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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 work phone number,...

 

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 that could ever...

 

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 do so. I have notic...

 

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 nurses and NAC to...

 

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— who schedule and...

 

Letter to the Editor: Keep America great

In response to Mr. McCallum’s opinion article “Look beyond border to solve immigration,” I agree that a wall wouldn’t solve all of our problems, but with added technology, surveillance and more agents, it would solve many of them....

 

Letter to the Editor: Sen. Patty Murray leads the charge

According to an article published by Breitbart on Feb. 4, “Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 130) to protect babies who have survived failed abortions. Sasse went to the floor of the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Thank a school board member

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 schooling for our...

 

Letter to the Editor: Notifying public of raffle winners

Washtucna Heritage Museum would like to notify the public in regards to the winners of our recent two-month raffle of three items. The Chrome Book donated by Gigamedics was won by Debi Balfe of Ritzville. The queen-size quilt made by Kathy Coon...

 

Letter to the Editor: H.E. Gritman Senior Center not going anywhere

Dear Ritzville Community, First of all, we want to dispel rumors pertaining to the closing of the H.E. Gritman Senior Center. We have no plans to close the Senior Center. We believe it is too important, not only to our seniors, but to our community...

 

Science should determine federal listing of gray wolf

The recovery of the gray wolf is a success story for the Endangered Species Act, and the best available science should determine whether species remain listed. I am proud that the House voted last week to approve of legislation I co-introduced with...

 

Thanksgiving and a divided America

Thanksgiving is a wonderful American holiday. But as we celebrate it in 2018, we do so as a deeply divided country. This has been very evident with the recent midterm elections. Although the two main political parties seem to be drawing further and...

 

Immunizations make a difference

One of the consequences of Venezuela’s economic ruin is infectious diseases are reaching epidemic proportions and spreading to neighboring Latin American countries. Venezuela, a country of 30 million people, sits on large oil reserves but when...

 

Thanking a wonderful community, from the Osborn Family

Michelle Erdman Stumpf and Kellie Thompson Ottmar came together to put on a silent auction benefit dinner for us. A group of women—Shanon Davis, Marianne Lazenby, Kellie Ottmar, Michelle Stumpf, Brittany Dew and Karen Jacinto—all came together, p... Full story

 

Changes needed at EARH

First, I would like to clarify that the correct name for the foundation is East Adams Rural Healthcare Foundation, not Hospital Foundation. Whoever is running the website for EARH needs to get Kellie Ottmar and I off the website as being officers of...

 

now is the time for action

Boy oh boy, it sure sounds dire when you read the fliers from Initiative 1631. It will be hard to pay all the price hikes the big oil companies say we will pay, even though the oil companies are making billion dollar profits. Don’t forget to... Full story

 

Simple math and common sense

The October 18, 2018 article that appeared in the Journal, “Immigrants in Washington: A profile for the Midterms” (furnished by the American Immigration Council), espouses the following “immigrant” contributions to our state economy via... Full story

 

Volunteers needed to help those who help us

We need your help. Those in the communities of eastern Adams County who care about healthcare, please respond. The East Adams County Healthcare Foundation is in need of volunteers. The legacy of having an auction and donations coming in will cease,... Full story

 

Thank you, Ritzville community

StageWest Community Theatre of Cheney would like to thank all the residents of the Ritzville area who attended our performances of “Love Letters” by A J Gurney. Your continued support is so appreciated Thank you Mike Hartman for catering a...

 

Trip to Cheney is well worth your time

If you haven’t already seen StageWest’s current production of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, do yourself a favor and grab some friends to go see it with you this weekend. It’s not a mushy romance, but rather a character study of two people...

 

A grateful goodbye

Seven years ago, I walked through the doors of The Ritzville Journal to start my career as a journalist. I knew the role would help shape my future, but did not have any idea how much the next few years would impact my life. It has been an absolute...

 

Teacher salary discussion

This letter is in response to Mr. Wade with hope that it will bring him more than a “basic fundamental understanding” of the new state funding plan. The reference to how teachers can make more by working in other districts is nothing new to the...

 

Voting “no” for Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is your typical left wing politician out trying to buy votes with our money by promising to vote against cuts in Medicare and Social Security benefits. As an economist she knows, but fails to mention, these programs are unsustainable...

 

EACH Foundation needs volunteers

The EACH Foundation needs your help. In case you are not aware it is the East Adams County Hospital Foundation. It provides scholarships and needs of specialty equipment for hospital as well as EMT support and furnishings in the Hospital itself....

 

Washtucna teachers deserve better

Back in 2007, when I was a first-year teacher in California, I made about $39,500. That was over 10 years ago. When I started at Washtucna two years ago, I made close to the same amount. From my basic fundamental understanding of how the new state... Full story

 

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