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Three founders of Ray County 911 board ousted

With new appointments, neither Orrick nor any city fire protection district is represented By Leah Wankum, Editor Jason Beets, Staff Writer, contributed to this story Without prior notification,…

Shortfalls create varied budget cuts

Layoffs, budget slashes imminent in certain departments; others unscathed By Leah Wankum, Editor Going into 2017, Presiding Commissioner Gary Wilhite said the commissioners knew the county was in…

County budget axes museum salary

By a 2-0 vote, county commission grants $500 stipend for curator’s salary for February By Leah Wankum, Editor Although the Ray County Museum and historical society’s $6,000 annual…

Controversial budget open for public review

By Leah Wankum, Editor Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on the 2017 county budget. A Ray County budget that has been delayed by…

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Two losses in finals can’t dampen Spartan success at state tourney

By Russ Green/Sports Editor For the first time since a third-place showing in 2007, the…

With a little help, RHS girls grab share of third straight title

By Russ Green/Sports Editor Just a couple of days removed from an emotional loss at…

Spartans dominate Carrollton in regular-season finale

By Russ Green/Sports Editor After being held to just 9 points in the opening 8…

H-C girls fall to Santa Fe

’Dawgs take Chiefs down to the wire in regular-season finale By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond…

 

 

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Senior Center: A celebration of life

Ray County Senior Center provides socialization, meals, activities and education By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer As humans, we all value our independence. That doesn’t change after we reach…

Hi, Hi, Birdie!

Big bluebird back on display at library A 4-foot-tall bluebird “flew” into Richmond in 1976. It stayed for years, but then it disappeared. And now it’s back. The…

RMS band, vocal students perform live at music festival

By Jason Beets, Staff Writer A culmination of practice, hard work and talent resulted in a musical experience for several Richmond middle school students, some of them for…

 

Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Henry Ketron

William “Bill” Henry Ketron, of Henrietta, formerly of DeWitt, passed away at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at North Kansas…

Vickie Jean Mackey

Vickie Jean Mackey, 61, of Lowry City, formerly of Richmond, passed away Saturday Feb. 18, 2017, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation…

Mary Frances Stephens Burkhardt

Mary Frances Stephens Burkhardt , 85, of Waverly, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at KU Medical Center. Visitation was 1 to…

Leroy D. McMullen

Leroy D. McMullen, 84, of Higginsville, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at his home. Memorial services are 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21,…