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Articles from the November 27, 2014 edition

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Lind holiday bazaar returns Nov. 29

After several years absence the Lind Christmas Bazaar is returning and with it the opportunity for area residents to complete their holiday gift purchases through local vendors and craftsmen. Kindra Haase and Jamie Schmunk have been organizing the...


Christmas Kickoff weekend Dec. 5-6

The annual Ritzville Christmas Kickoff weekend occurs on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, throughout the City of Ritzville. Events begin with Paws for Claus at the Ritzville Drug Company from 4-6 p.m. on Dec. 5. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Mayor Linda...


Ralston Grange plans holiday activities

The 84th annual Ralston Grange Community Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7. This traditional event, open to all, has entertained families for five generations. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner, followed by the program.... Full story


Direct Seed meeting Dec. 9

The Adams Conservation District is hosting a direct seed breakfast meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 7-9 a.m. at Memories Diner in Ritzville. At the meeting, Ryan Kuster will discuss the latest innovations in spray technology. The meeting is... Full story


Ritzville Council adopts 2015 budget

As the 2014-year winds to a close the Ritzville City Council adopted the Preliminary Budget for 2015 with one amendment to the budget on Nov. 18. In the budget the council approved a $5 increase to water rates, which was based on the increasing... Full story


Washtucna fertilizer plant proposed for removal from Hazardous Sites list

The Washington Department of Ecology is proposing the removal of the Washtucna Fertilizer Plant, located at 135 West North Street in Washtucna, from the Hazardous Sites list. The list contains contaminated sites throughout the state that have been...



MOVES. After Cort Ruzicka dodges a Cardinal defender, he prepares to slip past another during the Broncos’ quarterfinal game against Waitsburg-Prescott. The Broncos advanced to the semifinals with...


Happy Thanksgiving - Students Answer: How does your family prepare a turkey? What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?

Lind Third Grade This is how I make a turkey. The first thing I do is get a turkey from my uncle. Then I let it defrost all night. After, I get the guts out and boil them. Next I cook it for 350 degrees. Later I cook the stuffing in a pan. Last I cut...


Bulldog News: LRMS apparel available

The Lady Bulldogs are in full swing with their basketball season. Varsity’s current record is 2-1 and Jr. Varsity’s record is 3-0. The Lady Bulldogs have two games this week with an away game at ACH on Monday and Davenport at home on Tuesday....


Richard Clark Chamberlain

In Remembrance of Richard Chamberlain, He was Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grand Father to our family. Richard (Dick) Clark Chamberlain was born March 1, 1931 to Fred and Effie (Clark) Chamberlain of Washougal and died Nov. 13. He was the... Full story



As I complete my final weeks in Congress, it is only natural to reflect on the past 20 years. It has truly been my honor and privilege to serve you and represent those who call Central Washington home in Congress. Whether it’s helping seniors with... Full story


Holiday shopping in Ritzville

This year, we have four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas to shop, wrap and ship Christmas gifts for family and friends. It can be daunting of you’re not one of those uber-organized individuals who shops all year long and is finished by... Full story


Freedom is a Fragile Thing

For some, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy. For others, it’s a time to volunteer at soup kitchens to help the less fortunate. For still others, it’s simply a chance to eat a huge... Full story


Winter Blood Drive at LRHS on Dec. 8

Community service is something that can vary from simple and effective to laborious and life changing. It is something that Lind-Ritzville High School’s (LRHS) National Honor Society (NHS) knows well. With their scholastic achievement, integrity...


Herbert Alfred Smith

Herbert Alfred Smith, 86, was born on Nov. 18, 1928 in Lind, and died on Nov. 19, in Spokane, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Herbert was a Spokane area resident for 60 years. He grad... Full story


Robert Alan Marble

Robert Alan Marble, 67, beloved husband and father died Nov. 17 after a valiant fight against cancer. Bob was a native Californian who fell in love with wheat farming. He was a chemist by trade and...



STOPPED. Colin Sheffels brings down the Cardinal ball carrier close to the sidelines. The Broncos defense shut down the Cardinal rushing attempts, allowing just 60 yards in 25 attempts. -Journal...


Broncos trample Cardinals in quarterfinals - LRS preps for semifinals against Okanogan on Saturday

On Friday, Nov. 21, the LRS Broncos were able to triumph over the Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals, 17-14, in a quarterfinals face-off. They secure their position in the semifinals where they will face... Full story


Avery Danielle Bolin

Jacob and Danielle (Sackmann) Bolin of Ritzville announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Danielle, born Nov. 10 at Sacred Heart Medical Center. At birth Avery weighed 7 pounds 12.5 ounces and...



YARD OF THE MONTH. Larry and Sherie Schafer are the Yard of the Month award winners for the month of November. The Shafers were selected by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce Board. RACC Board...


Mary S. Woodbury

Mary S. Woodbury, 73, of Spokane Valley, dies on Nov. 17 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Ritzville, Jan. 26, 1941 to the late Melvin & Tannis Hollenback. Mary graduated from Kahl... Full story


EARH welcomes Dr. Bryant to the staff

In May of this year Dr. Timothy Bryant transferred to East Adams Rural Hospital from Brewster after 12 years of family practice there. “It’s like going back 20 years, like when I was back in Glendale,” Bryant said. He transferred to Ritzville...


The Journal office closed Nov. 27-28

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, The Journal office is closed to the public on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28. The office reopens on Monday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m....


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