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June 9, 2011

Chamber recruits volunteers for visitors’ center

Free food distribution in Lind on Tuesday

Adult water aerobics set at Ritzville pool

Relay For Life of Ritzville meeting Wednesday

Lind FFA captures three state titles, two will compete at nationals

AAA fetes Peyton Curtis as hall of fame inductee

Schoesler says ‘yes’ to reform-laden state budget agreement


May 26, 2011

Car show entries will impress enthusiasts on Sunday at city park

Lifeguard class slated this weekend

Church to fete veterans Sunday

Journal office closed for art show, Memorial Day

AAUW to host annual book sale Saturday

AARP safe driving class next week

Sweepstakes award winner

Banquet brings alums home for reunion

Annual art show to feature best in the west


May 19, 2011

MedStar tops chamber agenda Thursday

Lind Senior Center to host Chinese dinner

RHS theatre postponed

Ritzville pool sets new hours, pre-season pass sale

Ritzville FFA rituals team first in state

Fire devastates Lind home Saturday

Seatbelt patrols on throughout Adams, Grant and Lincoln Counties

Taxable retail sales decline in state, increase in Ritzville for 2010

Ritzville Public Library launches Summer Reading Program


May 12, 2011

Ritzville letter carriers launch annual food drive Saturday

Hospital district commissioners plan retreat

Identity theft seminar Wednesday

Ritzville float preview set next week

Traven’s Trees for the Town deadline Monday

District responds to records request

Expanded art show venue to include street closures


May 5, 2011

AACCW to meet Friday in Lind

Grade school to fete grandparents Friday

Car wash fundraiser Saturday

Few spaces left for Ralston community yard sale

Lind’s derby weekend to honor veterans

More than 60 register for art show, Scovel to complete painting series

Wilbur-Ellis purchases Smith Air


April 28, 2011

Ritzville Arbor Day celebration Friday

Senior center potluck is Friday

Families invited to Lind Fun Fair this Friday

EMT plant sale set for next week

Lind FFA to hold plant sale

Teske crossing closed Tuesday

Lions Club White Cane Days next week

O’Brien accepts job with online school

USPS posts Washtucna Post Office closure documents at Hooper

Otto Amen, former legislator, dies at 98

Wampum offers live auction, crucial fair support Saturday


April 21, 2011

Ritzville Museum Volunteers to host annual meet

Autism class to offer information on summer activities

Cameron Kiesz earns Eagle Scout Badge, continues family legacy

Schoesler supports passage bipartisan Senate budget

Holy Week, Easter services continue in area communities


April 14, 2011

New directional signs topic of Ritzville chamber meeting

Egg donations needed by Friday for Ralston event

Bronco Inn to host Business After Hours April 19

Lind group terminates hospital district’s lease for clinic operation

Lind promotes spring cleaning

CF Industries’ employees at Ritzville Terminal reach 10,000 safe days milestone

Colored egg season arrives



April 7, 2011

Seniors plan pancake feed

Overview of treatment options tops Parkinson’s meet Monday

Presentation to offer sleep tips, apnea info

New directional signs topic of next chamber meeting

Volunteer coordinator sought for Ritzville Western Art Show

Coast Hardware changes hands, new owners to introduce Ritzville Hardware

County-wide clean up slated for Saturday

County’s park plan to be unveiled April 13

Enjoy a free meal on a taxing day


March 31, 2011

Dive into benefit for Ritzville Water Park Friday night

Kids’ caricatures this Saturday at Ritzville Art Center

Fowles resigns, board to seek nominations

Lind, Ritzville schools approve new coaches

St. John-Endicott applicant selected to lead Lind, Ritzville schools

Courthouse landscape project begins Monday, free sod removal this weekend

Board refinances bonds, saves taxpayers money

Paving work on U.S. 395 near Ritzville starts April 4

Studded tire deadline extended one week


March 24, 2011

Washtucna talent takes center stage Monday

Cartoonist, chamber to host free drawing day for children

Exercise sessions in Ritzville change days for April

Sign up now for lifeguard class in Harrington

Outcry brings temporary postal solution for Washtucna

Four selected as Ritzville representatives

Gavilon poised to purchase Union Elevator


March 17, 2011

Ritzville Little League park cleanup Saturday, volunteers needed

Class of 1958 scholarship applications ready

Deadline to serve as 2011 fair ambassadors is Monday

Sprague Emergency Response Center benefit planned

Beef judging contest open to area youth

Four to vie for Distinguished Young Woman of Ritzville title Friday

Wampum may be last hope for fair as state continues budget cuts

Ritzville library supporters to host book sale fundraiser this week


March 10, 2011

Ritzville chamber cancels March meeting

Pancake breakfast fundraiser Friday at senior center

Daylight Saving Time returns

Ritzville Junior Miss returns next week

Eagles gear up for Easter egg hunt

Preschool parent’s day to feature games, activities

Ritzville pastor to host bereavement class

Local talent search underway for Relay For Life of Ritzville

Trophies tossed, district considers new policy

WSP hunts for witnesses of wreck, trooper recovering

Fate of Washtucna post office uncertain, USPS sets March 22 public meeting

Sock hop, silent auction to serve as fundraiser for Ritzville pool


March 3, 2011

Lind Pinewood Derby Saturday

Human trafficking tops AAUW agenda

Firewood available by the cord at Ritzville golf course

Lind board unanimously calls for academic co-op in 2012-2013

Two join ranks of Ritzville police

Ritzville schools to host Family Night, in support of troops

Relay For Life of Ritzville Kick Off to feature free food, activities

Area students graduate from WSU with top honors


February 24, 2011

Scholarships, Columbia Basin Project highlight BBEC’s meeting

JE Love Company sets grower meeting

Lind senior looks to replant trees for senior project

Skateboard competition Saturday

Ritzville board votes ‘yes’ – panel calls for academic co-op for 2012-2013

Fagan to host telephone town hall meeting March 1

Three Ritzville FFA members qualify to compete in district creed CDE

Pet Rescue needs help


February 17, 2011

Ritzville library supporters to meet Tuesday

Lind, Ritzville School Boards to meet Tuesday

Bingo and cards on tap for Lind seniors

Victorian group sets workshop, spring tea

Public forum in Lind mirrors Ritzville’s, board asked to do more research

Oestreich settles into home away from home aboard submarine

Adams Conservation District readies for spring, with new manager at the helm


February 10, 2011

City codes highlight Ritzville’s chamber agenda

Eagles to host benefit meal for local youth

Saturday is bingo night in Washtucna

Broadcast Youth dinner is Sunday

VFW to fete local students Sunday in Ritzville

Broncos hoops continue Monday

Public forum Tuesday for proposed academic co-op

Social communication tops next autism telehealth program

Public comments split on concept of academic co-op

BBEC board votes to refund $1.7 million

Local resident’s trip to Chile tops Ralston Grange agenda


February 3, 2011

Public forum Monday in Ritzville for academic co-op

Traffic safety course slated this month in Ritzville

Ritzville chamber meeting next week

Roses to serve as fundraiser

Board resolute, public outcry falls short as doctors exit hospital district

Lind School Board plans academic co-op forum, hopes to include budget scenarios

Hometown Family Medicine’s clinic under construction

RDDA launches fundraising drive


January 27, 2011

Seniors to fete new year with potluck, meeting Friday

TUMC’s annual Loyalty Sunday

Women’s Bible study launches Tuesday

Tickets on sale for Broadcast Youth Enchilada Dinner

Hospital district halts talks, Ritzville doctors are out

Study deems wheat museum, industries a feasible project

Pheasants Forever to host fundraising shindig Saturday


January 20, 2011

Ritzville chamber annual meeting Thursday

Petition circulated as community shows support for doctors

Hospital district moves meeting to Legion Hall

Fagan reschedules Tuesday’s teleforum

Tickets on sale for Pheasants Forever banquet

Lind School Board changes meeting

Public asked to complete survey, districts launch search for shared superintendent

GWMA sets public forum in Odessa Tuesday


January 13, 2011

Superintendent search tops special session

Food for Fines returns to Ritzville Public Library

Ritzville School Board to meet Tuesday

Future of autism tops next telehealth education

Community education highlights cause, treatment of varicose veins

Ritzville chamber’s annual business meeting next week

Ritzville downtown group approves purchase of new banners, flags

Schoesler to continue on budget, agriculture committees

Hospital, Ritzville clinic fees increased three percent

Hospital district to purchase $372,000 CT scanner

Negotiations ongoing regarding doctors’ contract renewals

Human resources director joins hospital


January 6, 2011

Organizers gear up for Relay For Life of Ritzville with volunteer party Saturday

UFO piques Ritzville library’s interest, info wanted

Jeff Stevens to serve as chairman of commissioners

Community foundation issues call for scholarship applicants

Governor’s proposed budget will hit county, community fairs hard

Northstar Broadband, city to develop new cable television franchise agreement


December 30, 2010

Ritzville park board makes meeting change

Lind residents bedazzle the town for annual lighting contest

Newspaper office holiday hours noted, regular hours to change

Ritzville educators earn CF Industries Minigrants

NCOA posthumously honors Ritzville native

Adams County sets six-year street plan


December 23, 2010

Christmas Eve services offered by area churches

Kendrick Collection heads to state archives

Newspaper notes holiday hours, closures

Lind Ritzville School Districts may share superintendent

Ritzville chamber notes winter hours, sets annual meeting agenda

School boards approve resignations

Lind, Ritzville School Boards elect slate of officers

Two Lind educators achieve National Board Certification


December 16, 2010

Lind, Ritzville School Boards meet tonight in Lind

Nazarene youth to host production this Sunday

Lind residents given reminder for lighting contest

Ritzville chamber moves auction to March

Ritzville Journal sets holiday hours, closures

Tele-town hall draws 3,300 participants

Warmer-than-usual Christmas parade draws large crowd

Church services, school performances highlight holidays

Hospital district to host special blood drive, Dec. 23


December 9, 2010

Ralston Grange gathers Thursday

Pancake breakfast fundraiser Friday in downtown Ritzville

Last chance for Ritzville Community Theatre tickets

30 ornaments left on Giving Tree at Ritzville bank

Exercise sessions in Ritzville take holiday break

Ritzville depot’s centennial celebrated with host of well wishes, congratulatory letters

Ritzville telegraphers deliver 18 Santa Grams

Festive concerts, theatrical productions make brighter holiday

Fireworks return to Lind as grand opening for 11th annual lighted parade


December 2, 2010

Ritzville librarian reception set for Thursday

Weekend festivities serve as Ritzville’s holiday primer

Tree sale to benefit Ritzville Festivals Association

Free matinee, Santa visit set in downtown Ritzville

Lind’s winter concert December 8

Ritzville Art Center to open Friday

Ritzville High School, community blood drive Tuesday

Ritzville bank continues Giving Tree, ornaments ready to adopt


November 25, 2010

Turkey Trot returns to downtown Ritzville Thursday

Ritzville Skatepark dedication set

Washtucna superintendent slates evening chat

Ralston Grange to mark 80 years of Christmas tradition

Winter weather comes knocking with a vengeance and heavy snow

Ritzville museums fete volunteers, add prominent historical pieces to collection

Ritzville depot ready to celebrate 100-year anniversary


November 18, 2010

Blizzard warning tonight

Trees, power poles fall victim to Monday’s winds

Fallen concrete closes I-90

Early deadlines set for newspaper

Murder mystery planned in Washtucna

Users can expect 38 percent increase in Ritzville’s sewer rates

Lind FFA takes top two places at state potato judging

Thanksgiving services set in Eastern Adams County


November 11, 2010

Washtucna superintendent evening chat session Tuesday

Pancake feed Friday at Ritzville senior center

Benge to mark Thanksgiving

Hospital to host free diabetic in-service program Monday

Ralston Grange to fete veterans, give thanks Tuesday

Hospital district launches annual food drive

Military couple serves their country – in Afghanistan and Korea

Area residents petitioning to save Washtucna post office

Lind chamber gears up for Christmas parade, lighting contest

Adams County Assessor tenders resignation


November 4, 2010

Entire Ritzville City Council to hear tourism funding requests during special meeting

Bronc Boosters start wreath sale

Bank of Whitman launches food drive

Lind Town Council back at town hall

Annual Veterans Day Dinner set

Ritzville newspaper on early deadlines next week

Ritzville Community Theatre tickets on sale Monday

Forty-nine percent of county voters turn out for general election

Ritzville library board vetoes move, wants resource center to move out

Penny auction Saturday in Ritzville

Ritzville library director resigns, search begins


October 28, 2010

Moonlight Madness sale Thursday in downtown Ritzville

Toddlers can gather treats Friday in downtown Ritzville

Benge’s Halloween event offers something for everyone

Free candy x-rays Sunday

Lind chamber to discuss Christmas

Organizers prepare for Ritzville art gallery opening

Local taxing districts seek voter approval for M&O

Ritzville schools set flu clinic

Actors to present dinner theater sequel in Ritzville

Area student artists celebrate Halloween with contest entries


October 21, 2010

Ritzville seniors to host potluck

Bingo fundraiser in Washtucna to support DC Kids

Ritzville library supporters to meet Monday

Free candy X-ray at hospital on Halloween

Election Day Soup Supper returns to Lind

Washtucna sets lunch for veterans

Fishtrap Lake target shooting emergency closure

Lind, Ritzville academic cooperative committees establish meeting schedule

Local organizer cancels Ritzville train show

Sheriff’s office garners BNSF Foundation grant

Oktoberfest returns Sunday to downtown Lind

You can pay for Ritzville schools fees online


October 14, 2010

Harrington Opera House to host concert Thursday

Coats 4 Kids drive to end Friday

Benge School District asks voters to approve levy

Ralston Grange to host Fall Fest, sets program for Tuesday’s meeting

Ritzville chamber to sponsor Toddler Trick-or-Treat

Ritzville theater troupe offers open invitation to join, help out

Lind FFA’s teams head to 83rd National FFA Convention

Chiefs open burning in Ritzville, county

Ritzville senior center to launch in-house meals, operation in November

District EMTs complete advanced training

High-altitude balloon launch Saturday in Ritzville




October 7, 2010

Ritzville church to host open house

Washtucna Cub Scouts to meet Thursday

Friday’s pancake breakfast to benefit Ritzville senior center

Lind’s community yard sale slated this weekend

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

Wheat growers set meeting for Tuesday

Fall Fest activities to return to Ralston Grange

Ritzville AAUW prepares for annual holiday bazaar

Ritzville chamber administrator resigns, volunteers to maintain status quo

Despite fewer entries, Ritzville Journal staff collects several state awards

Saunders garners coveted press association award for years of service, dedication


September 30, 2010

Ritzville library to open late Thursday

Public welcome at homecoming activities

4-H members, leaders to celebrate year

Bid often Saturday to support Lind chamber

Children’s Auction highlights annual Mennonite event

Breakfast to serve as Lind senior class money maker

Ritzville clinic to offer flu shots

Adams County leaders earn praise, Patriot Award

Lind, Ritzville academic co-op research moves forward, public invited to help


September 23, 2010

Ritzville Public Library hosts story hour every week

Auction plans highlight Lind chamber meeting Monday

Election night set for Bi-County Little League

Sign up for Lind’s Community Yard Sale

Railroad to close Division Street for repair project

Lawsuit aims to gain safety measures

Grant funds to provide new gear in Ritzville ambulances

Hospital foundation’s annual shindig to offer a taste of “Hawaiian Nights”

Design standards on the way for Ritzville Downtown Historic District


September 16, 2010

Girl Scouts signups Thursday

Bronc Boosters to meet Friday night

Ritzville bank launches Coats 4 Kids drive Monday

Ritzville exercise group resumes Monday

Friends of Library to meet Sept. 20

Lind council to host public sewer meeting Tuesday

Ritzville Grade School open house set

Tuesday’s meeting to feature BBQ, planning for Ralston Grange

Election night set for Bi-County Little League

Ritzville Victorian Ball tickets available online

Railroad-themed items to serve as depot centennial fundraiser

Hospital foundation preps for annual auction

Tempting auction items highlight Lind event

Town of Washtucna receives clean bill of health from state auditor


September 9, 2010

Lind chamber to meet Monday

Volunteers launch non-profit library organization

Plans underway for annual Veterans Day assembly in Ritzville

Health and Wellness Street fair set for Saturday, downtown Ritzville

Lind Calvary to celebrate milestone anniversary Sunday

Blowing dust forces highway closure between Ritzville, Washtucna


Immanuel German Congregational Church Slideshow


September 2, 2010

Ritzville musician to perform Thursday at fair

Alley Cat League action begins Wednesday

Broadcast Youth to perform at fair as fundraiser

Inflatables to offer bouncy fair fun

Rossi tour schedule to include fair

No dog show during the fair

Ritzville library to close for Labor Day holiday

Two pet rescue horses need homes

Public sewer committee meeting tops Lind agenda

Business, consumer services top Ritzville chamber agenda

Pancake breakfast returns to Ritzville senior center

Ritzville AAUW readies for annual fall book sale

Lind Calvary plans 75th anniversary

Hospital to conduct customer survey

Hospital district hires new architect

Fair, rodeo weekend has something for everyone

Feathered flier causes power outage, fires in Ritzville


August 26, 2010

Volunteer workers needed to man Ralston Grange fair booth

Bronc Boosters seek volunteers for fair food booth

Volunteers needed at Ritzville’s chamber office

Annual Ritzville parade day fire truck ride set for second graders

Danekas Road project ahead of schedule, county looks to courthouse landscape

Barglof poised to lead hospital district

Ritzville parade organizers seek WWII vets as grand marshals

Fair notes rule change, details for contests


August 19, 2010

Ritzville Water Park to close Sunday

Athletic cooperative Monday for LaCrosse-Washtucna

Wrap up meeting set for Relay For Life of Ritzville committee

Washtucna sets special school board meeting

Preliminary report: Relay For Life of Ritzville raises $28,713

City of Ritzville to seek funding for road projects

Ritzville police garner confessions in golf cart caper

Bid accepted for Ritzville sewer repairs

Hospital foundation’s annual wine, microbrew tasting and auction Sept. 25


2010 Relay For Life of Ritzville slideshow


August 12, 2010

Mobile food distribution today

ADHD tops next telehealth presentation

Ritzville library offers free seminar tickets

Volunteers needed for fair workdays

Local fair’s superintendents to meet

Young readers can still earn free books at Ritzville library

Primary Election Tuesday

Balfe enters guilty plea, sentencing set for Sept. 27

Ritzville Community Parade to feature WWII veterans

Senator Schoesler issues statement after vote on federal relief for states

“A Night at the Casino” sets theme for Lind chamber’s annual banquet


2010 Relay For Life of Ritzville

Celebrating Life at Relay For Life

Schedule of Activities and Entertainment

Tempting silent auction items

A time of celebration for Farmers Fighting Cancer

Why they do this…


August 5, 2010

Lack of quorum cancels Lind council meeting Tuesday

Teen night at Ritzville pool Wednesday

City projects to highlight Ritzville chamber meeting

Ritzville library staff to attend seminar, offer free seminar tickets

Daily water aerobics at Ritzville pool

Registration open for Little Learners Christian Preschool

Ritzville Garden Guild to meet

Weather tramples wheat crops, wreaks havoc for emergency, power crews

Suspects unknown in Ritzville golf cart joy ride, track thrashing

Volunteers, donations help spruce up Ritzville depot for centennial

Zoning clarification sought to prevent first-floor housing in historic downtown Ritzville


July 29, 2010

Ritzville library reading program finale

Lind School Board resets meeting to Thursday

Annual benefit tops Lind chamber agenda

Fair continues search for volunteer superintendents

CRP informational meeting scheduled

Thrivent, Second Harvest partner for free food day in Ritzville

AED now available to Benge area residents

Academic cooperative forum offers insight

Hospital board united in support of Barglof

Relay For Life of Ritzville returns in two weeks


July 22, 2010

Salad bar tops Lind Seniors’ Sunday meal

Lind School Board resets meeting

Reception set for Molly Schmidt

Sunny Spot makes move to new location

Ritzville museums open for summer

Harvest begins – finally

Adams County awarded $50,000 grant, joins Juvenile Detention Alternatives

Street closures Thursday for Ritzville Community Theatre photo shoot

Hospital district eliminates waiting areas, changes test results procedures

Services held for former Ritzville mayor

Free Book Cart returns to Ritzville library




July 15, 2010

Home cooking on Monday at Ritzville senior center

Ritzville pool sets swim lessons

Madison to join sheriff’s office

Financial picture dictates changes for hospital district

Barglof seeks permanent contract

Dust storm makes a mess




July 8, 2010

Ritzville School Board budget work session Thursday

Monthly program to feature Parkinson’s update

Celebrate Recovery barbecue Monday

The Blues return to downtown Ritzville

Free Dance in the Grass at Ritzville fairgrounds Friday night

Ecology fines Stahl Hutterian Brethren

Farm bureau names Schoesler top legislator

Head-on collision kills Washtucna man, injures two




July 1, 2010

Open burning ends in and around Lind

TUMC begins summer worship schedule

Free movies at Ritzville senior center take summer hiatus

Relay For Life of Ritzville meeting reset

Ritzville School Board sets budget work session

Farm Bureau to host barbecue, candidate forum

Ritzville Welcomes Gold Wing rally

World record attempt for longest Honda parade Sunday at Ritzville airport

Thurston to return as superintendent, boards approve contracts

Senator addresses governor’s approach to budget


Washtucna Car Show and Pioneer Days Slideshow


June 24, 2010

Business’ donations make great bingo prizes for band boosters

Free movie Sunday at Ritzville senior center

Low flying aircraft on a mission

Motorcycle rally in Lind nets $3,200

Volunteers needed for 2010 Relay For Life of Ritzville

Two injured in one-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday

Columbia Basin aquifers levels dropping


June 17, 2010

Hennings retirement party Friday

Ritzville Community Yard Sale Saturday

Public hearing set for Ritzville School District’s annexation

Fair seeks volunteer superintendents

Few more volunteers needed for Ritzville Blues Fest

Ritzville library launches Summer Reading Program

Ritzville band Bingo Blast benefit changes locations

No surprises in local election filings

Academic co-op meeting June 23 to feature Gar-Pal district speakers


June 10, 2010

Ritzville senior center’s last pancake breakfast benefit Friday

Free coffee, donuts jumpstart parade Saturday

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet Monday

Emotional well-being tops autism telehealth program

Ritzville Art Center meeting set

Ritzville preschool enrollment deadline nears

Ritzville Music Booster Club to host bingo night

Lind’s Pied Piper – Wilson named grand marshal

Area pools set swim lessons, rates

Hospital district welcomed first swing patients in May


June 3, 2010

Saturday volunteer opportunity in Ritzville

Free movie Sunday at Ritzville senior center

Not too late to enter Lind’s derby parade

Art gallery reopens in Lind

Ralston Grange sets plans for potluck, fundraiser

Special entrée tops pancake breakfast fundraiser

AARP safe driving class June 16-17

Fair launches Giant Pumpkin Contest

Candidate, PCO filing week begins June 7

Hospital district’s April finances bleak, May shows improvement

Ritzville float takes top honors in Spokane, Moses Lake


May 27, 2010

Volunteers needed for Memorial Day services prep

Memorial Day services set at Ritzville, Washtucna

Burning season ends this weekend

Drama production Wednesday in Lind

Ritzville chamber launches recruiting for visitor bureau

Vendors needed for Gold Win rally in July

Ritzville alumni return for annual banquet this weekend

Ritzville car show to feature classic rides, vendors

Ritzville art show to include nationally acclaimed artists, expanded venue

Lind, Ritzville vote to co-op with Sprague-Lamont for athletics


May 20, 2010

Free movie Sunday at Ritzville senior center

Special meeting set for City of Ritzville sewer finances

Ritzville Title 1/Lap meeting Tuesday

Stevens declares bid for reelection

Lind FFA captures elusive state title

Ritzville depot centennial kicks off Memorial Day

Expanded art show venue to include street closures in downtown Ritzville

Lind resident advocates Cybersafety, notes National Missing Children’s Day

Four bidders vie for Danekas Road asphalt work


May 13, 2010

Ritzville students to present worldly information

Changes due for fair premium book

Ritzville senior center to host pancake feed

Ritzville Lions launch calendar sales

Lind FFA plant sale continues Saturday

Local, state events to commemorate 30th anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption

Grant funding slated for Ritzville’s sewer project

Asphalt grinding begins this week on Danekas Road

Washtucna pool workday set for all day on this Saturday

Deadline nears to purchase Ritzville alumni banquet tickets


May 6, 2010

Mother’s Day brunch at Lind Senior Center

Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday

Wind, dust cause chaos across county, state

Letter carriers’ annual food drive is Saturday

White Cane Days Friday, Saturday in Ritzville

Workshops will help farmers take another look at ACRE Program


April 29, 2010

Ritzville Community Theatre postpones spring production

Lind Fun Fair is Friday

Ralston youth groups set sewing meeting

Lung cancer detection tops next telehealth program

Walters found guilty, to serve 12 months

Ritzville’s quilt show promises fabric, inspiration for fabric lovers

Area schools earn 2009 Washington Achievement Awards


April 22, 2010

Immune system tops community presentation at Ritzville church

Museum volunteers in search of Ritzville depot history, photographs

Art show invites Ritzville business participation in welcome packets

Ritzville museums elect officers, plan upcoming events

Operation Lifesaver safety train makes stop in Ritzville Saturday

Live auction and queen coronation on tap at Wampum Saturday night

Deadline to attend Lind Alumni Banquet is Sunday


April 15, 2010

Hospital open house Thursday

Ritzville skate park public meeting Thursday

Range Riders 4-H set cleanup, meet this weekend

Ritzville Museum Volunteers annual meeting April 20

Senator Schoesler tops Ralston Grange agenda Tuesday

Dave Stamey to perform during Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show in May

County approves loan for Washtucna pool

Mark your calendar for Wampum

Ritzville High School theatre returns with comedic presentation

Check your mailbox for Ritzville Alumni Association banquet invites


April 8, 2010

WSDOT extends studded tire removal deadline through April 17

Pancake breakfast fundraiser in Ritzville is Friday

Greeting card project Saturday open to area youth

Ralston community spring cleanup Saturday

Ritzville Journal to continue as count’s official newspaper

Tickets on sale for Ritzville Community Theater production

East Adams Rural Hospitalautism telehealth program - CANCELLED

Five months of financial losses reported by Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2

USPS closes Washtucna post office building

Ritzville’s Arbor Day celebration to feature tree planting, ice cream social


April 1, 2010

Ralston youth groups plan sewing project night

Lind seniors plan afternoon activities

Lind public forum generates questions, concerns with academic cooperative

WSLCB cites Ritzville bar after investigation into January death

WSU president’s four-day tour to include Lind, Ritzville

Ritzville School Board appoints Carruth to fill vacancy


March 25, 2010

Ralston Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Ritzville library closed Monday

Lind Junior Miss Program cancelled

Lind Town Council appoints Claypool to fill vacancy

Two churches to seek new pastoral leadership


2010 Census forms arrive in neighborhood mailboxes

Ritzville students to lead SADD town hall meeting Monday


March 25, 2010

Fagan plans 9th District tele-forum Thursday

Ritzville senior center potluck is Friday


March 18, 2010

Ritzville High School, community blood drive Thursday

Ritzville Little League tryouts, coaches/safety clinic set for Saturday

Girl Scout cookie sale to begin in Ritzville

Ralston Easter egg hunters welcome

Lind-Ritzville winter sports banquet set

Lind Fun Fair to launch raffle

Three to vie for Ritzville Junior Miss title

Meet the Ritzville Junior Miss candidates

Relay For Life of Ritzville kickoff rally Monday

Three seek Ritzville School Board position

Ritzville School Board to host public forums for cooperative research

Volunteers needed for Ritzville’s Western Art Show


March 11, 2010

Ritzville chamber chats about economic development

Ritzville senior center to host pancake feed

Channeled scablands top Tuesday’s Ralston Grange meeting

Washtucna plans for June celebration

Communication tops autism telehealth program

Ritzville Junior Miss Program next week

Application deadline looms for Wheat Land Communities’ Fair royalty

Adams Conservation District to close

NWS to host Weather Spotting Training Class in Ritzville


March 4, 2010

Tri-Cities Men’s Chorus performance Sunday in Washtucna

Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday

Ritzville Livestock elects officers, to meet Monday

Eagles plan for Ritzville Easter egg hunt

East Adams Rural Hospital administrator resigns

Wooden Nickel Public House and Emporium debuts Friday in downtown Ritzville

Ritzville arcade owner arrested for assault, theft

City of Ritzville buys land for skateboard park


February 25, 2010

Lind Junior Miss committee to meet Tuesday

Little League signups

Bariatric surgery support group forms

Ray scholarship deadline nears

No new roof for Ritzville Grade School

Project 56, Snider Field Improvement project garner county’s support

Ritzville educators earn minigrants from CF Industries

Ritzville man’s death ruled accidental, not suicide

Lind School District retires debt, transfers remaining monies to general fund


February 18, 2010

McMorris Rodgers to host telephone town hall Friday

Ritzville traffic safety course mandatory meeting Monday

Lind Town Council seeks appointee for open position

Ritzville Museum Volunteers to mark depot’s 100th anniversary

Ritzville School Board position remains vacant

Local group to host Victorian Costume Workshops in Ritzville

State Junior Miss Program plans at-large program, registration deadline March 5

Wheat Land Communities’ Fair to seek representatives for 2010 show


February 11, 2010

Time to dine on pancakes at Ritzville senior center Friday

Valentine’s Day dinner in Washtucna

Ralston Grange to meet Tuesday

Autism intervention approaches top EARH telehealth class

Adams County voters support local levies

Jack Fordyce featured artist for 2010 Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show

Ritzville man pleads guilty to fraud


February 4, 2010

Prunier memorial service Saturday, fund established

Ralston Junior Grange, 4-H’ers to meet Saturday

Medications topic of Monday’s Parkinson’s meeting

Ritzville’s H1N1 clinic open to everyone

Ritzville to host sub-regional wrestling tourney Saturday

BBEC to refund $1.7 million


February 3, 2010

Sign up now for wheat production grower meeting in Ritzville

Ritzville School Board work session Thursday


January 28, 2010

Wheat breeders to address area growers at Ritzville

High school theatre Wednesday in Lind

Lind Gun Club to offer hunter education

Washtucna Lions set Valentine’s Day dinner

Ritzville man struck by train, dies

Adams County Pheasants Forever’s banquet Saturday night

Lind Community Blood Drive Tuesday


January 21, 2010

Lind School Board to meet Tuesday

Ritzville Junior Miss meeting next week

Registration open for hunter education class in Ritzville

Special election ballots in the mail this week

Ritzville schools to seek $881,000 M&O levy

Schmick to host telephone town hall with constituents


January 20, 2010

Bingo night Saturday in Washtucna

Lind Senior Center game day, stew feed is Sunday

Ritzville DARE graduation Thursday

Local fiber pro to host gathering for newbies, enthusiasts in Ritzville

Autism Research highlights telehealth class Thursday

LaCrosse High School theatre presentation Thursday


January 14, 2010

Ritzville schools note early release change

Ritzville School Board resets meeting for Tuesday

Local Victorian society meeting change

Schmunk ascends to lead Town of Lind

Ritzville chamber celebrates community

Hollie’s Headlines emerges in the New Year

Sharon’s Drive-In closes


January 13, 2010

Ralston Junior Grange to meet Monday

Sign up for new Ralston 4-H Club Monday

Deep-furrow drill design process continues Thursday in Ritzville

Ritzville chamber luncheon meeting set for Thursday

Washtucna park board to discuss pool’s future

Ritzville High School theatrical production presented Thursday


January 7, 2010

Pancake breakfast served Friday at Ritzville senior center

Sign up meeting for Ritzville Livestock 4-H Club Monday

Voter registration deadlines set for special election

Penmanship tops Parkinson’s Support Group Monday

East Adams County Healthcare Foundation sets annual meeting

Ritzville bank accepting recycled Christmas cards


December 31, 2009

Bingo tonight in Washtucna

Wannabee’s workout sessions to begin Monday in Ritzville

Make reservations now for stakeholders luncheon in Ritzville

Ritzville Classic Car Club issues open invitation to meeting

‘A Night in Verona’ sets theme for Ritzville chamber’s annual meeting, auction

Data from income survey to determine Ritzville’s grant eligibility

Gym floor dedication marks Ritzville resident’s lifelong commitment to family, community

Lind dons colorful lights, decorations in annual contest


December 24, 2009

Church services for Christmas Eve

Holiday toter route changes for Ritzville announced

Ritzville Journal office sets holiday hours

Gilson Gym closed for holiday break

Ritzville resident embarks on literary career

East Adams Rural Hospital to host holiday blood drive

Ritzville School Board reorganizes

Kulm to continue as Lind School Board chair

Flynn to chair Ritzville School Board

Lind to contract with fire district for services


December 17, 2009

TUMC to host special music Sunday

Sledding hill dedicated to Ritzville

Deadline for 2010 conservation financial assistance looms

LaCrosse 4-H’ers set tree collection day

Local law enforcement attends memorial

Sixteen animals seized by Adams County Sheriff’s Office

Adams County faces road plan funding delays

Washtucna superintendent plans open forums in 2010


December 10, 2009

Ralston Junior Grange plans afternoon of caroling, parade Sunday

Lind’s annual lighted parade Sunday

Levy tops Ritzville School Board special meeting

Ritzville school financial aid meeting change

Washtucna School Board resets meeting for Tuesday

Ritzville chamber launches lighting contest

Dig out the lights, Lind’s lighting contest

Ritzville FFA continues Christmas Greetings

Kent to continue as Lind chamber head

Giving Tree requests unfilled, community support needed

Adams County Commissioners approve rezone request

Lind School District resolves state’s audit issue


December 3, 2009

AAUW Holiday Bazaar features tempting treats Saturday

Free matinee open to all ages Saturday

Program for seniors rescheduled to Tuesday at Ritzville center

Father Wetzler to host open forum Tuesday in Lind

Downtown Ritzville businesses partner for December Business After Hours

Small business pro tops agenda at Ritzville chamber

Santa’s headed for Ralston Grange

Ritzville garners Great School 2009 award

Christmas at the Clock in downtown Ritzville to serve as holiday jumpstart

Second annual Cowboy Christmas Western Art Auction Saturday


December 2, 2009

Diabetic education program Thursday


November 26, 2009

Turkey Trotters wanted this Thursday morning

Deadline Saturday to order holiday greenery

Ralston Grange sets plans for Christmas party, parade

Olson joins Ritzville City Council

M&O levy tops agenda for Lind School Board

Ritzville’s top scarecrow displays earn awards

Decline in enrollment, funding forces districts to research alternatives

Art auction to feature 60 originals, benefit Ritzville art show

Deadline to purchase tickets for decorated Christmas tree nears


November 19, 2009

Ritzville library launches story hour Thursday

Bi-County Little League to elect officers Thursday night

Ritzville park board budget hearing slated for Monday

Early deadlines for next week’s newspaper

Tickets for Ritzville Community Theatre production on sale

Giving Tree requests due at Ritzville bank Friday

Ritzville vehicle theft, search end with crash in Kelso


November 12, 2009

Ralston Junior Grange to meet Saturday

Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday

Ritzville School Board to meet Tuesday

Ritzville Rodeo Association group to meet, needs volunteers

Ritzville soldier returns from third Iraq tour

Tickets on sale for Ritzville Community Theatre production

Business After Hours Wednesday eve at The Ritzville Guest House

Deep-furrow wheat drill design meeting Tuesday in Ritzville

Ralston Grange to host Thanksgiving dinner

Area FFA soil judging teams compete at Ritzville site


November 5, 2009

Penny Auction returns Saturday

TUMC to host annual church conference Sunday

Western flair for worship Sunday at Ritzville Nazarene

Newspaper sets early deadlines

Veterans Day dinner Wednesday

AAUW to meet Wednesday

Lind Christmas Parade plans underway

Koch trails in Lind’s race for mayor

Ritzville City Council considers remaining sewer lagoon repair options

Thomas Oestreich joins crew of USS Bremerton, proud to serve as submariner


October 29, 2009

Ritzville’s Moonlight Madness sale Thursday evening

Missoula Children’s Theatre in Washtucna to feature student talent

Youngsters don costumes for candy tour through Ritzville Friday

Lind-Ritzville Lady Broncos beat Reardan, play in winners bracket Saturday

Benge pulls out all the stops for traditional event

Free candy x-rays offered Saturday by East Adams Rural Hospital

Washtucna superintendent to host first community forum Tuesday

Ritzville Journal seeks veteran information

Rural chief opens burning in Lind area

Lind FFA Agronomy marks record achievement with fourth in nation

Fire sirens launch Washtucna, LaCrosse Halloween celebrations


October 22, 2009

Seasonal flu vaccine supplies are out until November

Volunteer needed for Ritzville High School Alumni

Veterans Day dinner set

Trains topic for Ritzville senior center potluck

Ritzville chamber scarecrow contest deadline Thursday

H1N1 vaccine arrives in Adams County

Lind FFA Agronomy team at Nationals

Ritzville police arrest female student for weapon, threats


October 15, 2009

Ritzville Historic Preservation Commission needs volunteer

Bronc Boosters reset meeting

Lind School Board sets work session

Ritzville chamber launches scarecrow contest

Daily life tops East Adams Rural Hospital autism telehealth class

Coats 4 Kids drive ends Friday in Ritzville

Lind community blood drive Friday

MCT play to feature Ritzville students Friday

Adams County 4-H Achievement Program Saturday

Crafts, games featured at Ralston Fall Fest

Victorian elegance on tap Saturday

Zion Philadelphia to host church praise team this weekend

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet Monday

Washtucna pool needs levy approval, park district faces tight 2010 budget

$54,000 levy to fund Lind pool, Centennial Pathway

Pacesetter award brings regional attention to Relay For Life of Ritzville

Ritzville police to offer motorized chair safety clinics


October 8, 2009

Schillinger to speak at Adams County Wheat Growers meeting

Benefit dinner for Swank family Tuesday in Washtucna

Purchase tickets for Scheuerman presentation in Ritzville by Tuesday

New Hope marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month with seminar

No school Friday for statewide in-service

Pancake breakfast is Friday in Ritzville

Bridge deck arrives at Cow Creek Bridge

Weekend’s high winds create dust storm, cause fatality

Derrick withdraws from Lind Town Council race

State fetes Ritzville Grade School as top achiever

Ritzville Journal brings home 38 state press awards


October 1, 2009

Lind chamber to meet Monday

Time to return the flags

Food drive continues at Sterling Savings Bank

Flu shots Tuesdays at Ritzville clinic

Adams County Development Council to host business conference

Ritzville Journal staff to attend convention

TUMC to host Dave Ramsey preview

Lind chamber fundraiser features dinner, live auction Saturday night

Menno Mennonite Church prepares for country auction, relief sale Saturday

East High Canal forum planned

Indigent defense to cost Adams County $370,000

Lind School District shocked by audit memorandum

Voter registration deadline Monday

Washtucna School Board selects interim district superintendent


September 24, 2009

East Adams County Healthcare Foundation auction to celebrate Mardi Gras

Hudson car owners to cruise Ritzville

Adams County seeks capital improvement grant for fairgrounds

Adams County equipment bids lacking hydroseeder


September 21, 2009

Washtucna School Board special meeting Monday


September 17, 2009

Food drive launched at Sterling Savings Bank

Ritzville golf course closes briefly for maintenance

Coats 4 Kids drive kicks off Monday at Ritzville bank

Ritzville chamber Business After Hours at Casuela’s Wednesday

Changes coming for Ritzville’s Project 56

Balfe to face theft charge

Primary election results certified

Ritzville livestock sale nets $68,000


September 10, 2009

Health fair, market returns to downtown Ritzville Saturday

2009 Wheat Land Communities' Fair Poll


September 3, 2009

Fair, rodeo dominate weekend in Ritzville

Firefighters battle uncontrollable controlled burn near Paha

Ritzville chamber hires Kin Kade as administrator

Ritzville Police Chief concerned about motorized scooters, wheelchairs

Two injured near Washtucna when driver falls asleep


August 27, 2009

Relay For Life of Ritzville nets $36,000

Salary commission increases Adams County Commissioners, sheriff salaries

Wellsandt paving set for Thursday and Friday

Lind, Ritzville School Districts approve hirings

Lind School Board meeting time change


2009 Fair and Rodeo information


August 20, 2009

No election night surprises for Eastern Adams County

Man injured in fall at old Ritzville High School

Wellsandt paving delayed until first day of school in Ritzville

Deeg earns appointments to two Ritzville groups


August 13, 2009

High winds fuel 10,000-acre blaze

Ritzville chamber administrator released, search for replacement begins

Ritzville Rodeo Association plans Sunday work party


2009 Relay For Life of Ritzville

2009 Schedule

Relay For Life takes strides to conquer cancer

Blood, marrow drive Friday

Maggi’s Mission-Advocacy is Washtucna resident’s way of saying thanks

Rocking House an alternative to walking

Silent auction goodies worth the investment

Teams to conduct on-site fundraisers


August 6, 2009

$85,000 levy to fund Ritzville Water Park

Java Junction to close

Child abuse, neglect program set

Lousy economy forces Ritzville Contractors to close


July 30, 2009

Auditors agree, Adams County’s books are clean

Marriage not a road block to public service

Primary ballots in the mail on Friday


July 23, 2009

City of Ritzville honors trio for life-saving efforts

Rezone sent back to planning commission


July 16, 2009

Lind FFA advisor, program earn top state awards

Ritzville library program to feature Native American storyteller

Adams County Auditor’s Office notes voter registration deadline


July 9, 2009

Ritzville Blues Fest Volunteers encouraged to attend filming

16th Ritzville Blues Festival features expanded Friday activities

Ritzville School Board to review district budget Monday

Relay For Life of Ritzville teams set fundraisers


July 2, 2009

Welcome Gold Wings-State touring motorcycle rally this weekend in Ritzville

Ralston pulls out all the stops for celebration

Adams County health officer offers H1N1 flu update


June 25, 2009

Classmates to lead Washtucna’s Pioneer Days celebration

Community parade, car show on tap in Washtucna Saturday

Three incumbents opt to end Ritzville School Board careers

Smoky grain bin near Ritzville prompts visit from fire department

Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July


Ralston Centennial Celebration & Reunion

June 25, 2009

Ralston marks 100-year milestone

Schedule of Events

Historian compiles history, memories

Ralston Grange-A center of activity for rural community

Ralston School District 112 consolidated in 1964

Salem church chartered in 1902



June 18, 2009

Centennial work crew gathers tonight in Ralston, t-shirts are in

Excellent turnout predicted for QuickStart Tennis at Ritzville

Ritzville Blues Fest asks for few more volunteers

Adams County employment agency to host open house


June 11, 2009

Merlin and Suzie Wallace to preside over Lind’s grand parade

Combine derby highlights Lind’s big weekend

Lind Field Day set for June 18

Thurston to lead Ritzville School District


June 4, 2009

Ritzville School District to host superintendent candidate forum Friday

Kelly to seek fire commissioner post

Ralston centennial work night set

Lind derby advance tickets available


May 28, 2009

Space available at Washtucna car show, parade

More visitors attend annual Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show

Two Idahoans injured in rollover accident



May 21, 2009

Pete’s will remain in Ritzville, Chrysler departs

Ritzville Alumni Banquet is Saturday


Memorial Day Weekend Activities

May 21, 2009

Artists’ reception to serve as art show preview in Ritzville

Artists to draw local ‘celebrities’ on Sunday

Car club fundraiser to benefit local Care Bear Program

Cruise car show displays on Sunday at Ritzville park

Eastwood to debut Pioneer Picnic book at Ritzville art show

Growing roster of artists expected for Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show

Historic home, depot to host tours

Local author’s book to benefit Ritzville chamber, Project 56

RDDA provides Ritzville School District with artist-in-residence program

Ritzville library slates children’s program this weekend

Used books on sale Saturday

Waddie Mitchell, top entertainers on tap in downtown Ritzville


May 14, 2009

Ritzville School District cuts teaching position

Volunteers needed for Ritzville’s Western Art Show

“Purple Dream” debuts Thursday

Lind schools face budget cuts, to host special seminar

Street dance, free entertainment on tap for Historic Ritzville Days

Washtucna alumni banquet reservation deadline Friday


May 7, 2009

Judge hands down ‘exceptional’ sentence, Ritz to serve 10 years to life

Lind FFA plant sale just in time for Mother’s Day

Organizers deem quilt show in Ritzville resounding success

Adams County officials monitor spread of flu

Ritzville School Board sets budget planning session


April 30, 2009

Eckley found dead, felony charges filed last week

O’Brien chosen for Ritzville K-12 principal position

Federal, local health agencies offer swine flu update


April 23, 2009

K-12 job tops Ritzville School Board’s special meeting agenda

Allan recovering after neck, spinal injury

Railroad potholes on May Ritzville City Council meeting agenda


April 16, 2009

•Ritzville School District makes tough cuts

•Ritzville FFA to host quality assurance, safety awareness fair Friday


April 9, 2009

•Cleanup day Saturday across Adams County

•Ritzville City Council approves Burroughs’ home repairs

•Grant will help finish Ritzville tennis courts

•Wampum tickets on sale now

•Lind School Board okays leave of absence, resignations

•Adams County sheriff to lead methamphetamine informational meeting

Holy Week services set at Eastern Adams County churches


April 2, 2009

Ritzville city’s sewer lawsuit settled for $1 million

Ralston to host centennial celebration, reunion


March 26, 2009

Remick resigns, Curtis steps down as Ritzville School Board chair

Trio selected to represent Ritzville

Adams County agrees to fill three public works positions


March 19, 2009

Ritzville Junior Miss Program is Friday

Ritzville Junior Miss candidates introduced

Wheat Land Communities Fair Board extends royalty application deadline

2009 mosquito season begins in Adams County

Lind chamber moves meeting date, needs parade volunteer


March 12, 2009

Public forum set on Lind’s proposed rate increases

Ritzville High School community blood drive set for Wednesday

Former Lind residents deploy for Iraq tour

Ritzville schools to continue John Dugger scholarship


March 5, 2009

Ritzville Historic Preservation Commission launches visioning process tonight

Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday

East Adams Rural Hospital opts out of Death With Dignity Act, for now

New Mexican restaurant to open in April, owners say


February 26, 2009

Tennis anyone?

-Project 56 awarded Recreational QuickStart Tennis Training workshop

Guilty – Ritz changes plea, sentencing April 17

Washington State Patrol captures kidnapping suspect in Ritzville


February 19, 2009

Ritzville’s summer school could be eliminated

Change of plea expected in Ritz case

Mental health evaluation ordered for Provost

Fundraiser on Sunday to benefit Ritzville, Lind youth groups mission

Eagles to sponsor coloring contest


February 12, 2009

Auditor has issues with Lind finances

Lind chamber gears up for 2009, needs volunteers

Sign up now for Hunter Education

Town of Washtucna receives clean audit

Volunteers needed for Kendrick Collection project


February 5, 2009

Time to prioritize – Ritzville mayor says

Public comment to anchor Ritzville preservation commission’s review of mission, vision

Big Bend Electric Co-op to refund $2 million in capital credits

Driver charged with vehicular assault

Eric Maier earns WAWG’s Member of the Year award

Great Northwest Train Festival plans underway


January 29, 2009

McGregor Company acquires Ritzville Chemicals

Pheasants Forever to host benefit shindig Saturday


January 22, 2009

Bidders raise $6,800 for Ritzville Area Chamber of Commerce

Ritzville Museum Volunteers launch fundraiser

Ritzville School Board votes to continue athletic combine

Bingo night Saturday in Washtucna


January 15, 2009

Adams County Fire Protection District No. 1 to seek special levy

Regional magazine features Project 56

Adams County sales tax rate to increase in April

Lind Cemetery District notes meeting schedule

Adams County crews breath sigh of relief after snow melts



January 8, 2009

Find school closures, delays online

Ritzville chamber to fete community members, raise funds

WSU Extension, Adams County Wheat Growers to host winter wheat workshop

Farm Bill informational meeting set for January 20

Lind, Washtucna residents to pay library card fee

Waddie Mitchell to perform during Historic Ritzville Days Western Art Show in May


January 1, 2009

WSU sign concepts for Ritzville unveiled

Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 launches online survey

Adams County Commissioners approve balanced budget

No more sledding on Jackson Street hill

Cancer claims life of Representative Steve Hailey


December 25, 2008

Snow storms bring white Christmas

Boness to head Adams County Central Services


December 18, 2008

County faces $579,000 budget shortfall

Frigid weather settles in region

Local holiday programs continue

Washtucna-Benge Lions plan holiday afternoon


December 11, 2008

Lind Christmas Parade rolls in Sunday

Schoesler to hold tele-town hall meeting

Rash of vehicle prowls hits Ritzville

Big Bend RC&D annual meeting Friday


December 4, 2008

Ritzville chamber’s Christmas at the Clock promotes holiday spirit

Horse-drawn wagon rides highlight weekend in Ritzville

AAUW’s Holiday Bazaar set for Saturday in Ritzville

Free matinee for kids this Saturday

RDDA’s Cowboy Christmas Art Auction Saturday

City of Ritzville will act to secure old high school

New owners take the helm of Ritzville’s Pretty Good Grocery

Tree removal project will cost City of Ritzville $19,400

Ritzville chamber to seek community award nominations


November 27, 2008

Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 sets 2009 budgets

Tison family creates memorial fund to support Ritzville’s youth

Mark Schoesler to continue on leadership team for Senate Republicans

Tickets still available for Cowboy Christmas Art Auction

Lind School Board to hold public forum for L-R athletic combine


November 20, 2008

City of Ritzville awards tourism funds

Giving Tree ornaments adoption underway

Sign up to join 4-H on Tuesday

Great Northwest Train Festival will stay in Gilson Gym


November 13, 2008

Phil Kent to lead Lind chamber

Cowboy Christmas Art Auction to benefit RDDA’s annual art show

Remaining 400 ballots to decide sales tax initiative

Special meeting set to discuss hospital board’s strategic plan


November 6, 2008

Obama makes history, Plager leads in commissioners’ race

Another molestation charge filed

110 funds to be considered Nov. 17

Schools set Veterans Day programs


October 30, 2008

Lind ag team takes 7th at nationals

Students gathering veterans’ information for Nov. 10 assembly

Smedley to fill Washtucna school’s top post

Fourth Great Northwest Train Festival deemed a success


October 23, 2008

Project 56 launches $2 million campaign

Ritzville City Council votes to limit yard sales

Great Northwest Train Festival steams in Saturday

Adams County voters rush to register at last minute

Volunteer needed to fill Ritzville historic commission seat

Washtucna park levy at $35,000


October 16, 2008

Candidates express differences

Columbia railroad crossing repairs planned

Weekend fires keep firefighters busy

WSDOT to repair interchange


October 9, 2008

County seeks voter approval for two sales and use tax measures

Old high school a nuisance

City’s new animal control officer on board

Journal earns General Excellence award, staff brings home 23 honors


October 2, 2008

Barrel racers to bring state championships to Ritzville

Bid often to support Lind Chamber

Prosecutor files child rape charges

Superior Court resets two Lind trials

Town council allows Dunsters to continue raising ducks


September 25, 2008

New chamber administrator sets priorities

Foundation benefit seasoned with flavors of Tuscany


September 18, 2008

Library adopts new policies

Lind council members struggle with dog issues

Mark your calendar for Mennonite Country Auction

Ritzville changes deadline for tourism fund requests


September 11, 2008

Washtucna schools leader resigns abruptly

Scovel makes his mark in paint on Ritzville

EACH Foundation gears up for annual fundraiser

Mary Graves hired to lead chamber


September 4, 2008

Bam Bam the goat sells for $6,000

Health fair, Saturday Market plans set

Child car seat check Saturday


August 28, 2008

Second graders to ride fire trucks

Full roster of events on tap Labor Day Weekend

Ritzville to host Gold Wing motorcycle group

Youth group kickoff to jumpstart school year


August 21, 2008

Accused child molester jailed

Community forum August 26 in Lind

Mercury tops out at 106 in Ritzville

Relay For Life raises $38,000

School fees announced


August 14, 2008

RPDA garners state heritage grant funding for Bank of Whitman building

Relay For Life returns this weekend

Wanted: Animals for petting zoo

Fair needs pie booth operator

Fair superintendents to meet Sunday


2008 Relay For Life of Ritzville Schedule of Events

Breast cancer was just a speed bump for Tana

On-site Relay Fundraisers

Picture A Cure

Silent auction goodies offer something for everyone

The Rocking House


August 7, 2008

Watch Ryan Benzel at PGA Championship

Tennis courts may be padlocked

Adams County Commissioners consider salary commission

Museum volunteers continue to seek funds for exterior renovations

Rodeo board needs your help

Check out these Relay For Life fundraisers

Costumes added to cancer fighting all-nighter

Golf carts needed for Relay

Good cause: Relay For Life is for everyone

Kubik to speak at chamber meeting

Lap of Hope honors survivors’ courage

Relay For Life needs auction items


July 31, 2008

City calls for bids to repair sewer lagoons

District to purchase Washtucna clinic building

Lind council approves extended aeration wastewater treatment plant

Lind elementary school upgrade funded through Small Repair Grant

Voice pagers online in three fire districts


July 24, 2008

County could face $400,000 deficit

Fair needs your help

Fryberger to compete at National Junior Olympics

Loomis, Pflugrath to vie for state Junior Miss title

School board sets 2008-2009 budget


July 17, 2008

111 dogs seized in Lind, one arrested

Pet Rescue needs your help

Lind livestock students face grim tragedy

Most businesses report successful Blues Fest


July 10, 2008

15th Ritzville Blues Festival Saturday

Burglar nabbed in Minnesota


Relay For Life needs silent auction items

Relay For Life to hold fundraisers

Tennis Courts ready for action


July 3, 2008

County commissioners uphold hiring freeze

RSD to shave $9,000 from extracurricular

Tree stumps, old lumber can be tossed in Ritzville


June 26, 2008

Endowment to benefit wheat research

School board okays new programs, staffing

Take a road trip to Washtucna’s Classic Auto Show

Ritzville museums take center stage in video debut


June 19, 2008

County issues Meningococcal disease alert

Ritzville, Sprague fire crews battle hay truck fire


Open burning to close in Lind area after rash of fires


June 12, 2008

Sackmann to preside over Lind parade

Investigation continues in fatality accident

Commissioners expect higher cost for routine audits

Seattle couple to host music at Lind’s DeVore Motel

Plager, Marshall to vie for commissioner

Parkway to close


June 5, 2008

Plager, Hartwig and Miller file for election

Riders to escort American Veterans Traveling Tribute


May 29, 2008

2008 election filings to begin Monday

Schoesler to seek second Senate term

Hartwig to pursue another term as county commissioner


May 22, 2008


Project 56 – Full steam ahead

EARH to host childbirth classes

Drama takes the stage next week in Lind

Students to promote to junior, senior high

Ruser memorial set

Historic Ritzville Days arrive

RHS alumni gather for reunion


May 15, 2008

Chamber to host open house, Business After Hours

Float debuts tonight at dusk

Lind, Ritzville FFA teams advance to state competition

Kendrick collection now online

High school senior presentations set for next week

Register now for prepared childbirth classes at EARH


May 8, 2008

Chamber revives Welcome Wagon

Lind Alumni banquet is Saturday

Town’s water project nears completion

John McGregor to lead Lind School District

Rising fuel costs take a bite out of road projects


May 1, 2008

County to seek sales, use tax increase

100 plus quilt entries expected for annual show

Health department to offer First Aid Course


April 24, 2008

Meals On Wheels ends in Adams County

Wampum auction to benefit local fair

Swing-A-Thon, pets at the park Saturday

County commissioners okay McManamon Road payment


April 17, 2008

Washtucna honors new Eagle Scouts

Canines soil Ritzville business district sidewalks

Blues Fest introduces new logo

Relay For Life team collecting cell phones


April 10, 2008

Town turns out to save Lind chamber

Grant launches fund-raising effort

Reading month called a success in Lind

Volunteers needed for American Cancer Society programs

Join the fight against cancer – Wear Purple

Rescheduled Gumball Rally rolls on Sunday

Telegraphers to convene in Ritzville


April 3, 2008

Mayor calls for city-wide clean up

County slates free disposal days

Grange members plan Earth Day activities

Lind chamber’s fate hangs in the balance

Relay For Life committee to meet Monday

City, county maps at chamber office

Child Find Clinics set in Washtucna, Kahlotus


March 27, 2008

Benefit dinner for Jackson Nichols is Friday

Five to vie for Ritzville Junior Miss

Radar trailer added to traffic safety arsenal

Governor signs Schmick bills in Spokane

Town approves street closure for Coaster Car Races

High-flying kites earn honors in Lind


March 20, 2008

Benefit dinner for Jackson Nichols slated for March 28

Washtucna Motel torched for firefighter training

Mosquito control already underway


March 13, 2008

Starving dogs rescued

Pet Rescue needs financial support


March 6, 2008

Schoesler to hold tele-town hall

Services today for Dee Ruser

Council allocates $6,000 for historic commission


February 28, 2008

$2.1 million earmarked for sewer plant

Gilson gym’s floor saga continues

Committee assignments made at hospital board

Lind school superintendent notes community support


February 21, 2008

Adams County voters pick McCain, Clinton

Hailey champions Ritzville wastewater treatment project

Public hearing slated for Lind’s proposed sewer, garbage rate hikes

Dino Rossi to headline Lincoln Day dinner

Assistance, donations needed for local family

Greenwalt named to RPDA, Koss steps down

Gumball Rally goes on a roll March 30


February 14, 2008

•Area Republicans pick McCain

•Local Democrats vote 7-6 for Clinton at caucus

•Johnstone joins school board



February 7, 2008

Both parties slate local caucuses for Saturday

County exceeds snow removal budget

Grade schools’ Box Tops for Education deadline nears

It’s time to register your team for Ritzville’s Relay For Life

Large sum of cash needs to be claimed


January 31, 2008

Snow blankets region

New CEO to lead hospital district


January 24, 2008

Bidding tops $10,000 at chamber benefit auction

Keep fire hydrants clear


January 17, 2008

Schmick draws key committee appointment

Council to consider special parking request for downtown business

DARE program receives $461 boost

Iltz to chair planning commission

Library to move Kendrick Collection to Cheney archive for preservation

Koss can serve as council member


January 10, 2008

Snow storm blankets region, delays schools

Mayor wants your vision for Ritzville’s future


January 3, 2008

Lind School District requests M&O levy request

State adds three Adams County barns to heritage list

EMTs garner Thank You bonus


December 27, 2007

Winter water rescue nets stranded Spokane hunter


December 20, 2007

Commissioners deny weed control board’s request for increase

Davenport incident under investigation

Hospital district delivers holiday cheer en masse

Police chief says: Keep your eyes and ears open


December 13, 2007

Big Bend RC&D to meet in Ritzville


December 6, 2007

More riders needed to keep free bus service

Santa to visit Ralston Grange Hall this Saturday


November 29, 2007

AAUW’s annual bazaar Saturday    

ExxonMobil donates $500 to RHS

Jumpstart the holidays Friday night

Pretty Good Grocery moves, expands


November 22, 2007

Burglars violate Frank R Burroughs’ museum

Interim hospital administrator hired

QHR to conduct hospital CEO search


November 15, 2007

Commissioners to decide Waste Management deal

Judges air concerns about public defense


November 8, 2007

2007 General Election Results

Hospital board considers interim

Kadlec leads race for mayor

Bank of Whitman launches food drive

RDDA, RPDA request funding for Ritzville’s future


November 1, 2007

RCT to present ‘Murder In The Court’


October 25, 2007

General election features many local candidates

McGregor attracts historical society crowd in Hooper

Flu vaccine clinic next week

Wheat museum group to meet monthly

Hazardous waste collection Nov. 2

Library to start charging late fees


October 18, 2007

Dead fish mean economic development for resort

Mayoral candidates state their positions

FFA team heads to nationals

Chamber contest


October 11, 2007

Journal earns 26 state press association awards


Weed board votes to increase assessments

Historical group to host Alex McGregor

Lind chamber’s annual auction

Choruses, quartets converge Saturday

Ralston Grange Fall Festival


October 4, 2007

Fire destroys granary

Burning season opens in city, county

Hospital’s CEO resigns

Tyler signs on as write-in candidate



Lind Senior Center to host open house

Ritzville pool gears up for adult water aerobics

Ritzville seniors plan last pancake breakfast

Blood drive slated

Ritzville FFA Supporters set meeting



Be Water Wise: City asks residents to conserve as well repairs proceed



Heavy metal crunching returns for derby weekend

Lind EMTs face schedule gaps due to dwindling recruits

Harris, a soldier and grand marshal for Lind

Lind Field Day returns to research station on June 16

Series of field days scheduled to focus on oilseed crops

Candidate filing week underway, slots still open

Ritzville float continues success on parade trail



Ritzville lends backdrop for specialty footwear catalog

Ritzville church to host Christian musician Sunday

Jada Rose Tatieze


RHS graduation a time of memories

Lind’s Class of 2011 small, but mighty

Washtucna bids adieu to seven seniors

Hoof Beat: Student news from Ritzville Grade School



Ritzville Triathlon marks 20th anniversary