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Chainsaws cleaning debris were in high gear; power restored to most customers

The Sonic Drive-In marquee in Richmond declared over the weekend “boil order lifted.” The people driving cars and trucks loaded down with wind-downed tree limbs had to think on that…

Harvesters serving more Ray County families

“For our last distribution day, June 24, we had 44 families show up. That’s up significantly,” said Pastor Fred Kelly of the Fleming Baptist Church where the Harvesters food is…

Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing

Like all of the other Dolphins swimmers, Abby Burton of Hardin lined up on the starting block. It gets quiet, tension builds and the whistle blows. Like all of the…

Torrential rains creates flooding, sewage problems

Mother Nature roared down on Richmond around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, ravaging trees and knocking out power to around 1,500 area residents. The entire town was littered with leaves, limbs…

Numerous downed lines result in power outage

The toppled south side of a Richmond building slowed restoring power to the city, preliminary reports from Kansas City Power & Light and Richmond Police said. As of 10:30 a.m.…

Main breaks create fallout

It seemed Wednesday evening that for every water drop spilled from two of Richmond’s major water mains, a question or concerned rolled out into the open as well. The Richmond…

Comedian brings his schtick to the Farris for benefit

The Greg Warren Comedy Show will be at the Farris Theatre Sunday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Richmond Education Foundation, the evening is an opportunity for couples…

Delinquent taxes on the rise

Delinquent taxes appear poised to continue a trend and rise again this year – and there’s not necessarily a lot the county can do about it, according to Ray County…

Time to strut your stuff at the Fair

This week marks the kickoff for the Ray County Fair. Participants are finishing projects, getting their animals ready, cleaning gear and putting the final touch on what they will be…

Recycling parks on Purcell’s wish list

Bill Purcell has hopes the Richmond Parks Board and the city of Richmond has plans for recycling as big as his vision. After a brief presentation to the Richmond Parks…