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Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

RHS grad a fatality in motorcycle accident

A Richmond man was killed June 25 when his 1981 Honda motorcycle crashed in Ray County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year old Robert Foster, a former Spartans…

Orrick biker’s memory lives: Tornado donation made to honor Joe ‘Puddy’ Loyd

By David Knopf, News Editor Orrick Mayor Cindy Lampton sat in a small office at city hall, going through old text messages and email, and waiting on visitors. Lampton had…

The Big Bang: American Celebration July 3 at Southview Park

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce brings its family-friendly American Celebration to Southview Park Thursday, July 3. The night kicks off with a free swim at Southview Pool from 5:30…

Slow-cooked specialties

With the heat of summer slowing everyone down, we don’t need to heat up the kitchen to make a great meal. Gather the ingredients and throw them in a slow…

Ray went all out to unveil dough boy

By Linda Emley On July 13, 1894, a boy named Gavrilo Princip was born in Bosnia. He was one of nine children. All but three of the Princip children died…

Two dogs and a cat ready to become part of a household

The following descriptions are furnished first-hand by a volunteer for the Humane Society of Ray County. Gloria McFadden has met all the animals she describes, then photographs them and sends…

Jack Remembers: Some close-by destinations more worth waiting for than others

By Linda Emley Today I had a Facebook friend from Texas walk into the museum. I got a hug and then we spent the day hanging out on the hill.…

Jack Remembers: In 1960, some Missourians worried Pope might run the show

By Jack Hackley In 1960, it was Floyd Gibson’s turn to be governor. The lawyer from Independence was president pro-tem of the Senate and would first be lieutenant governor, then…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…