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City ponders rezoning for downtown apts.

Early discussions over opening Richmond’s downtown to renovated apartments have raised questions the city’s Planning and Zoning and Ordinance committees appear hesitant to answer. A remark by Ordinance Committee Chairman…

Heavy rains force road closings

Heavy rainfall and saturated ground resulted in a number of swollen rivers and creeks Thursday and today, closing some state and farm roads in and around Ray County. Eastern Commissioner…

Council, police mull DWI grant

The Richmond City Council and Richmond Police Department have some sorting out to do before the council will approve a possible MoDOT DWI checkpoint grant. The first thing both sides…

‘From disco to hip hop:’ four RMS teachers retire with over 120 years of experie

Richmond Middle School teachers Joyce Barrett, Debbie Dreves, Hal Middleton and Wayne Powers don’t need an interviewer as much as a moderator. Throw out a simple question, grab a pen…

Municipal Complex refinancing on hold; no real savings found with USDA loan, of

Richmond’s city council and finance director hope refinancing windows open, now that one door looks momentarily closed. Finance Director Melanie Allwood and Finance Committee Chairman Tom Williams both said plans…

Board president takes advisement on nepotism issue

Richmond School Board President Chris Minnick said Wednesday that he’s been advised that taking part in a unanimous vote to rehire teachers, including his son, isn’t cause to resign. That…

Ordinance committee to revisit authority of city’s Police Board

Ordinance Committee Chairman Roger Kepple all but promised Wednesday evening that the Richmond City Council would discuss the state of the city’s Police Personnel Board. Kepple declined to elaborate, saying…

Saling sentenced to 12 years in Carol Thomas kidnapping

One chapter in the saga of an area kidnapping and murder closed Wednesday afternoon, but then Thursday a new chapter opened for another defendant in the case. Jennifer Saling was…

Vivian Bales: a lifelong caregiver to family

For a daughter-in-law to write a glowing nomination about why her mother-in-law should be The Daily News Mother of the Year counters the stereotype that mothers-in-law mind other people’s business.…

Peterson selected as Dear Elementary principal

Piper Peterson, the current assistant principal at Richmond Middle School, was a unanimous choice Tuesday to become Dear Elementary School’s new principal. Peterson replaces Carole Garth, who will leave the…