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Council mulls DUI checkpoint grant

The Richmond Police Department would like another stab at a DUI checkpoint grant pursued last year. Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams brought the Richmond City Council a MoDOT grant proposal…

County kids can ‘make waves’ in summer reading program

As temperatures climb upward and the outdoors becomes more tempting, Ray County Library would like county kids to stick their noses in a few books. Ray County Library children’s librarian…

Community pulls together for Stet Fire

A pristine Morton-style fire station was recently completed along Route K in Stet. Along with its concrete slab floor, the building was built on a foundation of community generosity. The…

Downtown apartments on city’s wishlist again

Once again, the Richmond City Council has decisions to make regarding the expansion of downtown residential uses. According to City Administrator Rick Childers, interest has renewed in establishing apartments around…

As a cost-saving measure, council seeks staff engineer

The Richmond City Council may know soon whether it can save significantly on future engineering costs. The council decided Tuesday to advertise for civil engineers interested in a permanent, full-time…

County balances leaner 2010 budget

Ray County’s 2010 $4.14-million budget roughly follows a course set in 2009, commissioners say, with one small exception: The new budget gives all county employees, including sheriff’s deputies, a 2-percent…

Council considers paying dues for MARC affiliation

Richmond’s Mid-America Regional Council Dues could soon be headed for Finance Committee discussions. Following a presentation Tuesday evening by MARC representative Marlene Nagel, City Administrator Rick Childers admitted that Richmond…

City road plan ready

TranSystems’ work in Richmond appears done. Where the Access Richmond plan goes from here now rests on the city’s shoulders. The Kansas City transportation-engineering group officially unveiled a final comprehensive…

State audit results become public soon

City officials confirmed Tuesday evening that public disclosure of the state’s audit of Richmond government operating policies is coming soon. Mayor Mike Wright said during Tuesday evening’s city council session…

County balances leaner 2010 budget

Ray County’s 2010 $4.14-million budget roughly follows a course set in 2009, commissioners say, with one small exception: The new budget gives all county employees, including sheriff’s deputies, a 2-percent…