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Closer but not close enough: 911 vote waits on more data

Bob Bond almost had it. Bond, Richmond’s Public Safety Committee chairman, had hoped the council could approve a contract consolidating the city’s 911 and dispatch services with Ray County. Negotiations…

If you like Halloween …then gather your courage and read on for ghastly happ

Halloween activities kick off with lots of little ghosts, ghouls and even super heroes and princesses in the annual Dear Elementary Halloween Costume Parade Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m.…

Full Employment Council addresses area businesses

Around 45 people representing 17 area businesses took part in the Ray County Business Retention forum last Wednesday at The 19th Hole restaurant in Richmond. The forum was sponsored by…

National Honor Society welcomes new inductees at RHS

Service. Leadership. Scholarship. Character. These are the four criteria that stand out in students selected to become a member of the National Honor Society. Richmond High School’s NHS chapter inducted…

Lanning announcement underscores Democrat dinner

Leaders and voters gathered, funds were raised and a candidate announced her candidacy for a district state representative’s seat Saturday at the Ray County Democrats’ Rally and Dinner. Following a…

Impeachment on agenda at Henrietta city meeting

Henrietta’s money troubles might soon cost Mayor Kelly Heber her seat. Henrietta’s Board of Aldermen meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a special session to include impeachment procedure discussions. Alderman…

Schools trying to comply with state AYP standards

The state requires all school districts to be assessed based on the results of testing in communication arts, math, the district’s attendance rate and graduation rate, to determine if they…

First batch of H1N1 vaccine to arrive Monday

The Ray County Health Department will be holding clinics Monday and Tuesday to administer H1N1 vaccines to qualified county residents on a first come, first served basis – and until…

Council volunteers for pay cut; some disappointed mayor didn’t

Richmond City Council members say they won’t miss the individual travel funds cut in the fiscal year 2010 budget. They just wish one fellow official had offered the same sacrifice.…

Richmond Fire gets aerial truck

Though overshadowed by the contentious passage of the fiscal year 2010 budget, the city of Richmond officially gained a few crucial pieces of equipment this week. The Richmond Fire Department…