2015
Welcome to Lind! 
Home of the famous
Combine Demolition Derby!



 
 



What's going on in Lind?


We celebrate (?) our survival from the eruption
of Mt. St. Helens. Without even getting permission, the mountain buried the
town in 6 inches of ash, May 18, 1980. Even though it's been 35 years, we still find
reminders and remnants of that day in our history, and lots of memories...some good
some not so good! 

GET READY! IT'S TIME FOR THE 2015 COMBINE DEMOLITION DERBY!



2014 Combine Derby winners,
Palmer Phillips and Eric Labes
Kid Parade Plans are Underway!

Theme: What's in Your Toy Box?

Date: June 13, 2015 @ 10:45 AM
Awards for all participants

Click here for entry form!

 

 

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THE 2015 DERBY!
Note: Derby tickets are now available through Brown Paper Tickets!

To purchase tickets for the derby, click on the following:
For Computers, IPads, Etc.

For Mobile devices
 

  
Palmer Phillips and his efficient crew
Palmer tied for 1st place
with Eric Labes 

CAMPING IN LIND FOR THE 2015 DERBY

ATTENTION
!! RV Campsite is FULL!
However, Lind Lions have just opened a new RV parking area. The new campsite
is now available, and adjacent to the arena! (across the road)

Contact Tim Smith for more information
(509) 677-3402 or email coyoteflats54@gmail.com

ALSO, Added Derby RV Parking, south & overlooking the Arena
$50 for weekend RV camping
$30 for weekend Tent camping
Services include Limo transportation available to all campers
Will make hourly trips to and from the arena and to Slim's Bar & Grill
For more information
Contact Shane Burton
(360) 913-4417

Q & A
For more derby questions:

             
Click below for photos from 2014 derby, the 2015 Schedule of Events & the link to weekend Contacts


COMMUNITY BBQ ~ DERBY WEEKEND!

The Community BBQ is currently being planned. Enjoy a great BBQ meal at the City Park following the Grand Parade.

Click for the BBQ menu and price


Eric Labes tied for 1st place

 
For more information, check the entire web site, & follow the Journal Times for updates.

For more information, visit the Q & A page
Click here:






Logo designed by Mark Thorne

For 2015 Derby Weekend Schedule of Events: Schedule & Information:
 

 Click here for a trip through derby weekend, 2014
Click Here for great 2014 photos of all derby activities

 

TOWN OF LIND
Mayor, Jamie Schmunk

Council:
Paula Bell
Kathy White
Tom Strohmaier
Karissa Labes
Kindra Haase

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!  Be a voice! Ask questions! Attend the meetings, get acquainted with your council members,
New to Lind? Call for information on services available or visit the office, Monday-Friday
116 1/2 W. 2nd
PO Box F
Lind, WA 99341
(509) 677-3241
 

LIND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
President, PJ Jacobson
VP Bev Lomax
Secretary, Connie Field
Treasurer, Sharon Reeve

The Lind Chamber meets the 1st Monday of every month. Note: If a meeting night falls on a holiday, the chamber will meet the following week.
Meetings, are at 6:30 P.M. at the Lions Den
It is the goal of the Chamber to encourage and
welcome new businesses.
The chamber is open to all suggestions and hope to accomplish goals through the community, Lions Club, and the Town of Lind's participation.
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 will resume regular meetings in September.
They are always looking for extra help, so get involved and help them to promote the Lind Community.
Currently, the Lions will be meeting at the arena to prepare for the upcoming derby plus continuing their regular responsibilities and completing projects.
They have recently added fencing to the end of the City Park.

Note that they are now selling Brown Paper Tickets for the upcoming derby weekend. See other links for these tickets throughout the web site. 

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! They have currently installed more fencing in the City Park. Soon, their meeting nights will be at the arena where they'll be involved in projects as they get ready for the combine demolition derby. They can use your help on all projects, so become a part of this very active group.   


Be sure and check out the following link to be informed on the many clubs activities.


About the Lind Lions Club:
Click Here:



City Slickers, driven by Ed Favilla, Seattle
was the winner of Best Decorations! Not only did Ed get his combine ready
for battle, he also made (sewed, too) the decorations which
adorned his combine. (Of course, he had a lot of help from his
very talented sister, Teresa Longmeier!)

Lind Senior Center

117 North "I" Street
PO Box 345
Lind, WA 99341-0345
Phone: (509) 677-3620
Senior Meals are served at noon at the Lind Senior Center,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday.
Call the Senior Center by 9:30 if you plan to join them.

If you are unable to join them, meals can be ordered and delivered to your front door!
For home delivery, call the center by 9:30 am.

Prices are $4.00 per meal!

email: lindseniorcenter@centurylink.net

 


BUSINESSES

 


SCHOOLS


CHURCHES


HOSPITAL
CLINICS

NEW IN LIND!

LIND COMMUNITY LIBRARY

For more information, click on the following link for April Activities & Events


Lind Middle School
507 N E Street
Lind, WA 99341
           
D OF T

Christmas Parade Photos
...and while you're viewing the pictures, put on your thinking cap and plan to design and enter your
float in 2015 Christmas Parade. The only 'rule' is that your entry must have lights. Takes a lot of
planning and commitment to participate. Be a part of the community. It's a fun time for everyone so GET INVOLVED!
Prizes awarded to all who enter! 


Parade
 

Santa
 


NEW!
AGRICULTURAL pages honoring the local farmers, their history and the industry!
Agriculture


HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER MT. ST. HELENS AND THE DAY HER FURY BURIED US IN ASH?
It's been 35 years since she erupted in a fury that many of us still remember!
Click here for a refresher course!
Mt. St. Helens


 


For a fun read, click the Flag. Local citizens provided us
with MANY grand memories! If you have a story you'd like
submitted, send to me.
click flowers below:



 

         
         
         
   


       

   
   

Obituaries
Obituaries will be posted for one month

Mary Kay Pence
posted April 22, 2015


 

   
     
     


 

WHERE IS LIND LOCATED?

Other Stories of Interest

A Trip back in Time ~ page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4

To view more old time photographs visit
Adams County Historical Society.com

picture compliments of Sidney Wahl
Sarah Ellen (Smart) Richardson
Born: January 13, 1873
Died: January 26, 1978

Sarah Richardson was the Great Aunt to Sidney Smart Wahl. (next to the cook shack door).

The cook shack was an integral part of a harvest. Harvest was a full-day's work and going back to
the house for a meal was not even considered. Thus, a cook shack was pulled into a
field where two cooks provided meals for a the huge harvest crew! It was an all day job preparing the
food, serving it, then preparing for the dinner meal. With no running water, no electricity, no conveniences, harvest days were long and difficult. Apparently, the hard work was good for Sarah, as she
lived to be 105!  Those who knew her always marveled at her strength and her beauty, stating that she was truly an amazing woman. 

Avenue of Flags
Centennial Monument
Sagebrush to Satellite
The Skies Over Lind

 

As a Centennial project, Karla Fowles & Carol Kelly made & designed
the Centennial Calendar to honor Lind's growth. The information was gathered with 
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 first 100 years.
Thus, if you think your favorite newspaper is full of interesting, thought provoking articles, then read the articles taken
from past Lind newspapers, most of them from the early 1900's
Check it out...MORE Historic FACTS
News articles
from the 1988 Centennial Calendar
The following news items were gathered (through micro-film) from past Lind papers.


COMMUNITY NEWS
1900
A "lady" of exceedingly easy virtue and a "gentleman friend" with an inordinate supply of immaculate gall struck town one day last week. They pitched a tent up in the east end of town and hung out a red light. There was a kick made and the Deputy Sheriff gave them a pretty straight tip to the effect that Lind was a good town to get out of. They got!
1900
A local citizen took his departure to enter the Northern Indiana College of Pharmacy to be converted into a pill and powder constructor. It will take him at least a year to complete his course in college.
1901
A "lady" of exceedingly easy virtue and a "gentleman friend" with an inordinate supply of immaculate gall struck town one day last week. They pitched a tent up in the east end of town and hung out a red light. There was a kick made and the Deputy Sheriff gave them a pretty straight tip to the effect that Lind was a good town to get out of. They got.
1910
One day this week a fellow had the cast iron nerve to steal a hat belonging to our police judge. He was captured by an officer and it's presumed he will be duly executed.
1920
"The showers that fell this week have broadened the smiles of the Lind farmers by several inches. The rain last Sunday and Monday soaked the ground up considerable and will go a long way to help the wheat crop mature. Some of the early wheat are already beginning to head out."

a local farmer living on Rattlesnake Flats brought in a specimen of this wheat to the editor which measured 42 inches high. This is just an average specimen of the 600 acres and he espects to get about 35 bushes per acre unless it is damaged by the hot weather. The farmer always seems to raise a good crop.
 

SPORTS NEWS
1920

The Lind Boys played a rotten game on their home ground the last week. One player from the disastrous game ended up losing nine teeth. What a game!!! As a reporter, I hate to ever see another like it.
1901
"Well, well, well; We beat Ritzville all to -------well, well well. Last Sunday the Ritzville nine and the Lind team met on the local diamond and Ritzville's hide is hanging over our back yard fence. The local team won and the Lind is "it" with a big T---baseballistically speaking. It was a snappy little scrappy little game from start to finish and the fans had continuous earsplitting 'rooting' that would strain most anything but leather lungs!!!"

HEALTH NEWS
1903
"An undisclosed name had the piles. Doctors and dollars could do him no everlasting good. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cured him and permanently. Invaluable for cuts, burns, bruises, sprains, eczema, tetter, and other skin diseases. Look for the name DeWitt on the package. All others are worthless, counterfeits. Sold at your local drug store."

Heard about a California girl who sent a dollar to a smart New York man in answer to his advertisement of a "Sure Cure" for freckles. He sent her the following recipe:
"Remove the freckles with a pen knife, sok them overnight in slt water, then hang them up in the smoke house in a good strong smoke made of sawdust and slippery elm bark for a week. Freckles thus treated stay cured."

WEATHER NEWS
1900
We've had a variegated assortment of cuss-provoking, weather this week. Some snow, some blow, and some great big gobs of cold!!!
1920
Can you beat it? Snow, dust, rain, and sunshine---all within an hour. Some country without a doubt.

Joe and Georgia Hays

(sent newsletters to over 145 servicemen during WWII)

Other Community Links
May ~ Ritzville Alumni Banquet
Lind Alumni Banquet

Odessa's Deutschesfest
3rd weekend in September
email
chamber@odessachamber.net

May, 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 Lind's Weekend Page


If you wish to add your activity to this page, please email me
cjkelly@ritzcom.net