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Welcome to Ritzville

The rural setting that surrounds Ritzville provides the perfect place to relax and escape the daily grind of big city life. Here you can casually stroll through the historic business district, picnic in the well-manicured city park or splash the summer days away in a fabulous water park.

Built on the backs of agriculture and the railroad, Ritzville is a standing tribute to the American Farmer. Its history and heritage is something to be shared and you'll learn a little something around every corner.

Visit vintage buildings - many constructed more than 100 years ago. Cruise the neighborhoods where you'll find numerous homes that have been restored to their original grandeur. Walk the streets of downtown in the National Historic District.

Plan to attend a full roster of events open to the public and family friendly on numerous holidays.

Stories from Ritzville

Teens in Foster Care need families too

Teens in Foster Care need families too

By: Hayley Stoebner, Recruitment Coordinator with FosteringWA

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 20, 2018
Does the very thought of a having a teenager in your home make you shudder with fear? You are not alone! The teen years can be trying for parents and caregivers (not to mention for the teens themselves), but those ...
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The (Somewhat) Interesting History of Halloween

The (Somewhat) Interesting History of Halloween

article/Venue Magazine

Published Oct 28, 2018

This month, happiness appears to come in the form of tons upon tons of chocolate, billions of those tiny candy corns, and caramel covered popcorn balls and apples. Halloween is without question one of America's sweetest holiday traditions with billions ...
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Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

See you there!

Published Aug 30, 2018
Friday August 31 and Saturday September 1

FRIDAY
7pm Pro West Rodeo - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
Ranch Bronc Riding Competition
Skagit Rein Riders Drill Team
RRA Youth Drill Team

SATURDAY
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Quilt made and donated (for a past auction event) by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA

Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale October 6, 2018

Supporting relief in the midst of a hurting world

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 30, 2018
The Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale is one of over 47 relief sales held in the United States and Canada.  Proceeds from these relief sales support the international relief, development and service ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Service is ...
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Big Bend Community college HS/21 and GED graduates pose after their recognition night in front of the Wallenstien Theater.

BBCC students receive GED or high school equivalency

New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) celebrated new beginnings last week along with 129 students and their families who received their General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) or High School Equivalency at a celebration ceremony.

More than 600 students enrolled in the Transitional ...
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Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Have you ever had the tug on your heart to love a child that is not yours?

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 24, 2018
There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington State. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. Most children in foster care have endured some form of abuse/neglect which made conditions unsafe to remain in ...
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Cow notes

Cow notes

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published Mar 20, 2018
In one of the rural communities in the middle of our state, the ones that are so beautiful that they blend together and make you forget their names, I stopped my car and watched the cattle in a field. There ...
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What are my career options?

What are my career options?

BBCC connects job seekers and students with employers and career programs

The 25th Annual Big Bend Community College Job & Career Fair took place, March 1, on the college campus. By afternoon, more than 1500 job seekers and students were served by putting them in touch with the more than 80 employers and career programs ...
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Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
Nineteen Big Bend Community College students became members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during the organization’s fall induction ceremony in February 2018. Family and friends gathered to witness the inductees as they took the oath of ...
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Resolve to care for children in 2018

Resolve to care for children in 2018

Have you ever thought of being a foster parent?

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 8, 2018
Are you still searching for a New Year resolution but just aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe and nurturing home? If ...
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