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Six will graduate at Sprague High

Lamont Sprague High School graduation will be Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the school gym. The 2013 graduating seniors are Kelly Melville, Ethan Melville, Zach Swanger, Alanna Wheeler, Rachel Barres and Jash Fritts. Megan Gaffney, daughter of... Full story


Tennis in Lamont

Lamont With the nearest tennis courts being 30 miles away, it is hard to believe that tennis is thriving in the little town of Lamont, but it is. Lind/Ritzville/Sprague (LRS) just competed in the District 7 and 9 tournament and eight of their...


Lamont Library friends sell books for building

Lamont Friends of the Lamont Library with Ruth Simpson at the helm conducted a book sale in the new Lamont Library June 22-24. It included a bake sale and a raffle. Gale Mann won the grand prize, an Afghan and hand crochet slippers. Proceeds will be... Full story


Red Hat ladies roll to Ritzville

Lamont Nita Polda June 20 hosted a group of 14 Sprague-Lamont Red Hat Ladies on a trip to Ritzville. They had lunch at the Cow Creek Mercantile and toured the Frank R. Burroughs house. Making the trip were Mary Anderson, Bea Butler, Diane Cook,...


Lamonters bag bears in Alaska

Lamont Sandi Swannack and Steven Engles along with their friend, Keith Pigott from Tacoma, recently traveled to Alaska to hunt coastal black bears. They flew into Ketchikan and then boarded a DeHavilland Beaver float plane for the trip to Prince of W...


Lamont school reunion slated June 30 at center

Lamont Lamont School reunion will be Saturday, June 30, at the Lamont Community Center beginning at noon. Invitations have been mailed, and friends, family, classmates, etc., are also encouraged to attend. The dinner will be catered this year by...


Rodeo finalist qualifies for nationals

Lamont Bonnie Swannack and Janet Bowman drove to Kennewick Saturday to watch Tommie Sue participate in the state Junior Rodeo finals. Sunday, Bill Swannack joined them to see her win the state finals. Because Tammi Sue has won many contests and...


Art Swannack reports on DC trip

Lamont Art Swannack left March 4 for Washington D.C. to attend the Washington Farm Bureau DC Days event. On Monday morning the group attended an American Farm Bureau briefing on the issues of labor, youth employment in ag, trade and the current... Full story


Lamont library meeting tonight

Lamont A Lamont Library town meeting will be at the Lamont Community building tonight, Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Allen and Diane Cook drove to Ritzville to watch grandson, Logan Miller, Kahlotus, participate in an FFA trap shoot at the Ritzville... Full story


Swannack attend convention in AZ

Lamont Art and Jill Swannack traveled to Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 24-29 to attend the American Sheep Industry convention. Art is a member of the national executive board and is in charge of the Resource Management council, which covers issues such as... Full story


Shields family travels

Lamont Kathy Shields along with her daughter and son, Billie Jo Davison and Ed Shields, flew to Orlando, Fla., Nov. 6 where they met up with Kathy’s sister Elaine Nave and family David and Lisa Nave and Ann and Mark Sondergard. The group drove to... Full story


Shields attends 60-year Cheney High reunion

Lamont Kathy Shields attended her Cheney High School class of 1951 60-year reunion Sept. 19, 20 and 21 at the Northern Quest Casino. Twenty-four classmates out of the class of 49 attended. Classmates and guests brought a total of 38 to the event....


4Hers compete in Puyallup

Lamont Jean Stormberger Friday morning, Jill Swannack left with Carmen, Leah, Owen and her sister Stacy Boyden for the Washington State Fair at Puyallup to compete in the 4H Livestock Judging and Demonstration contests. Eight members of Jill’s...


Swannack attends nursing school reunion

Lamont Bonnie Swannack recently attended a luncheon at the Red Lion in Riverfront Park for 26 of her classmates that graduated from The Deaconess School of Nursing 50 years ago. Judy Pagnotti from Mountlake Terrace, also a graduate with Bonnie,...


Lamont - Red Hat Ladies view Di Vinci exhibit at MAC in Spokane

Lamont Betty Stone hosted the Red Hat Ladies who drove to Spokane for lunch at the Elk Public house in the Browns Addition and attended the MAC’s Leonardo Di Vinci exhibit. Bea Butler, Jackie Brown, Diane Cook, Kay Dirks, Anita Frederick, Marcia...


Red Hats roll to Spokane

Lamont On June 15 the Sprague-Lamont Red Hat Ladies club met at the Rock City Grill at the Spokane River Park Square for lunch. Those attending were Mary Anderson, Bea Butler, Jackie Brown, Kay Dirks, Anita Frederick, MArcia Landers, Jean Meyers,... Full story


EWU commencement program lists Swannack service award

Lamont Leslie Swannack of Lamont was awarded a Distinguished Service Award for classified staff at the Eastern Washington University. The award honor was included in the Eastern Washington University commencement program. Leslie, who has a degree in... Full story


Exchange students wrap up year

Lamont Diane Cook accompanied Thomas Wu from China, Miguel Pineda from Spain, and Carmen Swannack to Spokane, Sunday afternoon to do some shopping. The two boys will return to their respective homes in the middle of June after living with the Art...


Spokane Jr. Livestock entrants collect awards

Lamont Jill and Art Swannack and their children Carmen, Leah and Owen Swannack and Thomas Wu and Miguel Pineda, their two exchange students, attended the Spokane Junior Livestock Show at the Spokane Fairgrounds May 4-8 . Jill, is the leader of the...


Easter program set at Lamont Community church

Lamont Lamont Church and Sunday School will present the Easter Program at the church Sunday, April 24 at 10 a.m. The story of Easter will be told in music, a puppet show, a skit by the Junior Church group and a reading by members of the...


Vancouver duo visits Lamont

Lamont Rick and Kris Ann Bulcroft of Vancouver, B.C., arrived in Lamont Saturday, March 18, to visit Kris Ann’s mother, Nita Polda, and brother, Matthew. On Sunday, other family members and friends arrived to see the Bulcrofts. They included Kon...


Lamont church meeting

Lamont The Lamont Community Church had its annual business reports after a potluck dinner on Sunday. After the reports were given a business meeting was conducted. During church, Thomas Nu and Jean Stromberger played a duet on the piano that was...


Swannack attends sheep meeting

Lamont Art Swannack traveled to Denver last Thursday for the spring American Sheep Industry (ASI) board meeting. This is the meeting when all the national council and committee assignments are decided upon. Art was appointed chair of the Resource... Full story


Lamonters attend shows, dinners

Lamont On Sunday, Feb. 13, Kris and Gus Musante and their guest, Kaye Bailey, attended the U.S. Air Force sponsored Tops in Blue 2010 World tour production “We Believe.” This musical show was performed by all Air Force personnel at the Spokane...


Veterinarian moves practice

Lamont Dr. Jill Swannack has moved her veterinarian practice to the Sprague building she formerly occupied. Diane Cook will assist Dr. Swannack on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Stephanie White from Ritzville will work as bookkeeper Monday through...


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