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Sr. Service Board, Fellowship Center at odds over funding

The Ray County Fellowship Center’s near-miss experience with losing funding might’ve revealed some bigger issues under the surface. Julie Anderson, the RCFC’s administrator, learned about the cuts last week, when…

U.S. service academy application deadline approaching

Students interested in a nomination to attend a U.S. military academy, including West Point, the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or Merchant Marine Academy, may write a letter of interest…

Stet school hanging onto hope

Still hanging onto hope, nearly 50 Stet residents attended the monthly school board meeting Wednesday to show support for keeping the school open, and they were willing to do something…

Coalition utilizing peers, adults against teen drinking

Ray County Coalition members would rather not keep the county’s teens from drugs and drinking before they legally can. Instead, they prefer to help the young people who care about…

Kansas cars save Sheriff’s Department money

The Ray County Sheriff’s Department had to get far outside the box to save the county money. So far, in fact, the vehicle shopping expedition left Missouri. It might have…

Council, Childers communication still struggling

Tuesday evening’s budget discussion provided some surprises. Many recommended cuts by City Administrator Rick Childers had not been discussed extensively – or at all, in some cases – prior to…

Enss willing to address Orrick’s 911 questions

The Orrick City Council would like more explanation from the Ray County 911 Board before paying much more of the 911 service fees it owes. Members of the Council looked…

Dear’s safe shelter still in planning stage

It was not quite a year ago on Dec. 9, Gary Barbee of the Springfield-based Sam Winn & Associates addressed the Richmond Board of Education about a tornado-safe, multi-purpose building…

H1N1, Stet and SROs topics at Board of Ed

It was a very full agenda for the Richmond board of education last night at the district office. Among the topics presented, the status of H1N1 in Richmond. The district…

Council and Chamber: A step closer to peace

It took a potential budget cut to symbolically solidify the Richmond City Council and Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board on common ground. Discussing cutting the city’s $1,600 annual…