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Hopes for Miss America

Miss Missouri Lacey Fitzgerald stepped onto a plane yesterday and will begin her quest for the Miss America title today in Las Vegas, Nev. Fitzgerald said on Wednesday that she…

Orrick teen charged with manslaughter

Ray County Prosecutors have dropped vehicular assault charges against an Orrick teen and have now charged him with involuntary manslaughter. Cody Kolosick is now charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving…

City’s lime sludge at critical levels

The city’s lime sludge at the city water plant has reached critical levels, and those in charge say something needs to be done now. The city council voted 5-3 last…

Nance will play a bigger role in Jefferson City this year

Ray County should be well represented when it comes to discussing two of the hottest issues during last year’s campaign. Rep. Bob Nance, R-Excelsior Springs, is expected to be appointed…

Messy fun

Five-year-old Clayton Snead seems to be having a lot of fun at the Parent As Teachers activity Tuesday evening, Jan. 13. The cold temperatures didn’t keep parents and their young…

Governor gets to work quickly on job creation

Gov. Jay Nixon wasted no time trying to stimulate job growth on his first full day in office on Tuesday. Nixon signed three executive orders aimed at stimulating and retaining…

Commissioners working daily to formulate budget

Ray County Commissioners are meeting on a daily basis trying to hammer out a budget. The process can be difficult with an economic environment that is volatile and increasing costs.…

Hot blaze on a frigid day

The owners of this home near Pine and Bissel Streets in Orrick could only watch as an Orrick firefighter makes his way into their home on Wednesday afternoon, putting out…

Rose Court Motel gets new life

Rose Court was a faded relic from a bygone day. The early 1950s motor court on old Highway 10 was considered a fleabag, a place where you wouldn’t want to…

Charges dropped against wife and friend of man accused of incest

Charges have been dropped against the wife of a Richmond man accused of incest. Kimberly Potter, the wife of Rodney Williams, will not face felony charges of tampering with a…