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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 4/8/2021 Full story

 

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

 
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Road to heaven

Washtucna Community Church Pastor Kris Bottino completes her annual Easter painting of That NW Bus in Washtucna Saturday, April 3.... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
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Adams County Cops & Courts

DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – Here is the dispatch log for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for March 19-25. March 19 False alarm in the 1000 block of South Johnson Road, Othello. Theft of a backpack in the 700 block of South... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By The Journal    News 

Washtucna man injured in rollover

FRANKLIN COUNTY – A Washtucna man was injured in a single vehicle rollover when the trailer he was towing oscillated, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled. The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. April 1. Trever L.... — 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

 

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

Distracted driver rolls vehicle off Highway 261

RALSTON – A vehicle traveling north on Highway 261, south of Ralston near Herman Road, rolled and came to rest in a wheat field Monday morning, around 8 a.m. The driver, a... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Briefs

Washtucna schools considering four-day week WASHTUCNA – The Washtucna School District is considering going to a four-day school week on a permanent basis, starting with the 2021-22 school year, and is requesting community input.... — 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

 

Washtucna schools propose moving to a four-day week

WASHTUCNA — The Washtucna School District is considering going to a four-day school week on a permanent basis, starting with the 2021-22 school year, and is requesting community input. A community forum and survey will be held... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Washtucna School looking at 4-day week

WASHTUCNA — The School District is considering going to a four-day educational week on a permanent basis starting with the 2021-22 school year. A community forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 to hear from the community... — Updated 3/26/2021

 
 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

 

Adams County Cops & Courts

RITZVILLE – Here is the dispatch log for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for March 12-18: March 12 Domestic disturbance in the 2500 block of West Bench Road, Othello. Gas drive-off in the 2000 block of North Durry Road,... — 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

 

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times March 24, 1921 FIRE AT OTT HOME Last Friday about noon a fire alarm from the Andrew Ott home on the north edge of town sent the fire... — 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

 

Adams County Cops & Courts

March 5 Trespassing - 2200 block West Barbara Road Othello Deputies responded to the location for a reported vehicle prowl in progress. The suspect was detained and it was determined no vehicle prowl occurred. The suspect was... — Updated 3/16/2021

 

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Mar. 17, 1921 CUTS THE LIMIT FOR FISHERMEN The catch limit on game fish has been cut in two by the Adams County Game Commission. A meeting... — Updated 3/16/2021

 

Edward J. Faure

Edward J. Faure, 95, long-time resident of Washtucna and Ritzville died Feb. 5, 2021. Edward was born April 22, 1925, the son of French immigrant Edouard Faure and Anna (Davin)... — Updated 3/9/2021

 

March Madness takes over in Washtucna school

WASHTUCNA – Kids in Washtucna Elementary School are excited to start spring sports, and looking forward to doing a March Madness event. "Everybody's going to get to draw a team, and there's actually just about the right number... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Washtucna celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday

WASHTUCNA – Tigercats celebrated Dr. Seuss's 117th birthday in good old-fashioned style with Principal Michael Amend appearing as the Cat in the Hat to read to elementary... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Getting better

I think that most people look at the coming week and will either be excited or maybe a bit apprehensive. If your calendar looks like ours does, you would most likely think really?... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

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