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Chief Sims ordeal continues

Though not yet ready to be filed, the lawsuit between Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims and the city of Orrick is beginning to take shape. David Lunceford, the Lee’s Summit…

Humane Society over capacity with cats, dogs

Some of the most helpless victims of tough economic times are showing up at shelters across the United States and Ray County is feeling the pinch. On Saturday, the Ray…

Burns Title Building: ‘very bad’ damage

The team at Burns Title will still be in business but displaced, thanks to last Friday’s early morning storm. Powerful winds and rain visited a familiar curse on Sandy Burns’…

Allwood stresses a tight budget

Although auditors said the city’s finances are “heading in the right direction,” Richmond Finance Director Melanie Allwood considers last year’s cuts as the first step. Allwood emphasized that the city…

She’s a crack shot

Katelyn Hoskins, at 15 years old, has a smile as wide as the big bronze-colored belt buckle she wears. The Rayville teen also happens to be an accomplished shot with…

From judging to tasting to purchase, a ham’s journey

Hams have been gracing the homes, farms, garages, etc., of 4-H families throughout the county for several months. 4-H ‘hammers’ do all they can in the curing process and hope…

Chainsaws cleaning debris were in high gear; power restored to most customers

The Sonic Drive-In marquee in Richmond declared over the weekend “boil order lifted.” The people driving cars and trucks loaded down with wind-downed tree limbs had to think on that…

Harvesters serving more Ray County families

“For our last distribution day, June 24, we had 44 families show up. That’s up significantly,” said Pastor Fred Kelly of the Fleming Baptist Church where the Harvesters food is…

Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing

Like all of the other Dolphins swimmers, Abby Burton of Hardin lined up on the starting block. It gets quiet, tension builds and the whistle blows. Like all of the…

Torrential rains creates flooding, sewage problems

Mother Nature roared down on Richmond around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, ravaging trees and knocking out power to around 1,500 area residents. The entire town was littered with leaves, limbs…