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Public safety, Empire contain Highway 10 leak within hours

Cooperation between Empire Gas officials and Richmond police, fire and public works enabled Missouri Highway 10 to reopen within hours of a gas leak reported on Friday morning. Richmond Fire…

Embracing a prayerful moment

Cpl. Neil Johnson of Troop A Highway Patrol holds his daughter Anna Grace, 3, as she cradles his face during prayer at the noon observance of the National Day of…

Gas leak closes part of Hwy. 10

A gas leak forced the rerouting of traffic around a three-block area of West Main Street and Missouri Highway 10 Friday morning. Ray County Emergency 911 dispatchers received a call…

City overlay street plan takes shape

The final cost isn’t set in stone, but the Richmond City Council knows which streets will receive overlays this spring and summer. The council’s Public Works Committee went ward-by-ward over…

Green Bean, a fixture on Richmond’s square, puts on a show when audiences least

Green Bean, a Double Headed Amazon Parrot, doesn’t really have two heads, but he does have a mind of his own. “I tell my friends he’s a closet talker,” said…

Orrick city saves $7,000 in benefits

For another month, Orrick’s financial news continues to be positive. Jeanie Cunningham, the city of Orrick’s employee-benefits broker, touched base Thursday evening with the Board of Aldermen concerning the city’s…

School year will end without SRO contract

With the school year drawing to a close, Richmond School Board and Richmond City Council still don’t have a school resource officer contract in sight. The Richmond School District remains…

Mud Run gains ground on Demo Derby

The Mushroom Festival Mud Run would have a natural advantage in any mudslinging contest with Ray County Fair’s popular demolition derby. But it’s the derby that still holds the edge…

Confusion cleared in Parks Board wood-chipping deal

A double-check has confirmed Richmond’s compost supervisor has all the qualifications to handle additional services for Richmond’s Parks Board. Current city compost site supervisor Rick Eiler raised a concern at…

Five shelter dogs adopted during Mushroom Festival event

Ray County Humane Society found homes for five dogs during this year’s Mushroom Festival, organizer Shirley Saulter said – a good number but down from years when rain hasn’t been…