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House Bill 132 passage changes laws on liquor sales

On July 2, Governor Jay Nixon approved House Bill 132 that will change the laws regarding the sale of liquor in the state. At least one Richmond resident is happy…

Richmond BOE debates funding of school resource officers

With the possibility of no School Resource Officers (SROs), or just one for the 2009-2010 school year, the issue was discussed at the monthly board meeting held last night at…

By the Numbers: Council delves into annual audit

Where does the city financially stand? That was a theme of last night’s question and answer session with CPA Rick Westbrook, Finance Director Melanie Allwood and the Richmond City Council.…

‘Getting a little help from our friends’

“We are in a really great community of people,” said Wendy Weaver of Richmond. “I want people to know that.” Wendy was just one of many families affected by strong…

McWilliams reinstated – The question still remains: Who has final say – City Cou

Terri McWilliams’ reinstatement might end up raising as many questions as it answers. A five-member Richmond Police Personnel Board panel voted unanimously Tuesday evening to reinstate the embattled Richmond Police…

‘King of the Longest Slide’

“I’m the King of the Longest Slide,” said a smiling Neil Johnson, after his lengthy descent down the slippery slide on the last day of Vacation Bible School at the…

Citizens group supports embattled McWilliams

A frustrated, confused tone – including that of Richmond Mayor Lance Green – hovered at times at the newly formed Citizens for Promoting Richmond (CPR) meeting last night. The Richmond…

RHS cheerleaders make good showing at Maryville cheer camp

They’re seen at each game, the cheerleaders, who do so much to keep everyone in the game every moment. It takes a lot of time, work and fitness. Every cheer…

Council votes 7-1 to fire Police Chief

An emergency closed meeting of the Richmond City Council Friday resulted in the immediate termination of Police Chief Terri McWilliams. The council voted 7-1, with Councilman Jason Berning as the…

Committee considers housing city inmates at Ray County Jail

A possible change in Richmond’s city prisoner housing will hinge on a written guarantee regarding medical costs for prisoners, Richmond Police Chief Terri McWilliams indicated last week. A contract offered…