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Free pancake breakfast with Santa

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 12/7/2017


20th Annual Christmas Parade

The Lind Chamber of Commerce invites residents and visitors to join in the festivities for the 20th Annual Christmas Parade in Lind, on Sunday, Dec. 10. The day’s activities begin with free chili, soup and hot dogs at the Lind... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Gingerbread house competition, holiday activities planned

On Dec. 16, local gingerbread house artisans can bring their completed works to the H.E. Gritman Senior Center for the chance to win a Gingerbread House Competition. The completed gingerbread houses must be brought to the Senior... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Lions Club December bingo nights announced

The Washtucna Lions Club will be hosting two bingo nights during the month of December. The first event is being held on Saturday, Dec. 9. The group will then host a New Year’s Eve bingo night on Dec. 31. Doors open at 6 p.m.... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Winners of AAUW, Museum Volunteers raffles announced

After the Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 2, the announcement of the raffle winners for AAUW and Ritzville Museum Volunteers occurred. AAUW raffle baskets were again a big draw for shoppers at the Dec. 2 Holiday Bazaar. The Indulgence... — Updated 12/7/2017

 By Al Stover    News

TIB to allocate funding to Lind

The Town of Lind received positive news regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) project funding during the Nov. 28 Lind Town Council meeting. Century West Project Manager Steve Nelson informed the council and... — Updated 12/7/2017

 By Al Stover    News

Local organizations, businesses file 110 application requests

The Ritzville City Council held a special meeting on Nov. 28 to view presentations for 110 funding requests from several local organizations and businesses. A total of $141,733 was requested from groups and businesses to help fund... — Updated 12/7/2017



HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Charles Jingling visits with the ladies from the Emanuel Lutheran Church after buying a tasty treat from the ever-popular booth at the 44th AAUW Holiday Bazaar on... — Updated 12/7/2017



SANTA SWARM. Children who attended the movie matinee at the Ritz Theatre on Dec. 3 could hardly contain their excitement when Santa stopped by to see them after the... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story



SISTERLY LOVE. Katie Jo Hennings carries her sister Bella in one hand and Bella’s gift in the other during the annual Ralston Grange’s Christmas celebration on Dec.... — Updated 12/7/2017



CHRISTMAS AT THE CARNEGIE. A large group of residents gathered outside of the Ritzville Public Library to participate in the tree lighting ceremony and caroling on Dec.... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story



SANTA COMES TO TOWN. The first sighting of Santa Claus in Ritzville occurred on Sunday, Dec. 3, after the movie matinee event at the Ritz Theatre. Children like Tate Pulliam, who... — Updated 12/7/2017


Annual Food for Furry Friends Drive set for Dec. 16

The world will never be perfect. Rather than trying to make it perfect, small and continued efforts toward improvement can be made each day to help make the world just a little bit better than it was yesterday. There will always be... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Bowling for dollars

Well the regular season of football is over, with the exception of the Army-Navy game. The final four has been chosen and the bowl matchups have been made. And for the first time... — Updated 12/7/2017

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos fall to Asotin in season opener

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team wasted no time jumping into Northeast 2B South League play. The Lady Broncos opened their season on the road with a 57-47 loss against Asotin on Dec. 2. The Lady Panthers... — Updated 12/7/2017


Broncos start the season with league win against Asotin

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague basketball team had a strong season-opener performance when they went on the road to face the Asotin Panthers on Dec. 2. The Broncos maintained a consistent lead throughout the match up, and eventually... — Updated 12/7/2017


Raise the Standard

The recent cases of sexual harassment allegations against lawmakers and their staff, past and present, demand a strong response from Congress. Our bosses are you, the American people, and you deserve accountability. Staff working i... — Updated 12/7/2017


RMA provides yearly updates

At our last Ritzville Ministerial Association meeting, a concern was voiced about who we are, what we do, and who is involved in the ministry of this group. First and foremost, we are an outreach source for our community and for... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Legislative Commentary

Earlier this week I was in Spokane to speak at the eastern Washington part of the “Farm Hall” series sponsored by the Washington Policy Center. It gave me an opportunity to share a favorite quote about the intersection of... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Pancake breakfast Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will host its pancake breakfast this Friday, Dec. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will feature pancakes, a choice of ham or sausage and coffee with a suggested donation of $5 per person.... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Washington would benefit from ANWR leasing

For the last two decades, federal legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) has been stymied. Now, it is part of federal tax reform, which Congress is likely to approve. Allowing... — Updated 12/7/2017



STAGECOACH SCULPTURE. The City of Ritzville added another piece to its citywide metal sculpture collection with the stagecoach sculpture installed on the edge of the golf course at... — Updated 12/7/2017

 By Katelin Davidson    News

School Boards provided with monthly updates

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards listened to updates from school administrators, community members and students during the Nov. 27 school board meeting. Two members of the public expressed their concerns and opinions about the... — Updated 12/7/2017 Full story


Lind-Ritzville educators receive $3,773 from CF Industries Mini-Grants

Dennis Schilling of CF Industries, Inc. awarded 13 teachers with mini-grants totaling $3,773 on Dec. 4 to help fund agricultural and environmental projects for the Lind and... — Updated 12/7/2017


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