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Polo woman dies in car crash

A Polo woman lost her life Sunday night in a one car crash on Highway 13 near Fields Road. Jean L. Venable, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene. The…

Five year run from the law ends in Richmond

A man’s five-year run from law enforcement ended on Thursday at the Mushroom Festival. Matthew A. Land, 24, was arrested near Franklin and Camden streets Thursday night at about 10:40…

School district sends flu information packet home with students

Late last week Richmond school officials took extra precautions to warn parents about the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus. Each student was sent home with a two-page information packet from the…

Rumble and ride at Wristband Night

From left: Ethan Schreier, Sam Stevenson, Austin Pettiecord and Steven Medlock have a blast on the Scrambler, one of the many rides that were packed with eager ride-goers Thursday night…

Council wants lime sludge issue to go out for bid

The city’s lime sludge problem did not go away with a new council and continues to be an issue. The City Council on Tuesday night put the brakes on a…

Carnahan claims thousands to be disenfranchised from voting

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says a resolution passed by two House committees could disenfranchise up to 230,000 Missouri voters. Carnahan released a statement on Tuesday that outlined a study…

Area church volunteers put together nearly 16,000 Bibles for Mexico

Amidst cheers and applause, volunteers completed assembling 15,888 New Testaments Wednesday evening. Most of them will be taken to a village in Mexico this summer as part of a mission…

Fire departments team up to teach kids safety

What do reading, basketball and fire safety have in common? The triple combination led to a reward for students at Noah’s Ark Pre-School in Excelsior Springs. Firefighters from Richmond and…

County budget approved with no lay0ffs

Ray County Commissioners can maybe sleep better at night now that the several month process to develop a workable budget is finally over. Last week the Commissioners approved a budget…

State officials confirm swine flu case in Platte Co.

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri has one probable case of swine flu, according to the governor’s office. Gov. Jay Nixon announced Wednesday evening that the state has identified one possible case…