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Residents skeptical on MoDOT buyout

A MoDOT engineer told residents along Highway 210 a flood-relieving tube installation almost definitely won’t happen. Chief MoDOT Engineer Kevin Keith met Monday at Donnie Wilson and Linda Lauck’s home…

Orrick Council mulls tax increase

At least one Orrick City Council member hopes a small tax hike might make wading through lean fiscal times a little easier. A 30-cent property tax increase could help the…

Richmond officials have say on court audit

Richmond city officials feel a recent state audit of Richmond’s municipal court warrants clarification. Richmond Municipal Court Judge Thomas Fincham took issue with a Daily News article describing $47,000 the…

R-XVI Board approves bid process for uniforms

Richmond School Board voted 6-0 to accept bids for Richmond High School band uniforms in its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Board member Connie Taylor was absent. Earlier in the meeting,…

Municipal, school board filings begin Dec. 15

Candidates seeking Ward I, II, III or IV city council seats may submit filings at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 thru 5 p.m. Jan. 19, 2010, in the Richmond City Clerk’s…

Old man winter is here

An artic blast changed some day-to-day life around Ray County overnight. Richmond didn’t receive heavy snows that pelted thenorthwest Missouri regions, however the snow-rain-snow combination created icy roads and blowing…

Fitzwater appointed Presiding Commissioner

After 106 days, the wait is over. Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Rodger L. Fitzwater, 47, of rural Norborne, as presiding commissioner for Ray County on Tuesday. Fitzwater’s appointment fills…

Resident asks for help in neighborhood traffic problem

A Richmond citizen hopes Richmond police will watch his neighborhood’s traffic patterns a little more closely. Darneal Court resident Paul Lundholme e-mailed City Administrator Rick Childers asking the to city…

Two die in Sunday morning crash

Two Lafayette County men died in a head-on collision Sunday morning on Highway 13, just south of Slusher School Road. A 1994 Ford, driven by Ronald A. Mason, 32, of…

Space heater likely cause of Friday fire

Richmond firefighters successfully contained an early Friday morning fire before it could consume a Business 10 Highway home. An EMS unit saw smoke at Jim Dorton’s home, 39454 Business Highway…