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911 board makes in-house appointment

Longtime assistant director Kim Davis officially made 911 director By Leah Wankum, Editor After being interim director of Ray County 911 four times, Kim Davis is officially the…

Voters to decide tax measures in county, municipalities

By Sara Seidel, Staff Writer In addition to selecting leaders for school boards and municipalities, Ray County voters are being asked to consider two tax measures at the…

Polley sentenced to 9 years in prison

Former funeral home owner bilked customers; condition of parole requires repayment of $373,000 By Leah Wankum, Editor Former funeral director Toby Polley was sentenced Friday to nine years in…

Hardin ponders changes in regulations for canine residents

By Shawn Roney, for the Richmond News Hardin city officials are mulling over what changes, if any, should be made to Hardin’s dog-related ordinances, particularly legislation concerning pit…

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Two-out rallies help Spartans earn first diamond victory

By Russ Green/Sports Editor After dropping their first game of the Odessa Tournament to the…

Track squads make successful debuts

By Russ Green/Sports Editor Lady Spartan senior Nicole Johnson picked up where she left off…

Net men battle to win opener at Cameron

By Russ Green/Sports Editor Richmond coach Julie Baker admitted it wasn’t a great outing as…

Spartans drop match to visiting Excelsior Springs

By Russ Green/Sports Editor After a successful season opener Tuesday, the Spartan tennis team returned…

 

 

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RMS math team places second in Holden regional competition

Richmond Middle School math team, grades 5 through 8, competed Thursday, March 16, against Chilhowee, Grain Valley, Holden, Knob Noster, Northwest, Sherwood and Windsor. RMS coaches were Vicki…

Pat’s Pantry: Crock Pot Goodness

  A crockpot is a simple cooking appliance that is so popular because it does all the work for you. Fill a slow cooker with all your dinner…

Dear students meet the ‘coolest’ police officer in Richmond

Program encourages kids to trust police officers By Liz Johnson, Staff Writer Students in Kelly Thompson’s first grade class got to meet two police officers Tuesday morning. One…

 

Obituaries

Jacob Nels Jensen II

Jacob Nels Jensen II, 85, born May 27, 1931, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Jake is survived by his wife…

Jennifer Lee Godinez

Jennifer Lee Godinez, 44, of Richmond, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence. Jennifer was born July 28,…

Steffan Bell

Steffan Bell, 57, of Camden, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty. The family will receive friends from 2…

James Thomas ‘Bobo’ McAfee

James Thomas “Bobo” McAfee, 65, of Richmond, formerly of Orrick, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at North Kansas City Hospital,…