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Firemen vote to join union

There were no surprises on Tuesday as Richmond firefighters voted unanimously to join the International Association of Firefighters Local 3133 out of Blue Springs, according to Fire Chief Lonnie Quick.…

Local events planned for Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day and an opportunity for Americans to honor those men and women who have died in the service of this country. Also known as Decoration…

St. Louis man’s death attributed to swine flu

A St. Louis County man died yesterday from medical complications he developed after coming down with a severe case of the flu caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus. The man,…

Birds of a feather flock at Shirkey

A beautiful assortment of birds, in different colors, sizes and abilities, visited Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday afternoon, May 13. The ‘Wings of Love’ van pulled into the…

Meeting in Orrick set for Friday to discuss flooding

Some residents in Orrick worry every time they hear threats of severe weather. Worries of flooding are always a concern for a town that sits in the Missouri River bottoms,…

Friday’s flooding leads to life or death situation

Bill Cravens didn’t know what to think when his friend and neighbor Donnie Wilson went under. “My heart stopped and I quit breathing for about 10 seconds,” Cravens said. “I…

Wheel turns good fortune for Ray County woman

Pamela Hilker of Ray County never thought watching the Wheel of Fortune would turn into her good fortune but it did yesterday. Hilker received her prize in the mail of…

Police seek grant for DWI checkpoint

The Richmond Police Department is seeking more than $25,000 in grant money for DWI checkpoints. The grant would buy the equipment needed to conduct checkpoints including a trailer, lighting, generators…

Seniors from all three area schools receive diplomas on Sunday

A class described as “the perfect puzzle” by RHS 2009 Class President Lisa Thompson assembled one last time on Spartan Field yesterday. Eighty-nine of the 103 graduates filed onto the…

Heavy rains leave fields under water

Nearly 5 inches of rain on Friday caused many fields to flood like this one, just west of the Fishing River in Ray County along Highway 210. By Sunday afternoon…