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WAWG offers scholarships RITZVILLE – The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors 

Students participate in 4-H events at fair

RITZVILLE – At the Wheat Land Communities Fair, 4-H hosted its Demonstration and Fashion Review contest on Sept. 4. Three people participated in the Fashion Review. Merit McRae modeled two outfits that her grandmother made for... — Updated 9/21/2021


Wheatland Communities Fair 4H and FFA Livestock Awards

Market Steer Grand Champion Alyssa Williams, FFA Landon Williams, 4H Reserve Grand Champion Lane Tellefson, FFA Hannah Towne, 4H Heifer Grand Champion Lane Tellefson, FFA Maeve Korthuis. 4H Reserve Grand Champion Reagan Korthuis.... — Updated 9/21/2021


Fun-filled Wheat Land fair

The Wheat Land Communities' Fair brought out farm enthusiasts for a full-filled weekend in Ritzville. Members of FFA and 4-H entered animals and exhibits for a chance at... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Livestock sale brings in more than $100K

RITZVILLE – The annual Wheat Land Communities' Fair livestock sale brought in more than $100,000. "The livestock sale surpassed the $100,000 mark this year, ending at $100,779 plu... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Carol Beason    Neighbors

Mindset of aging

Aging - Is only a matter of mind, if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter, this according to Mark Twain. Aging begins at conception and only accelerates as we grow older, the concept of which is often lost on some. Something most... — Updated 9/9/2021


Aspiring barrel racer

Maisie Witt of Ritzville competes in peewee barrel racing during Franklin County Fair and Open Rodeo opening activities Thursday night, Aug. 26, as her mother runs alongside. Witt also competed in mutton bustin’ during the... — Updated 9/2/2021


Crane brings AC

RITZVILLE – North Adams Street was blocked between Main and Broadway, early Monday afternoon August 23, while this crane hoisted a new air conditioning unit to the roof of the... — Updated 9/2/2021


Community Briefs

Local grad receives scholarship RITZIVLLE – A Lind-Ritzville High School graduate has been awarded an Innovia Foundation scholarship toward her post-secondary education. Julie Klein received the David L. and Frances G. Ray... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Briefs

Flea Market coming to St. John ST. JOHN – Flea Market and More will hit the St. John Fairgrounds from Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 25-27. The event runs from 11 a.m. to dark Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to dark Thursday and... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Ralston Grange prepares for fair

RALSTON – The Ralston Grange concession at the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair will open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. There will be a potato bar that evening only, Grange officials said. Fair superintendents and judges with... — Updated 8/24/2021


Time to plant your garden for the fall season

Believe it or not, it really is time to plant a fall vegetable garden. I know, I know, it is hot right now and probably will be for some time. However, those cold hardy plants need to germinate in warm soil now. By the time cooler... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Ritzville Community Parade returns

RITZVILLE – After a year hiatus, the Ritzville Community Parade returns to Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 4. The festivities begin at 10:45a.m. with the Kiddie Parade. The main even steps off at 11 a.m. Journal sports columnist... — Updated 8/17/2021

 By Drew Lawson    Neighbors

Retired professor and Sprague resident writes new book

SPRAGUE – Dr. Youself El-Kaddar’s new book, “Doorways,” has been several decades in the making. Ever since he was a boy, El-Kaddar had explored his and his family’s... — Updated 8/17/2021


Sprague summer reading program concludes

The Sprague summer reading program, sponsored by Feed Sprague, wrapped up July 31. The kids made slime and play dough and toured the Catholic Church and the Railroad Depot. They... — Updated 8/17/2021


Take the hassle out of daily watering

Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants along the way is a common... — Updated 8/12/2021


Dakota Killian represents Ritzville in Distinguished Young Women program

RITZVILLE – A local girl was among the finalists competing for 2022 state Distinguished Young Women Program title Saturday, Aug. 7. But Lind-Ritzville High School senior Dakota... — Updated 8/12/2021


Distinguished Young Women program on tap

RITZVILLE – A local girl is among the finalists competing for 2022 state Distinguished Young Women Program title. Lind-Ritzville High School senior Dakota Killian is among the 11... — Updated 8/5/2021


Man remembered for service to country and community

RITZVILLE - Rudy Thaut is remembered as a man who served his community after service in the U.S. Army that included 42 months as a prisoner of war in a Japanese prison camp. "Rudy g... — Updated 8/3/2021


Locals receive awards from Caring Neighbors

RITZVILLE – Seven local non-profits recently received financial awards from Caring Neighbors. The Ritzville Fire Department was given $3,000 to go towards the purchase of air... — Updated 7/13/2021


Neighbors Briefs

RITZVILLE - The Lions Club of Ritzville will be roasting chickens at the Wheat Land Communities Fairgrounds this Friday, July 16. To reserve your chicken(s), call or text John at 509 660 0290. Chickens can be picked up between 10... — Updated 7/13/2021


Dinner and show a success

RITZVILLE - Krystal Hernandez, right, smiles after the rush of cooking 41 plates of Carne Asada for the Ritzville Eagles' membership drive dinner and comedy show Friday, July 9.... — Updated 7/13/2021


Whitmore named State Athletic Director of the Year

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville School District's Athletic Director, Greg Whitmore, was named the Washington State Athletic Director of the Year by the Washington State Secondary... — Updated 7/8/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Washtucna approved for 4-day week

WASHTUCNA – School principal Micheal Amend announced the Washtucna School District has been approved to move to a four-day week for the 2021-22 school year. “Days will be a bit longer, we’ll start one week earlier, and... — Updated 7/8/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Farmers Fest on tap

LaCROSSE — The annual LaCrosse Farmers Festival returns this coming Saturday after a two-year hiatus. This year’s event is slated for Saturday, June 26, with events starting at 8 a.m. There will be snow cones, pop, water and T-... — Updated 6/24/2021


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