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‘Distinction’ for schools, despite tough economic times

At a time when the Richmond School District is cutting expenses and scraping to get by financially, it received welcomed news from the state education department. The district learned on…

Polo woman pleads to bank theft

Laurine K. Calvert, 55, of Polo, waived her right to a grand jury indictment and pleaded guilty on embezzling money from accounts at Bank Northwest in U.S. Western District Court…

Excelsior man charged with child molestation

An Excelsior Springs man, accused of a 2009 child molestation charge, was arrested last week and will make his next court appearance next month. Ray County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shawn…

Officials hail nearly completed ‘Lexington Gap’

LEXINGTON – There was a chill in the air, but that didn’t keep people from coming to celebrate the completion of the new lanes of Route 13 from Route 24…

R-XVI Board to begin superintendent search

A decision to once more consider replacing traffic lights with stop signs at the Main and Institute street intersection highlighted the Oct. 12 Richmond City Council meeting, as did the…

R-XVI Board approves $1M loan for payroll

The Richmond School District’s shrinking reserves have prompted the school board to approve a $1-million line of credit to ensure that its employees are paid on time. The action came…

USDA: Stimulus money just ran out; city looks for options

As far as U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development representative Barbara Ross is concerned, everybody played their cards right putting together Richmond’s $2.9- million grant application. Ross indicated Tuesday that…

Funds to install Christmas lights in question

ORRICK – Without a little help, Christmas in Orrick this year might not feel quite like Christmas. Concerned citizen Sarah Fulte informed the city’s Board of Aldermen Thursday that Bank…

Gooch resigns from Orrick City Council

ORRICK – The Orrick Board of Aldermen held its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday evening at the Orrick Lions Club Hall. Alderwoman Tiffany Gooch did not attend. In business Thursday: •…

Fall Cleaning: Removing limbs near power lines

Chris Shields, a Bosworth, Mo., resident who works for Wright Tree service trimmed branches Friday morning overhanging power lines at West North Main and Camden streets. The company had two…