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Week of July 1

MONDAY, JULY 1 Beginning at 5:15 p.m. with weigh-in, Weight Watchers will meet at the Ray County Health Department, 820 E. Lexington St., Richmond. At 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., T.O.P.S.…

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…

You can buy my vote, but here’s how it works

By Jack Hackley When I was a kid growing up in Eastern Jackson County, two factions fought over control of the county and all the patronage jobs and other benefits.…