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Colony enjoys Odessa celebration

Members of Schoonover Hutterite Colony joined in the Deutschesfest celebration last Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 14-17, in Odessa. Both young and old colony members enjoyed the... — Updated 9/19/2023


Sun sets on the fair

The annual Othello Fair attracted thousands of visitors last week for a celebration of agriculture. The event included food, fun, livestock, FFA and 4-H exhibits, a Demoliton Derby... — Updated 9/19/2023


Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

The following residents are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from Sept. 1-20: Birthdays Sept. 1 – Megan Undeberg and Sue Nichols Sept. 3 – Jaque Laird, Cora Reimer, Shane Strohmaier and Trudy Davey Sept. 4 – Mitch... — Updated 9/19/2023

 By Slim Randles    Neighbors

Fall, a great time to be alive

Fall is the polishing time. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. For some reason, the spirit that guides us made our experiences in fall the peak of the year’s efforts. For animals, both wild and domestic, it is the rut, the... — Updated 9/12/2023


Fun at the Ritzville fair

Fun at the Ritzville fair... — Updated 9/5/2023


Everyone loves a parade

Everyone loves a parade... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Harrington teacher receives scholarship

HARRINGTON - A secondary English teacher here was one of just 70 teachers nationwide to receive the Fulbright Scholarship as part of the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms... — Updated 9/5/2023


Grange seeks volunteers for booth

RALSTON – Ralston Grange is looking for volunteers to help with concessions and Bingo at its booth during the annual Wheat Land Communities Fair and Ritzville Rodeo. “The grange is asking for volunteer help from the... — Updated 8/25/2023


Clark: Welcome back, Washtucna students

Welcome back to another exciting school year in Washtucna. As we prepare to open the doors once again, I am thrilled to extend my warmest greeting to all our students, as well as those who are joining us for the first time. The... — Updated 8/22/2023


Heist hired as evidence technician

RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff's Office has hired a new evidence technician. Raegan Heist will handle and document evidence, maintain chain-of-custody, organize evidence... — Updated 8/22/2023


Washtucna teachers announce school supply lists

WASHTUCNA – School District teachers have released a list of needed classroom supplies, just in time for the 2023-24 school year to begin. Supply lists are: Mrs. Sitton’s kindergarten and first-grade -- Pencils (no pens),... — Updated 8/22/2023


Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

LIND – The following residents are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries between Aug. 15-25: Birthdays Aug. 15 – Debbie Knodel Aug. 17 – Chris Erickson Aug. 20 – Les Branson, Jamie Williams Aug. 21 – Dusty Kulm Aug. 22... — Updated 8/15/2023

 By Dale Brown    Neighbors

Family celebrates centennial wedding anniversary

RITZVILLE – The family of Harry M. and Mary (Kissler) Tompkins gathered Sunday, Aug. 6, at the city park to celebrate the couple's 100th wedding anniversary. Although the couple... — Updated 8/15/2023


National Night Out set

OTHELLO – National Night Out activities are planned for 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Columbia Basin Health Association clinic. The event is planned to give local law enforcement officers an opportunity to meet with the... — Updated 8/8/2023


Junior Livestock show plans events for 2024 season

SPOKANE – The Junior Livestock Show of Spokane has announced its meetings and auctions schedule, and changes being planned. The organization that allows aspiring young farmers to show and sell their animals will host its annual... — Updated 8/8/2023


Benge woman buys Sonny's

WASHTUCNA — Thanks to a Benge woman, the town may have an old eatery revived. On July 28, Bridget Coon, closed on the purchase of Sonny’s Tavern, 250 S. Main St., Adams County Assessor’s Office records show. She paid... — Updated 8/8/2023

 By Laura Estes    Neighbors

Welcome to My Kitchen

Somethings are better, made the old-fashioned way. When I was young and learning to cook and bake, my family, like most, did not own an electric mixer. If you were whipping cream or beating a cake mix you used a hand cranked set... — Updated 8/8/2023


Newspaper staffers to be recognized

RITZVILLE — Ritzville Adams County Journal reporter Dale Brown will be among the Free Press Publishing staffers to be recognized in October during the Better Newspaper Contest awards gala. Brown will be joined by journalist and r... — Updated 8/1/2023


National Night Out planned

OTHELLO - The Adams County Sheriff's Office are planning several events to meet and learn more about constituents as part of the National Night Out campaign. Families and friends... — Updated 7/24/2023


Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

LIND – The following residents are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries from July 24-Aug. 1: Birthdays July 24 – Charlotte Smothermon July 25 – Jaxon Rhoten July 26 – Vi Holland, Craig Cooper and Damon J. Stevenson July... — Updated 7/24/2023



Junior Livestock Sale looms RITZVILLE – Aspiring farmers and ranchers will be showing and selling their animals during the annual Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday, Sept. 2. The sale will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the... — Updated 7/24/2023


Students earn academic honors

CHENEY – Several area residents have made the grade at Eastern Washington University. Students with a grade-point average of 3.50 were recognized as Dean’s List students during the spring quarter. Local students making the... — Updated 7/18/2023


Lind Birthdays and Anniversaries

LIND – The following residents are celebrating anniversaries and birthdays from July 18-25: Birthdays July 18 – Tim Fritchie and Katherine Mercer July 20 – Garret Pfaff July 21 – Josh Knodel, Amanda Reid and Marica Eakins... — Updated 7/18/2023


Ritzville Rocks

The Ritzville community float, Ritzville Rocks, was among several entries in the Pioneer Days grand parade in Davenport on Saturday, July 15. Representing their community, atop the... — Updated 7/18/2023


Car show announces winners

ODESSA - The winners of the Rolling Thunder Ministry Car Show on July 2 have been announced by organizer Nate Lathrop, who called the event "successful and small." Lathrop said... — Updated 7/18/2023


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