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 By Brandon Cline    News    September 12, 2019 

WLCF Junior Livestock Sale nets over $96,000

The Wheat Land Communities' Fair Junior Livestock Sale recorded huge numbers on Aug. 31, as this year's auction grossed over $96,000, surpassing the totals from each of the previous three years. The a...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    September 12, 2019 

Teacher Profile Series: Washtucna teacher Lacii Rundquist

With the first day of school behind them, teachers everywhere, new and returning alike, are settling in to the new school year. One such teacher is Washtucna high school and middle school English...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    September 12, 2019 

Ritzville's Lacey Miller to begin collegiate softball career

Lacey Miller fell in love with softball in third grade. She played throughout her schooling in the Lind-Ritzville Schools co-op. Now, she's ready to take it to the next level after earning a softball...

 

Brief: My Farm, Your Table to take place Sept. 14

My Farm, Your Table is back for another edition this weekend, taking place from 2-6 p.m. in downtown Ritzville. Vendors will be downtown from 2-5 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., Stephanie Smith from the WSU School of Food Science will be giving a presentation....

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    September 12, 2019 

Rep. Newhouse cosponsors bill aimed at addressing high rural maternal mortality rates

On Sept. 9, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and four other cosponsors introduced the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act—H.R. 4243—in the U.S. House of Representatives, after a bill with the...

 

CBDL Task Force seeks input from stakeholders

The Columbia Basin Development League (League), the nonprofit “voice” of the Columbia Basin Project (Project) is seeking input from stakeholders to harmonize and prioritize Project development and support efforts going forward. A survey,...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    September 12, 2019 

Taking a look at the 50th Annual Ritzville Rodeo

The 50th edition of the Ritzville Rodeo took place September 30-31 and competitors came from across the Northwest and beyond to compete. In the bareback competition, Cooper Wicks of Enumclaw took the...

 

GALLERY: Parade draws big crowd to downtown Ritzville

The Ritzville community came out in force on Saturday, Aug. 31 to cheer on and marvel at the dozens of entries in the 2019 Ritzville Community Parade as they marched down Main Avenue. Leading the...

 

New Lind-Ritzville High School opens for business

Lind-Ritzville High School students are back at school in a newly rebuilt building. The building, however, is not the only thing that is new. It also comes with a lot of new technology. Andy Jones,...

 

Audit report offers encouraging news for EARH

A recent 2018 financial audit by a public accounting firm based out of Spokane Valley provided mostly good news for East Adams Rural Healthcare in regards to improvements over the 2017 fiscal year....

 

Brief: Safety, Health and Wellness Fair set for next Saturday

East Adams Rural Healthcare will be holding its annual Safety, Health & Wellness Fair next Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Knuth Building on the fairgrounds. Over 30 vendors are currently signed up to attend the fair, which includes free breakfast to the...

 

Klein named 2020 Ritzville Rodeo Queen

Every year at the Ritzville Rodeo, young women compete for the honor of being next year's rodeo queen. This year, 16-year-old Julia Klein was the lone competitor. Klein told The Journal before the rod...

 

Adams County Development Council to host Career Showcase

Local employers will have an opportunity to present jobs and careers to students in grades 6-12 from Lind, Ritzville Sprague and Washtucna during the 2019 Lind-Ritzville-Sprague-Washtucna Career Showcase on Oct. 3 in Ritzville. The showcase is...

 

GALLERY: Sights and sounds from the Wheat Land Communities' Fair

More photos from the fair and rodeo will be included in next week's issue of The Journal!...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    August 29, 2019

Bill and Karen Curtis named parade's grand marshals

The Ritzville Community Parade will pay tribute to longstanding members of the community this weekend, as Bill and Karen Curtis were selected to be the 2019 Grand Marshals. The Curtises have lived in...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 29, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS health teacher Greg Whitmore

Greg Whitmore has several jobs at the Lind-Ritzville Schools co-op. Some of them are pretty high-profile, like head football coach and athletic director. However, if you ask him, Whitmore will make...

 

Ritzville Chamber's Harvest Fest kicks off with fair and rodeo

The Ritzville community is a town built around agriculture, celebrating a rich history of crops harvested from the fields surrounding the city. Throughout the next month, activities and events are...

 

Brief: Commercial League bowling meeting set for tonight

The Thursday night Commercial League bowling group is hosting a meeting tonight, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Big Bend Bowl. The league is set to start on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Any individual who is interested in participating in the league can sign up at Big...

 

Brief: Live music at Pastime Bar on Saturday night

The Old Dogs band will be performing at the Pastime Bar & Grill in Ritzville on Aug. 31. The band will be performing from 8-10 p.m. No cover charge is required....

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    August 29, 2019

Council approves street closure request for community parade

The Ritzville City Council touched on a number of different topics during its 48-minute meeting on Aug. 20, which included approving a street closure request for the Ritzville Community Parade on Saturday, Aug. 31. The request came from the Ritzville...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    August 22, 2019

Adams County farms received $2.46 million in aid from USDA

Over 600 farms in Adams County received a combined $2.46 million in federal payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an effort to help farmers recoup losses in 2018 from recent and ongoing...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

Adams County Harvest Festival given the green light from Lind Town Council

The Adams County Harvest Festival in Lind scheduled for Saturday has been given final approval by the Lind Town Council. Event organizer Diane Kennedy presented the council with a liquor license,...

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News    August 22, 2019

Teacher Profile Series: New LRHS English teacher Zachary Swanger

Zachary Swanger knows a little something about the first day of school. He attended school here in the area. Directly after graduating high school, he attended college. This September will be the firs...

 

Brief: LaCrosse Schools set open house for Aug. 26

The LaCrosse Schools will be hosting their annual community open house and welcome back dinner on Monday, Aug. 26. Burgers and salad will be served starting at 5:30, and the schools and classrooms will be open from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. The annual...

 

Brief: Theme announced for Children's Parade

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the theme of this year’s Ritzville Community Children’s Parade is “To Infinity and Beyond.” Participants are welcome to decorate their bikes or wagons and dress in their...

 

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