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Articles from the November 26, 2015 edition

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AAUW preps for annual holiday bazaar

Holiday shoppers are invited back to the 42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Ritzville Grade School. The admission-free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, located at 401 East Sixth Avenue. The... — Updated 11/26/2015


Christmas Kickoff Weekend Dec. 4-5

The annual Ritzville Christmas Kickoff Weekend occurs on Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, throughout the City of Ritzville. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Mayor Linda Kadlec will have the honor of lighting the tree, followed by... — Updated 11/26/2015


Ralston Grange slates annual Christmas Party for Dec. 6

The Ralston Grange’s annual Community Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at their hall in Ralston. This will be the 85th year that the Grange has sponsored this traditional community event, open to all. Last... — Updated 11/26/2015


FFA fundraisers currently ongoing

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter members are selling pies and cheesecakes for $12 each as a fundraiser. To purchase a dessert, contact an FFA member. All orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 30, and will be shipped on Dec. 18. The... — Updated 11/26/2015

 By Rachel Plager    News

Adams County receives $50,000 planning grant

In a recent Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) meeting in Olympia, Adams County was chosen to receive a $50,000 Planning Grant to study the feasibility of an industrial wastewater facility at the Port of Othello. At thi... — Updated 11/26/2015


Donald Otto Schwisow

Donald Otto Schwisow was born October 13, 1923, to Frank and Anna Schwisow in the Carico Hills near Ritzville. He graduated from Ritzville High School in 1941 and married Betty Schaefer on October 14, 1945. He died Nov. 21 in... — Updated 11/26/2015

 By Rachel Plager    News

Kiel garners Eagle Scout title

Approximately 75 community members arrived at the Legion Hall at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 to show their support for Eagle Scout Peyton Kiel. The ceremony began with all of the... — Updated 11/26/2015


Unifine Mill proposed to be donated, constructed in Ritzville

Steve Fulton, whose family still operates a farm in Fairfield, Washington, has announced his intention to donate a Unifine flour milling system to be operated in Ritzville.... — Updated 11/26/2015

 By Dale Anderson    News


Another year is rapidly coming to an end. Thanksgiving will be followed by Christmas specials with bowl games coming up sooner than we would like to think. For me personally, I’m... — Updated 11/26/2015


Student Letters: What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

Washtucna School District Thanksgiving means many things to me. I get to see all my family and have a big feast. My dad cuts the turkey and my dad I pull on the wish bone. We all have pie at the end of the feast and stay and chat.... — Updated 11/26/2015


Mindful meditation improves memory

Meditation has long been practiced by followers of the Buddhist religion, but not until recently has it been recognized for its cognitive benefits. Research supports that mindful meditation improves memory, correlated to... — Updated 11/26/2015


LaCrosse Schools hosting rebotics day

The LaCrosse Schools will be hosting a robotics day at the school on Saturday, Dec. 5. Students and parents from across the region are invited to attend a hands on day where they will get to “play” with, build and control such... — Updated 11/26/2015



In regards to the article published on Nov. 19, the proposed ordinance to add a $20 water fee and $20 sewer fee to be connected to the Lind system, this fee would be imposed onto vacant buildings only. The food donation photo... — Updated 11/26/2015


Terror attacks demand response to keep U.S citizens safe

The world was horrified by the cowardly terror attacks in Paris that killed numerous innocent people and left many wounded at entertainment venues and restaurants, in what many now regard as France’s “September 11th.” France... — Updated 11/26/2015


Ritzville Unifine Flour Mill

This is a conceptual proposal and not a solicitation for investment Conceptual Proposal, General Overview. The tentative plan is to make an initial offering of two blocks of stock (items 2 and 3) in the “Ritzville Unifine Flour M... — Updated 11/26/2015


Presidential travel, China style

When China’s President Xi Jinping flew into Seattle last September, his presidential airliner looked like any other Air China 747-400 passenger jet. That is because it was. The Chinese have a different approach to flying their... — Updated 11/26/2015


The password to a wonderful life

One of my favorite movies is the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart. The story follows Stewart’s character George Bailey who has become unhappy with his life because it has not turned out the... — Updated 11/26/2015


High school honor roll announced

Sprague High School and Lind-Ritzville High School recently released the honor roll recipients for the first quarter of the school year. For the Sprague freshmen class there was a GPA range of 3.42 to 4.00. The four students for th... — Updated 11/26/2015


Lind-Ritzville FFA receives $7,500 donation from Wilbur-Ellis for greenhouse projects

The Wilbur-Ellis Company recently donated a $7,500 Impact Fund check to the Lind-Ritzville FFA program for improvements to the greenhouse. The money is being used to improve the efficiency of the greenhouse by completing an... — Updated 11/26/2015

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Hospital board discusses updates

The Adams County Hospital District No. 2 unanimously approved the operating budgets for 2016 for East Adams Rural Healthcare and the East Adams Care Center during the meeting on Nov. 19. For EARH, the commissioners approved an... — Updated 11/26/2015


LaCrosse resident injured, one dead in collision near Colfax

Recent LaCrosse High School graduate and current Washington State FFA State Officer Jason Wigen was injured in a collision on westbound State Route 26. The collision claimed the life of 20-year-old Buckley, Washington, driver... — Updated 11/26/2015


Turkey Trot on Thursday

Walkers, joggers, strollers, all are welcome to make the brisk round of the Ritzville Path starting from in front of The Ritz Theatre at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. The three-mile Ritzville Path circles from the Ritz Theatre,... — Updated 11/26/2015


Okanogan knocks the Broncos out of state playoffs

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos and Okanogan Bulldogs met at Lions Field in Moses Lake on Nov. 20 to duel for the opportunity to move on to the Semifinals. In a rematch game in... — Updated 11/26/2015



BREAKING THROUGH. Riley Prescott attempts to tackle Bronco athlete Andrew Witt in the fourth quarter of the Quarterfinals game on Nov. 20. -Journal photo by Katelin... — Updated 11/26/2015


Zachary Elijah Borth

Brandon and Marie Borth welcomed their son Zachary Elijah Borth on Nov. 12. Born in Moses Lake, Zachary measured 21.5 inches and weighed eight pounds, 13 ounces at birth. Zachary... — Updated 11/26/2015


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