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The ‘Great Pumpkin’

Camden now boasts the claim to fame of being the home to “The Great Pumpkin,” of Missouri. It all started with an idea. What would it be like to grow…

Local campaigns taking notes from national races

With the election less than three weeks away, local races are starting to heat up and punches are being thrown. Last night Rep. Bob Nance, R-Excelsior Springs, held a fundraiser…

Orrick adopts standard measurement

Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, the Orrick City Council met briefly to discuss a change in their ordinance in regards to the manner in which a Set Point Property line is…

Big Tent is back in town

By 8 a.m. this morning, the circus animals were enjoying their breakfast and workers were laying out the heavy tents of the big top. Chris Beckett, of Washington, Ind., is…

Haunted sightings on College Street

Many homes on College Street in Richmond are displaying ghoulish fun for Halloween. Brandon Miles, 13, carries skeletal creatures to their frightful place – the graveyard in front of his…

Lexington man facing charges statewide for exploitation

A Lexington man who is charged with two separate instances of exploiting the elderly in Ray County is also facing charges in several other counties for similar crimes. The Daily…

Some Missouri lawmakers get failing grade from think tank

The Center for Security Policy released its eighth report on “Champions of National Security.” The group began grading Congress members on how they vote on issues that deal with national…

Voter registrations have county clerk’s office backed up with election approachi

A four-inch stack of completed voter registration cards were piled on top of Ray County Voter Registrar Lori Naylor’s desk. “This is just from last week,” Naylor said. Around 200…

Nixon meets with Ford autoworkers about future

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon made a stop to talk to Ford autoworkers in Claycomo and outline his plan for Missouri’s future as governor if elected Nov. 4. His visit…

Bond brings big bat to Excelsior Springs for Nance

As Clay County Republican Chairman Ben Wierzbicki put it: “We brought in our heavy hitter.” U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., made an appearance in Excelsior Springs yesterday to lend his…