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DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported the following calls for service from Sept. 18-24: Sept. 18 Assist Washington State Patrol at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and West Park Street,... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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100 Years Ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 12, 1922 Nab Heimbigner on Liquor Charge Federal officers made some arrests here during the fair on charges of selling liquor to... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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A visit to Eastern

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, traveled to Cheney last week to meet with students and staff at Eastern Washington University. During his trip, he also me the new university... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News 

Contract considered with Adams County Pet Rescue

RITZVILLE – With a 10-year county contract coming to an end in December, staff from Adams County Pet Rescue (ACPR) met with county commissioners on September 20 to consider options for the future. Hiring an Animal Control... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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Hibbs to ride at Iron Legacy

RITZVILLE – Saddle up. The Iron Legacy Ranch will host a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2, to help Miss Rodeo Washington Lexy Hibbs. The event will run from 1-5 p.m. at the ranch, 651... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News 

Revenue shortfalls impact projects

RITZVILLE – The pandemic may be waning, but its effects are still being felt. At the Adams County commissioner’s meeting on September 20, Public Works Director Todd O’Brien discussed his department’s struggles. He noted... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Man arrested in death of wife

SPRAGUE – The U.S. Marshal Service has apprehended a man wanted in connection with the death of his wife. Charles Bergman, 54, of Moses Lake, was arrested Friday night, Sept. 23,... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News 

Six properties declared "nuisances"

RITZVILLE - At its meeting on September 20, the city council held a "show cause" hearing regarding six properties deemed "nuisances" as defined by Ritzville's city code. Clerk-Treas... — Updated 9/27/2022

 

Adams County Cops & Courts

DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported the following calls for service from Sept. 4-10: Sept. 4 False alarm in the 700 block of South Ridgeview Loop, Othello. Vehicle prowl in the 800 block of... — Updated 9/19/2022

 
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100 Years Ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 5, 1922 Try appealed street case in Superior Court The case of the City of Ritzville against William Koch, charged with obstructing a... — Updated 9/19/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Hwy 24

OTHELLO – The Washington State Patrol is looking for information on hit-and-run incident that left a pedestrian dead. The victim remains unknown, as does the driver of an unknown vehicle. According to the state patrol, the crash... — Updated 9/19/2022

 

Deutschesfest over the weekend

Hundreds of area residents and visitors attended Deutschesfest in nearby Odessa from Thursday through Sunday. A highlight of the event was the Chicken Dance (pictured) nightly in... — Updated 9/19/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Maverick gas station coming to Ritzville

RITZVILLE - As early as spring of next year, Ritzville will have a new Maverick gas station. "Maverick has told us they will build in the spring of 2023," according to Julie... — Updated 9/19/2022

 
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County receives a "clean" audit

RITZVILLE – At a county commissioner’s meeting on Sept. 13, the state auditor’s office reported no uncorrected misstatements in the county’s financial statements, no significant internal control deficiencies, and no... — Updated 9/19/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

'City girl' remains at helm of Ritzville Drug

RITZVILLE – Eight years ago pharmacist Corrina Gray resisted her father's entreaties. He goaded her to leave Spokane and take the reins of Ritzville Drug. But she considered... — Updated 9/19/2022

 

Adams County Cops & Courts

DISPATCH LOG RITZVILLE – The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls for service from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3: Aug. 28 Noise complaint in the 300 block of South Reynolds Road, Othello. Domestic dispute in the... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

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Schoesler: Free bus fares discriminatory

OLYMPIA – Sen. Mark Schoesler is calling a new program that subsidizes mass transit in urban areas as unfair to rural residents. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, further calls the program that went into effect in eight areas of Puget... — Updated 9/15/2022

 

Darigold groundbreaking

Darigold breaks ground for new production facility in Pasco, Wash. Once completed, the factory is set to produce 4 thousand tons of milk per day.... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
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Prime time for catalytic converter thefts

From June to August of this year, 11 catalytic converters were reported stolen in Lind and Ritzville, according to records provided by the Adams County Sheriff and City of Ritzville Police departments. Most catalytic converter... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Les Schwab plans move to annexed site

RITZVILLE – When the city council accepted the H & L Reimer family’s initial annexation proposal at its September 6 meeting, Rane Shaub, President of the Shaub-Ellison Company, was on hand to discuss plans for the new site.... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Downtown slurry seal project started

RITZVILLE – On September 8, Blackline, Inc., a contractor based in Vancouver, Wash., began a "slurry seal" project along Ritzville's downtown thoroughfare. Aggregate (small... — Updated 9/15/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Ag is the 'big kid on the block'

RITZVILLE – A new labor report by economist Donald W. Meseck shows agriculture remains the backbone of the economy in Adams County. According to the report, dry-land wheat,... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Scooters drive-in still in process

RITZVILLE – Several years ago, Bernie Williams and his daughter were returning to Missoula, Montana, from a gymnastics tournament in Seattle. They happened to stop in Ritzville.... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Mayor responds to residents' questions

LIND – During the town’s August 23 city council meeting, Mayor Paula Bell listened to additional resident concerns about the town’s water supply and watering mandates. In sometimes contentious interactions, the mayor laid... — Updated 9/8/2022

 

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