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Weather, music give Cruise Night a street fair feel

Jerry McCarter, an organizer of the Downtown District Committee Cruise Night, might’ve said it best about Saturday’s weather and nice turnout for an event shut down by rain on Oct.…

Decorum of a barroom brawl at first, only debate

Friday’s U.S. Senate candidate forum at Lake of the Ozarks could have easily been confused with a boxing match – or a barroom brawl. The forum was streamed live on…

Sex offender’s presence prompts fears

A registered sex offender’s presence in Richmond has raised concerns among citizens, police and school district officials. Interim Police Chief Chad Burnine has confirmed that his department is actively investigating…

Four-way stop may be in near future

It will take one more round of committee discussions before the Richmond City Council gets a Main and Institute stoplight decision. Just over two weeks ago, the Public Safety Committee…

‘Distinction’ for schools, despite tough economic times

At a time when the Richmond School District is cutting expenses and scraping to get by financially, it received welcomed news from the state education department. The district learned on…

Polo woman pleads to bank theft

Laurine K. Calvert, 55, of Polo, waived her right to a grand jury indictment and pleaded guilty on embezzling money from accounts at Bank Northwest in U.S. Western District Court…

Excelsior man charged with child molestation

An Excelsior Springs man, accused of a 2009 child molestation charge, was arrested last week and will make his next court appearance next month. Ray County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shawn…

Officials hail nearly completed ‘Lexington Gap’

LEXINGTON – There was a chill in the air, but that didn’t keep people from coming to celebrate the completion of the new lanes of Route 13 from Route 24…

R-XVI Board to begin superintendent search

A decision to once more consider replacing traffic lights with stop signs at the Main and Institute street intersection highlighted the Oct. 12 Richmond City Council meeting, as did the…

R-XVI Board approves $1M loan for payroll

The Richmond School District’s shrinking reserves have prompted the school board to approve a $1-million line of credit to ensure that its employees are paid on time. The action came…