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R-XVI Board approves debt consolidation

Richmond School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday to refinance several loans and then consolidate them into one, a move that the district’s finance advisor said will save the schools $588,272 by…

Main Street Mall to occupy vacant storefront

A Main Street building is getting a new lease on life. A former car dealership and most recently a floral shop on 105 East Main, will emerge in the early…

Middle school recognizes ‘super eight’ award students

An announcement before the Feb. 5 Richmond Middle School Super Eight Awards Assembly made it fairly clear that students were expected to toe the line. “Be on your best behavior,…

And now, the rest of the story

There’s a story behind everything, a solution to every mystery – if you only search hard enough. The former Fraternity of Eagles building, two doors west of the Farris Theatre…

Ray Countians who make a difference: Ivan Hogan

Ivan Hogan would probably frown on being called a saint. A good friend? Sure, if you don’t make too big a deal of it; a dedicated family man, church and…

Free cell phone program concerns 911 Director

A recent Missouri program providing free wireless phone service concerns Ray County 911 Director Scott Enss. TracFone Wireless announced last month that its new SafeLink program would qualify upward of…

Picking up after Fido may become city law

Richmond has a simple request for pet owners: what your pet leaves behind, please take with you. Richmond City Council is ready to pass an official ordinance making a common…

Orrick’s O’Dell awarded VFW education honor

Orrick history teacher Joyce O’Dell is using two Civil War songs to make a point to her class of eighth-graders. The songs aren’t rap, hip-hop or even country music, and…

City may play hardball with late water payments

The stakes might soon rise for Richmond water customers who fail to make payments on time and face non-payment disconnections. The Feb. 9 Richmond City Council agenda will likely include…

Orrick unplugged: city goes wireless with Verizon contract

Cutting the cord might’ve been a step in the right direction for the city of Orrick. According to Alderman Todd Wyse, as of late January the city no longer uses…