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Stray cat, dog problem common in small towns

Ray County’s smaller municipalities have a lot in common, if one visits enough of them. They even share similar problems that need solving. A person could get roughly the same…

City budget vote moved to next week

The Richmond City Council made a budget decision Tuesday evening: It decided collectively to wait another week to make a decision. Already a week past into the fiscal year, the…

City Council in dark over water letter

Richmond City Council members would like to know why they learned of a water contamination the same day their constituents did. Back on Sept. 30, Councilman Roger Kepple shared a,…

Local women donate their time to orphan children and find they received much in

“Bring as many school supplies as possible” was the request, by leaders of the children’s orphanage in Content Gap, Jamaica, to a mission team from Lawson Assembly of God. Paula…

Three injured in one-car wreck

A Richmond teen received serious injuries when her vehicle hit a ditch on Woods Road, north of Orrick, on Monday evening. Megan R. Swartz, 17, was transported to Liberty Hospital…

Stories of his great-great-great grandfather inspires Robert Hutchins as a Civil

“I grew up listening to stories – about my great grandparents, French Harold and Duchess (Summer) Boggess – all kinds of stories,” said Robert Hutchins, describing how he came to…

Grants can be tricky. Competing for them can be trickier.

Economic development specialist and entrepreneuer Molly McGovern should know. Her expertise has written many a Ray County public infrastructure grant. She’s assisted Richmond, Henrietta and Hardin in finding development grant…

Chilly weekend for festival

It was windy and cold for participants and visitors at the first Living History Festival held at the Ray County Museum and Fairgrounds Saturday. The Civil War re-enactors seemed most…

City budget vote may be Tuesday

Richmond’s fiscal year 2010 budget faces its first vote Tuesday evening. It could come down to a few votes in either direction. Several Richmond City Council members might not give…

Prisoner contract essentially a done deal

A prisoner-housing contract, a long time coming, is about to become a reality. Ray County officials, including Sheriff Sam Clemens, say the contract to house Richmond Police prisoners is ready…