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 By Katie Teachout    News 

H2O elves deliver water to those in need

LIND – The town of Lind has been without water for at least the last 48 hours, and citizens are helping each other out by delivering water to those who need it. Resident Denise... — Updated 10/30/2020


God save the sailor

RITZVILLE - U.S. Navy Veteran Terry Janssen of Post Falls, Idaho, suffered no injuries when the semi he was driving southbound on Highway 395 rolled over, five miles south of... — Updated 10/30/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Crash sends four to hospital

CONNELL — A multiple-vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailers sent several people to the hospital Wednesday evening, Oct. 21. Stephan W. Meuchel, 44, of Longview, was ch... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum loses Keith

RITZVILLE – Long-time curator and custodian of the Northern Pacific Railway Depot Museum, L.R. Keith, will be resigning from his position after nearly 15 years of volunteer... — Updated 10/29/2020


Adams County Land Transfers

OCTOBER 1 Amy N. Valdez and Concepciaon Valdez, III, wife and husband, Othello, to Joseph Walker and Jaimyn Walker, husband and wife, Moses Lake - 1820 E. Madera St., Othello. $310,000. Randal J. Heidenreich and Martha E.... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By The Journal    News 


RITZVILLE – In Ritzville, almost 40 businesses have signed up for the Chamber of Commerce’s Trick-or-Treating, taking place Friday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Look for orange flyers in windows of participating businesses, or... — Updated 10/27/2020


Adams County Sheriff's Office Report

October 16 Agency Assist - West I-90 near milepost 218 Ritzville Deputies assisted WSP with an unruly subject during a traffic stop. Theft - 2200 block West Rainier Road Othello Theft at the location. Complainant allowed suspect to... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Republicans call for special session

OLYMPIA – Senator Mark Schoesler hosted a teleconference meeting with members of the House and Senate caucuses to call for a special session to address urgent topics including... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Advent calendar designed for those in need of food

RITZVILLE – The Food Pantry is holding a November food drive for Christmas baskets to be delivered in mid-December. Ashlee Oostra of Ritzville is challenging community members to... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Garth Meyer    News 

Caravan of Hay

COLFAX - Have you noticed the amount of hay trucks on Whitman County highways late this summer and fall? The harvested area for hay is up by 60,000 acres in Washington since 2019,... — Updated 10/27/2020


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 25, 1920 LOCAL HOSPITAL WILL BE CLOSED The Ritzville Hospital which has been maintained for several years will be closed. Miss C.L.... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By The Journal    News 

Chicken BBQ fundraiser this Friday

RITZVILLE - The Ritzville Lions Club will be barbecuing chicken halves Friday, Oct. 30, and have them ready for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Wheatland Fair Grounds. It... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By The Journal    News 

Convenience at the drop of a box

RITZVILLE – Drop boxes are now available in Ritzville and Othello for accepting documentation for the Adams County Assessor's office and tax payments for the Adams County... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Three-way truck collision sends four to hospital

CONNELL – A multiple-vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailers sent several people to the hospital Wednesday evening, Oct. 21. Stephan W. Meuchel, 44, of Longview, was... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Election ballots posted online as "rejected"

ADAMS COUNTY – An article titled “Adams County Current Results” posted online Thursday, Oct. 22 left some voters concerned. The article, posted on, claimed a total of 2571 ballots had b... — Updated 10/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Sheriff accused of election law violations

RITZVILLE - A post endorsing candidates in two county commissioner races was pulled off the Adams County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, after a complaint was filed Oct. 12 with... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Communities plan Halloween activities

RITZVILLE — The Chamber of Commerce made a unanimous decision to move ahead with Fall Fest events, including trick-or-treating. Local businesses will open their doors to costumed... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Lind hires two public works crew members

LIND - Brandon Stinnett and Chris Miller are the city's newest Public Works Department employees. The two were chosen out of four applicants, officials said. Mayor Paula Bell... — Updated 10/22/2020

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Kira and Tyler tie the knot

CANNON BEACH, Ore. - On Aug. 29, Kira Kay Preston, daughter of Jim and Joyce Preston of Ritzville, and Tyler Bernard Decker, son of Jim Decker of New York and Tracy Harris of... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Duvall offering massage services

RITZVILLE - Chad Duvall found his passion in life, and those walking into Interconnection Therapeutic Massage are the benefactors of his epiphany. Duvall was 19 when he first... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Can't keep a good man down

RITZVILLE - Dr. Warren Kragt was back in his office Thursday, Oct. 15, after undergoing eye surgery two days earlier. While not treating patients himself, the office is open... — Updated 10/22/2020 Full story

 By Katie Teachout    News

Broncos second in national livestock contest

RITZVILLE- Lind-Ritzville FFA team members Taylor Galbreath, Reagan Snider, Jay Harder, Lane Tellefson and Alyssa Williams took second place in the NILE Virtual Livestock Judging... — Updated 10/22/2020



100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Oct. 21, 1920 HAVE GOOD LUCK ON HUNTING TRIP A hunting party consisting of E. H. Pfannekucken, Walter Teske, William Dehnel, Shorty... — Updated 10/22/2020



Amy Anderson sends the ball over the net during Thursday's athletic camp with the Lind-Ritzville tennis team, coached by Janna Gingrich. For more high school sports coverage, see... — Updated 10/22/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Schools move to 'Stage 3.0' of reopening

RITZVILLE - The Lind-Ritzville School District moved to Stage 3.0 of a phased-in, reopening program, Monday, Oct. 19. "This means all K-5 students will have the opportunity to parti... — Updated 10/22/2020


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