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R-XVI Wall of Honor taking nominations

Nominations for the 2014 Richmond R-XVI School District Wall of Honor are now being accepted. “It’s time to make submissions,” said Stephanie Landwehr, co-chairman of the wall’s selection committee. “Anyone…

If they’re big and hop, take a bead on ‘em

By Jason Offutt There are questions that puzzle us all. Did humans evolve from apes? Is there life after death? How do you figure slugging percentage? There are answers to…

Sixth Farris Concert Series offers six-pack of entertainment

If four concerts are good, six concerts are better, and better still, arts patrons can save money by selecting specific concerts to attend when the Sixth Concert Season begins this…

Ray roads projects part of work eyed for state tax

By David Knopf, News Editor Three Ray County improvements listed as proposed transportation sales-tax projects may or may not make the final cut, but the method of funding them doesn’t…

Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

RHS grad a fatality in motorcycle accident

A Richmond man was killed June 25 when his 1981 Honda motorcycle crashed in Ray County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year old Robert Foster, a former Spartans…

Orrick biker’s memory lives: Tornado donation made to honor Joe ‘Puddy’ Loyd

By David Knopf, News Editor Orrick Mayor Cindy Lampton sat in a small office at city hall, going through old text messages and email, and waiting on visitors. Lampton had…

The Big Bang: American Celebration July 3 at Southview Park

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce brings its family-friendly American Celebration to Southview Park Thursday, July 3. The night kicks off with a free swim at Southview Pool from 5:30…

Slow-cooked specialties

With the heat of summer slowing everyone down, we don’t need to heat up the kitchen to make a great meal. Gather the ingredients and throw them in a slow…

Ray went all out to unveil dough boy

By Linda Emley On July 13, 1894, a boy named Gavrilo Princip was born in Bosnia. He was one of nine children. All but three of the Princip children died…