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School Board meeting change

The Lind and Ritzville School Board of Directors are meeting on Tuesday, May 26, at the Ritzville Grade School. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Room 15.... — Updated 5/21/2015


Journal closed Memorial Day

The Ritzville Journal office will be closed to the public on Monday, May 25, for the holiday and for staff members to attend community events.... — Updated 5/21/2015


Memorial Day weekend activities scheduled in local communities

The Memorial Day weekend always provides residents and visitors with an endless amount of activities during the holiday weekend. This year, the entertainment begins on Friday evening with a screening of “Dryland” and the... — Updated 5/21/2015


Alumni return for annual banquet in Ritzville

Ritzville High School Alumni will gather for the 110th annual banquet and meeting this Saturday, May 23, at Gilson Gymnasium. Ticket sales for this year’s banquet have closed. Alumni who have not yet received their tickets and... — Updated 5/21/2015


Geocaching event in Ritzville

Geocaching returns to the Ritzville area this weekend with the Third Annual Ritzville Small Town Cache Cow Event. Hosted by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature a new activity and an awards dinner.... — Updated 5/21/2015


Car Show returns downtown Sunday

The Ritzville Classic Car Club rolls out the red carpet every Sunday of Memorial Day weekend for auto enthusiasts and visitors during its annual extravaganza. The event, Classics on Main Street, is being displayed in downtown... — Updated 5/21/2015


Ritzville honored class photos

Members of the honored classes at the 110th Annual Ritzville and Lind-Ritzville High School Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 23, in Ritzville are reminded all class photos are taken prior to the start of the banquet. The Journal is... — Updated 5/21/2015


Memorial Day services scheduled, volunteers needed to set up flags

Memorial Day services have been planned at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery and the Washtucna Pioneer Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 25. Volunteers are needed on May 22 at 5:30 p.m. to assist the Ritzville VFW Post No. 11446 and... — Updated 5/21/2015


Dinner, program at Ralston Grange May 27

The Ralston Grange is hosting a dinner and program at the hall in Ralston on Wednesday, May 27. The event is open to the public, and the men of the Grange cook the dinner. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a... — Updated 5/21/2015


Eagles hosting benefit dinner

Ritzville Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will be hosting a benefit dinner Saturday, May 30, to help support local resident Joanne Sipe battle her second round of cancer within the last year. The Eagles will be donating barbecue ribs,... — Updated 5/21/2015


“Click It or Ticket” campaign includes buckling up children

This year’s annual statewide “Click It or Ticket” campaign will take place between May 18 and May 31. During these dates, motorists in Washington can expect to see extra seat belt patrols, which will include an emphasis on... — Updated 5/21/2015

 By Courtney Geschke    News

Museum Volunteers discuss year’s events, prepare for upcoming season

The regularly scheduled Ritzville Museum Volunteer meeting held at Memories Diner on Tuesday, May 12, began with updates regarding the Dr. Frank R. Burroughs’ Home and Train Depot museums. Needed repairs to the Burroughs Home... — Updated 5/21/2015


Candidates file for elected positions countywide

Eighty-eight candidates have filed for election in the 2015 Primary Election. There are currently 77 offices filed for though a variety of county offices. The offices span from the legislative district to town council positions to... — Updated 5/21/2015


Weed nusiance: mistaken identity

Bur buttercup, sometimes mistaken for puncturevine due to its spiny bur appearance, is an early spring annual growing 2–5 inches tall and often in a dense like mat. Though not on the county weeds list, this obnoxious weed can be... — Updated 5/21/2015



FLOAT PREVIEW. The Ritzville Festivals Association unveiled the new parade float in downtown Ritzville at dusk on Tuesday, May 12. On the float decorated with the theme of... — Updated 5/21/2015



REBATE CHECK. Douglas Kelley from Avista Utilities presented Superintendent Rob Roettger with a $27,792 rebate check for the Lind School District. The district received the rebate... — Updated 5/21/2015


Ritzville PD investigating explosion at apartment complex

Ritzville Police and Ritzville Fire Department responded to an explosion at the Sonnendorf Apartments just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. The call came into dispatch advising of... — Updated 5/21/2015


Broncos named to All-Opponent teams

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos have athletes named to the All-Opponent teams in baseball and softball. For the 2015 NE 2B baseball year, Cort Ruzicka was named to the first team. For 2015 NE 2B softball, Jana Mattox and Kim... — Updated 5/21/2015


Big Bend Bowl League Scores

Commercial League, April 30 Herb’s Farm 94-53, Kagele’s Kandies 84-63, Herb’s Body Shop 79.5-67.5, Kragts 75-72, Ritzville Tire Co. 55.5-91.5. Team high scratch series: Ritzville Tire Co. 2533. Individual high scratch... — Updated 5/21/2015


Success at the Bi-County STEM Challenge

Besides being a rising field of study with great potential, engineering is beneficial for students because it is interdisciplinary. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) was incorporated with problem solving skills,... — Updated 5/21/2015


Norma (Russell) Myers

Norma (Russell) Myers, A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 30, in Pullman, at the Hilltop Inn from 1-3:30pm, All are invited to join family in remembering and celebrating the life of Norma.... — Updated 5/21/2015


Lady Broncos qualify for Regionals

The Lady Broncos traveled to Springdale Tuesday, May 12 to play against Reardan in the first, loser-out, round of district softball. The game, which ended with an 8-3 win over the Indians, advanced the Lady Broncos to a second,... — Updated 5/21/2015


Broncos set to compete in regional tennis tournament

The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague tennis team traveled to West Valley High School in Spokane to compete in the district tournament on Saturday, May 16. The team had two singles players, two doubles teams and one alternate qualify to... — Updated 5/21/2015

 By Dale Anderson    News

Hits and misses

I’m sure many of you read the paper last Wednesday published in a city northeast of here that told the world about five players that decided to leave Eastern Washington University’s women’s basketball program. The story... — Updated 5/21/2015


Protecting Civil Rights and Our National Security: The USA Freedom Act Strikes a Balance

No American should fear that their government has made a false choice between prioritizing either national security or civil rights. Our nation needs a continuing, robust debate on the proper balance the federal government should... — Updated 5/21/2015


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