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Orrick weighs replacing outdated computers

Richmond citizen and computing consultant Dave Simmons recently surveyed the Orrick city government’s computing landscape. He called what he found “typical” for a city of Orrick’s size and budget. That’s…

Farmer’s fund helps with kids’ medical costs

Farmer’s Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund assists families with medical costs not covered by health insurance and other means for children who have been ill or injured. Established in 1993,…

Showing a lot of ‘Spartan Spunk’

Who are those foxy ladies? They are none other than Apple Market co-owner Bob MacDonald, left, and Ray County Land Title Owner Rob Smith, two of the trio (and Rob…

Future of Stet R-XV School uncertain

The letter to business partners and school patrons started: “Not Without a CARDINAL Fight!” as it addressed the “rumors regarding the supposed closing of the Stet R-SV School District.” However,…

$2 hike for trash approved

Richmond officials took an extra two weeks before settling on a trash collection rate. After another two weeks, they settled where they began the discussion. The city’s trash collection rate…

Stray cat, dog problem common in small towns

Ray County’s smaller municipalities have a lot in common, if one visits enough of them. They even share similar problems that need solving. A person could get roughly the same…

Local women donate their time to orphan children and find they received much in

“Bring as many school supplies as possible” was the request, by leaders of the children’s orphanage in Content Gap, Jamaica, to a mission team from Lawson Assembly of God. Paula…

Three injured in one-car wreck

A Richmond teen received serious injuries when her vehicle hit a ditch on Woods Road, north of Orrick, on Monday evening. Megan R. Swartz, 17, was transported to Liberty Hospital…

City budget vote moved to next week

The Richmond City Council made a budget decision Tuesday evening: It decided collectively to wait another week to make a decision. Already a week past into the fiscal year, the…

City Council in dark over water letter

Richmond City Council members would like to know why they learned of a water contamination the same day their constituents did. Back on Sept. 30, Councilman Roger Kepple shared a,…