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State lawmakers debate 2-cent increase in fuel tax

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher Representatives of the Highway 13 Coalition, a five-county consortium that includes Ray County, are making a push to area state senators and representatives…

After levy passes, tough choices remain

After re-elected members are sworn in, board sets April 22 special meeting to weigh spending options By David Knopf/News Editor There were smiles on board members’ faces Tuesday…

Richmond swears in (most of) its council

By Shawn Roney/For the Richmond News Richmond’s latest elected officials have been sworn in – except one. After the City Council had voted 8-0 to accept the results…

Area man charged with child molestation

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher A 49-year-old Richmond man charged April 7 with first-degree child molestation and deviate sexual intercourse with children less than 14 years old, according…

Sports

RHS girls edge Odessa for Hoot title

By Russ Green/Sports Editor The Richmond Lady Spartans held off a tough field to win…

Kincaid repeats Cameron win

By Russ Green/Sports Editor For the second year in a row, Richmond senior Philip Kincaid…

Spartans drop heartbreaker

By Russ Green/Sports Editor After a decisive loss to Carrollton early in the season, the…

Spartans back to form on court

By Russ Green/Sports Editor The Spartan tennis team snapped a three-match skid Tuesday afternoon with…

 

 

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It’s five years since the Postcards column made its debut

By Linda Emley On Thursday April 15, 2010, the Richmond News ran a story titled, “Postcards From Richmond’s Past.” It was the introducing to my column, “If Postcards…

PARTY SNACKS

Need something to snack on when you are watching that late night movie or having a few friends over a visit?  Serve some popcorn or nachos – everyone’s…

Meeting of Grant and Lee April 9, 1865 first step to war’s end

By Linda Emley I delayed the rest of my story about the Battle of Albany because I wanted to share some details about April 9, 1865. This is an…

 

Obituaries

Edith L. Tretter

Edith L.Tretter, 92, of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Riverbend Health & Rehabilitation. Visitation is 1 to 2…

Robert T. Hayes

Robert T. Hayes, 77, of Rayville, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Valley Manor Nursing Home in Excelsior Springs. Robert retired…

Donald W. Vantrump

Donald W. Vantrump, 80, of Norborne, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Centerpoint Hospital in Independence. Donald was born Sept.…

Laura Marie Heggestad

Laura Marie Heggestad, 44, of Lexington, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Visitation…