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Childers to consult county on 911 options

Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers wants to turn a few more stones, looking for options before merging 911 services. Childers will meet Friday at 10 a.m. with the Ray County…

Renfro Clinic to host ‘Dog Jog’

In the first event of its kind in this area, Renfro Veterinary Services invites individuals and their favorite canine to accompany them at the “Dog Jog” event coming to Richmond,…

Rose pleads guilty to 7 felony counts

A Liberty woman pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of three people and to felony assault charges for injuries of four minor children from a 2008 car accident…

Backpack Program now in all of Richmond schools

The Backpack Club program is now a part of all four Richmond schools, though it is not a program under the district’s jurisdiction. After hearing several teachers’ comments regarding hungry…

Numerous committee meetings slated for Council members

The Richmond City Council met Tuesday evening, making up for the postponed Tuesday Aug. 25 meeting. City officials rescheduled the meeting out of respect for late Ray County Presiding Commissioner…

Peterson walks council through Water/Sewer 101

Ron Peterson’s first Powerpoint slide set an immediate tone. “The end of history’s great societies can be traced back to the failure to maintain its infrastructure,” the slide read, from…

Richmond’s water woes: an overview

This is the first piece in a five-part series dissecting Richmond’s struggle to control water rates, while maintaining the quality of its infrastructure. This installment is an overview of the…

Peterson to offer expertise to council

The Richmond City Council hopes a decorated local expert clarifies some water and sewer solutions. Richmond utility contractor Ron Peterson will bring his sewer and water structure expertise to a…

World War II’s POW-MIAs to share their stories

Some of our nation’s greatest heroes are living quietly among us. Having served our country so faithfully, they returned with their determined work ethic, to raise families and build communities.…

Shirkey receives $1.78 million for upgrades

Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Richmond was awarded a $1.78 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a USDA news release. The funds will be used…