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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

Maurice Roberts would be pleased

The Main Street entrance to Maurice Roberts Park has a new look, thanks to Daniel Stigall and his Eagle Scout project. Stigall, who will be a junior at Richmond High…

For MVCAA, ‘back to school’ bells already ringing

By David Knopf, News Editor It’s not quite that time of year yet – kids, teachers relax – but at least one Richmond organization can hear school bells ringing. Missouri…

R-XVI Wall of Honor taking nominations

Nominations for the 2014 Richmond R-XVI School District Wall of Honor are now being accepted. “It’s time to make submissions,” said Stephanie Landwehr, co-chairman of the wall’s selection committee. “Anyone…

Backers of school levy tap social media

By David Knopf, News Editor Supporters of the Aug. 5 Richmond Public Schools’ proposed 50-cent levy increase have taken their case to Facebook, the popular social-media site. Postings at www.facebook.com/citizensforbetterrichmond…

Ray County 4-H: Equine tour, public speaking academy

Fifty-one Missouri 4-H teens embarked upon the eighth annual 4-H Equine Career and Horse Industry Tour in late May 2014 traveling to destinations in Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Eight…

No let-up in Orrick native’s quest

By Shawn Roney, Richmond News Correspondent Chad Kilgore feels at home in a place that’s more than 1,100 miles from where he grew up – and in a foreign country.…

R-XVI OKs increases for staff, administrators

By David Knopf, News Editor A month after increasing teacher salaries, Richmond School Board voted June 10 to do the same for “classified” employees – secretaries, aides, custodians, maintenance staff…