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Area holiday happenings in abundant supply

‘Tis the season to be jolly,’ means so much more than shopping and rushing to “get to Christmas.” And nothing seems to touch the spirit more than music and children…

Nailing it down

Richard Boettcher with Action Concrete nails forms into place in preparation to pour the new tennis courts at Maurice Roberts Park on Monday afternoon. Boettcher and his co-workers took advantage…

City’s sewer system has staff scratching heads

Sewage is leaking in the street, but some city leaders say residents may be responsible for fixing the problem. Sewage is leaking along a portion of Franklin Street and some…

For those who have been nice

Madison Wilhite, 3, of Richmond wasn’t so sure of the jolly old man, but sat on Santa’s lap and had a conversation about the things she wanted for Christmas at…

Repairs on Lexington may have to wait

Street repairs on Lexington Street scheduled to begin sometime before spring may have to wait. Originally the Richmond City Council approved spending $13,500 on a new sewer and stormwater drainage…

Commissioners will roll out Web site soon

Those wishing to read the minutes of the Ray County Commissioner’s meetings will be able to do so via their Web site that should be running by the end of…

City hopes study determines fate of recreation

Some city leaders want to see if a YMCA can work in Richmond and others are joining. The Richmond Finance Committee decided Wednesday night to put $300 towards a feasibility…

School Board will discuss a list of safety issues

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Richmond school board members will be presented with a formal proposal for construction of a Dear Elementary tornado shelter and digital security cameras at all four…

Betterment program may make a comeback in Richmond

There’s been a lot of discussion around Richmond the last several months about economic development and planning, but not much of action. An economic development committee that was formed by…

Local schools are now addressing hunger

“When you don’t do your homework in the evening, what is the reason?” appeared as one of the questions in an open-ended survey given to school children in the Richmond…