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Area emergency personnel prepare for eclipse

State, local officials expect road congestion and disruptions to cell phone, internet connections By Leah Wankum, Editor Emergency personnel in Ray County and statewide are concerned about public…

Warning: Solar eclipse glasses may not be safe for viewing

JoEllen Black, Publisher Dear Readers, Those who purchased or received solar eclipse viewing glasses through our office are recommended not to use them to view the sun or partial…

Highway Patrol: Don’t pull over on highways to watch eclipse

By Leah Wankum, Editor The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been working since March to prepare for the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. Captain John Hotz asked viewers…

Emergency responders talk man down from jumping off Missouri River bridge

By Leah Wankum, Editor An area man was going to jump off the Missouri River bridge last week, but emergency personnel stopped him and got him safely on…

Sports

Area grid squads to compete in jamborees Friday night

By Russ Green/Sports Editor The beginning of the 2017 high school football season is right…

Lady Spartans travel to Excelsior for softball jamboree

By Russ Green/Sports Editor Coach Staci Maddux will be able to better evaluate her Lady…

Aggies cap final football camp with trip to Albany

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News Norborne/Hardin-Central’s final team camp this summer ended with a…

Hertzog preaches “self-determination” during his first Orrick football camp

Hertzog preaches “self-determination” during his first Orrick football camp

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News In leading his first Orrick football camp, new varsity…

 

 

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Ray County History: David Jackson O’Dell: A man who loved people

Ray County History: David Jackson O’Dell: A man who loved people

Western judge, road overseer, justice of the peace By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer The unraveling of our family history is often peeled back layer by layer through research,…

Tasted bad, but had great effects: The Hadacol Caravan shows

The Hadacol Caravan was coming to Riverside Stadium, a racetrack in North Kansas City.  My buddies and I immediately headed to MacKay Drug Store to get our tickets,…

Ray County Music Jam: ‘Doing it because they love to have fun’

Ray County Music Jam: ‘Doing it because they love to have fun’

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer The walls of the Eagleton Center bulging on the fourth Friday of the month with the sounds of foot-stomping old country, bluegrass and Gospel music…

 

Obituaries

Charles Pickering Campbell

Charles Pickering Campbell died with his sister by his side and his hospice CNA (Great Lakes Caring formerly Grace), Nicole, attending…

Jacob N. Finley

Jacob N. Finley, 28, formerly of Stet, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his home in South St. Paul, Minn. A…

Kenneth Wayne Arnold

Kenneth Wayne Arnold, 51, of Camden, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo. Kenny was…

Danielle Roberts

Danielle Roberts, 56, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington. Danielle…