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Job creation, ‘silver hair’ laws Nance’s priorities

As if a re-election year wasn’t enough pressure, District 36 Rep. Bob Nance in January began his third term a busy man. Nance said his focus during the current legislative…

Cost of Ray County’s insurance up 17 percent

Of the 38 or so employees who elected to buy health insurance through Ray County’s plan in 2009, just one insured either a spouse or a child. And that spouse…

Orrick targeting sludge removal

Orrick’s city council hopes some prompt maintenance will save the city future Missouri DNR entanglements. Pending some background and reference checks, the council appears poised to award Hudson, Iowa, firm…

Parks requests lease to improve school property

Richmond Parks Board has requested a formal lease with Richmond schools so it can begin improvements to two ball fields it currently uses for practices. The fields, on school property,…

Sewer bond issue at center stage Tuesday

Richmond’s citizens will soon get their say – one way or another – whether an ambitious public works proposal will go forward or back to the drawing board. That first…

Food and winter related items in high demand in last week’s storm

Last week’s storm made travel harder for Richmond-area shoppers and store employees, but a sampling of businesses found customer traffic largely unaffected and, in some cases, heavier one day and…

R-XVI reaching technology targets

Richmond schools’ current ratio of a computer for every three students is a far cry from the 22-to-1 ratio when technology director Tom Williamson started work with the district several…

Donations requested for Bolin family

Hardin Fire Auxiliary has coordinated efforts to help the Bolin family after a Sunday, Jan. 10, fire destroyed their Hardin home with their belongings. An account has been established for…

Jared and Roland Mohler indicted

Two Mohler family members have been formally indicted. One appeared in court Tuesday, while the other continues to seek legal counsel. Prosecutor Kellie Wingate Ritchie sought indictments Monday against Burrell…

A done deal; Enss, Wright finalize 911 contract

Ray County 911 Director Scott Enss chuckled a little as he walked back to his seat Tuesday evening. He and Richmond Mayor Pro Tem Mike Wright had just signed the…