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 By Brandon Cline    News 

General election ballots mailed out this week

Ballots for the upcoming general election on Nov. 5 will be mailed out to Adams County voters this week. Voters who require a replacement ballot or need additional voting assistance... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Staff report    News 

Water pressure to be affected during testing of Ritzville water system

The Ritzville City Public Works Department will be doing testing on the city's water system in the next few weeks, the city announced in a news release on Oct. 14. During this... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS principal Kevin Terris

Kevin Terris has just started his second year as principal of Lind-Ritzville High School, but he has been in education for longer than that. Much longer. "This is my 24th year in pu... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Staff report    News 

Level III sex offender relocates to Ritzville

Anthony James Dellwo, a Level III sex offender who was convicted of attempted child molestation in the first degree and assault in the third degree in 2001, has moved to Ritzville,... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Lind awarded $750,000 for water service improvement

The town of Lind has been selected by the State of Washington Department of Commerce to receive $750,000 of federal funds to make multiple water-related improvements. The funds come from the federal government’s Community... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Staff report    News 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Oct. 17, 2019

Oct. 6 — A complainant advised that a tan and white colored puppy showed up at his property on the 1300 block of North Wahl Road. The complainant advised that it was ok to give his number to the owner if they called. Oct. 7 ... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Staff report    News 

Newhouse raises over $130,000 in third quarter, yet to have a challenger in 2020

Rep. Dan Newhouse, who represents Ritzville and Washington’s Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, reported raising over $130,000 in the previous three months for his 2020 re-election campaign. To da... — Updated 10/18/2019

 By Staff report    News 

Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for southern areas of Spokane County. Moderate rainfall tonight is expected to cause small streams and rivers to rise in southern areas of the county, around... — Updated 10/21/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

First ACDC career fair blows away expectations

The Lind/Ritzville/Sprague/Washtucna Career Showcase made its debut last week at the Gilson Gym in Ritzville and organizers say it was more successful than they had even hoped.... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

City partners with WSU for downtown revitalization project

The city of Ritzville is partnering with Washington State University for a project aimed toward revitalizing downtown Ritzville as part of WSU’s Rural Communities Design Initiative. The RCDI is a collaborative effort between... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch

Ask Lind-Ritzville High School family and consumer science teacher Donna Koch to describe her job and she will respond with one sentence. "It's all about preparing kids for life," K... — Updated 10/17/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Federal, state funds roll in for Ritzville and Lind

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced on Oct. 3 that the city of Ritzville and town of Lind were two of 25 rural local or county governments in the state to receive funding as part of the Community Development... — Updated 10/10/2019


Grain drive being organized by Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni

The Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni is currently organizing the Lind-Ritzville FFA Alumni Grain Drive to benefit the Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter, 2 Farm Business Management Teams and the Ag Leadership class. We want to offer you the... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Ritzville bowling alley to close if new owner isn't found

The Big Bend Bowling Alley in Ritzville will close in a few months if a new owner can't be found, owner Todd Young told The Journal last week. "I don't think I can keep the doors... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Mennonite Country Auction raises over $100,000 for relief efforts

Hundreds of people from Adams, Lincoln and surrounding counties drove out to the Menno Mennonite Church on Oct. 5 for the 42nd Annual Mennonite Country Auction. Between booth sales... — Updated 10/10/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind Town Council to discuss utility prices at special meeting

The Lind Town Council will hold a special meeting to consider raising utility prices. The special workshop meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. No final decision to raise prices will be made at the meeting. The meeting will... — Updated 10/11/2019

 By Staff report    News

Water pressure to be affected during testing of Ritzville water system

The Ritzville City Public Works Department will be doing testing on the city’s water system in the next few weeks, the city announced in a news release on Oct. 14. During this time, the city said that residents can expect water... — Updated 10/15/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

U.S.-Japan trade agreement welcome news for wheat growers

A bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Japan provided some much needed good news for Adams County and Pacific Northwest wheat growers after several years of... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: New LRHS teacher Bryce Court

The Journal's teacher profile series has spoken to several teachers who came to east Adams County from a larger area in seek of a smaller community to call home. The opposite can... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

EARH receives state safety award, net income drops in August

East Adams Rural Healthcare was one of just five critical access hospitals in the state to receive a Top Performer Award for Employee Safety by the Washington State Hospital Association, the hospital announced at its Sept. 25 board... — Updated 10/3/2019


Brief: WAWG accepting Wheat Ambassador Program applications

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is now accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to children of WAWG... — Updated 10/3/2019


42nd Mennonite Country Auction slated for this Saturday

The Mennonite Country Auction (MCA) will once again be raising money for relief efforts nationally and around the world conducted through the Mennonite Central Committee. This year... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Paul Delaney    News

Winter seems to get a way-too-early start

Among other weather records that were set last week, we just might have seen our shortest fall ever. Just five days into the autumnal equinox - the fancy Latin term for the swing... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

LRS transportation supervisor selected as delegate to national transportation congress

Lynn Sackman, Lind-Ritzville Schools’ director of transportation, has been selected to represent Washington as a delegate to the 2020 National Congress on School Transportation, LRS Superintendent Don Vanderholm announced this... — Updated 10/3/2019

 By Staff report    News

First major snowfall of season expected in mountain passes

Eastern Washington motorists heading to the Seattle-Tacoma area today should be prepared for the first major snowfall of the season in mountain passes. The National Weather Service... — Updated 10/8/2019


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