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 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...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 28, 2019

March 1, 08:47 — A complaint was received from Adult Protective Services reporting possible financial exploitation of an elderly adult. The case has previously been reported, investigated, and determined unfounded. A copy of the report was...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Ritzville Eagles crab feed succeeds in filling stomachs

At the appointed six o'clock hour last Friday evening, the Eagles Aerie lounge and dining area quickly filled with local residents eager to do battle with hard-shelled crab legs and claws at the...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Shopping spree raffle raises $1,700 for church conference

January of this year found the Ritzville Nazarene Youth Group facing how to fund a project to send some of their group to a Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) in Phoenix in July. They advertised a raffle for a shopping spree at Harvest Foods. Tickets...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 21, 2019

Gingrich selected as 2020 Distinguished Young Woman

Katheran Gingrich was recognized as the Distinguished Young Woman of Lind-Ritzville for 2020 on March 16 at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium in Lind, winning out over four other contestants...

 

Ritzville Eagles annual crab feed set for this Friday

The Ritzville Eagles annual crab feed will take place on Friday, March 22. The crab feed, which costs $30 per person, includes 1 1/2 crabs, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad and garlic bread. The feed lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets can be bought...

 

Library to host presentation on early 20th century women travelers

The Ritzville Public Library will be hosting a free presentation and public discussion with writer Tessa Hulls on Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. Using historical photographs, primary documents and hand-drawn illustrations, Hulls will take participants...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    March 21, 2019

Legislature aims to make daylight saving time permanent in state

OLYMPIA—Washington residents could vote to make daylight saving time year-round under a bill state senators passed on Tuesday, March 12. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5139 was approved in a 46-3 vote, just two days after clocks were set forward....

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 21, 2019

Lind Town Council discusses offering new paid holidays, tiny house zoning

The Lind Town Council was called to order on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting minutes of February 26, 2019 were read and approved by the Council. Councilmembers Richard Baldwin, Rose Elkington, Myra...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 21, 2019

Feb. 25, 16:25 — Received request from a subject at a local gas station to have an officer respond to assist a subject who appeared to be in need of assistance, but had a language barrier. On duty officer responded and determined the subject was...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 21, 2019

Lawmakers consider extending eviction process timeline

Protecting tenant rights through increasing the length of eviction proceedings is part of eviction-reform legislation, currently in the state House of Representatives. The House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary heard public testimony on...

 

Lind-Ritzville DYW program set for Saturday

This year's Distinguished Young Women program has arrived, and is set to take place at the Lind-Ritzville Middle School gymnasium this Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Five participants are competing for...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 14, 2019

Friends of the Library Book Sale features new twists

Some opportunities occur only once a lifetime; others occur annually. One of the annual ones happens this weekend – at Ritzville's Carnegie Library. With eight years of experience, the Friends of...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 14, 2019

Ritzville City Council makes appointment to Planning Commission, receives bids for 1st Avenue Project

The Ritzville City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on March 5, where they vacated an alley and approved an appointment to the Planning Commission. The council kicked off the meeting by addressing Ordinance 2129, which would vacate an...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: March 14, 2019

Feb. 20, 08:25 — A subject residing on East 6th Ave. called to report someone was in the basement and she was going down there to get him out. Instructions were provided to the responding office to come in the side door. The officer responded and...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    March 14, 2019

State Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office

A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous vote on March 6. Senate Bill 5511 would establish the Governor’s Statewide Broadband Office, require the Public Works Board to crea...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    March 14, 2019

Adams County official presented with award from state association

Stephen McFadden, Adams County Economic Development Director and Ritzville resident, was presented with the Emerging Professional Award by the Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA) on March 5. McFadden, the former publisher and editor...

 

Ritzville Eagles to host annual crab feed

The Ritzville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie is hosting its annual crab feed on Friday, March 22. The crab feed goes from 6 to 8 p.m., and the meal includes 1.5 crabs, baked beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad and garlic bread. The feed is to support...

 

Land Transfers: March 14, 2019

Feb. 20 — Palos Verdes LLC, a business in Othello, to Gabriela Arizmendi, Lot 3, Block 3, Sand Hill Estates No. 2 Major Plat, $290,000. Feb. 22 — Antonio Rodriguez, Othello, to Omar and Antonio Gonzalez, Lot 8, Block 5, Ridge View No. 1, 1976...

 

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