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Candidate forum turns to debate

Richmond’s City Council Candidate forum town hall style made for an interesting debate between the established council and those seeking office. At the center of the debate was the growth…

Rural lawmakers not that far apart on Prop A funding

Democrats and Republicans in the Missouri House had a lot of things to argue about last week, including Proposition A funding for education. Budget Committee ranking Democrat Rachel Bringer D-Palmyra…

FEMA pulls the plug on new Hardin Fire Station

Once again the brakes have been put on Hardin’s new fire station. Hardin Mayor Bob McCorkendale said last week the city received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

Crowd of 80 hears council candidates sound off on issues

Emotions came boiling to the top during a Richmond City Council Candidate Forum Thursday night at the Farris Theatre. First Ward candidate Robert Cooper had to hold back tears when…

Councilmen think meeting structure should change

Over the last several months some former city councilmen have expressed their dislike at citizens not being able to speak during council meetings. It seems they are not alone. The…

Litigation could disrupt Mediacom service to Richmond

Cable TV and internet customers in the Richmond area may see their service disrupted. Mediacom Inc. supplies cable TV and high-speed internet service to the area, but a lawsuit involving…

Display keeps growing

The Jesse James display area upstairs at the Ray County Museum continues to grow. A display with different documents like the ones shown above is the newest feature. Included are…

BOE candidates answer questions from the public

Five candidates are running for two seats on the Richmond school board. Two of them are currently serving on the board; Dr. Brad Richey and Connie Taylor. Jeffrey “Tof” McWilliams,…

City approves engineering for South Wastewater Plant

The Richmond City Council took a gamble on Tuesday night, betting that voters will give approval on a bond issue in August to reconstruct and expand the South Wastewater Plant.…

Sewer bills set to increase next month

Richmond residents will notice an unwanted change in their water and sewer bills next month. A sewer increase that was approved last fall will go into effect on next month’s…