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Cold weather does not stop projects and planning from moving foward

It may be cold and dead outside in the parks, but things are still cooking when it comes to plans and construction with the Richmond Park Board. The board received…

Miller takes over bench

After 14 years, the Ray County Circuit Court Executive Judge seat will be occupied by someone else. David H. Miller was sworn in as the next Eighth Judicial Circuit Executive…

Dirty water causing more problems for Hardin’s system

Hardin City Council discussed the town’s continuing water woes at their Dec. 19 monthly meeting. Public Works Director Larry Eastley said a few households were experiencing brown water running from…

Big challenges ahead nationally and locally in 2009

Whether it is inside City Hall or on the legislative floors of Jefferson City, critical decisions will be made in 2009. The city of Richmond continues to face a budget…

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…