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Gritman Center Annual Meeting

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is hosting the Annual Meeting on Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. A potluck will begin immediately after the meeting. The senior center is located at 118 West Main Avenue in Ritzville.... Full story


Cribbage Tournament slated for Feb. 3 at the Ralston Grange

The Ralston Grange will be sponsoring their Fifth Annual Cribbage Tournament at the hall in Ralston on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event will start at 1 p.m. and it is open to all ages. There will be a $5 entry fee, which will go towards cash prizes. Last...


There is a Solution meetings at TUMC

The Alcoholics Anonymous There is a Solution group has moved to the Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) in Ritzville on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m., starting on Jan. 23. Fresh, free coffee is provided at every meeting. For more information, contact...


Hunter Education Class available

There are currently 12 seats remaining for the Hunter Education Traditional Classroom Course in Ritzville. The classroom meetings are scheduled from 5-8 p.m. daily on Jan. 29-Feb. 1. The classroom portion of the class is being held at the WSU...


Dorothy Marie Austin

Dorothy Marie Austin, 93, of Umatilla died Monday, Jan. 15, at her home. She was born June 15, 1924, in Lind. At her request, no service will be held. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. Friends and family are asked to sign the...


Mitigating the symptoms of senioritis

While apathy is a symptom of many diseases, laziness itself is not a diagnosable illness. Students suffering from senioritis would beg to differ. Senioritis is the supposed “disease” that afflicts high school seniors, whose symptoms include wanin... Full story


Lind, Ritzville Gun Club Scores

Lind Gun Club, Jan. 7 24: Garrett Schlimmer, Peter Franz. 23: Dakota Kok, Shane Strohmaier, Terry Utecht. 22: Anna Franz, Curt Franz, Alan Schlimmer. 21: LeRoy Watson. 20 and under: Mike Gering, Debbie Kulm, Randy Kulm, Richard Kulm, Thomas Rosen,... Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports    January 25, 2018

Two Broncos wrestlers take fourth at Coyote Classic

Four Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestlers represented the Broncos at the Coyote Classic Tournament in Kittitas on Jan. 20. Tristan Regan, wrestling at 113 pounds, was one of two Bronco athletes to finish in fourth place in their weight class. Regan... Full story


Government shutdown wasted time

As your representative in Congress, I take the responsibility to provide for the federal government’s operations very seriously. Continuing resolutions, or extensions of funding from previous fiscal years, are a terrible budgeting option for our...


Legislative Commentary

Even though the pace of the “short” legislative sessions is always faster anyway, the Senate’s new Democrat majority seems to be in a particular rush to get certain bills through the process this year. With two notable exceptions, the...


New Year’s Thoughts

The turn of a year is traditionally a time for individuals and institutions to look both back and foreword. For your District, 2017 was a year with good news and not-so-good news. The renovation work, requiring blocks of the facility to be closed... Full story


Current political climate

Changes, amendments, appeals, initiatives … in politics, the culture, media, society, our state/county/country/world. Voting is just the first step. Now we need to communicate directly (phone, town hall meetings, lobbying) or indirectly, with a... Full story


John Spellman, best leader for tough times

Too often, virtues and accomplishments of quiet leaders go unsung. Such is the case with John Spellman, former Washington governor and King County executive, who died on Jan. 16 at the age of 91. Now many friends, colleagues and adversaries from... Full story


After two league wins, Broncos prep for final regular season games

With eight days between competitions, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos returned to the hardwood on Jan. 18 to host Wilbur-Creston before continuing on the falling day to face Kettle Falls. The... Full story

 By Al Stover    Sports    January 25, 2018

Lady Broncos earn wins against Wilbur-Creston, Kettle Falls

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with back-to-back Northeast 2B League wins. On. Jan. 19, the Lady Broncos executed a 66-33 victory against Wi...



TOKEN OF APPRECIATION. Washtucna Social Studies teacher Michael Dorman holds the flag the school received from 4th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron. Dorman and fellow teacher Janet Camp (not... Full story


School Boards provided with update on facilities, activities

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards heard from administrators and students on Jan. 22 about updates regarding facilities in the districts, as well as ongoing programs and activities within the schools. In regards to the modernization of Lind-Ritzvil...


Bronco teams record consecutive wins: BROOKE KOCH

BROOKE KOCH attempts a shot from inside the paint in front of two Lady Wildcat defenders during the Lady Broncos’ game against Wilbur-Creston on Jan. 19. -Journal photo by Al Sto...


Bronco teams record consecutive wins: BRONCOS BASKETBALL

BRONCOS BASKETBALL. Shontz Yaeger prepares to pass to a teammate during the Broncos’ game against Wilbur-Creston on Jan. 19. -Journal photo by Al Stover... Full story


Farmers for America showing Friday

“Farmers For America” is showing at The Ritz Theatre on Friday, Jan. 26. Special event tickets are $10, which covers the cost of admission and one beverage. Wine and beer will be available during the event. Show time is 7 p.m., and the doors...


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