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Learning to be a good passenger: School Bus Safety Week

Each weekday, parents and guardians trust their children to the drivers of those “big, yellow buses,” as children are whisked away to school each morning and brought home each afternoon.…

More RHS students taking ACT test

Richmond High School Principal Karen Southwick presented the school’s 2009 ACT findings at the Oct. monthly school board meeting. ACT is 50 years old this year. The test includes four…

Local schools top magazine’s ACT list

Ingram’s magazine listed three area schools in its 2008 rankings by average ACT scores in Kansas City’s 22 county area. Using data from questionaires, interviews with district personnel and public…

Wastewater, stormwater projects on the way

Richmond utility infrastructure projects could take major steps forward with the upcoming arrival of some high-dollar grants. Two community development block grants worth $4 million and $456,125 could arrive by…

Halloween fun begins this weekend

It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit – and it starts this weekend. If a theme were to be given for this Friday and Saturday, it would be “From…

Despite reservations, City Council passes budget

Richmond has a new budget. The Richmond City Council approved it Tuesday evening, 20 days into the fiscal year. It doesn’t project the reserves the Richmond City Council wanted. Several…

Daily News recognized with 5 Missouri Press news awards

The Richmond Daily News received five news awards in Missouri Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest on Oct. 17 in Kansas City. Among those was a third place in General…

Sr. Service Board, Fellowship Center at odds over funding

The Ray County Fellowship Center’s near-miss experience with losing funding might’ve revealed some bigger issues under the surface. Julie Anderson, the RCFC’s administrator, learned about the cuts last week, when…

U.S. service academy application deadline approaching

Students interested in a nomination to attend a U.S. military academy, including West Point, the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or Merchant Marine Academy, may write a letter of interest…

Kansas cars save Sheriff’s Department money

The Ray County Sheriff’s Department had to get far outside the box to save the county money. So far, in fact, the vehicle shopping expedition left Missouri. It might have…