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Articles from the December 13, 2018 edition

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Holiday traditions celebrated at Winter Fest events

Holiday favorites include time spent with loved ones, consuming copious amounts of sugar and singing traditional holiday tunes. The spirit of the holidays will come alive in downtown Ritzville on Saturday, December 15, as the... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Worst Seat In The House: The way it should be

One of the things that I wish is to have been able to play in the high school football playoffs but those wouldn’t happen until four years after I graduated. I enjoy watching play... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Broncos basketball improves to 3-1 on season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team picked up two more wins in non-conference play last week, improving its record to 3-1. The Broncos narrowly beat the Oakesdale Nighthawks at home on Dec. 4, winning 46-44 in a... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Brandon Cline    Sports

Lady Broncos split pair of non-league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos ended last week on a high note with a 60-34 thrashing against the Wilbur-Creston Wildcats to improve their record on the season to 2-2. The week started on a tougher note for the Lady... — Updated 2/1/2019



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 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Good economic news sprinkled with caution

The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it is sprinkled with caution about introducing new taxes. Our state’s Economic... — Updated 2/1/2019


Commissioner Walker provides EARH update

As the year draws to a close, here are some odds and ends of updates on District business. In late November, the District held a Strategic-Planning session. Normally, such sessions try to lay out goals, and strategies to meet... — Updated 2/1/2019


Elena A. Sieverkropp

Elena A. Sieverkropp, age 88, died at home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was born October 1, 1930, to Joseph and Eleanora (Schmidke) Beckman in St. Paul, Minnesota. The eighth of... — Updated 2/1/2019


Legislative Commentary: Dec. 13, 2018

Dear Friends, Here on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, when we remember those who lost their lives in Hawaii on this day 77 years ago, there is another reason to think of George H.W. Bush, our nation’s 41st chief... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Rachel Nygren    News

Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter holds annual Christmas fundraiser

Dear Supporters, The Lind-Ritzville FFA chapter is holding our annual Christmas Card Greeting Board Fundraiser. Due to the high school being remodeled, the board will not be able to be displayed as normal. Instead, we will have... — Updated 2/1/2019


Letter to the Editor: H.E. Gritman Senior Center not going anywhere

Dear Ritzville Community, First of all, we want to dispel rumors pertaining to the closing of the H.E. Gritman Senior Center. We have no plans to close the Senior Center. We believe it is too important, not only to our seniors,... — Updated 2/1/2019


LRS hopes to livestream winter sporting events

Due to there being no local cable company, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague fall athletic events were unable to be broadcast on television this year. But LRS Athletic Director Greg Whitmore says that he has been working to develop the... — Updated 2/1/2019


H.E. Gritman Senior Center to host pancake breakfast

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will hold its monthly pancake breakfast this Friday, Dec. 14, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast, not just members of the Senior Center.... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville council approves cemetery ordinance, adjusts 110 Funds

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 4, as they continued to review the 2019 budget and voted on an ordinance that would make sweeping revisions to the chapter on the Ritzville Memorial... — Updated 2/1/2019


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