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Mayor, Childers push for water rate increase

The Richmond City Council finance committee’s first sit-down meeting to discuss the city’s preliminary budget included some uneasy scenarios surrounding a possible 5 percent water rate increase. Still, City Administrator…

Back-to-school supplies a growing investment for parents

Brandi Claypole remembers the good ol’ days well. The Polo mother of four – in school ages pre-school thru sixth grade that head off to class this week – just…

First day for kindergarteners – and parents too

They came by bus, by car and on foot as this morning’s rains came and went. Faces without expression in many cases. Emotions were conflicting for many new kindergarteners and…

Lexington Chamber awarded license office

Gov. Jay Nixon’s new award system for motor license bureaus has granted the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce the office in Richmond. The Lexington chamber entered the winning bid to…

Richmond school staff gets lesson in safety

Noon is a busy time at Richmond Middle School. It should be. Depending on schedules, lunch is either beginning or ending for nearly everyone. Teachers and staff mill about amidst…

Stouffer to run against Skelton

A national “enough is enough” movement at town hall meetings across America has pushed a local state senator into a national congressional race. Missouri Senator Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, announced Saturday…

Lights to shine brighter for Bulldog football

Friday Night Lights will have a special meaning this year for the Hardin High School football team. New lights, poles and wiring have been installed to better illuminate Lee Meador…

County residents eligible for prescription discounts

Ray County residents may soon have a truly universal form of healthcare. The Ray County Board of Senior Services will begin distributing Ray County Prescription Discount Cards Aug. 19 at…

Joneses celebrate 50 years of marriage and music

Although she’s been married for nearly 50 years, Carole Jones never got that trip down the aisle. But on Aug. 15, she plans on doing just that, with her husband…

City undecided on back tax collection

The Richmond City Council is grappling with the fate of a city ordinance allowing the city to shut off water service to citizens with delinquent property tax bills. A memo…