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Ray Countians head to the polls Tuesday

County voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, casting party-line votes in the primary election. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Longtime incumbent U.S. Congressman…

Area kids recipients of shoe giveaway

Becky Meissen, an intake specialist for Missouri Valley Community Action Agency, was in the shoe department and in line at customer service at Walmart on Friday. But Meissen wasn’t trying…

Derstler Lumber: 50 years of heritage and hardware

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Derstler Lumber Co., supplier of lumber, hardware and home improvement products for the Richmond community since 1960. Unlike many businesses and corporations today,…

Ethics complaint dismissed

The Missouri Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint filed by the Missouri Republican Party against Barbara Lanning, a Democrat running for the District 36 House seat currently held by Republican…

Switch in phone carrier cuts city’s bill by half

Money – and how to stretch the dollar – was the overall theme of the city council meeting Tuesday night. One change approved Tuesday by the council was a switch…

Orrick taxes to increase

Barring last-minute objections on Aug. 5, Orrick citizens will pay slightly higher property taxes over the coming year. Citizens raised practically no objections Tuesday to the Board of Aldermen first…

Aid needed for water lines, pump for Ugandan school and village

Drinking water – and water for washing, cooking and livestock – flows in what Fr. George Ssebadduka describes as a “nice protected stream” at the base of a hill in…

Carrollton man pleads not guilty to drug trafficking

Ryan A. Romans, 26, of Carrollton plead not guilty Tuesday in a Ray County Circuit Court arraignment on drug charges. Romans is charged with a Class B Felony of trafficking…

Henrietta swears in two new aldermen

The June 12 resignation of Bob and Teresa Duncan left the Henrietta Board of Aldermen with two vacant seats. And at Saturday’s meeting the board not only reviewed the five…

Fixing the bridges of Ray County

“Can’t get there from here” may be as good a description as any for the bridge repairs that are under way – or will soon start – in Ray County.…