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 By Katie Teachout    News

Fishtrap Lake Fire snuffed out

FISHTRAP – Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1, led by Fire Chief Mitch Lowry, responded to a fire near Fishtrap Lake Sunday, July 11, around 7 p.m. Fishtrap Lake is a... — Updated 7/15/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Inslee denies drought request

RITZVILLE – Gov. Jay Inslee is refusing requests to declare a drought emergency in the state. Two wheat industry officials — Washington Association of Wheat Growers President Ryan Poe and Washington Grain Commission Chairman... — Updated 7/8/2021


Sailor recalls wartime service

RITZVILLE - Benge native Don Saunders served with the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was 21 when he enlisted in 1966. "I got a notice from the Army, and I didn't want to jump from... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Reardan softball sweeps Ritzville

RITZVILLE - The Reardan Indians traveled to Ritzville to face the Broncos in a double header on the Bob Heider Memorial Field Saturday, April 17. The Indians won the first game 10... — Updated 4/22/2021

 By Katie Teachout    Sports

Reardan baseball wins one and drops one in doubleheader with Ritzville

RITZVILLE - The Reardan Indians traveled to Ritzville to face the Broncos in a double header on the Bob Heider Memorial Field Saturday, April 17. The Indians won the first game 10... — Updated 4/22/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Lutes is Sprague Citizen of the Year

SPRAGUE – Loi Lutes was selected from nearly a dozen nominees as the Sprague Citizen of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21 meeting. Chamber vice president Tim Wilken... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Sprague chamber installs officers

SPRAGUE – The Chamber of Commerce installed officers and board members at their Jan. 21 meeting, with Pastor Bob Bridge of the Community Church administering the oath of office.... — Updated 1/28/2021


Sprague resident publishes first book

SPRAGUE – Retired school administrator Patrick Whipple fulfilled an item on his “bucket list” when he published a book on local history earlier this summer. A 1973 Sprague... — Updated 9/29/2020


Spokane Disc Dogs do Sprague

SPRAGUE – Sprague Days was cancelled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that didn’t stop Spokane Disc Dogs from holding a local championship of the Skyhoundz World... — Updated 9/28/2020


Sprague Chamber raffle a success

SPRAGUE – The annual Sprague Days events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but community members and visitors carried on with events throughout the day, including a contest hosted by Spokane Disk Dogs in town. A... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

U.S. Bank to temporarily close Ritzville branch

RITZVILLE – U.S. Bank will be temporarily closing it's Ritzville branch Friday, August 28. "The Ritzville location has operated on a limited basis since the onset of the COVID-19... — Updated 8/27/2020


Odessa slaughter plant fires back up

The formerly shuttered livestock processing facility in Odessa has a new lease on life, with the new owners using the facility to help launch a direct-sales beef program. Miles... — Updated 8/25/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Several strong leads and some very close counts in primary election for Adams County voters

RITZVILLE - The first count of Adams County ballots in the August 4 primary election show several candidates with strong leads in this early stage of the race. Ballots counted so... — Updated 8/4/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Local cannabis store has new name, new owners

SPRAGUE – Dan and Trisha Nelson opened Sapphire Cannabis May 2, taking over where 2020 Solutions had been the previous three years. Dan Nelson, owner of Nelson Construction out... — Updated 7/13/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Four Season Resort under new ownership

SPRAGUE – Dave Davisson is enjoying life as the new owner of Four Seasons Campground and Resort on Sprague Lake. Davisson took over the resort from the former owners about three months ago after closing on the deal a month and a... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News


PORTLAND, Ore. - A man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his father in Ritzville remained in the Multnomah County Inverness Jail on Tuesday morning, booked on several... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

One dead in Ritzville shooting

RITZVILLE -- One person is dead in an early morning shooting here at a home at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Washington Street. Police Chief Dave McCormick said the shooting... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Lind cancels combine demo derby

LIND – The Lind Combine Demolition Derby has fallen casualty to the coronavirus pandemic. During an April 28 Town Council meeting, Mayor Paula Bell said the Lions Club has cancelled the event for this year. The news reached Sen.... — Updated 5/8/2020

 By Katie Teachout    Opinion

Enjoy the potatoes before reality hits

Who can deny the beauty of a crisp fall day full of late-season sunshine and laughter in the air, as gorgeous crimson leaves twirl down to the ground from stately oaks, maples and other American hardwoods? Last Wednesday, at the... — Updated 5/8/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Bostrom: Hospital may lose $400,000 in monthly revenue

RITZVILLE — Hospitals statewide are taking a financial hit with Gov. Jay Inslee's order to suspend any non-essential services, and East Adams Rural Healthcare is doing their best to weather the storm. “We are still providing... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 By Katie Teachout    News

Patrol: Drunken, wrong-way driver causes I-90 crash

MOSES LAKE - An alleged drunken, wrong-way driver caused a four-vehicle pileup on Interstate 90 on Thursday, April 2. Christopher L. Mainard, 26, of Snohomish, was intoxicated at... — Updated 4/9/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Seamstresses pitch in for public safety

RITZVILLE — Area seamstresses have been sewing fast and furiously to get cloth masks donated to area hospitals, medical facilities, senior centers and other organizations. Their... — Updated 4/5/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Harrington to appoint new mayor

HARRINGTON — A new mayor will be appointed during a special City Council meeting today, Thursday, April 2. The special meeting will be via conference call, beginning at 6 p.m. To participate, 978-990-5000 and enter access code... — Updated 4/3/2020


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