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 By Steve Salins    News    January 31, 2019

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 caught in a small town's...

 

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 County area. Items...

 

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 Canaday and freshmans...

 

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 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

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...

 
 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...

 

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 addition to the Food...

 

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 Morning Worship at...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    December 20, 2018

Ritzville Food Pantry part of the heart and soul of local community

The inconspicuous space appears pinched between a Dollar Store and a closed Title Insurance Company office. Blue-gray paint coats the building and door. One window display contains a large white...

 

Lind-Ritzville FFA Chapter holds annual Christmas fundraiser

Dear Supporters, The Lind-Ritzville FFA chapter is holding our annual Christmas Card Greeting Board Fundraiser. Due to the high school being remodeled, the board will not be able to be displayed as normal. Instead, we will have the board printed in...

 

Holiday traditions celebrated at Winter Fest events

Holiday favorites include time spent with loved ones, consuming copious amounts of sugar and singing traditional holiday tunes. The spirit of the holidays will come alive in downtown Ritzville on Saturday, December 15, as the Winter Fest activities...

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: FFA Reserve Champion Hog

FFA Reserve Champion Hog – Exhibitor: Josh Crouse. Buyers: Representative Joe Schmick, Representative Mary Dye and Senator Mark Schoesler....

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: 4-H Reserve Champion Steer

4-H Reserve Champion Steer – Exhibitor: Zoe Galbreath. Buyer: Connell Oil – Bronco Farm Supply...

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: 4-H Reserve Champion Goat

4-H Reserve Champion Goat – Exhibitor: Emma Dennis. Buyer: Connell Oil – Bronco Farm Supply....

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: FFA Reserve Champion Lamb

FFA Reserve Champion Lamb – Exhibitor: Hayley Rushing. Buyer: The McGregor Company....

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: FFA Reserve Champion Goat

FFA Reserve Champion Goat – Exhibitor: Alexis Melcher. Buyer: RDO Equipment....

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: FFA Reserve Champion Steer

FFA Reserve Champion Steer – Exhibitor: Taylor Galbreath. Buyer: Connell Oil – Bronco Farm Supply...

 

2018 WLCF Reserve Champion Livestock: 4-H Reserve Champion Lamb

4-H Reserve Champion Lamb – Exhibitor: Gemini Correll. Buyer: Darrell and Diane Koss...

 

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