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Sunrise Elementary has new leadership

Justin Mefferd is the new principal at Sunrise Elementary. Mefferd served as the assistant principal at Sunrise during the 2008-09 school year and replaces Megan Owens as principal this year.…

Procession winds around courthouse for Commissioner Adams

Flags were flown at half staff in honor of Jeff “Puff” Adams. Ray County offices were also closed Wednesday and courts ended at noon. The funeral procession of Ray County…

A store where ‘everyone knows your name’

In life, it seems we’re often wanting to or being asked if we’d like to “supersize” that. And, oftentimes we do. Sometimes, though, just as in the theme song from…

State gives go-ahead on new fire station

Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) gave final approval for the construction of the Hardin’s new fire station, located on 1st Street in downtown, at last week’s city council meeting.…

County Drug Court not a ‘walk in the park’

The Richmond Kiwanis Club’s luncheon dessert Tuesday consisted of a helping of the honest truth about Drug Court. Ray County Prosecutor Jim Thompson, who admittedly “typically doesn’t do public speaking…

Orrick man sentenced to 20 years in prison

Tyler D. Messer, 23, of Orrick was sentenced by Judge Kevin Walden to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to forcible rape charges from the July 7, 2008 incident.…

Presiding Commissioner dies at age 51

Ray County lost one of its “good guys” Sunday. Presiding County Commissioner and lifelong Richmond resident Jeff “Puff” Adams died after suffering an apparent heart attack during church services at…

Richmond enrollment numbers slightly down

Though the enrollment numbers won’t be considered final for several weeks yet, early numbers indicate the Richmond R-XVI School District has grown a bit – if you count the preschoolers.…

Offutt preps two new paranormal volumes

If Jason Offutt loves any two worldly things, those things might very well be having broad experiences and keeping busy. The Orrick High School graduate loves the town so much,…

Council, Childers nix pay increase

Richmond’s finance committee may have made some of the fiscal year 2010 budget’s easiest progress yet. The committee agreed with City Administrator Rick Childers to forego a pay increase for…