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    Updated Feb 21, 2023

    7 Chamber officers selected RITZVILLE — The Ritzville Chamber of Commerce has elected its new officers for 2023. Kellen Hays will serve as president and Kaiden Bell as vice president. Reya Huitron has been named secretary and Becky Main treasurer. And Charles Jingling was selected as a board member. Lind pair goes above and beyond LIND — A local elementary school staffers have received Above and Beyond awards for January. Paraeducator Dawne Lillard and fifth-grade teacher Joneel Russell have each been recognized for goi...

  • Lawmkers to host digital 'town hall'

    The Journal|Updated Feb 15, 2022

    RITZVILLE – Lawmakers representing the 9th Legislative District will host a digital “town hall” meeting Tuesday, Feb. 22. Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, and Reps. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, and Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, will be available to chat with constituents on a variety of issues from 6:30-8 p.m. Planned issues to be discussed include Gov. Jay Inlsee’s push for a long-term health care insurance tax, the state’s $8.8 billion reserve budget surplus, the state’s $2.2 billion reserve fund, tax relief, law enforcement reform bill...

  • RPD Officer to retire

    The Journal|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    Officer Tom Gracie of the Ritzville Police Department has submitted paperwork to retire October 23. According to Police Chief Dave McCormick Gracie intends to move to Idaho and begin an encore career outside law enforcement....

  • Kennewick man injured in crash

    Updated Sep 9, 2021

    WASHTUCNA – A Kennewick man was taken to a Spokane hospital after crashing his car on state Highway 26 about seven miles west of the city near Milepost 76 on Sunday afternoon. Mugtaba Y. Kori, 23, of Kennewick, was westbound at about 3:15 p.m. when he lost control of his 2002 Acura MDX, according to the Washington State Patrol. The vehicle left eh roadway to the right, went down an embankment and flipped several times, the patrol said. The vehicle came to rest on the drivers side in a field nearly 50 yards off the h...