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Getting around in London? Don’t anger the lift

By Jason Offutt Author’s note: I recently spent three and a half weeks teaching in London. The next few weeks I’ll explore what it was like living in that city.…

Now, the rest of the story to the catfish caught in that ‘old dirty farm pond’

To the Editor: I’m no Paul Harvey but … When the lake was built it was originally to be for our own and the neighbor’s private use and the minnows…

Anne Katherine Stegner Willig

Anne Katherine Stegner Willig, 90, of Lexington, Missouri passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July…

Estenbaum sentenced in H-C assault

After hearing from two victims, victims’ parents, several prosecution witnesses and both attorneys, Judge Larry Dale Harman on Friday sentenced Randy Estenbaum to a term of five years — with…

Local woman’s information enabled Union troops to turn Bloody Bill Anderson’s tactics against him

By Brent Beckett, special to the Richmond News Editor’s note: In conjunction with a recent Civil War exhibit hosted by the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives, area historian Brent Beckett…

Jo’s Jottings: Summer busy reunion season, but also a time for celebrations

By Jo Ellen Dale Hoey and Leona Love will be celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary on June 30 and the family requests a card shower to honor them.  They are…

FSA committee nomination period open; applications due Aug. 1

Jarrell Foreman, executive director of Ray/Clay County USDA Farm Service Agency, announced that county committee election nominations began June 17. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and…

Shelter running 2-for-1 special on ‘roomie’ cats

The Humane Society of Ray County has a selection of adoptable cats and dogs at its shelter. Regular adoption days are each Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at 200…

Field Crops Report: Steady spell of dry weather allows farmers to match typical planting pace

Through June 24 Agricultural Summary Farmers took advantage of mostly dry weather to catch up planting progress to the normal pace. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture…

Village Idiot: My parents wrecked my life by naming me Jim

By Jim Mullen I don’t know what my parents were thinking, sticking me with a weird name like Jim. Why couldn’t they have named me something cool, like Hal 2000…