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 By The Journal    Neighbors

Caring Neighbors donates $9,700

RITZVILLE – The Caring Neighbors board has recently $9,700 to groups needing financial assistance. Those donations include: Gritman Senior Center-$1,600 to help with food and... — Updated 1/11/2022

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Mayor shreds the sledding hill

RITZVILLE – If you have lived here for a while, you know the city does not always get enough snow for sledding. This winter is not one of those years. With seasonal snowfall... — Updated 1/11/2022

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Steelhead fishing closed on Lower Snake

LOWER GRANITE DAM — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife closed the lower section of Snake River to steelhead fishing effective Jan. 4. The closure extends from the mouth of the river at Burbank upstream to Lower Granite... — Updated 1/4/2022


Letters to Santa

Editor’s Note: The following letters to Santa from Mrs. Lavigueur’s class were inadvertently omitted from the Dear Santa publication last week. While we published them online, we are publishing them in print below. Dear Santa,... — Updated 12/29/2021


Long-Suffering Indeed

Advent has come and gone and we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each Sunday we lit a new candle on our advent wreath until Christmas Eve arrived. That night, we lit the final candle. First came the candle... — Updated 12/29/2021


Letters to Santa from Mrs. Lavigueur's class

Editor's Note: Here are Letters to Santa from Mrs. Lavigueur's class. Due to an email error, the letters did not get published in the print edition of the Dec. 22 edition of The... — Updated 12/24/2021


Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, I would love it if you got me a harry potter figure, (any kind will do) Hedwig, a harry potter sweater (preferably one with all the houses on it) and a harry potter bed... — Updated 12/23/2021

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Columbia Grain workers volunteer in Community Christmas Campaign

LIND - Columbia Grain International launched its Cultivating Community Christmas Campaign partnering with local charities to give back to local communities this holiday season. The... — Updated 12/22/2021


Pastors' Corner

HO, HO, HO, Ho, Ho, Ho, we hear this a lot this time of the year and we all know where it comes from, Santa Clause, right. Every time we hear the words Ho, Ho, Ho, joy begins to rise in our mind. For some people this is the happies... — Updated 12/22/2021

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Youth shops with cops

RITZVILLE – Fifteen local youngsters got in some Christmas shopping, Saturday, Dec. 11, with the help of more than a dozen members of local law enforcement agencies, first respond... — Updated 12/22/2021


Senior Menus

H.E. Gritman Center RITZVILLE – Here are the meals available from the H.E.Gritman Center during the next week: Beginning January 2, 2022 all meals will increase to $6.00 Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Hamburger Stroganoff, noodles,... — Updated 12/9/2021


Christmas in Ritzville

 — Updated 12/8/2021 Full story

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Christmas party returns to Ralston

RALSTON – The Christmas Potluck and Party will return this year at Ralston Grange No. 943 on Sunday, Dec. 5, after a one-year hiatus. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the grange hall on state Highway 261 and is open to everyone,... — Updated 11/24/2021


Thanksgiving Recipes

Baked goods are staples at many family gatherings. Whether hosting family for the holidays, reunions or weekly Sunday night dinners, hosts can make dessert that much better by... — Updated 11/24/2021


Court goes above and beyond

RITZVILLE – Ritzville high school social studies teacher, Bryce Court was recognized by the high school for going "Above and Beyond" the last week of October. Before coming to... — Updated 11/24/2021


Wesley Nels Plager

Jerad Plager and Sally Schmidt of Paha welcomed their first child, a son, Wesley Nels at 12:46 p.m. Oct. 10 at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. Wesley weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces... — Updated 11/9/2021


Halloween fun

Dressed in Halloween costumes, children paraded up and down streets in Ritzville on Friday, Oct. 29, collecting treats from local businesses.... — Updated 11/4/2021


Moosin' around

A family of moose cross through the wetland in the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.... — Updated 10/26/2021


Caring Neighbors donates over $9,000 in funds to area projects

RITZVILLE – Caring Neighbors recently donated nearly $9,000 to help with area projects. The non-profit group donated $1,000 to the Dr. Frank R. Burroughs Home and Depot museum to... — Updated 10/26/2021


Sprague names king, queen

SPRAGUE – A local girl who moved here four years ago from Cheney has been crowned Sprague High School Homecoming queen. Senior Chloe Melton, 17, moved here in eighth-grade. She is involved in several school clubs including the... — Updated 10/19/2021


Lind-Ritzville enthrone their nobility

RITZVILLE — A local girl said it is a “real honor” be have been named 2021 Lind-Ritzville Homecoming queen. Sydney Kinch, 17, a senior, said she believed there was a good chance she would be elected because she was a... — Updated 10/19/2021


Washtucna crowns royalty

WASHTUCNA – A girl who moved to Eastern Washington two years ago has been named Washtucna High School Homecoming queen. Noveli “Noe” Longatti, 17, who moved to Pomeroy from California in 2019, reigned over local Homecoming... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

FFA teams headed to nationals

RITZVILLE – Three teams of students from the Lind-Ritzville Future Farmers of America program are headed to Indianapolis, Ind., for the FFA National Convention on Oct. 24-29. The Agricultural Communications Team of Sequoia... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Mark Amara    Neighbors

Fall fertilize for healthier lawn

Here in Eastern Washington, there are optimal times to apply nutrients to help keep the lawn healthy and vigorous. Washington State University recommends considering fertilizer... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Rod Larse    Neighbors

Floriculture team joins internship workshop

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville FFA Floriculture Team participated in an internship, September 25, hosted by the American Institute of Floral Designers. Initially the students... — Updated 10/13/2021


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