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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

Orrick Tornado: Community, leaders will gather Sunday to review progress in storm recovery

Ray County Senior Services, Tri-County Mental Health exchange grant, services

Ray County Senior Services recently presented the first portion of a $3,000 grant for training programs by Tri-County Mental Health Services. The trainings will feature Older Adult Outreach Coordinator Emily…

One-room Ogg School has lessons to spare

By Emogene Ogg Seventy years have passed since I completed my first year of teaching at the Ogg School. Many things have changed in that span of time. When I…

Jason: I’ll have the triple bean-tortilla special

By Jason Offutt Soft mariachi music played over the loudspeakers as my wife and I perused the menu at a restaurant I won’t mention here. Not because the food wasn’t…

Village Idiot: Raising chickens? It’s nothing to cluck about

By Jim Mullen Once or twice a week, friends and neighbors will show up at our back door with a carton of “extra” eggs. These eggs do not come from…