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Young girl’s quick actions saved her mother’s life

Most five-year-olds don’t face the critical decision of whether to call 911 or not, but Samantha Osborn of Lawson found herself in that very predicament on July 16, 2005 when…

Christmas memories from the battlefield

Korean veteran Ira Anderson, Jr. spent two Christmases in Korea after receiving his draft card March 13, 1951. Joining the Army, hoping to be a paratrooper, Ira ended up at…

Local Salvation Army still struggling to get to goal

The evidence of leaner times showed up in the most current totals, according to Margaret Burton, treasurer of the Richmond Salvation Army. “They’re quite a bit more than normal,” Burton…

Ray County Coalition receives national attention

The Ray County Coalition’s aggressive efforts the last couple of years have paid off in national recognition. The group has learned it will be recognized by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions…

Ice machine

City crews work on a water main break in front of US Bank on North Main Street in Richmond Wednesday. At one point, witnesses said the water shot up 30…

Secret Santa surprises two women in Richmond

He wasn’t wearing a red suit, but he was Santa just the same. At least that is the sentiment of several Salvation Army shoppers who were approached by a stranger…

Richmond man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

A Richmond man who is awaiting a court date on felony statutory sodomy and child molestation charges has pled guilty to a misdemeanor sexual misconduct charge. David Hendricks withdrew his…

County walking tightrope formulating next year’s budget

The line is already forming at the Ray County Commissioner’s chambers because it’s budget time. Commissioners held a public hearing last week, and different county entities are taking turns making…

Artic nose dive

An SUV took a nose dive off the eastbound shoulder of Business 10 Highway just west of Richmond this morning. The vehicle appeared to be abandoned. (Photo by Dennis Sharkey/The…

Henrietta should be more prepared for snow next time around

Snow removal was an issue last week for the city of Henrietta but things should improve next time around. Broken equipment and vehicles were to blame for lack of road…