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Safety concerns close Henrietta bridge

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A 70-year-old bridge in Henrietta is closed at least temporarily because it posed safety hazards to drivers crossing it. Mark Huck, an engineer with Burns…

Paperwork delays defendant’s extradition

By David Knopf/News Editor The hearing on the extradition of a Pennsylvania man charged with child molestation is now rescheduled for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19. Michael Leroy Truitt, 52, appeared…

Orrick to cut bus route in fall, save $28,000

By David Knopf/News Editor Orrick School Board voted unanimously Dec. 21 to scale back its bus routes from four to three, a consolidation expected to save the district at least…

Orrick school board approves alternative school program

By David Knopf/News Editor A new program at Orrick High School is open to a select few students who might not have a chance to graduate otherwise. By a 7-0…

Prevailing-wage error skewed RHS science wing estimate

By David Knopf/News Editor The architect for proposed Richmond High School science wing improvements told the district last week that bids came in higher than expected because of a miscalculation…

Feds to assist in flood-damaged Missouri

It wasn’t the perfect storm of 1993, but it was a historic and deadly one for eastern and southeastern Missouri. Ten inches of rain over a three-day period last weekend…

Local gift puts park project $8,000 closer to goal

By David Knopf/News Editor A pre-Christmas gift brought the Orrick Parks Project $8,000 closer to its goal. Orrick Farm Service owner Gary Vandiver presented a check for that amount to…

Fugitive arrested on child molestation charges

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A Pennsylvania fugitive wanted on child molestation charges was arrested in rural Ray County last week after law enforcement officials learned he was probably living…

Charges filed against manhunt suspect

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher The Excelsior Springs man captured in a nearly 16-hour manhunt in Ray County in November was formally charged by the Ray County prosecutor’s office Dec.…

After 57 years, Blankenships hanging up the pump

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Writer After 57 years of serving their customers, three brothers will lock the door for the final time Dec. 31 at Blankenship Service in Hardin.…