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Repayment of USDA loan hitting Henrietta hard

One year after implementation, Henrietta residents and Ray County feeling the squeeze of spike in monthly water, sewer bills By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News In 2016,…

An accountant’s tale – Retiring CPA Rick Westbrook recounts his life, work in Richmond

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer Faced with the sight of a news reporter awaiting an interview, Rick Westbrook agreed to submit to it reluctantly. “This is not my…

Dover, O’Dell part of school accreditation process

By Leah Wankum, Editor Ray County has local representation on the teams that are making the next steps to improve the state’s public education system. At least two…

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Late rally lifts RHS to first MRVC East win

By Russ Green/Sports Editor So far, the 2017 baseball season has been a frustrating one…

Sweep of Panthers move netmen back .500

By Russ Green/Sports Editor The Spartan tennis team climbed back to the .500 level overall…

RHS claims conference title again

By Russ Green/Sports Editor For the fifth consecutive season, the Richmond Spartans chalked up the…

Golfers keep league record clean

By Russ Green/Sports Editor A day after taking care of business at the MRVC East…

 

 

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Hardin native remembers his grandfather’s years as a riverboat captain

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Summer months spent on the Missouri River with his grandfather color the memory of Hardin native Tom King. Those memories speak of a…

A life spent navigating the Mighty Missouri

By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer We live our lives along the fierce Missouri River and have an ease of crossing from one side to the other by virtue…

A dream lost after 137 years

Wentworth Military Academy’s closure brings the dream of its founder to the forefront once again By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer “I will not lie, cheat or steal, Or…

 

Obituaries

Wilburn Snowden Marshall

Wilburn Snowden Marshall, 88, of Richmond, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Northcare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo. Per Snowden’s…

James C. ‘J.C.’ Griffey Jr.

James C. “J.C.” Griffey Jr., 92, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully Monday, April 17, 2017, at North Kansas City Hospital, North…

Christopher David Weber

Christopher Weber, 37, of Kansas City, died Saturday, April 15, 2017. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22,…

Charleen Newatha Battagler

Charleen Newatha Battagler, 46, of Richmond, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Centerpoint Hospital, Independence. Charleen was born Oct. 9, 1970,…