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Richmond, county 911 contract approaches some clarity

Three weeks after the Richmond City Council’s decisive 911 consolidation vote, Richmond and Ray County officials have yet to produce an acceptable contract. Three-way negotiations and clarifications continued this week…

Missouri City Depot staying put in Henrietta

It’s not unusual for railroad cars to be moved off the main track and be placed on hold on an adjacent spur. But railroad depots tend to stay put or…

Jared Mohler trial set for Feb. 1; Darrell Mohler posts bond

One Mohler family member has posted bond and another knows when he’ll stand trial on multiple sex-crime charges. At his arraignment in Lexington on Tuesday, Jared Mohler was scheduled for…

County braces for next winter storm

Ray County residents may soon be longing for Tuesday’s relatively balmy conditions, when mid-afternoon temperatures reached the mid-teens. That’s because a new winter storm – with arctic cold and high…

Five die in Braymer fire

Stet Volunteer Fire Department was called for mutual aid in the tragic weekend fire in rural Braymer that killed five people. Daniel Cosgrove, 11, Stony Mack Russell, 11, Kenzi Ford,…

County eyes cuts in utility costs, use

No Ray County expense is likely to be safe from scrutiny in 2010, and commissioners are already looking at reducing the county’s utility costs. The cost of heating and cooling…

Cats find friendly haven at museum, center

Cats are known for having nine lives, but two Richmond felines have pretty much settled for a double life. And who could blame them? These grey cats slink around a…

Adult reading classses may begin this month

A road out of adult illiteracy is about to become a full-fledged reality. An adult reading education program could begin by mid-January, Ideal Industries job developer Linda Lauck said. Lauck…

Stucker says caution needed for school budget

The Orrick R-XI Board of Education met in regular session Monday, Dec. 14. After the approval of the agenda, minutes and payment of bills, Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker gave his…

New Year’s weekend quiet in Ray County

Lightning doesn’t often strike the same place twice. Dodging bullets might be just as rare. Two holiday weekends in a row, Richmond has dodged a few dangerous, snow-white bullets. Just…