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Veterans breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be holding a “Bring a Veteran to Breakfast” event on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m and community members of all ages are invited to... — Updated 11/10/2016


Free baby diapers available for local families

The St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ritzville will be handing out bundles of diapers on Nov. 12 for any families in need of diapers for their babies. This service will be provided at the church on the second Saturday of each month.... — Updated 11/10/2016


Enrollment program available for farmers

Now through Nov. 30, Adams County eligible farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to receive a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. The America’s Farmers Grow... — Updated 11/10/2016

 By Haley Roybal    News

Bronc Boosters benefits from a random act of kindness

Many community members attend the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos’ home football games in order to support the local players and coaches. For every home football game, members of the Bronc Boosters and community volunteers donate... — Updated 11/10/2016


Jantz selected as a Washington Wheat Ambassador

Lind-Ritzville High School senior Tessa Jantz has been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers and will serve as a Washington Wheat Ambassador for the upcoming year. Jantz of Ritzville and Nicholas Schultheis of Colton were... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story

 By Haley Roybal    News

Ritzville City Council discusses prevention of utility bill delinquency

The Ritzville City Council continued the discussion of tenant and landlord responsibilities pertaining to utility bills during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1. City Attorney Mark DeWulf informed the Council of a request he... — Updated 11/10/2016


Adams County voters cast ballots for Trump - Local county commissioners races remain close

Tuesday evening brought a stream of preliminary election results for voters across the nation with the announcement of Donald Trump as the next United States President. The voters of Adams County heavily favored the Republican... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story



BAGPIPES. Members of the Hot Punch Highlanders Rachel and Rhonda Noriega performed a bagpipe presentation during the Veterans Day assembly in Ritzville on Nov. 8. -Journal photo by... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story



PRESENTING THE COLORS. Veterans and their families stand and honor the flag during the presentation of the colors by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter members during the... — Updated 11/10/2016

 By Haley Roybal    News

Newhouse listens to citizen’s concerns at local meeting

Mikki Kison then discussed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) portion of the Farm Bill. Kison encouraged Newhouse to support the program during the... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story



CARING NEIGHBORS, a nonprofit entity established by Big Bend Electric Co-op, recently donated $500 to the Washtucna High School FFA. The money will be used to help purchase dress... — Updated 11/10/2016



VETERANS DAY. The Lind-Ritzville High School Associated Student Body hosted a Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to recognize and thank veterans such as (from left) Justin... — Updated 11/10/2016


LRHS invites the community to Caps for Kids day

Over 15,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. In response to this towering statistic, Lind-Ritzville High School will be holding a Caps for Kids day on Friday, Nov. 18. During Caps for Kids day,... — Updated 11/10/2016

 By Dale Anderson    News

What’s up?

It’s time to take a look at the happenings of last week just because. The World Series went seven games, which is appropriate since both teams have been waiting so long to win it... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story


Lady Tigercats’ season comes to a close at the District Tournament

The LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus Lady Tigercats had one primary goal this season: compete at the District Tournament. The team had missed the opportunity to compete in post season play last year, and they were determined to make... — Updated 11/10/2016


Honoring America’s defenders this Veterans Day

“The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten,” President Calvin Coolidge said it well almost one hundred years ago. Friday is Veterans Day, when we as a nation honor those who have answered the call to... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story


Discussion on dams affect on fish supply

Washington is home to three resident pods of killer whales that spend the summer feeding in Puget Sound. This year, they seem to be having trouble finding food, and whale advocates blame the dams on the lower Snake River for... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story


Missing Andy Hill already

American elections traditionally have been cantankerous. Some early political feuds were so bitter they were settled with pistols in duels. The most famous of which occurred between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in 1804.... — Updated 11/10/2016

 By Haley Roybal    Sports

Lady Broncos end their season with loss against NWC

The Lady Broncos ended their season with two District Tournament victories on Tuesday, Nov. 1, against Kettle Falls and Springdale and one match against Northwest Christian on... — Updated 11/10/2016


Broncos conclude football season with victory over Davenport

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos ended their season on a positive note, earning a 40-8 win against the Davenport Gorillas. The final season game did not have any weight in the... — Updated 11/10/2016 Full story


Wren Malone Powers

Wren Malone Powers was born on Oct. 4 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. She weighed eight pounds two ounces, and was 20.25 inches long. Her parents are Nathan and Mindy... — Updated 11/10/2016


USDA announces loans, additional lender category for small-scale operators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers. The program, called EZ Guarantee Loans, uses a... — Updated 11/10/2016


Walter Reimer

Walter Reimer was born on Feb. 18, 1920, near Hillsboro, Kansas, to Abraham and Katherine (Buller) Reimer. He died on Oct. 29. His mother died when he was four years old, and at the age of 12, his father died leaving him and his... — Updated 11/10/2016


Turkey Bingo returns Saturday

The family favorite Turkey Bingo event returns to the C.J. Newland American Legion Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 12, hosted by the Ritzville Lions Club. From 12-8 p.m., attendees have the chance to win a turkey or two, just in... — Updated 11/10/2016


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