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Last chance for Dinner Theatre tickets

Ritzville Community Theatre presents their new play “Three in a Row: A Game Show.” The play will take place from Dec. 7-10 at Casuela’s Grill. “Three in a Row: A Game... — Updated 12/8/2011


Silent auction fundraiser set for Bronc Boosters

Bronc Boosters are having a silent auction fundraiser this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the first home basketball game. Donations for the silent auction are to be given to Rita Fryberger. Questions should be directed to Melva Eichner,... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Lind couple will be honored as grand marshals

Bill and Jeanette Wills have the honor of being the Grand Marshals for the Lind Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Lind Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 11. Jeanette Wills was... — Updated 12/8/2011


Pirate play debuts Monday, Dec. 12 with RHS cast

The Ritzville High School Theatre Arts students will be putting on a production called “The Fearsome Pirate Frank” on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the grade school gym. Pat Lydersen wrote “The Fearsome Pirate Frank” and it is... — Updated 12/8/2011


Schoesler schedules telephone ‘town hall’

Senator Mark Schoesler is inviting residents of the Ninth Legislative District to take part in a tele-town hall meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13. “The more convenient I can make it for people to get involved with their government, the... — Updated 12/8/2011


Ritzville High School to host Financial Aid information meeting

Ritzville High School will be hosting a financial aid night on Thursday, Dec. 15. This meeting will be held at the high school in room 12 and will begin at 6 p.m. and is expected to last about an hour. This meeting is for parents... — Updated 12/8/2011


Giving Tree deadline extended

Sterling Savings Bank has extended the deadline of the Giving Tree event to conclude on Friday, Dec. 16. There are still 30 ornaments left on the tree waiting to be adopted by community members. The ages of those in need range... — Updated 12/8/2011


Ritzville Perkins closes its doors Thursday

Ritzville lost a business today when the Perkins Family Restaurant was closed about 3 p.m. today (Thursday), Dec. 8. A sign on the window states the restaurant has been closed permanently. No reason was given for the closure.... — Updated 12/8/2011

 By Katelin Davidson    News

BBCC donates computers for community

Big Bend Community College has donated eight more computers to the Ritzville library for the community to use. The computers will be located downstairs in the library and will be available for full use sometime in the next few... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story


Champion swimmers part of Benner’s legacy

The coming weeks will be devoted to one of this city’s sport’s heroes, coaching legend Benner T. Cummings. Here is the second installation. — M. M. Athey & The Ritzville Swim Club­ Part Two: The Summer of 1953 The Ritzville... — Updated 12/8/2011


LRS Lady Broncos win in OT, topple C-B, Warden

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos delivered two wins to the start of their season, hanging on to defeat Columbia-Burbank last Friday in overtime, 50-48. They rode that momentum into Saturday where they defeated Warden,... — Updated 12/8/2011


Mars Tourney productive for Broncos’ wrestlers

The first wrestling outing of the season was a good tune up for the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos as they prepare for a season on mat action on the road. The Broncos, who will host just one home match this season, traveled to Kenn... — Updated 12/8/2011


LaCrosse-Washtucna boys win non-league game

The LaCrosse-Washtucna boys gained their first win against Garfield-Palouse on Saturday, Dec. 3, with a final score of 53-35. The starters for the Tigercats were Darcy Stamper, Matt Stubbs, Austin Summers, Justin Wargo and Jake... — Updated 12/8/2011


Broncos split in weekend openers

Friday’s battle with Columbia-Burbank ended on a positive note as the LRS Broncos opened their basketball season with a win, 41-38. The jubilation ended there when a scrappy Warden team dismantled the Broncos on Saturday 55-40... — Updated 12/8/2011


Lady Tigercats fall to Garfield-Palouse

The LaCrosse-Washtucna lady Tigercats played their first non-league basketball game against Garfield-Palouse on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Tigercats lost their game 22-33 and look forward to playing Gar-Pal in league play on Friday,... — Updated 12/8/2011

 By Katelin Davidson    News

Lind student donates from the heart

The holiday season is said to be the ‘season of giving,’ and this holiday season, a local teen is doing just that. Brandon Knodel is a senior at Lind High School and for his senior project he has started a fundraiser titled ... — Updated 12/8/2011


Students reconstruct Christmas in Lind cafeteria

A group of Lind students, and some parents, gathered together early Sunday morning in the high school cafeteria to begin the revitalization of the Christmas spirit. The cafeteria... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story


Family members call for community to honor Undeberg with new track

We are writing this letter to express our thanks and gratitude to the members of Project 56 and the many donors who have supported the Ritzville track project and to ask for your continued support. Though we have been out of school... — Updated 12/8/2011


RHS track star voices support for Project 56

I am writing this letter in regards to Project 56. As a former track and field athlete both at Ritzville as well as in college I have had the opportunity to visit several facilities across the nation both at the high school and... — Updated 12/8/2011


Holiday activities make great weekend

What a wonderful weekend for our community! I always look forward to the first weekend in December with the Ritzville traditions. It was nice to sing Christmas carols, while sipping hot chocolate at the Tree Lighting event on Main... — Updated 12/8/2011


Bazaar brings record number of shoppers

The Saturday, Dec. 3, American Association of University Women Holiday Bazaar was well attended this year, with steady numbers of shoppers during the four hour event. Vendor numbers were down slightly but vendors indicated... — Updated 12/8/2011


BBCC Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2012-13

Big Bend Community College Foundation scholarship applications for 2012-13 are available now in the Financial Aid Office and on the college’s website. “An estimated $190,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 145 students for... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story

 By Katelin Davidson    News

New antique shop helps bring back memories

Stepping into Remember When… antique shop, you might not realize that it is actually a business. The warmth of a wood stove and the smell of fresh brewed coffee are the first thin... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story


Franklin Corwin ‘Frank’ Sellars Jr.

Franklin Corwin “Frank” Sellars Jr. age 82, of Gearhart, Ore., died Nov. 3, 2011, in Seaside, Ore. He was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Ritzville to Franklin Corwin Sellars Sr. and Helena Clodius. After losing his father at an early a... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story


George Francis Crawford

George Francis Crawford, age 89, died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2011. He was born in Frederick, Okla., on Nov. 28, 1922, to Maude and Marlin Crawford. He was the oldest of four... — Updated 12/8/2011 Full story


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