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VFW recognizes area students at annual essay awards program

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1146 held its annual essay awards program at the American Legion Hall last Sunday afternoon, highlighting students from fourth through ninth grade... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Lind-Ritzville Schools' music department holding annual winter concerts

With winter break fast approaching, Lind-Ritzville Schools’ music department is hosting its annual winter concerts. Dec 9 was the Ritzville K-4 concert. Dec. 11 was Lind’s concert featuring students in grades K-8. Finally on... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Four juveniles arrested after high speed chase that started in Ritzville

Four juveniles led Adams County Sheriff deputies on an 18-mile chase at speeds greater than 100 mph last week. All four have been arrested and booked into the Martin Hall Juvenile... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Adams County Health Officer issues influenza alert

Adams County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny issued an alert regarding influenza activity in the county in a news release on Dec. 9. The Adams County Health Department said it... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Ritzville City Council passes 2020 budget

The Ritzville City Council voted to approve the $14.5 million 2020 budget ahead of schedule at its Dec. 3 council meeting, a budget that calls for the hiring of a fifth officer at the Ritzville Police Department. Much of the... — Updated 12/12/2019


Brief: Census Bureau now recruiting for 2020 Census Operation in Adams County

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it is now hiring temporary Census Takers in Adams County in advance of its Nonresponse Followup Operation for the 2020 Census. The pay rate is $16 per hour. Applications can be made online at... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Teacher Profile Series: Lind-Ritzville Schools' Jennifer York

When graduation comes this June, teachers everywhere will be saying goodbye to a class of students. For many teachers, this means saying goodbye to children they have worked with... — Updated 12/12/2019

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Four youths arrested after high speed chase that started in Ritzville

Four juveniles led Adams County Sheriff deputies on an 18-mile chase at speeds greater than 100 mph last week. All four have been arrested and booked into the Martin Hall Juvenile... — Updated 12/5/2019


13 from Lind Elementary and LRMS compete at Bi-County Academic Contest last month

Thirteen students from Lind Elementary School and the Lind-Ritzville Middle School participated in the annual Bi-County Academic Contest last month in Harrington. Back row (from... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Ritzville chiropractor expanding practice

Five years ago, Spokane chiropractor Dr. April Roybal opened a practice in Ritzville. This week, she's opened a second practice 45 miles away in Davenport. Roybal has opened... — Updated 12/5/2019


Lind Cemetery holds meeting on proposed waterline project

The Lind Cemetery District No. 3 held an information meeting on a proposed waterline project at its most recent regular meeting on Nov. 14. Preliminary drawings included the proposed pumphouse location to connect to the waterline... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Lind utilities to go up by $3 in 2020

In January, Lind residents will be paying a little more for their utilities. After a second public hearing, the town council voted unanimously to raise the garbage fee by 50 cents to $20 a month. By a prior town ordinance, water... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Newhouse co-sponsors bipartisan farm and immigration bill

A bipartisan bill aimed toward addressing immigration and farm issues that is co-sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse passed the House Judiciary Committee last week, and now moves on to consideration by the U.S. House of... — Updated 12/5/2019

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LRHS' Whitmore to hold weight loss presentation

LRHS health teacher, athletic director and head football coach Greg Whitmore will be holding a presentation next Wednesday that promises to help attendees discover the secret to losing weight. Whitmore is holding the event as the... — Updated 12/5/2019


Winter Fest returns to Ritzville for the holiday season

The holiday season is a time filled with joy, celebration, kindness and community. The residents and business owners of Ritzville emote the true meaning of the season as they unite to provide the idyllic holiday experience for... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Lind-Ritzville FFA wins gold emblem at nationals

When FFA is mentioned, farming and animal care may come to mind. But four students from the Lind-Ritzville area showed that you should also think of web design, video editing and jo... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Revised hospital budget approved, draws scrutiny

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners approved a revised 2020 budget at its Nov. 21 meeting, which drew scrutiny from one of the board’s commissioners. Chief financial officer Gary Bostrom explain... — Updated 12/5/2019


Correction: Nov. 28, 2019 issue

In the Nov. 28 issue of The Journal, on Page 1, the caption of the photo of the FFA team incorrectly stated that Andy Williams and Lori Williams were the FFA team’s advisers pictured. In actuality, Andy Williams and Amanda... — Updated 12/5/2019


Brief: Chamber seeking donations for Shop With A Cop

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is in need of donations for the annual Shop With A Cop program. The event pairs youth from the area with law enforcement officers and gives the children an opportunity to purchase gifts for... — Updated 12/5/2019

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Teacher Profile Series: Lind Elementary School teacher Jody Terris

Teaching wasn't always in the cards for Lind Elementary fourth grade teacher Jody Terris. In fact, after graduating from Riverside High School north of Spokane, Terris attended... — Updated 12/5/2019


What local 3rd and 4th grade students are thankful for this year

Washtucna 3rd Grade One thing I am thankful for is life because I love my life. Another thing I am thankful for is books because I love reading. The next thing I am thankful for is puppies because they're so cute, warm and fluffy.... — Updated 11/26/2019


Informational meetings announced for USDA programs

Producers interested in learning details on changes in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Agricultural Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage Programs (ARC/PLC) resulting from implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill are... — Updated 11/26/2019

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Teacher Profile Series: New RGS teacher Carley Stanford

Carley Stanford is in her first full year as a teacher at the Ritzville Grade School, however, she isn't a new face to students and parents. Before future teachers graduate... — Updated 11/26/2019

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City council debates tourism funding allocation

Discussion surrounding how the city has initially suggested to allocate tourism funding for 2020 was plentiful during the Ritzville City Council meeting on Nov. 19. The 110 Tourism Funds, collected by the city through a bed tax... — Updated 11/26/2019

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Where Ritzville residents stand on local issues

City of Ritzville Clerk-Treasurer Julie Flyckt disclosed partial results to an ongoing city survey that asks about many local issues at the city council meeting on Nov. 19. The... — Updated 11/26/2019


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