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Athletic Director announces rules for spectators at school events

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville School District Greg Whitmore announced superintendents from the district continue to meet to review and set guidelines for the safe implementation of... — Updated 2/26/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

They're back

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School students were allowed back together on campus as a full student body Wednesday, Feb. 17. The school board approved the campus moving to... — Updated 2/25/2021


Church Services

Lind Community Church 114 E Fifth Ave. P.O. Box 119 Lind, WA 99341 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rod Dennis Office Phone: (509) 677-3320 Ritzville Nazarene Church 108 W Fourth Ave. Ritzville, WA 99169 Youth Group at 6 p.m. on... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


Community Events Calendar

Submit an Event Thursday, January 23 Washtucna Community Library, 4-6 p.m., Washtucna School Library Coding Club, 4 p.m., Ritzville Library Access Health: Telehealth in rural communities, 6 p.m., WSU Extension Office Friday,... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

 By Drew Lawsen    Sports 

Broncos sweep Gorillas

DAVENPORT — The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos came to town and used strong serve attacks and solid defense to sweep Davenport (0-1) in three sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-10. It was... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Sports 

'Mudbowl Jamboree'

REARDAN— Football was back in muddy, jamboree form Monday, Feb. 22, as the Reardan Indians hosted the Davenport Gorillas and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos for varsity and junior... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By The Journal    Sports 

Cross country meet at St. George

RITZVILLE – The Broncos were ready to join area schools at St. George in Spokane Saturday, Feb. 20, but the event was cancelled Friday, due to snow. They are next scheduled to... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

FBLA student members compete at Winter Conference

RITZVILLE – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students competed in the 2021 Winter Conference, held online January 30 - Feb. 12. Advisor Steve Greenwalt said 25 students from Lind-Ritzville competed in various... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

Cheers! Local girls receive long-awaited awards

RITZVILLE – High school cheerleaders received awards earned during last year's sports seasons Thursday, Feb. 18. "Due to COVID, we were not able to have our awards banquet last... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

Chamber looks forward to St. Patrick's Day

RITZVILLE – The Chamber of Commerce is planning events around St. Patrick's Day including an open house night for businesses and a scavenger hunt. "Our hope is the hunt will end with coupons to local businesses, and our Board... — Updated 2/25/2021


Adams County Cops & Courts

February 12 DUI- 700 block South Thacker Road Othello Suspicious vehicle near a residence at the location. The vehicle was in a collision. Oscar Pineda-Aploinar, 32, of Othello was arrested and booked into jail for DUI. Suspicious... — Updated 2/25/2021


Malinda (Jantz) Zilliox 1921 - 2021

Malinda (Jantz) Zilliox was born Mar. 25, 1921 in the family home near Ruff, Wash. She attended a country school for three years. In 1930 the family moved to a farm near Ritzville,... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Residents complain about commissioners following the law

RITZVILLE – County commissioners signed a resolution saying they will hold all their regular meetings at the County Courthouse except for one meeting per calendar quarter outside the county seat. Previously, commissioners held... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Grainland Acres Annexation plans moving forward

RITZVILLE – A public hearing for the Grainland Acres Annexation, Comprehensive Plan and Zone Amendment held at city council's Feb. 16 meeting had one participant from the public. Mark DeWulf, attorney general counsel for Big... — Updated 2/25/2021


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Feb. 24, 1921 BIG PARTY AT WELLER HOME A big party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Weller near Ralston last Friday night. There... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Ritzville's City Hall open to the public

RITZVILLE – City Hall opened their doors to the public for the first time in almost a year Wednesday, Feb. 17. The opening came following unanimous approval by city council at... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Lind-Ritzville schools begin community partnership for education improvements

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville School District has been named as one of five rural school districts to participate in a rural education initiative. Innovia Foundation received a $150,000 grant for the College Spark Outcomes... — Updated 2/25/2021


Ritzville covered in snow

Ritzville Public Works crew members clear the roads of snow Monday morning, Feb. 15.... — Updated 2/16/2021


Joel Nels Anderson October 9, 1969 – February 1, 2021

Joel Nels Anderson left us on February 1st, 2021. He was met by his beloved grandpa Joel Donald Blankenship and his twin sister Jennifer. Joel and his twin Jennifer were born Octobe... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Heavy snow on roadways

RITZVILLE – Snow fell heavily throughout the region over the weekend. Interstate 90 was blocked in the left lane Monday from a semi trailer that landed on its side near milepost... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By The Journal    News

Indoor dining now allowed in Phase 2

RITZVILLE – Citizens are once more enjoying the opportunity to eat inside restaurants, following the east region moving to Phase 2 Monday, Feb. 15. "I love it, it feels good to... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Ritzville Eagles start serving food again

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Eagles started serving food to go with in-town deliveries on Friday evenings, before the region got the okay to open back up to indoor dining Sunday,... — Updated 2/16/2021


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Feb. 17, 1921 WARRANT CHARGES DUDMAN, BROKER, WITH DEFRAUDING A warrant sworn to by H.J. Leupp of Washtucna charging Harry Dudman, broker,... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Floral students whip up milkshakes

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville FFA floral students created and sold Valentine Day floral arrangements representing strawberry milkshakes. "The milkshake arrangement is one that the... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Local vaccine clinic results from over shipment

RITZVILLE – Local residents on a waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccination received telephone calls to come and get the shot when an over shipment of the Pfizer vaccine resulted... — Updated 2/16/2021


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