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Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to multi-vehicle collision involving Adams County resident

An Adams County resident was injured in a multi-vehicle collision in the early morning of Nov. 14 that has the Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to the incident. Othello’s Blanca Garza, 50, was travelling northbound in a... — Updated 11/15/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Breaking: Ritzville residents wanted on federal charges arrested in Moses Lake

Two Ritzville residents, both of whom were subjects of a two-year investigation in Ritzville, were arrested in Moses Lake on the night of Nov. 12. Taylor Hermsmeyer-Rogers, 25, and Cassandra Rand, 19, were arrested on drug charges... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News 

Fire breaks out on E. Alder Avenue in Ritzville

A shed with a woman living inside of it caught on fire in the early evening in a Ritzville neighborhood on Nov. 14, and was quickly put out by emergency responders. According to... — Updated 11/14/2019


Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Nov. 14, 2019

Oct. 27 — A complainant received a third-party report of an assault that took place at the 300 block of 5th Street in Lind. Deputies checked the last known address in Lind and the subject hadn’t lived there in several years.... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News 

EARH Community Forum: Where the hospital is and where it aims to go

East Adams Rural Healthcare held its inaugural community forum on Nov. 4 with the discussion centered around issues the hospital is currently facing, as well as steps that can be taken to try and ensure a stable future. The forum... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Teacher Profile Series: LRHS teacher Andy Williams

In The Journal's Teacher Profile Series, we have met teachers who always wanted to teach. We also met teachers who needed to figure it out in college. Today, we meet Lind-Ritzville... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News 

City releases 2020 preliminary budget

The city of Ritzville unveiled its preliminary budget for next year at its Nov. 5 city council meeting, which projects a fund increase of 34% from the 2019 total final budget due largely to state and federal funding that the city h... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

Pastime Bar and Grill burglarized, arrest made

The Pastime Bar and Grill in downtown Ritzville was burglarized early in the early morning of Nov. 7. Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick confirmed that Walker Banry, 20, of... — Updated 11/14/2019


Brief: Cook's lead grows as more ballots counted

Incumbent Mayor Gary Cook saw his share of the vote grow after more ballots were counted late last week, according to the most recent update from the Adams County Auditor’s Office. Cook now leads with 81% of the vote, while... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Kuest trial delayed until 2020

The trial of Michael Anthony Kuest, the man charged with rape in the first degree in connection to an alleged incedent in June, has been delayed until January after Kuest saw another court-appointed attorney withdraw from his defen... — Updated 11/7/2019


Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Nov. 7

Oct. 20 — Sheriff deputies assisted the Ritzville Police Department with a reported stabbing at the 100 block of E. 3rd Avenue in Ritzville. Oct. 20 — A complainant advised he was in a dispute involving residency and property... — Updated 11/7/2019


Farm Service county committee candidates announced

The Adams County Farm Service Agency has announced the following candidates have been nominated to serve on the Adams County Farm Service Agency Committee, representing Local Administrative Area (LAA) 3 for the upcoming three year... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind School Board position filled by a career educator

An empty seat on the Lind School Board has been filled by Jim Weidemann. Weidemann was appointed by the existing board members on Oct. 28 and will serve through 2021, when the seat will be up for election. Weidemann moved to Lind... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

EACH Foundation Auction & Dinner raises thousands

The East Adams County Healthcare Foundation went back decades for its old-school dance-themed auction and dinner, raising several thousands of dollars at the annual event on Nov.... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind-Ritzville Schools adopt 10 new policies

The Lind and Ritzville school boards voted to adopt 10 new policies at their monthly meeting on Oct. 28. Highlighting new additions is Policy 2409, which allows Lind-Ritzville Schools Co-Op Superintendent Don Vanderholm to create... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Hospital Board expects revenue jump in 2020 budget

The Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Directors approved its 2020 budget at its Oct. 23 board meeting, clearing the annual budget hurdle a month earlier than... — Updated 11/7/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Cook holds big lead in mayoral race

Ritzville Mayor Gary Cook is on his way to being re-elected to a second term as Ritzville's mayor on Tuesday night, currently receiving 77.78% of the vote against challenger David A... — Updated 11/7/2019

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Lincoln County election results

DAVENPORT – Here are the preliminary results of the Nov. 5 general election for Lincoln County. Late-arriving votes had yet to be counted as of press time. The tally for the 13th Legislative District race, car-tab cap Initiative... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Election 2019, Part 2: Ritzville mayoral candidate David Ahrens

The Ritzville mayoral race is the only contested local race on the ballot in eastern Adams County in this year's general election, as incumbent Mayor Gary Cook seeks a second term w... — Updated 10/31/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Election 2019, Part 2: Ritzville Mayor Gary Cook

The Ritzville mayoral race is the only contested local race on the ballot in eastern Adams County in this year's general election, as incumbent Mayor Gary Cook seeks a second term... — Updated 10/31/2019

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Adams County Sheriff's Office Reports: Oct. 31, 2019

Oct. 13 — Deputies assisted the Ritzville Police Department with a domestic assault at E. 8th Avenue & Palouse Street in Ritzville. Deputies remained on scene until they were no longer needed. Oct. 13 — Deputies responded to... — Updated 10/31/2019

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2019 Wheat Land Communities' Fair results

Clothing In the clothing department, there were 14 total entries. Best of Show was awarded to Donna Koch for her dress, who also received Best of Class for her shirt. Best of Class also went to Elisabeth Rich for her shirt, and... — Updated 10/31/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: RGS teacher Morgan Hunt

Some people get an idea of what they want to be when they grow up while they are in high school. Some people go to college to figure that out. Then, there are people like Morgan... — Updated 10/31/2019


Brief: Veterans Day assemblies set for Nov. 6 at Lind-Ritzville Schools

The Lind-Ritzville High School will be holding its Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 6 in the Gilson Gym, beginning at 2 p.m. All veterans and community members are welcome to attend the assembly. The assembly will include a slideshow... — Updated 10/31/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Lind School Board vacancy filled

After over a year of having a vacant seat, the Lind School Board is full again. The existing board of directors voted Monday to hire Jim Weidermann. Weidermann will serve through 2021, when the seat will be up for election again.... — Updated 10/31/2019


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