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Joneses celebrate 50 years of marriage and music

Although she’s been married for nearly 50 years, Carole Jones never got that trip down the aisle. But on Aug. 15, she plans on doing just that, with her husband…

City undecided on back tax collection

The Richmond City Council is grappling with the fate of a city ordinance allowing the city to shut off water service to citizens with delinquent property tax bills. A memo…

Career Ladder, a 24-year-old program supplementing teacher pay for additional st

A state program that gives economic incentives to tenured teachers may be on the chopping block at the next legislative session. Missouri’s Teacher Career Ladder program gives supplemental pay, ranging…

Stanley’s last word on Downs

This is the last time Terrie Stanley’s comments travel this road. Before shutting the door on public tensions between herself and concerned citizen Bill Downs – she said the comments…

Downs, Stanley tensions go public

A public accusation of harassment against a Richmond City Council member’s spouse – and that the council member helped enable it – could elevate existing citizen-council tensions. Prior to publicly…

911, prisoner housing troubles nearing end?

A step toward the resolution of two long-time public safety issues included brief tense moments between Richmond Mayor Lance Green and city council member Bob Bond. Bond and Green first…

R-XVI School Board approves tax rate hike

By a 7-0 vote, the Richmond R-XVI School Board voted for a 5-cent tax rate increase for the 2009-10 school year. The increase is to offset revenue declines in farm,…

Rural broadband: Beating the ‘Big Boys?’

Before iTunes, Facebook, Twitter or Google were household names, Dave Simmons was Richmond’s first Internet go-to guy. In 1998, his Internet service provider – 3-D Corporations – made the Ray…

Richmond man dies in car crash

The victim of a one-vehicle wreck along Missouri 10 in Ray County Friday has been identified as Ricky Wellman, 48, of Richmond. Authorities said Wellman was westbound Friday evening around…

Groups get county children ready for school

The minute you pulled into the parking lot at the Ray County Veterans Community Memorial building, you knew it was a special event. Hosted by the Ray County Family Support…