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Orrick man will face jury trial for alleged rape

An Orrick man charged with raping his ex-girlfriend’s mother will let a jury decide his fate. Tyler Messer has been charged with one count of forcible rape and one count…

A king is crowned

Looking absolutely stunning in his hot pink gown, Gus Hockemeier, right, is crowned Mr. Valentine by outgoing king Eric Wilson and his attendants Coleen Estes, foreground, and Stacy Santillan yesterday…

Possible solution for Hardin fire station

Hardin City Officials and the Fire District Board have come to an agreement for now on a new fire station. During the tense meeting, Hardin Public Works Director Larry Eastley…

Group makes hefty donation to Backpack Program

The Acteens from the First Baptist Church in Richmond donated 1,279 items to the Backpack Program to help students in the Richmond School District. Acteens is the youth program for…

City wants to set meeting with County 911

Under the advisement of an assessment of the city’s 911-dispatch center, the city will meet with the Ray County 911 Central Dispatch board to see if combining operations is cost…

No action taken on lime sludge contract

Half of the city’s liquid lime sludge problem is solved for now, but that’s it. The city council took no action on a contract that would remove all of the…

On Lincoln’s 200th birthday the “Modern Whig” Party makes a comeback

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today he might find some familiar and welcome company in Missouri. The “Modern Whig” Party has made a revival, and on Lincoln’s 200th birthday party…

Orrick Police Chief Sims to head new DWI task force unit

Last Thursday, Feb. 5, the Orrick City Council met in regular session with a special announcment by Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims. Sims announced he has been named the Chief…

Filling station operators split on pay before you pump issue

A recent discussion by the Richmond Public Safety Committee has caused some gas station owners to be concerned. Representatives of Ray Carroll Fuels, Bob Littleton and Paul Harris visited with…

Hardin man pleads guilty to selling meth

A Hardin man will spend the next 30 years behind bars for selling methamphetamine. Emmett Grieme was set to go to trial next month, but changed his mind last week…