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H.E. Gritman Senior Center to host Pancake Breakfast and general meeting

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Alongside pancakes, biscuits and gravy and german sausage will also be served at the breakfast. Anyone is welcome to attend... — Updated 1/11/2019


One-night only play coming to Ritzville on Nov. 30

Contributed By Kathryn Schafer After enjoying a three-weekend run in Cheney, StageWest Community Theatre of Cheney has decided to bring the humorous and emotional production of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, directed by Harry... — Updated 1/11/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Citizens sound off on proposed ordinance at public hearing

Ritzville citizens said their peace at a public hearing on Nov. 6 regarding the proposed ordinance that would ban cargo containers and pods in residential zoning districts. The public hearing took place at the beginning of the... — Updated 1/11/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

2018 Midterm Elections - The results are in...for the most part

The 2018 Midterm Elections have come and gone, and Adams County residents will see a lot of the same political faces following this election. Federally, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D) was easily re-elected to her current position... — Updated 1/11/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Danekas Bridge reopens after 28 days of repairs

The Danekas Bridge overpass on I-90 near the Tokio Weigh Station reopened on Oct. 29 after four weeks of repairs, a week ahead of schedule. The repairs were necessary after an... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos football shellacks Kettle Falls in season's final game

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team ended its season on a high note, routing the Kettle Falls Bulldogs 54-6 at home on Nov. 2. The Broncos asserted their dominance early in the game, leading 21-0 after the first... — Updated 1/11/2019


Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports

Oct. 21, 10:16 a.m. — While in the Ritzville impound yard on an unrelated detail, it was noticed that the west wire fencing had been cut and a vehicle parked nearby was broken into. It is unknown when this occurred. The fence... — Updated 1/11/2019



ALL TREATS, NO TRICKS. Young Halloween-goers made their way through Main Street and across Ritzville as they piled up candy and treats during Ritzville’s Fall Fest on Oct. 31.... — Updated 1/11/2019


2018 WLCF horse department winners

There were 251 total entries in the horse department. The grand champion for the 4-H Junior Fitting and Showing was Hailee Noser, while the Intermediate grand champion was Ella Greenwalt and the Senior grand champion was Brianna... — Updated 1/11/2019


Spokane AgriBusiness Council seeks "Excellence in Agriculture" award noms

The AgriBusiness Council of Greater Spokane Incorporated in partnership with Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum will recognize an individual with the Excellence in Agriculture. The award is presented at the Spokane... — Updated 1/11/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos volleyball season ends with deep playoff run

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball season came to an end last week, but not before the team’s spirited run deep into the Northeast 2B District Tournament. The... — Updated 1/11/2019 Full story



NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING DATE & TIME CHANGES Notice is given that the Board of Directors of the Washtucna School District #109 has changed the time of the regular meetings below from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. December’s regular meeting... — Updated 11/8/2018 Full story



TO: The Citizens of the City of Ritzville YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT the City Council of the City of Ritzville will be conducting a hearing for the City of Ritzville Preliminary Budget and Fees for the Year 2019. This will be... — Updated 11/8/2018


Legislative Commentary

I’ll start with a good word for our regional Department of Transportation folks and the contractor who got the overpass at the Tokio interchange on Interstate 90 repaired and back open this week, ahead of schedule. The bridge... — Updated 11/8/2018


Portland Shipyard Building is wave of the future

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s vibrant economy, there is an abundance of “Help Wanted” signs. Even though our... — Updated 11/8/2018


Honoring Central Washington angels

Last week, I met a couple angels in the Tri-Cities. No, really: I had the opportunity to sit down with James and Angie Sessions of Pasco. A few years ago, James and Angie were inspired to become foster parents after learning about... — Updated 11/8/2018 Full story


Ritzville AAUW accepting applications for table rentals

The Ritzville branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is taking applications for table rentals at the Christmas Bazaar. The Christmas Bazaar will be held on Dec. 1 at the Ritzville Grade School. For more... — Updated 11/8/2018 Full story


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