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Making hay (and wheat) while the sun shines

Dry weather and low humidity aided in the harvest of wheat and hay this week in Ray County. This combine was seen along Highway 10 in south Richmond yesterday. Farmers…

Drug testing policy discussed at forum

ORRICK – A crowd of 30 people attended the Orrick R-XI Board of Education public forum on drug testing of students last night at the high school library. The purpose…

Rural Internet: a work in progress

Chris Clampitt and his family do a lot of living online. As with many families in America, it’s where life happens. His kids rely on it to get a lot…

Old West flavor part of Grand Opening festivities

“Good morning, sir, may I take your order?” asked the employee at Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell during the Grand Opening Saturday, June 27. “Hand over the chicken and nobody will…

Sims Order of Protection denied

Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler was denied an order of protection ex parte Friday against Police Chief Troy Sims. Judge David Busch denied the order after two hours of testimony, bookended…

Orrick High School office undergoing renovations

The Orrick R-XI Board of Education met in regular session Monday, June 22. After calling the meeting to order, the board immediately went into closed session. After returning to open…

Investigators search former Ronald Wrisinger home

On Thursday, various law enforcement personnel walked through the house and around the property formerly owned by Ronald Wrisinger at the time his wife and daughter disappeared 23 years ago.…

City Council gets advice on labor negotiations

Richmond City Council received clarification and advice from Ivan Schraeder, labor relations attorney and expert in collective bargaining, about the Richmond Fire Department’s union at Tuesday’s meeting. The firefighters voted…

“Aye Matey!”

It’s obvious by pirate Parker Johnson’s expression that he does not believe the stowaway could possibly be a pirate. The Farris All Stars bring the characters to life In “Pirates,…

Dogs have town and owners growling

An Orrick family’s dogs have been the target OF a city police crackdown for repeated pet violations – and the constant citations have the family ready to bite back at…