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First Missouri death this year from tick-borne disease reported

A 74-year-old St. Louis man died last Friday from a tick-borne disease known as ehrlichiosis, becoming the first fatality of the year linked to a disease transmitted by ticks. The…

Council brings business back to Richmond

After another round of discussions, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that would require the city’s advertising and legal business to stay in Richmond. The council…

City and Ray County 911 Dispatch agree to terms

In just a matter of weeks the city of Richmond and the Ray County 911 Dispatch Center have come to terms after three years of separation. The two parties met…

Orrick not beginning of officer’s problems

Suspended Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims will be in court next week to defend himself against a restraining order filed by Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler. Butler filed the complaint last…

County to test security measures at Henrietta jail

Ray County Courthouse employees could soon be leaving a mark on the latest security technology – a thumbprint, to be exact. Within the year, the Ray County Jail in Henrietta…

Relay raises more than $37,000

Despite the tighter economy, Relay for Life teams were able to raise $37,650.68 help find a cure for cancer during the 24-hour event, June 5-6, at the Richmond High School…

Walking for a cure

As participants walked laps around the RHS track, many looked at the names of area residents on the luminaries who have had cancer. Dean Richards, foreground, wears the purple cancer…

Tie-breaking vote by Mayor may change

In the wake of a controversial appointment to the Board of Zoning Adjustments and Appeals, the Richmond City Council is taking action. Mayor Lance Green last month appointed former Councilman…

Henrietta may look at audit

The city of Henrietta may soon go through an audit at the direction of the Board of Aldermen. The matter was discussed Friday night. City Clerk Margie Long lobbied the…

Wireless tower status in limbo pending court ruling

Orrick City Attorney Kevin Baldwin can explain the city’s stake in Crossroads Wireless’ pending bankruptcy so that an average eight-year-old Disney aficionado could understand it. “We’re the small fish caught…