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Washtucna to host forum on four-day school week

WASHTUCNA —  The School District will host a second public forum to discuss a possible move to a four-day school week at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the school gymnasium, 730 N.E. Boone St. The public forum will be followed by... — Updated 4/20/2021

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Washtucna plans Drive-Thru Easter Egg hunt

WASHTUCNA – The school's All Student Body will be sponsoring a Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, for youth in Washtucna and Kahlotus. Participants are asked to drive by the Washtucna school, and... — Updated 4/1/2021

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Lind town council considers quiet zone

LIND – Councilman Jim Dworshak presented information on quiet zones at the March 23 Town Council meeting. Dworshak said for a quiet zone to be in place, the town would have to accept full accountability, and insurance would be... — Updated 4/1/2021

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Othello man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges

RITZVILLE – An Othello man pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, in Adams County Superior Court on Monday, Mar. 22. Felipe Tapia-Perez, 27, remains in the Adams County Jail on $50,000... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Washtucna may go to 4-day school schedule

WASHTUCNA — The School District is considering going to a four-day educational week on a permanent basis starting with the 2021-22 school year. A community forum is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 to hear from the community... — Updated 3/26/2021

 By Katie Teachout    News

Sen. Schoesler concerned by Capitol closure

OLYMPIA — Sen. Mark Schoesler is frustrated by the complete closure of the Legislative Building and other Capitol campus buildings to the public during the 2021 legislative... — Updated 1/20/2021

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Two vehicles collide on icy highway

RITZVILLE — Three people were involved in a two-vehicle collision this morning, Nov. 25, on the icy surface of westbound Interstate 90, eight miles east of the city. Dyllin Hoisin... — Updated 12/6/2020

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Lind water line improvement projects continue

LIND — A USDA grant will cover the costs of the proposed Vulcan Street Waterline Repair Project. During a Sept. 8 City Council meeting, Patrick Sheehy of Century West Engineering said grands of $30,000 and $150,000 have been... — Updated 9/23/2020

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Duststorm Monday prompts highway closures

LIND – Dust storms that began just before noon on Labor Day caused multiple crashes and had area roads closed through early evening hours Monday, Sept. 7. Sgt. Ethan Wynecoop... — Updated 9/11/2020

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World's fastest undercutter wraps up Franklin County work

RITZVILLE – After wrapping up railroad track maintenance in Franklin County last week, the world's largest undercutter has moved to adjacent Adams County. The train will remain... — Updated 8/31/2020

 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

ODESSA — The formerly shuttered livestock processing facility here has a new lease on life, with the new owners using the facility to help launch a direct-sales beef program.... — Updated 8/24/2020

 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


B.J. Long now leads Washtucna maintenance

WASHTUCNA - B.J. Long is back in town, in a big way. Long, who grew up in Washtucna and would have graduated high school in 2006, is now the city's maintenance man and on the road t... — Updated 7/27/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News

Culp information omitted from Voter's Guide

OLYMPIA – The Washington Secretary of State's office released a statewide, online voters' guide for the upcoming primary, with votes due Aug. 4. Republican candidate for governor... — Updated 7/27/2020


LaCrosse valedictorian on the farm

KAHLOTUS – T.J. Harder is excited to be carrying on the farming and ranching tradition started by his family generations ago. After graduating as the LaCrosse Class of 2020... — Updated 7/15/2020

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Four remain in jail after Ritzville bust

RITZVILLE — Four people remain in the Adams County Jail after being arraigned Tuesday, July 14. Their arrests, and the arrests of two others, occurred Monday, July 13, after multiple agencies executed a search warrant at a... — Updated 7/15/2020


Four graduate from Kahlotus High School

KAHLOTUS - An outdoor graduation celebration held June 5 celebrated graduating seniors Keirnan Shaileigh Hartwell, Alicia Stanaway, Kaylin Olson and Serenity Davis. The ceremony was... — Updated 7/2/2020

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Man fleeing from Franklin County taken down by K9 unit

RITZVILLE - A motorcycle pursuit across three counties in the early morning hours of June 10 ended when Adams County Sheriff's Office K9 "Garrett" apprehending a motorcyclist. The... — Updated 6/16/2020


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