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Wireless tower status in limbo pending court ruling

Orrick City Attorney Kevin Baldwin can explain the city’s stake in Crossroads Wireless’ pending bankruptcy so that an average eight-year-old Disney aficionado could understand it. “We’re the small fish caught…

Orrick mayor files restraining order against Sims

Orrick Mayor Marilyn Butler has filed a restraining order against suspended Police Chief Troy Sims. Sims has been on administrative leave since Saturday when the council placed Sims on leave…

Task force silent on Sims' dismissal

Board members for the Rural Alcohol Drug Enforcement task force are remaining silent on a move to remove suspended Orrick Police Chief Troy Sims. Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams, who…

Three green thumbs are better than none

Three Ray County Courthouse coworkers have shown it doesn't always take dollars and cents to be happy on a tight budget. Sometimes, it's just equal parts good soil and generosity.…

Dumped cement causing draining problem

The Orrick City Council is awaiting a response from an area cement company that will determine how it will go about cleaning up dumped cement clogging a city drainage ditch.…

No plans for firemen to present contract to city

Despite voting to join a union last month, Richmond Firemen have no plans to present a contract at this time. According to International Firefighters Association Local 3133 Vice President Sam…

Safe and Sound

Wesley Colbert (right) and Juan Reyes with R. A. Knapp Construction smooth out the concrete deck of the new bridge on Route H over Willow Creek south of Henrietta. The…

Wrisinger remains in county jail

Accused murderer Ronald Wrisinger remains in jail this morning. Wrisinger has been charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of this former wife Sherry and daughter…

Relay for life begins Friday

It began with flamingoes ‘flocking’ residents. A Boot Drive was held last Saturday and the annual Survivor Dinner is tonight. The Relay itself begins Friday evening, June 5, at 7…

Move to local materials could cut costs

The Richmond Parks Board may have stumbled onto a cost-cutting measure in an unlikely place. Rick Eiler, of Millville’s Organic Matters Compost Farm, brought an idea to the Richmond Parks…