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Richmond News to publish twice weekly

The Richmond News will follow a small-market newspaper trend by converting from its present daily print newspaper cycle to publishing twice weekly in print beginning Oct. 18, 2010. On that…

MoDOT in midst of Highway 13 projects

For almost a month, drivers traveling Route 13 through Richmond have met delays thanks to road resurfacing. MoDOT road crews have been busy on the stretch from Route 10 to…

City to consider closing North Plant

A suggested alternate wastewater project could provide Richmond some addition by subtraction. The city council has directed incoming Richmond City Administrator Ron Brohammer to begin exploring the possible elimination of…

Ray County’s Civil War past on display, reenacted Sept. 25

Planning for the reenactment of two Ray County Civil War battles began 11 months ago, a big investment of time considering how long the battles of Fredericksburg and Albany actually…

Route D to close for 2 months

The Route D bridge over Crooked River, traveled by nearly 1,200 vehicles a day, is scheduled to close on Monday. MoDOT will completely replace the 56-year-old bridge and that section…

City, county work on Woodrail dilemma

No one has reached a definitive solution, but the options that could solve the sewer-bill issues that face Woodrail subdivision residents have been narrowed. Richmond Mayor Mike Wright and Eastern…

$2.5-million facelift for Shirkey under way

It’s been a one-year process of dotting “i”s and crossing “t”s, but the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation facility’s facelift has started hitting its stride. Shirkey Administrator Chris Brown reported that…

Ongoing roof leak repaired at courthouse

When it rained, the third-floor employees on the courthouse’s east side had reason to look up – and down. A combination of age, roof wear-and-tear and hail damage meant that…

Two city police officers resign from force

Barely a week after Police Chief Terri McWilliams’ departure, the Richmond Police Department now faces two more full-time vacancies. Public Safety Committee Chairman Bob Bond and Interim Police Chief Chad…

School Board advises renegotiation of Farris contract

Richmond School Board on Tuesday approved a $5,500 payment to continue using the Farris Theatre for plays, concerts and other events, but it directed Interim Superintendent Damon Kizzire to see…