Bring on the RAIN!
Get ready! Those little Candy Monsters are on
Halloween is just a few weeks away!
Located in Adams
County and nestled among vast wheat fields, Lind is not without charm or history
HOME OF THE FAMOUS
COMBINE DEMOLITION DERBY™
Dugal & James were the first settlers to Lind in 1888. They built the
first Lind residence & two years later they constructed &
stocked a store & James became the first postmaster. In 1889, the
first Lind school opened with 6 students.
Currently, Lind has approximately 500 residents. The town, located in the middle
of the eastern/central flatlands of Eastern Washington, is surrounded by wheat
& potato crops, some diversified crops from the Columbia Basin Irrigation
project (waters from the mighty Columbia River) & an abundance of sagebrush.
Lind endures occasional tumble weeds rolling through town, and many dust storms!
It's also a fact that most of us living in Adams County are very familiar with wind
which sometimes seems to be a constant!
located to the west of the famous Palouse Hills & east of the Cascade Mountain
range, separating Washington into two very distinct & different land areas.
accumulates approximately 10 inches of rain a year, (anyway, we pray for that
average) & enjoys four very distinct
Look for more news pertaining to Lind's history at the bottom of the page!
Photo was taken on 1st street looking north on I Street, circa 1920.
There have been many changes since then. Check out the cars and the
your calendar! Halloween is just around the
corner, and for sure you don't want to miss out!
Keep your eye on the L-R-S Football team. So far, they're undefeated!
Tonight is Senior Night! Join the kids in Ritzville!
Our Volleyball team is awesome, too. Follow the Broncos,
They travel to Kettle Falls tomorrow for a league match!
don't forget to support the
Middle School Bulldogs!
Lots of fun and many entertaining hours!
From the Town of
Lind Honored for outstanding achievements in Community Infrastructure
Truck Racing in
Nez Perce, Idaho
Lind was represented by
Josh Knodel, Nathan Knodel, Matt Miller, Kyle Young, Taylor Kerr, Shane
They took two derby trucks, a 180 mile trip one way!
As close as we can determine a GREAT time was 'had' by all!
And we have a WINNER! Congratulations to Shane Strohmaier who earned a
1st place Championship and some extra cash!
(and for extra fan support, he turned his truck over...not hurt....thankfully,
and still walked away with a win!)
Great job, Shane!
Derby Pictures, 2014!
For a special trip through the
Derby Extravaganza Weekend, check out all the pages.
With photos from three
it's very likely you'll find yourself in one of them. Enjoy!
Click below for links to 2015 Schedule of Events & Contacts
2014 Derby Extravaganza
NOTE: The RV
Park is already 50% full
for the 28th Combine Demolition Derby!
If you are planning to attend the 2015 derby
and will be camping in the RV park, it's now time to
get your reservation. A few of us are considering it...I think that group has
one heck of a good time!
check the entire web site, & follow the Journal Times for
Logo designed by Mark Thorne
For 2015 Derby Weekend Schedule & Information:
the link below to visit each event and activity from the Combine
Demolition Derby, 2014. Most of the combine
action photos were taken by Stephen McFadden. Katelin Davidson,
Ritzville Journal Times, shared many of her weekend photos as well.
You can order photographs through either Stephen or the Ritzville
To order photographs, get in touch with
either Stephen or the Journal.
2014 Derby Photos
are complete. Please email me if you find
errors in spelling or information!
This is a community website. We have tried to include many of the
main events and activities
enjoyed by the Town of Lind throughout the year.
Hope you enjoy
all that the web site offers!
TOWN OF LIND
Mayor, Jamie Schmunk
The Town Council meets the 2nd and 4th
Tuesday of each month at
7:00 P.M. at the City Hall
This is YOUR town
& your right to find out all things associated with your community
government & what's happening in Lind!
Attend the meetings, get acquainted with
your council members,
New to Lind? Call for information on services available or visit
116 1/2 W. 2nd
PO Box F
Lind, WA 99341
LIND CHAMBER OF
President, Carin Monroe
The Lind Chamber meets the
1st Monday of every month.
Note: If a meeting night falls on a holiday, the chamber will
the following week.
Meetings, are at 6:30 P.M. at the Lions Den
It is the goal of the Chamber to encourage and
The chamber is open to all suggestions and hope to accomplish
community, Lions Club, and the Town of Lind's
This is YOUR town! Get involved and help Lind's
growth and survival!
About the Lind Chamber of Commerce:
LIND LIONS CLUB
President, Tyran Doyle
The Lind Lions Club meets the 1st and
3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 P.M., taking a summer break after
the June's activities. They
resume meetings in September.
They are always looking for
extra help, so get involved and help them to promote the Lind
Lions are taking a summer break, but will be back at it the first
meeting in September. They will be
making plans & scheduling work nights at the arena in preparation
for the upcoming derby plus continuing
their responsibilities and completing projects.
Their major event is the
sponsorship of the annual Combine Demolition Derby™ and they always
appreciate help from
community members. Attend some of their meetings and enjoy a great
meal with the members. Listen to their ideas, then plan to join them
and help implement their plans. You don't have to live in Lind to
become a Lions Club member. Get involved!
Be a part of this great group of guys.
Be sure and check out the
following link to be informed on the many things the Lions Club
throughout the year.
About the Lind Lions Club:
117 North "I" Street
PO Box 345
Lind, WA 99341-0345
Phone: (509) 677-3620
With a great cook on board, the Seniors enjoy delicious meals
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday.
Call by 9:00 AM to make arrangements for home delivery.
The following links contain information & photos of a few of the
many activities enjoyed in the Lind Community. Be patient as it
takes a while for the pictures to load!
2013 Santa and
Christmas Parade Photos
...and while you're viewing the pictures, put on your
thinking cap and plan to design and enter your
float in 2014 Christmas Parade. The only 'rule' is that
your entry must have lights.
Prizes awarded to all who enter!
honoring the local farmers, their history and the
HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER MT. ST. HELENS AND THE DAY HER
FURY BURIED US IN ASH?
Click here for a refresher course!
Mt. St. Helens
For a fun read, click
the Wheat. Local
citizens provided us
will be posted for one month
Jack C. Scheeler
posted October 13, 2014
Stanley James Haase
posted September 17, 2014
Marjorie L Hays
posted September 17, 2014
IS LIND LOCATED?
Other Stories of Interest
A Trip back in Time ~ page 1
For more old time photographs visit
Adams County Historical Society
Avenue of Flags
Sagebrush to Satellite
The Skies Over Lind
Lind's Historic FACTS
from the September Centennial Calendar
(all the following events happened in the month of
These events were gathered (through micro-film) from past Lind
As a Centennial project, Karla Fowles & Carol Kelly made & designed
the Centennial Calendar to honor Lind's growth. The information was
help from historian, Georgia Hays, who directed the journey of
Lind's past, in the Adams County
Historical Society building in Lind, WA. The project was completed
in time to honor
Lind's Centennial Celebration in
1935 - Lewis Emerson purchased Dirstine Drug and renamed it Lind
1911 - President Taft stops in Lind. (and a footnote: Everyone
should smile whether you like him or not".
1960 - Merlin Wallace purchases Union Oil Dealership
1901 - J.J. Merriman Sells the cemetery to
the town for $50
1958 - Empire Cafe Open and Mrs. Maier & Mrs. Jungbloom become
1903 - Lind Curfew Ordinance with 16 years old & younger off
streets by 8 p.m.
1904 - East bound passenger train wrecks on Providence Hill
1946 - Lind's first FFA Chapter
1887 - Lind's first post office closes
1984 - Hank Thompson appears in Lind
1952 -- Operation Skywatch organized
Other Community Links
May ~ Ritzville Alumni Banquet
3rd weekend in September
2015 ~ Ritzville Classic Car Show
June 12, 13, 14 ~ Lind's 2015 Derby Extravaganza Weekend
June, 2015 ~ Washtucna's Classic Auto Show
Labor Day Weekend, 2015 ~ Ritzville's Wheat Land Communities Fair
Visit the Lind's Weekend Page
July 13, 2014
Webmaster, Carol Kelly