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State treasurer yanks low interest loans from Show Me Ethanol

An ongoing tussle with lawmakers and Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman has left local corn growers holding the bag. Last week Steelman held a press conference announcing that she had pulled…

Bringing in the gold harvest

Dust is kicking up on gravel roads and in fields along the Missouri River bottoms – a sure sign of the start of the corn and soybean harvest. About 5…

McCaskill throws support behind bailout bill

Senate lawmakers will meet tonight to pass legislation that investors hope will stabilize a volatile stock market and restore some faith in America’s banking system. Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke with…

Kepple gives energizing speech

Out-going Richmond Chamber of Commerce President Roger Kepple gave a speech Tuesday night, at the yearly banquet, that was meant to rally the troops. The theme chosen for 2008-2009 by…

Young stars are celebrated

The Artful Dodger (played by Jonathan Daniel) tells Oliver that he can get whatever he needs – for free. The “Oliver Twist” scene was one of many presented onstage at…

Budget approved, tough questions still remain

The Richmond City Council passed the new budget last night, but big problems loom on the horizon and some got bigger with the new budget. The budget that was put…

Account set up to help family who lost home

A family who lost a loved one a week ago has now lost their home. The family of the late Todd Dickens, just buried last Sunday, was trying to somewhat…

Petition for Richmond audit under verification

The city of Richmond may undergo a citizen-driven audit, if signatures of registered voters are verified on a petition that circulated in Richmond this month. The petition, requesting a full-scale…

Tragedy in Orrick

Tragedy has struck an Orrick family twice this month. A week after burying Todd Dickens, his family now is looking for a new home after their house burned down early…

Singer brings his talents to Shirkey residents

Music moves everyone, whether it is evident by the tapping of the feet, a cane or the melody moves only in memories. Residents at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were…