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County welcomes new assistant prosecutor

Ray County has a new assistant prosecuting attorney. Bryan McMahon joined Prosecutor Jim Thompson’s staff full time last week after being sworn in right after the new year. McMahon replaces…

Money not only concern when dealing with lime sludge

Along with the sobering news of Richmond’s lime sludge problems discussed at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, other questions stemming from those concerns were raised by city officials. Richmond Finance Director…

Marriage conference offers insight

The family unit is central to our society, yet as many will note, the sacred unit is taking a beating. Now, more than ever, it’s time for husbands and wives,…

Hopes for Miss America

Miss Missouri Lacey Fitzgerald stepped onto a plane yesterday and will begin her quest for the Miss America title today in Las Vegas, Nev. Fitzgerald said on Wednesday that she…

Orrick teen charged with manslaughter

Ray County Prosecutors have dropped vehicular assault charges against an Orrick teen and have now charged him with involuntary manslaughter. Cody Kolosick is now charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving…

City’s lime sludge at critical levels

The city’s lime sludge at the city water plant has reached critical levels, and those in charge say something needs to be done now. The city council voted 5-3 last…

Nance will play a bigger role in Jefferson City this year

Ray County should be well represented when it comes to discussing two of the hottest issues during last year’s campaign. Rep. Bob Nance, R-Excelsior Springs, is expected to be appointed…

Messy fun

Five-year-old Clayton Snead seems to be having a lot of fun at the Parent As Teachers activity Tuesday evening, Jan. 13. The cold temperatures didn’t keep parents and their young…

Governor gets to work quickly on job creation

Gov. Jay Nixon wasted no time trying to stimulate job growth on his first full day in office on Tuesday. Nixon signed three executive orders aimed at stimulating and retaining…

Commissioners working daily to formulate budget

Ray County Commissioners are meeting on a daily basis trying to hammer out a budget. The process can be difficult with an economic environment that is volatile and increasing costs.…