The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Morgane Plager Roth
Local History Library Assistant 

Library Corner: Looking back at our local newspapers


Last updated 12/19/2019 at 12:25pm

As we look forward to the holidays and the inevitable tick into 2020, I can’t help but look back at our local history and how it’s been preserved and reported by our newspapers and their reporters for six generations. The Ritzville Adams County Journal’s own lede is “Eastern Adams County’s Only Independent Voice since 1887” making it 133 years old and one of the oldest businesses (besides our farming families) in the county.

The first paper to print in the county was the Adams County News in 1885 of which we have a few of the earliest prints preserved and available for checkou...

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