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Council initiates a 30-day hiring freeze

The Richmond City Council enacted temporary freeze on hiring at a special meeting that was called Friday night. Councilmen Roger Kepple, Jim Dunwoodie and Terrie Stanley called the meeting after…

Biden makes swing through Missouri

KNOB NOSTER -The Vice President of the United States Joe Biden made a trip to Missouri Thursday to speak directly to American Armed Forces and thank them for their service.…

School board discusses budget situation

The district budget took the floor for an hour in a special work session held prior to the regular school board meeting Tuesday night, April 14. Board members met with…

Local lawmakers want movement on jobs bill

Local lawmakers would like to see the Senate take action on Gov. Jay Nixon’s jobs bill, but some just are not listening. The bill passed the House last month with…

House considers eliminating income, corporate tax

Eliminating the state’s income tax won a first round approval on Tuesday on a voice vote from the house. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, took the floor on…

Beginning a new term

Dr. Brad Richey and Connie Taylor, two incumbents for Richmond R-XVI School Board who won re-election on April 7, took the oath of office Tuesday evening just prior to the…

MoDOT 'Road Show' to hear from citizens

The Kansas City District of the Missouri Department of Transportation has launched an interactive road show, “Your Voice in Transportation,” to take transportation issues to the street. The road show…

Council rectifies resident’s high water bill

ORRICK – The Orrick City Council met in regular session Thursday evening, April 2, at 7 p.m. Mayor Shirley Taylor recognized Raymond Werle. Werle addressed a continuing issue of a…

Childers welcomes new council with list of issues to address

Before the new city council could take their seats last night, City Administrator Rick Childers had a list of problems and issues waiting for them. At the top of the…

New council shows eagerness to begin work

The new city council did not waste any time diving into the city’s financial situation. Just minutes after being sworn in, Councilmen Roger Kepple and Mike Wright asked that the…