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Ray shelter among 3 state grant recipients

Ray County Humane Society President Carol Williamson was in Kansas City earlier today to accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The ceremony was to take place at…

Orrick poised to exit DUI checkpoints

Wood Heights might soon be the last DUI checkpoint standing. Orrick’s Board of Aldermen hasn’t decided whether or not their city will keep aiding Rural Alcohol and Drug Enforcement (RADE)…

‘He’s written his name in your hearts’

His life may have been cut short, but Ryan Bunch died doing what he loved most – driving a big green tractor. He might have been touched – maybe overwhelmed…

Camden couple give city kids a day in the country

It’s not often that a business relationship leads to melted hearts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But it’s what brought Diane Wolfe, an event planner who lives in Camden, and inner-city kids…

City firefighter schedules, OT under review

Ed Lee Swafford, Richmond’s interim city administrator, believes the time isn’t right to address the State Auditor’s recommendations on scheduling firefighters. The city can’t fully respond to the state’s firefighter…

Saling pleads to 2nd-degree murder

One of Carol A. Thomas’ three alleged assailants pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday afternoon. Ray County Prosecutor Bryan McMahon accepted Jennifer L. Saling’s guilty plea and agreed to dismiss…

The most dangerous crossing

Ryan Glenn Bunch, the 24-year-old Orrick native who died July 3 in a train-tractor collision, isn’t the first person to be killed at the farm crossing, located a quarter-mile north…

Investment group acquires Bank Midwest

The company that owns Kansas City-based Bank Midwest and its 38 branches in Missouri and Kansas, including one in Richmond, has agreed to sell its assets and company name to…

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…