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Youth bowling event on Dec. 31

The Ritzville Church of the Nazarene and Lind Calvary Assembly Church are sponsoring a youth bowling event at Bob’s Big Bend Bowl on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event is open to all students grades 7-12. Admission is $5 and covers...

 

Lions Club bingo nights announced

The Washtucna Lions Club will be hosting two bingo nights during the month of January. The first event is being held on Saturday, Jan. 6. The group will then host another bingo night on Jan. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and socializing,...

 

Washtucna Community Library Opening

The East Adams Library District is hosting a Grand Opening for the Washtucna Community Library on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Washtucna School Library. The community library will now be accessible for the public and will offer books,...

 

New device training available

Individuals who received a new electronic device for holidays but are unsure how to use it can attend the East Adams Library District’s free “How to Use Your New Device” class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 30 or Jan. 4. On both days, library...

 
 By Al Stover    News    December 28, 2017

Ritzville Council amends 2017 budget

The Ritzville City Council finished their 2017 meeting schedule on Dec. 19. One of the action items approved by council was Ordinance 2112, which authorizes amendments to the 2017 budget. During the public hearing for the budget amendments, Mayor... Full story

 

Hospital Board undergoes reorganization, approves to recruit nurse practitioner

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners unanimously approved to recruit a PA or nurse practitioner, as well as the purchase of a new hematology analyzer. The Commissioners also voted in board members to serve for the...

 
 By Al Stover    News    December 28, 2017

Ritzville City Council approves 2018 budget

During the Dec. 19 meeting, the Ritzville City Council approved an ordinance adopting the 2018 budget for the city, totaling $8,625,445. Prior to adoption, the council held two public hearings for the budget. The city budgeted the Current Expense... Full story

 

TAYTUM LABES

TAYTUM LABES (center) took home several honors in the Horses Show, including the Autumn Memorial Traveling Trophy, reserve champion for showmanship, reserve champion halter-geldings, and reserve... Full story

 

2017 Wheat Land Communities' Fair Results

Beef Fitting and Showing In the FFA Division, Tara Tellefson received the grand champion ribbon, and Abby Gering was reserve champion. Also making it to finals and earning a blue ribbon were Bryce Ess...

 
 By Al Stover    News    December 28, 2017

Washtucna FBLA hosts first Christmas Extravaganza

Hours after Washtucna students and staff left for winter break, the echo of laughter and R&B Christmas music could be heard from the building’s cafeteria and gym. The noise was a product of the... Full story

 

It's not that easy

Mastering a sport is not the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. A person has to have some athleticism, depending on the sport and has to have the confidence to make improvements on a day to day basis. They sometimes have to block out negative...

 

Bob’s Big Bend Bowl League Scores

Independent League Oct. 30 BBB 11-10, Viking Inn 10-11, Bob’s Minions 10-11, Bauer U 11-10. High scratch game: Tim Stauffer 210, Gary Bostrom 209. High scratch series: Ed Edelen 585, Tim Stauffer 562, Gary Bostrom 522. High handicap game: Randy...

 

Promise Kept on Reducing Tax Burdens

For hard working families and entrepreneurs in Central Washington, keeping more of your own paycheck was my goal in supporting historic legislation approved by Congress, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The last time the nation’s federal tax system was...

 

Railroads Implementing Positive Track

While the investigation continues into the deadly AMTRAK derailment near Dupont, the clock continues to tick on the implementation of Positive Track Control (PTC). The deadline is Dec. 31, 2018. PTC integrates new satellite tracking (GPS) and...

 

Legislative Commentary

As leader of one of the Legislature’s four caucuses I’ve been crisscrossing our state lately, talking with groups about the challenges we expect to face in 2018. From the Othello Rotary and Pullman City Council to Greater Spokane Incorporated...

 

Small changes for personal growth in the New Year

A very wise man once said, “Discipline builds character.” In his book, “Make Your Bed,” Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) describes lessons in mental discipline that he learned in Basic Underwater Demolition SEALS (BUD/S)...

 
 By Al Stover    Sports    December 28, 2017

Lady Broncos drop nonleague game to SJE, defeat Mary Walker

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague girls basketball Head Coach Steve Wellsandt used one word to describe the Lady Broncos’ 1-1 split from last week: interesting. The Lady Broncos began the week with a 54-59...

 

Broncos secure 4-2 record following two consecutive wins

Following two league losses the previous week, the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos bounced back to earn two consecutive wins. The Broncos earned their first win of the week in a nonleague contest...

 

4-H LEADERS’ COUNCIL

4-H LEADERS’ COUNCIL. The Lincoln-Adams 4-H Leader’s Council received a donation from CF Industries for $500. CF Industries Terminal Superintendent Dennis Schilling presented a check to Erika...

 

Holiday office closure at The Journal

The Ritzville Journal office will be closed on Jan. 1 for the New Year holiday. The office will reopen on Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. The deadline for content remains set as Tuesday, Jan. 2, at noon. For more information, contact the office at...

 

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