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New RHS principal ready to work in Mo.

On his break Friday, newly hired Richmond High School Principal John Parker returned a call from the Richmond News. He wasn’t in a meeting or at his office at Leavenworth,…

Council OKs price break for $6,000 bill

Six members of Richmond City Council sided with a city water customer Tuesday whose monthly bill skyrocketed to more than $6,000 because of an undiscovered leak. John Richardson, a retired…

A watch-and wait-situation along the Missouri

It’s not what Rev. Clay Kahler envisioned. Kahler thought maybe a dozen or so residents would join him and emergency management officials for a “roundtable discussion” on planning for disaster…

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: MADE IN THE SHADE

Photo PHOTO: Around a dozen or so people attended Ray County Historical Society’s annual ice cream social on Saturday. After a hot dog luncheon, attendees enjoyed homemade ice cream from…

Corps, Red Cross attend Orrick flood-information meeting

Thursday’s meeting at Orrick Baptist Church, arranged by Rev. Clay Taylor, brought the same message that has been told for nearly two weeks: Ray County communities along the Missouri and…

No overtopping in Hardin, Henrietta, Corps predicts

Henrietta’s City Hall was nearly full. Tom Waters, president of Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association, joked before beginning: “Well this is just like church; nobody wants to sit in…

Orrick’s Rice hired as public works director

Orrick City Council voted in closed session June 9 to hire Orrick resident Elliot Rice as its new public works director. Rice has a background in maintenance and mechanics, according…

R-XVI picks Parker as RHS principal

In closed session Tuesday, Richmond Board of Education voted 7-0 to offer the position of high school principal to Leavenworth, Kan., principal John Parker. Superintendent Damon Kizzire said Parker has…

BAILEY TURPIN NEW MISS RAY CO.

Photo PHOTO: Bailey Turpin of Lawson took a victory stroll across the Farris Theatre stage Saturday after being crowned Miss Ray County. She won a $1,600 college scholarship and replaces…

To bill or not to bill

Two city council committees were torn Tuesday between the plight of a retired homeowner with a $6,000 water bill and adhering to the city’s established policy on high water/sewer bills…