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Hardin Council votes for no-frills water option

Hardin City Council chose a no-frills, pay-as-you-go water-delivery plan Thursday, voting unanimously to tie into a rural water source and shut down its own plant. The council will direct its…

Williams seeks fourth term to represent Ward I

He speaks softly. He carries a big stick. He does everything Theodore Roosevelt would’ve applauded. Talk to Tom Williams, though. It takes one conversation before one believes maybe he didn’t…

Kiwanis gives to local program to help adult literacy

If Linda Lauck and Julie Wandell have their way, anyone in the Richmond area who wants to read can learn, and do it for free. Lauck and Wandell have partnered…

Police investigate streak of auto crimes

Richmond police have few leads in a string of vehicle vandalisms last weekend. The department hopes to learn the identity of the individual or individuals who committed a rash of…

County chisels 2010 budget; no layoffs foreseen

Eastern Commissioner Allen Dale wouldn’t make a great railroad man. It’s not that he couldn’t keep a steady hand on the throttle; he’s more than capable of that. But being…

‘Lottery’ letter a real loser: old scam hits Richmond

An established form of mail fraud recently made its way into Richmond. The scheme made its play for thousands of dollars from at least one Richmond man, but failed, thanks…

Orrick water rates may be too low to receive grant funding

Orrick has found its water and sewer rates a Catch 22. Judging from area numbers cited by councilman Todd Wyse, Orrick charges a flat $10 water rate, plus $8 for…

Former employee sues Richmond School District

A former Richmond school employee filed a lawsuit in Ray County Circuit Court late last year charging the schools with misuse of district money, payments of unreported income and violations…

Henrietta sewer deal may get extension

An agreement benefiting a neighboring community’s infrastructure appears poised to move forward. The Richmond Public Works Committee seems ready, as of Tuesday evening, to extend its sewer agreement with Henrietta…

Rittmiller voted yes for debt-consolidation plan

Richmond School Board member Steve Rittmiller wondered why people were questioning his vote on a plan that would save the district $588,000. “They just wondered why I voted the way…