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 By Kaci Bleau    Opinion

School board meeting the catalyst

I attended the Odessa school board meeting on March 22. I am an alum of Odessa schools and a teacher. Professionally speaking, I cannot fathom allowing my students to be harmed. Educators’ responsibility to student safety and... — Updated 3/31/2023

 By Norm Luther    Opinion

Parental rights only sound good

Parents’ Bill of Rights? Sounds OK until you see who supports it and why. House Resolution No. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reading the “five pillars of H.R. 5,... — Updated 3/31/2023


Good to see president support breaching dams

Nice to see Prez Biden supporting salmon, treaty rights and dam breaching. As you may or may not know, the four Lower Snake River dams were made to be breached as they are half earthen and half concrete. Maybe those who put them... — Updated 3/31/2023


Letters to the Editor

Patience should have a right to know Do patients have a right to know if an insurance plan is going to force them to use a mail-order pharmacy or the insurance-owned mail order system during open enrollment? Do patients have a righ... — Updated 3/7/2023


Letters to the Editor

Free transportation isn’t discrimination State senator, Mark Schoesler, misses the mark again when he complains about the supposed tax and services imbalance between the two different sides of Washington. He calls free public tra... — Updated 11/1/2022


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public sch... — Updated 1/23/2020


Letter to the Editor: Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce happenings

As I come to the end of my term as president of the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank the Chamber Board, our members and community members who helped with all the events that the Chamber put on/helped with... — Updated 1/2/2020


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The report of the December 3 Ritzville City Council in The Journal could have and should have read differently. The council member who first presented the case for hiring of a new police officer was not mentioned.... — Updated 12/19/2019


Letter to the Editor: Consider supporting these local non-profits during this year's holiday season

Dear Editor; As it is now the holiday season, I would like to make our communities aware of four local non-profit organizations that are worthy of donations this time of year: the Ritzville and Lind Ministerial Associations, the Ri... — Updated 12/5/2019


Letter to the Editor: Chamber looking for volunteers to help man WLCF ice cream booth

Letter to the Editor, The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce ice cream booth is a tradition at our Wheat Land Communities’ Fair and Rodeo. We are looking for volunteers to man the ice cream booth. A vendor pass is available for... — Updated 8/22/2019


Letter to the Editor: Take advantage of Ritzville Water Park before it closes for the summer

Come swim with us! Only one more week to enjoy swimming at our local pool before closing on August 27th. Adult swim from 5:00 to 6:00 is not only refreshing and relaxing, it recharges you for the rest of the day. The Water Park is... — Updated 8/22/2019


Letter to the Editor: Chamber gearing up for WLCF

The Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the Wheat Land Communities’ Fair. Every year at the fair, the Chamber of Commerce can be counted on to serve up some great ice cream! Proceeds from the Ice Cream Booth are... — Updated 8/1/2019


Letter to the Editor: Chamber taking signups for Ritzville Community Yard Sale

The Annual Ritzville Community Yard Sale, hosted by the Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce, is quickly approaching! This year’s dates are June 15-16. If you are interested in participating and being listed on the map, please... — Updated 6/5/2019


Letter to the Editor: Protect the skin that you are in

May is Skin Cancer Month, and may my story inspire you to health. I lost a friend to undiagnosed skin cancer and that event saved me. I started going to the dermatologist and in May 1990 I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma... — Updated 5/30/2019


Letter to the Editor: What happened to small-town tradition?

Dear Editor, I am so disappointed to read that there will not be a Memorial Day service at Ritzville Cemetery. This tradition has been appreciated by our town in the past. Words cannot express our community’s sentiment over this... — Updated 5/23/2019


Letter to the Editor: Ritzville Eagles thank community for support with recent renovations

To the Editor of the Journal, Dear Sir, As many in the community may have noticed, the local chapter of the Ritzville Eagles have completed renovations and upgrades to our exterior. The recent repairs to the brick and mortar will... — Updated 5/23/2019


Letter to the Editor: Help needed for honoring Memorial Day

With Memorial Day approaching, the American Legion Post 51 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 11446, would appreciate any help that is available for putting up the flags on the 24th of May at 5:30 in the evening. The take down... — Updated 5/16/2019


Letter to the Editor: Vacation Bible School returns next month

Dear Editor, As the school year nears an end, most of us think of summer. On June 17, Ritzville Community Vacation Bible School gears up. With an African Safari theme this year, we remember that When Life is Wild, God is Good. We w... — Updated 5/16/2019


Letter to the Editor: Recent Eagles renovations miss the mark

To the Editor, I commend the Eagles for trying to fix up their building, but am baffled as to why they choose to tart it up rather than restoring and preserving the historic... — Updated 5/9/2019


Letter to the Editor: Undeberg Invite provides inspirational moment

It was a cold and stormy day last Saturday at the Undeberg Invitational, where over 600 tracksters and volunteers gathered to hear Greg Whitmore, Athletic Director for Lind-Ritzville High School, welcome entrants from 33 schools.... — Updated 5/2/2019


Letter to the Editor: Bob's TV and Appliance closing its doors

The Bob’s TV and Appliance store at 208 N. Division will permanently close in the next 60-90 days. No worries though, I will still provide repair services from my home, in addition to other service calls to the community. My... — Updated 4/11/2019


Letter to the Editor: Saying thank you to an amazing community

Dear Editor, For the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out how to thank an entire community for everything they have done for us. And the truth is, there are no words... — Updated 3/28/2019


Letter to the Editor: Thanking the East Adams Rural Healthcare staff

Recently we were faced with the decision to need swing bed care. It was fortunate to have such a facility at East Adams Rural County Hospital in Ritzville. The overall care was exceptional. The effort put forth by the traveling... — Updated 3/21/2019


Letter to the Editor: Solving Ritzville's Main Street parking dilemma

Dear Editor, Re: Downtown businesses employee parking. I have hesitated writing about this topic, but after run-ins with a few elderly people having difficulty caused by this issue in the past couple weeks I have felt compelled to... — Updated 3/21/2019


Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Adams County Public Works Department

We would like to heartily commend the County Department of Public Works for the yeoman work they do every year in keeping our roads passable. Both the drivers—who are out long hours in bitter weather—and the office staff... — Updated 3/14/2019


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