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Fifth grade field trip: Putting the life back in history

By David Knopf/News Editor There’s nothing sleepy about history, at least the way Hal Middleton and Karen Joiner tell it. Middleton, a former eighth-grade history teacher, and Joiner, a volunteer…

Richmond FFA brings home state honors

The Richmond FFA Chapter had a very strong showing at state contests this year. The Soil Evaluation team followed up its district championship performance with a strong effort, finishing 10th…

Hardin MU student among 2012 Corn Growers scholarship winners

The Missouri Corn Scholarship Committee has awarded a 2012 Missouri Corn Scholarship to Brianne McGuire of Hardin. McGuire will receive a $750 scholarship from the Missouri Corn Growers Association and…

For Earth Day, students get a grounding in how things work

By David Knopf, News Editor City Administrator Ron Brohammer asked Sunrise Elementary second-graders if they could guess how many miles of underground pipe Richmond has feeding its south sewer plant.…

Monsanto, Waters give $2,500 to Orrick FFA

With an estimated nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, organizations such as Orrick FFA help turn young farmers into community and industry leaders who can meet the challenges of…

Three area students to receive 2012 Ray-Carroll Grain Growers scholarships

Each spring, the Ray-Carroll Grain Growers Scholarship fund awards grants to outstanding high school seniors who are the children of cooperative members. This year, Ray-Carroll awarded 15 $1,000 scholarships to…

Earth Day 2012: ‘Itty bitty bugs’ have big job to do

By David Knopf, News Editor It wasn’t just the girls covering their noses Tuesday during a tour of Richmond’s south sewer plant. As the Sunrise Elementary second-graders walked down the…

Judge Shane Alexander’s 25-page opinion in ordering a new hearing for former RHS Principal Karen Southwick

Click on link below to view PDF 20120330163051681-judge-1…

Farris Youth Theatre to perform Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast, Jr.’ this weekend

The Farris Youth Theatre Company will perform the Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast” – it’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” – this weekend at the Farris Theatre. Shows…

Friends agree: Bea my inspiration

On Wednesday, Richmond art teacher Bea Hendrix introduced a ceramics project to a group of Dear Elementary kindergarteners. It may be 15 or 20 years before she’ll find out if…