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Pool closed as city looks into health concerns

Health and safety concerns will keep the Richmond city pool closed Wednesday, and possibly later into this week. Richmond officials won’t re-open the Southview pool until they see results from…

Town square new site for farmers mkt.

The Richmond City Council will let downtown merchants take the reins in organizing the city’s 2010 Farmers Market. After June 14, Richmond’s Downtown Development Committee will shift the time and…

Courthouse stone, chimney work under way

For many homes and businesses, summer offers the opportunity to undergo much needed repairs and maintenance. The Ray County Courthouse is no exception and the scaffolding in front of the…

Robins on leave, board tables many items

The most newsworthy action at Tuesday’s Richmond School Board meeting was the lack of action – and the absence of Superintendent Jim Robins. With all seven board members present, the…

Hundreds of county residents brave weather to walk for cancer cure

When the doctor said “cancer,” Connie Taylor didn’t react. That wasn’t because she didn’t want to react. She couldn’t. “I totally shut down,” she said. “His lips were moving but…

Movie Gallery closing all U.S. stores

The Movie Gallery store at 801 E. South St. in Richmond is just one of the casualties of the company’s bankruptcy. In May, Movie Gallery announced its bankruptcy reorganization plan…

Carnahan swing stops in Richmond

She may have been a little late, but Secretary of State and Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan wasted no time when she arrived at the Ray County Library Saturday. Carnahan got…

County’s Relay for Life tonight

“Relay is For Everyone!” is a fitting theme for the Relay for Life of Ray County, which begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the Richmond High School track. The Relay,…

City may tighten policy for past due water bills

A city debt-collection policy could split burdens three ways between the city, renters and landlords. Some council members may not consider Richmond City Collector Marilyn O’Dell’s policy recommendations perfect, but…

Local man has plan for Gulf’s oil spill

While efforts are ongoing to cap a 46-day-old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Richmond man has an idea how to clean up the mess the spill has…