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A SOLDIER’S STORY

Some people – whatever they do for a living, whatever their hobbies, wherever they are – seem born for one path only. That’s Denver Horton in spades. He knows one…

Even in weak economy, Toy Store fills wishes of 356 kids

After another late push, the Ray County Salvation Army has once more made Christmas merrier for less-fortunate families. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, families visited the Salvation…

Kizzire looked for ways to set himself apart

Richmond’s new superintendent went where he had to, played the odds to his favor and blazed a new trail or two to get where he is today. Damon Kizzire, a…

Kinnard to vie for Ward 4 seat

Richmond’s April general election already has its first head-tohead city council race. Incumbent Ward 4 councilwoman Terrie Stanley made good on her promise to decide her candidacy not long after…

Superintendent’s goal: doing more with less

Damon Kizzire makes a point of being at school every day. And it’s not just his office at district headquarters, but to building where there are teachers, students and the…

City’s sewer inflow study back on track

With an extended state deadline, Richmond could soon take steps toward solving chronic sewer inflow-and-infiltration issues. The Richmond City Council has unanimously supported a contract with Kansas City engineering firm…

Kizzire gets nod as permanent superintendent

Richmond School Board voted Tuesday to stay close to home for a new superintendent. Damon Kizzire, the former Richmond Middle School principal who was appointed interim superintendent in August, was…

District talks boil down to money

Public Safety Committee members and Fire Chief Lonnie Quick made one thing apparent Tuesday evening: if city officials want a local fire protection district, something has to give. That “something”…

Council to mull 3 options on Sewer Deilemma

Richmond officials currently have the following in their Inbox: a 33-year, $5.1-million USDA Rural Development loan and looming 2011 Department of Natural Resources wastewater-improvement mandates and deadlines. In their Outbox:…

A family feud

For a decade I haven’t paid much attention to a high school football game. I was interested back in 2001 when Burroughs, my high school alma mater, won state. That…