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Council hears claim out of their jurisdiction

Tuesday evening’s Richmond City Council meeting might’ve made a mostly personal matter a public concern. In doing so, it spent 15 minutes dealing with a problem city officials admittedly can’t…

Ray-Caldwell bridge replacement set for 2010

Ray County will likely cross a long-time distressed bridge off its to-do list by the end of 2010. AVCO Construction, LLC, from Hamilton, should begin work replacing the SE Sader…

Firefighters get lesson on aerial truck

Richmond Fire Department Capt. Karl Carter and firefighter Marc Stigall listen carefully to Roger Kroeling, a certified trainer for Emergency Apparatus of St. Joseph. Learning the controls for raising the…

Closer but not close enough: 911 vote waits on more data

Bob Bond almost had it. Bond, Richmond’s Public Safety Committee chairman, had hoped the council could approve a contract consolidating the city’s 911 and dispatch services with Ray County. Negotiations…

If you like Halloween …then gather your courage and read on for ghastly happ

Halloween activities kick off with lots of little ghosts, ghouls and even super heroes and princesses in the annual Dear Elementary Halloween Costume Parade Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m.…

Full Employment Council addresses area businesses

Around 45 people representing 17 area businesses took part in the Ray County Business Retention forum last Wednesday at The 19th Hole restaurant in Richmond. The forum was sponsored by…

National Honor Society welcomes new inductees at RHS

Service. Leadership. Scholarship. Character. These are the four criteria that stand out in students selected to become a member of the National Honor Society. Richmond High School’s NHS chapter inducted…

Lanning announcement underscores Democrat dinner

Leaders and voters gathered, funds were raised and a candidate announced her candidacy for a district state representative’s seat Saturday at the Ray County Democrats’ Rally and Dinner. Following a…

Impeachment on agenda at Henrietta city meeting

Henrietta’s money troubles might soon cost Mayor Kelly Heber her seat. Henrietta’s Board of Aldermen meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in a special session to include impeachment procedure discussions. Alderman…

Schools trying to comply with state AYP standards

The state requires all school districts to be assessed based on the results of testing in communication arts, math, the district’s attendance rate and graduation rate, to determine if they…