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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…

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…

A fan and supporter of Richmond athletics: Adams joins ring of honor

Family members of the late Jeff “Puff” Adams gather on the track before Friday night’s Homecoming game at Spartan Stadium. Adams, the former Ray County Presiding Commissioner, was added to…

A leaner budget gets nod from Council

Fifteen days into Richmond’s fiscal year 2010, the city council has a budget it’s ready to pass. It took one last $27,500 round of General Fund cuts to achieve the…

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…

Transportation committee pledges broad citizen involvement

Richmond officials and community leaders kicked off its Comprehensive Master Transportation Plan initiative pledging high levels of community involvement. City officials, TranSystems representatives Jeff McCarroll and Sarah Cross and Chamber…