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Monsanto program helping farmers donate to hometowns

A year ago, Stet-area farmer and volunteer firefighter Cody Brock chose to Stet Rural Fire Protection District as the recipient for the $2,500 he won through the America’s Farmers Grow…

Orrick enrollment slightly down from 2009-10 school year

The Orrick RXI Board of Education met in regular session Monday, Sept. 20. Board business included: • Superintendent Marcus Stucker reported that the enrollment for is currently at 400 students, compared…

Work being done to aid storm runoff

City officials say they have their fingers crossed that a pipe-installation project currently shutting down a section of Lexington Street will solve lingering storm-water issues. Lexington has been closed between…

Highway T gets ‘Safe & Sound’ bridge replacement

It’s anticipated that replacing the T Highway Bridge over Rollins Creek near Orrick will be completed around Oct. 24 – 44 days after work on the deteriorated bridge began. Mary…

Council works toward police taser purchase

Increased protection for Richmond police officers could hinge on a dollar issue. The Richmond City Council’s Public Safety and Finance committees will mull whether the city can afford reimbursing 10…

City approves lease for downtown memorial garden

The Richmond City Council held its regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, with Councilmen Jim Dunwoodie and Roger Kepple not attending. Action and announcements Tuesday included: • The council unanimously approved…

Water-sewer transfers last hurdle for audit compliance

“Mission Accomplished” has become a political cliché – even a jinx – for patting one’s self on the back too soon. But in the city of Richmond’s case, the reality…

Group to aid city’s animal shelter

Richmond police officers couldn’t get close enough to the stray German shepherd to restrain him by hand, so they used catch poles. And once the ownerless dog was taken to…

Norborne native Bob Walkenhorst kicks off Farris Concert Series

Bob Walkenhorst, a Norborne native, and his musical partner Jeff Porter will kick off the second annual Farris Concert Series on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. “I know most old…

Salvation Army food pantry levels low

Breakfast, lunch and dinner – three things that many people take for granted. The troubled economy has affected nearly everyone in one way or another. For many, the start of…