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Reardon faces May 2011 trial in Thomas murder

One of Carol A. Thomas’s three alleged assailants now knows when he’ll face a jury. James P. Reardon of Independence will stand trial March 21, 2011, on one charge each…

Applications begin for Salvation Army’s back-to-school program

Judy Zilliox, a caseworker for the Salvation Army’s Emergency Services division in Richmond, isn’t far off when she estimates what school supplies can cost the average family. “It’s getting worse…

Sportsman’s Paradise

No one would confuse Sunshine Lake with Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock or Lake Taneycomo. There are no tourists, party boats or shops hawking sun block, wine coolers and…

Trials set for David, Roland Mohler

Two out of the six members of the Mohler family accused of rape received trial dates from a Clay County judge Thursday afternoon. Judge Larry Harman assigned Roland N. Mohler,…

Woodrail sewer issues back in city discussions

The Richmond Public Works Committee wants to give Woodrail subdivision residents answers to their questions about sewer repairs ­— almost as badly as residents of the subdivision want to hear…

Henrietta under boil order

The city of Henrietta has issued a boil order for water customers until further notice. Water for drinking should be boiled for two minutes. For more information, contact City Clerk…

Chamber’s American Celebration kicks off Fourth in grand style

The Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce invites Ray Countians everywhere to its annual American Celebration Friday July 2 at Southview Park in Richmond. The Crow Creek Band will kick off…

Orrick without PAT director

Superintendent Marcus Stucker reported at the June 21 Orrick School Board meeting that due to state budget cuts the district is down $163,000 from this time last year. Stucker said…

Committee taps TranSystems for school sidewalk project

Richmond officials don’t have a timeline or estimated cost of a Safe Routes To School project, but are positioned to name their engineering firm. After interviewing nine firms Wednesday afternoon,…

Water budget lacks wiggle room

If Finance Director Melanie Allwood can’t cut back Richmond’s water-fund spending, it won’t be because no one tried. Allwood told the city council Finance Committee Tuesday evening that water cuts…