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Lauck, Wilson make plea for help to MoDOT commission

For Linda Lauck, it was a chance three years in the making. She stood Tuesday afternoon facing the MoDOT Highway Transit Commission at Kansas City’s Hilton President Hotel to ask…

Garage sale sign ordinance relaxed

The Nov. 10 Richmond City Council meeting should give Richmond garage sale entrepreneurs a little more breathing room. The city’s Ordinance Committee is ready to send a revised garage-sale sign…

Historic brewery building destroyed

The historic Lexington Brewery Building that has housed Las Carretas Mexican Restaurant for the last several years was destroyed in an early-morning fire this Thursday. According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s…

Woman kidnapped in Excelsior Springs

An 23-year-old woman was kidnapped Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. in the 110 block of South Myrtle St. in Excelsior Springs. Eyewitnesses told police that Carol Thomas, address unknown, was…

County Health Dept. to have H1N1 clinic Friday

A third shipment of H1N1 vaccine has been received at the Ray County Health Department, allowing for additional clinics, beginning Friday. The following priority groups, as classified by the standards…

Orrick BOE discusses student performance testing

The Orrick RXI Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 19. Board President Karla Waters called the meeting to order and the board approved the agenda, minutes…

Norborne voters pass school bond issue

Voters in the Norborne R-VIII School District approved a special school bond issue, “Proposition K.I.D.S.” on Tuesday, allowing the district to transfer a lease purchase – used to build the…

Are concert cuts on the horizon?

The Richmond Parks Board might soon hope a “less is more” approach can save Richmond’s Southview Park Amphitheater’s viability. Following a fiscal year 2010 budget that cut the venue’s funding…

Area businesses come to rescue of Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program

With time comes change and while some changes are not viewed in a positive light, this one has gone from dim to one that truly glistens. The Salvation Army Angel…

Christmas Extravaganza begins Friday

Over the weekend, Richmond square received a touch of Christmas. On Friday, the Christmas spirit continues with a Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce “before hours” get-together from 7:30 to 8:30…