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Wrestling royalty visits

Left to right: Corey Gordon, Reagan Gordon, Jasmine Thompkins and Jayde Taylor, all of Lexington, are among the many fans that got to meet wrestling idols Handsome Harley Race, right,…

Hardin still dealing with iron problems in water system

Another month goes by and the small city of Hardin is still facing problems with its water system. At last month’s regular Board of Aldermen meeting, Public Works Director Larry…

Pot bust nets 58 plants

The Ray County Sheriff’s Department seized 58 marijuana plants from the property of a rural Ray County man yesterday afternoon. The man was placed on a 24-hour hold and will…

County 911 assessment says employee retention should be focus

Both area 911 dispatch centers have received the results of a state conducted assessment of their respective operations. Ray County 911 dispatch released the results of their assessment late last…

Ray County 911 preparing for the next generation of emergency service

Technological advances are constantly putting 911 systems behind and in a catch up mode, but Ray County 911 is preparing. At the County 911 monthly board meeting last week, Director…

It’s raining cats and dogs

The Ray County Humane Society, located at 210 College Street, in Richmond currently has 21 dogs and 12 cats ready for adoption. Some of the dogs have been with the…

Richmond Salvation Army top thrift store in region

Salvation Army Major Richard Carroll announced the Richmond Salvation Army as “the number one thrift store in Kansas and western Missouri” at the Wednesday, Jan. 28 Program Bellringing Award Ceremony…

City gives green light to tax holiday for appliances

The Richmond City Council decided to go green for a week. The Show Me Green Sales Tax Holiday was enacted last year and will be effective April 19 through April…

Work on EE Highway bridge resumes

EE Highway bridge construction workers continued their work on Wednesday after taking the day off on Tuesday due to cold temperatures and snow. The bridge that spans a railway was…

Stimulus package passes first test

After pleading with Republicans for support of the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama failed to gain any support from the right side of the aisle in the House…