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Rural Internet: a work in progress

Chris Clampitt and his family do a lot of living online. As with many families in America, it’s where life happens. His kids rely on it to get a lot…

Rite of summer: Richmond bands prepare for camps

Three summer band camps are planned for the month of July by new Richmond Director of Bands Jeff Clymore. The Richmond Middle School Band will meet July 6, 7, 9,…

Making hay (and wheat) while the sun shines

Dry weather and low humidity aided in the harvest of wheat and hay this week in Ray County. This combine was seen along Highway 10 in south Richmond yesterday. Farmers…

Sims Order of Protection denied

Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler was denied an order of protection ex parte Friday against Police Chief Troy Sims. Judge David Busch denied the order after two hours of testimony, bookended…

Orrick High School office undergoing renovations

The Orrick R-XI Board of Education met in regular session Monday, June 22. After calling the meeting to order, the board immediately went into closed session. After returning to open…

Old West flavor part of Grand Opening festivities

“Good morning, sir, may I take your order?” asked the employee at Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell during the Grand Opening Saturday, June 27. “Hand over the chicken and nobody will…

Investigators search former Ronald Wrisinger home

On Thursday, various law enforcement personnel walked through the house and around the property formerly owned by Ronald Wrisinger at the time his wife and daughter disappeared 23 years ago.…

City Council gets advice on labor negotiations

Richmond City Council received clarification and advice from Ivan Schraeder, labor relations attorney and expert in collective bargaining, about the Richmond Fire Department’s union at Tuesday’s meeting. The firefighters voted…

Norborne pulls together with help of neighboring towns

“In Norborne we pull together, no matter what,” said Jessica Miller, president of the Norborne Fire Department Auxiliary. “Once we got over the initial shock, we got to work.” According…

KFC/Taco Bell Grand Opening this Saturday

A combination of the old west, a Mexican fiesta and a hometown festival are in store for area residents at the Richmond KFC/Taco Bell’s grand opening this Saturday. Festivities begin…