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Articles from the December 14, 2017 edition

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Fundraiser for Zoey Fannin

The Ritzville Foursquare Church is coordinating a Chili Feed fundraiser for Zoey Fannin on Dec. 15 in hopes of raising money to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for the Fannin family. The fundraiser begins at 4 p.m. in the... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story


Holiday activities continue

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 12/14/2017


Holiday Extravaganza

The Washtucna FBLA Chapter is hosting a Holiday Extravaganza on Dec. 20 at the Washtucna School. The event begins with a potato bake dinner with assorted toppings and beverages from 5-7 p.m. The meal costs $6 for adults, $5 for... — Updated 12/14/2017

 By Al Stover    News

Commissioners approve county transportation improvement plan

The Adams County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution for the 2018-2023 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan during their Dec. 11 meeting. Adams County Public Works Director Todd O’Brien and Adams County Engineer... — Updated 12/14/2017

 By Al Stover    News

Ritzville Council approves small works roster agreement with MRSC

During the Dec. 5 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved a resolution authorizing a service agreement between the City and Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC) regarding the city’s small works vendor... — Updated 12/14/2017



LIND EXHAUST SHOP’S was one of the returning participants in the annual Lind Christmas Parade. The float showcased three white Christmas trees and a myriad of lights. -Journal... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story



PRACTICE BEFORE PARADE. Tessa O’Brien (left) and Rachel Schell practice their routine on the Ritzville Festival Association’s float, “Dutch Delite,” and danced to Mariah... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story



FIRST PLACE. The Lind Boys’ “Santa’s Workshop,” float took home first place in the annual Lind Christmas Parade on Dec. 10. The float included reindeer made of lights, a... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story


Shop With a Cop promotes service to community

Service to community is one of the top priorities for law enforcement officers everywhere. On Saturday, Dec. 9, local law enforcement officers still got to put on the uniform and... — Updated 12/14/2017



WINTER CONCERT. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade at Ritzville Grade School sang holiday songs, and melodies about peace, during the annual Winter Concert on Thursday,... — Updated 12/14/2017

 By Al Stover    Sports

LRS wrestlers Morris and Phelps place in Liberty Invite

Six athletes from the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling team competed in the Liberty Invite on Dec. 8-9, including two competitors who placed in their respective brackets. Aarron Phelps, who was competing in the 220-pound division... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story

 By Dale Anderson    News

What’s best for…?

I think most parents have hopes that their kids will become productive citizens and have success. If they have any athleticism then they also hope they can be on a state team of... — Updated 12/14/2017


Jerusalem, Capital of Israel

“By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion….If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!” The words of the psalmist in Psalm 137 evoke the longing that the Jewish people felt during... — Updated 12/14/2017


Celebrating Ritzville

Of course the holiday season is on all our minds. We should’ve seen it coming but always seem to ask where the summer went. Several key people are promoting and celebrating the season for Ritzville. These include Kylie and staff... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story


Keep the holiday spirit all year long

During the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to giving, not just giving gifts, but donating our time and money to charities, disasters and community programs. We’re reminded that, with all our frailties, we, Americans, are a... — Updated 12/14/2017


LaCrosse robotics team named as Regional Champions

A team of five LaCrosse elementary and junior high students were named Regional Champions at a robotics competition in Spokane on Saturday, Dec. 9. Coached by school science teacher, Matt Wysock, the team has been working since... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story


Embracing advice from a Navy SEAL

Many people find sugar cookies to be a hallmark of the holiday season. Fewer people know that “sugar cookies” are also a punishment in Navy Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, in which trainees are commanded to j... — Updated 12/14/2017

 By Al Stover    Sports

Lady Broncos earn wins against Tri-Cities Prep, Tekoa Rosalia

Days after suffering their first season loss against Asotin on Dec. 2, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos basketball team earned their first victory with a 67-50 nonleague win... — Updated 12/14/2017 Full story


Broncos split home games, prep for tough league match ups

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos hosted two games last week, and continued undefeated in league competition with a win against Tekoa-Rosalia on Dec. 8. Earlier in the week, the... — Updated 12/14/2017



LEXI CLODIUS smiles as she receives a gift from Santa Claus. Clodius was one of many students who met Saint Nick after the Benge Elementary School’s Christmas Concert on Dec. 11.... — Updated 12/14/2017


Lenora Elsie (Laib) Sackmann

On Dec. 6, with family at her side, Lenora Elsie (Laib) Sackmann died and was reunited with her loving husband Godfrey, of 54 years, and her beautiful daughter Alice (Sackmann)... — Updated 12/14/2017


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