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Drug education: theme of Coalition forum

When Sgt. Jason Henke signed up with the National Guard, he understood that going to war was a risk that came with the territory. What Henke didn’t know was that…

Bike organization for affordable housing makes stop in Richmond en route to San

Richmond residents may have noticed the large group of bicyclists that descended on Sonic July 12 around 3 p.m. But they weren’t just out on a summer ride; they were…

Board vote: No SROs to begin school year

Richmond R-XVI School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to enter the new school year without a uniformed resource officer at the district’s disposal. The vote comes on the heels of a…

Additional water deposit fee approved by City Council

Despite two last council-member protests, the Richmond City Council gave an additional water shut-off deposit and other measures a green light Tuesday. Councilwomen Marshia Lacy and Terrie Stanley both once…

Council leaves business license question alone

After deliberating for a month, Richmond’s Ordinance Committee is recommending that the city leave its business license-requirement ordinance alone. Ordinance Committee Chairman Roger Kepple informed the city council Tuesday evening…

Ray shelter among 3 state grant recipients

Ray County Humane Society President Carol Williamson was in Kansas City earlier today to accept a grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The ceremony was to take place at…

Orrick poised to exit DUI checkpoints

Wood Heights might soon be the last DUI checkpoint standing. Orrick’s Board of Aldermen hasn’t decided whether or not their city will keep aiding Rural Alcohol and Drug Enforcement (RADE)…

‘He’s written his name in your hearts’

His life may have been cut short, but Ryan Bunch died doing what he loved most – driving a big green tractor. He might have been touched – maybe overwhelmed…

Camden couple give city kids a day in the country

It’s not often that a business relationship leads to melted hearts and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But it’s what brought Diane Wolfe, an event planner who lives in Camden, and inner-city kids…

City firefighter schedules, OT under review

Ed Lee Swafford, Richmond’s interim city administrator, believes the time isn’t right to address the State Auditor’s recommendations on scheduling firefighters. The city can’t fully respond to the state’s firefighter…