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  • Injury near Sprague Lake

    Rod Larse, Ritzville Adams County Journal|Updated Jun 2, 2022

    SPRAGUE – One person was injured in a single car crash on eastbound Interstate 90 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 25. According to the Washington State Patrol, Daniel A. Mishler, 33, of Redmond, Wash., was transported to a Spokane Hospital following the crash. Mishler was driving a 2002 Ford Focus when he left the roadway near Milepost 238, at the south end of Sprague Lake. The vehicle went off the left side of the roadway onto the rumble strips, at which time the driver overcorrected to the right, sending the v...

  • Schillinger honored on Senate floor

    Rod Larse, The Journal|Updated Mar 3, 2022

    OLYMPIA – A Senate resolution honoring agronomist Bill Schillinger passed Feb. 21. Senate Resolution 8645 honors Schillinger for his service to farmers; it was introduced by Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville. Schillinger is a longtime research agronomist who retired from Washington State University in January. “It’s with sadness that we see Bill retiring but for all of the incredible work over 30 years, we wish Bill the very best and say, ‘Thank you,’” Schoesler said in a speech on the Senate floor two weeks ago. Schillinger...

  • Weather causes problems on I-90

    Rod Larse, The Journal|Updated Dec 23, 2021

    RITZVILLE – Winter weather hit Monday morning, Dec. 20, resulting in significant snowfall and multiple collisions on Interstate 90 near Schoessler Road. According to the state Department of Transportation, the trouble began around 8:30 a.m., when a collision involving a semi closed the left lane of westbound I-90 at Milepost 225. By 9:15 a.m., there were multiple collisions and slide-offs in the area due to compact snow and ice on the road, delaying travel in both d...

  • Kadlec leads Chamberlain in race for Ritzville mayoral seat

    Rod Larse, The Journal|Updated Nov 3, 2021

    RITZVILLE — Former two-term Mayor Linda Kadlec has apparently won election to the Mayor’s Office, out polling Councilman Dennis R Chamberlain, 304-132 for the 2-year unexpired term of former Mayor Gary Cook. The inital tally will change as Adams County elections officials count late-arriving ballots over the next week. In the contested Ritzville City Council race, challenger Marcia Reimers Smith has a slim 18-vote lead over incumbent Mark Weigand, 216 to 198....

  • State senator assaulted in Ritzville

    Rod Larse, The Journal|Updated Oct 15, 2021

    RITZVILLE – A political activist has been arrested in connection with an assault on Sen. Mark Schoesler. Glen R. Stockwell, 71, of Ritzville, a former candidate for various elected offices, was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 11. At press time, he was being held in the Adams County Jail on possible charges of fourth-degree assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, records show. The 64-year-old Schoesler, R-Ritzville, was assaulted in the city, officials said. According to p...