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Mailbox donation restores sense of normality to Orrick

By David Knopf/Richmond News The Orrick tornado did away with normality with just a few seconds of destructive power. Then a local employer acted almost as quickly to restore a…

Community, school board hear recovery updates

By David Knopf/Richmond News Gov. Nixon mixed praise and encouragement Wednesday with a realistic assessment of what the future might hold for Orrick following its May 10 tornado. The tornado…

May 27 declared clean-up day in Orrick

The city of Orrick, along with several disaster relief agencies, is making a big push Tuesday, May 27, to clear remaining tree damage and debris from the May 10 tornado.…

Lions Club coordinates donation center for tornado victims

Orrick Lions Club has taken on the look of a general store, with clothing, cleaning supplies, bedding and mattresses available to victims of the May 10 tornado. Lions Club member…

Tornado siren system tops Hardin board discussion

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News The May 10 tornado that hit Orrick has Hardin officials thinking about the town’s disaster preparedness strategies and equipment. During Tuesday night’s Board of…

$413,842 sidewalk project to be completed by late June

Raytown-based company Leath and Sons started work last week on a $413,842 MoDOT sidewalk project that’ll span the west side of Spartan Drive between Business Highway 10 and Chapel Drive.…

‘Whole Farm’ crop insurance: RMA to simultaneously insure commodities, specialty crops

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday announced a new risk-management option that will be available for fruit and vegetable growers and producers with diversified farms. The policy, called Whole-Farm Revenue…

Ray County, two others partner in ‘Uncorked in the Country: Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour’

Ray, Lafayette and Johnson Counties will co-host their Annual Women Landowner Ag Conference June 5,  with this year’s event billed “Uncorked in the Country: Women’s Agricultural Discovery Tour.” The day…

McCaskill meets with Rural Carriers Assoc., says she’ll support Senate bill

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met earlier this week with representatives from the Missouri Rural Letter Carriers Association to discuss their effort to fight for rural post offices and maintain postal…

Hardin-Central: FFA banquet: awards, degrees and new officers

Hardin-Central FFA held its annual awards banquet Wednesday, May 7 in front of an apprecative audience. “We appreciate all who could attend the banquet,” FFA Reporter Tommy Burton said. “Members…