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Four local students compete for DYW scholarship

RITZVILLE – Four young women will be competing in this year's Distinguished Young Women scholarship pageant. Dakota Killian, daughter of Lisa Annette and Gordon Lee Killian hopes... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
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Senior Night

Parents of volleyball players were honored at the first home match Saturday, Feb. 27. Pictured, from left, are Dalton, Kristen, Greg and Janaye Wilkie with Denise Hoffman and Ed... — Updated 3/4/2021

 

Community invited to weigh in on education

RITZVILLE — An online community forum is planned for Wednesday evening, March 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. "Say Yes to Education — Expanding Community Support for Education in Lind Ritzville" is the kick-off event to a two-year effort... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Broncos win first home volleyball match

RITZVILLE – The Broncos had their first home volleyball match of the shortened season, beating Northwest Christian (Colbert) 3-1 on Feb. 27. "It's great to be back on the court.... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Adams County Cops & Courts

February 19 Domestic – 800 block South Highway 24 Othello Deputies were dispatched to a domestic at the location, and contacted several subjects who advised of a verbal argument. Deputies did not observe any signs of an assault.... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Lind Bulldogs wall

LIND – Middle school staff members gave their halls a "facelift" by repainting the wall with Bulldog pride. Pictured, from left, are Karissa Labes, Eleda Najera, Mary Hernandez,... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Lind's Jennifer Anderson goes above and beyond

LIND – Elementary school teacher Jennifer Anderson was awarded the Above and Beyond award at the Lind-Ritzville School District Board meeting Feb. 24. Lind Elementary Dean of Stud... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Lind student receives grant for oxygen machines

LIND – A fifth-grade student at Lind Elementary School used of some of his spare time during last spring's quarantine to benefit his community. Hagen Carlson, who has a strong... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times March 3, 1921 DON’T BE A HUSTLER Many a man acquires a reputation as a “hustler” on account of a habit of poorly organized physical... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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House passes bill which will increase cost of gas, diesel

OLYMPIA – A bill that would create an expensive new low-carbon fuel standard mandate in Washington will go before the Senate after passing the House of Representatives Saturday, Feb. 27. The house debated for five hours before... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Driver runs red light, injures four

MOSES LAKE – A driver was charged with two counts of vehicular assault and DUI after failing to stop at a red light and injuring four people Feb. 23. Evodio Morales Reyes of Othello, age 21, was traveling southbound on Highway... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Boy dies after being shot by father

OTHELLO – A 4-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27, after being shot in the head by his father. Felipe Tapia-Perez, 27, is being held in Adams County Jail faceing a possi... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Ritzville school receives $80,000 in grants

RITZVILLE – Superintendent Don Vanderholm recognized administrators and staff members for their success in applying for grants at the Feb. 24 school board meeting. “In the last 30 days, we’ve brought in over $80,000 worth of... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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Vulcan Street Water Mainline project complete

LIND – Council members certified the Vulcan Street Water Mainline Project as complete at their Feb. 23 meeting. Patrick Sheehy of Century West Engineering said the town repaired the wash boarding of the road and completed the... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
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House approves bill to help cool heat-emitting cities

OLYMPIA – A measure that would seek to implement methods to cool heat-emitting Puget Sound cities, such as Seattle, passed the state House of Representatives Feb. 25 with unanimous approval. Rep. Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy), sponsor of... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

They're back

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School students were allowed back together on campus as a full student body Wednesday, Feb. 17. The school board approved the campus moving to... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Adams County Cops & Courts

February 12 DUI- 700 block South Thacker Road Othello Suspicious vehicle near a residence at the location. The vehicle was in a collision. Oscar Pineda-Aploinar, 32, of Othello was arrested and booked into jail for DUI. Suspicious... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Residents complain about commissioners following the law

RITZVILLE – County commissioners signed a resolution saying they will hold all their regular meetings at the County Courthouse except for one meeting per calendar quarter outside the county seat. Previously, commissioners held... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Annual CBDL conference will be online

CASHMERE – The Columbia Basin Development League will be holding their annual conference virtually this year, March 4 from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. This year's conference theme is "With One Voice," and topics will include the economic... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Grainland Acres Annexation plans moving forward

RITZVILLE – A public hearing for the Grainland Acres Annexation, Comprehensive Plan and Zone Amendment held at city council's Feb. 16 meeting had one participant from the public. Mark DeWulf, attorney general counsel for Big... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Feb. 24, 1921 BIG PARTY AT WELLER HOME A big party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Weller near Ralston last Friday night. There... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Ritzville's City Hall open to the public

RITZVILLE – City Hall opened their doors to the public for the first time in almost a year Wednesday, Feb. 17. The opening came following unanimous approval by city council at... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Lind-Ritzville schools begin community partnership for education improvements

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville School District has been named as one of five rural school districts to participate in a rural education initiative. Innovia Foundation received a $150,000 grant for the College Spark Outcomes... — Updated 2/25/2021

 

Ritzville covered in snow

Ritzville Public Works crew members clear the roads of snow Monday morning, Feb. 15.... — Updated 2/16/2021

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Local vaccine clinic results from over shipment

RITZVILLE – Local residents on a waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccination received telephone calls to come and get the shot when an over shipment of the Pfizer vaccine resulted... — Updated 2/16/2021

 

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