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Local schools prepare for Veterans Day

Though Veterans Day is actually tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 11, students at Richmond Middle School will be welcoming local veterans today. A special assembly will be this morning, honoring local veterans.…

Fire destroys Douglass School in Lexington

Lexington Firefighters control the blaze that destroyed an apartment building, formerly the Douglass School, on Friday afternoon. Lexington Fire Department responded to the call at 1 p.m. and left the…

Youthful patriots show their spirit

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” And so it was. This quote by Gerald Stanley Lee describes the patriotic program presented by the fifth graders of Sunrise…

City will take over former Geisinger property

A legal battle between the city of Richmond and the former owners of the now torn down Geisinger building is finally ending. Ray County Circuit Court Judge Werner Moentmann rendered…

Convicted kidnapper now caught for stealing

An Excelsior Springs man convicted of child stealing in Oklahoma in July has now been convicted of property theft in Ray County. William David Rowland, 18, was sentenced to five…

Mail scam using local business name

If you get a sweepstakes letter alerting you that you’ve been chosen as a winner, think twice. Scam artists are sending out official-looking Publisher’s Clearing House letters to recipients, telling…

Residents will see some relief in heating bills

With an economic downturn facing the country the last couple of months, Missourians have been looking for answers to save on energy. They just got some good news. Empire Gas,…

Nance re-elected to third term, Clemens secures final run

Rep. Bob Nance will head back to Jefferson City for his third term representing Missouri’s 36th District. Nance garnered 60.5 percent of the 15,888 ballots that were cast in the…

Missouri proved to be a tough battleground

America asked for change and it happened. Missouri proved to be a battleground state throughout the campaign and it showed in the polls with a tight race going to Sen.…

Spoiled ballots lead to late returns in County

Expectations were high for voter turnout in Ray County this year. Although not as high as expected, nearly 66 percent of registered voters in Ray County participated. County Clerk Lynn…