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Residents walk out of meeting over speech

Residents who attended last night’s city council meeting didn’t stay long. Some residents who attend city council meetings on a somewhat regular basis are not happy with the new public…

What is a “who”?

“You’re hearing voices, and there’s nothing there?!” The animals in the Jungle of Nool ridicule Horton the Elephant (Ashley Dodson, right) and the situation persists until Horton is put on…

Former director of RSVP program gets five years in prison

Jennifer J. Rugg, of Richmond, was sentenced to five years for a felony count of Stealing by Deceit on Nov. 5 in Ray County Circuit Court. Rugg has begun serving…

City looks for solutions to dangerous intersection

City officials are looking for solutions to an intersection that was the scene of two bike accidents within days of each other. The intersection in question is at Royle and…

Veterans Day extra special for Richmond family

What started out as a class writing assignment turned into a tender moment when Trystan Bever-Johnson read an essay during the Veterans Day assembly at Richmond Middle School, on Monday.…

Courthouse lawn filled for ceremony

Whereas Memorial Day is primarily a holiday to remember those veterans that have laid down their lives for this country, Veterans Day emphasizes honor and gratitude to living veterans for…

Orrick teacher spends thousands clearing name

Last Thursday, Orrick City Council met and it was not just business as usual. Educator Terry Callaway of Orrick met with the council regarding a very personal matter – that…

Kids’ knowledge leads to payday

Area middle school kids have some extra money in their pockets thanks to what they’ve learned about illegal drugs and alcohol. The Northland Coalition along with Tri-County Mental Health Services…

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…