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Thanks to Knoxville couple, shared beauty an annual rite

By David Knopf, News Editor Charlene Cassity deflects all praise for her husband’s bountiful flower beds back on the man who watches over them. “It’s all Charles,” she said. “He…

Humane Society of Ray County: Flower’s offspring: Get ‘em while they’re kittens

From Gloria McFadden, Humane Society volunteer: “Recently arrived are Flower and her kittens.  Flower is a tortoise shell cat.  She is about a year old.  I petted her and picked…

RHS Ag helps state teachers get dirt on profiling soil

Richmond High School’s agriculture department hosted a statewide soil-judging workshop for agriculture teachers earlier this summer. Former RHS teacher Adam Brock led the class for those who attended.  He discussed…

Rabbit Tracks: Rebounding from a harrowing time, my humor returns, but with a catch

By Robert Smith I spent the month of June in a rehab hospital to recover from my two previous months in a regular hospital.  I had to learn how to…

Rock Falls church Fishing Derby reelin’ and a rockin’

The brotherhood of Rock Falls Baptist Church sponsored a Fishing Derby Saturday, June 14 at a local pond for 23 boys and girls. Twelve adults assisted.  Following the Derby, a…

RHS grad, a biology researcher, has work published

Blake Alexander Simmons, a 2009 graduate of Richmond High School, has recently been recognized for his research on eastern gray squirrels. Simmons is currently a student at the University of…

GED grads praised for completing education

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…

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…

Humane Society: Plenty of pups looking for permanent homes