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Award-winning art by RHS students displayed at local show

Editor Leah Wankum contributed to this story Art students at Richmond High School took home several awards for their submitted artwork April 28. Emily Morlan, art teacher at Richmond High School,…

Retirement is not in this Stet firefighter’s vocabulary

Gary Hall: First responder, paramedic By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Gary Hall, 70, of Stet, has had a long list of jobs in his life. But there are two careers that…

Bookworms become bikers

Masonic lodge program encourages students to read to win a bicycle By Leah Wankum, Editor “It’s so important that you are reading on your own or that someone is reading…

Fallen white oak near Orrick was hundreds of years old

By Leah Wankum, Editor High winds knocked down a tall bit of history last weekend in rural Orrick. The white oak tree that stood sentinel for hundreds of years on…

Morel Mushrooms

  It’s that time of the year to go mushroom hunting.  There is nothing better than a plate of fresh fried morel mushrooms unless you try them sautéed, baked or…

GoFundMe: Online aid sought to help restore area man’s loss of hearing

Step-daughter reaches out to help volunteer get help By Liz Johnson/Staff Writer Bob Rimmer and his therapy/volunteer dog Roxy are familiar faces around Ray County, especially at Shirkey Nursing and…

Jack Remembers: Protecting baby quail at any cost

Carl Shelby lived in Oak Grove for 85 years.  His great-grandfather was Civil War Gen. Joe Shelby. Carl graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1932 and was the Phillips…

Pat’s Pantry – Hawaiian Crowd Pleaser

  Let’s take a trip to the tropics with fruitful flavor from pineapple, peaches and a zesty lemon glaze from this aloha chicken.   ALOHA CHICKEN   4 boneless skinless chicken…

Hardin native remembers his grandfather’s years as a riverboat captain

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Summer months spent on the Missouri River with his grandfather color the memory of Hardin native Tom King. Those memories speak of a carefree childhood…

A life spent navigating the Mighty Missouri

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer We live our lives along the fierce Missouri River and have an ease of crossing from one side to the other by virtue of good…