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Dangerous building an issue for Orrick business owner

Rundown 117-year-old building emits mildew smell into neighboring business By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Old, rundown buildings are a problem of small, rural towns in Missouri, and Orrick is no…

Richmond councilors assume seats

New member Justin Meier joins Richmond council By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer One new councilor and three re-elected incumbents took their oaths of office Tuesday to serve on the Richmond…

After 137 years, Wentworth to close May 31

By Leah Wankum, Editor After 137 years of educating cadets and civilians, Wentworth Military Academy & College in Lexington is closing its doors permanently. Letters dated April 7 and signed…

Spring break means spring cleaning

Mizzou Alternative Breaks deep cleans Ray County Museum, picks up trash and debris on Ray County Courthouse lawn By Leah Wankum, Editor “The museum’s cleaner than it’s been in a…

Citywide sales delight area bargain hunters

By Leah Wankum, Editor The town was all hustle and bustle to find that good deal. People had several dozen options to shop around, while participating homes had the opportunity…

Showdown looms over prescription drug monitoring program

By Lucille Sherman, Columbia Missourian Even as a Senate committee approved a proposed prescription drug monitoring program, a potential showdown on the bill’s fate was playing out behind the scenes. House…

Orrick approves 12-cent tax increase for roads

Sara Seidel, Staff Writer With five special road districts maintaining roads across portions of the county, voters decided one tax proposal and selected members to serve on district boards. At…

Victims react to Polley sentencing, tell of personal experiences

By Leah Wankum, Editor Dozens, if not hundreds, of victims to Toby Polley’s funeral business malpractices are out thousands of dollars, and they may never see a dime of it.…

Mid-year adjustments made to city budget

By Leah Wankum, Editor Four major projects planned for Richmond this year require budget amendments, which the Richmond City Council unanimously approved for the middle of the fiscal year. The…

Voters approve library, county tax increases

By Leah Wankum, Editor Ray County voters on Tuesday endorsed two property tax measures that will provide financial support for capital improvements to Ray County buildings and grounds as well…