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Lind High School alumni gather

LIND – Graduates of the former Lind High School gathered Saturday, May 6, to honor several classes as well as this year's local Lind-Ritzville graduating seniors. The Lind Alumni... — Updated 5/19/2023


Lind Alumni Banquet reunion set

LIND — The annual Lind Alumni Banquet luncheon will take place Saturday, May 6, at Lind-Ritzville Middle School, formerly Lind High School. The 1 p.m. program will be in the gymnasium, 507 N. E St. This year’s honored classes a... — Updated 5/19/2023


Sen. Schoesler sponsors two pages

OLYMPIA — Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, hosted two pages during the last two weeks at the Capitol. Charlie Alford, a Jennifer Middle School student from Lewiston, Idaho,... — Updated 3/29/2023


A week at the Capitol

Tekoa High School sophomore Alexis Taylor, 15, of Tekoa, served as a page in the state House of Representatives from 19-24 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Taylor was sponsored by... — Updated 3/6/2023


Lil Miss pageant set for Saturday

CONNELL — The third annual Lil Miss pageant will take center stage for five hours Saturday, March 4. The event begins at 3 p.m. Contestants include girls 5-12 years of age. During the pageant, older Miss Connell contestants will... — Updated 3/2/2023


Daddy-daughter dance set for Saturday

CONNELL — Fathers and their daughters will have a chance to kick up their heels this Saturday, March 4, at a special masquerade ball. The annual Father Daughter Dance is set for 6-8 p.m. at Connell Elementary School, 1001 W.... — Updated 3/2/2023


Posse recognition

Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner presents the Sheriff Belt Buckle Award to Sheriff's Posse volunteer Juli Maine during an appreciation dinner at the Othello Golf Club on Saturday... — Updated 2/21/2023


Ice Age Institute has new secretary

RITZVILLE — The Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Flood Institute has a new secretary. Cecilia Cochran of Pomeroy was appointed to fill the vacancy, replacing LeeAnn Blankenship. The organization which promotes education on the... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Dale Brown    Community

MTV comes to Ritzville

RITZVILLE - The MTV production team has chosen a South Washington Street home to film scenes for an upcoming reality show. One of Music Television's main participants was in Moses L... — Updated 12/29/2022


Try deep-frying or smoking your turkey

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday. Families may have their own unique Thanksgiving traditions, but one staple of this kickoff to the holiday season is bound to make its way to Thanksgiving dinner tables no matter how unusual... — Updated 11/20/2022

 By Laura Estes    Community

Welcome to My Kitchen

Thanksgiving menus are on the minds of many area cooks. Turkey, beef roast, ham, or a combination? What sides and desserts will fit in range and refrigerator space? What oven dishes will cook in the meat standing time? Fresh... — Updated 11/20/2022


Meetings to be scheduled for veterans concerns

SPOKANE – Two members of the state’s congressional delegation will hold town hall-styled meetings in October and November relating to veterans. The meetings will take place in Spokane and Walla Walla; the times, days and days... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Glenn Martin    Community

Gardener program expands knowledge

Being a volunteer in the Master Gardener Program has expanded my universe. The more I have participated in the program activities and educational offerings over the years, the more... — Updated 7/28/2022


Create a dream yard for your dog this summer

According to the ASPCA, 23 million households in America – and 3.7 million in Canada – welcomed a new pet into their pack during the pandemic. People have been using their backy... — Updated 7/28/2022


Fernandez named 'Accessibility All-Star'

PASCO – A Franklin County Election’s Department worker has received a Secretary of State’s Accessibility All-Star Award. Rosa Fernandez was announced as an award recipient Thursday, June 23, by Secretary of State Steve... — Updated 6/23/2022


Everybody loves a parade

LIND – Thousands of people lined the downtown streets Saturday morning, June 11, for the town's annual Kiddie and Grand parades. The parades drew dozens of entries, including... — Updated 6/20/2022

 By Mark Amara    Community

New Master Gardeners sought

Ever thought about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Approximately every other year, classes are held to train new volunteers. The training is offered through Washington State University, with instruction held here in Grant... — Updated 6/6/2022

 By Slim Randles    Community

Home Country

You know, it didn’t really seem like the day was so auspicious. It was cold. There was snow on the ground there on the baseball diamond. But then, it’s winter in Alaska … Anchorage, actually, and it should be cold. First... — Updated 3/3/2022

 By Rod Larse    Community

Former Lind resident establishes scholarship

MONROE – A memorial scholarship is being established in the name of Jackson David Weaver, who passed away from leukemia on Dec. 16, 2006. Jackson's father, Reid Weaver, is a 1979... — Updated 2/10/2022


Pasco School district to launch 'Read and Rise'

PASCO — The School District is launching a five-week educational series Sept. 28 designed to help families overcome reading deficiencies of children. The "Read and Rise" program will run from 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays... — Updated 9/16/2021


Riverfest canceled, again

KENNEWICK — The 2021 RiverFest Celebration Festival at Columbia Park has been canceled. The event was scheduled for Oct. 9. “It is very unfortunate that for the second year in a row we have to cancel this fun celebration, and... — Updated 8/31/2021


Pasco superintendent to lead state association

PASCO — School District Superintendent Michelle Whitney was elected Tuesday, Aug. 18, as the Washington Association of School Administrators 2021-22 president-elect. Next July,... — Updated 8/18/2021


National Night Out comes to Basin City

BASIN CITY — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is hosting a National Night Out program from 4-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Memorial Park. The event will include a barbecue, face painting, a bouncy house, obstacle course... — Updated 8/3/2021


Koelzer selected to represent county treasurers

ELLENSBURG — Franklin County Treasurer Josie Koelzer was selected to represent treasurers statwide at the organization at Washington Association of County Officials functions. Koelzer was selected for the honor during the... — Updated 8/1/2021


Franklin County students make Dean's List

CHENEY - Several Franklin County residents have been named to the spring Dean's list for their academic performance at Eastern Washington University. County students making the... — Updated 7/14/2021


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