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 By Katie Teachout    Neighbors 

Rose Garden residents revel in musical roots

RITZVILLE - Residents of Rose Garden Estates were treated to root beer floats and country music under blue skies Wednesday, June 16. Charlie Root of Moses Lake brought his guitar,... — Updated 6/24/2021

 
 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

 

Upper classmen work with new freshmen

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School juniors and seniors who volunteered to be Link Leaders as mentors for incoming freshmen in the fall had the opportunity to show the Class of 2025 around the school last week. This is the... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Briefs

Local Students Graduate from Gonzaga University SPOKANE – Two Gonzaga University students from Washtucna participated in graduation exercises Sunday, May 9, 2021. These students have either completed their undergraduate degree... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

Happy trails

TEKOA - "My horse and I are tough enough." That was the mantra of John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders who completed the grueling 200-plus-mile, two-week trail ride Saturday, June... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

Graduation

Collection of photos from Lind-Ritzville High School graduation and a single photo from the Sprague High School graduation.... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

Class of 2021 receives almost $340,000 in scholarships

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville graduates received a total of $339,770 in scholarships this year. The following awards and scholarships were given to the class of 2021 at their graduation ceremony Saturday, June 5. Scholarships Julia... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

Student representatives

RITZVILLE – Student body representatives to the Lind and Ritzville School Boards from left, Amy Anderson and Jordyn Fode were recognized at the May 26 school board meeting by... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

LRS staff members get recognized for going above and beyond

RITZVILLE – Kathy McAnally, Spanish teacher for Lind-Ritzville High School received the Above and Beyond award from High School Principal Kevin Terris at the May 26 school board... — Updated 6/8/2021

 

Jessica Heater of Ritzville named to Harding University Dean's list

SEARCY, AR – Jessica Heater, a sophomore medical humanities major, was named to the Harding University dean's list for grades achieved during the spring 2021 semester. The dean's list honors those who have achieved a grade-point... — Updated 6/3/2021

 

Diaper delivery service available locally

RITZVILLE – A free delivery service through the PREPARES program is available locally free of charge. PREPARES is an outreach program through the Catholic Church available to... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Four states compete in Jackpot

RITZVILLE – Contestants in four states converged upon the Wheat Land Communities Fairground for the Wheatland Jackpot Sunday, May 23. Contestants were judged on heifers, steer... — Updated 5/27/2021

 

Fifth-graders experience Law Day

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville Middle School fifth-graders were treated to a tradition called "Law Day" last week, where they got to hold a mock trial in Superior Court, visit the... — Updated 5/27/2021

 

Local men fight to the death for America's freedom

RALSTON – A half dozen men with ties to Ralston, Benge and Washtucna gave their lives in World War II, fighting for freedom for America. Their stories are memorialized at the Ralston Memorial Park, a project sponsored by Ralston... — Updated 5/27/2021

 

Farm program grows leaps and bounds

LIND – Students at Lind-Ritzville Middle School are busy planting vegetables and composting waste to enrich the soil in a Farm to School program. "The Farm to School class... — Updated 5/27/2021

 

Paraprofessional recognized for going Above and Beyond

LIND – Mrs. Eleda Najera, recognized for her dedication and support for Lind-Ritzville Middle School students and families, received the Above and Beyond Award. "Eleda is an... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Klein receives scholarship

RITZVILLE – Julia Klein, a senior at Lind-Ritzville High School, was selected to receive a $2,500 STAR Scholarship from the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization)... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Senior Menus

RITZVILLE - The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving the following: May 19: Stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes and veggie. May 20: Creamy Swiss chicken casserole and salad. May 24: Hot pork sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy,... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By Brian Bothun    Neighbors

Palouse to Cascades Trail kiosk installed in Lind

A new informational kiosk has gone up in Lind for the linear state park that follows the old Milwaukee Road right-of-way on the east side of the Cascades. The kiosk for the Palouse... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

FROM THE FILES

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times May 19, 1921 TRACY LOOKS OVER ROAD The towns of the Central Washington Highway have been putting their best foot forward in the endeavor to... — Updated 5/20/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Local honor roll students announced

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School Principal Kevin Terris announced students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the first semester for inclusion on the honor roll are the following. Seniors: Brody Folk,... — Updated 5/13/2021

 

Teachers celebrated in Washtucna

WASHTUCNA – Teachers were honored every day last week for Teachers Appreciation Week, Principal Michael Amend reported. On Monday, teachers arrived at their buildings via a red... — Updated 5/13/2021

 

Ritzville's Dance Candyland

Thirty-two dancers of all ages from Karen Kinch's Mixed Attitudes Dance classes performed "Dance Candyland" at the airport hangar in Ritzville Friday, April 30. Kinch said the... — Updated 5/6/2021

 

Transportation supervisor goes the distance

RITZVILLE - School district transportation supervisor Lynn Sackmann was recognized for going "Above and Beyond" at the April 28 school board meeting. "In an extremely challenging... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By The Journal    Neighbors

Community Brief

Students making the grade at EWU CHENEY – Eastern Washington University announced the following students made the Dean's List for winter quarter. Ritzville: Jesse Anderson, Alexandria Barnett, MollyAnn Hane, Julia Klein,... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

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