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Wagner shares jail frustrations

Sheriff wants to see progress on jail repairs

RITZVILLE — Sheriff Dale Wagner expressed his disappointment with the sluggish pace of repairs at the county jail during the Nov. 7 Adams County Commission meeting.

“I’m getting a little frustrated,” Wagner said. “In April or May, we developed a list of five priorities for refurbishing the jail. As of today, nothing has been completed except the roof.”

In Wagner’s opinion, the repairs are not “rocket science.”

“The entire list is simple fixes,” he said. “For example, one side of the building was freezing cold as of yesterday. Why hasn’t the contractor fixed the air conditioner? Why hasn’t some...


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