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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 5/18/2022 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 5/18/2022 Full story

 By Rod Larse    News 

Whitmore to lead Entiat schools

RITZVILLE – Longtime Lind-Ritzville Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Whitmore has been named Entiat School District superintendent. Whitmore announced his selection... — Updated 5/17/2022


Adams County Cops & Courts

DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service from May 1-9: May 1 Disorderly conduct in the 2100 block of West Bench Road, Othello. Deanna Ortiz, 30, of Othello,... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports 

Broncos softball lose play-in game

RITZVILLE – The hometown Broncos scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th and had the tying run at the plate, but it was not enough to knock off the visiting Davenport Gorillas in... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By The Journal    Sports 

Sports Briefs

Eagles place in district track RITZVILLE — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles had several athletes among the top competitors in the 1B District 7&9 boys meet Wednesday, May 11. Junior Logan Marconi took second in the 800-meter... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports 

Broncos compete at division championships

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville senior Sydney Kinch took top honors in girls pole vault and long jump May 10 during the Northeast 2B-South division track and field championships here.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Captain's Cod docks in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – Captain's Cod food truck set up shop at 702 W. First Ave. on May 10, to the delight of local fish lovers. Business was brisk during lunch time as locals lined up for... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By The Journal    News 

News Briefs

Semi overturns near Lind LIND – A tractor-trailer overturned Friday, May 13, three miles south of the city, blocking U.S. Highway 395 for hours. The crash occured near Milepost 79 just after midnight, according to the Washington... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Ritzville Festival Association set to dissolve

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Festival Association will dissolve by the end of the year. The remaining five board members reached the difficult decision at their March meeting.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Health office shares tuberculosis concerns

RITZVILLE – The rise in tuberculosis cases in Washington state has the Adams County health officer concerned. During a Wednesday, May 11, meeting with county commissioners serving as the board of health, Dr. Alex Brzezny... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    News 

Harrington to join athletic combine

HARRINGTON – The Broncos athletic combine appears to be growing, with more athletes joining local teams. The School District annonced that it is joining the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna athletic combine on a one-year trial... — Updated 5/17/2022


Alumni gather for banquet

LIND - Multiple classes of Lind and Lind-Ritzville high schools graduates were honored during a gala celebration Saturday night, May 7, in the current Lind-Ritzville Middle School.... — Updated 5/16/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Nuisance ordinance bogs down

RIZTVILLE – The City Council continued discussions on the amended nuisance ordinance, May 3. The ordinance applies to unsightly and/or unsanitary conditions on property within the city. Several questions were raised over the prop... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    Sports

Broncos split with Colfax

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Bronco boys baseball team wrapped up the regular season splitting a doubleheader with the Colfax Bulldogs on Friday, May 6. The... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Ritzville grade school students celebrate Arbor Day

RITZVILLE – On a brisk spring morning, 30 Ritzville Grade School fifth- assembled inside the City Council Chambers to commemorate Arbor Day. The students participated earlier in... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Students advance to nationals

SPOKANE – Eight Lind-Ritzville High School students have qualified for the National Future Business Leaders of America Conference competitions. Owen Telecky, Bronc Hutsell,... — Updated 5/10/2022


Curtis N. Schell

Curtis was born in Ritzville, Wash. on Jan. 21, 1959 to Stanley and Joan Schell. He joined a sister, Cindy and a brother Clay. Curt passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer on... — Updated 5/10/2022



100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times May 11, 1922 Wreck foils burglary: Arrest four alleged Yeggs with full set of burglar tools near Lind last week The sharp turn of the road... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By The Journal    News

Ritzville Museums preparing to open for Summer season

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Museums Committee is preparing for the 2022 season and the opening of Dr. Burroughs Home and the Train Depot Museum. They were unable to fully open in 2020 but the Railroad Depot was open the Summer of... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Grants awarded to area groups

RITZVILLE – Two different organizations are providing grants to area recipients. Big Bend Electric Co-op’s Caring Neighbors is providing $2,290 grants to local organziations. And Spokane Teacher Credit Union is providing $100... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By The Journal    News

News Briefs

Annual burn ban looms for Adams County RITZVILLE — Adams County’s annual burn ban goes into effect June 1. The ban will remain in effect through Sept. 30 in unincorporated areas fo the county, Adams COunty Fire Marshal Andie... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Livestock team wins FFA State Championship

SPOKANE – Six students from Lind-Ritzville High School won the State Championship in the Future Farmers of America Livestock Judging Contest on May 4 at the Junior Livestock Show... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    News

Mud Wars!

RITZVILLE – The first annual Mud Wars were held at Lind-Ritzville High School, May 4. The competition features teams of students, dressed in a theme of their choosing, engaging in... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Alumni groups plan celebration in Ritzville

RITZVILLE — The Lind-Ritzville and Ritzville alumni associations are planning a gala celebration May 28 to honor former students. The event is slated for 5:30 p.m. in Gilson Gymna... — Updated 5/10/2022


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