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Granddaughter of 'Tucna couple serves as page

OLYMPIA -The granddaughter of a Washtucna couple recently served as a page for Sen. Mark Schoesler. Melanie Spivey, 16, served as a page from Feb. 6-10. A sophomore at Curtis... — Updated 3/28/2023

 By Dale Brown    Neighbors 

Ritzville Easter Egg hunt set for April 1

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Eagles Auxiliary and Aerie will host this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1, at the Ritzville City Park. The event will start at 9 a.m. on the park’s Columbia Street side. Children... — Updated 3/28/2023

 By Laura Estes    Neighbors 

Welcome to My Kitchen

Easter and hot cross buns seem to go together. They are often on the menu for Easter breakfast or dinner. The history of hot cross buns goes back many centuries and tradition indicates they were first made for Good Friday. Hot... — Updated 3/28/2023


Sen. Schoesler sponsors two pages

OLYMPIA - Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, hosted two pages during the last two weeks at the Capitol. Charlie Alford, a Jennifer Middle School student from Lewiston, Idaho, served... — Updated 3/21/2023


Lions plan Lind Easter Egg Hunt

LIND — The Lind Lions Club will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, for children in the community. The event will state at 11 a.m. in the Lind City Park, Lion’s Club spokesman Mike Doyle said. “We usually... — Updated 3/21/2023


Ralston Easter Egg hunt set for April 1

RALSTON — The annual Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 1, in Keppler Memorial Park. The event starts and 9 a.m. with children of all ages hunting colorful eggs throughout the park, organizers said.... — Updated 3/21/2023


Ritzville Lions Club

Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner was the keynote speaker Wednesday, March 15, for the Ritzville Lions Club meeting. After the program, Lions were invited to tour the shutdown jail... — Updated 3/21/2023


Simmons named to the Dean's list

DAVENPORT, IOWA — An Othello woman has been named to the Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Alexis Simmons was named to the fall 2022 Dean’s List by the college.... — Updated 3/21/2023


New Employee

Sanda Gomez took the oath of office on March 1 as a new administrative assistant. From Othello, Gomez has been active with P.A.I.D. Coalition for Adams County Integrated Health.... — Updated 3/7/2023


Washtucna plans March activities

WASHTUCNA — The town has several events planned during the month of March, including a focus on music. This week, local school musicians are participating in the Southeast Washington Music Educators High School Honor Choir and Ba... — Updated 3/7/2023


Inaugural Piefest on tap

RITZVILLE — The reconstituted Ritzville Festivals Association is introducing a new event for the city. The inaugural Piefest will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 13, organization officials said. The event will take place in... — Updated 3/7/2023


Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

The Journal LIND — The following local residents are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from March 5-15: Birthdays March 5 — Jacob Reeve, Frank Perry, Dawn Aby and Megan J. Wills. March 6 — Kirk Sager and Theodor Smith... — Updated 3/7/2023


Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

LIND — Several local residents will celebrate birthdays and anniversaries between Feb. 19 and March 4: Birthdays Feb. 19 — John Rhoten Feb. 20 — Jeff Cody Feb. 21 — Kaiser Kramer and Nevaeh Davis Feb. 22 — Nicholas Lobe... — Updated 3/2/2023


Lenten Soup Suppers to be served

RITZVILLE — The Ritzville Ministerial Association will be hosting Lenten Soup Suppers through the month of March. According to Pastor Ryo Olso, suppers begin at 6 p.m. with services following at 7 p.m. on the following days and... — Updated 2/28/2023


Posse recognition

Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner presents the Sheriff Belt Buckle Award to Sheriff's Posse volunteer Juli Maine during an appreciation dinner at the Othello Golf Club on Saturday... — Updated 2/21/2023


St. John releases Honor Roll

ST. JOHN — St. John High School has announced its fall honor roll Students making the list are: Grade 9 — Sophia Anderson, Ashlynn Forest, Ashlynn Forest, Cooper Watt and Vanessa, Webb. Grade 10 — Birch Brown, and Katherine... — Updated 2/21/2023


Ice Age Institute has new secretary

RITZVILLE — The Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Flood Institute has a new secretary. Cecilia Cochran of Pomeroy was appointed to fill the vacancy, replacing LeeAnn Blankenship. The organization which promotes education on the... — Updated 2/21/2023


Students named to WSU honor roll

PULLMAN — Several area residents have been named to the President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University for the Fall 2022 semester. LaCrosse — Valorous Keanu Yoshi Heftel, Lauren Ruth Stubbs and Josilyn Marie Watson... — Updated 2/13/2023


Birthday and Anniversaries

LIND — The following local individuals are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from Feb. 12-21: Birthdays Feb. 13 — Steven Keith Feb. 14 — Cagney Willis, Jay William Miller and Hayden Padgett Feb. 15 — Logal Wills and... — Updated 2/13/2023


Washtucna band awards

Four Washtucna students competed Feb. 4 in the Southeast Washington Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest in Pullman. From left, Madilynn Meade received a superior rating in clarinet.... — Updated 2/13/2023


Birthday and Anniversaries

LIND — The following Lind-area residents are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from Feb. 1-15: Birthdays — Feb. 1 — Michael Watson and Logan Gering Feb. 3 — Taylor Davey Feb. 4 — Taylor Kerr and Avery Biermann Feb.... — Updated 2/6/2023


Rimrock Grange fundraiser taking place

WASHTUCNA — Rimrock Grange is raising money through its annual Pork Sausage Event. The Grange is selling meats — German sausage in natural casing and unsmoked, bulk German sausage in plastic bags — to raise funds. The meet... — Updated 1/31/2023



Ritzville woman named to Harding Dean’s List SEARCY, Ark. — A Ritzville woman has made the Dean’s List at Harding University. Jessica Heater, a senior, studying medical humanities, is among more than 1,200 Harding University... — Updated 1/24/2023


Students excel at Big Bend

MOSES LAKE — Several students from Adams County and nearby communities have received academic accolades at Big Bend Community College for fall 2022. To be honored on the Vice President’s List, students must maintain a... — Updated 1/17/2023


'Nod to the Grammy's' slated for Washtucna

WASHTUCA — The school’s Music Department will present “A Nod to the Grammy’s” on stage Monday, Jan. 23. The “Black Tie” event will take place in the school gymnasium, 730 E. Booth Ave., at 6 p.m. Event-goers are... — Updated 1/3/2023


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