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Courthouse lawn filled for ceremony

Whereas Memorial Day is primarily a holiday to remember those veterans that have laid down their lives for this country, Veterans Day emphasizes honor and gratitude to living veterans for…

Orrick teacher spends thousands clearing name

Last Thursday, Orrick City Council met and it was not just business as usual. Educator Terry Callaway of Orrick met with the council regarding a very personal matter – that…

Kids’ knowledge leads to payday

Area middle school kids have some extra money in their pockets thanks to what they’ve learned about illegal drugs and alcohol. The Northland Coalition along with Tri-County Mental Health Services…

Local schools prepare for Veterans Day

Though Veterans Day is actually tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 11, students at Richmond Middle School will be welcoming local veterans today. A special assembly will be this morning, honoring local veterans.…

Fire destroys Douglass School in Lexington

Lexington Firefighters control the blaze that destroyed an apartment building, formerly the Douglass School, on Friday afternoon. Lexington Fire Department responded to the call at 1 p.m. and left the…

Man charged with incest will face jury trial

A man accused of having sex with two of his daughters and getting one of them pregnant will go before a jury to be tried. Rodney Williams of Richmond is…

City will take over former Geisinger property

A legal battle between the city of Richmond and the former owners of the now torn down Geisinger building is finally ending. Ray County Circuit Court Judge Werner Moentmann rendered…

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…

Youthful patriots show their spirit

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” And so it was. This quote by Gerald Stanley Lee describes the patriotic program presented by the fifth graders of Sunrise…

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…