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 By Brandon Cline    News    April 18, 2019 

Clean energy industry making waves in Adams County

With the recent announcement from Avista that it has agreed to purchase power from the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind Project near Lind, coupled with the Adams-Neilson Solar Farm in Lind that went...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 18, 2019 

Lind Town Council discusses 7th Street water leak, receives Phase II project update

The Lind Town Council held a regular meeting in the Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 9. A quorum was present;, with councilmember Kathy Vedder participating via speakerphone. Mayor Paula Bell asked councilmember Jim Dworshak to give a brief recap...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Land Transfers: April 18, 2019

March 13 — Noah Matlock, Ritzville, to Vladislav and Albina Soudakov, NE 1/2 of Lot 9 and all of Lot 10, Block 87, Greene & Proutys 2nd, $90,000. March 15 — Rosco and Nickole Coons, Lind, to Baer Max Inc., E 35 feet of Lot 7 and all of Lot 8,...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Brief: Temporary speed reduction in place on I-90 near Ritzville

New temporary speed limits on Interstate 90 near Ritzville were put in place this week, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. From milepost 208.16 just east of the State Route 21 interchange to milepost...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Brief: Easter Service times set for local area churches

Easter Service times have been set for a couple of local area churches. Zion Philadelphia UCC will be holding its Easter Service at 10:30 a.m. on April 21. Benge Community Church will have its Easter Sunrise Service on April 21 at 7:30 a.m. For more...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

National Prevention Week set for LRMS & LRHS next month

Saturday, May 11 — Community Prevention Poker Walk, LRHS Track in Ritzville, 9-12 p.m., public invited. Monday, May 13 — Prevention of Opioid/Prescription Drug Misuse. Tuesday, May 14 — Prevention of Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse....

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 11, 2019

Downtown parking controversy reaches Ritzville City Council

The downtown parking controversy that has been the talk of the town as of late reached the Ritzville City Council meeting on April 2. Most of the discussion about downtown parking has been centered...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 11, 2019

EARH Rehab Center an important resource in Ritzville community

The East Adams Rural Healthcare Rehabilitation Center lies, nearly unnoticed, on the southwest corner of 10th and Adams. It hasn’t always been that way; for a time, the trim single-story building housed a dental practice. Today, it’s the home of...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 11, 2019

Avista to purchase power from proposed wind farm in Adams County

Avista announced late last month that it has selected to purchase power generated by the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind Project in Adams County. The proposed project, which is now being developed by...

 

Brief: Easter egg hunts slated for Saturday morning

The annual Ritzville Community Easter Egg Hunt and the Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt are both set for 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 13. The Ritzville Eagles Auxiliary and Aerie will host the Ritzville event at the Ritzville City Park. The event is...

 

Brief: Gritman Senior Center to host monthly pancake breakfast this Friday

The H.E. Gritman Senior Center will be hosting its monthly pancake breakfast tomorrow, April 12. The breakfast, which is held on the second Friday of every month, lasts from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Anyone from the community is welcome to attend the...

 

Innovia Foundation now accepting applications for scholarship program

Innovia Foundation (formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation) is accepting applications to the David L. and Frances G. Ray Scholarship program until Friday, April 19. This scholarship is available to students who are graduating seniors or...

 

Previewing this year's Arbor Day events in Ritzville

The City of Ritzville will celebrate Arbor Day on April 26 with local fifth grade students helping to plant trees throughout the city. This year, trees will be planted at the Ritzville City Hall at...

 

Ritzville Police Department Dispatch Reports: April 11, 2019

March 3, 20:10 — A traffic stop was conducted by the on-duty officer of a vehicle being driven without tail lights in the area of 4th Ave. and Division St. After some conversation and a false name being given by the driver, Andrew M. Pacher (29) of...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

School and church pair up to help bring new shoes to Lind students

More than 200 happy feet traveled home from Lind Elementary School last week. Every child between pre-school and sixth grade got a new pair of shoes on March 27, sponsored by the Lind Cavalry...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 4, 2019

Principals encouraged by results from latest MAP testing

Lind-Ritzville Cooperative School District principals provided the Lind and Ritzville school boards with an update on recent Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing that took place earlier this year. The schools recently received the results of...

 

Local area dancers show off their skills

Dancers from the Mixed Attitudes dance program performed in front of a full house in the Ritzville Grade School gymnasium on March 27. The Mixed Attitudes Dance performances are instructed by Karen...

 

Brief Update: Ralston Grange Easter Egg Hunt set for April 13

The annual Ralston Grange Easter egg hunt will be held at the Ralston Park on Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. A continental breakfast and games in the Ralston Grange Hall will follow. Kids of all ages, from toddler on up, are welcomed to participate....

 

Brief Update: Application now available for $1,000 scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Ritzville Chapter AR P.E.O. scholarship are now available from the guidance counselor at Lind-Ritzville High School and under the “Counselor” tab on the LRHS website. The scholarship is for $1,000 and is open to...

 
 By Brandon Cline    News    April 4, 2019

LRMS students issued laptops for school use

The Lind and Ritzville School Boards met for their monthly meeting on March 25, where they received updates from a variety of different voices at the schools. Lind Elementary and Lind-Ritzville Middle School principal Cindy Deska recognized Tina Shie...

 

LRHS student awarded scholarship from Big Bend Electric Cooperative

Big Bend Electric Cooperative has awarded three scholarships to local area high school seniors. They are Talmage Hales, Chiawana High School, son of James and Makala Hales of Pasco; Lacey Miller, Lind-Ritzville High School, daughter of Mike and...

 

Washtucna Music Department students keeping busy

Washtucna Music Department students have been busy in music festivals and competitions. Nate Hille and Jess Van Hollebeke (both trombone players) were selected for the Southeast Music Educators Honor...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

EARH Board touches on number of topics at monthly meeting

The East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) Board met on March 28 for its regular meeting. All board members were present. Two guests visited to make presentations: Sharon Shelton, on behalf of Eide Bailly LLP, and Sharon DeGroot, who is consulting for...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    April 4, 2019

Lind Town Council bans tiny houses inside town limits

The Lind Town Council met on March 26, and was called to order at 7 p.m. by Mayor Paula Bell. Unfinished business brought up the request by the McKinney family (Farm to Table) to sell fruit and vegetables once a week from a refrigerated truck parked...

 
 By Steve Salins    News    March 28, 2019

Response to Pastime reopening is resoundingly positive

A month past the opening of the renovated Pastime speaks to the positive changes and renovation work done at the iconic bar and grill. Sure, the front entry was temporarily closed due to a concrete...

 

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