GET READY FOR S BOWL 2015!
Welcome to Lind!
Write it on your
heart that every day is the best day in your life!
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is a community website. We have tried to include many of the
main events and activities
enjoyed by the Lind Community throughout the year.
Hope you enjoy
all that the web site offers!
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.
Lind's second school, below
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 wind is just a part of our daily lives. Sometimes it's
just a small breeze thankfully cooling a hot summer's night. And
then, and on many occasions, it's a huge wind storm causing power
outages, broken and uprooted trees, and the displacement of lots of
lawn furniture! Many times, the high intensity of the winds creates
blinding dust storms. It's all just a part of the daily existence of
life in Adams County.
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
check the entire web site, & follow the Journal Times for
For more information, visit the Q & A page
Lind is home to the famous Combine Demolition Derby.
the link below and visit each event and activity from the derby
extravaganza weekend, 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!
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!
Be a voice! Ask questions! Attend the meetings, get acquainted with
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, 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
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 9:30 AM to make arrangements for home delivery. Prices have
changed to $4.00 per meal!
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!
PROUD OF THE BRONCOS! PROUD OF THE BULLDOGS!
Both the High School (girls and boys) and Middle School boys are in full swing on the basketball
courts! The High School Teams are about to begin play-offs.
For game information, check the journal Times for dates and times.
2014 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 2015 Christmas Parade.
Information above! 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. GET INVOLVED!
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 Ornaments. Local
citizens provided us
Obituaries will be posted for one
posted Jan 28, 2015
posted January 28, 2015
posted January 8, 2015
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
You think you're favorite
newspaper is full of interesting, thought provoking articles? Well read
the ones taken from past Lind newspapers, most from the early 1900's.
Lind's Historic FACTS
from the 1988 Centennial Calendar
The following news items 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 first 100 years.
"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 wheats are
already beginning to head out."
"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 yeard 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!!!"
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
We've had a variegated assortment of cuss-provoking, weather this
week. Some snow, some blow, and some great big gobs of cold!!!
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
If you wish to add your activity to this page, please email me