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Harvesters now helping supply Sunrise Elementary’s popular Backpack Program

A popular program that sends weekend food home with Sunrise Elementary students who receive free or reduced-price lunches now has the support of Harvesters, the Community Food Network in Kansas…

Equipment fire forces evacuation

The Richmond News didn’t simply report the news this morning. It became part of the news. A fire in the Richmond News’ production area, where the paper prints newspapers and…

Park Board mulls land purchase from local church

It’s said that puppies and children can make anybody smile. If a proposed land purchase goes through, the Richmond Parks Board would like to return the favor. The board is…

Corps weighs in on flood control for Keeney Creek

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study suggests that Ray Countians north of Highway 210 shift their focus from MoDOT to solve Keeney Creek’s flooding problem. After little more than…

Re-enactors to depict a state divided on local soil

Like most married couples, Polo residents Bob and Dorothy Tackett have been on the same – and opposite – sides of an argument. But not many settle their disputes in…

Tax-credit program fuels Farris Theatre, art district

Like the rest of us, Friends of the Farris Theatre enjoys the restorative power of a good nap. Nothing more energizing, for instance, than the $750,000 the group raised from…

Goodall resigns from public works post

Richmond’s seven-month-long administrative turnover has continued, this time spilling over into the city’s public works department. Department head C.E. Goodall gave Richmond officials notice Tuesday that he will leave his…

District to borrow funds to meet payroll

While in graduate school earning his superintendent’s certification, Damon Kizzire was required to take one three-hour class in school finance. Looking back, it was scant preparation for what he encountered…

Championing Orrick parks

Two Orrick mothers – one an alderwoman, the other an active supporter of Orrick’s schools – say they’ve witnessed the city’s deteriorating parks long enough. Deb Moore is head of…

Championing Orrick parks

Two Orrick mothers – one an alderwoman, the other an active supporter of Orrick’s schools – say they’ve witnessed the city’s deteriorating parks long enough. Deb Moore is head of…