WELCOME to Lind!  
2014

Seeding in Lind.....a long time ago!


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 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! 

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!

Amber Waves of Grain

Lind Chamber of Commerce 22nd Dinner/Auction
October 4, 2014

Tickets are available from
Connie Field 660-0080 & Carin Monroe 435-6432

Plan to attend: Great items, Gonzaga/WSU men's BB tickets, Gonzaga/SF men's BB tickets, EWU vs Montana Grizzlies Football in Cheney,
afghans, quilts, services, toys, products, Christmas signs, over night stays & much more!

Enjoy the social hour with Assorted Appetizers, followed by a catered dinner including BBQ Brisket, Ribs & Chicken, Cheesy Potatoes, Southern Baked Beans
Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls, Platters of Assorted Pickled items, Cherry Cheesecake Cobbler w/whipped cream!
Catering by Cathy Jo's Catering, Lind, WA

The auction represents Lind & area businesses.
Call for tickets!

$18.00 presale price
$20.00 at the door!
 

Truck Racing in
Nez Perce, Idaho

Lind was represented by
Josh Knodel, Nathan Knodel, Matt Miller, Kyle Young, Taylor Kerr, Shane Strohmaier
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 Championship and some extra cash!
 

 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!
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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
                          Stanley James Haase                       posted September 17, 2014                             
Marjorie L Hays                      posted September 17, 2014
    Helen (Hannahs) Franks         posted September 5, 2014
           Alice (Motley)Phillips             posted August 20, 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 September Centennial Calendar
(all the following events happened in the month of September)
These events were gathered (through micro-film) from past Lind papers.

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 Centennial Celebration in 1988.


1935 - Lewis Emerson purchased Dirstine Drug and renamed it Lind Pharmacy

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 proprietors

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

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 the Lind's Weekend Page





Page updated July 13, 2014
Webmaster, Carol Kelly