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For Kansas, ‘tax reform’ isn’t what it seems

To The Editor: The debate about tax structure is not some egghead, ivory-tower issue, and Missouri is about to find this out firsthand. Last year, Kansas eliminated its tax on…

Whirled Peas: Good Grief! You’ve Busted Charlie Brown?

By Dennis Carlson Our cultural icons continue to fall. Just last week the man that had been the voice of Charlie Brown was arrested. I wondered what it would have…

Georgia Elizabeth White Gardner Thomas

Georgia Elizabeth White Gardner Thomas, 49, of Excelsior Springs, formerly of Richmond, lost her courageous battle with cancer Nov. 28, 2012.  She was surrounded by family and friends. Georgia was…

Elbert W. Craven, Jr.

Elbert W. Craven, Jr., 100, of Warsaw, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Bothwell Regional Care Center in Sedalia.  He was born Oct. 27, 1912, in Millville, the son…

Alice Rice Thornburg

Alice Rice Thornburg, 99,  died Jan. 21, 2013 at her residence in Greeley, Colo. She was born Feb. 7, 1913 to Frank and Daisie Davis in Richmond. She attended Richmond…

Jack Remembers: Some honors more expensive than others

By Jack Hackley Gov. Warren Hearnes’ Inauguration in 1965 mirrored a national Presidential Inauguration. It was the most elaborate and colorful the state had ever seen or would see in…

Resident appreciates city’s quick response

To the Editor: I would like to commend the city of Richmond for its recent quick response to a hazardous condition. I informed the city via its Web site about…

I can no longer eat my bacon behind the shed

By Jason Offutt The shed had to go. It stood in our backyard like an ancient shrine from a forgotten civilization that worshipped moldy plywood. Well, the shed didn’t actually…

It’s all predictable but the weather

By David Knopf/Richmond News As hard as farmers strive for predictability with crop insurance, research support and market forecasting, all the resources at their disposal pale before an old adversary:…

Ray County Commission adopts EEZ

Cities in economic enterprise zones will now be asked to approve ordinance By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Ray County Commission took the next step Jan. 23 toward Enhanced Enterprise Zones, tools…