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Fall Fest in Ralston

The Ralston Grange Fall Fest took place Oct. 16. Children enjoyed pumpkin painting, crafts, face painting, games and snacks. The next Grange sponsored event will be a community... — Updated 11/3/2022

 By Dale Brown    News

Grade schoolers thrill to puppet show

RITZVILLE – Twice on October 26, busses packed with kids from local grade schools unloaded at the Ritz Theater. In morning and afternoon puppet shows for over 200 Lind and... — Updated 11/1/2022


Ritzville Lion's Club to host Turkey Bingo on Nov. 5

RITZVILLE — The Lions Club will host its annual turkey bingo from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. “We’ll have about 160 games and 160 turkeys to give away,” Lion’s Club Acting President Pat Yerxa said. “People can... — Updated 10/25/2022

 By Dale Brown    News

Donations disbursed to Lind fire victims

LIND – The Lind Ministerial Association recently disbursed donations totaling nearly $50,000 to five families impacted by the wildfire that swept through this area in August. The blaze destroyed four homes, including three homes... — Updated 10/25/2022

 By Dale Brown    News

Local veteran returns from Honor Flight

RITZVILLE – After a two-day "Honor Flight" tour, Army veteran Lamar Thiel returned to the Spokane International airport on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4. The tour celebrated roughly... — Updated 10/25/2022


Washtucna School Menu

WASHTUCNA – Here is the Washtucna School menu for Oct. 12-20: Wednesday, Oct. 12 Breakfast – Breakfast burrito or cereal, juice or fruit, and milk. Lunch – Pizza rippers, small salad, fruit cup or juice, and milk. Thursday,... — Updated 10/11/2022

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

LRS students sell Hershey Kiss Roses for Valentine's Day

RITZVILLE - Lind-Ritzville High School students in Andy Williams' floral design class are creating roses made out of Hershey Kiss candies for an FFA fundraiser. Annika Holland,... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By The Journal    News

Area girls make All-State band

WASHTUCNA — Two local students have been selected for all-state music groups. High school senior Calby Van Hollebeke will play oboe in the All-State Wind Symphony. Meanwhile, fifth-grader Natahlia Rundquist was chosen for the... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Wheat Land fair receives $1,000

RITZVILLE - The Wheat Land Communities' Fair received $1,000 through a Rural Community Grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services this week. The check was officially presented... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By The Journal    News

Nine locals make EWU honor roll

CHENEY — Nine local residents have been selected for the fall quarter honor roll at Eastern Washington University. The students from Ritzville made the cut by ending the quarter with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. The... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By The Journal    News

First semester honor roll announced

RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville schools have released the names of students making the honor roll for the first semester. They are: 4.0 grade-point average Brock Kinch, Brody Boness, Addy Colbert, Zoe Galbreath, Harlee Hennings,... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Brandon Cline    News

Two tapped for All-State-Band

RITZVILLE — Two local students have been named to the All-State Band. Amy Anderson and Alexis Melcher were selected to participate in one of the Washington Music Educators Association’s All-State performing groups this year,... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Amy Hille    News

Library Corner

I’ve never received so much mail in my entire life. While I’m not quite at the same level as Santa Claus, almost every day when I arrive at work I have a new magazine waiting for me or, more commonly, multiple envelopes... — Updated 2/6/2020

 By Steve Salins    News

Benefit Dinner & Auction raises $40,000 for Swift family

So ... you couldn't find an evening parking spot anywhere near downtown Ritzville last Saturday evening? Hordes of people streaming toward the Legion Hall? Well, you just got... — Updated 12/19/2019


Christmas church services announced

The following local churches have announced their Christmas church services for the next week: Emanuel Lutheran Church will have a candlelight and carols service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The Ritzville Nazarean Church will have Sunday... — Updated 2/1/2019


"Here we come a-caroling..."

 — Updated 2/1/2019


Caring Neighbors donates to local area food banks

The Caring Neighbors board recently donated $650 each to the Ritzville Food Pantry, Othello Food Bank, Connell Food Bank and Basin City Help Services. The donated money will be used to help purchase food for families in need. In... — Updated 2/1/2019

 By Steve Salins    News

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... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

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.... — Updated 1/31/2019


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.... — Updated 1/31/2019

 By Steve Salins    News

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... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Steve Salins    News

"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... — Updated 1/30/2019


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.... — Updated 1/30/2019


Sprague High School announces first semester Honor Roll for 2018-2019 school year

Fourteen students at Sprague High School were named to the Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. Four of those students maintained a 4.0 grade point average (GPA): Senior Awson Wheeler, sophomore Malea... — Updated 1/30/2019


REACH sponsoring February food drive for Ritzville Food Pantry

The Rural East Adams Coalition for Health (REACH) is sponsoring the Spread the Love food drive throughout the month of February. The drive is to support the Food Pantry, located in Ritzville, which serves the entire eastern Adams... — Updated 1/30/2019


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