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Concerts in the Park axed in city budget cuts

Bob Moses is hoping that June 7 isn’t remembered in Richmond as the Day the Music Died. Moses, organizer of weekly free music concerts at the Southview Park amphitheater, learned…

Poser of Purple Heart gets diversion

The U.S. Attorney and Timothy James Watkins, a Richmond man charged with impersonating a war hero, reached agreement May 26 on a pre-trial diversion that will require Watkins to perform…

Pool closed as city looks into health concerns

Health and safety concerns will keep the Richmond city pool closed Wednesday, and possibly later into this week. Richmond officials won’t re-open the Southview pool until they see results from…

Town square new site for farmers mkt.

The Richmond City Council will let downtown merchants take the reins in organizing the city’s 2010 Farmers Market. After June 14, Richmond’s Downtown Development Committee will shift the time and…

Courthouse stone, chimney work under way

For many homes and businesses, summer offers the opportunity to undergo much needed repairs and maintenance. The Ray County Courthouse is no exception and the scaffolding in front of the…

Robins on leave, board tables many items

The most newsworthy action at Tuesday’s Richmond School Board meeting was the lack of action – and the absence of Superintendent Jim Robins. With all seven board members present, the…

Hundreds of county residents brave weather to walk for cancer cure

When the doctor said “cancer,” Connie Taylor didn’t react. That wasn’t because she didn’t want to react. She couldn’t. “I totally shut down,” she said. “His lips were moving but…

Movie Gallery closing all U.S. stores

The Movie Gallery store at 801 E. South St. in Richmond is just one of the casualties of the company’s bankruptcy. In May, Movie Gallery announced its bankruptcy reorganization plan…

Carnahan swing stops in Richmond

She may have been a little late, but Secretary of State and Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan wasted no time when she arrived at the Ray County Library Saturday. Carnahan got…

County’s Relay for Life tonight

“Relay is For Everyone!” is a fitting theme for the Relay for Life of Ray County, which begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the Richmond High School track. The Relay,…