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City, county work on Woodrail dilemma

No one has reached a definitive solution, but the options that could solve the sewer-bill issues that face Woodrail subdivision residents have been narrowed. Richmond Mayor Mike Wright and Eastern…

$2.5-million facelift for Shirkey under way

It’s been a one-year process of dotting “i”s and crossing “t”s, but the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation facility’s facelift has started hitting its stride. Shirkey Administrator Chris Brown reported that…

Ongoing roof leak repaired at courthouse

When it rained, the third-floor employees on the courthouse’s east side had reason to look up – and down. A combination of age, roof wear-and-tear and hail damage meant that…

Two city police officers resign from force

Barely a week after Police Chief Terri McWilliams’ departure, the Richmond Police Department now faces two more full-time vacancies. Public Safety Committee Chairman Bob Bond and Interim Police Chief Chad…

School Board advises renegotiation of Farris contract

Richmond School Board on Tuesday approved a $5,500 payment to continue using the Farris Theatre for plays, concerts and other events, but it directed Interim Superintendent Damon Kizzire to see…

Traffic flow, expansion of south plant part of council discussions

The Richmond City Council held its regular meeting Tuesday evening at Richmond City Hall. Council members Dave Powell and Marshia Lacy were absent. Tim Zielinski delivered the opening prayer and…

Christian drama wraps up Farris run

Surprisingly, Dean Fransen didn’t write his evangelical stage drama “The Glory And The Fire” for Christians. It isn’t the Christians that concern him, necessarily. Fransen worries a little more about…

Star power: Farris brings Truman, dance show to town this weekend

The Farris Theatre can boast a presidential appearance from Missouri son Harry Truman and a local star-studded cast for a Ray County version of Dancing with the Stars all in…

Busy agenda for Orrick Board of Aldermen

The Orrick Board of Aldermen held a regular meeting and closed session Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Orrick Lions Club Hall. In business Thursday: • Ron Gryder addressed the board…

Art four arthritis

Arthritis is typically thought of as a painful condition that aging adults endure. But as debilitating as arthritis can be for many adults, it can be even more detrimental when…