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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…

Spartan parents push for Show Me support

A team of parents believes Richmond’s next Spartan generation can do something bigger than they would individually – or even as an eighth-grade football team. At least two of the…

Hospital employees aid Haiti victims

It’s Friday afternoon, and three Ray County Memorial Hospital staffers have a serious case of the giggles. But it doesn’t mean that Donna Lamar, Pam Thacker and Donna Strain are…

Man with green thumb has White House ties

Anyone who knows Bosh Bruening, knows a man inside the White House … kind of. More accurately, anyone who is familiar with the Higginsville native, third-generation plant nurseryman and co-founder…

Orrick won’t miss water debt when it’s gone

Orrick is within striking distance of relieving some of its city debt. The city’s May 2000 $50,000 water tower construction loan is nearly paid off completely after nine years of…

Lights, camera, action in Norborne

Farmer Travis Matthews and his family had a choice: be filmed for national television commercials or get away of the way. Matthews, a row crop farmer who harvests corn, soybeans…

Distressed building seen as center for youth

An Orrick man believes he just might know how his city can save a distressed building, draw people to the city and provide a positive environment for Ray County’s young…