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1920s friendship quilt finds its way back home to Ray County

A friendship quilt containing the names of 30 Ray County contributors from the early 1920s was recently added to the collection at Ray County Historical Museum. Richmond-area residents Beverly and…

First hurdle cleared for downtown apartments

Questions remain, but the Richmond Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved an ordinance draft Tuesday that would allow for rentable apartments on the square. Downtown Development Committee Chairman Jerry McCarter…

Body of teenager identified

The skeletal remains found Aug. 10 near Wood Heights have been identified as those of 17-year-old Cody Holtsclaw of Wood Heights, a student at Excelsior Springs High School. Ray County…

Cause of house fire: arson

Richmond firefighters have deemed an Aug. 12 house fire an arson but have continued their investigation. The incendiary blaze started in a ground-floor kitchen closet at 413 Tribble St. in…

Woman’s efforts spare pound pets a lethal fate

Katie Lappin isn’t a fan of the terms used to describe the fate of pets that go unclaimed after five days at Richmond’s animal shelter. “I don’t like to sugar-coat…

Saling receives 18 years in Thomas murder plea

One of Carol A. Thomas’s three assailants will spend nearly two decades in prison for her part in a 2009 kidnapping and murder. Judge David H. Miller handed Jennifer L.…

Norborne Soybean Fest: a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n roll

Tradition rules the Ray and Carroll County area. But to take a line from what Charlea Finley borrowed Friday from Donny Osmond, the 2010 Norborne Soybean Festival was “a little…

Finance Committee weighs city’s REDI agreement

Richmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) board members and economic development consultant Terry Rumery of Chillicothe firm Rumery & Associates gave the Richmond Finance Committee a progress report Thursday evening. Board…

New faces, new positions: Area schools back in session next week

When the school bell rings in Richmond, Hardin and Orrick next week, students and parents can expect to see some new faces – and old faces in new positions –…

County completes its part in Aug. 3 election certification

Election officials completed the certification process of the Aug. 3 Ray County primary on Thursday at the courthouse. Election Clerk Lori Naylor said the findings will be mailed today to…