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Convicted kidnapper now caught for stealing

An Excelsior Springs man convicted of child stealing in Oklahoma in July has now been convicted of property theft in Ray County. William David Rowland, 18, was sentenced to five…

Mail scam using local business name

If you get a sweepstakes letter alerting you that you’ve been chosen as a winner, think twice. Scam artists are sending out official-looking Publisher’s Clearing House letters to recipients, telling…

Residents will see some relief in heating bills

With an economic downturn facing the country the last couple of months, Missourians have been looking for answers to save on energy. They just got some good news. Empire Gas,…

Nance re-elected to third term, Clemens secures final run

Rep. Bob Nance will head back to Jefferson City for his third term representing Missouri’s 36th District. Nance garnered 60.5 percent of the 15,888 ballots that were cast in the…

Missouri proved to be a tough battleground

America asked for change and it happened. Missouri proved to be a battleground state throughout the campaign and it showed in the polls with a tight race going to Sen.…

Spoiled ballots lead to late returns in County

Expectations were high for voter turnout in Ray County this year. Although not as high as expected, nearly 66 percent of registered voters in Ray County participated. County Clerk Lynn…

Christmas comes to Richmond early this Friday

The goblins are gone. But, Santa Claus will take their place this weekend at Richmond’s 26th Annual Christmas Open House, beginning this Friday. The original open house coincided with the…

How Ray County voted

President McCain/Palin 5593 Obama/Biden 5241 Barr/Root 47 Baldwin/Castle 72 Nader/Gonzales 96 Write-ins 35 Governor Kenny Hulshof 3899 Jay Nixon 6670 Andrew Finkenstadt 129 Gregory Thompson 212 Write-ins 2 Lieutenant Governor…

Park board just waiting on the money

Some park projects are underway, but some are waiting on the money to arrive. Last week, the Richmond City Council approved the signing of loan documents for the Park Board…

Record numbers head to the polls

Isaac Heil, 4, of Richmond, (foreground) waits with his father, Matt, in the line to vote at the Ray County Courthouse. The large number of early-morning voters created long lines…