Welcome to Lind! 



Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in your life!
                               Ralph Waldo Emerson

WELCOME to 2015
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


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. 
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.  

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!

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 street lights!

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. Look below! When making the 1988 Centennial Calendar in 1988, Karla Fowles and I found many hilarious and newsy articles from some of the first Lind newspapers, found with the help of Georgia Hays, Lind's historian. Check below at Lind's Historic Facts, News Articles for an entertaining look
back into Lind's history! I think you'll agree that journalism has definitely changed!


Working on the Parade & Santa Pictures! Check the links below

Parade, 2014

Santa, 2014



Trapshooting at the Lind Gun Club
 began Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Lind Gun Club is always looking for new shooters!
It's a lot of fun, a challenge...and there are shooters available to help you
get started in a very entertaining, fun, & addictive sp

The Spokesman-Review Inland Northwest Trap Shoot is in its 97th year,
showcasing trap shooters throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
The eight-week contest is the oldest and largest shoot of its kind in the country.

The Lind Gun Club is a great place to meet new shooters!
Lunch is served there, too!

COMING SOON!  Changes relating to the Combine Demolition Derby Weekend! Watch for:

NEW PRICES ~ $50 for RV Parking

Very few camping/RV spots remaining! Don't delay
(No refunds after May 1, 2015)
$50.00 RV Parking!
Contact Tim Smith

509-677-3402 or email @ coyoteflats54@gmail.com
Q & A

Both the High School, girls and boys,  and Middle School boys  are in full swing on the basketball court!
For game information, check the journal Times for dates and times.

    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 photos and links to 2015 Schedule of Events & Contacts

2014 Derby Extravaganza Photos

NOTE: The RV Park is already 75% 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. There are very few spots available. Remember, you cannot get your
money back after May 1, 2015.
After visiting the camp ground, a few of us have decided that's the place to be during the
derby weekend. No one...and I mean NO ONE has a better time that weekend than the campers.

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 & 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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Mayor, Jamie Schmunk

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


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:


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 9:30 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 sometimes
takes a while for the pictures to load!


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! 



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

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

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

Obituaries will be posted for one month







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
News articles
from the 1988 Centennial Calendar
The following news items 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 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!!!"

"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."

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

Odessa's Deutschesfest
3rd weekend in September

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

If you wish to add your activity to this page, please email me