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Wreck claims life of teacher’s wife

The newlywed wife of a Richmond school teacher died Monday in a traffic accident southeast of Pittsburg, Kan. Tisharria Huggins, 29, a Pittsburg State University graduate student and assistant coach…

Ray County man shot at home

A rural Ray County man was shot outside of his home Wednesday night. Jeffrey K. Merriman, 36, rural Camden, was shot in the abdomen and at least three times in…

ORRICK’S RODENBERG CROWNED QUEEN

Photo TOP PHOTO: Orrick Courtwarming Queen Amanda Rodenberg bends down to get some help from Leslie LaFavor with her crown after Friday’s coronation in Orrick. Both girls are starters for…

Storm’s initial cost: $79,000

The official snow total for the February blizzard was 9.5 inches for the area, but clean-up costs were much more. Ray County Commissioners Allen Dale and Bob King said Friday…

R-XVI district paring down retirement plan next year

Three Richmond teachers who announced their retirements Thursday – and any who follow them this school year – will reap the benefits of the district’s current incentive plan. But what…

Council approves sewer rate hike

To secure wastewaterimprovement funding, the Richmond City Council has approved the first of its sewer rate increases. The council last Tuesday voted 7-0 – minus absent councilman Roger Kepple –…

Students slightly injured in bus accident

A Richmond school bus slid off the road where Garner Street turns from pavement to gravel and struck a tree, injuring what law enforcement said was four students. The accident…

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Photo PHOTO: Humor is said to be the cure for all that ails you, and with the snow county residents have recently encountered, making light of all the white isn’t…

Members rethink vote on alcohol at city hall even

The Richmond City Council knows this much: city hall will host a Chamber of Commerce after-hours gathering next month. The refreshment menu, meanwhile, has a few council members back-tracking. On…

Enrollments drop, spending increases

A column and chart distributed recently by State Sen. Bill Stouffer refl ects a broad downward trend in enrollment, as well as increased per-pupil spending, in many districts in the…