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State Bank celebrates 70 years

On July 1, 1940, Hardin State Bank opened its doors for the first time. Over the years, it transitioned into Ray County Bank and finally State Bank, which this month…

Movie Gallery closes Sunday

Movie Gallery, 801 E. South St., will roll the final credits Sunday when it closes its doors for good. The Movie Gallery chain announced in early June that it would…

Quiet holiday weekend for law enforcement

A tragic death stood out during an otherwise-quiet Fourth of July weekend for Ray County-area law enforcement. The death of 24-year-old Ryan Bunch of Richmond, killed when a train collided…

Judge grants continuances for last Mohler trial settings

Two more Mohler-family court appearances on Tuesday in Lafayette County resulted in continuances granted to the state. Burrell E. Mohler Jr. of Independence and Jared L. Mohler of Columbia made…

Tractor-train crash kills Richmond man

A collision between a train and a tractor took a Richmond man’s life this past weekend. Ryan Glenn Bunch, 24, was killed around 1:21 p.m. Saturday when a train struck…

Reardon faces May 2011 trial in Thomas murder

One of Carol A. Thomas’s three alleged assailants now knows when he’ll face a jury. James P. Reardon of Independence will stand trial March 21, 2011, on one charge each…

Applications begin for Salvation Army’s back-to-school program

Judy Zilliox, a caseworker for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Services division in Richmond, isn’t far off when she estimates what school supplies can cost the average family. “It’s getting worse…

Sportsman’s Paradise

No one would confuse Sunshine Lake with Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock or Lake Taneycomo. There are no tourists, party boats or shops hawking sun block, wine coolers and…

Trials set for David, Roland Mohler

Two out of the six members of the Mohler family accused of rape received trial dates from a Clay County judge Thursday afternoon. Judge Larry Harman assigned Roland N. Mohler,…

Woodrail sewer issues back in city discussions

The Richmond Public Works Committee wants to give Woodrail subdivision residents answers to their questions about sewer repairs ­— almost as badly as residents of the subdivision want to hear…