GOD BLESS THE USA!
 

WELCOME to Lind!  
2014

With sizzling temperatures, farmers
have moved to the fields for harvest

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 Neilson                                                          James Neilson
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 flat lands 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 sage brush. 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! 

We are located to the west of the famous Palouse Hills & east of the Cascade Mountain range, separating Washington into two very distinct & different land areas.
Lind accumulates approximately 10 inches of rain a year, (anyway, we pray for that average) & enjoys four very distinct seasons. 

Look for more news pertaining to Lind's history at the bottom of the page!

Welcome!
 


UPCOMING EVENTS!
Recently, the Lions mailed the form for the 2015 Community Calendar
and the Christmas Card Board
.
Please submit your information as soon as possible so there is no delay
with the delivery of your calendar. You will receive a form in the mail
or you can print one here and mail to the
Lind Lions Club
% Sharon Englehart
PO Box 37
Lind, WA 99341

Follow the link below for the calendar form

 

 Derby Pictures, 2014!
 For a special trip through the Derby Extravaganza Weekend, check out all the pages.
With photos from three different sources, 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 Photos

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!
 

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





Logo designed by Mark Thorne


For 2015 Derby Weekend Schedule & Information:

Click on 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 Journal at ritzvillejournal@smugmug.com 

To order photographs, get in touch with either Stephen or the Journal.

2014 Derby Photos
The pages are complete. Please email me if you find
errors in spelling or information!
Click here:



WELCOME!
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!


BUSINESSES

 


SCHOOLS


CHURCHES


HOSPITAL
CLINICS

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,
ask questions,
become informed!
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, Carin Monroe

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 resume meetings in September.
They are always looking for extra help, so get involved and help them to promote the Lind Community.
Currently, the 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
does throughout the year.


About the Lind Lions Club:
Click Here:



Lind Senior Center

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.
email: lindseniorcenter@centurylink.net


The following links contain information & photos of a few of the
many activities enjoyed in the Lind Community. Be patient as it sometimes
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! 
 


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?
Click here for a refresher course!
Mt. St. Helens



For a fun read, click the Wheat. Local citizens provided us
with MANY grand memories! 
click here:
       


Obituaries
Obituaries will be posted for one month
Wesley Leo Plager
                                 July 26, 2014
Gale O. Gfeller                                           July 26, 2014

 


 

 

WHERE IS LIND LOCATED?

Other Stories of Interest

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

For more old time photographs visit
Adams County Historical Society

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

Lind's Historic FACTS
from the August Centennial Calendar
(all the following events happened in the month of August)
These events were gathered (through micro-film) from past Lind papers

1936 - Electric Range costs $54

1975 - Outside wheat piles contains 1,250,000 bushes

1908 - Bluestem wheat $0.82 per bushel

1894 - First Saloon opens in Lind

1947 - New Rodeo Grounds west of town seats 2,000

1963 - School enrollment at 375 students

1912 - Commercial Hotel burns (corner of 2nd & L)

1908 - Ordinance to establish sewer system

1969 - Kasper's Restaurant closes doors

1967 - Jim & Jean Stevenson purchase Carlock Grocery

1976 - Bud's Electric opens

 

Other Community Links
May ~ Ritzville Alumni Banquet

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

May  ~ Ritzville Classic Car Show

June 12, 13, 14 ~ Lind's Derby Extravaganza Weekend

June  ~ Washtucna's Classic Auto Show

August 28-31 ~ Ritzville's Wheat Land Communities Fair







Page updated July 13, 2014
Webmaster, Carol Kelly