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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


Lind Lions Club plants over 1,000 eggs in city park

LIND - The Lions Club hid over 1,000 eggs in the city park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The playground in the park was taped off into four categories: ages 1-3, Preschool and... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Cassy Benefield    Neighbors 

Mennonite church celebrates Holy Week

RITZVILLE – Like last year, Easter services look a little different for congregations across the Inland Northwest for one major reason: COVID-19 is still with us. Despite that fact, churches will still celebrate Easter and offer... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors 

Wedding Announcement

Galbreath to wed Jamison SPOKANE – Mitch Jamison of Garfield will be marrying Hallie Galbreath of Ritzville April 24th in Spokane. Galbreath, the daughter of Greg Galbreath and... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors 

Community Brief

Honor society sponsoring blood drive RITZVILLE — The Lind Ritzville High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, May 12. The blood drive bus will be at Gilson Gym with collection times of 12:30 p.m.... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors 

Rescued horse on Templin ranch

RITZVILLE – "It was find a home or go to the glue factory," Curtis Templin (pictured holding the horse) said. "I retired and just had to find something to do," McDonald said of... — 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

 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


Lind town council considers quiet zone

LIND – Councilperson Jim Dworshak presented information on quiet zones at the Mar. 23 town council meeting. Dworshak said for a quiet zone to be in place, the town would have to accept full accountability, and insurance would be... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Area churches announce plans for Easter services

Emanuel Lutheran Church has the following Holy Week schedule: Maundy Thursday service April 1 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church at 218 West 3rd Street in Sprague. Good Friday service April 2 at 7 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Chur... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Students inducted into National Jr. Honor Society

LIND – Students from Lind-Ritzville Middle School were inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society last week. Pictured, from left, are front row: Erien Warren, Jackson Nichols,... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Adams County commissioners pass William Wills' resolution

LIND – Adams County commissioners have officially recognized the contributions of a local civic leader who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88. On March 15, commissioners passed Resolution No. R-015-2021 honoring... — Updated 3/26/2021


Broncos get a fresh coat

RITZVILLE – Booster Club volunteers painted the Bronco logo on the field for Friday's home game against Kettle Falls, Wednesday, Mar. 17. Volunteer Marsha Smith said this was the... — 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


St. Patrick's Day Kickball

RITZVILLE – Students in Mrs. Weishaar's 4th grade class enjoy a rousing game of kickball under sunny skies at Ritzville Grade School Wednesday, Mar. 17. Many of the kids, as well... — Updated 3/23/2021


County to vacate right of way in Ralston

RITZVILLE – County commissioners held a 15-minute public hearing Monday, Mar. 15, regarding vacation of a portion of streets and alleys within the original town of Ralston. County Engineer Scott Yaeger said notices had been... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Mark Amara    Neighbors

Get to know your garden soils better

Getting to know the soils in the yard or garden can provide insights into what their physical and chemical makeup is in terms of texture, color and organic content, depth, water... — Updated 3/16/2021


Family fun in the sun

RITZVILLE – The Riggs family enjoyed a day in the sun Saturday, Mar. 13. Tossing a football, climbing the rope wall and seeing how high they could get on the swingsets at Ritzvill... — Updated 3/16/2021


Airplanes are better than cattle

RITZVILLE – Former owner of Lund Flying Services, Maynard Lund, 87, said this time of year was about his busiest as an aerial sprayer. He learned the business back in North... — Updated 3/16/2021


Tune in to local talent March 28

RITZVILLE – The final event of this year's Distinguished Young Women program takes place Sunday, Mar. 28. Held at Ritzville Grade School, the public is not invited due to COVID... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Sign up for conservation stewardship contracts

SPOKANE VALLEY – Agricultural producers are encouraged to renew their existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Classic contract. Participants with active contracts from fiscal year 2017 can renew their contracts for an... — 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 The Journal    Neighbors

Young women interview for scholarship program

RITZVILLE – Four young women are engaging in interviews for the Distinguished Young Women scholarship program as this paper goes to press Monday evening, Mar. 8. The final event... — Updated 3/9/2021


Blayke Mary Moore

Brady and Amber Moore of Ritzville announce the birth of their daughter Blayke Mary Moore, born January 20, 2021 at Deaconess Medical Center. At birth Blayke weighed 7 pounds 1... — Updated 3/2/2021


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


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