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Mayor breaks tie in water connection ordinance

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer The mayor of Orrick broke a tie vote to defeat a proposed ordinance that would have required homes in Orrick to connect to the city’s water…

Living the 4-H Way

Three area residents to receive spots in Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Children across the country learn, grow and make friendships in 4-H youth clubs. And…

Corn lawsuit gets local attention

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A proponent of a lawsuit against a major corn seed producer came to Richmond last week to discuss the suit with area growers who might…

Orrick accepting applications for new police officer

Police chief says department is understaffed By Jason Beets/Staff Writer The Orrick Police Department is accepting job applications after a part-time police officer accepted a full-time job at another department.…

Threat hastens security upgrades at courthouse

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Because of a threat to Ray County Courthouse personnel, the county commission is hastening plans to enhance security at the 100-year-old building. The commissioners and…

Road Trip to History

World War II veteran visits famous submarine By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor When you’re a 96-year-old World War II Navy veteran and you decide to go on a road trip, your…

Pipe work proceeds; lagoon, sidewalk on hold

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor The City of Richmond is moving forward with one major project but is temporarily delaying two others following discussions at the city council’s July 26…

County considers building safe room for severe weather

By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer Ray County commissioners are considering building a safe room next to the Eagleton Center for local residents and visitors to use during severe weather.…

Voters approve Richmond use tax, Dale handily wins re-election

Five Ray towns approve funding questions By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor Voters in five Ray County communities on Tuesday approved five questions addressing financial matters in those communities. In Richmond,…

Bush, Noble square off for sheriff in November

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor With four candidates for sheriff – two Democrats and two Republicans – on the primary election ballots, that race was easily the most closely watched…