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Tug-of-war: Maintenance vs. rates

Richmond’s water monster goads people into a tug-of-war. One side tugs for keeping up maintenance, even if it means citizens have to pay a little more at a time. The…

Harvesters reports record-high food distribution in August

Since Oct. 2008, Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming, has been a food distribution agency for Harvesters in Kansas City. Pastor Fred Kelly and Janice Haynes, director, at Fleming Baptist Church…

Renfro Clinic to host ‘Dog Jog’

In the first event of its kind in this area, Renfro Veterinary Services invites individuals and their favorite canine to accompany them at the “Dog Jog” event coming to Richmond,…

Council battles inflation, costs

Richmond has a water monster. It doesn’t call a lake or pond home. It flows in pipes and likes roaring during City Council and committee meetings. It doesn’t eat people…

Childers to consult county on 911 options

Richmond City Administrator Rick Childers wants to turn a few more stones, looking for options before merging 911 services. Childers will meet Friday at 10 a.m. with the Ray County…

Peterson walks council through Water/Sewer 101

Ron Peterson’s first Powerpoint slide set an immediate tone. “The end of history’s great societies can be traced back to the failure to maintain its infrastructure,” the slide read, from…

Rose pleads guilty to 7 felony counts

A Liberty woman pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of three people and to felony assault charges for injuries of four minor children from a 2008 car accident…

Backpack Program now in all of Richmond schools

The Backpack Club program is now a part of all four Richmond schools, though it is not a program under the district’s jurisdiction. After hearing several teachers’ comments regarding hungry…

Numerous committee meetings slated for Council members

The Richmond City Council met Tuesday evening, making up for the postponed Tuesday Aug. 25 meeting. City officials rescheduled the meeting out of respect for late Ray County Presiding Commissioner…

Richmond’s water woes: an overview

This is the first piece in a five-part series dissecting Richmond’s struggle to control water rates, while maintaining the quality of its infrastructure. This installment is an overview of the…