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Lime sludge issue could be resolved within 10 days

The city’s lime sludge levels are still at a critical stage, but relief may be on the way. City Administrator Rick Childers told the city’s Finance Committee last night that…

Pageant candidate list still needs to grow

Applications for the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant are due by Feb. 21, 2009, and Executive Director Tara Gottschalk encourages girls, ages 17 (and a senior in high school) to…

Henrietta mayor resigns, withdraws name from ballot

The Henrietta Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Saturday to accept the resignation of Mayor Hiram Todd. It was the second time in the last four months that Todd had…

Jury trial scheduled for man accused of selling meth

A Ray County man accused of selling methamphetamine to an undercover narcotics officer will stand trial before a jury. Emmett Grieme of Hardin appeared in Carroll County Circuit Court Friday…

“Hailing from the Mushroom Capital of the World”

There was a strong buzz among pageant people about Miss Missouri throughout the week of preliminaries: Her stunning white beaded gown was a showstopper, and her outgoing, genuine personality won…

Rural firefighters work through the night to contain fire

Firefighters from nearly every rural fire district within 30 miles of eastern Ray County helped fight a blaze that firefighters worked all night last Thursday to contain. A man who…

Workload causing budget concerns for county 911

A revenue shortfall over at the Ray County Courthouse is trickling down to other departments, including 911. The Ray County 911 Board is asking the county to supply the department…

Only 25 days left until D-TV switch over

Only 25 days remain until the shift from analog to digital transmission for television takes place. At midnight, on Feb. 17, over 600 stations will move to new frequencies and…

Showtime

Richmond’s Miss Missouri Lacey Fitzgerald waves to her family and supporters after the introductory number at Thursday’s preliminary round at the Miss America Pageant at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. Part…

Richmond ballfields highlighted in national magazine

You just never know who may be in the crowd. A gentleman, attending the Halloween Spartan football game to watch his grandson play for Moberly, was so impressed with the…