotin Panthers, but fans will still have one more opportunity to see this year’s team in action. The Bronc... — Updated 11/1/2018


Portland Shipyard Building is wave of the future

Shipyard workers in Portland are building the first commercial-scale wave energy buoy which, if it works, could be part of a system providing electricity to communities along our nation’s coastline. Vigor’s shipyard has a $6.5... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story


Largest COLA increase in seven years provides certainty for Social Security recipients and veterans

Every calendar year, Social Security Administration (SSA) automatically calculates the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for beneficiaries based on the consumer-price index, which measures changes in the price level of a defined... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story


Legislative Commentary

Knowing Cougar Nation, it was no surprise that the highway detour on State Route 26 east of Othello had zero effect on turnout for this past Saturday’s WSU-Oregon football game. And once the ESPN network announced its popular... — Updated 11/1/2018


Ralston Grange to host community Thanksgiving potluck

The Ralston Grange will be hosting a community Thanksgiving potluck and program at their hall in Ralston on Tuesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The program will be honoring and giving thanks to our local Veterans who have... — Updated 11/1/2018


Keeping up with LRMS

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School had their first social activity of the year consisting of a lip sync battle and dance on Oct. 19. The football boys and the volleyball girls finished their season on Oct. 18. The ASB also ended... — Updated 11/1/2018


Washington State Patrol fully implements sexual assault tracking system

The Washington State Patrol’s new online tracking system for sexual assault kits has concluded its roll-out phase and is now fully implemented. The online system, modeled after a similar one in Canada, is developed by STACS DNA,... — Updated 11/1/2018


Washtucna Heritage Museum raises over $5,000 at fundraiser

Washtucna Heritage Museum’s third annual fundraiser was held on Oct. 19, which raised about $5,300 for the museum. A crowd of about 65 people attended the fundraiser, where they were treated to a Baked Potato Bar from Rollin... — Updated 11/1/2018



BULLSEYE! Ritzville Grade School student Briggs Glisson tries to hit a target at the school’s annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 26 in the RGS gymnasium. -Journal photo by... — Updated 11/1/2018



WINNER! Ritzville Grade School student and future firefighter Taryn Brar plays the “Disk Drop Game” at the school’s annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 26 in the RGS... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story



CHECK, PLEASE. The Caring Neighbors board, a nonprofit entity established by Big Bend Electrical Co-op, donated $900 to the Ritzville Aerie/Aux. Eagles to help improve their... — Updated 11/1/2018


Generous $10,000 donation helps Lind Middle School buy new reader board

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Avista Utilities and Strata Solar, Lind Middle School has purchased a new reader board to better connect and communicate with the community. Avista... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos volleyball keeps season alive in district tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team staved off elimination in the Northeast 2B District Tournament, winning two of their three matches to advance to the second... — Updated 11/1/2018

 By Brandon Cline    News

Historical Society receives $2,500 donation

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) has been awarded a $2,500 donation as a part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. Donated by Albert Wollman, a farmer in... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: Board of Commissioners of East Adams Rural Healthcare meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 will be held on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will beheld at East Adams Rural Healthcare... — Updated 11/1/2018


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... — Updated 11/1/2018


Soup Supper and Auction to be held on Nov. 10

The Lind Community Church is making final preparations for a Soup Supper and Auction. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at their church in Lind. The theme will be a salute to Veterans. Serving time will be from 5-6:30 p.m. with... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story


Adams County Sheriff’s Office to host career event on Nov. 8

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a “Donuts with Dispatchers” event on Nov. 8 for those interested in being a dispatcher. The event runs from 9-11 a.m. at Boxwood Home & Garden in Ritzville. Attendees will... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    News

Unprecedented money raised by candidates in local legislative races

With the 2018 midterm elections just less than a week away, candidate fundraising in the Ninth Legislative District has shot through the roof. With contested races for both state representative positions in the 9th Legislative... — Updated 11/1/2018 Full story


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