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Are concert cuts on the horizon?

The Richmond Parks Board might soon hope a “less is more” approach can save Richmond’s Southview Park Amphitheater’s viability. Following a fiscal year 2010 budget that cut the venue’s funding…

Area businesses come to rescue of Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program

With time comes change and while some changes are not viewed in a positive light, this one has gone from dim to one that truly glistens. The Salvation Army Angel…

Christmas Extravaganza begins Friday

Over the weekend, Richmond square received a touch of Christmas. On Friday, the Christmas spirit continues with a Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce “before hours” get-together from 7:30 to 8:30…

Richmond BOE awards snow removal bid

Three businesses turned in bids for snow removal in the Richmond School District. Blaine Nolker, who has had the contract for the past few years, and Nobile Lawn Care each…

Prosecutor motions for trial continuance

Ray County’s interim prosecutor will push Tuesday to bump Ronald D. Wrisinger’s murder trial from late 2009 to early 2010. Bryan McMahon requested the continuance because he needs time to…

July storm requires courthouse roof repairs

A heavy July windstorm blew so hard, some of its fallout landed in November. The July 13 overnight winds shifted the Ray County Courthouse roof’s chimney and will result in…

Band hopes for new uniforms

From a distance the uniforms of the Richmond High School Marching Spartan Band still have the distinguished look associated with the band. The present uniforms were purchased in the mid-1980s.…

Deer season also opens Richmond’s annual Christmas Open House

The second weekend of November kicks off two holiday events: One is deer season and the other is Richmond’s annual Christmas Open House. Many local businesses and organizations are participating…

Red Ribbon Week balloon launch a hit with kids

Several balloons managed to wrestle their way from small hands in the breeze on Wednesday, but even that was exciting to Xander Carpenter as he points to one that got…

Keeney Creek battle goes to KC

When the sky opens up and even a few inches of rainfall comes down, Donnie Wilson and Linda Lauck can sometimes stand outside their home along northbound Highway 210 and…