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Paving the way for new downtown overlays

Employees of Metro Asphalt of Independence paved Thornton Street and West North Main last Friday as part of the Downtown Revitalization Project. With the overlays complete, the project is now…

Guard asks for money to ship troop packages

The Family Readiness Group is sending Christmas care packages to the deployed National Guard soldiers in the 1128 Det-1 Forward Support Company. They are asking the community to donate money…

Medicare Part D sign-up brings questions, costs

The Medicare Part D sign-up period begins tomorrow and local help is gearing up for another season of hours of answering questions from concerned seniors. Ray County Fellowship Center Director…

Major benefit company warding against ID theft

One of the country’s largest plan benefit managers is now taking action against identity theft threats. St. Louis-based Express Scripts announced last week that it had received a threatening letter…

City clean-up scheduled for next week

The city of Richmond will begin its fall citywide clean-up next week. Monday, Nov. 17: Ward 4 Tuesday, Nov. 18: Ward 3 Wednesday, Nov. 19: Ward 2 Thursday, Nov. 20:…

Residents walk out of meeting over speech

Residents who attended last night’s city council meeting didn’t stay long. Some residents who attend city council meetings on a somewhat regular basis are not happy with the new public…

What is a “who”?

“You’re hearing voices, and there’s nothing there?!” The animals in the Jungle of Nool ridicule Horton the Elephant (Ashley Dodson, right) and the situation persists until Horton is put on…

Former director of RSVP program gets five years in prison

Jennifer J. Rugg, of Richmond, was sentenced to five years for a felony count of Stealing by Deceit on Nov. 5 in Ray County Circuit Court. Rugg has begun serving…

City looks for solutions to dangerous intersection

City officials are looking for solutions to an intersection that was the scene of two bike accidents within days of each other. The intersection in question is at Royle and…

Veterans Day extra special for Richmond family

What started out as a class writing assignment turned into a tender moment when Trystan Bever-Johnson read an essay during the Veterans Day assembly at Richmond Middle School, on Monday.…