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 By Steve Salins    News    December 20, 2018

Lind Town Council approves 2019 budget

The Lind Town Council meeting on Dec. 11 was called to order by Mayor Paula Bell at 7:04 p.m. A public meeting to review the Town Budget had occurred in the hour before in which the usual openings—Pledge of Allegiance and determination of a...

 

Christmas church services announced

The following local churches have announced their Christmas church services for the next week: Emanuel Lutheran Church will have a candlelight and carols service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The Ritzville Nazarean Church will have Sunday Morning Worship at...

 

Students pen essays on why they honor the American flag

Veterans, students, families and community members gathered inside the American Legion on late Sunday afternoon to recognize essays written by students from third through eighth grade on why they...

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Dec. 20, 2018

Dec. 11, 5:11 p.m.—A Lind complainant advised of what was first believed to be a male subject in a field on E 5th Street yelling and screaming. The complainant later called and advised that it was a female screaming and a male subject was near...

 

Legislative Commentary: Dec. 20, 2018

Dear Friends, State law requires the governor to submit a budget proposal to the Legislature ahead of each of our sessions. This week Governor Inslee submitted the seventh budget of his time in office, and he’s now 7-for-7 on wanting new taxes....

 

Duane Ruser

Duane Ruser, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on September 30, 1935 in Holstein, IA; passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL. Mr. Ruser was a newspaper publisher....

 

Farm Bill passage helps central Washington farm country

Last week, Congress voted 369-47 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill, sending this critical legislation to President Trump for his signature into law. The agreement sets us on a better path for our country’s farmers and ranchers, for our rural communities,...

 

Christmas wreaths help ease pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty while protecting our country. It hit home again last month when Army sergeants Eric Emond, 39, Brush Prairie, a...

 

Worst Seat In The House: Good memories

If you have been following along with this column you would know that I’ve been traveling to Cheney to watch the NCAA FCS football playoffs. And if you have paid attention you would also know that the Eagles will be headed to Frisco, Texas in Janua...

 

Lady Broncos split season's first two league games

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos split a pair of games to open league play for the 2018-19 season, falling to the Liberty Lancers at home but beating the Colfax Bulldogs on the road. The Lady...

 

Broncos basketball drops two games to start 2018-19 league season

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos basketball team dropped its first two league games of the season at home against the Liberty Lancers and on the road against the Colfax Bulldogs last week. The Broncos now sit at 0-2 in league play and 3-3 overall i...

 

Postal inspectors offer tips to keep holiday packages secure

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), is working around the clock to keep the more than 15 billion mail pieces expected to be mailed this holiday season safe. But, package senders and...

 

Cold temps and winter driving conditions are here; driving tips from AAA

The frigid temperatures is a reminder to us that winter driving conditions are here. We’ve been lucky to have dry road conditions, so ice has only been a factor in some areas. AAA urges everyone to get prepared for winter driving conditions by pack...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    December 20, 2018

Ritzville Food Pantry part of the heart and soul of local community

The inconspicuous space appears pinched between a Dollar Store and a closed Title Insurance Company office. Blue-gray paint coats the building and door. One window display contains a large white...

 

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