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Messer pleads guilty to forcible rape

An Orrick man has pleaded guilty to rape. Tyler D. Messer, 23, will have a sentencing hearing on July 23 after his attorney requested a sentencing evaluation report from the…

Cub Play

Cub Scout Day Camp is being held in Richmond this year, at the Ray County Fairgrounds. Cubbies and leaders from Lexington, Carrollton, Richmond and Odessa were already setting up camp…

Gills featured in Mayo Clinic magazine

Ray and Lucille Gill’s generosity is well known in Ray County. However, the couple’s philanthropy is now known worldwide as they were recently highlighted in Mayo Clinic’s Mayo Magazine. The…

A touch of color

“It’s a group effort,” said Richmond High School Art Teacher Jared Ripley (seated beneath the scaffold). “It started out as the RHS Art Club, but really is a volunteer effort…

Councilmen challenge former councilman’s appointment to board

Some current city councilmen are now challenging the appointment of a former city councilman to the Board of Zoning Adjustments. Last month Mayor Lance Green appointed former Councilman Scott Marshall…

Committee recommends city legals, advertising return to Richmond

The Richmond Ordinance Committee will recommend passage of an ordinance that would bring legal and bid advertisements back to Richmond. The recommendation came with little discussion on Friday afternoon, but…

Locals travel to other states to raise money for charities

With Relay for Life coming up this weekend, the subject of walking for a cure is an ongoing theme throughout the year. Two individuals with local ties will represent Richmond…

Hospital board welcomes third generation of Swaffords

Gary Swafford took over for his father recently, much like his father did for his grandfather 27 years ago. Bob Swafford was court appointed as a trustee on Ray County…

Jobs in supply for area youth

Dubbed the “Next Generation Jobs Team,” positions are open to residents ages 16-24 of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties that meet criteria. “We have eight-week positions. It’s a…

City, County 911 Dispatch inch closer to consolidation

Delegations from the city of Richmond and Ray County 911 Dispatch met last night and moved closer to a deal that would bring the two dispatch centers together. Richmond Police…