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Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

RHS grad a fatality in motorcycle accident

A Richmond man was killed June 25 when his 1981 Honda motorcycle crashed in Ray County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year old Robert Foster, a former Spartans…

Orrick biker’s memory lives: Tornado donation made to honor Joe ‘Puddy’ Loyd

By David Knopf, News Editor Orrick Mayor Cindy Lampton sat in a small office at city hall, going through old text messages and email, and waiting on visitors. Lampton had…

The Big Bang: American Celebration July 3 at Southview Park

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce brings its family-friendly American Celebration to Southview Park Thursday, July 3. The night kicks off with a free swim at Southview Pool from 5:30…

Two dogs and a cat ready to become part of a household

The following descriptions are furnished first-hand by a volunteer for the Humane Society of Ray County. Gloria McFadden has met all the animals she describes, then photographs them and sends…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…

Cut to the Chase: Having no farm background helps me

By Robert Overmann Having completed my junior year at Truman State University, I’ve learned about a myriad of academic subjects – English, history, physics, chemistry, biology, philosophy and more. But,…

Election 2014: Carter hopes to market county, do what’s needed to help it grow

Editor’s note: Ray County Presiding Commissioner Bob King is retiring from that post at the end of this term, and five candidates – three Democrats and two Republicans – are…

No let-up in Orrick native’s quest

By Shawn Roney, Richmond News Correspondent Chad Kilgore feels at home in a place that’s more than 1,100 miles from where he grew up – and in a foreign country.…

R-XVI OKs increases for staff, administrators

By David Knopf, News Editor A month after increasing teacher salaries, Richmond School Board voted June 10 to do the same for “classified” employees – secretaries, aides, custodians, maintenance staff…