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State gives go-ahead on new fire station

Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) gave final approval for the construction of the Hardin’s new fire station, located on 1st Street in downtown, at last week’s city council meeting.…

County Drug Court not a ‘walk in the park’

The Richmond Kiwanis Club’s luncheon dessert Tuesday consisted of a helping of the honest truth about Drug Court. Ray County Prosecutor Jim Thompson, who admittedly “typically doesn’t do public speaking…

Orrick man sentenced to 20 years in prison

Tyler D. Messer, 23, of Orrick was sentenced by Judge Kevin Walden to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to forcible rape charges from the July 7, 2008 incident.…

Richmond enrollment numbers slightly down

Though the enrollment numbers won’t be considered final for several weeks yet, early numbers indicate the Richmond R-XVI School District has grown a bit – if you count the preschoolers.…

Offutt preps two new paranormal volumes

If Jason Offutt loves any two worldly things, those things might very well be having broad experiences and keeping busy. The Orrick High School graduate loves the town so much,…

Presiding Commissioner dies at age 51

Ray County lost one of its “good guys” Sunday. Presiding County Commissioner and lifelong Richmond resident Jeff “Puff” Adams died after suffering an apparent heart attack during church services at…

FANS SHOW UP BIG FOR SPARTANS

Richmond Spartans’ new mascot made his debut Thursday night at Meet the Spartans night on the Richmond square. The mascot, who has yet to be named, was a big hit…

Council, Childers nix pay increase

Richmond’s finance committee may have made some of the fiscal year 2010 budget’s easiest progress yet. The committee agreed with City Administrator Rick Childers to forego a pay increase for…

Full Employment Council extends youth program

So far the Full Employment Council’s youth program, “Next Generation,” has provided over 60 county youth with jobs this summer. With funds still available, the FEC is extending its program.…

Job Fair in Excelsior Springs Aug. 27

Job seekers are invited to attend a Job Fair at the Good Samaritan Center in Excelsior Springs, Thursday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Lunch at noon is by…