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2020 Year End Review

January Ritzville woman killed in wrong-way crash By Brandon Cline Two people were killed and five more injured in a wrong-way crash about eight miles south of Lind on State Route... — Updated 1/7/2021


Kahlotus Pool remains closed

KAHLOTUS - City officials are keeping the municipal swimming pool closed due to the coronavirus-related quarantines imposed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Officials said they will not reopen... — Updated 1/4/2021

 By The Journal    News

Driver cited for DUI

KAHLOTUS – A driver was cited with a DUI and traveling too fast for conditions Sunday, Dec. 27. Roy Tarunay, 29, was driving southbound on Highway 261 approaching milepost 3, three miles north of Kahlotus when he lost control of... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Snow expected to fall overnight

RITZVILLE - The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook in advance of expected snowfall overnight. The outlook was issued at 3:06 p.m. today, Monday, Nov.... — Updated 11/10/2020


Open Season

 — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Mixed Attitudes bring the beauty

RITZVILLE – A Revised 2020 Dance Performance held on the main stage at Wheatland Communities Fairgrounds Saturday, Oct. 3, featured dancers from beginning to advanced. Instructor... — Updated 10/9/2020


School enrollment numbers continue to hold steady

RITZVILLE – Enrollment numbers for area schools remained fairly consistent compared to last year for most schools, although a couple of schools saw an increase or decrease in the number of students attending. Washtucna School... — Updated 10/1/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Wildfires hit Franklin County

BASIN CITY - A wildfire raced along the edge of the city Monday, Sept. 7, destroying at least two homes. The homes were located along North Canal Boulevard and Loen Drive, but... — Updated 9/15/2020


Flames erupt in Kahlotus, Sprague and other towns

MALDEN - Wildfire raced through several nearby communities, destroying homes, businesses, outbuildings and even a City Hall. Franklin County officials reported one fire had... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

75% of Malden buildings destroyed

MALDEN — High winds and dry weather conditions propelled a wall of flames southwest across rural Spokane and Whitman counties Monday, leveling homes, businesses and government off... — Updated 9/10/2020


Free WiFi hotspots set up in Franklin County

PASCO — Franklin Public Utility District and Mid-Columbia Libraries have teamed up to offer free WiFi Internet hotspots around the county. The service is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily in parking lots and sidewalks near... — Updated 9/2/2020

 By The Journal    News

Kahlotus on campus Aug. 31

Kahlotus School District will return to school on-campus August 31 with new superintendent Jose-de-Jesus Melendez (see feature in next week’s Back to School issue). Lamont/Sprague School District will also be returning August... — Updated 8/18/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Local school districts vary on reopening

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville School District is choosing to start the 2020-21 school year Aug. 31 with all students engaged in distance learning. Superintendent Don Vanderholm said... — Updated 8/14/2020


Lacrosse valedictorian on the farm

KAHLOTUS – T.J. Harder is excited to be carrying on the farming and ranching tradition started by his family generations ago. After graduating as the LaCrosse Class of 2020... — Updated 7/14/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Basin City breaks away with Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY - What do you call it when more than 3,000 rural residents get together for the Fourth of July to rodeo, parade, dance and shoot off fireworks? Well, rodeo clown turned... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Kahotus woman injured in crash

PASCO — A Kahlotus woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in a construction zone along U.S. Highway 395 on Tuesday afternoon. Molly A. Robitaille, 42, was transported to a... — Updated 7/9/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Woman hospitalized after ATV crash

By Roger Harnack Ritzville Journal KAHLOTUS — A Dixie woman was injured Saturday in an all-terrain vehicle crash at night on state Highway 261. Jacqueline A. Duvall, 48, was... — Updated 6/23/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Koyotes earn awards

KAHLOTUS — The Class of 2020, made up of four graduates, received several scholarships and awards, announced during their June 5 graduation by superintendent Gregg Taylor.... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Four graduate from Kahlotus High School

KAHLOTUS - An outdoor graduation celebration held June 5 celebrated graduating seniors Keirnan Shaileigh Hartwell, Alicia Stanaway, Kaylin Olson and Serenity Davis. The ceremony was... — Updated 6/11/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Schools plan graduation activities

RITZVILLE — Lind Ritzville High School is holding a private graduation ceremony Saturday, June 6. Students will drive to the high school parking lot, and be called to the football field to receive their diploma. The community... — Updated 6/4/2020


Parents honor 2020 graduates

RITZVILLE- Parents of recent Lind Ritzville alumni honored 2020 graduates by painting their names on the high school football field, along with a carefully applied likeness of the... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Adams County land transactions for April

RITZVILLE — Here are the land transactions as reported by Adams County for the month of April: • Teresa Renfro, Olympia, as successor trustee of the Greenwood Revocable living trust (Elton E. Tony and Josephine Greenwood) to... — Updated 5/18/2020


Broncos on the field

RITZVILLE - Parents of recent Lind Ritzville graduates honored 2020 graduates by painting their names on the high school football field, along with a carefully-applied likeness of... — Updated 5/18/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Palouse Falls, Potholes among places to reopen

KAHLOTUS - Washington State Parks has released a list of the parks that will be opening May 5 for outdoor recreation, provided visitors keep their distance. In Eastern Washington,... — Updated 5/2/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Church, business quarantine won't be enforced in Franklin County

KAHLOTUS - Businesses and churches could start returning to more-normal operations this week following an announcement April 20 that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will not be enforcing Gov. Jay Inslee's "stay home"... — Updated 4/23/2020


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