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City Council asked to help track Census

With greater finances at stake, comes greater oversight expectations. So if Richmond officials value being masters of their own fates, the U.S. Census Bureau encourages tracking its 2010 Census carefully.…

Going green makes money for Sunrise school

Fourth-grade teacher Stephanie Gawbdzinski’s worried that she’s going to be asked how to spell her last name. But Gawbdzinski had an easier task on Tuesday: describing how Thomas Obbink, her…

Antique truck a sign of Ray-Carroll Fuels’ progression

Bob Littleton, manager of Ray-Carroll Fuels, has only to look outside to remember how things have changed since he began working for the company. Parked in the lot at 807…

Newcomer gets an introduction to ghosts at the museum

The things people can’t explain don’t always go “bump” in the night. Sometimes, they just don’t bump at all. That’s why paranormal investigators, or “ghost-hunters,” do what they do: so…

Tom Adams: A coach and leader in life

He doesn’t pace the sidelines anymore, but Tom Adams, known then and always as Coach, is still making an impact on his former players and students, as well as current…

Filings heat up for some Ray County positions

A Roy Blunt-Robin Carnahan matchup in November for the Senate seat currently held by Kit Bond is a foregone conclusion in Missouri political circles. But it ignores August primaries in…

Winter plays havoc on city streets, snow removal

Mother Nature must have figured Richmond’s citizens needed just one more weather-related inconvenience.The latest winter-weather stint created a problem the city hasn’t dealt with so far this season, according to…

Calling Richmond home, Jains happy to be part of area

Some corporate chains have a disconnect with the towns they serve – something that Richmond KFC/Taco Bell owner Rajeev Jain didn’t wasn’t to emulate. Jain has strived to make his…

2 residents injured in Clay Co. wreck

Three area residents sustained injuries – two serious – when their vehicle hit an electrical pole on Route H, near 124th Street in Clay County Thursday. Lisa M. Roush, 36,…

‘Unsung heroes” honored for making lunch for RHS kids

A lot’s changed in Rose Mary Happy’s 40 years making desserts for Richmond students, but there’s one constant: her cinnamon rolls. Since 1969, when Happy went to work for the…