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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…

George’s Liquor: A staple in the Richmond Community

Raise a glass. George’s Great American Liquor Center has the history to deserve it. October 2009 marked the Wollard Boulevard wine, beer and spirit retailer’s 34th year meeting their Richmond…

Thornton, Wollard approved for road overlays

Richmond’s latest street-improvement project could move forward by April, according to Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers. The Richmond City Council accepted Hannibal firm Chester Bross Construction’s $248,406 bid to perform…

Grand Jury indicts two in Thomas case

A Ray County Grand Jury returned two indictments this week in an Excelsior Springs woman’s kidnapping and murder. Grand Jurors charged both Erik R. Zimmerman, 29, Excelsior Springs, and James…

Hardin weighs choices for water supply

Hardin Councilman Colin Chang thanked the four visitors to Wednesday’s special meeting for helping the city as it decides how to convert to rural water. The visitors – two engineers,…