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City sewer plant gets surprise visit by feds

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources made a surprise visit to Richmond last week and toured the…

New grant funds Orrick water tower, lift station work

By David Knopf/News Editor John Brann, consulting engineer for the City of Orrick, reported to the board of aldermen Jan. 11 on the low bids received to repair and paint…

Lex-La-Ray vocational classes can work for adults, too

By David Knopf/News Editor Twenty-two Richmond High School students board a school bus each morning for the historic city of Lexington. Students from Hardin-Central High School make the same journey…

R-XVI delays science wing action one month

By David Knopf, News Editor Springfield architect Gary Barbee didn’t hesitate to use the word “apologize” in discussing the inaccurate estimate he reached before the new Richmond High School science…

‘Passing the buck’ on state road upkeep?

By JoEllen Black, Richmond News Publisher A Senate Joint Resolution to transfer the state’s lettered highway to county maintenance will likely “face an uphill battle,” according to Sen. David Pearce.…

ISO ratings a factor as fire agencies continue talks

By Sara Seidel, Richmond News Staff The ongoing negotiations between two area firefighting agencies might seem to have little direct impact on the residents those agencies serve. The ability of…

Mother stands by son who attacked her; he receives 10-year prison sentence

By David Knopf/News Editor A Richmond man who struck his mother with a sledgehammer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison despite the victim’s testimony in his behalf. According…

EYESORE EPIDEMIC

FIRM ADVISES ORRICK ON RUNDOWN HOMES, JUNK CARS, NUISANCES By David Knopf/News Editor Two long-running discussions – what to do about Orrick’s rundown houses and tornado-damaged apartment complex – took…

Speed limits to increase in Excelsior, Rayville

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff Speed limits on stretches of three Ray County roads will rise following studies conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Portions of Highway 10 at…

Local sales tax issue approved for April ballot

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff A measure that would enable the City of Richmond to continue to collect local sales tax on certain vehicle titling transactions will be on the…