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Country Vintage Fair returns

HARRINGTON – The weather didn't damper the Country Vintage Fair. The fair returned for its second year on June 18. Vendors were lined up on Third Street in Harrington. Vintage... — Updated 6/28/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

UW employees visit Schoesler's farm

RITZVILLE – University of Washington faculty visited Sen. Mark Schoesler's farm recently to learn about Eastern Washington agriculture. "I was more than happy to meet Wednesday... — Updated 6/23/2022



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Pop Up in the Park

Dozens turned out to shop at various vendors booths at the Pop Up in the Park event May 28 and 29.... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Mark Amara    Neighbors

New Master Gardeners sought

Ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Approximately every other year, classes are held to train new volunteers. The training is offered through Washington State University (WSU), with instruction held here in... — Updated 6/2/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Historic railroad film wanted

RITZVILLE – Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum volunteers are looking for old film of trains and railway depots in the city and Adams, Lincoln and Grant counties. The goal is... — Updated 5/26/2022


Youngsters compete in cattle show

Area youngsters showed off their cows during a show here Saturday, May 21. Approximately 70 youngsts in four age groups competed. It wasn't your everyday pasture cows on display.... — Updated 5/26/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Washtucna alumni to be recognized

WASHTUCNA – The Washtucna Alumni Association will again host its meeting and banquet following a two-year absence. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Washtucna Band students will serve... — Updated 5/26/2022


Rabbit show hops into town

About 50 people and a couple of hundred rabbits assembled in the Livestock Building at the Wheat Land Communities Fairgrounds for a rabbit show May 14. The show included rabbit... — Updated 5/17/2022


Alumni gather for banquet

LIND - Multiple classes of Lind and Lind-Ritzville high schools graduates were honored during a gala celebration Saturday night, May 7, in the current Lind-Ritzville Middle School.... — Updated 5/16/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Students advance to nationals

SPOKANE – Eight Lind-Ritzville High School students have qualified for the National Future Business Leaders of America Conference competitions. Owen Telecky, Bronc Hutsell,... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Honor Society inducts new members

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School recognized current members of the National Honor Society Chapter and inducted 12 new members March 31. The officers are President Amelia,... — Updated 4/5/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Alumni class photos displayed

RITZVILLE – Members of the Ritzville and Lind Alumni Association worked on class composites in the high school library March 31. Damaged plexi-glass was replaced and some photos... — Updated 4/5/2022


Quilts for the world

The Emmanual Lutheran Church Women wrapped up a new batch of quilts to be sent oversees to needy individuals through Lutheran World Relief. The group met Monday, March 28, to wrap... — Updated 3/29/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Briefs

Eggs needed for Ralston hunt RALSTON – The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ralston returns April 9 following a two-year hiatus due to gubernatorial COVID-19 mandates. The egg hunt will take place at the Ralston Park at 9 a.m. off state... — Updated 3/29/2022


'Tucna band in Clarkston

Members of the Washtucna High School Band performed in the Southeast Washington High School Honor Band under the direction of Mark Thiele in a concert at the Clarkston High School... — Updated 3/17/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

High school band plays concert

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville High School Band performed in concert Monday, March 7 at Gilson Gymnasium. The band played a medley of themes from medieval times and contemporary... — Updated 3/17/2022


Home Country

You know, it didn’t really seem like the day was so auspicious. It was cold. There was snow on the ground there on the baseball diamond. But then, it’s winter in Alaska … Anchorage, actually, and it should be cold. First... — Updated 3/1/2022


Senior Menus

H.E. Gritman Center RITZVILLE – Here are the meals available from the H.E. Gritman Center during the next week: Effective January 2, 2022 all meals increase to $6.00. Thursday, March 3 – Pork noodle casserole, pork fried rice.... — Updated 3/1/2022


Start planting your spring garden today

That's right! Now is the time to start planting your spring garden, especially if you like playing in dirt! We know, it is still cold, with occasional snow, ice, and nasty weather.... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Local students bring home awards

SPOKANE VALLEY – Several aspiring leaders in Adams and Lincoln County were recognized during the Feb. 3 Future Business Leaders of America’s winter conference Lind-Ritzville/Sprague students brought home 14 awards, Odessa 12... — Updated 2/22/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Gritman Senior Center holds drawing fundraiser

RITZVILLE – A local resident and municipal public works employee has won Gritman Senior Center's drawing. Kevin Schaefer won a 55-inch TCL Roku flat-screen, smart TV. The drawing... — Updated 2/22/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Cub Scouts resume activities

RITZVILLE – After more than two years of inactivity, the Cub Scout program is restarting. Cubmaster Jeff Kissler is restarting the Cub Scout Pack under the Inland Northwest... — Updated 2/15/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Seniors honored at home game

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville, Sprague and Washtucna honored Seniors in winter sports Tuesday, February 1 at Gilson Gym. Seniors participating in Basketball, Cheerleading, Pep Band... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

LaCrosse School Board recognized

LaCROSSE – Local School Board members have been recognized by the Washington State School Directors Association. Cat Wigen, Mike Stubbs, Terry Miller, Harmon Smith and Tami Schwar... — Updated 2/1/2022


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