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Fitzwater learning the ropes of new job

Rodger Fitzwater, Ray County’s new presiding commissioner, spent his first week at work getting his feet on the ground. There was mail to read, papers to sign, a routine to…

Darneal Court now officially a city street

Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers has given the Richmond Housing Authority an early Christmas gift of clarification last week. Childers can now confirm that, indeed, Darneal Court is a street…

Community fills need for Salvation Army Toy Store

Ray Countians stepped up big for their neighbors in need. As more parents reeled from economic hardships this year, more children were placed on Salvation Army’s Christmas list. Over 360…

Orrick Lions Club seeking new members in 2010

The Orrick chapter of the Lions Club met Thursday, Dec. 10, at the home of member Sally Vick. After a delicious meal of ham, turkey, spinach salad, mashed and sweet…

New year, new owners: Local couple to buy Pointer’s

When Pointer’s Jewelers owner Roger Kepple met the Sturms, it was successors at first sight. Kepple officially retires Jan. 2 as the downtown shop’s second owner, following original owner and…

Even the creaks tell of rockers’ venerable history

Four oak rockers sit vacant near the west door of the Ray County courthouse. Lined up like soldiers at attention, they invite passersby to sit, rest and visit. But people…

Wastewater funding research to begin January

The Richmond City Council will begin discussing grant-writing options and a potential April bond issue shortly after the start of the New Year. The Jan. 6 joint session between Richmond’s…

3 file for city council

Chris Keen wasn’t the only candidate making his office-seeking intentions known last week. After one week of open filings, incumbents Jim Dunwoodie and Dave Powell have both filed for re-election…

City of Hardin receives good marks on audit

Overall, the city of Hardin was given a good financial audit report Thursday during its monthly council meeting – much of that due to operating in the black. Rita Russell…

In-fighting, money woes driving Rayville petition

Located seven miles northwest of Richmond, Rayville has been known as Haller, Hallard and now Rayville, its name since the early 1900s. But if resident Leo Smith has his way,…