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Ritzville Eagles hosting pancake breakfast with Santa

A free pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9-11 a.m. in the Ritzville Eagles dining room. Children attending the breakfast must be accompanied by an adult.... — Updated 12/12/2019


Playing those holiday tunes...

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A hug from St. Nick!

A group of children hug Santa following the annual Children's Movie Matinee on Dec. 7. Santa arrived with members of the Ritzville Fire Department, who met with and handed out... — Updated 12/12/2019


Brief: Christmas meals to be offered next week by senior centers

Both the H.E. Gritman Senior Center and the Lind Senior Center will be hosting Christmas meals next week. The Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a ham dinner with all of the fixings on Thursday, Dec. 19. Reservations must be... — Updated 12/12/2019


Brief: Gritman Senior Center pancake breakfast set for Friday morning

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be holding its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, Dec. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast. Membership to the senior center is not required.... — Updated 12/12/2019


Brave runners turn out for 32nd annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning

More than 30 people turned out to participate in the 32nd annual Turkey Trot in downtown Ritzville on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, despite the frosty weather. From attendee John... — Updated 12/5/2019


Annual Ralston Grange Christmas party set for next Sunday night

The Ralston Grange will host it’s annual Christmas Potluck and Party at their hall in Ralston on Sunday, December 15, beginning at 5 p.m. This traditional event is open to everyone and has been a way for families to kick-off the... — Updated 12/5/2019


Brief: St. Agnes reminds community of free diapers program

The St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ritzville is reminding the community that its PREPARES Program is offering free diapers to any family in need. The pregnancy and parenting support program has been ongoing for two years, and... — Updated 12/5/2019


Innovia Foundation starts endowment pledge drive for Ray Scholarship

In the past 16 years, the David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship has awarded 53 scholarships to local area graduates, totaling near $45,000. The scholarship was established and totally funded by the Ray’s son Gerald. Gerald... — Updated 11/26/2019


RGS students compete at Bi-County Academic Contest

The Bi-County Academic Contest was held on Nov. 13 this year, with students from 3rd through 8th grade participating in the annual event. This year's contest was hosted by the... — Updated 11/26/2019


Washtucna museum receives $5,000 donation from Avista

The Washtucna Historical Museum and Community Center received a $5,000 donation from Avista on Nov. 13, which will go toward helping to repair the museum's roof. The donation came... — Updated 11/21/2019


Brief: Gritman Senior Center to host Thanksgiving meal next Tuesday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a Thanksgiving meal next Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. The senior center has enough food to feed 36 people. Reservations are required to be made and must be made no later than 12 p.m. on... — Updated 11/21/2019


Brief: Washtucna Lions Club Turkey Bingo set for this Saturday

The Washtucna Lions Club will be holding their annual Turkey Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 23. A meal will be served at 5 p.m., with bingo play beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lions Club, at 240 SW Main... — Updated 11/21/2019


Brief: LRHS and Community Blood Drive set for next Monday

The Lind-Ritzville High School National Honor Society will be holding the LRHS & Community Blood Drive on Monday, Nov. 25. The blood drive will go from 12:30-2:45 p.m. in the bus outside of the Gilson Gymnasium. To sign up to... — Updated 11/21/2019

 By Staff report    Neighbors

The Giving Tree makes its return to Umpqua Bank

With the holiday season underway, The Giving Tree is making its return to Umpqua Bank as the Christmas season inches closer. Forms for The Giving Tree are now available to be picked up at Umpqua Bank on 108 E 1st Ave. The forms... — Updated 11/15/2019


Elementary and middle school students assemble to recognize veterans

Students from the Lind Elementary School walked with their teachers down the street last Wednesday to the Lind-Ritzville Middle School to join students there for the middle... — Updated 11/14/2019


LRHS recognizes veterans at assembly on Nov. 6

A packed gym stands during the presenting of the colors by the local Color Guard during the Lind-Ritzville High School Veterans Assembly on Nov. 6. The assembly recognized local... — Updated 11/14/2019


Ritzville Lions annual Turkey Bingo draws big crowd

Dan Blankenship checks to confirm a bingo during the Ritzville Lions Club's annual Turkey Bingo event on Nov. 9. All proceeds from the event go toward the Ritzville Lions Club... — Updated 11/14/2019


Brief: Ritzville Festivals Association Penny Auction to be held on Saturday

The Ritzville Festivals Association will be holding its annual Penny Auction this Saturday, Nov. 16. The auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion building. Lunch will be available, with a choice of soup... — Updated 11/14/2019


Washtucna community prom set for this Saturday

The community of Washtucna will be holding a Great Gatsby Community Prom this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Washtucna Gym. The prom will feature performances from the Washtucna High School Jazz Band and Friends, recorded... — Updated 11/14/2019


Ralston Grange to host Veterans Appreciation Night on Nov. 19

The Ralston Grange will honor veterans at a dinner and program at their hall in Ralston on Tuesday, November 19. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The Grange will provide ham, turkey and beverages. Those... — Updated 11/14/2019


Washtucna Lions Club Turkey Bingo set for Nov. 23

The Washtucna Lions Club will be holding their annual Turkey Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 23. A meal will be served at 5 p.m., with bingo play beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lions Club, at 240 SW Main... — Updated 11/14/2019


Washtucna Heritage Museum Funraiser raises almost $9,000

Attendees enjoying the Washtucna Heritage Museum 'Fun'raiser that was held on Oct. 12. The fundraiser raised over $8,900, according to event organizers, and was attended by more... — Updated 11/7/2019


Brief: Ritzville Lions Club Turkey Bingo set for all day Saturday

The Ritzville Lions Club will be holding their annual Turkey Bingo this Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Attendees can win one of the 160 large turkeys being awarded to bingo winners on... — Updated 11/7/2019


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