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  • Sprague names king, queen

    Sarah Stephens, The Journal|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    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 Environmental Club, Future Farmers of America and trapshooting. During her free time, she likes to ride horses, trap shoot and play softball. She also likes to hang out with friends, play hide and seek strategy games such as Fugitive, and go to lake bonfires. Melton admits she had some stiff c...

  • Lind-Ritzville enthrone their nobility

    Sarah Stephens, The Journal|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    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 princess in the royal court her sophomore year.. Kinch is the daughter of farmer Joe Kinch and Ritzville Warehouse secretary Natalie Kinch. She is involved in many school activities and clubs, including Associated Student Body, Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society. She’s also one of the...

  • Washtucna crowns royalty

    Sarah Stephens, The Journal|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    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 festivities last week. She is the daughter of therapist Kellie Lassiter, a therapist and UPS driver Todd Longatti. "Being senior Homecoming queen means that I got through all the hard stuff and became the student I wanted to be," she said, noting her selection was a surprise. Longatti said she has atten...