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 By Brandon Cline    News    April 11, 2019 

Downtown parking controversy reaches Ritzville City Council

The downtown parking controversy that has been the talk of the town as of late reached the Ritzville City Council meeting on April 2. Most of the discussion about downtown parking has been centered...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 11, 2019 

EARH Rehab Center an important resource in Ritzville community

The East Adams Rural Healthcare Rehabilitation Center lies, nearly unnoticed, on the southwest corner of 10th and Adams. It hasn’t always been that way; for a time, the trim single-story building housed a dental practice. Today, it’s the home of...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 11, 2019 

Avista to purchase power from proposed wind farm in Adams County

Avista announced late last month that it has selected to purchase power generated by the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind Project in Adams County. The proposed project, which is now being developed by...

 
 News    April 11, 2019 

Brief: Easter egg hunts slated for Saturday morning

The annual Ritzville Community Easter Egg Hunt and the Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt are both set for 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 13. The Ritzville Eagles Auxiliary and Aerie will host the Ritzville event at the Ritzville City Park. The event is...

 
 News    April 11, 2019 

Brief: Gritman Senior Center to host monthly pancake breakfast this Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, April 12. The breakfast, which is held on the second Friday of every month, lasts from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend the...

 
 News    April 11, 2019 

Innovia Foundation now accepting applications for scholarship program

Innovia Foundation (formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation) is accepting applications to the David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship program until Friday, April 19. This scholarship is available to students who are graduating seniors or...

 
 News    April 11, 2019 

Previewing this year's Arbor Day events in Ritzville

The City of Ritzville will celebrate Arbor Day on April 26 with local fifth grade students helping to plant trees throughout the city. This year, trees will be planted at the Ritzville City Hall at...

 
 News    April 11, 2019 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: April 11, 2019

March 3, 20:10 — A traffic stop was conducted by the on-duty officer of a vehicle being driven without tail lights in the area of 4th Ave. and Division St. After some conversation and a false name being given by the driver, Andrew M. Pacher (29) of...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

School and church pair up to help bring new shoes to Lind students

More than 200 happy feet traveled home from Lind Elementary School last week. Every child between pre-school and sixth grade got a new pair of shoes on March 27, sponsored by the Lind Cavalry...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 4, 2019

Principals encouraged by results from latest MAP testing

Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School District principals provided the Lind and Ritzville school boards with an update on recent Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing that took place earlier this year. The schools recently received the results of...

 

Local area dancers show off their skills

Dancers from the Mixed Attitudes dance program performed in front of a full house in the Ritzville Grade School gymnasium on March 27. The Mixed Attitudes Dance performances are instructed by Karen...

 

Brief Update: Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt set for April 13

The annual Ralston Grange Easter egg hunt will be held at the Ralston Park on Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. A continental breakfast and games in the Ralston Grange Hall will follow. Kids of all ages, from toddler on up, are welcomed to participate....

 

Brief Update: Application now available for $1,000 scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Ritzville Chapter AR P.E.O. scholarship are now available from the guidance counselor at Lind-Ritzville High School and under the “Counselor” tab on the LRHS website. The scholarship is for $1,000 and is open to...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 4, 2019

LRMS students issued laptops for school use

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards met for their monthly meeting on March 25, where they received updates from a variety of different voices at the schools. Lind Elementary and Lind-Ritzville Middle School principal Cindy Deska recognized Tina Shie...

 

LRHS student awarded scholarship from Big Bend Electric Cooperative

Big Bend Electric Cooperative has awarded three scholarships to local area high school seniors. They are Talmage Hales, Chiawana High School, son of James and Makala Hales of Pasco; Lacey Miller, Lind-Ritzville High School, daughter of Mike and...

 

Washtucna Music Department students keeping busy

Washtucna Music Department students have been busy in music festivals and competitions. Nate Hille and Jess Van Hollebeke (both trombone players) were selected for the Southeast Music Educators Honor...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

EARH Board touches on number of topics at monthly meeting

The East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) Board met on March 28 for its regular meeting. All board members were present. Two guests visited to make presentations: Sharon Shelton, on behalf of Eide Bailly LLP, and Sharon DeGroot, who is consulting for...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

Lind Town Council bans tiny houses inside town limits

The Lind Town Council met on March 26, and was called to order at 7 p.m. by Mayor Paula Bell. Unfinished business brought up the request by the McKinney family (Farm to Table) to sell fruit and vegetables once a week from a refrigerated truck parked...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Response to Pastime reopening is resoundingly positive

A month past the opening of the renovated Pastime speaks to the positive changes and renovation work done at the iconic bar and grill. Sure, the front entry was temporarily closed due to a concrete...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 28, 2019

City council gives OK for new fire truck purchase

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on March 19, as they addressed a laundry list of items on the agenda. Ritzville Fire Department Chief Joel Bell notified the council that he traveled to Touchet on March 17 to take a...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Library to hold events for National Public Health Week

Next week (April 1–7) is National Public Health Week. Ritzville’s Public Library is celebrating by offering both “go” and “know” events for citizens’ benefit. A Community Health Walk (“GO”) is slated for Monday, April 1. Those who...

 

Caring Neighbors donates over $10,000 to local area organizations

Caring Neighbors, the nonprofit entity established by Big Bend Electric Co-op, announced last week that their board recently donated over $10,000 to local area organizations. Among the donations...

 

Wheat Land Communities' Fair seeks royalty applicants

The Wheat Land Communities’ Fair Board is accepting applications for 2019 fair royalty. Three positions are open to young ladies, 14-18 years of age who live within the boundaries of the Lind, Ritzville and Washtucna School Districts and are...

 

Livestock Program meeting announced

Under the 2014 Farm Bill, Congress enacted a number of disaster assistance programs to assist livestock producers affected by severe weather conditions. These programs, which have been reauthorized in the most current 2018 Farm Bill include the Lives...

 

Ralston Grange to host party marking end of winter

The Ralston Grange is hosting a “End Of Winter Family Party” at their hall in Ralston this Sunday, March 31. The event will start at 2:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a either a snack, finger food or a dessert to share. There is no...

 

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