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Polo bank robbery suspect arrested in Richmond

By David Knopf-News Editor An alert motel desk clerk led Richmond Police to arrest Oran F. Woodfin, 30, a Wisconsin man suspected of robbing Bank Northwest in Polo earlier Friday…

Ray cattleman honored posthumously

Bob Vandiver helped develop a process that converted cattle waste to methane, which helped make electricity By David Knopf-News Editor Bob Vandiver would’ve made the trip to collect his award…

Commission awards $2.52 million to Ray landowners

Transource Missouri, a KCP&L holding company, appeals report on condemned land values, setting up probable trial By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher Attorneys for Transource Missouri, LLC, a utility conglomerate, have…

A COMMUNITY WISH LIST FOR 2015

We asked residents to suggest things they’d like to see happen this year Newspaper articles don’t change things – at least not directly. But they do stimulate discussion and debate,…

Former prosecutor fills a need, pinch hits

Bryan McMahon fills in for Camille Johnston, who is ill; Rebecca Matthews trial set By David Knopf-News Editor Former Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan McMahon was back in court Wednesday…

A gift from the grave: Illinois woman’s estate benefits Orrick

By David Knopf-News Editor It’s around 280 miles from Okawville, Ill., a town of 1,400, to Orrick, home to about 800. It’s not known – nor is it likely –…

Nixon pardons Ray Co. man of 25-year-old conviction

By David Knopf-News Editor A Ray County man convicted 25 years ago of two counts of selling marijuana is among nine Missourians granted pardons before the New Year. The power…

County swearing-in has inaugural feel

BIG CROWD ATTENDS HISTORIC OATH OF OFFICE FOR COUNTY OFFICIALS By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher A normally low-key event filled the third-floor circuit courtroom New Year’s Eve. They were there…

FREE AND CLEAR

Commission, others involved in purchase of county jail retire $750,000 loan By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher They wanted to burn the loan papers ceremonially, but Eastern Commissioner Allen Dale joked…

Mayor’s race draws filings from incumbent, challenger

By JoEllen Black-Richmond News Publisher The race for Richmond mayor will have at least two contestants in the April 2015 election. Mayor Mike Wright has filed for re-election along with…