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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…

Loss of students, money make school weigh options

A clear-eyed assessment on Stet R-XV School from Superintendent and Principal Thomas Challender “was not a happy briefing,” as he told the crowd of 250 Saturday night in a town…

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…

R-XVI to meet Tuesday

The Richmond R-XVI School Board will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow night, Tues., Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the district office. As always, the public is invited and encouraged…

Orrick Baptist’s Casserole Ministry serving meals to those in need

There are many ways for Christians to minister to those in need. The women of Orrick First Baptist Church have found just such a ministry – one that is in…

Dems pick McMahon for county prosecutor

The Ray County Democrat Central Committee ultimately chose continuity. The committee unanimously voted to recommend Interim Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan McMahon to Gov. Jay Nixon for his appointment last…