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LAND TRANSACTIONS RITZVILLE – The Adams County Assessor reporting the following land transactions between June 13-20: June 16 Manuel Elizondo Martinez of Othello, 1725 E. Palos Verde Lane, Othello, to Jeffery and Christina... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
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100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times June 22, 1922 A. L. Win has purchased the interest of the C. W. Myers estate in the jewelry store which has operated for so many years... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By The Journal    News 

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Patricia Phillips to pursue teaching job RITZVILLE – The clerk for the county commissioners is stepping down from her post. Clerk of Board Patricia Phillips submitted her resignation to commissioners during a June 14 meeting, to... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By The Journal    News 

Census of Agriculture counts

RITZVILLE – Rural residents are encouraged to sign up and be counted in the 2022 Ag Census. Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until... — Updated 6/23/2022 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Ritzville man facing child-sex charges

RITZVILLE - A local man is being held in the Adams County Jail on sex-related offenses after allegedly using his Facebook account to try to lure young girls to his East Weber Road h... — Updated 6/23/2022 Full story

 
 By The Journal    News 

Lind town council discusses code violations, enforcement

LIND – Code enforcement issues dominated discussion during the June 14 Town Council meeting. Code enforcement officer Henry Thoma told council members that the town had included letters on house numbers and unlicensed vehicles... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Michaela Friedrich    News 

Summer intern helping out at The Journal

CHENEY - A West Virginia University student has been joined Free Press Publishing and the Ritzville Adams County Journal as a summer intern. Brenton "Brent" Johnson, 26, of Morganto... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
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Everybody loves a parade

LIND – Thousands of people lined the downtown streets Saturday morning, June 11, for the town's annual Kiddie and Grand parades. The parades drew dozens of entries, including... — Updated 6/23/2022

 

Lind Combine Derby crashes

Cory Dawson of Lind drives his combine Butter Face head-on into Jaws, driven by Alika Connley of the Tri-Cities.... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By Brent Johnson    News

FFA teams bring home awards

PULLMAN – The Lind-Ritzville chapter of Future Farmers of America closed out this school year with a solid record of achievements, bringing home high marks from Career... — Updated 6/22/2022

 
 By The Center Square    News

Washington Corrections Center inmates aid in fire suppression, gain employable skills

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Airway Heights Corrections Center prison inmates helped battle more than 240 forest fires in 2021. The effort is a result of a partnership between three state agencies that dates back more than 80 years. The... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By The Center Square    News

Court refuses injunction on mask mandates

PASCO – Despite a Thurston County Superior Court judge's refusal last week to grant an injunction against two gubernatorial mask mandates, the Silent Majority Foundation is vowing to continue its legal fight. Attorney and Pasco... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By The Center Square    News

9th Circuit ruling against Washington state couple could mean more federal wealth taxes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – A recent ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals against a Redmond, Wash., couple challenging the mandatory repatriation tax could open the door to all manner of wealth taxes, a lawyer representing the... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

Adams County Cops & Courts

LAND TRANSACTIONS RITZVILLE – The Adams County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions between June June 1-10: June 8 From Carol L. Simonson of Ritzville, the north 21.0 acres of the east one-half of the... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

FROM THE FILES

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times June 15, 1922 City Gayly Decorated For Horse Show Visitors Tomorrow with the grand parade at 10:30, the 12th Annual Ritzville Horse Show... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By The Journal    News

Higgins to lead the League

RITZVILLE — A lifelong resident of Eastern Washington will take the help of the Columbia Basin Development League. “Sara Higgins has been promoted to executive director," League chairman Matt Harris said. Previous executive... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By The Center Square    News

State allows axe-throwing at businesses with liquor licenses

OLYMPIA — The state Liquor and Cannabis Board voted to allow axe-throwing inside liquor establishments as early as July 9. Previously, bars and taverns were prohibited from having axe-throwing in the state. The rule change was... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Webb's Slough Sprint boat races return to St. John

ST. JOHN — Webb’s Slough Race returns to St. John this year on Saturday, June 18, with 25 to 30 boats expected to race. Whitman County will be represented by one boat this year... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Local drivers paying less than state average

RITZVILLE – Despite record high fuel prices, Adams County motorists are spending less money on gasoline and diesel than across much of the state. This morning, GasBuddy.com... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By The Center Square    News

Legislation would protect Snake River dams

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, helped get legislation approved by the U.S House of Representatives on Wednesday night that includes language to protect four Lower Snake River dams.... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By The Journal    News

Local receives scholarship

SPOKANE — A Lind-Ritzville alumnus was awarded the David L & Frances G. Ray Scholarship. Julia Klein, a graduate of Lind-Ritzville High School, will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition for her junior year this fall at... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News

Wagon train crosses Adams County

RALSTON – After about two weeks on the trail the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders passed through Adams County last week. During their 17-day trek across Eastern Washington,... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Combine Derby brings thrills

LIND – Two day of thrills will dominate town Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, as the annual Lind Combine Derby returns after a two-year hiatus. “It’s a good time,” Lind... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Drew Lawson    News

Stockwell sentenced in attack on Sen. Schoessler

DAVENPORT – A Ritzville man charged with fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident involving state Sen. Mark Schoesler last October was se... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

'Pomp and Circumstance' in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville community celebrated the achievements of 26 students in the Class of 2022 during commencement Saturday in Gilson Gymnasium on Saturday, June 4. The... — Updated 6/7/2022

 

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