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That NW Bus as colorful and beloved as ever

WASHTUCNA - That NW bus, a popular stop for tourists traveling to Palouse Falls and college students heading to Pullman, saw lots of action as it got yet another coat of paint... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Graduation waiver approved

LIND – In their school board meeting Tuesday, Mar. 30, Lind and Ritzville members unanimously approved an emergency waiver of high school graduation credits. This is in addition to a policy already in place which authorizes the... — Updated 4/6/2021


Killian named 2022 Distinguished Young Woman

RITZVILLE – Four Lind-Ritzville high school juniors competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women program, with a showcase event highlighting the girls' talent, fitness and... — Updated 4/1/2021


Broncos fall in post-season

SPANGLE - The Broncos girls fell short Monday night, 3-2, and were eliminated from post-season play by the Liberty (Spangle) Lancers. Set scores in the NE2B league semifinal were... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Easter Egg Hunts: some cancelled, others improvised

WASHTUCNA – The school's All Student Body (ASB) will be sponsoring a Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 2, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to drive by the Washtucna school, and volunteers will give adults bags ful... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos roll past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs

RITZVILLE – Broncos sophomore running back Hayden Melcher was just too much for the Kettle Falls Bulldogs last Friday night, March 19, on Jimmie Snider Field. Melcher put three... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls sweep three in a single week

CHEWELAH – The Broncos girls volleyball team completed a three-game sweep Saturday, March 20, topping Jenkins High School, 3-0, on the road. The win came just two days after... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Funding set to help schools, daycare centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The city of Ritzville is projected to receive an estimated $360,000 as part of $2.66 billion set aside for Washington counties and municipalities in American Rescue Plan funding, Senator Patty Murray's office... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By The Journal    News

Adams County to receive $3.88 million

RITZVILLE – Adams County is projected to receive an estimated $3.88 million in educational and other funds from the most recent federal coronavirus stimulus plan, the American Rescue Plan. Lind-Ritzville Superintendent Don... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Broncos sweep Odessa on home court

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna/Kahlotus Broncos hosted the Odessa Tigers Saturday, Mar. 13, sweeping the visitors 25-11, 25-23, 25-15. "Yesterday's match was... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Voters to decide on levy

SPRAGUE – Voters will be deciding whether or not to approve a two-year educational and operational levy for the Sprague School District. Ballots were mailed out Jan. 20, and must... — Updated 2/4/2021


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

 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

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 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 Full story

 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


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