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Council tables grant for DWI check points

The Richmond City Council has deferred a decision on a grant to purchase equipment for DWI checkpoints until further study. The council voted 7-1 Thursday night to send the grant…

Stucker says Orrick finances in good shape heading into next year

Orrick Superintendent Dr. Marcus Stucker said financially the district is in good shape with good, solid revenues. Stucker discussed the 2009-2010 budget at the Orrick Board of Education meeting on…

Council says no to bond issue in August

The former City Council took a gamble in March betting that voters would approve a bond issue for upgrades to the South Wastewater Plant. What they didn’t bet on was…

City and county discuss consolidation for 911

Consolidation for the Richmond and County 911 dispatch centers may not be that far away. The entire City Council, except for Jason Berning, attending the Ray County 911 Board meeting…

Boil order still in effect for Ward One

A boil order is still in effect for some residents of Ward One. The boil order advisory was issued because of a water line break earlier this week. Those who…

Wastewater plant construction estimates skyrocket

An already daunting task of asking taxpayers to fund another bond to pay for improvements to the city’s sewer system became even more staggering on Wednesday. City officials learned yesterday…

Argument at filling station turns violent

An argument between two men at the local Cenex filling station on Wednesday turned into a bloody fight with one man being arrested. A 45-year-old Richmond man was arrested and…

Firemen vote to join union

There were no surprises on Tuesday as Richmond firefighters voted unanimously to join the International Association of Firefighters Local 3133 out of Blue Springs, according to Fire Chief Lonnie Quick.…

Local events planned for Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day and an opportunity for Americans to honor those men and women who have died in the service of this country. Also known as Decoration…

St. Louis man’s death attributed to swine flu

A St. Louis County man died yesterday from medical complications he developed after coming down with a severe case of the flu caused by the 2009 H1N1 virus. The man,…