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Shirkey receives $1.78 million for upgrades

Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Richmond was awarded a $1.78 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a USDA news release. The funds will be used…

New law bans text messaging and driving for under 21 group

Several new laws go into effect today for drivers 21 years old and under – one concerns texting while driving, the other refers to consent to a chemical test. Young…

City of Polo secures $230,000 grant

Ray County Public Water Supply District #3, serving the town of Polo, will receive $230,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These funds will be distributed through the USDA…

Lawson awarded grant for street and drainage project

The city of Lawson has been approved for a $120,000 public needs grant under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG will be utilized for a drainage improvements…

Fill-ins planned in Busch’s absence

Retiring 8th Circuit Court Judge David Busch’s seat is now open. Gov. Jay Nixon has not announced a replacement yet. Fortunately, a cavalry has arrived to temporarily take up the…

Procession winds around courthouse for Commissioner Adams

Flags were flown at half staff in honor of Jeff “Puff” Adams. Ray County offices were also closed Wednesday and courts ended at noon. The funeral procession of Ray County…

Order of protection dropped against Stanley

Associate Circuit Court Judge David Busch Wednesday morning denied Richmond resident Bill Downs an order of protection against Kevin Stanley, when Downs did not appear for the scheduled 9 a.m.…

Sunrise Elementary has new leadership

Justin Mefferd is the new principal at Sunrise Elementary. Mefferd served as the assistant principal at Sunrise during the 2008-09 school year and replaces Megan Owens as principal this year.…

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.…

A store where ‘everyone knows your name’

In life, it seems we’re often wanting to or being asked if we’d like to “supersize” that. And, oftentimes we do. Sometimes, though, just as in the theme song from…