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A historic Democratic Primary race followed by a historic election dominated 200

It was clear after an up and coming junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, won the Iowa caucus a year ago that the heavily favored Hillary Clinton had a fight…

Ray County royalty meets reality

The Miss America Pageant takes a different twist this year with a reality TV show leading up to the pageant on Jan. 24 in Las Vegas, Nev. on the TLC…

Richmond man catches record fish in South America

Size is one thing, but it’s the power and the fight that draws fishermen to seek out the peacock bass for a duel to the end. The outcome is never…

Local communities gear up for possible stimulus

The scramble is on to get the post-Christmas wish list together. With talk about a possible federal stimulus package in the works many local communities, including Richmond, are getting their…

Local schools recognized for performance

Christmas came early to four out of five Ray County school districts when they received the coveted “Distinction in Performance” award from the state. The Department of Elementary and Secondary…

Smashing surprise

High winds knocked down part of this old maple tree on Daugherty Road in rural Ray County on Saturday. The tree fell onto a car (not shown), caving in the…

Ideas for transportation plan formed

With an interest in developing a comprehensive plan for the city, a Richmond Chamber of Commerce Committee has been working a key piece of a plan for transportation. Ray County…

Two teens injured in crash Sunday night

Two local teenagers suffered moderate injuries last night in a two car accident. Nicholas Jones, 18, of Richmond and Vanessa Palier, 17, of Richmond were both transported by Ray County…

Young girl’s quick actions saved her mother’s life

Most five-year-olds don’t face the critical decision of whether to call 911 or not, but Samantha Osborn of Lawson found herself in that very predicament on July 16, 2005 when…

Christmas memories from the battlefield

Korean veteran Ira Anderson, Jr. spent two Christmases in Korea after receiving his draft card March 13, 1951. Joining the Army, hoping to be a paratrooper, Ira ended up at…