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Commissioners pass resolution to establish countywide burn ban

Adams County Commissioners passed resolution No. R-034-2019, which established a countywide burn ban on all outdoor burning that began at midnight June 30. The burn ban will continue until official notice has been made to rescind the ban....

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 4, 2019

Lind Town Council approves Adams County Harvest Festival-with conditions

The Lind Town Council has approved plans for the Adams County Harvest Festival, but some conditions have been attached. Diane Kennedy, the organizer of the event, joined the June 11 council meeting to request formal approval for the festival....

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    July 4, 2019

Lind moves ahead with road paving application

The Lind Town Council has authorized Steve Nelson of Century West Engineering to fill out an application on behalf of the town to the Public Works Trust Fund for funding to pave several roads in Lind. The Public Works Trust Fund is a low interest...

 

Rep. Newhouse launches Vietnam War 50th Commemoration partnership

On June 20, Rep. Dan Newhouse launched his partnership with the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration partnership to honor Vietnam-era veterans in Washington’s Fourth Congressional District. Rep. Newhouse will host pinning ceremonies in Moses Lake,...

 

Nomination period open for FSA county committee seat

The nomination period for USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) County Committee is underway. It is important that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the agricultural community...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: July 4, 2019

May 5, 2:55 p.m. — An officer was requested to respond to a local truck stop to assist a subject in getting a dog out of a locked vehicle. The dog accidently locked the vehicle while the owner was outside. The phone numbers of the local tow...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 27, 2019

New LRHS building remains on track

The Lind-Ritzville High School is on track to open on time, according to the building's construction leaders. Derek Miller of Architects West and Dan Gordon of Construction Services Group tell The...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 27, 2019

Trial scheduled in July for Ritzville man charged with rape

Editor's note: this article contains some description of an alleged crime that may be disturbing to some readers. Michael A. Kuest, 27, of Ritzville will stand trial on a charge of rape in the first...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 27, 2019

Proposed rates for health insurance market offers mostly good news for Adams County

Two health insurance companies will be offering plans inside the Washington Health Benefit Exchange in Adams County for the 2020 individual health insurance market, it was announced earlier this month by the Washington state Office of the Insurance C...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 27, 2019

Koch Well rehab, standpipe re-coating on deck for City

The Ritzville City Council met for a regular meeting on June 18, where they received an update on a list of City projects currently in the works, including the Koch Well and the park reservoir. Ben Varela, a principal engineer from Varela &...

 

Brief: Deadlines announced for July 4 issue

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, The Ritzville Journal will be operating under an early deadline for the July 4 publication. The deadline for all content and advertising submissions will be Friday, June 28, at 5 p.m., with the exception of news...

 

Brief: ACDC annual banquet set for tonight in Othello

The Adams County Development Council will be holding its annual banquet tonight, June 27, at Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Othello. The banquet will celebrate the accomplishments for Adams County over the past year, as well as discuss the county’s...

 

EALD to co-host book discussion at Ritzville Public Library tonight

The East Adams Library District will be holding a health literacy program today, June 27, in the Ritzville Public Library basement. The National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, donated a ‘book club kit’ for a book...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 27, 2019

Adams County adds three new graders via seven-year lease

Adams County has leased three new John Deere 770 G Motor Graders. Adams County Public Works Director Todd O'Brien informed the county commissioners at their meeting on June 24 that the graders had...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: June 27, 2019

May 1, 3:39 p.m. — A complainant called in and reported that he thought packages that were to be delivered at his house might have been taken to another house instead. An officer responded and located the packages on 4th Avenue when they were...

 

Over 20 students named to LRMS Honor Roll

Twenty-four students at Lind-Ritzville Middle School were named to the Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year. Six LRMS students maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA: Brock Kinch, Myra Miller, Hunter Cameron, Taylor Galbreath, Megan...

 

Fifteen students named to Sprague High School Honor Roll

Sprague High School recently announced its second semester Honor Roll for the 2018-19 school year. Three students maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester: Laura Miller, Laynie Brittain and Malea Canaday. Twelve other students were named to...

 

Stimulating Summers to offer free meals for children in Ritzville and Sprague

Stimulating Summers, a day camp program, will be offering free meals to children 18 years of age and under in Ritzville and Sprague throughout July and the beginning of August. The meals are a part of the organization’s Summer Food Service...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    June 20, 2019

Biosolids, soil health key topics at 103rd annual Lind Field Day

The 103rd edition of Washington State University's Lind Field Day took place at the Lind Dryland Research Station on June 13, as WSU and United States Department of Agriculture researchers shared...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 20, 2019

14th Lind Coaster Car Derby draws big crowd

Sunshine came early over the hills of Lind on Sunday, June 9. All was quiet after the Combine Derby the previous day, so the morning held no indication of the Coaster Cars Derby set for later in the...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    June 20, 2019

Ritzville man charged with rape

The Adams County Prosecutor's office has charged a Ritzville man with rape. According to a written statement from Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick, Michael A. Kuest, 27, was arrested on June 3 at approximately 7:05 p.m. Police say Kuest is liste...

 

Brief: Hatton currently without water, according to mayor

The Town of Hatton is currently without water, according to an update provided by interim mayor Brittany Baldwin. The pump for Hatton’s well was rendered inoperable earlier this week, and the town’s secondary well isn’t currently functioning....

 

Brief: Zion Philadelphia to host caregiver support group

Zion Philadelphia UCC will be hosting a caregiver support group on the fourth Friday of every month, beginning this month. The support group is sponsored by Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington, and goes from 9:30-11 a.m. No sign-up or...

 

Brief: SNYP vouchers now available

Spay Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) now has vouchers available. To access the vouchers, go to Facebook, search @snyp99169, go to the SNYP Facebook page and send them a message. They will get back to you to set up your voucher. Funds for SNYP are...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    June 20, 2019

Lind awarded $55,000 grant to develop traffic plan

The Lind Town Council met for a regular meeting on June 11, as the Town was awarded a grant to put together a traffic plan and discussed potential concerns over a proposed festival. Steve Nelson, an engineer from Century West Engineering, joined the...

 

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