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Regional tourism, economic development plan denied

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Publisher A first-time effort by four communities in three counties to create a comprehensive tourism plan to connect The Elms Hotel area in Excelsior Springs to…

Richmond school board maintains tax levy

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Property owners in Richmond won’t see a change in the taxes they pay to support their local schools. Richmond school board members approved a tax levy…

Neighbors voice concerns about drainage near pharmacy

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Staff The newly built Red Cross Pharmacy is frustrating its neighbors, some of whom aired their concerns to the Richmond City Council at a recent meeting.…

Area man receives 7 years in prison

Convictions include drug, sex and violent crimes By Jason Beets/Staff Writer A former Richmond resident has pleaded guilty in three separate criminal cases that spanned 18-month period for operating a…

End of an Era

Pointer’s Jewelers, a fixture of Richmond square, to close By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor 1858-2016. It’s been a long run for Richmond’s jewelry store, but Pointer’s Jewelers is closing Sept.…

Renewal of transportation tax on ballot

By Sara Seidel/Richmond News Editor A measure that would allow the City of Richmond to continue collecting a one-half of 1 percent transportation sales tax will be on the November…

Bicyclist who evaded police gets probation

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer A Richmond man who rode a bicycle while attempting to evade police will receive two years probation. Danny Declue, 31, on Aug. 9 pleaded guilty to…

Orrick BOE approves slight tax levy increase

By Jason Beets/Staff Writer Property owners in Orrick will pay slightly higher taxes to support the Orrick R-XI School District. Orrick school board members voted for a slight increase in…

School districts to tackle student attendance with court option

Parents could be punished for recurrent student absences By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer Local officials have created a Ray County Attendance Court to hold parents accountable if their children…

VFW 4398 highlights achievements

40th anniversary event By Jason Beets/Richmond News Staff Writer Veterans and family members ate cake and shared stories at the veteran’s building Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Richmond…