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 By Steve Salins    News    January 31, 2019

EARH holds first board meeting of 2019

The Board of Commissioners for the East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) met Thursday, Jan. 24. The call to order was made at 5:30 p.m. Present were Chair Eric Walker, CEO Gary Bostrom; Jennifer Peppperd, Chief Nursing Officer; and Commissioners Ross...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Jan. 31, 2019

Jan. 11, 17:58 — A report was received of a hit-and-run accident in the parking lot of the Gilson Gym. Both subjects were contacted and agreed to work the minor damage issue out between the two parties. Jan. 11, 22:18 — A complainant from an...

 

Ralston Grange to host annual cribbage tournament

The Ralston Grange will be sponsoring their Sixth Annual Cribbage Tournament at their hall in Ralston on Feb. 9. The event will start at 1:00 p.m. and is open to all. There will be a $5 entry fee, which will go toward cash prizes. No experience in...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 24, 2019

Nygren crowned Ritzville Rodeo Queen at annual banquet

A packed house of about 140 people filled the American Legion Hall on Jan. 20 to watch the coronation of the 2019 Ritzville Rodeo Queen, Rachel Nygren, as a part of the Ritzville Rodeo Association's...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

New times announced for Larry Swift Benefit Dinner on Jan. 26

Saturday evening, Jan. 26, is the night of a benefit dinner for Larry Swift, Director of Ritzville’s Public Works. The Eagles Lodge and Ritzville Gun Club are sponsoring the dinner and auction event with all proceeds going to Larry Swift. The...

 

Jan. 20 house fire in Ritzville leaves none injured

Ritzville and County firefighters were called to a residence at 10th and Adams at approximately just before 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, Jan. 20, to extinguish a fire which was reported to be in the living room area. The response included four trucks,...

 

Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce to hold annual General Meeting on Jan. 28

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual General Meeting next Monday, Jan. 28. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Washington Association of Wheat Growers building in Ritzville, 109 E 1st Ave. Business owners, managers...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 24, 2019

Ritzville council deals with housekeeping, talks infrastructure planning

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 15, as the council dealt with some housekeeping items and discussed Public Works’ infrastructure plan. The meeting started with the council voting to approve seven...

 

Ritzville Police Department Reports: Jan. 24, 2019

Jan. 9, 09:40 — A complainant was received regarding an older motor home parked on west Main Ave. and it smelled like sewer. An officer responded and did not note the sewer smell. The owner was contacted and to remove the vehicle by tomorrow or it...

 

Ralston Grange holds annual Planning Meeting

The Grange held its annual “Planning Meeting” on Jan. 15 to discuss upcoming activities, fundraisers and other events the Ralston Grange will sponsor in 2019. The Grange will continue fundraisers sponsoring a dinner for trail riders who overnight...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

"Box for Sox" a smashing success

Last Thursday, January 17, under cloudy skies and an incessant chilling rain, four young Scouts scrambled out of their vehicles to deliver the end of their campaign to collect pairs of socks to be...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

Gritman Senior Center holds annual meeting, elects new officers

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center board and interested parties gathered for the annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. Minutes from the previous year’s meeting were unanimously approved. Janet Sanger reported on the financial status of the...

 

Big Bend Co-op to refund $2.1 million to electric bill payers

The Board of Trustees of Big Bend Electric Cooperative, Inc. recently approved the refund of over $2.1 million to the Cooperative’s electric bill payers. Refunds are being mailed to consumers who purchased power from the Cooperative during the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 24, 2019

LRHS drama club keys in on life's normalities and oddities

There is an anticipatory hum among audience members prior to high school concert or drama presentations, and the evening of Wednesday, January 16 was no exception in the gym-theater of Lind Junior Hig...

 

Ritzville Rodeo Banquet set for Jan. 20

The Annual Ritzville Rodeo Banquet will be held Jan. 20 at the Legion Hall beginning at 5 p.m., with a catered prime rib dinner being served by Good Old Boys BBQ. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 & under. Attendees may pay at the...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 17, 2019

CF Industries awards Ritzville School District $3,750 in mini-grants

The Ritzville Terminal of CF Industries awarded teachers in the Ritzville School District $3,750 in mini-grants on Jan. 14, as a part of the company's Classroom Mini-grant Program. Through the...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: Jan. 17, 2019

Jan. 1, 04:21 — East Alder a complainant called reporting he believed someone had been messing with his medication and trespassing in his residence. An officer responded and spoke with the complainant for some time and a referral was made to Adams...

 

Wrapping up the 2018 Year in Review

July After a farming legacy built around wheat production, a new crop is slated for potential harvest in Adams County. NRG Renew is proposing a wind farm to be constructed in eastern Adams County, wit...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    January 10, 2019

Big Bend Co-op gives back to community through nonprofit organization

Short-time Ritzville residents may notice regular news articles reporting that “Caring Neighbors” has donated monies to various groups. It would be easy to assume that “Caring Neighbors” refers to a small local charitable group—but as it...

 

Town of Washtucna looking for councilmembers

The Washtucna Town Council is looking for council members. Members should reside in the town limits. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Please contact Mayor Brian Hille if interested....

 

H.E. Gritman Senior Center to hold pancake breakfast, annual meeting

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting a pair of events in the following week. On Jan. 11, the Senior Center will host its monthly pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the breakfast. The Senior Center will also...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    January 10, 2019

Ritzville City Council approves 110 Fund awards for 2019

The Ritzville City Council briskly made its way through its first meeting of 2019, with only a few items to address on the agenda. Councilman Mike Schrag was excused from the meeting, with all other councilmembers present. With the passing of the...

 

Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Jan. 10, 2019

Dec. 31, 2:22 p.m. — A Ritzville complainant advised of several subjects in two vehicles shooting firearms and that the rounds were ricocheting near them. Two officers responded to the scene and determined that the subjects were shooting in a safe...

 

2018 Year in Review: The year that was

April The Town of Lind took another step in the beginning stages of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) road improvement work. During the March 27 meeting, Century West Engineering Project...

 

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