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Eagles honor young artists

RITZVILLE – Little "eagles" enjoyed treats, fun and $75 in cash prizes during a pumpkin-decorating contest at the Eagles Hall Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28. Taking first place in... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By The Journal    Neighbors

News Briefs and Menus

Briefly Community blood drive on tap RITZVILLE – Lind Ritzville High School National Honor Society is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Monday, November 23 from 12:30 -2:30 pm at East Adams Rural Hospital Conference room.... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Iris Fung    Neighbors

Preparing your garden for winter

The leaves all around are turning brilliant hues of oranges, reds and yellows. The air is getting cool and crisp. The amount of daylight is getting shorter. Now that it is fall,... — Updated 11/5/2020


Halloween in Ritzville

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Trick-or-Treaters descend on downtown businesses

RITZVILLE - Kids are taking advantage of the Chamber of Commerce's business Trick-or-Treat event throughout town Friday, Oct. 30 until 4:30 p.m. Don't let the wind scare you away!... — Updated 10/30/2020


Community blood drive on tap

RITZVILLE — Lind Ritzville High School National Honor Society is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Monday, November 23 from 12:30 -2:30 pm at East Adams Rural Hospital Conference room. Donors may schedule an appointment by... — Updated 10/29/2020


Burroughs Home gets roof repair and restoration

RITZVILLE – Construction and roofing crew members with Authentic Restorations finished up repairs to the porch and roof of the Frank R. Burroughs Home Museum Friday, Oct. 16.... — Updated 10/27/2020


School Menu

WASHTUCNA – The Washtucna School District menu for next week is as follows: Breakfast every day is cereal, fruit, juice and milk. Nov. 2: Sandwiches, chips, fruit, veggies and milk. Nov. 3: Chicken nuggets, garlic toast, fruit,... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Open burning allowed

ADMAS COUNTY – Open burning is allowed beginning Friday, Oct 23, for Ritzville Adams County Fire District No. 1, City of Ritzville, Lind Adams County Fire District No. 2 and Washtucna Adams County Fire District No. 7. It will... — Updated 10/27/2020


Senior Menus

RITZVILLE - The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving the following: Oct. 28: Chicken Alfredo, sauteed veggies, and garlic bread. Oct. 29: HB Steak, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy. Nov. 2: Fish, macaroni and cheese, and... — Updated 10/27/2020


Head to park for Fall Fundraiser

WASHTUCNA — Rather than succumb to the tendencies of the Cancel Culture running at large in our nation due to COVID-19 restrictions, Washtucna Heritage Museum and Community... — Updated 10/15/2020


Senior Menus

RITZVILLE - The H.E. Gritman Senior Center is serving the following: Oct. 14: German sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and veggie. Oct. 15: BBQ chicken, baked beans with bacon and veggie. Oct. 19: Fish, glazed peas and potatoes... — Updated 10/15/2020


Boxwood blooms with new ownership

RITZVILLE – The Boxwood Home and Garden Center is under new ownership, with Mitch and Debbie Starring taking over October 6. The transfer of ownership went seamlessly, with... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Llody Stoess    Neighbors

Group explores scablands from Crab Creek to Moses Lake

The Palouse Falls Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute hosted their annual Fall tour Saturday, Oct. 26. This is the fifth tour since their formation in 2015. The previous tours... — Updated 10/9/2020


Houses must be built to withstand wildfire

That the scene has become familiar makes it no less wrenching: A distraught couple searches through the ash, char, and melted metal of what was once their home. Only the concrete pad and the occasional fireplace remain. What is... — Updated 10/9/2020


School enrollment numbers continue to hold steady

RITZVILLE – Enrollment numbers for area schools remained fairly consistent compared to last year for most schools, although a couple of schools saw an increase or decrease in the number of students attending. Washtucna School... — Updated 10/1/2020


Beautification continues in historic downtown

RITZVILLE – Restoration work on historic buildings downtown continued last week, with the rental of a lift shared by Brenda Owens, John Rankin and Tracy Tremain of Tremaine... — Updated 10/1/2020


Student reps report to board members

RITZVILLE – Two students were selected as student representatives to present information on current high school activities to school board members at their monthly meetings. High school principal Kevin Terris reported that since... — Updated 10/1/2020


Ralston Grange shares the love

RITZVILLE – Rose Garden Estates residents were in for a sweet surprise when members of the Ralston Grange sent heart-felt gifts to the assisted living facility Thursday, Sept.... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Livestock sale nets nearly $67,000

RITZVILLE – A total of 29 exhibitors entered 51 total market animals in last week’s Wheat Land Communities Fair Junior Livestock virtual livestock show and sale. Dr. Michael Colle of the University of Idaho evaluated all... — Updated 9/17/2020


Items collected for fire victims

RITZVILLE – A collection of non-perishable items is being taken up for neighbors affected by the wildfires. Diane Kennedy, owner of The Caddy Shack restaurant at the Ritzville Golf Course, said she will have a truck parked in... — Updated 9/17/2020


Sprague Chamber Raffle a huge success

SPRAGUE - The annual Sprague Days events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but community members and visitors carried on with events throughout the day, including a... — Updated 9/16/2020


From broken neck to career as physical therapist

MILL CREEK — A former Ritzville man who broke his neck as a teenager here went on to become a physical therapist and opened his own clinic earlier this year. Jim Shepherd, a 1998... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By The Journal    Neighbors

Library has tablets, hotspots available for checkout

RITZVILLE – East Adams Library District was selected to receive $5,450 in grant funds to advance digital equity and provide outreach support, the Washington State Library recently announced. The funding, provided by the federal... — Updated 9/2/2020


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