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A new place to make the grade

By David Knopf-News Editor Amber (Browne) Shull was just 17 when she left Richmond High School without a diploma. She would’ve graduated with the class of 2001, but was drawn…

LET US GIVE THANKS

There are many things we’re thankful for this year, both large and small. Later this week, the Thanksgiving feast will be a time to bring family and friends together and…

After 53 years, Hardin grad reunited with ring

By David Knopf-News Editor Ed Wolfe and his buddies were doing what Hardin teenagers did on weekends in the early ’60s. They cruised the back roads, maybe sowed some oats…

Riverside police donates free cruiser to Orrick PD

By David Knopf-News Editor Christmas came early for the city of Orrick last week, early enough to be celebrated on Thanksgiving. Two officers from the police department in Riverside pulled…

City’s sewer treatment plant project near completion

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher 1:37 p.m., Oct 6 was a significant moment for City Administrator Ron Brohammer. He pulled up Public Work Superintendent Dale Shipp’s text message with that…

Nov. 4 election results

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS RAY COUNTY State Auditor Tom Schweich (R)     3733   66.39% Sean O’Toole (L)       1401   24.92% Rodney Farthing (C)  478     8.5% Write-in                      11       .2% Statewide Tom Schweich (R)    …

Cut to the Chase: Farms offering agritourism attraction grew 42.5 percent in latest AG Census

By Rebecca French Smith Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of the summer…

Breeder working to prevent cross-pollination

By Ken Roseboro For nearly 15 years, Frank Kutka has been working to prevent genetically modified (GMO) corn from cross-pollinating with organic and other corn varieties. Kutka, a plant breeder,…

NASS agriculture, weather, grain stock reports

Missouri grain stocks Old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014, totaled 24.0 million bushels, up 39 percent from Sept. 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled 8.50 million…

Ray Health Department administering flu shots throughout county

Ray County Health Department is offering flu shots this fall at different locations and times. “Now is the best time to get your influenza vaccination,” said Stacey Cox, R.N. and…