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Annual AAUW Holiday Bazaar coming to Ritzville Saturday

Holiday shoppers are invited back to the 44th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, 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 Ritzv... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Free pancake breakfast Dec. 10

The Ritzville Eagles are hosting their annual Breakfast With Santa event on Dec. 10. The event includes a free pancake breakfast and a picture with Santa for children. The event runs from 9-11 a.m. at the Eagles... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

UW students conducting health survey

Masters in Public Health students from the University of Washington School of Public Health will be in Adams County during the first week of December to conduct key informant... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Food drives slated for December, residents encouraged to donate

According to Feeding America, a national organization dedicated to mitigating starvation, 41 million people struggled with hunger in the United States last year. Of those 41 million, 13 million were children. In response to this... — Updated 11/30/2017 Full story

 

Benge Christmas Concert Dec. 11

The Benge Christmas Concert is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Benge School. Immediately following the performance, refreshments will be served and a special visitor will visit with the children. For more information call... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

LRHS Drama performance

The Lind-Ritzville High School drama students will perform “Humbug High: A Contemporary Christmas Carol,” on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ritzville Grade School gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children when bought on... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Christmas lighting contest announced

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a community Christmas Lighting contest. Businesses and residents located within city limits are eligible. Contest guidelines will be on the entry forms. All entries must be... — Updated 11/30/2017

 
 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville Council holds public hearings for fee schedule, preliminary budget

During their Nov. 21 meeting, the Ritzville City Council held public hearings for the 2018 fee schedule and preliminary budget. One of the changes proposed for the 2018 fee schedule is a 3 percent increase for large solid waste... — Updated 11/30/2017 Full story

 
 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville receives grants for improvement projects

During a recent Ritzville City Council meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Kris Robbins informed council the city received two grants, which will go toward funding projects at the City Park and the Ritzville Walking Path. The first grant the... — Updated 11/30/2017 Full story

 

30th Turkey Trot deemed successful

Warm colors, a warmer than usual temperature, and the usual warm gathering of family and friends set off Thanksgiving morning to put the 30th anniversary run of the Turkey Trot... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

FFA Chapter looking for Holiday Board sponsors

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter hopes everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. In the month of November, our chapter has had success in Career Development Event (CDE) competitions. Our soils team consisting of Camden Smith, Abby Gering,... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Bulldog News: Winter activities

The Lind-Ritzville Middle School students had their Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 7, honoring veterans who have served, and those who are still serving. The next three days the school was closed due to conferences and... — Updated 11/30/2017

 
 By Dale Anderson    News

The million-dollar answer

There were a fair amount of coaches that were fired after last weekend’s games ended. And at least one of those guys’ team won. Coaches get hired to win championships and beat their in state rival. Just listen to the next big... — Updated 11/30/2017 Full story

 

Streamline water infrastructure planning

Life on our eastern side of Washington’s so-called “Cascade divide” certainly offers many natural advantages: Less rain, more time spent outdoors in the sunshine, and an ideal climate for apples, wine grapes and many other cr... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Finding balance in occupational licensing

Recently, the Institute for Justice (Institute) determined state licensing barriers for lower-income workers and aspiring entrepreneurs not only hurts people trying to establish themselves in a profession, but annually drives... — Updated 11/30/2017 Full story

 

Scotty Baker

Scotty Baker died peacefully Monday. He is survived by his wife Lily Baker, daughter Tina Saint John, son James, granddaughters Faith and Grace Saint John. A memorial service will... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Miles McArthur Athey

Miles McArthur Athey, 75, died in Ritzville on Nov. 20 at home with family. Surviving are his companion, four children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

George H. Messerschmidt

George H. Messerschmidt, 82, died Nov. 17 at the Spokane Veterans Home. He is preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy, son George, and great-grandson Jackson. He is survived by... — Updated 11/30/2017

 

Christmas kick-off weekend promotes shopping local

Residents have an opportunity to start their Christmas shopping during the Dec. 1-3 weekend as community events and discounts abound at local businesses. The Christmas Kick-off... — Updated 11/30/2017

 
 By Katelin Davidson    News

Women in Ag Conference focuses on leadership development

Women from across the western United States gathered to participate in a webinar for the annual Women in Agriculture (WIA) Conference. Ritzville served as a host site, with a dozen women from the local communities gathering to... — Updated 11/30/2017 Full story

 

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