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Even the creaks tell of rockers’ venerable history

Four oak rockers sit vacant near the west door of the Ray County courthouse. Lined up like soldiers at attention, they invite passersby to sit, rest and visit. But people…

Wastewater funding research to begin January

The Richmond City Council will begin discussing grant-writing options and a potential April bond issue shortly after the start of the New Year. The Jan. 6 joint session between Richmond’s…

3 file for city council

Chris Keen wasn’t the only candidate making his office-seeking intentions known last week. After one week of open filings, incumbents Jim Dunwoodie and Dave Powell have both filed for re-election…

City of Hardin receives good marks on audit

Overall, the city of Hardin was given a good financial audit report Thursday during its monthly council meeting – much of that due to operating in the black. Rita Russell…

In-fighting, money woes driving Rayville petition

Located seven miles northwest of Richmond, Rayville has been known as Haller, Hallard and now Rayville, its name since the early 1900s. But if resident Leo Smith has his way,…

Round 2: Impeached Keen seeks comeback

Chris Keen wants his seat back. Keen, a former Richmond City Council member impeached by a 5-2 vote in 2008, officially filed Thursday to run for the Ward I seat…

Former councilman says he confronting his past

A 2008 Richmond City Council already ousted Chris Keen once, on charges he missed excessive meetings. On Thursday, Keen officially became a candidate for the Ward I seat. Fittingly, the…

Plans to annex Darneal Court has long history

Additional information has Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers reconsidering his take on Darneal Court’s pedestrian safety issue. At the Dec. 1 Richmond Public Safety Committee session, Darneal Court resident Paul…

City Court officers clarify audit findings

Richmond’s two highest municipal court officers gave the Richmond City Council the blow-by-blow audit explanation it wanted Tuesday evening. Judge Thomas Fincham and court clerk Susan Brunworth received details from…

City will seek new bids for pool repairs

Richmond officials will take their time finding a few good men who can help end some long-standing city pool issues. The Richmond City Council declined accepting either a $13,500 bid…