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City prepares SRO counter-offer

The Richmond City Council has submitted a counter-offer on a school resource officer contract with the Richmond School District. After declining the district’s offer of up to $20,000 for one…

Raider’s last chapter set in stone

Murrell Thomas doesn’t have much to keep him company these days but an old Jack Russell tied to the shed and a cat that runs at the sight of company.…

City audit goes public Monday

Richmond citizens and officials will receive the city’s state audit report this coming Monday evening. Audit Manager Todd Schuler of the state auditor’s Kansas City office will be joined by…

Council declines grants

Richmond will politely tell the state of Missouri “Thanks, but no thanks” for a public safety grant it considered and the same for one from the Department of Justice. The…

Clerk’s role becomes information gatekeeper

Item one on interim City Administrator Ed Lee Swafford’s agenda: shorten the line of communication between city administration and council. In his first week on the job, Swafford directed that…

Corps cuts water release to ease flood potential

Heavy weekend rain, swollen streams and a forecast of additional rain this week have prompted the Corps of Engineers to cut back on upriver reservoir releases and mobilize its emergency…

Water OK, city pool re-opens

Richmond’s Southview Pool is once more open for business. The pool re-opened Friday after a brief closure due to a bacterial-infection scare, said City Administrator Ed Lee Swafford and Mayor…

All smiles for 2010 Miss Ray County

Newly selected Miss Ray County Sarah Craven of Hardin laughs while outgoing queen Taylor Cotton has trouble pining her crown Saturday at the Miss Ray County Pageant. Craven, a student…

Two hurt in area accidents

Two drivers escaped a Friday-morning three-vehicle accident without injury, but a third sustained broken bones. The accident occurred when the 2007 GMC pickup truck driven by Nathan C. Inzerillo of…

Six-year-old fundraises for ALS

Five-year-old Emmalee O’Dell was selling cool drinks at a garage sale in her grandmother’s backyard in Richmond. Sales were brisk, and Peggy Powell wondered what her granddaughter planned to do…